This week in Richmond: Your guide to the city's best events


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blogimage.jpgEvery week, Radio Free Richmond provides an offering of events in the city. Here is what's happening from October 17th through the 23rd.



Travel the Yellow Brick Road

What: Two days of community-engaged urban planning in the Iron Triangle neighborhood
When: Friday, October 17th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, and Saturday, October 18th from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 8th Street and Elm Avenue, Iron Triangle, Richmond
Why: As an expansion of the community-based Pogo Park project, the Yellow Brick Road is an exercise for neighbors to engage in the urban planning of their neighborhood and present ideas for improvement on their streets.
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(Free) Gourmet hot dogs
What: An evening celebrating That's My Dog, a local hot dog stand that has soared in the past year and a half, featuring free hot dogs, DJs, and much more.
When: Friday, October 17th, from 7 pm to 10:00 pm.
Where: Richmond Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: That's My Dog start out as a small, unknown hot dog stand in the city, and in honor of its recent success, the sausage aficionados behind the joint have decided to give back to their community with free hot dogs and a celebration of small businesses in the area.
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Picnic in the Point
What: The 5th annual Point Richmond Fall Fest and Picnic.
When: Saturday, October 18th, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Judge G. Carroll Park, W. Cutting Boulevard and Gerrard Street.
Why: Enjoying a pumpkin beer, playing games and enjoying fresh food is always a good time. The Picnic in the Point festival makes it even better by donating proceeds to
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An NBA Hall of Famer unveils a new court
What: NBA Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Richmond will unveil a new basketball court at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
When: Monday, October 20th, at 3:30 pm.
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Harbour Way and Virginia Avenue, Richmond
Why: Featuring 14,000 square feet of turf, and four new NBA plexiglass hoops this new basketball court may be the best in Richmond. An unveiling by an NBA pro is the best way to
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Community Dinner with Ambassador Young
What: Andrew Young, a civil right activists who was pivotal in establishing the Civil Rights Act, is speaking at and attending a community dinner in the city.
When: Monday, October 20th, at 6:30 pm
Where: Lovonya DeJean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Featuring a complimentary buffet dinner followed by a conversation with Andrew Young about social responsibility in the community, this evening is a chance to hear one of America's greatest civil rights minds speak to our community.
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Story Time at the Richmond Library
What: The Richmond Library's story time series continues at their Main Branch
When: Wednesday, October 22nd, at 10 am
Where: Richmond Library Main Branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Storytelling is not only a great way to entertain kids, it's also informative and helps them learn life lessons through narrative. Any story time is a great opportunity to take advantage of this.
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