Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from November 13 through November 19.
Point Richmond Acoustic: Katie Dahl & Friends
What: The Point Richmond Acoustic Music season continues with music from Katie Dahl, her husband Rich Higdon, and Point Richmond’s own Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan
When: Friday, November 13, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond
Why: The Point Richmond Acoustic series is one of the best chances to hear live acoustic music in the city, and Katie Dahl is known for putting on a good show.
An Evening of Solidarity with the Cuban People
What: Kenia Serrano Puig, President of ICAP and Member of the Cuban National Parliament, speaks with Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin about the Cuban experience
When: Friday, November 13, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: With relations between Cuba and the US improving, there is room for dialogue between the two countries that hasn’t happened in decades. This evening is a chance to join in.
What: The monthly performance of traditional Mexican dance is back, this month featuring music and dance from the county’s west coast
When: Saturday, November 14, at 9 am
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: Celebrating the traditional music and dance of Mexico keeps this culture alive and relevant today, and the performances at the East Bay Center make it easy to enjoy.
Mobile Bike Repair
What: A chance to get your bike tuned up for free by local experts
When: Saturday, November 14, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Bikes are one of the cheapest, most environmentally friendly ways to get around, but getting them repaired can be costly. Fortunately, this event offers free repairs to the first 20 people who show up.
Walking in Two Worlds
What: A film depicting the experiences of native people living in Richmond shows what it’s like to maintain traditional heritage in an urban environment
When: Saturday, November 14, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond
Why: Richmond has a thriving Native population, but they often aren’t given the spot light they deserve. This event is a chance to take in their history and learn about their experiences.
To learn more, call 510-232-7020
Richmond Business Bites
What: An open discussion on the Berkeley Global Campus
When: Tuesday, November 17, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 217 Harbour Way, Richmond
Why: The Berkeley Global Campus will have a huge impact on Richmond. Before the project breaks ground, this meeting will allow community members the chance to hear draft recommendations from the Berkeley Global Campus Ad-hoc Subcommittee,
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, November 18, 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, November 19, 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.