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River City Richmond is the magazine devoted to covering the people, the places, the businesses, and everything else that make Richmond a great place to live, work, and play. We are proud of our publication, and want to make sure it continues to reach the people who live and shop in the River City. For some time, our advertisers, our readers, and other business leaders have been telling us that Richmond needs a magazine devoted to the arts, entertainment, dining, and the attractions that make this such a wonderful place to live. River City Magazine is just such a publication. In fact, we are confident that it is the area’s premier magazine for the arts, the dining, and the entertainment offered here.

Text of NOV/DEC 2012 River City Richmond Magazine

  • COVERCOVER

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  • EVENTSCalendar of Events

    ARTSCraving Creativity?Discover your inner artist by enrolling in

    art classes or a local workshop

    DESTINATIONSNashvilleLet the music call you home to the Country

    Music Capital of the World

    Places to LingerExplore all of Richmonds places to pass

    your time while warming your bones

    WRITERS BLOCKBrian Rock

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    See whats happening on the events calendar!

    Check out Europa and other local hot spots on page 12

    [CONTENTS]

    FLAVORScoop du JourIn Search of...International Cuisine

    Poes Pub

    Richmonds Most Misunderstood Bar

    BACKSTAGELive with Three Sheets to the Wind

    RAISING THE BARWhere Can You Get A Drink Around Here? Part IIICheck out the best winter cocktails

    River City has to offer

    NovemberDecember 2012

    Special Winter IssueEntertainment and relaxing cafes sure to warm your heart this winter season

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  • A PUBLICATION OF

    ALL ARTICLES AND CONTENTS OF THIS MAGAZINE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE OPINIONS OR THOUGHTS OF RIVER CITY RICHMOND, ADVERTISING CONCEPTS,INC OR THE PUBLISHER

    RiveR City RiChmond is published bi-monthly by Advertising Concepts, Inc.6301 Harbourside Drive, Suite 100 Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 639-9994 Richmondnavigator.comFacebook.com/RichmondnavigatorEmail us at [email protected] All rights reserved. Any reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.

    PRESIDENT/PUBLISHERWilliam J. Davis, Jr.

    VICE-PRESIDENT/PUBLISHERCheryl T. Davis

    MANAGING EDITORAlaina Rauth

    CREATIVE DIRECTORSTrey TylerLorraine Meade

    ADVERTISING CONSULTANTSJared DavisAnn SmallSteve CookCatherine Oakley

    DISTRIBUTION MANAGERBarry Cook

    PHOTOGRAPHERSTim Hill, Robert Thomas,Zach Wingold, Liz Reese,Julie Cook

    CONTRIBUTORSSteve CookJody RathgebMeagan MooreShonda Morrissette

    ABOUT THE COVERWarm up this winter with

    cocktails from Can Can such as

    the Shady Grove, photographed

    by Liz Reese. Turn to page 28 for

    more cold weather cocktails and

    local happy hours.

    WelcomeNew Chef

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    American fare with a Cuban fl are

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  • [ CALENDAR OF EVENTS ]

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    Heart with special guest Shawn ColvinNovember 14. Landmark Theater.

    Sisters Anne and Nancy Wilson first showed the

    world that women could rock when their band,

    Heart, stormed the charts in the 70s. Not only did

    they lead the band, but they wrote the songs and

    played the instruments too. They continued to top

    the charts through the 90s and have just released

    a new CD. Buy tickets online at etix.com.

    Virginia Opera: Die FledermausNovember 23, 25, 27. Carpenter Theater.

    Its the late 19th century Vienna, in the home

    of Gabriel Von Eisenstein, a wealthy man who

    loves a good practical joke, even if it humiliates

    a friend. But what happens when that friend

    hatches an elaborate scheme to teach the

    womanizing Von Eisenstein a lesson? The answer

    is revealed in the grandest masked ball of the

    season! Find tickets at etix.com.

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    RVA On IceNovember 23 through January 31.

    Next to Richmond CenterStage.

    Farm Bureau Winter Park at RVA On

    Ice is set for a third season. Enjoy hot

    chocolate, music and more. Free for

    children age 10 and under with paid

    adult. Skate rental fees additional. For

    more information, call 592-3330 or go to

    www.RVAonIce.net

    Tony DeSareNovember 16-18. Rhythm Hall.

    Singer, pianist, and songwriter Tony

    DeSare was named a Rising Star Male

    Vocalist in the 2010 Downbeat Critics Poll.

    DeSares vocal versatility thrills audiences

    from major jazz rooms and fans around

    the world. He performs with infectious joy,

    wry playfulness, and robust musicality. Buy

    tickets at RichmondCenterstage.com

    Kevin Hart Let Me Explain Tour November 30. Richmond Coliseum.

    On the heels of his starring role in the

    hit movie Think Like A Man, actor and

    comedian Kevin Hart announced

    he would be extending his Let

    Me Explain tour which has been

    performed for more than 334,000

    fans. Buy tickets at LiveNation.com

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    Carbon LeafDecember 21. The National.

    This five-man band returns to the stage

    in their hometown. Hear their signature

    indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian,

    folk, and country that

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