What’s Booming RVA: Catch ’em While You Can!

By Annie Tobey | August 31st, 2023

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

For What's Booming, Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, 2023, in Richmond VA. Catch ’em While You Can! Image: Salem Fair midway, by Larry Metayer

Three more days of the Chesterfield County Fair, the Flying Squirrels will be leaving the nest after next week’s home stand, and Patsey Henry and ALO are popping up for just one day. On the other hand, “POTUS” is just beginning, and you won’t want to miss this LOL satire! Check out these Top picks in “What’s Booming RVA: Catch ’em While You Can!”

Chesterfield County Fair

Through Sept. 2 at the fairgrounds at Chesterfield Courthouse

Rides, food, games, competitions, entertainment, and fun! Through Sept. 2 at the fairgrounds at Chesterfield Courthouse.


“POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”

Sept. 1 to Oct. 1 at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, Richmond

When the President spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis after letting out a certain four-letter word, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. The regional premiere of the bold, irreverent modern satire.


Meet Patsey Henry

Sept. 3, liberty-or-death speech reenactment at 1:30 p.m., Patsey Henry at 3 p.m., at St. John’s Church, Richmond

Patrick Henry’s eldest child (presented by living history interpreter Debbie Phillips) comes to Church Hill, speaking of her father’s political career, her mother who struggled with mental illness, and more.


Atomic Light Orchestra

Sept. 3, 7 p.m., at The Tin Pan, Richmond

The six-piece Baltimore Electric Light Orchestra tribute band performs fan favorite songs.


Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Akron RubberDucks

Through Sept. 10 at The Diamond, Richmond

Catch ’em while you can for the last home team stand of the season. Go Nutz and have Funn with professional baseball, giveaways, and fireworks on featured nights. For your chance to score a pair of free tickets, follow our Tuesday Boomer newsletter or Facebook.


Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides Catch ’em While You Can

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured flavor of the week:

A Taste of Vermont: Food, drink, shopping, and more, at three lovely towns

And lots more events to throw on your calendar:

Aug. 31 to Sept. 7 PLUS Down-the-Road events

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