Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from October 30 through November 5.
A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, October 30, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Stop by the weekly farmers’ market for some quality produce right in the city’s civic center.
Halloween at Hilltop
What: An afternoon of trick-or-treating at Hilltop Mall
When: Friday, October 30, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: The Upper Parking Lot, Hilltop Mall, 2200 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond
Why: Hay rides, pumpkins for sale, and candy throughout the mall — the Halloween at Hilltop is a fun Halloween event in a one-of-a-kind space.
Halloween in the Projects
What: A Halloween event in North Richmond to kick off the ghoulish weekend
When: Friday, October 30, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: 409 First Street, North Richmond
Why: The Halloween in the Projects event is a family-friendly way to kick off the Halloween weekend with games, food, and fun in the spirit of the holiday.
Bobbie Love at the Baltic
What: Bobbie Love and the Sugar Sweet return to the Baltic
When: Friday, October 30, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The upbeat rock stylings of Bobbie Love and the Sugar Sweet is a great way to kick off the weekend at the Point Richmond bar and music venue.
A Walk to End Homeless and Hunger
What: The 29th Annual Harmany Walk to End Hunger and Homelessness
When: Saturday, October 31, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Nichol Park, Macdonald Ave & 31st. Street, Richmond
Why: A fundraising effort and community walk to end homelessness and hunger, the 29th Annual Harmany Walk is a unique moment to help people in the community.
Día de los Muertes
What: The annual Día de los Muretes celebration to honor ancestors
When: Monday, November 2, at 7 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: A evening to celebrate and thank ancestors, the annual Día de los Muertes celebration is a moment to reflect on heritage.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, November 4, from 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Various locations. From 10 am to 11:30, the truck will be at the YMCA located at 263 South 20th Street. From 12 pm to 1:30, the truck will be at Chelsey Ave at Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond. From 2 to 3:30, the truck will be at the Parchester Community Center located at 900 Williams Drive, RichmondWhy: Densely urban environments are often the most difficult places to find fresh produce. Freshest Cargo has a mission to change that, one neighborhood at a time. Stop by for quality food at affordable prices.
Crafting Holiday Cards
What: A class at the Richmond Art Center to make cards for the upcoming holiday season.
When: Thursday, November 5, at 6:30 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Sending family and friends hand-made cards is a thoughtful, creative way to start the holiday season.
Zumba on Main Street
What: The Richmond Main Street Initiative’s weekly Zumba class, taught by Willa 'Bontle' Willis
When: Thursday, October 5, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: BBK Center for Health and Healing, 310 9th Street, Richmond
Why: A fun, easy way to get a work out, these Zumba classes make exercise accessible to all of Richmond.