Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from December 4 through December 10.
A New Art Installation Opens at the Richmond BART Station
What: The ribbon cutting ceremony for an interactive, public art installation at the Richmond BART station
When: Friday, December 4, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Where: Richmond BART Station, 1600 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: The Love Your Block initiative spurs community engagement in neighborhoods, and this new art installation will be their most interactive piece yet.
Reed Fromer at The Baltic
What: Reed Fromer Band performs at The Baltic
When: Friday, December 4, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Reed Fromer Band is back for their standing set, every first Friday of the month. Come out for some R&B and funk.
A Day of Art in the Point
What: A full day of art in Point Richmond, including an arts and crafts faire from the Point Richmond Arts Association, the grand opening of Kaleidoscope Coffee, and more
When: Saturday, December 5, from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Various locations around Point Richmond
Why: Point Richmond has one of the most vibrant arts communities in the city. Come out this weekend to support local artists and maybe even pick up a holiday gift or two for loved ones.
Holiday Arts Festival at the Richmond Art Center
What: A day of art creation and celebration at the Richmond Art Center, including a live auction in the evening
When: Saturday, December 5, from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond
Why: An opportunity to create and enjoy art from local artists, the holiday festival is a time to make unique gifts for friends and family.
Capoeira at the East Bay Center
What: A weekend of Capoeira workshops and performances from the United Capoeira Association
When: Saturday, December 5, from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, December 6, from 12 pm to 1 pm to 8 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue, downtown Richmond
Why: The African Brazilian dance fighting style of Capoeira combines unique movement and self-defense for a mesmerizing show and great workout — come out to see for yourself this weekend.
Echoes of WWII at the Rosie Park
What: A showing of the documentary “Echoes of World War II” which surveys the lives of Bay Area children during WWII
When: Saturday, December 5, from 11 am to 12 pm
Where: Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: With their parents fighting abroad or building warships closer to home, the lives of Bay Area children during WWII were shaped by international conflict and patriotism.
Temple Beth Hillel Hanukkah Party
What: A party for the first day of Hanukkah at the Richmond synagogue
When: Sunday, December 6, from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Temple Beth Hillel Richmond, 801 Park Central St, Richmond
Why: The only synagogue in Richmond and all of West County, Temple Beth Hillel invites you to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah with an artisan fair, a traditional latke luncheon, and more.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, December 10, 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 performance from Leadership Public Schools, Xroads is an exploration into what happens to relationships when diverse cultures clash
When: Thursday, December 10, at 10 am
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue, downtown Richmond
Why: In a city as culturally diverse as Richmond, cultures clash, and some have more power than others. These dynamics and more are explored in this unique performance from Leadership Public School.
Photo: Richmond Art Center