This year’s theme for the RYSE Youth Center’s annual fundraiser, Rich City Blues, honors Richmond’s cultural past as a hub for blues, jazz, and zydeco in the 1940s. The youth center is celebrating the arts renaissance of Richmond.
This “happy hour” style event is an opportunity for community members to experience firsthand the exciting and interactive programs that youth enjoy at RYSE. This event is for adults age 21 or over.
The event will be held 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at the RYSE Youth Center, located at 205 41st St. in Richmond.
At ‘Be A Kid’ guests get a sneak peek of ‘Richmond Renaissance,’ RYSE’s youth-led theatrical production premiering on May 6 and 7 at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. The play is set in a Black-owned juke joint in 1940s North Richmond, where blues and love inspire communal growth.
The play will be shown from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on those days and the theater is located at 540 Ashbury Ave. in El Cerritto. All ages are welcome to attend.
Guests can support the youth programming at RYSE by sponsoring either event as an organization (contact Tavae Samuelu at [email protected] for more information); bringing a group of 5 or more friends, youth or co-workers to Richmond Renaissance and get a major discount; or buying individual tickets to either event.
Early bird tickets for ‘Be a Kid is $20.