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 March 27th through April 2nd.

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


Point Richmond Jazz
What: The Point Richmond Jazz season continues with violinist Christian Howes and his quartet
When: Friday, March 27th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 201 Martina Street, Richmond
Why: The Point Richmond Jazz series offers some of the best live music in the city. Come out to hear a professional jazz violinist groove with his quartet.
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Freedom Change at the East Bay Center for Performing Art
What: A part of the Iron Voices Project, “Freedom Change” is a program to open dialogue on race and opportunity, with a focus on young African American men
When: Friday, March 27th, at 8 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond
Why: The East Bay Center hosts some of the most compelling performances in the area. Come out for a youth-led evening exploring contemporary issues of race.
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Point Isabel Egg Hunt
What: A dog-friendly Easter egg hunt at Point Isabel!
When: Saturday, March 28th, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where Point Isabel, Richmond
Why:Point Isabel is the largest dog park in the Bay Area, so it only makes sense that there would be a dog-friendly Easter egg hunt there. Come out for an early Easter celebration and to have fun with some pups.
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Wine Tasting at the Craneway
What: The 18th annual Rhone Rangers wine makers’ Grand Tasting
When: Saturday, March 28th, and Sunday, March 29th, from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Featuring over 400 wines, this weekend-long event is a great opportunity to refine your palate, or to simply enjoy some tasty wine. 
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An Easter Egg Hunt at Civic Center
What: The annual Spring Egg Hunt and recreation information event organized by the city
When: Saturday, March 28th, from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Kicking off an early Easter celebration, this egg hunt doubles as a chance to learn about upcoming recreation activities organized by the city.
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An Open Forum on Race and Social Justice
What: An afternoon of spoken word performances and open discussion on race and social justice 
When: Saturday, March 28th, from 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Teens 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Providing an open forum for the public to talk and discuss important issues of race and justice, this event is a chance to create a dialogue about social constructs of oppression.
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Richmond Trees Spring Planting
What: The spring planting event from Richmond Trees
When: Sunday, March 29th, at 9 am
Where Burg Park, Richmond
Why: With the goal of expanding the urban forest, Richmond Trees helps bring new plant life to our pavement-covered urban environment. Feel free to pitch in and help spread the forest. RSVP to [email protected].
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Oyster Fest at Assemble
What: Oyster Fest 2015 at Assemble
When: Sunday, March 29th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: With a full oyster bar, a picnic area, and beer and wine galore, the feast of Assemble’s Oyster Fest is an event not to be missed.
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Mildred Howard in Conversation
What: Artist Mildred Howard hosts an artist talk at the Richmond Art Center
When: Sunday, March 29th, from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Mildred Howard’s sculptural work tackles issues of racism, compassion, and injustice. Come out to hear her discuss the inspiration and concept behind her unique free-standing sculptures.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, April 1st, 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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