What’s Booming RVA: Stroll Memory Lane with ‘Style’

By Annie Tobey | July 11th, 2024

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

Tomatoes, used for Hanover Tomatoes - What's Booming (and Stroll Down Memory Lane)

Load up on Hanover tomatoes, catch ponies, theater, and comedy, and take a stroll down memory lane with old “Style” photos. In “What’s Booming RVA: Stroll Memory Lane with ‘Style.’”

Opening Day at Colonial Downs

July 11 to Sept. 7 at Colonial Downs, New Kent

Thursdays through Saturdays see action at the track, with Thirsty Thursdays, Party at the Downs each Friday, and Saturday special events. FREE for parking and general admission.


Hanover Tomato Festival

July 12 to 13 at Pole Green Park, Mechanicsville

An annual outdoor family and pet-friendly festival with delicious tomato dishes: tomato pie, BLTs, and more. Plus select agriculture, handcraft, and artisan vendors, tomato-themed children’s and family activities and delicious Hanover tomatoes for purchase. FREE.


“The Roommate”

July 12 to 21 at HATTheatre, Richmond

In a play described as “the Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad,” Sharon, in her mid-50s, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-50s, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely.


“Sounds Funny Band with Micah ‘Bam-Bamm’ White”

July 13, 8 p.m., at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, Richmond

This local long-time musician and comedian will have you laughing and thinking, singing and dancing. Get there early and bring a picnic basket and connect with friends and family.


Portraits: The “Style Weekly” Photograph Archive – FREE Admission Day

FREE on July 14, exhibition runs July 11 to May 16, at The Valentine, Richmond

“Style Weekly” was Richmond’s alternative source of culture, arts, opinion, and local issues. It started in 1982, telling news with readers through words and photographs. This exhibition includes photographs selected from the archive.


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

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides a stroll down memory lane

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured flavor of the week:

Tomato and Beer Pairings: Two BLT sandwiches in the foreground on a cutting board, a mug of beer in the background. By Alexpro9500

Pair your tomato goodies with local craft beer!

And more to throw on your calendar:


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