Next Week in Richmond: Your Guide to Events in the City


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Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from December 11 through December 17.

Check out our events calendar for more happenings in the city, and email stories@radiofreerichmond.com to share your events!

 

A Showing of “Romeo is Bleeding”
What: A showing of “Romeo is Bleeding,” the documentary about territorial violence in Richmond, followed by a talkback with Donté Clark, the focus of the film.
When: Friday, December 11, at 6 pm
Where: 3040 Hilltop Mall, Richmond
Why: An award-winning documentary, “Romeo is Bleeding” portrays the harsh reality of violence that many in Richmond live with on a daily basis in an effort to move past such brutality. 
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Love Light Blues Band
What: Love Light Blues Band performs at The Baltic
When: Friday, December 11, at 9:30 am
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Good jams and tasty brews — come out to The Baltic for a relaxing Friday evening
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Gingerbread Houses at RAC
What: A holiday arts and crafts event for kids 6-12 to make gingerbread houses
When: Saturday, December 12, from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond
Why: With the holiday season in full swing, a kid-crafted gingerbread house is the perfect thing to add a little extra holiday spirit. 
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Sharing the Spirit
What: A weekend-long showcase of performances at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts 
When: Saturday, December 12, from 11 am to 3 pm and Sunday, December 13, from 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue, downtown Richmond
Why: The East Bay Center attracts some of the greatest performing talent of the East Bay, and this weekend is your opportunity to see their latest acts.
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RYSE Winter Wonderland
What: The 7th annual winter holiday festival from the local youth center
When: Saturday, December 12, from 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: RYSE Youth Center, 205 41st Street, Richmond 
Why: Tree decorating, toy giveaways, arts & crafts, and more — the RYSE Winter Wonderland festival is a time to build connections in the community and celebrate the holidays.
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18th Annual Senior Winter Ball
What: A night of dinner and dancing for the city’s senior community
When: Saturday, December 12, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza
Why: A chance for the city’s senior community to come together and celebrate the holidays, the Senior Winter Ball offers live music and a night of fun.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, December 16, 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.
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Downtown Holiday Festival
What: The annual Downtown Holiday Festival from the Richmond Main Street Initiative and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
When: Wednesday, December 16, from 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue, downtown Richmond
Why: The Downtown Holiday Festival reinvigorates Richmond’s downtown corridor with holiday cheer, visits with Santa, and much more.
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