What’s Booming RVA: Notes of Nostalgia

By Annie Tobey | March 23rd, 2023

Plus a day for the dogs, an Irish party, and inspiring women

AJ Croce and his late father, Jim Croce, for the Croce Plays Croce concert event. Run for doggies, dance with bagpipers, learn from spunky women, and tap your toes: “What’s Booming RVA: Notes of Nostalgia.” Image

Run for the doggies, dance with the bagpipers, learn from spunky women, and tap your toes to the music of a boomer’s youth. In this week’s “What’s Booming RVA: Notes of Nostalgia.”

Dog Jog, 5k and Block Party

March 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richmond SPCA, Richmond

After the races – a 5k race, a kids’ run, and a 1-mile dog jog, settle in for a party filled with music, performances, food trucks, beer, wine, and more. Choose the virtual run option, if you’d prefer. All in support of the Richmond SPCA

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The Irish Festival

March 25 to 26 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Church Hill, Richmond

The annual festival has been celebrating Irish heritage for more than 35 years, with music, food, vendors, games, Irish and Highland dance, and more. Yes, bagpipes included.


A Woman’s Place is in the House … of Delegates

March 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Library of Virginia, Richmond

In 1923, the first women won election to the Virginia House of Delegates. In the century since, 109 women have served. How have women battled Virginia’s “old boys’ network”? House members Del. Betsy Carr, Del. Carrie Coyner, Del. Charniele Herring, and Del. Vivian Watts will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and changes they have experienced. FREE, registration required.


Burt Bacharach Tribute Show

March 29, 6 to 9 p.m., at Hardywood, Richmond

The Butter Bean Jazz Quartet’s featured artists Charles Arthur and Laura Anne Singh present music of the talented late composer.


Croce Plays Croce

March 29, 7:30 p.m., at The National, Richmond

A.J. Croce performs songs by his late father, Jim Croce, along with his own tunes and songs that influenced both father and son.


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

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides notes of nostalgia

Food and more fun to fill your plate

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Rise to the occasion with buttermilk biscuits

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