This week in Richmond: Your guide to the city's best events

blogimage.jpgEvery week, Radio Free Richmond provides an offering of events in the city. Here is what's happening from November 21st through the 27th.

Three Angels at Masquers

What: The holiday comedy “My Three Angels” at Masquers Playhouse
When: Friday, November 21st, at 7:30 pm
Where: Masquers Playhouse 105 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Telling the story of three unlikely saints, “My Three Angels” is the perfect production to bring laughs and set the tone for the holiday season.
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Greening Richmond
What: The Greening Richmond Together Festival, organized by Groundwork Richmond
When: Saturday, November 22nd, from noon to 8 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: A celebration of the Richmond’s youth, environment, and community, the Greening Richmond festival is a celebration of the many efforts to better the city.
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Bobbie Love & Sugar Sweet
What: Restaurante La Revolucion’s regular Friday night Latin dance party
When: Saturday, November 22nd, from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Come out to the Baltic for the 50’s-era stylings of Bobbie Love & Sugar Sweet! They’re on stage for one night only, and it is sure to be a sock-hopping good time.
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Deck the Walls 2!
What: NIAD’s second annual holiday art gallery and sale is now open!
When: Now through Tuesday, December 23rd
Where: NIAD Art Center, 551 23rd Street, Richmond
Why: The artists at NIAD produce some of the most inventive and unique art in the area. Drop by the gallery to see their work and purchase a piece or two. All proceeds go to supporting the artists and the organization.
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Neighborhood Council Meetings
What: Several neighborhood councils are meeting next week
When: The days and times vary depending on the neighborhood
Where: Various locations — click the Learn more button below to find yours
Why: Neighborhood council meetings create a forum for hyper-local civic engagement. Come out to your local meeting to discuss the issues that matter to you and your neighborhood.
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Salute Thanksgiving
What: Every year, Salute E Vita Ristorante hosts a Thanksgiving meal for families in the area.
When: Thursday, November 28th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Salute E Vita Ristorante, 1900 Esplanade Drive, Richmond
Why: The owner of Salute, Menbere Aklilu, was penniless when she moved here from Italy in 1995. Aklilu had many people help her establish her restaurant, and every Thanksgiving she gives back to the community to show her thanks and offer meals for those who would otherwise go without.
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