What’s Booming: Tragedy, Comedy, Bluegrass, and Blues

By Steve Cook | February 17th, 2022

Plus a generous dose of inspiration

Adorable raccoon face, topped by the word "Untamed," promoting an event that is part of the RVA Environmental Film Festival. In this week's What’s Booming: Tragedy, Comedy, Bluegrass, and Blues

Make no mistake, the big little Richmond Region offers a diversity of events for a variety of people. Are you a tree hugger? We’ve got your trees! Do you drink tea with your pinky out? Check. Is laughter your best medicine? Richmond has a doctor ready to fill your prescription. If your musical tastes include classical, classic jazz, or bluegrass, you’ve got a place to tap your feet. All in this week’s What’s Booming: Tragedy, Comedy, Bluegrass, and Blues.

Richmond Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Friday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Carpenter Theater, Richmond

Malcolm Burns choreography coupled with Prokofiev’s soaring score create the perfect presentation of Shakespeare’s epic tale of love and loss.

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RVA Environmental Film Festival

Friday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Mar. 4.

Primarily a virtual event (saves on gas, after all), but some films will be screened at select locations around town – and all are FREE! Check individual events on the website for details.


Bert Kreischer – The Bertie Boy Tour Relapse

Sunday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Altria Theater, Richmond

A star of stage, screen, and podcasts, Bert Kreischer brings his offbeat brand of comedy to town.


‘Forever Ella’ w/ Desiree Roots and Friends

Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen.

Enjoy award-winning singer and actor Desiree Roots as Ella Fitzgerald on stage.


The Punch Brothers

Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at The National, Richmond

This bluegrass group, featuring mandolinist Chris Thile, has spent the last decade changing the face of acoustic music.


Check with individual venues for COVID-19 policies.

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In the What’s Booming newsletter for Feb. 17, 2022

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