What’s Booming RVA: One Day Tomorrow

By Annie Tobey | January 11th, 2024

Boomer’s top picks for the week ahead

Celebrate optimism and hope for a better tomorrow with events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the eternally optimistic red-headed “Annie,” and ten recommended habits for good citizens. Plus top short videos and films and lots of laughs. All in “What’s Booming RVA: One Day Tomorrow.”

James River Short Film Showcase

Jan. 11 and 12 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

The James River Film Society annual juried film competition spotlights the year’s best short videos / films selected from international entrants.


Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate MLK

Jan. 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond

A concert for all ages from the Richmond Symphony, honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his inspiring message.


National Day of Racial Healing Concert

Jan. 16, 7 p.m., at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Richmond

Soul-stirring music from classic to Motown, poetry, and canvas art honors the day inspired by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in a message of hope and inclusion. Proceeds benefit CTVA.


VCU Keynote Celebration 2024

Jan. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond.

Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with VCU faculty, staff, students, and community partners, celebrating efforts to build a community of hope, inspiration, and service through the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Jan. 16 to 21, 2024, at Altria Theater, Richmond

Broadway in Richmond presents the iconic, heartwarming musical of hope and optimism. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner. Take your hard-knock sentiments and turn them into smiles.


Marshall Scholar Series: Richard Haass

Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m., at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Richmond

The author discusses his book, “The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens,” on what citizens must do to protect American democracy.


Night of 1,000 Laughs

Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Firehouse Theatre, Richmond

Comedy three ways offers lots of laughs: improv, sketch, and stand-up.


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

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