vol. 72 / sláinte

vol. 72 / sláinte ☘


This week, we've got nothing about green beer or magic leprechauns. At Here. we believe that the good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

We designed this newsletter to require participation. Less reading, more doing. Pick which unexpected St. Patrick's Day items appeal to you, then grab some friends and get out there!

James River

Film Festival

The James River Film Festival, an annual event since 1994 designed for the cinematic soul, is upon us once again. Organized by James River Film Society, this year’s festival runs through March 18 and is dedicated to the art of film and film as art. Betzy Bromberg, who’s made experimental films since 1976 and is one of the most important voices in avant-garde cinema today, will serve as a distinguished guest this year. You can catch an exhibition of her early works (in 16mm) at VCU’s Grace Street Theater on Friday and her later works on Saturday at the Byrd Theatre. On Sunday there will be a St. Patrick’s Day edition of Strange Projections at Gallery5 with live mixing of Leprechaun (1993), on VHS starring Jennifer Aniston, and The Cranberries on CASSETTE! The plan is to fade the sounds of both in and out throughout the film! Not to mention, a Silent Music/Revival, Fraggle Rock with puppet creators, experimental double features, and more throughout the weekend. 



A plethora of cinematic adventures runs through March 18 at VMFA, The Byrd Theatre, The Circuit Arcade Bar, VCU's Grace Street Theater, and more! 
26th Annual James River Film Festival

Historic Evergreen


Before your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, consider a giveback initiative in this place we love to call home. On Saturday, Enrichmond Foundation will meet at Historic Evergreen Cemetery for a volunteer cleanup day. Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 10,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect. Join the crew by signing up at HandsOn Greater Richmond! Volunteer tasks include clearing overgrowth, trash pickup, and grave marker recording. Tools will be provided.   



Saturday, March 16, 23, and 30
9 a.m - 12 p.m.
Historic Evergreen Cemetery Volunteer Days


Love RVA

Sure, you can hit up the traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebrations (Shamrock the BlockSt. Paddy’s Day Street Festival at Sine, Traditional Irish Wake at O'Toole'sSt. Paddy’s Day Parking Lot Party at District 5, and Gold Rush Opening Day at Kabana Rooftop). But while you're out and about looking for shenanigans, swing by the Richmond Coin Laundry (2501 N. 25th Street) and share a few quarters with Laundry Love RVA. This ongoing event is about doing community differently, being with neighbors, and sharing your spare change and time. Designed to help neighbors who could use an extra hand with their laundry expenses, Laundry Love requires no special skills or time commitment. Simply drop off change or detergent, pass out some change, dispense soap, help fold laundry, or just offer a listening ear. We guarantee it will be better than green beer.


The third Saturday of every month
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Laundry Love RVA

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