What’s Booming RVA: Asian Foods and Outdoor Fun
Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead
Start the weekend with a new season of Flowers After 5, get active at Dominion Riverrock, then feast on Lebanese and Asian cuisine and culture – and more! All in “What’s Booming RVA: Asian Foods and Outdoor Fun.”
Flowers After 5
May 18, each Thursday through Sept. 7, 5 to 9 p.m., at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond
Returning to the Garden for the season, the weekly event is included in admission, featuring food and drink vendors, music, and freedom to wander the gardens – and the latest exhibition, “Incanto.” Second and fourth Thursdays are also Fidos After 5, welcoming leashed dogs.
“The House Is on Fire” Author Discussion
May 18, 7 to 9 p.m., at Book People’s new location, 10464 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico
Richmond author Rachel Beanland discusses her fictional book based on the historic Richmond theatre fire in 1811. Four very different characters take action when the theater goes up in flames in the middle of the performance.
Dominion Energy Riverrock
May 19 to 21, on and around Brown’s Island, Richmond
Be a part of the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival. Play, participate, or simply spectate – air dogs, kayaking, trail runs, slacklining, bouldering, music, food and drink vendors, and so much more.
38th Annual Lebanese Food Festival
May 19 to 21 at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, Glen Allen
Take in authentic Lebanese culture, including delicious foods, distinctive music, and delightful dancing.
The 25th Annual Asian American Celebration
May 20, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond
Learn about and celebrate Asian American communities through cultural performances, culture booths, activities, food, and vendors. Communities represented include Afghan, Bangladesh, Burmese, Bhutanese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Lebanese, Laotian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Nepali, Pakistani, Singaporean, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.
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