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 September 18 through September 24.

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, September 18, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Stop by the weekly farmers’ market for some quality produce right in the City’s civic center.
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The War at Home
What: A new play from the East Bay Center for Performing Arts focusing on the history of racial police violence in the United States
When: Friday, September 18, at 7 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue
Why: From Richmond playwright Michele Wells, this new production is a provocative reminder of our county’s legacy of police violence.
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Costal Clean Up Day
What: The 31st annual Costal Clean Up Day, the largest volunteer event in the world
When: Saturday, September 19, from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Shimada Friendship Park, Richmond
Why: Richmond has more miles of coast than any other Bay Area city. Come out to do your part in keeping it clean.
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Bay Trail Plant Restoration
What: The monthly plant restoration event at Point Isabel
When: Saturday, September 19 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 to spend some time in nature.
To learn more, call Tom Kelly at (510) 684-6484


Spirit & Soul Festival
What: Live music, good food, and family fun at Richmond Main Street’s 7th annual Spirit & Soul Festival
When: Saturday, September 19, from 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Macdonald Avenue from Harbour Way to 13th Street, Richmond
Why: The premier event from Richmond Main Street, the Spirit & Soul Festival is a chance to have fun, enjoy live music, and cultivate pride in Richmond’s downtown corridor.
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Soulful Softball Sundays
What: The summer softball game series focused on building connections in the community
When: Sunday, September 20, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Nichol Park, Macdonald Avenue at 31st Street, Richmond
Why: Bringing together people from all parts of Richmond, the Soulful Softball Sunday games gather the community for a safe, fun game of softball.
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Jamming at the Baltic
What: The Baltic’s regular Tuesday jam session
When: Tuesday, September 22, at 9 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The Baltic offers some of the best music in Richmond, and their Tuesday jam sessions are an invitation to join the scene.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, September 23, 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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A Conference on Gender Responsiveness
What: The first annual conference from Reach Fellowship on empowering women post-incarceration
When: Thursday, September 24, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond City Council Chamber, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Reach Fellowship is leading the conversation on how to help women post-incarceration, and this conference is their most significant event yet. Join in to hear ideas and share your own.
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