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 2 through October 8.

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
The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, October 2, 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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Charlotte’s Web at Masquers Playhouse
What: The community theater group premiers their latest production, E.B White’s “Charlotte’s Web”
When: Friday, October 2 at 8 pm, and Saturday, October 3, at 7 pm
Where: Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Richmond
Why: Taking on the unconventional love story between a pig and a protective spider, the Masquers Playhouse adaption of the classic tale is fun for the whole family.
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North Richmond Shoreline Festival 2015
What: The annual celebration in Point Pinole of the local nature and community
When: Saturday, October 3, from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park 5551 Giant Highway, Richmond
Why: Free food, fun walks through nature, live music, and much more — the North Richmond Shoreline Festival is one of the most fun festivals the city has to offer in one of the most beautiful settings.
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Fall Gala at the East Bay Center
What: The fall gala at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts
When: Saturday, October 3, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for Performing Arts, 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: A celebration of the diverse, innovative work of the East Bay Center, this fall gala is a time to reflect on the season past and raise funds for the shows ahead while enjoying performances from nearly 50 local students.
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Zydeco Dance Night
What: A night of dancing to Zydeco music from local musician Andre Thierry
When: Saturday, October 3, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 
Why: Presented by the city’s Committee on Aging, this Zydeco dance event brings together Richmond dancers young and old for a night of fun.
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The Long Raiders Perform at The Baltic
What: Local act The Long Raiders puts on a show at The Baltic
When: Saturday, October 3 from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The Baltic brings out some of the best local music around. Stop by for good tunes and tasty brews.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, October 7, 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 8, 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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