Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from February 13th through the 19th.
A Discussion about the Drug War
What: A discussion on the impact of the drug war organized by Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church
When: Friday, February 13th, from 1:30 pm to 4 pm and Saturday, February 14th, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church, 2621 Shane Drive, Richmond
Why: The “100 Years of War on Drugs. Will it Ever End?” discussion presents testimonies from drug policy coordinators, community activists, and theologists to explore the long term and human results of the war on drugs.
4th Annual Charles Reid Gospel Festival
What: A gospel festival featuring Rance Allen Group and more
When: Saturday, February 14th, from 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 3230 Macdonald Avenue
Why: Just in time for Valentine’s day, this gospel music serves as a celebration of gospel music and love.
1960's Valentines Dinner at Assemble
What: A themed Valentine’s Day dinner at Assemble
When: Saturday, February 14th, at 5 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: A themed meal from the entrees to the décor, this is a one of a kind dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Love Light Blues Band at The Baltic
What: Love Light Blues Band performs at the Baltic.
When: Saturday, February 14th, from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Richmond
Why: Love Light Blues Band are regular performers at The Baltic. Come out to hear their set and enjoy some local blues music.
Black History Celebration
What: Easter Hill United Methodist Church's weekly Black History Month celebration. This week's theme is "Dreams of Our Children"
When: Sunday, February 15, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Easter Hill United Methodist Church, 3911 Cutting Boulevard, Richmond
Why: Each week of February Easter Hill United Methodist Church is celebrating a different aspect of Black History Month. Come celebrate African American youth this Sunday.
Richmond Trees February Planting
What: The second-annual tree planting event to celebrate Presidents’ Day by Richmond Trees
When: Sunday, February 15, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Meet at Burg Park and then decide where you would like to plant
Why: With over 15 new trees to plant in the goal of making Richmond an urban forest, Richmond Trees can use all the help they can get.
Kato Jaworski Memorial Service
What: A service remembering Kato Jaworski, an instrumental figure at the Richmond Art Center.
When: Sunday, February 15th, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Kato’s impact and influence remains present in all corners of the Richmond Art Center. Come out to remember Kato and honor her life.
Historic Film on SS Red Oak Victory
What: The Richmond Museum of History is showing the 1943 movie “So Proudly We Hail!” on SS Red Oak Victory
When: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Where: Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Boulevard, Richmond
Why: When else will you get to view an historical film on an historical naval vessel but the Richmond Museum of History’s series of showings?
Jamming at the Baltic
What: The Baltic’s regular jam session.
When: Tuesday, February 17th, from 9 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The Baltic offers some of the best music in Richmond, and their Tuesday jam sessions are an invitation to join the scene.