What’s Booming RVA: Scintillating Memories to Somber Memorials

December 1st, 2022

Our top 5 event picks, Dec. 1 to 8

A Very Postmodern Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing, but that’s not all that’s happening! From the scintillating memories of “Dirty Dancing” to talented local musicians and murder mystery authors to a somber remembrance of Virginia service members. In this week’s “What’s Booming RVA: Scintillating Memories to Somber Memorials.”

‘Dirty Dancing’ in Concert

Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Altria Theater, Richmond

Relive the memories in this classic film’s first live film-to-concert experience … on a full-size cinema screen, with a live band and singers performing the film’s iconic songs. Afterwards, the band and singers host an encore party where you can sing and dance along to your favorite “Dirty Dancing” songs. After all, nobody puts you in a corner!


Flashlight Tag with Album Release and Guest Stars

Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Tin Pan, Richmond

The band celebrates the holidays and the release of their new album, “Don’t Blink,” with an evening of fun shenanigans. Guests include BJ Kocen, Sarah White, Vexine, Arthur Grant, David Hunter, and John Henneberger. PJs, holiday sweaters, and holiday character cosplay encouraged.


Felony Flavor and Managing Murder

Dec. 4 at noon at Ashland Theater, Ashland

An afternoon of cozy mystery talks with Fountain Bookstore’s panel discussions and book signings with authors of culinary mysteries and small business sleuths.


A Very Postmodern Christmas

Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at Altria Theater, Richmond

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox features a rotating retro collective of vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists mashing up timeless holiday classics with today’s pop hits in vintage styles like ’20s hot jazz, doo wop, and Motown.


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Dec. 7, 11 a.m., at the Virginia War Memorial, Richmond

The Navy League of the United States, Richmond Council, and the Virginia War Memorial host the 81st annual ceremony honoring fellow Virginians and all American service members who died during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. The event will include speaker Captain Gregory “Chaser” Keithley, United States Navy (Retired), plus the presentation of wreaths, accompanied by reading of names and tolling of the ship’s bell from the USS Virginia. The Memorial will also offer the documentary “Pearl Harbor” along with ongoing exhibits.


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