What’s Booming RVA: Your Favorite Things
Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead
We borrowed our headline from the creative marketing minds behind the Science Museum of Virginia’s week of favorite things, but it’s clever, and apt. Boomer presents a long-time favorite Richmond singer, a beloved Christmas story (presented in a distinctive manner), a funny take on classic Sherlock Holmes, and small-town caroling. All in “What’s Booming RVA: Your Favorite Things.”
Susan Greenbaum Band Holiday Show
Dec. 21, 8 p.m., at The Tin Pan, Richmond
This singer-songwriter has a big voice and plenty of talent in a little body with a lot of soul and RVA love. Although based in Richmond, fans across the region and the U.S.
Virginia Theatre Machine’s “A Christmas Carol”
Dec. 21 to 23 at Firehouse Theatre, Richmond
One musician, two actors, and 10 puppets play multiple characters of all ages, genders, and ghostly varieties in this creative take on the holiday classic story. They explore emotions that transport the audience from hope, to laughter, to pity, to shock, to love, to despair.
“Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
Dec. 22 to Jan. 21, 3 p.m., at Hanover Tavern, Hanover Courthouse
A murderously funny twist on “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” To find the killer, Holmes and Watson brave the desolate moors, encountering a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, and disguises, as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.
Caroling by John Alley
Dec. 23, 5 p.m., in Downtown Ashland
Light Up the Tracks in Downtown Ashland presents an old-fashioned holiday experience. Roaming carolers begin with a singalong before strolling and singing down the rail side streets. FREE.
Favorite Things at the Science Museum of Virginia
Dec. 26 to 31, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
What better time of year to experience a winning combination of favorite science-is-fun programming, from Dome features and live demos to tapas taste testing (space food or insects, anyone?), collaborative building, and more.
Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.
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