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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

Oh baby ...

Your favorite Rep T-Shirt now comes in miniature!

With all the baby showers and new little Richmonders popping up, the Rep Onesie is the perfect gift. Plus, it's just as soft and cozy as our t-shirt.
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vol. 65 / enrich
vol. 65 / enrich 🗻

VOL. 65  /  ENRICH
This week, we wanted to give you the warm and fuzzies - but without the snow. So, a few ways to warm your heart, your cheeks and your belly.

'Tis the season!

The Giving


If you're like us, you wish you did more to give back. To help you with this, we try to identify worthy, turnkey opportunities so you can get right to doing good.

Just launched in the last week, The Giving Wall connects the urgent, unique needs of those living in poverty in Richmond to those who want to help. One might need a pair of boots, help fixing a car, or a boost to cover a small debt.

This is where you come in. You can easily browse those needs on The Giving Wall website, then select which you'd like to support. The Giving Wall staff vetts every request and ensures the delivery of your sponsored good or service.

Check the site out, and let's give this young organization some early momentum.



17th Street

Farmers Market

At this point in the month, we are straight market-ed out. So relax when we invite you to another market.

Long under construction, the 17th Street Farmers Market is gracing downtown once again. You won't be buying goods just yet, but why not go ice skating and scope the new scene out? Don't know what to do with the fam over the holidays? Get them out and moving on the ice, then hit a restaurant to fuel back up! We're excited to see this Farmers Market blossom this spring.



Baking Co.

Admittedly, we have a sweet tooth. But it's our job to follow all the bakeries in town and tell you when one is onto something, right? Listen up, we've got a good one.

We’ve had our eye on Lark Baking Co. for a while now and have tried all their tasty treats served at Ironclad Coffee.

But then we noticed something intriguing. Their Mechanicsville location - now serving breakfast (read: biscuits) - is repeatedly selling out. And their Christmas orders are fully booked. There's some serious demand for this scratch kitchen, and we are willing to get in line for it. Question is, when do we go? Breakfast? Friday date night for cake by the slice? Solid options...


Prints Are Flying!

Our limited collection of Kate Magee x Here prints are selling fast!

See which prints are left, and pick up your orders from our office Friday, December 21.

Friends tell friends about Here.

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vol. 61 / grace
vol. 61 / grace 🌰

VOL. 61  /  GRACE

This week, we’ve lined up one opportunity to give thanks and two ways to spend time with family (or take a break from them).

Next week, we’ve got all of your holiday shopping covered. BUT if you’re really itching to start shopping now, check out our little Black Friday deal below.

Thank you for being a member!

Christmas Store

in Church Hill

Every year, the Church Hill Wellness Center opens its “Christmas Store” as a charitable shop for kids. For just $5, parents can take home toys and clothing for their children as Christmas gifts. The money collected from the store is then used as a neighborhood fuel assistance fund for the winter months.

You can support the center by donating warm winter clothing and new children’s games and toys to be offered in the Christmas Store. Gifts for children, ages newborn to 12 years old, are all appreciated. They are currently in great need of toys for 7-10-year-old children.


donations due by Wednesday, December 5


On Cary

The Jasper is rocking its best holiday garb for the season. The cocktail bar will transform into Miracle on Cary Street to offer seasonally-themed cocktails such as the Snowball Old Fashioned and And A Partridge In A Pear Tree. Surely there are a few jokes here about holiday spirits.

Originally a New York City holiday pop-up bar, Miracle is launching more than 50 locations across the country for the 2018 season - we’re obviously most excited for The Jasper’s take!

Sounds like the perfect shopping break to us. See you there!


November 23 - December 31


On Grove

We were sorry to lose the Westhampton Theater at Libbie and Grove two years ago, but we've been pleasantly surprised by the new development.

Case in point: the opening of Taste. If you've ever been to their locations in Eastern Virginia, then you know. If you've never visited this sandwich shop and market, then this holiday weekend might be the right time for a first visit.

Snag some last-minute Thanksgiving host gifts, and then sit down in the café for one of their signature sandwiches like the Boardwalk or Freemason. We’ve also got our eyes on the Fall special Crab Cake sandwich and the Fall Farmstand salad. Just wait until you try the house dressing...


Early Black Friday

Kick start your Black Friday shopping with our RIC gear.

Now through Cyber Monday, use code GOODTIDINGS for 20% off tees and onesies.