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 24th through April 30th.

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


Berkeley Symphony at the Craneway
What: The Berkeley Symphony hosts its benefit gala at the Craneway
When: Friday, April 24th, at 6 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Supporting one of the greatest music institutions in the East Bay, this benefit gala is a great chance to meet the symphony and enjoy a special musical guest. 
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Home Front History Bay Trail Walk
What: An informative walk along the historical Bay Trail
When: Saturday, April 25th, from 11 am to noon
Where: The Richmond Bay Trail, Richmond
Why: There is history in each step of the Bay Trail. Come out for a leisurely and informative morning walk.
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UpCycle at RAC
What: The 5th annual event dedicated to reusing old materials and giving them a new purpose
When: Saturday, April 25th, from 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Learn how to make quilts from t-shirts, weave rugs, and more. Here is your chance to learn about upcycling and how to creatively re-use materials.
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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: Saturday, April 25th, at 7 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for Performing Art, 339 11th Street Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Featuring the Iron Triangle Urban Ballet 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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Point Richmond Jazz
What: The Point Richmond Jazz series continues, featuring supergroup The Takka this week
When: Saturday, April 25th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 201 Martina St, Richmond
Why: The Point Richmond Jazz series drums up some of the best jazz music in the Bay Area. If you’ve been looking for a chance to see some jazz in the Point, here is your shot.
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Outside Oyster Bar
What: An outside oyster bar at Assemble Restaurant
When: Sunday, April 26th, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Assemble Restaurant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Sweeping views of the bay and enough oysters to go around, Assemble’s outside oyster bar is a leisurely way to enjoy a Sunday.
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Richmond Trees Picnic
What: The first annual Richmond Trees picnic
When: Sunday, April 26th, from noon to 3 pm
Where: Alvarado Park, 5755 McBryde Avenue, Richmond
Why: A community potluck and celebration of the last year’s progress, the Richmond Trees picnic is a good time to share food with neighbors and enjoy a nice day.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, April 29th, 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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Zumba on Main Street
What: Richmond Main Street Initiative’s weekly Zumba class
When: Thursday, April 30th, 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 dance workout, and Richmond Main Street Initiative’s regular Thursday classes are a great time to learn a few moves while burning some calories.
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Romeo is Bleeding” Premier
What: The premier of “Romeo is Bleeding”, a documentary film from local poet Donte Clark that adopts the story of Romeo and Juliet to the streets of Richmond.
When: Wednesday, April 29th, at 7:30 pm
Where: El Cerrito High School, 540 Asbury Avenue, El Cerrito
Why: Donte Clark is one of Richmond’s poets on the rise. Come out to see his film debut and to explore the issues of Richmond streets through the classic Shakespeare story.
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