Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from February 26 through March 3.
Point Richmond Jazz
What: The Point Richmond jazz series continues this month with acclaimed musicians Kit Eakle, Emily Onderdonk, and more
When: Friday, February 26, at 7:30
Where: 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond
Why: Drawing some of the biggest acts in the Bay Area, this month’s Point Richmond Jazz performance is one not to be missed.
See and Make Art Tour
What: The free monthly tour and art event at the Richmond Art Center
When: Saturday, February 27, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: An interactive way to introduce kids of all ages to the resources at the Richmond Art Center, these monthly tours are a good opportunity to test the waters before purchasing a spot in an RAC class.
Victory Half Marathon
What: The 5k or 10k run from the Craneway along the Bay Trail
When: Saturday, February 27, at 8 am
Where: The run starts at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: With sweeping views of the entire bay, the Victory Half Marathon is a great way to see all that the Bay Trail has to offer while getting in a good run.
Bay Area Derby Season Opener
What: The season opener of the Bay Area Derby league
When: Saturday, February 27, from 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: The Bay Area Derby Girls have reformed and consolidated into the Bay Are Derby League and are taking on local leagues from Santa Cruz and Sacred City. Come out to see the newly formed team give it their all.
Storytelling Open Mic
What: Kaleidoscope Coffee, Point Richmond’s newest coffee house, hosts a storytelling open mic
When: Tuesday, March 1, 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.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, March 2, 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.
Resume Basics Workshop
What: A workshop from RichmondWORKS to improve your resume.
When: Wednesday, March 2, from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: RichmondWORKS Employment & Training Department, 330 25th, Richmond
Why: A strong resume is the first step towards finding a good job. Come out to improve yours and make a great first impression with potential employers.
Free Solar Signup Event
What: An event where Richmond residents can sign up to receive free solar panels for their homes.
When: Thursday, March 3, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: Multipurpose Room, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Solar energy is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to power your home. This event aims to help you get solar panels on your home — free of charge.