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 July 31st through August 6th.

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


Carnival of the Stars
What: The annual carnival celebrating spirituality, free expression, and international culture
When: Saturday, August 1st, from 10 am to 10 pm
Where: The Richmond Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Belly dancing, cosplay, live entertainment, and much more — the Carnival of the Stars event is a one-of-a-kind celebration in Richmond.
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1st Saturdays at the Richmond Art Center
What: The monthly event of free art making and education at the Richmond Art Center
When: Saturday, August 1st, from 3 pm to 4 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond 
Why: The RAC invites you to learn about their programs and even try some out for yourself at this free event that’s fun for the whole family.
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe Comes to Richmond
What: One of the Bay Area’s leading performance art groups comes to Richmond to perform their new musical — for free
When: Saturday, August 1st, at 2 pm
Where: Nicholl Park, Macdonald Avenue at 31st Street, Richmond
Why: The Troupe’s new musical, “Freedomland” explores many sociopolitical issues that affect the daily lives of people in the United States today. Come out for a free and thoughtful performance.
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Soulful Softball Sundays
What: The new, weekly softball game to bring together the community
When: Sunday, August 2nd, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Nicholl Park, Macdonald Avenue at 31st Street, Richmond
Why: Bringing together people from all parts of Richmond, the Soulful Softball Sunday games are opportunity for the community to have fun together.
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National Night Out
What: The 30th annual National Night Out event in Richmond, featuring games, family fun, and much more to bring together Richmond’s community.
When: Tuesday, August 4th, at 5 pm
Where: The event starts at the Target parking lot, 4500 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Nation Night Out connects not only Richmond’s community but that of the entire country. Nearly 38 million people throughout the nation are expected to come out for an evening of family fun and camaraderie.
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Black Cat & The Rough Dogs
What: Black Cat & The Rough Dogs play at The Baltic
When: Wednesday, August 5th, at 8:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond 
Why: Live music, good beer, and an historical setting — The Baltic is one of the best music spots in town.
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Crop Swap
What: An event to trade excess produce from your garden with your neighborhoods.
When: Thursday, August 6th, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Have a few too many zucchinis, but not enough tomatoes? Come by the crop swap and you might just find what you’re looking for — while offloading some of your own excess produce.
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