Things to do in Richmond this weekend: Masquers new play, Literacy Festival, Men Who Cook, and more

Things to do in Richmond this weekend: Masquers new play, Literacy Festival, Men Who Cook, and more
Masquers Playhouse production of "Spring Awaking" opens April 12.

Spring Awakening @ Masquers Playhouse

APRIL 12 – MAY 5, 2024

Spring Awakening is based on a scandalous German play from 1891 about sexual awakening and self-discovery. In the 2006 Broadway show it was turned into an alt-rock musical with a folk-infused rock score. IT WON 8 TONY AWARDS including BEST MUSICAL! Be prepared, Spring Awakening packs a powerful emotional punch! Mature themes. Parental guidance suggested. Single tickets for Musicals are $35. Seniors and Students save 10 percent. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Additionally, there is one Special Performance per production on a Thursday evening for the discounted price of $15 per ticket. Seating is General Admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-232-4031.

GROOVE PORTAL @ Rigger's Loft Wine Co.

Friday, April 12, 2024, 6 — 9 p.m.

Groove Portal is an East Bay band that lays down soulful and funky beats to elicit joy and celebration for all who listen. That joy often manifests in your soulful dance moves. We play house parties, benefits, events, and outdoor concerts. Contact us at Help Support Live Musicians - $5 Per Person Music Cover Charge


Friday, April 12, 2024 8 p.m.  11:55 p.m.

DONNIE VIE Donald Edwin Vandevelde, better known by his stage name Donnie Vie, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the main songwriter and lead vocalist of the rock band Enuff Z'Nuff.

ALEX KANE Guitarist, singer, songwriter, frontman, producer—Alex Kane has done it all. The man never stops working, and he’s been rewarded with some high-profile gigs playing guitar for all of the surviving Ramones (Marky, Richie and CJ), Enuff Z’Nuff, Little Caesar and, most recently, Shark Island. Those who saw his own band AntiProduct will never forget it—Kane created a melody fueled arena rock experience for small stages. And a few big ones.

• The Literacy Festival @ the Richmond Auditorium
April 13, 2024 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Author Talks, Library Updates, Music, Book Giveaways, Free Food, and more! 
Richmond Memorial Auditorium|403 Civic Center Plaza

• Campaign Launch Party: Claudia Jimenez, City Council District 6 @ Richmond Art Center Friday, April 12 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Join us for a family-friendly evening of fun art activities, music, dancing, and small bites. Hear from Vice Mayor Claudia Jimenez and special guests supporting her 2024 re-election campaign.

• Wine Country Pickleball for All @ the Craneway Pavilion
April 13

The Wine Country Pickleball for All Spring Classic is moving to the Craneway this weekend, SaturdayApril 13. Set to be an all-day event bringing in hundreds of players, we are excited to showcase players of all skill levels in our one-of-a-kind waterfront facility. The tournament will occupy all 12 courts, so open play will be available OL from 6 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 8 -11 p.m. for members this Saturday. Members are invited for free to spectate, non-members are $5! Enjoy and support fellow pickleballers, taste our food and drink specials, and try the many amenities at this fun event!

District 6 Community Meet & Greet with Shawn Dunning

April 13, 2024 4 - 6 p.m.
Let's celebrate our newest cafe in the neighborhood: El Jardín de los Sueños! Free Sandwich Bites and Smoothies! Meet your Neighbors! Hear about Shawn's approach to collaborative leadership for Richmond. YOUR VOICE MATTERS,
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Opening reception @ Arts of Point Richmond
April 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Opening reception for Real! Live! Color! an exhibition of tapestry weaving and textile art by AOPR member Laura Kamian McDermott: Saturday, April 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. at ar•ti•fact gallery, 109 West Richmond Avenue in downtown Point Richmond. Come support your fellow artist and local galleries!

• Men Who Cook @ Cobiz

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 2-5 p.m.

We're excited! We promise you DO NOT want to miss this event and opportunity to support girls throughout the Bay Area at Men Who Cook! Food, music, raffles, silent auction, "Fund a Girl" auction, beer, wine, and more. Get Tickets TODAY:

Brazillian Happiness @ Sailing Goat
April 14, 2024, 4 – 7 p.m.

Sambamba is Lau Paiva, Rodrigo Lemes, and Andrew Scott + Special guests. They bring the joy of the samba from Rio de Janeiro from the mellow Bossa Nova of Jobim to the Samba Cancao and Samba de Raiz of Paulinho da Viola and Martinho da Vila to Samba-Pagode of Zeca Pagodinho, Almir Guineto, Jorge Aragao, Revelacao and beyond to get everyone in the mood for a true Carioca Sunday! Time & Location. Sailing Goat at Point San Pablo Harbor, 1900 Stenmark Dr, Richmond, CA 94801. Sailing Goat is the newest addition to a farm-to-table restaurant experience in a fabulous outdoor setting! A bayside escape to nourish the body and feed the soul offering coastal cuisine with seasonal plates, local beer and wine to the sounds of live music!!!Donation based-sliding scale $5-$20 per person. We truly appreciate your support for the Arts!

• Second Sundays @ The Point

April 14, 12-4 p.m.

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