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– Art, History, Culture & the Outdoors – March 2016

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24 February 2016 — Richmond, CA: “This is the perfect month to celebrate outdoors, the community and the cool collection of culture, history and artistic happenings that make Richmond a treasure to be discovered”. said Beth Javens, Executive Director at Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau ( Richmond truly is poised for the present with a season of fun. ” 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 March 3: The Art of Living Black: Our American Experience 20th Anniversary,” exhibit speaking to a long history of social struggles, cultural affirmation and art making as a transformative practice, Richmond Art Center, Main and West Galleries, 2540 Barrett Avenue. Gallery Admission is free.

Friday March 4 – Friday March 25, “Variations on a Theme,” Art Exhibit organized by Robert Wuilfe, Tyler Hoare, Erica Martinez, & Mathew Wilson at NIAD Arts Center, 551 23rd Street, Richmond. M-F 10 am – 4 pm/Sat 12 -4 pm. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 5, 12 pm – 9 pm: RB Cellars Tasting Room GRAND OPENING, in the historic Riggers Loft Building of the former Kaiser Shipyard #3, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Point Richmond. Open for wine tasting, wines by the glass and bottle sales. For more information:

Saturday, March 5, 10am – 2:30 pm: Biking by the Bay – Rosie the Riveter Join East Bay Regional Park District recreational staff to bike the Bay Trail from Berkeley to the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park Visitor Center. Loaner bikes/helmets available upon request. Bring bag lunch or buy food at Seabreeze Market meeting place. 12+ years with adult required for ages 12 to 17 years. Registration required with $30 fee. Registration/Drop In Info.

Sunday, March 6, 9 am – 5 pm: Bay Area Yogathon at Craneway Pavillion benefitting Lazarex Cancer Foundation. For more information about this 4th annual yogathon sponsored by Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area, contact Pam Clemmons at

Thursday March 10, 7 – 8:30 pm: Artful Conversations, Arts of Pt Richmond, Community Center. Gather to meet and share thoughts on topics or experiences related to or around art, 139 Washington Avenue, Point Richmond.

Friday March 11: John Reischman & the JayBirds w/special guest, Point Richmond Acoustic concert at the historic First Methodist Church of Point Richmond, 201 Martina Avenue, Point Richmond. Tickets are available in advance $15 or $20 at the door.

Friday March 11, 6:00 pm: Chess Night, Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 MacDonald Avenue. For information: TC Ball 510.439.6311.

Saturday March 12, 12:30 – 3 pm: Opening Reception for “Variations on a Theme,” by Robert Wuilfe, Tyler Hoare, Erica Martinez & Mathew Wilson, NIAD Arts Center, 551 23rd Street.

Sunday, March 13, 6:30pm: Richmond Bay Trail Featured on OpenRoad, NBC Bay Area Channel 11. Doug McConnell’s OpenRoad on NBC Bay Area Channel 11 will explore the longest protected shoreline of any city in the Bay Area on segments of the Bay Trail in Richmond. We’ll see where ships were built that helped win World War 2, where passengers on transcontinental trains once boarded ferries for their final leg to San Francisco, and where explosives were made that helped build the west. Along the way, we’ll also encounter a lovely habitat for birds rubbing shoulders with an oil refinery and an old landfill and giving way to glorious views of San Pablo Bay.

Monday March 14, 10 – 12:30 pm: Hike the Point Pinole Trail with the Over the Hills Gang (hikers 55 and older). For more information 510.544.2233.

Monday March 14, 9 – 12:00 pm: Monday Birding, Miller Knox, first lot through tunnel, flat. For more information: 510.544.2233.

Saturday, March 19, 9am-12pm: FREE Fandango Mariachero, Son de La Tierra – one of East Bay Center’s Resident Companies, led by renowned Maestro Artemio Posadas and co-director Lolis García, continues to host monthly regional Fandangos and warmly welcomes members of the public of all ages to join. Fandangos are celebrations that feature traditional Mexican music, dance, song, poetry and a communal spirit of participation. East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street. For more information: 510.323.2492/

Saturday March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Opening Reception, “David Park: Personal Perspectives and the Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanity,” Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue. Admission is free.

Saturday March 19 through May 22: “David Park: Personal Perspectives and The Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanity,” Richmond Art Center. Celebrating its 80th Anniversary, the Art Center will present companion exhibitions that trace the human figure as vehicle in Bay Area art over the past 60 years, 2540 Barrett Avenue.

Saturday March 19, 10 – 5pm – Sunday March 20, 10 – 4 pm: East Bay Heritage Quilters (ENHQ) Voices in Cloth Extraordinary Quilts, over 300 exciting quilts and garments, special presentations and special exhibit by vintage quilt authority Julie Silber. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harborway South on the Richmond Waterfront. 2 day admission $15/advance tickets through 2/29 $10 Age 12 & under free. For more information:

Through March 19: “Richmond and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party,” at the Richmond Museum of History (400 Nevin Avenue). Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, the exhibit offers a glimpse of the party’s role in the City of Richmond. Museum visitors will learn about The Black Panther newspaper, which featured an investigation into Denzel Dowell’s killing in its first edition. Admission $5 adults/$3 seniors and students. For more information: 510-235-7387 or

Friday March 25, Sarah Caswell & 9 Horses, 7:30 pm: Sarah Caseell is hailed as “one of the top jazz violinists of her generation,” Point Richmond Jazz, 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond.

≈Friday March 25 6:00 pm: Chess Night, Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 MacDonald Avenue. For information: TC Ball 510.439.6311.

Friday March 25 & Saturday March 26, @ 8 pm: “The Elephant Man,” Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Point Richmond.

Saturday March 26, 1 pm – 4 pm: Live Music – Juke Joint Band, Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Boulevard in the historic Riggers Loft Building of the former Kaiser Shipyard #3. For more information: 510.234.8477

Saturday March 26, 1 – 2:30 pm: “See and Make Art Family Workshop,” Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue.

Beginning Wedesday March 2: Kaleidoscope Coffee Ongoing Activities. One of Point Richmond’s newest landmarks offers a month-long series of ongoing public activities: Wednesday March 2 & March 23, @10:30 – 11:30 am: Ukelele Sing & Play Along, Wednesday March 2, @7:30 pm, Songwriter Circle, Thursday March 3, March 24 & March 31, @7 pm, Open Mic Night.

Saturday March 26: 6pm ’til 9pm: Candle Light Dinner at Aky’s Cafe. Pre-Fixe $25, 201Tewksbury Avenue, Point Richmond.

Sunday March 27, 9 – 2pm: Wildcat Canyon Hike, the early history of Wildcat Canyon is similar to the history of all of California. Learn and explore during this 9 mile trip. Hiking shoes, water and snack to share. 8+yrs. Meet at Alvarado staging area. No registration; drop-in. For information, call: (510) 544-2233. Registration/Drop In Info.

Established as a 501c-6 tourism business improvement district established in 2004, the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization for the City of Richmond, California.