Every week, Radio Free Richmond provides an offering of events in the city. Here is what's happening from September 26th through October 2nd.
A final summer concert in Point Richmond
What: The final show of the Point Richmond Summer Concert Series
When: Friday, September 26th, from 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm.
Where: The Caneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: Just because it isn't technically summer any longer, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a summer music festival. This one is the last such event of the year, so enjoy some tunes in the park while you still can.
City Council Candidates on a yacht
What: The Richmond City Council Candidates' Night, organized by the Point Richmond Neighborhood Council
When: Friday, September 25th, at 7 pm
Where: Richmond Yacht Club, 351 Brickyard Cove Road, Richmond
Why: Come out for a chance to hear the City Council candidates speak about issues that matter to the Point Richmond neighborhood.
East Bay Home Show
What: The East Bay Home Show, a weekend-long event dedicated to home projects, repairs and interior decorating.
When: Saturday, September 27th, and Sunday, September 28th, from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: With free admission, DIY classes, and a raffle for a free mattress, this event is a good chance to learn how to spruce up your home before relatives come for the holidays.
BAPAC Community BBQ
What: A community BBQ organized by BAPAC for the community to meet candidates for the City Council and Mayoral races.
When: Saturday, September 27th, from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: The Fisher Residence, 212 South 17th Street, Richmond
Why: Eating BBQ and talking with local political leaders, the BAPAC Community BBQ is a chance to talk about local issues outside of the City Council Chamber and get to know the candidates on a more personal level.
Screen printing and Diebenkorn
What: Renee Bott, co-founder of Paulson-Bott Press, discusses printmaking in the studio and her experiences with Richard Diebenkorn who currently has a show at the Richmond Art Center
When: Sunday, September 28th, from 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond
Why: Diebenkorn's show at the Richmond Art Center includes many pieces that have never been seen in public before. This discussion is a continuation of the behind-the-scenes presentation and offers information that will create a more holistic experience for the show.
The Mayoral candidates debate
What: The first formal debate between the candidates for Mayor
When: Monday, September 29th, from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Where: The City Council Chamber, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Each of the three candidates brings something different to the table, and each has a different vision for the city's future. This debate is an opportunity to hear the candidates articulate their views so you can make the most informed decision on November 4th.
The event will be available for streaming on KCRT here.
Story time at the library
What: The series of story times at the Richmond Library branches continues this week.
When: Tuesday, September 30th, at 11 am
Where: The Richmond Library West Side Branch, 135 Washington Avenue, Richmond
Why: Storytelling is not only a great way to entertain kids, it's also informative and helps them learn life lessons through narrative. Any story time is a great opportunity to take advantage of this.
Image courtesy of Ruidoso.