Next Week in Richmond: Your Guide to Events in the City


Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from October 16 through October 22.

Check out our events calendar for more happenings in the city, and email [email protected] to share your event!


A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, October 16, 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.
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Picnic in the Point
What: A day of music, food, drinks, and prizes from the Point Richmond Business Association
When: Saturday, October 17, from noon to 5 pm
Where: Judge G. Carroll Park, W. Cutting Boulevard and S. Gerrard Boulevard, Richmond
Why: Featuring a performance by a Grammy award-winning band, family fun, and great food, the Picnic in the Point is a one-of-a kind event, and all of the proceeds go to benefit local nonprofits.
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East Bay Home Show
What: Free how-to seminars, workshops for home improvements, and discount products — the East Bay Home Show is a chance to learn how to tackle household projects big and small
When: Saturday, October 17, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, October 18, from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: When else can you get free hands-on demos and tips to improve your house? Check out the Home Show for the latest trends in home renovation.
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Bay Trail Plant Restoration
What: The monthly plant restoration event at Point Isabel.
When: Saturday, October 17, from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Point Isabel, Richmond
Why: Formerly overgrown with invasive species, these regular restoration events have helped turn Point Isabel into a thriving native ecosystem. Come out to help in the effort and to spend some time in nature.
To learn more, call Tom Kelly at (510) 684-6484


The RYSE Film Festival
What: The first-ever film festival from the local youth center
When: Saturday, October 17, at 7 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street, Richmond 
Why: Showcasing short films from local youth inspired by the theme “Truth Be Told: Justice Through My Eyes,” this festival aims to empower youth through cinema.
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Meeting of the Minds
What: A conference on the individuals and ideas that are pushing urban innovation
When: Tuesday, October 20 through Thursday, October 22, from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Now in its 9th year, the Meeting of the Minds will bring together over 400 opinion-shapers, policy leaders, and innovators to find solutions to urban sustainability.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, October 21, 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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Zumba on Main Street
What: The Richmond Main Street Initiative’s weekly Zumba class, taught by Willa 'Bontle' Willis
When: Thursday, October 22, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: BBK Center for Health and Healing, 310 9th Street, Richmond
Why: A fun, easy way to get a work out, these Zumba classes make exercise accessible to all of Richmond.
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