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 9 through October 15.

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 9, 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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Point Richmond Acoustic Begins
What: The Point Richmond Acoustic Music season kicks off with Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill with Jaspar Lepak
When: Friday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond
Why: As summer fades into fall, let the Point Richmond Acoustic series keep you warm with the music from Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill with Jaspar Lepak.
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Love Light Blues Band at The Baltic
What: The local blues at returns to The Baltic
When: Friday, October 9 at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, 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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Body as Agent Symposium: Fashioning Something Else
What: A day-long symposium to promote conversation and discussion of the current exhibition at the Richmond Art Center, Body as Agent: Changing Fashion Art
When: Saturday, October 10, from 10 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Showcasing wearable art from over 30 local artists, the Richmond Art Center’s current exhibition has a lot to take in. This symposium aims to break down the ideas presented and explore the nuances of the work.
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9th Annual Home Front Festival
What: Ranger led tours of the Rosie the Riveter memorial, live music, a petting zoo, a 5k, and much more — the Home Front Festival takes place at three sites along the Richmond waterfront and has something for everyone.
When: Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, Marina Bay Park, and SS Red Oak Victory, Richmond
Why: Richmond’s special place in the history of WWII is most notable at these three spots along the Richmond waterfront, and the Home Front Festival is a chance to celebrate this unique history.
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Bay Area Derby Girls Championships 
What: The final game of the 2015 Bay Area Derby Girls season
When: Saturday, October 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond 
Why: The Richmond Wrecking Belles, who were the champions last year, have yet to win a game in the 2015 season. Saturday is their last chance to reclaim their glory, and it’s bound to be a close game.
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Bike to Assemble
What: A Sunday afternoon bike ride from Assemble restaurant down the shoreline
When: Sunday, October 11, from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Starting at Assemble restaurant and heading south towards the Emeryville Marina, riders can go as far as they like and will receive a gift card to Assemble for up to 20% off a meal if they make it all the way.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, October 14, 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 15, 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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