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 January 8 through January 14.

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

 

Love Light Blues Band
What: Love Light Blues Band performs at The Baltic
When: Friday, January 8, 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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Richmond Trees January Tree Planting Event
What: The first Richmond Trees planting event of the year, where 20 trees will be planted throughout the city
When: Saturday, January 9, at 8:30 am
Where: Meet at 995 Lassen St, Richmond
Why: With the mission of making Richmond a more green, tree-lined city, Richmond Trees invites you to come out to help plant trees around the city.
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Great Train Show 2016
What: The national traveling show of model trains returns to the Craneway
When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: For model train enthusiasts, this is one of the biggest events of the year. Come out to see the latest model trains and discuss the craft with fellow hobbyists. 
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Fandango: Jarocho
What: The monthly event of traditional Mexican dance and music returns to the East Bay Center
When: Saturday, January 9,  from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: The East Bay Center is home to of some of the most culturally diverse performances in the Bay Area, and the regular Fandango: Jarocho series is a chance to see and enjoy traditional Mexican song and dance.
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Storytelling Open Mic
What: Kaleidoscope Coffee, Point Richmond’s newest coffee house, hosts a storytelling open mic
When: Tuesday, January 12, 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.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, January 13, 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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ForRichmond’s Free Community Reception and Dinner
What: The annual free dinner from the local nonprofit to gather community and discuss the work ahead in 2016
When: Thursday, January 14, at 5:30 pm
Where: Lovonya DeJean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Avenue, Point Richmond
Why: With over 400 expected to attend, ForRichmond’s community reception and dinner is a chance to engage with community members and learn about the accomplishments of the local nonprofit.
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