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Carytown Merchants' Association aims to spread holiday cheer by handing out surprise gifts to shoppers

This holiday season, as you're rushing around Carytown in search of stocking stuffers after listening to "Jingle Bell Rock" for the millionth time, don't be alarmed if a friendly stranger hands you a gift.

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The Holding Company to offer Richmonders snuggles for a price

"Professional cuddling offers soothing touch and comfort in a safe, calm environment," says Mary Tucker, a local business woman who hopes to open RVA's first cuddling salon, The Holding Company.

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The Babadook comes to Movieland this Friday - Go see it

Through tactful scares and sickening doubt, The Babadook has proven itself to be the most frightening film of the year. Carefully balancing familiar horror tropes with gut-wrenching family drama, The Babadook lures viewers into an odd sense of stasis, then scares the shit out of them.

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The Black Keys: Still Badass from the Nosebleed Seats

I love the Black Keys, but I fully did not expect to go to this show. Knowing that it was at the Coliseum, I figured it wouldn’t be as intimate a show as it may have been at the National. However, when I was gifted tickets, there was no deterring me from going, regardless of the fact that I would be sitting in the farthest possible section from the stage.

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Learn how to legalize pot in VA with RVA NORML at Cary St. Cafe, Sunday 12/14 @ noon

Washington, D.C. has recently been making moves towards the legalization of marijuana. Although the bill is expected to meet resistance on the capital steps, many Virginians have wondered what impact the legalization of pot so close to home could have.

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Local business owner hopes to have city streamline small business applications

Starting a small business in Richmond can be a bit of a hassle. Some call the city's current procedures and requirements exceedingly extensive; for some, starting an organization may not even be worth the trouble. That is, unless Heide Trepanier’s petition is accepted to City Council.

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RVA Shows You Must See 12/10-12/16

FEATURE SHOW
Saturday, December 13, 4 PM
River City Barn Dance Holiday Hoedown, feat. Andy Vaughan & the Driveline, Loversville, Cary Street Ramblers @ Hardywood - Free!

I'm late to the party on this one, folks--River City Barn Dance is a monthly event that Andy Vaughan has been putting on around Richmond for something like two years now (maybe longer? Two years ago was when I first heard about it). It brings together the finest country sounds coming out of RVA right now with some old-time square-dancing fun, and mixes the whole thing with the excellent craft beer always on tap at Hardywood.

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Death Grips release new brutal track

The industrial/hip hop project of rapper Stefan Burnett, drummer Zach Hill, and producer Andy Morin may have called it quits earlier this year, but they've still got one more album to release, and the first single is totally fucking brutal.

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Best of RVA Missed Connections 12/2-12/10

The holiday spirit is in the air, and New Years Eve is fast approaching. These two occasions are a mix of ups and downs--love, hatred, and jealousy merging together to make for a ambivalent season for some.

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Win Tickets to see Justin Townes Earle at the Modlin Center!

If you like outlaw country, classic Americana, or any other kind of great music, you should definitely be excited about this one. Justin Townes Earle is headed to Richmond in a couple of months, bringing his outstanding songs to the Modlin Center on Wednesday, February 25.

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