What’s Booming: It’s Pardi Gras Time in Ashland

By Steve Cook | February 24th, 2022

A little of everything this week from high-class to Dixieland brass to blasts from the past.


Mardi Gras mask and beads photo by Michael Flippo Dreamstime. What's Booming, Richmond? Fun from Pardi Gras to Rachmaninoff, from high-class to Dixieland brass, from laughs to blasts from the past. Image

The Richmond Region offers a little of everything this week from, from Pardi Gras to Rachmaninoff, from high-class to Dixieland brass, from laughs to blasts from the past.


Pardi Gras

Saturday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in Downtown Ashland

It’s the inaugural Ashland Pardi Gras celebration. Enjoy live Dixieland music, Creole-inspired food and beverages, festive décor, and beads. See the link for list of participating venues in Downtown Ashland.

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Ravishing Rachmaninoff

Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb 27 at the Carpenter Theatre, Richmond

The Richmond Symphony performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5

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Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias – Back on Tour

Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center

One of the nation’s top stand-up comedians and star of Mr. Iglesias, the popular Netflix comedy series, brings his act to Virginia State’s multi-purpose center in Petersburg.

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Luther Re-lives

Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Tin Pan, Richmond

William “Smooth” Wardlaw looks like, talks like, laughs like, and, yes, sings like Luther Vandross in this consummate tribute show.

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Firehouse Radio Players

Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre, Richmond.

Travel back to the golden days of radio as the Firehouse Radio Players present new comedies in the form of old-time radio shows.

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This week’s dining and the featured happy hour …

The Aberdeen Barn in Charlottesville, Virginia

And lots more events to throw on your calendar

In the latest What’s Booming newsletter.

For Mardi Gras travel, but a little less wild, head to Mobile, Alabama

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