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RVA 5×5 | Substantial Doubt of Competency, More Meals Tax Issues

While the Mayor and friends were busy celebrating the AAA bond rating upgrade atop City Hall, inside the lower levels the city continues to fall apart. Most notably, the meals tax fiasco that we were told was being handled and improved is showing more and different...

‘VASK8R’ | Starting Over at the Local Roller Rink

The rules are simple: don't get in anyone’s way and try to look good while doing it. The warehouse off Williamsburg Blvd mimics many of the same buildings near the Richmond International Airport. But on Wednesday night, when many of the local businesses have locked...

Join the Mission: Becoming a Foster Parent in Richmond

Last month was Foster Care Awareness Month, so we reached out to Alexa Reitz, the Program Director of the Richmond Regional Center at UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) to get some insight into how this all works. The conversation shed light on the critical role...

Lewis Ginter’s New Vibe: Kyle Epps’ Artistry in Full Bloom

It’s been long-known that the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is Richmond’s horticultural Eden. You might even know Lewis Ginter was a notoriously generous philanthropist who established the eponymous park and The Jefferson Hotel. But if you go to the park this Summer,...

Wave That Flag! Richmond’s Pride 2024 Events Are Here to Slay

We are a little late on this but Virginia Pride has unveiled the schedule for its annual "Endless Summer of Pride" campaign, a celebration of the Richmond region's LGBTQ community. The campaign kicked off on May 31 with a pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall,...

Can You Dig It? Richmond’s ‘Game of Shrooms’ is On!

This Saturday, June 8, you’re in for a quirky twist on your morning jaunt around Richmond. Prepare to encounter some wildly creative, fungus-fueled art installations as the 'Game of Shrooms' returns to sprinkle its spores around the globe—and right here in River City....

Richmond Driver in a Hurry Versus Massive Sinkhole

On Thursday afternoon, a vehicle was swallowed by a sinkhole on Strawberry Street in Richmond, close to the Department of Motor Vehicles, following a water main break that had occurred earlier in the day. The Richmond Police Department received a report of the sinkhole at 1:42 p.m. and promptly responded to the scene. Upon arrival, officers...

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Richmond-sinkhole-2024_RVA Magazine

Richmond Comedian Patrick Logan Will Make You Laugh

Hello readers! In today's edition, we're diving back into the world of Richmond comedy and chatting with Patrick Logan, the host of "Another Round of Comedy" at Another Round Bar and Grill in Richmond, Virginia. Patrick is a rising star in the local comedy scene, and we go in on a bunch of stuff — so, grab a seat and join us as we explore the...

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Richmond comedian Patrick Logan Interview by Gabriel Santamaria 2024

The Richmond Gun Hole Goes Viral

Twitter phenomenon to rival Chicago's Rat Hole UPDATE January 31st, 2024: The Richmond Gun Hole has been filled with cement by the city after several residents complain. Original reporting below:Communication on Twitter for the people of Richmond is once again thriving. The art of microblogging activities in Richmond has become a fun pastime,...

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Richmond The Rudolph Killer

Originally posted on Jon Balie's RVA 5x5 Substack, which you can follow HERE.The Dominion Energy Richmond Christmas Parade is a fun, annual rite for many; not as well-known as some other parades, perhaps, but it is still a fun morning filling up and filing down Broad Street from the Science Museum to Downtown.  Except for 2010.  In the...

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Rudolph Balloon Christmas Parade Tragedy Richmond 2010

The Halloweek 2023 Photo Dump!

Halloweek 2023 has wrapped, but the memories linger! Let's rewind to the All Saints Theater Company's spooktacular parade in Oregon Hill. Hope the vibes were as electric for you as they were for us. Catch you next year!If you haven't gotten your fill just yet, there are still plenty of spooky and fall related activities for the season that...

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Halloweek 2023 Photo Gallery CJ Payne

Get Your Groan On! Richmond’s Zombie Walk Turns 18!

If you don't already know about the Richmond Zombie Walk, it's our town's party for the undead, and it's one of the fun things Richmonders look forward to every year. For its 18th haunting go-round, this zombie parade took Carytown by storm—moaning, shambling, and doing the creep like you wouldn't believe. This isn't just a walk; it's a living...

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Richmond Zombie Walk 2023, photos by Dave Parrish

Artist Morgan Bassichis Talks About Their Little Ditties

As of September 1, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been hosting More Little Ditties, a video installation by Morgan Bassichis. It remains until January 4, 2024. Christian Detres sat down with the artist to discuss their collection and how it relates to everything from the collective trauma of COVID-19, to the ongoing conflict in...

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Morgan Bassichis x ICA 2023