Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from March 27th through April 2nd.
Point Richmond Jazz
What: The Point Richmond Jazz season continues with violinist Christian Howes and his quartet
When: Friday, March 27th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 201 Martina Street, Richmond
Why: The Point Richmond Jazz series offers some of the best live music in the city. Come out to hear a professional jazz violinist groove with his quartet.
Freedom Change at the East Bay Center for Performing Art
What: A part of the Iron Voices Project, “Freedom Change” is a program to open dialogue on race and opportunity, with a focus on young African American men
When: Friday, March 27th, at 8 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: The East Bay Center hosts some of the most compelling performances in the area. Come out for a youth-led evening exploring contemporary issues of race.
Point Isabel Egg Hunt
What: A dog-friendly Easter egg hunt at Point Isabel!
When: Saturday, March 28th, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where Point Isabel, Richmond
Why:Point Isabel is the largest dog park in the Bay Area, so it only makes sense that there would be a dog-friendly Easter egg hunt there. Come out for an early Easter celebration and to have fun with some pups.
Wine Tasting at the Craneway
What: The 18th annual Rhone Rangers wine makers’ Grand Tasting
When: Saturday, March 28th, and Sunday, March 29th, from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Featuring over 400 wines, this weekend-long event is a great opportunity to refine your palate, or to simply enjoy some tasty wine.
An Easter Egg Hunt at Civic Center
What: The annual Spring Egg Hunt and recreation information event organized by the city
When: Saturday, March 28th, from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Kicking off an early Easter celebration, this egg hunt doubles as a chance to learn about upcoming recreation activities organized by the city.
An Open Forum on Race and Social Justice
What: An afternoon of spoken word performances and open discussion on race and social justice
When: Saturday, March 28th, from 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Teens 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Providing an open forum for the public to talk and discuss important issues of race and justice, this event is a chance to create a dialogue about social constructs of oppression.
Richmond Trees Spring Planting
What: The spring planting event from Richmond Trees
When: Sunday, March 29th, at 9 am
Where Burg Park, Richmond
Why: With the goal of expanding the urban forest, Richmond Trees helps bring new plant life to our pavement-covered urban environment. Feel free to pitch in and help spread the forest. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oyster Fest at Assemble
What: Oyster Fest 2015 at Assemble
When: Sunday, March 29th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: With a full oyster bar, a picnic area, and beer and wine galore, the feast of Assemble’s Oyster Fest is an event not to be missed.
Mildred Howard in Conversation
What: Artist Mildred Howard hosts an artist talk at the Richmond Art Center
When: Sunday, March 29th, from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Mildred Howard’s sculptural work tackles issues of racism, compassion, and injustice. Come out to hear her discuss the inspiration and concept behind her unique free-standing sculptures.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, April 1st, 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.