Diversity, Recreation and Exhibits celebrated in February

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Diversity in Culture, Recreation and Exhibits celebrated throughout Richmond in February

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6 February 2016 — Richmond, CA: “February in Richmond is about reflection, celebration and adoration through culture, museums and attractions,” said Beth Javens, Executive Director at Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.visitrichmondca.com).

More city-wide February events in Richmond:

In addition to the every-day activities along Richmond’s trails and waterfront, there are several special events taking place throughout the city this month: Through February 20 (Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm), The Gamester at Masquers Playhouse: Historic Point Richmond Now through March: “Richmond and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party” exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History (400 Nevin Avenue). A new exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History offers a glimpse of the party’s role in the city. The exhibit, “Richmond and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party,” features dozens of photographs and newspaper clippings. Museum visitors will learn about The Black Panther newspaper, which featured an investigation into Denzel Dowell’s killing in its first edition. The exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding for the Black Panther Party. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students over 12. For more information, call (510) 235-7387 or visit www.richmondmuseum.org.

Tuesday, February 9, 4pm – 6pm: “Meet the Mayor. ” Mayor Tom Butt and NIAD invite you to attend “Works from Richmond’s NIAD Art Center” in the Mayor’s Office. The mayor is excited to partner with NIAD for a second year and feature new creative works at his office. NIAD’s visual arts program has promoted meaningful independent living by area artists with disabilities for more than 35 years. Come join us for this wonderful event and open house. Light refreshments will be provided.

February 6 – 27: Richmond Arts Center February events:


Saturday, February 6, 12pm-2pm: Artist’s Talk: The Art of Living Black FREE


Saturday, February 6, 2pm-5pm: Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception


Saturday, February 13, 2:30pm-4pm: Jazz Art Workshop FREE 2:30-4pm


Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19, 9:30am-4:30pm: Presidents’ Week Art Camps.


Sunday, February 21, 1pm-3pm: Artist’s Talk: Clear Thoughts Muddy Matter FREE


Saturday, February 27, 1pm-2:30pm: See & Make Art Family Workshop FREE The Richmond Art Center, the East Bay’s www.richmondartcenter.org

Beginning Sunday, February 7 – Kaleidoscope Coffee Ongoing Activities. One of Point Richmond’s newest landmarks offers a month-long series of ongoing public activities:

Sunday, February 7, 10am: Storytelling for Children;

Wednesday, February 10, 17 & 24 @10:30am-11:30am: Ukulele Sing & Play Along;

Thursday, February 11, 18 & 25 @ 7pm: General Open Microphone;

Friday, February 12, 7:30pm: Point Richmond Acoustic Rita Hosking w/special guest Historic Point Richmond

Saturday, February 13, NAID Art Center Opening Reception: Ceramic Works of Sylvia Fragoso

Saturday, February 20, 9am-12pm: FREE Fandango, East Bay Center 109 Park Place, Point Richmond). Café Society is an arts’ organization whose members are poets, writers, musicians, dancers for the Performing Arts. Richmond Main Street.

Monday, February 22: 9am-12pm, Birding at Miller / Knox. Miller/Knox: www.ebparks.org

Friday, February 26, 7pm: Café Society painters, photographers, playwrights, artists in any and all mediums who are dedicated to supporting the arts in every way. The artists of Café Society are united by the thought that what we’re doing is both necessary and valuable and this single vision: We are all storytellers!

Café Society sponsors Fourth Fridays at Kaleidoscope Coffee in which various Society members put together an event for your pleasure at the amazing new Kaleidoscope Coffee in order to introduce café-going people to what’s happening now in the arts. Cassie Cushing has offered her new and amazing events space as interdisciplinary venue. 109 Park Place, Historic Point Richmond. www.kaleidoscopecoffee.com

Friday, February 26, 7:30pm: Point Richmond Jazz featuring Five Play & The PRJAZZ String Quartet www.prjazz.org Historic Point Richmond

Saturday, February 27: Lane Victory half Marathon 10K and 5K by Brazen Racing. Richmond Waterfront

Friday, February 27 4pm-10pm Bay Area Derby. Craneway Pavilion Richmond Waterfront

Saturday, February 27, 6pm ’til 9pm: Candle Light Dinner at Aky’s Cafe. Pre-Fixe $25 in Historic Point Richmond


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