Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from June 5th through June 11th.
Check out our events calendar for more happenings in the city, and email [email protected] to share your event!
A Farmers Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, June 5th, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: 24th Street and Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Fresh fruits and veggies, right at our Civic Center. Stop by the weekly, year-round farmers market for some quality produce.
What: A play from Leadership Public School students about the intersection of perspectives from police officers and young adults.
When: Friday, June 5th, at 6 pm
Where: The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond
Why: Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, and too many more to count: this play is an effort to work through past violence and come to a mutual understanding.
Healthy Village Festival
What: Richmond Main Street Initiative’s 6th annual Healthy Village Festival
When: Saturday, June 6th, from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Harbour Way and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: With giveaways, cooking demos, live music, and more, the Healthy Village Festival is a chance to gather the resources to stay healthy.
East Bay Open Studios
What: A weekend-long open studio event featuring some of the East Bay’s best artists.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 6th and 7th, from 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Bridge Art Space, 23 Maine Street, Richmond
Why: Bridge Art Space hosts everything from painting, to woodwork, to sculpture. Peruse their open studio to admire local artwork or even pick up a piece to bring home.
Bag Ladies’ Butterfly Blues
What: The latest play from RAW Talent exploring life as a young woman of color in Richmond
When: Sunday, June 8th, at 7 pm
Where: DeAnza High School, 5000 Valley View Road, El Sobrante
Why: The young poets, actors, and playwrights at RAW Talent, the performing arts program at the RYSE Center, have made a name for themselves for exposing hidden experiences in the city. Come out to see their one night only performance.
Adventure Theater at the Library
What: The Richmond Public Library hosts Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater
When: Monday, June 8th, from 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: The adventure theater is a great chance for kids to get in on the fun by making sound effects, getting up on stage, and having fun with story time
Historic Film Festival
What: The Historic Film Festival continues with “The Fighting 69th”
When: Thursday, June 11th, boarding starts at 6 pm and the movie begins at 7 pm
Where: Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Boulevard, Richmond
Why: Viewing a historic film on a historic ship is about as close as you can get to the real deal. Come out to enjoy a movie and take a trip back in time.
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