vol. 68 / connect

vol. 68 / connect 💌


We’re back from hiatus! Thanks to your support, our little newsletter has grown. Starting this month, Here. is now part of Richmond Grid magazine! Otherwise, our mission remains the same: to thoughtfully connect you to the best of Richmond. Now let’s get back to exploring this place we call home.

Happy Valentine’s Day. We love ya! 


& Biscuit

L-O-V-E is in the air at Tang & Biscuit, RVA’s first shuffleboard social house, in Scott’s Addition. We're talking 10 regulation-size, floor shuffleboard courts, a 50-foot bar serving up Tang-inspired cocktails and beer, an innovative kitchen, and multiple games like giant Connect Four, Jenga, ping-pong, and more. Tonight, Tang & Biscuit will kick things off with their first Singles Shuffleboard Mixer. Grab a tang and some biscuits and hit the courts; everyone is invited to mix and mingle. Maybe you’ll meet your match. They'll have plenty of themed drinks and $2 off all shareables. 

And get this, if you head over to Tang & Biscuit this weekend and tell them Here. sent you, they'll give you a big ol' scoop of Tang Sorbet, an exclusive flavor they created with Gelati Celesti, for free! Because nothing says love like free dessert. 




Virago Spirits, a hidden gem in RVA, is keeping things sweet for Valentine’s Day with a rum and chocolates pairing with Gearharts Fine Chocolates tonight in their tasting room. Virago offers luxe lounge seating and a cozy fireplace with an inspiring panoramic mural by Richmond artist Emily Herr. Throughout February, Virago is featuring special cocktails by guest bartender from the Shaved Duck, Craig Gordon. One sip and you’ll see why Virago’s Four-Port Rum just won the Gold Medal in the 2019 World Beverage Competition in the Gold Rum category!

Tip: We recommend going with the Old Fashioned or Milk Punch paired with Be Mayan, Maya, dark chocolate accented with cinnamon, orange, and smoky ancho chile.




If you're looking to spread some love far beyond RVA, head to the center of Monroe Park and look for a large shipping container painted gold. Here you'll find the Richmond Portal, a new public art initiative designed to spark dialogue between communities that wouldn’t otherwise find an opportunity to interact. Richmonders are invited to step inside the shipping container, outfitted with video conferencing, for an immersive audiovisual experience that connects you with someone else in one of over 40 portals around the world. 

The Richmond Portal, as with all Portals, is free and open to the public for 20-minute sessions. Upcoming opportunities include a chance to talk, collaborate, debate, and play with others in Portals located in Gaza City; Berlin, Germany; Herat, Afghanistan; and Erbil, Iraq. And if you have ideas about special programming and ways to use the Richmond Portal to further connect, reach out to richmond@sharedstudios.com



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