Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from April 24th through April 30th.
Berkeley Symphony at the Craneway
What: The Berkeley Symphony hosts its benefit gala at the Craneway
When: Friday, April 24th, at 6 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Supporting one of the greatest music institutions in the East Bay, this benefit gala is a great chance to meet the symphony and enjoy a special musical guest.
Home Front History Bay Trail Walk
What: An informative walk along the historical Bay Trail
When: Saturday, April 25th, from 11 am to noon
Where: The Richmond Bay Trail, Richmond
Why: There is history in each step of the Bay Trail. Come out for a leisurely and informative morning walk.
UpCycle at RAC
What: The 5th annual event dedicated to reusing old materials and giving them a new purpose
When: Saturday, April 25th, from 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Learn how to make quilts from t-shirts, weave rugs, and more. Here is your chance to learn about upcycling and how to creatively re-use materials.
Young Artists at the East Bay Center
What: The Young Artist Repertory Series continues at the East Bay Center for Performing Art.
When: Saturday, April 25th, at 7 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for Performing Art, 339 11th Street Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Featuring the Iron Triangle Urban Ballet this week, the East Bay Center’s series is a unique opportunity to hear the musical talent of our city’s youth.
Point Richmond Jazz
What: The Point Richmond Jazz series continues, featuring supergroup The Takka this week
When: Saturday, April 25th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 201 Martina St, Richmond
Why: The Point Richmond Jazz series drums up some of the best jazz music in the Bay Area. If you’ve been looking for a chance to see some jazz in the Point, here is your shot.
Outside Oyster Bar
What: An outside oyster bar at Assemble Restaurant
When: Sunday, April 26th, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Sweeping views of the bay and enough oysters to go around, Assemble’s outside oyster bar is a leisurely way to enjoy a Sunday.
Richmond Trees Picnic
What: The first annual Richmond Trees picnic
When: Sunday, April 26th, from noon to 3 pm
Where: Alvarado Park, 5755 McBryde Avenue, Richmond
Why: A community potluck and celebration of the last year’s progress, the Richmond Trees picnic is a good time to share food with neighbors and enjoy a nice day.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, April 29th, 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.
Zumba on Main Street
What: Richmond Main Street Initiative’s weekly Zumba class
When: Thursday, April 30th, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: BBK Center for Health and Healing, 310 9th Street, Richmond
Why: Zumba is a fun, high-energy dance workout, and Richmond Main Street Initiative’s regular Thursday classes are a great time to learn a few moves while burning some calories.
“Romeo is Bleeding” Premier
What: The premier of “Romeo is Bleeding”, a documentary film from local poet Donte Clark that adopts the story of Romeo and Juliet to the streets of Richmond.
When: Wednesday, April 29th, at 7:30 pm
Where: El Cerrito High School, 540 Asbury Avenue, El Cerrito
Why: Donte Clark is one of Richmond’s poets on the rise. Come out to see his film debut and to explore the issues of Richmond streets through the classic Shakespeare story.