Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from April 10th through the 16th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.