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 April 10th through the 16th.

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

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
What: Bay Area Blues Grass legend Laurie Lewis performs with her band
When: Friday, April 10th, at 7:30 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church,201 Martina Avenue, Point Richmond
Why: Point Richmond Acoustic Music draws some of the best local talent to Richmond. Come out for a night of bluegrass vocals and acoustics. 
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Love Light Blues Band at The Baltic
What: Love Light Blues Band performs at the Baltic.
When: Friday, April 10th, from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Love Light Blues Band are regular performers at The Baltic. Come out to hear their set and enjoy some local blues music.
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Solano Playlot 6th Annual Spring Fest
What: An afternoon celebrating spring and the beauty of Solano Playlot. This year’s theme is “Jumping into Spring”
When: Saturday, April 11th, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Solano Playlot, 38th Street and Solano Avenue, Richmond
Why: With face painting, raffles, good food, and more, the Solano Playlot Spring Fest is a great time to get out in the sun and enjoy the season.
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Color Balance
What: Jeweler Ali Amaro's debuts a new collection of paintings which use color as a way to find balance
When: Saturday, April 11th, from 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: 41 Washington Avenue, Point Richmond
Why: Abstract colorful compositions and unusual hues make Amaro’s work a fascinating study of color, texture, and the possibilities of painting. Come out to take in her new work and discuss the work.
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Remembering Shrimp Camps
What: A conversation from Fong Wan about the shrimping camps in Richmond and Oakland during the 1930’s and 40’s
When: Saturday, April 11th, from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond
Why: The shrimp camps of Richmond and Oakland used to boast a workforce thousands strong. Though none remain today, the history remains. Come out to lean about these communities and their lasting impact on our area.
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Heirloom Tomatos for All
What: The fourth annual “Heirlooms of the World” tomato plant sale
When: Saturday, April 11th, from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 5000 Patterson Circle, Richmond
Why: Featuring over 58 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, this is a great chance to get a tomato plant of your own for just $3.
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Historic Film Festival
What: The Historic Film Festival continues with the 1951 classic “Force of Arms”
When: Tuesday, April 14th, at 7 pm 
Where SS Red Oak Victory, Richmond
Why: Viewing a historic film on a historic ship is about as close as you can get to the real deal. Come out to enjoy a movie and take a trip back in time.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, April 15th, 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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Free Workshop: First Steps to Certifying Your Small Biz
What: A workshop to help small business owners connect with local governments and corporations
When: Thursday, April 16th, from 11 am to 1 pm  
Where Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 217 Harbour Way, Richmond
Why: Do you have a small business and are looking to expand your scope? This workshop will walk you through how to connect and engage with local entities in mutually beneficial ways.
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