What’s Booming RVA: Honor Service Dogs and the Earth
Can New York City really produce great bluegrass music?
Be part of the Virginia War Memorial’s “.9 for K9s” and the annual RVA Environmental Film Festival, plus NYC bluegrass (really!), a cidery anniversary, and a theatrical premiere. All part of What’s Booming: Honor Service Dogs and the Earth.
“Cross Stitch Bandits” World Premiere
March 9-19, at Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Energy Center, Richmond
For the past 27 years, David has dutifully climbed the ranks at the same engineering firm and placed his family on a trajectory for success, but his retirement party soon divulges into him scrambling to get everyone’s lives back on track. From Cadence’s Pipeline New Works Fellowship.
Damn Tall Buildings
March 9, 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, Richmond
Brooklyn, NY’s bluegrass trio has been called “The Carter Family for the millennial generation.” The group is a tight, harmonizing, swinging trio that specializes in bluegrass but also expertly ventures through jazz, ragtime, country swing, and contemporary singer-songwriter styles.
13th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival
See website for a complete list of films and venues
The local film festival kicks off with “Wildcat,” the story of a veteran’s healing journey as he cares for an orphaned baby ocelot (March 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond). The festival continues March 11 to 12 at the Byrd Theatre, Richmond, with other showings through March 21 at venues throughout the community. The lineup includes films for all ages and covers environmental topics such as forest conservation, climate change, sea life, pollinator decline, and more. All films are FREE.
K9 Veterans Day: Memorial Dog Walk
March 11, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Virginia War Memorial, Richmond
In honor of all military and service dogs, the Virginia War Memorial is inviting dogs and their owners to a honor service dogs on a commemorative walk, the inaugural “.9k for K-9s,” with stops to remember military service dogs throughout history. Other events include dog caricature portraits, dog cake decorating, and more. FREE, but registration is required (online or between 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. before the main event).
Six-Year Anniversary of Courthouse Creek Cider
March 11 to 12 at Courthouse Creek Cider, Goochland
Celebrating community, family, and friends with favorite family recipes – think cod in house marinara, park and passila, and Sonoma salad – and ciders paired with house-spiced nuts and cheese, vintage reserve ciders, and more.
Check websites for more details, including prices, Covid policies, and registration requirements.
More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides the chance to honor service dogs and the earth
Food and more fun to fill your plate
Boomer’s featured flavor of the week:
A new ice cream entry in the hot Richmond dairy competition: Jeni’s Scoop Shop in Carytown
And lots more events to throw on your calendar:
March 9 to 16, coming soon + Women’s History Month and Down-the-Road events