What's Booming: Wrestling Rings, Guitar Strings and Summer Flings

July 17th, 2017

The best events this week to peel you off your couch.


It’s summertime, which could mean one thing and absolutely one thing only: The Richmond Symphony Summer Series. Enjoy the combination of the RSO, VCU and U of R for this casual and aurally delightful ear candy that only happens when it gets warm. Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse.

For you Ashland residents out there (or, actually, anyone because … cars), check out the stringed, folksy, Celtic duo called House of Hamill at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m.

You love the VMFA. We all do. Those immaculate exhibits, the ancient art, that gorgeous garden. It’s a cultural staple in Richmond. But have you ever seen the VMFA let its hair down? VMFA After Hours is here again, Saturday at 7 p.m. at the museum’s Leslie Cheek Theatre. Filled with live music performances, stand-up comedy and a dance party so that you too can let your hair down.

Even if it’s not your thing, please just note what’s happening on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. at the Richmond Coliseum. I’ll give you a hint: a lot of yelling in stretchy clothes.

Mamma Mia … here we go again. Your favorite Abba-inspired musical is back in Richmond for two nights only! Which means … hurry up and get your tickets already. Tuesday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

Oh, and speaking of musicals … have I got the musical of all musicals for you musical lovers. Musical of Musicals: The Musical is uh – well, pretty self-explanatory. A delightful blend of show tunes, flashy lights and spoof. Now through August 19 at the Swift Creek Mill Theatre. And hey, we did a review of it!

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