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 25 through October 1.

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


Summer Concerts in Point Richmond
What: The final show of the season for Summer Concert Series in Point Richmond
When: Friday, September 25, at 5:30 pm
Where: Park Place and Washington Avenue, Point Richmond
Why: With Soji & the Afrobeats and SOL performing back to back, the Point Richmond Summer Concert Series comes to a close with a diverse set of acts.
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Point Richmond Jazz
What: Right after the Summer Concert Series ends, the 2015 season of The Point is Jazz begins with Paul Anastasio and Tony Marcus
When: Friday, September 25, at 8 pm
Where: 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond
Why: The Point is Jazz series brings some of the best contemporary Jazz acts to the city, and this week’s season opener is no exception.
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Getting Ready for College Conference
What: An event organized by the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Write Coach Connection and many others to prepare the city’s high schoolers for college. 
When: Saturday, September 26, from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Between organizing transcripts, applying for schools, and choosing the right school, getting ready for college can be a daunting task. This event aims to make this easier and expand the number of Richmond High Schoolers who go on to college.
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What: A solar block party and installation event to bring solar power to low-income communities
When: Saturday, September 26, from 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: 418 Malcolm Drive, Richmond 
Why: Solar power is an environmentally sustainable, efficient way to power your house, and this one-of-a-kind event is an chance to expand this option into new areas.
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Wings and Capes at the Richmond Art Center
What: A family-friendly class at the Richmond Art Center to make wings and capes for Halloween costumes
When: Saturday, September 26 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: The Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Why buy a Halloween costume when you can make your own? This event at the Richmond Art Center is an opportunity to do just that.
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Pedro’s Salsa Connection
What: The monthly salsa night at The Baltic
When: Saturday, September 26, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: A new monthly event at The Baltic, Pedro’s Salsa Connection brings a new flavor of music to the Point Richmond venue.
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Job and Career Expo
What: A day of making connections and meeting representatives from various industries to spark a new career.
When: Wednesday, September 30, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Organized by the City of Richmond, this expo is a day for employers to hire local talent right in Richmond, and for community members to star a new career.
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Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, September 30, 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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