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 April 17th through April 23rd.

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


Cole Alanson Band at The Baltic
What: Blues performers Cole Alanson Band rock The Baltic
When: Friday, April 17th, at 9:00 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Cole Alanson Band are regular performers at The Baltic. Come out to hear their set and enjoy some local blues music. 
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Making Cocktails at Assemble
What: A cocktail making class at Assemble Restaurant.
When: Friday, April 17th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Assemble has some of the best cocktails in the city. Come out to learn how to make them yourself.
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Young Artists at the East Bay Center
What: The Young Artist Repertory Series continues at the East Bay Center for Performing Art.
When: Friday, April 17th, at 7 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for Performing Art, 339 11th Street Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Featuring the Richmond Chamber Ensemble Voices of Reason Richmond Jazz Collective this week, the East Bay Center’s series is a unique opportunity to hear the musical talent of our city’s youth.
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Vinyl Record Swap
What: Bridge Art and Storage is hosting another record swap!
When: Saturday, April 18th, from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond
Why: Have some old records in your garage you want to get rid of? Or are you looking to grow your collection? This is your opportunity to swap records with neighbors while listening to classic tunes.
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Bay Trail Plant Restoration
What: The monthly plant restoration event at Point Isabel 
When: Saturday, April 18, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Point Isabel, Richmond
Why: Formerly overgrown with invasive species, these regular restoration events have helped turn Point Isabel into a thriving native ecosystem. Come out to help in the effort and get a head start on Earth Day celebrations!
To learn more, call Tom Kelly at (510) 684-6484


Veolia Water Shoreline Clean Up
What: An Earth Day celebration clean up effort of Miller/Knox Regional Park
When: Wednesday, April 22nd, from 9 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Miller/Knox Regional Park, Richmond
Why: There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to help clean up our planet. Come out to restore the beautiful Miller/Knox Park — free snacks and refreshments will be provided.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 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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West Contra Costa Student Art Show Reception
What: An art show of work from WCCUSD students
When: Thursday, April 23rd, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Where Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Now in its 50th year, the WCCUSD Student Art Show is a unique opportunity for our area’s young artists to display and celebrate their work.
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