Next week in Richmond: Your guide to events in the city

blogimage.jpgEvery week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from February 6th through the 12th.

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


Reed Fromer at The Baltic
What: Reed Fromer Band performs at The Baltic
When: Friday, February 6th, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Reed Fromer Band is back for their standing set, every first Friday of the month. Come out for some R&B and funk.
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An Education Fair 
What: The Annual West Contra Costa Education Fair.
When: Saturday, February 7th, from 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Avenue, Richmond
Why: Featuring performances by local kids, free school supplies, and more, the West Contra Costa Education Fair is also a good opportunity to learn about education options in the area.
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Art of Living Black Artist Talk
What: Artists behind the Richmond Art Center “Art of Living Black” exhibit will be presenting on their work.
When: Saturday, February 7th, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: The Art of Living Black artists talk is an opportunity to reflect on Black History Month and the work of the local artists who are currently participating in the 19th annual art exhibition.
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“Let’s Get the Hell Out of Richmond and Put More Love in it”
What: An event focused on reconciliation, forgiveness, and unity in the city
When: Saturday, February 7th, from 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Miracle Temple Apostolic Church, 2425 Cutting Boulevard, Richmond
Why: Organized as a means to resolve conflicts in the city and better the community, the “Let’s Get the Hell Out of Richmond and Put More Love in it” event is one of a kind.


Hip Hop at The Baltic
What: Slappin' Saturday's new hip hop with DJ Omar & Crew
When: Saturday, February 7th, at 9:00 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The Baltic is consistently the best venue for local music in Richmond. Come out for new music and good brews.
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Zumba on Main Street
What: Richmond Main Street Initiative’s regular Zumba class
When: Monday, February 9th, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: BBK Center for Health and Healing, 310 9th Street, Richmond
Why: Zumba is a fun, high-energy fitness program that blends red-hot international music with Latin-inspired dance steps. Come out on Thursday for some evening exercise.
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An International Book Fair at the Craneway
What: CODEX V, International Book Fair and Symposium
When: Sunday, February 8th, through Wednesday, February  11th, from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond 
Why: With a record number of exhibitors representing over a dozen countries, Codex V is the biggest chance to get your hands on international books
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Candidates’ presentations
What: The 18 candidates for the vacant Richmond City Council seat will present their cases. City Council will deliberate, and may even decide on who should fill the seat.
When: Tuesday, February 10th, at 6:30 pm
Where: Richmond City Council Chamber, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: This city council seat could prove pivotal in the city’s future. Come out to hear candidates talk and present their cases.
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Indoor Seed Starting Class
What: Richmond Seeds, the city’s largest seed library, is hosting a class on growing plants indoors. 
When: Wednesday, February 11th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Starting seeds — and then growing a plant — indoors can be a tricky feat to pull off. Come out to learn from the experts and maybe pick up a few seeds from their extensive library.
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A Workshop on Rumrill Boulevard
What: A planning workshop on the renovation of Rumrill Boulevard
When: Tuesday, February 10th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Chavez Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 960 17th Street, Richmond
Why: Rumrill Boulevard is highly used — by both cars, and people. This planning meeting is the first in a larger effort to make the boulevard safe for everyone. Come out to share ideas and learn of future plans.
Contact Roberta Feliciano at [email protected] for more info

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