Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from October 9 through October 15.
A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, October 9, 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.
Point Richmond Acoustic Begins
What: The Point Richmond Acoustic Music season kicks off with Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill with Jaspar Lepak
When: Friday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond
Why: As summer fades into fall, let the Point Richmond Acoustic series keep you warm with the music from Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill with Jaspar Lepak.
Love Light Blues Band at The Baltic
What: The local blues at returns to The Baltic
When: Friday, October 9 at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Richmond
Why: The Baltic brings out some of the best local music around. Stop by for good tunes and tasty brews.
Body as Agent Symposium: Fashioning Something Else
What: A day-long symposium to promote conversation and discussion of the current exhibition at the Richmond Art Center, Body as Agent: Changing Fashion Art
When: Saturday, October 10, from 10 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Showcasing wearable art from over 30 local artists, the Richmond Art Center’s current exhibition has a lot to take in. This symposium aims to break down the ideas presented and explore the nuances of the work.
9th Annual Home Front Festival
What: Ranger led tours of the Rosie the Riveter memorial, live music, a petting zoo, a 5k, and much more — the Home Front Festival takes place at three sites along the Richmond waterfront and has something for everyone.
When: Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, Marina Bay Park, and SS Red Oak Victory, Richmond
Why: Richmond’s special place in the history of WWII is most notable at these three spots along the Richmond waterfront, and the Home Front Festival is a chance to celebrate this unique history.
Bay Area Derby Girls Championships
What: The final game of the 2015 Bay Area Derby Girls season
When: Saturday, October 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: The Richmond Wrecking Belles, who were the champions last year, have yet to win a game in the 2015 season. Saturday is their last chance to reclaim their glory, and it’s bound to be a close game.
Bike to Assemble
What: A Sunday afternoon bike ride from Assemble restaurant down the shoreline
When: Sunday, October 11, from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Starting at Assemble restaurant and heading south towards the Emeryville Marina, riders can go as far as they like and will receive a gift card to Assemble for up to 20% off a meal if they make it all the way.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, October 14, 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, Richmond
Why: 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.
Zumba on Main Street
What: The Richmond Main Street Initiative’s weekly Zumba class, taught by Willa 'Bontle' Willis
When: Thursday, October 15, 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.