What’s Booming RVA: Makin’ Cake and Counting Birds

February 16th, 2023

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Dasha Kelly Hamilton of "Makin' Cake." Richmond's diverse entertainment continues this week with bird counts, Oscar films, ballet and symphony, old-time radio, and “Makin’ Cake.”

The diversity of entertainment in Richmond continues this week with bird counts, Oscar-nominated films, ballet and symphonic music, old-time radio performances, and a creative play – “Makin’ Cake” – and eatin’ cake.

Two Weeks of Oscar Nominees

Feb. 17 to 20 at Ashland Theatre, Ashland

The historic little theater that could presents 9 different movies from Feb. 17 to 26, including Oscar-nominated films “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Women Talking,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” and “The Whale.”


“Firebird” and “Serenade”

Feb. 17 to 19 at Dominion Energy Center at Carpenter Theatre

The Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Symphony present two masterful blends of dance and music. “Serenade” was choreographed by George Balanchine and set to the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. “Firebird” is the story of a prince, 13 princesses and the Firebird battling an evil sorcerer, accompanied by the music of Igor Stravinsky: powerful choreography by Ma Cong, and striking costumes, sets, and lighting.


Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to noon, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond

Feb. 17 to 20, wherever you are!

Every February, people from all over the world help scientists better understand global bird populations by counting and logging birds during a 15-minute period. You can participate wherever you are, then upload your findings.


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

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides Makin’ Cake and Counting Birds

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured restaurant:

Feast at the Fall Line Kitchen and Bar

And lots more events to throw on your calendar:

Feb. 16 to 23, coming soon + Down-the-Road events

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