What’s Booming RVA: Drink Wine, Explore Truth

By Annie Tobey | February 22nd, 2024

Boomer’s top picks for the week ahead

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This week, Boomer highlights 10 days of culinary events, a film and a play that explore American truth, an Asian celebration, and orchids. All in “What’s Booming RVA: Drink Wine, Explore Truth.”

“Current: A Descendant’s Journey for Truth”

Feb. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Library of Virginia

This documentary film follows rivers and pathways that carried enslaved people to Virginia and other places of bondage and resistance. It includes commentary by Virginia artists, teachers, students, historians, family history researchers, faith leaders, social justice advocates, and others. Preview Virginia portions of this documentary and participate in a discussion with the producer, director, and other team members. FREE, registration required.


Orchids: Let’s Celebrate

Feb. 23 to 25, 2024, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The Virginia Orchid Society presents its annual show, with hundreds of orchids on display, lectures for beginners and experienced growers, vendor sales of orchids and accessories, and an art exhibit.


Virginia Wine Expo

Feb.23 to March 3 at a variety of venues around Richmond
Walk-Around Grand Tastings at Main Street Station, Richmond

Walk-Around Grand Tastings feature wines from Virginia and 2024 highlighted regions – Italy and Oregon – and other wines from around the world, as well as taste dozens of spirits, ciders, and meads from Virginia. Other special events appeal to spirits enthusiasts and foodies as well, for experiences and educational seminars – wine dinners, themed events, such as SMOKED!, Oyster Eat, Tequilabamba, Bacchanalia, and POP ITALIA! And more.


Lunar New Year Asian Street Food Festival

Feb. 24, noon to 6 p.m., at Stone Brewing, Richmond

Get a taste of Asia with an extensive collection of food vendors, performances, and artists, crafters, and healers.


“To Kill a Mockingbird”

Feb. 27 to March 2 at Altria Theater, Richmond

Harper Lee’s powerful, moving 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel comes to the stage. Academy Award-winning Aaron Sorkin adapted the story, which opened on Broadway in 2018. Richard Thomas plays Atticus Finch.


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

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides exploring truth and drinking wine

An agave field at sunset. By Jcfotografo. For article on tastes of tequila event, TequilabambaFood and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured flavor of the week:

Tequilabamba: Learn about the fascinating world of mezcals

And lots more events to throw on your calendar:

Our complete curated list, February 22 to 29, plus announcements + Down-the-Road events

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