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Our Richmond Barfly’s Happy Hour List 2024 

Picking a spot for happy hour in downtown Richmond can be a pain. But don't worry, we've got you covered. If we've missed your favorite haunt, need to update the information or you want your business included, just reach out. We’ll be adding to this list as we go...

RVA 5×5 | Green on Dock Street

The James River is (literally) what made and unifies Richmond. The Fall Line and the separation of the tidal from the freshwater and the rockfalls created our River City. And the city has for decades now embraced it and is the one thing that unites the entire Richmond...

The Only Richmond Juneteenth Bash You Need to Be At

This June 19, 2024, in observation of Juneteenth 2024, Cassidy Snider brings together and curates her third annual celebration concert. Sharing the stage with a wide range of Richmond music artists of color each bringing diverse musical styles from Songwriters, MC’s,...

Photos from the sold out Dale Watson show at Get Tight Lounge

Last week, Get Tight Lounge in Richmond was packed for a sold-out show featuring none other than Dale Watson, the torchbearer of classic honky-tonk. The atmosphere was electric, and the crowd was buzzing as photographer Ben Lahoussine captured an unforgettable...

‘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...

Update on The Pharrell Movie Shooting in Richmond, VA

As we reported a few weeks ago, Pharrell and director Michel Gondry are coming to Richmond and now we have more information to share. As reported by The Virginian-Pilot, the production of a movie musical based on the childhood of Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams is set to make a significant economic impact on Virginia. With a total...

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Main photo of group N.E.R.D. by Jai Lennard featuring Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams & Shay Haley

A Deep Dive of the James River Film Festival 2024

The James River Film Festival, now in its 30th year, spanned two weekends in April 2024. It began with screenings at Studio Two Three, then moved to the Richmond Public Library, the Grace Street Theater, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and concluded with a full day at the Byrd Theatre. Over its storied three decades, the event has taken...

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James River Film Festival Deep Dive written by and photos by Todd Raviotta RVA Magazine 2024

Will 225 People Watch ‘Predator’ With Us at the Byrd?

“You’re one ugly motherfucker.”   — Major Dutch Schaefer, upon making first contact with an Alien species. Since humanity has looked to the stars, a singular question has lingered over our non-terrestrial endeavors — are we alone up there in the night sky? Throughout the ages, many philosophers and cosmologists have attempted to untangle...

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Predator at the Byrd Theatre_RVA Magazine 2024

We Have Your James River Film Festival Lineup Right Here!

Starting tonight, the James River Film Festival, presented by the volunteers that make up the James River Film Society, marks its 30th anniversary, showcasing an exceptional selection of films that resonate with the heart and soul of cinema enthusiasts. Since its inception in 1994, this festival has been a cornerstone of Richmond's cultural...

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James River Film Festival 2024_RVA Magazine

Reel Support! Tuesday Movie Nights at The Byrd Theatre with RVA Mag

Does having drinks while watching classic moves in one of the country's last remaining Grand Movie Palaces sound like a perfect Tuesday night? Rhetorical question — IT IS. This is why we’re thrilled to announce a new movie night to help fundraise for the preservation of the Byrd Theatre in Carytown.  For the next three months, we’ll...

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RVA Magazine Movie Nights at The Byrd Theatre 2024

Virginia Icon Pharrell Williams is Coming To Town

A musical based on Pharrell Williams' childhood is set to be filmed in Richmond. It's a coming-of-age story set in 1977 Virginia Beach, drawing from Williams' upbringing in the Atlantis Apartments. Williams will produce, and Michel Gondry, known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, will direct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07-QBnEkgXU...

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Pharrell Williams comes to Richmond to shoot musical_RVA Magazine 2024