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I swooned for Lewis Ginter’s Oktoberfest Brunch

On Saturday, October 18, I had the pleasure of going to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for its very first annual Oktoberfest Beer Brunch, held at the Robins Tea House. The Robins Tea House and Center of the Universe Brewing Company teamed up to create a four-course brunch menu, each paired with a beer perfectly chosen to compliment and bring out the flavors of each dish.

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Total Craft Beer Chaos: Municipal Waste invades Hardywood

Municipal Waste held a very special hometown gig last month over at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery--and if you missed it, you missed out on a pretty amazing night!

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Sharon Van Etten talks therapy and mystery (or lack thereof) before her show at Jefferson Theater Friday

Sharon Van Etten's work has always been super personal and provides an experience that can really be summed up best as emotionally harrowing. Since her debut in 2009, the Brooklyn singer has been candid about the fact that her songs are a form of therapy for her. Her latest album, Are We There, is just her embracing the honest vulnerability of therapy more than ever.

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Video Fan Forever: Kickstarter campaign seeks to fund documentary on RVA video institution

It's been nearly three decades since Video Fan opened its doors on Strawberry St in the Fan, and long after most video rental places have come and gone, it's still going strong. A Kickstarter campaign launched today seeks to keep it that way.

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'Dinner With Igor' spotlights VCU grad's candid shots of porn stars (and others) with mouths full

The abundance of film and digital-based photographers has grown significantly over the past five years. With the likes of Instagram, people can now use the quickness of digital to document their lives. But film-photography allows individuals to have a warmth and intimacy that maybe digital cannot always provide. And for one VCU grad-turned-pro, these candid shots stand out enough to be collected in a book. But he needs your help.

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Meet Strangeways' “Gourd of Thunder,” our official Halloweek Beer

Our friends at Strangeways always provide amazing and unique beers. Last year we were very excited to have their beers at our Halloweek events and Hanger party. Now this year, for Halloweek 2014, we are excited to have their special Imperial Pumpkin “Gourd Of Thunder” as our official Beer of Halloweek.

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Witness the 1925 Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment at the Byrd Theater Friday 10/24

As Halloween festivities erupt all over Richmond, like the undead bursting forth from their graves, there is one Richmond tradition that is, perhaps, more unique than any other event in the week leading up to Hallow's Eve.

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The National's new ownership promises bigger and better changes

A considerable amount of buzz was created in the last few last weeks when AEG Live, a Los Angeles-based entertainment group, announced it had acquired the National and the Norva.

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 10/22-10/28

FEATURE SHOW
Friday, October 24, 9 PM
White Laces, Diamond Center, Sundials, Heavy Midgets @ The Broadberry - $7 (order tickets HERE)

OK yes we were just talking about a White Laces show a couple weeks ago but that was in a different context and this show is nearly as important in its own way so once again, you have no excuse to miss it!

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Washington R-Words Week Eight Recap: Hell to the R-Words

[WARNING: I will be using the term "R-Words" throughout this article because I have no idea what's right anymore]

Kirk Cousins walked a little slower than normal into the R-Words facility, his head bouncing back and forth from one side of his chest to the other.

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