What’s Booming RVA: Saluting Veterans and Deep Thoughts

November 10th, 2022

Our picks of Richmond-area events, Nov. 10 to 17

Come on Over image from Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for What's Booming: Salutes to Veterans and Deep Thoughts

Fill your heart with veterans’ salutes, your mind with deep thoughts, your ears with music, and your bellies with cider. In this week’s “What’s Booming RVA: Saluting Veterans and Deep Thoughts.”

Veterans Day

Nov. 11, at various locations

If you’re a veteran (thank you for your service) or simply one who appreciates those who have sacrificed for freedom, honor those who have served in the American Armed Forces at one of these Veterans Day events in Richmond.


Virginia Cider Week

Nov. 11 to Nov. 20 at locations throughout Richmond and the Commonwealth

This traditional Virginia beverage has made a comeback. Be a part of the renaissance as you enjoy the fruits of creation at Richmond-area cider makers, including Buskey Cider, Blue Bee Cider, Courthouse Creek Cider, and Bryant’s Cider. Buskey Cider Week events include a guest cider showcase (Nov. 15), Virginia cider-themed trivia night (Nov. 16), and release of Buskey Hewe’s Crab Apple Cider (take a sip – or many – of one of Virginia’s heirloom apples!) + Cider Club Party (Nov. 18). Nov. 18, noon to 10 p.m.



Amil Kassir, Storytelling Activist and Poet

Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Cousins Theatre at Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond

Amal Kassir turns her lived experience as an American-born Muslim of Syrian heritage into fiery spoken word poetry and storytelling activism. Her work is urgent and decries hatred, violence, and discrimination of all kinds. But the heart of her work is also brimming with hope, a concept present in her very name. In Arabic, “Amal” means “hope,” and she brings hope to her presentations.


Come on Over

Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen

Georgia Rogers Farmer and Josh Wortham present a rollicking evening of specialty cabaret. The Southern songstress performs an eclectic mix of songs and stories, plus crafts and special prizes.


Life, Liberty & Happiness: New Perspectives on Founding Ideas – FREE!

Nov. 15, 6 p.m. at the Valentine First Freedom Center, Richmond

Explore the evolution and contemporary relevance of America’s founding philosophies. Parking validation is available for the City Parking deck at 1410 E. Cary St.


UR Jazz Ensemble & Little Big Band – FREE!

Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond

Contemporary jazz with the University of Richmond’s premiere student jazz musicians, with guest saxophonist Tom Christensen.


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

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