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Richmond Offers A Cornucopia of Events & Activities This November!


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Richmond Offers A Cornucopia of Events & Activities This November!

28 October 2016 – Richmond, CA: “Richmond is now a “go to” destination for major Bay Area events”, said Marsha Tomassi, Board President of the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This November is no exception. We are proud to welcome visitors to Richmond to enjoy events and activities large and small – from Bay Area Crab Fests and benefit Soiree’s at the Craneway Pavilion to celebrating Main Street flourishing with vibrant art and creativity, there is truly something for everyone here in Richmond.”

Check out unique lodging options on and come enjoy a weekend along the historic Richmond waterfront. Fun activities in Richmond this November include:

• Tuesday November 1 – Saturday November 5: The Arts Political Exhibit. An exhibition of 7 artists taking this moment on the verge of the 2016 presidential election to reconsider where we are and where we might be headed. Exhibit curated by artists Art Hazelwood and Barbosa Prince running October 8 – November 5. BridgeMakerARTS, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond. /(510) 233-3348.

• Tuesday November 1 – Tuesday November 8: Rich City Rides – A Photo Documentary Exhibit by Josue Hernandez. Documenting cyclists living in Richmond, CA and where, how and why they ride. Rich City Rides Campaign Office, 1021 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond. For information:

• Wednesday November 2 and Wednesday November 9, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Richmond Main Street Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative and produced by the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association. Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared lunch, gourmet items, artisan vendors, specialty foods and more. All produce comes from California farms. 13th Street and Nevin Avenue. For more information:

• Thursday November 3, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Richmond Main Street Crystal Anniversary Celebration. Celebrating 15 years of service and the revitalization of historic downtown Richmond. Enjoy wine, tapas, live music, dancing and a silent and live auction. Plus, a special salute to our Rosie the Riveter Downtown Champion, Betty Reid-Soskin. Riggers Loft Winery, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. For tickets: or (510) 236 – 4049/

• Friday November 4 – Saturday November 26, M-F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM/Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Overloaded – Contemporary Art, Folk Art & Unique Objects, Organized by Phil Linhares. NIAD Art Center. Phil Linhares served as Chief Curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California from 1990 to 2011, Director of the Mills College Art Gallery (now Museum) 1978-1989 and Director of Exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute, 1967-1977. NIAD Art Center. 551 23rd Street, Richmond. (510) 620-0290.

• Friday November 4, 5:30 PM: LIVE MUSIC. Brian Lawrence jazz pianist. Riggers Loft, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond.

• Saturday November 5 and Saturday November 19, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration. Join Tom and Jane Kelly for their native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park. Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or  

• Saturday November 5, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: “Making Our Artists Talk.” Artists Squeak Carnwath, Hung Liu, Dru Anderson, and Michael Hall will participate in one of the Making Our Mark Artists’ Talks related to the 80th anniversary year exhibition running through November 12. Artists will discuss their individual practices and how they have experienced the teacher/student/assistant relationship. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For more information: (510) 620-6772/

• Saturday November 5, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM: CycleFest 2016. Join the NorCal League and the cycling community for a lively evening complete with silent and live auctions, live music, incredible food and drinks, great company and a fun panel discussion with esteemed NorCal League alumni. Enjoy a fabulous evening, and support high school cycling in Northern California. Craneway Conference Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. Tickets and information:

• Saturday November 5, 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM: Soiree by the Bay: Hospice by the Bay’s Annual Ball. Dine, Dance and Drink in the stunning views. Elegant dinner, dancing till midnight with the Dick Bright Orchestra and a live auction. Hospice by the Bay is celebrating the expansion of its pediatric programs into the East Bay. Funds raised at this event support the community-based non-profit’s caring programs. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond. For tickets and information: (415) 526-5500/

• Sunday November 6, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Oyster Sunday. Good times at R&B Cellars pairing raw and grilled oysters with wine. Admission $10 includes 2 oysters and a glass of wine. R&B Cellars at Riggers Loft, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. Advance reservations required. Call (510) 233-2065.

• Sunday November 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Bay Trail Walk. FREE. Take a leisurely one-hour stroll along the Bay Trail and explore Home Front history with a park ranger (rain cancels). Rosie the Riveter WWII Visitor Education Center. 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information: (510) 232-5050.

• Saturday November 12, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 10th Annual Home Front Family Run/Walk – the Live, Love Laugh Together 5K/10K & Half-Marathon. Join the Hilltop Family YMCA in celebrating 10 years of togetherness. All proceeds go to funding healthy living programs in the community. Marina Bay Richmond – Bay Trail. Ford Assembly Plant, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information: (510) 222-9622. To register:

• Saturday November 12, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Closing Reception: Making Our Mark. The 80th Anniversary year exhibition celebrating artists who have exhibited, supported and enriched programs at Richmond Art Center including Jim Melchert, Hung Liu, Squeak Carnwath and Lia Cook who had their very first exhibitions here, closes with this final event. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For more information: (510) 620-6772/

• Wednesday November 16, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Bay Trail Walk in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Explore the explosive past and the exciting future of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, enjoy new trails and improve your health with a friendly walking group led by an EBRPD ranger. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water and dress for the weather. Heavy rain cancels. For information: (510) 544-3258.

• Thursday November 17, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Annual Thanks For Giving Luncheon. Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Richmond County Club, 1 Markovich Lane, Richmond. For information:

• Thursday November 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Home Front Film Festival 2016: Defiance (2008) aboard the SS Red Oak Victory. FREE admission with a suggestion donation of $10 to help preserve and maintain the ship. 1337 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. For information:

• Friday November 18, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Mind Life Project’s 2nd Annual Benefit Concert. The night will be filled with Mindful Hip-Hop performed by the highly talented Mindful Life Hip Hop team and other special music performances plus special guests, appetizers, a silent auction, and cash bar. Come show your support for Mind Life Project’s work with over 8,600 students. Craneway Pavilion Conference Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information/tickets:

• Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 (Time TBD): Soul Endeavor I and II. FREE. Two days of highly diverse recitals featuring Center music students performing solo and in small ensembles. East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond. For information:

• Saturday November 19, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Fried Crab Festival. Join the fun at FriedCrabFest one of the most acclaimed food festivals in the country with plenty of fresh Dungeness crab. The festival celebrates not only Fried Crab but brings Seafood, Soul and Asian-creole goodies, music, and kids’ events into a spectacular 1-day event for everyone. General Admission: $50. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South. For information:

• Sunday November 27, 12:00 PM – 5:00PM: Foreign to California Day at the Golden State Railroad Museum. $5 Adults/$3 seniors and children. 900 A Dornan Drive, Point Richmond. For more information: (510) 234-4884 or