Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from September 11 through September 17.
A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, September 11, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Stop by the weekly farmers’ market for some quality produce right in the City’s civic center.
Point Richmond Music
What: Point Richmond’s music series continues with The Rusty String Express and Dennis Johnson and The Mississippi Ramblers
When: Friday, September 11 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: Park Place at Washington Avenue, Point Richmond
Why: Free music, great food, and fun for everyone in the family — the Point Richmond Music series is a great chance to enjoy an evening outdoors with neighbors.
Love Light at The Baltic
What: Love Light Blues Band performs at The Baltic
When: Friday, September 11, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Not had your fill of music from the Point Richmond Music Series? Head over the to The Baltic afterwards for the blues stylings of Love Light.
Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory
What: A pancake breakfast on the historic SS Red Oak Victory ship
When: Sunday, September 13, from 9 am to 1 pm
Where: SS Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Boulevard Berth 6A, Richmond
Why: The SS Red Oak Victory is a gorgeous vessel, and enjoying pancakes and coffee on its main deck while taking in Bay views is a delightful way to start a Sunday.
Events at the Richmond Art Center
What: Artists Ellen Hauptli and Chere Lai Mah sew together unwanted clothes as part of their new exhibition, while everyday artists collage, draw, and stamp together mail invitations to the exhibition
When: Sunday, September 13, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: An invitation to see artists at work and become an artist yourself, these two events at the Richmond Art Center are complementary, creative, and open to all.
Soulful Softball Sundays
What: The summer softball game series focused on building connections in the community
When: Sunday, September 13, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Nichol Park, Macdonald Avenue at 31st Street, Richmond
Why: Bringing together people from all parts of Richmond, the Soulful Softball Sunday games gather the community for a safe, fun game of softball.
Rosh Hashanah Service at Temple Beth Hillel
What: Celebration of the Jewish High Holy Days begins
When: Sunday, September 13, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond
Why: For thoughtful, inspiring Rosh Hashanah services in Richmond, Temple Beth Hillel is your spot.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, September 16, 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.
The War at Home
What: A new play from the East Bay Center for Performing Arts focusing on the history of racial police violence in the United States
When: Thursday, September 17, at 7 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue
Why: From Richmond playwright Michele Wells, this new production is a provocative reminder of our county’s legacy of police violence.
Photo: Richmond Art Center