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24 January 2017– Richmond, CA: “Come to Richmond in February for a perfect pairing of art, food, fun and community, said Marsha Tomassi, Board President of the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “You can enjoy some of the best art, exhibitions and music the Bay Area has to offer right here, right now, in Richmond.”
Check out unique lodging options on and come enjoy a unique Stay Cay weekend along the historic Richmond waterfront. Special activities in Richmond this February include:

• Friday February 3, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Richmond Museum Association Fundraising Dinner “Revealing Hidden History.” A fundraiser to benefit the renovation of the museum’s permanent exhibit. Enjoy a fun, silent auction, dinner, dancing & remarks by Dr. Kent Lightfoot of UC Berkeley Richmond Country Club, 1 Markovich Lane, Richmond. Tickets $75 individual/$600 table. For information: (510) 235-7383.

• Saturday February 4, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Opening Reception For Winter Exhibitions. Exhibitions include: 21st Annual Art of Living Black, Marvin Lipofsky: Molten Matter/Fantastic Form and Teacher Is Artist: Study/AIC Faculty Show. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For information: (510) 620-6772/

• Sunday February 5 and Sunday February 12, M-F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM/Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: AC5’s “About Face” Painting Workshop for Veteran’s. FREE. Showing through February 10, “Deatra Colbert” at Yali’s Café Stanley Hall. Through February 12, Sylvia Fragoso at the Good Luck Gallery, NIAD Art Center. 551 23rd Street, Richmond. For information: (510) 620-0290.

• Sunday February 5 – Wednesday February 8: CODEX 2017 – The 6th Biennial International Book Fair. Celebrating the Art of the Book In China. Tickets are $30 multi-day, $10 single day, $5 student (with ID). Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For schedule and more information:

• Friday February 10, 7:30 PM: Point Richmond Acoustic Presents An Evening With Legendary Pete Rowan + special guests. Don’t miss this special evening with bona fide folk icon and giant of roots music Pete Rowan. Tickets are $20 -$25 and available at Historic First Methodist Church, 201 Martina Avenue, Point Richmond. For information:

• Sunday February 12, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Oyster Sunday. Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For reservations email

• Sunday February 12, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: National Park Service Centennial Celebration. (FREE). Join the National Park Service to commemorate 100 years of park history and discovering all the parks have to offer. Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Visitor Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000. For information: (510) 232-5050.

• Saturday February 18, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Jazz Art (FREE). Listen to acclaimed musicians and let their music inspire you to make art. Materials are provided by the Art Center, but feel free to bring your own. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP appreciated for groups larger than six by calling 510.620.6772 or sending an email to Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For information: (510) 620–6772/

• Friday February 24, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Sip & Make. Join the Richmond Art Center after hours in the courtyard and galleries for an evening of music, art-making and warm tasty drinks. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For information: (510) 620–6772/

• Friday February 24, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Café Society’s Fourth Friday – Storytelling/Reading + Art. Café Society sponsors Fourth Fridays at Kaleidoscope Coffee in order to introduce café-going people to what’s happening now in the arts. All events begin with introductions & wine & coffee at 7:00 PM, presentations at 7:30 PM. Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond.

• Saturday February 25, 11:00 AM: “The Importance of Being Local, For Design and Habitat” with Judith Lowry Larner of Larner Seeds. As author and owner of Larner Seeds, Larner has championed native plants in the landscape for 40 years. Come learn the reasons to use locally native plants in the habitat garden, from the perspectives of the purist, the bees, and the designer. Annie’s Annuals, 740 Market Avenue, Richmond. For information: (888) 266-4370.