Six & Main is our online store where we show love to local artisans from our sister markets across the nation. | Photo by 6AM City
We’re head over heels for our readers. As we enter the month of love, we want to show our love by helping you choose the sweetest gifts from our online shop,Six & Main,which showcases local artists and small businesses from around the country.
Whether you plan to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other, friends, or family — or simply by treating yourself — these goods will have you falling in love at first sight.
Smell the love 🕯️ Let the mood fill the room with this rosemary sage candle by Resolute Candles, or smell the aroma of Venice with this bellini candle by Wixology Candle Company.
Wear the love ❤️ For the jewelry lovers, check out these heart necklaces from Eleven + Jane. What’s even sweeter? There are matching heart earrings to go with it. If you’d rather don on a love-inspired shirt, this flamingo button-down from Block + Ink is the perfect fit.
There’s more love to go around. Click the button below to explore the entire Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
“200 Years, 200 Stories” | Monday, Jan. 30-Wednesday, Sept. 13 | Times vary | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond | Free | The anniversary exhibition draws on the human stories that library staff members, researchers, educators, students and visitors have teased out of this cacophony of materials.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Taking Your Writing to the Next Level | Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 6-8 p.m. | Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St., Richmond | $5-$17 | A panel of writers at this James River Writers event will help you define success for yourself with tips to keep moving forward.
Dave Isay Talk | Thursday, Feb. 2 | 8-9:30 a.m. | ChamberRVA, 919 E. Main St., Richmond | Free | Sign up for this breakfast presentation for an intimate conversation with the founder of StoryCorps and One Small Step.
Friday, Feb. 3
First Fridays for the Whole Family | Friday, Feb. 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond | Free | Get free admission to the museum and enjoy happy hour, food trucks, music, and family fun.
The city is closing parts of Cary Street Road and Libbie Avenue to replace a sewer main that DPU says is “at risk of imminent failure.” The project is expected to last around seven months. Get more details. ⚠️ (ABC8 News)
Mayor Levar Stoney will give the State of the City addresstomorrow at 7 p.m. at Main Street Station. It is free and open to the public; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Penny’s Wine Shopwill open its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Jackson Ward. The shop and restaurant is the result of a collaboration between RichWine RVA and chef Emmanual Baiden. It will share the space with Stoplight Gelato in the spring and summer. 🍷 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The Broadberry’s concert series on Brown’s Island is returning this summer with a Young The Giant show on Tuesday, July 18. The alt-rock group will be joined by Milky Chance and Rosa Linn. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 3. 🎶
The Carpenter Theatre will host the East Coast premiere of the ballet “Firebird,” performed by Richmond Ballet. The show will include an opening performance of “Serenade.” Performances will take place Feb. 17-19 with tickets starting at $25. 🩰
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We’ve heard some yummy suggestions for our next food passport already. | Graphic by RICtoday
Last year, we made our first unofficial food passport — an interactive map of local spots serving chicken wings.
We’re gearing up to make another map this year, and we can’t do it without your help. We’ve heard a few suggestions already — our shortlist of possible subjects includes tacos, grilled cheese, ramen, and soup.
If any of those strike your fancy, or you’ve got another idea, send us your thoughts at the button below. And if you’re now craving wings, we’ve already got you covered.
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