Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from January 15 through January 21.
Point Richmond Acoustic Show
What: Steve Seskin, Craig Caruthers, and Don Henry kick off Point Richmond Acoustic’s first show of the year
When: Friday, January 15, at 7:30 am
Where: 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond
Why: The Point Richmond Acoustic series brings some of the best national acoustic acts to Point Richmond. Come out this Friday for some quality musical performances and engaging story telling from three talented acts
Point Isabel Plant Restoration
What: The monthly plant restoration event at Point Isabel
When: Saturday, January 16, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Point Isabel, Richmond
Why: Formerly overgrown with invasive species, these regular restoration events have helped turn Point Isabel into a thriving native ecosystem. Come out to help in the effort!
To learn more, call Tom Kelly at (510) 684-6484
Howell Devine at The Baltic
What: Howell Devine performs at The Baltic
When: Saturday, January 16, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The Baltic offers some of the best music in Richmond. This Saturday night is a chance to hear Howell Devine croon while you enjoy a brew.
MLK Day of Service
What: The annual day of service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
When: Monday, January 18, from 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Registration stations will be along the Greenway at Harbour Way and Sixth, at Eighth and 16th streets, and between Ohio and Chanslor avenues, Richmond
Why: Organized by Friends of the Richmond Greenway, this MLK Day event is a chance to honor Dr. King’s legacy and make a positive impact on the community.
Storytelling Open Mic
What: Kaleidoscope Coffee, Point Richmond’s newest coffee house, hosts a storytelling open mic
When: Tuesday, January 19, at 7 pm
Where: Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: An unusual kind of open mic from an unusual sort of coffee shop, Kaleidoscope Coffee’s storytelling open mic is a chance to embrace the art of storytelling while enjoying some of the best coffee in town.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, January 20, 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.
What: A day of learning how to write and perform songs in the American folk tradition
When: Thursday, January 21, at 5:30 pm
Where: 2465 Dolan Way, San Pablo
Why: A collaboration between WCCUSD and the East Bay Center, this free workshop is a chance to learn the ins and outs of songwriting in the American folk tradition