Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from May 29th through June 4th.
Make it Fresh
What: A one night only event of performances from the East Bay’s most creative young artists, hosted by Josh Healy from NPR’s Snap Judgement and Shannon Matesky from HBO’s Def Poetry
When: Friday, May 29th, at 7 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond
Why: This first-ever night of performance features work from the RYSE Center, Urban Tilth, Rich City Rides, and many more. Come out for a night of unique, inspired acts.
Kids’ Art Show
What: A show of artwork from local kids at Bridge Art Space
When: Saturday, May 30th, from 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Bridge Art Space, 23 Maine Street, Richmond
Why: Displaying the work of nearly 20 local kids, this unique exhibition celebrates the talent of our city’s next generation of artists
“Absolved by Solidarity” Paintings by Antonio Guerrero
What: An exhibition of paintings by Antonio Guerrero, one of the “Cuban 5”, who was recently freed from prison after 16 years.
When: Saturday, May 30th, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Reflecting on his years spent in prison, the work of Antonio Guerrero explores what it means to be a political prisoner caught in the former tension between the US and Cuba.
Ferry Loop Grand Opening
What: The grand opening of the Ferry Point Loop of the Bay Trail
When: Sunday, May 31st, at 9:30 am
Where: Train Master’s Building Plaza, at Garrard Boulevard and Richmond Avenue, Point Richmond
Why: The grand opening of this trail adds another 3.6 miles of Bay Trail to the city’s already-extensive paths. Come out to celebrate the new path and to hear about the work that went into this project.
Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax
What: A class at the Richmond Art Center focusing on the use of wax in multi-media creations
When: Sunday, May 31st, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Playing with melted wax can add dimension and texture to a piece of work, though it is not commonly used in art. This class is an opportunity to explore the medium and create unique pieces of art.
Richmond Main Street Farmers' Market
What: The weekly farmers’ market from the Richmond Main Street Initiative
When: Wednesday, June 3rd, from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 13th Street and Nevin Avenue, Richmond
Why: The Richmond Main Street Farmers’ Market has some of the best produce in the city. Their stands feature fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers as well as a new initiative to make this food more accessible to low-income households.
Grand Opening of Contra Costa Family Justice Center
What: The grant opening of the new Contra Costa Family Justice Center
When: Thursday, June 4th, at 3 pm
Where: 256 24th Street, Richmond
Why: An important resource in any city, Richmond’s new family justice center will provide help to local families and victims of domestic abuse. Come out to this grand opening to learn how you can benefit from the new center.