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 February 12 through February 18.

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


“The Gamester” at Masquers Playhouse
What: A new play from the community theatre group explores lives of excess in Baroque Paris
When: Friday, February 12, at 8 pm
Where: Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Masquers Playhouse gathers some of the best regional talent for community-produced productions. Come out to see their latest play.
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Fandango: Mariachero
What: The monthly event of regional traditional Mexican dance and music returns to the East Bay Center 
When: Saturday, February 13, from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: The East Bay Center is home to of some of the most culturally diverse performances in the Bay Area, and the regular Fandango series is a chance to see and enjoy traditional Mexican song and dance.
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Working on the Greenway
What: The regular second Saturday work event from the Watershed project
When: Saturday, February 13, from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Meet at 6th street between Ohio and Chanslor Avenue, Richmond
Why: The Richmond Greenway has become a hub of community engagement and revitalization, and the Watershed project invites you to join in their efforts to make it even better.
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Jazz Art Workshop
What: An afternoon of creating art inspired by live jazz at the Richmond Art Center
When: Saturday, February 13, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Let the sound of live jazz music inspire you to make art in an afternoon of creative expression.
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Chinese New Year Celebration
What: The City’s celebration of the Year of the Monkey. No tickets will be sold at the door, so click the “Learn more” link below to get your tickets.
When: Saturday, February 13, from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm
Where: The Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Live entertainment, good food, and a celebration to ring in the Chinese New Year — the festivities from the City will be a night to remember.
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Tree Planting
What: In an effort to make Richmond greener, the Watershed project invites you to join them in planting trees in the city.
When: Sunday, February 14, from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Meet at 2031 Rheem Avenue, Richmond
Why: Show Richmond some love this Valentine’s day by planting trees to make the city a greener place.
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Storytelling Open Mic
What: Kaleidoscope Coffee, Point Richmond’s newest coffee house, hosts a storytelling open mic
When: Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm
Where: Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: An unusual kind of open mic from an unusual sort of coffee shop, Kaleidoscope Coffee’s storytelling open mic is a chance to embrace the art of storytelling while enjoying some of the best coffee in town.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, February 17, 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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