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June 29, 2011

Point Richmond Farmers Market Tonight

Where: Point Richmond, Park Place, Wednesdays, 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, FREE

It would be wonderful if Veterans could be in uniform, but it is not necessary to be honored.

Flags for the children and some special events also on June 29th.  Entertainment provided by The Prairie Rose Band.  The Richmond History Museum, The SS Red Oak Victory Ship and all 4 Armed services will have representatives.

Soldier' Angels will be collecting items for care packages which they will send to our troops or just give a donation to help with the postage.

We're at Park Place, north of Richmond Ave. and will run from 4pm to 8pm, through October 12.

Masquers Playhouse

Where: 105 Park Place
When: Through July 9th
All seats $20
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm

The Musical of Musicals  
(The Musical!)
What if all of your favorite musicals were rolled together into one compact über-show? This crowd pleaser is a melting pot of musical bliss that manipulates the classic "I can't pay the rent!" story in five acts. Each act references and parodies the style of Broadway's brightest: Rodgers & Hammerstein (Oklahoma!), Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera), and Kander & Ebb (Cabaret). This smash will keep you laughing from start to finish with sharp wit and puckish energy.

Point Richmond Music

Where: Park Place
When: Friday, July 8, 5:30 PM

Stairwell Sisters, San Francisco’s all-gal old-time teardown, play a deep and rowdy repertoire of timeless tunes plus a solid standing of smart, original material that is winning praise on a national level, www.stairwellsisters.com 

Houston Jones, a high-octane Americana quintet performs a strong original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel, www.houstonjones.com 


The Baltic

Where: 135 Park Place

Wednesday, June 29th
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Beehive
~ New Vaudville-Variaty Show & Open Mic

Friday, July 1st 
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm 
Reed Fromer Band 
The Reed Fromer Band is one of the Bay Area's most dynamic and enjoyable R&B bands, featuring top-level musicians and powerful vocals. The group's repertoire consists of exciting, danceable R&B/funk material and beautiful, moving rock and soul ballads. 
Saturday, July 2nd     
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Coastal Zone Band
~ Afro-Cuban-Jazz / R'n'B / Reggae / Calypso

Sunday, July 3rd 
2:00 pm
FiddleKit & Friends
This month the Baltic, besides having music 5 nights a week in the restaurant, will open it's beautiful Back Porch on Sunday afternoons from 2 'til 5 pm for music by an unsung, but brilliantly eclectic violinist, Kit Eakle (older brother of Matt Eakle, flutist with the David Grisman Quintet), and his broad assortment of musical friends - who are adepts at a plethora of styles from classical to bluegrass, rock to gypsy jazz, hard bop to country, and blues to western swing.   
6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Adachi & Preuss Duo - Jazz "standards" - piano/guitar duet featuring Michael Adachi and Jon Preuss at the Baltic Restaurant.  

Hidden City Café

Where: 109 Park Place

June 27, 2011 review from Chowhound

Point Richmond: Hidden City Cafe revisited - as American as pot roast, shortcake and salsa

After a year living in Guatemala, I’ve been craving American comfort food. There are few places that fit as well as Hidden City Cafe with omelets, hash browns, pot roast and shortcake.
Hidden City is still the top restaurant, IMO, in this part of the East Bay. There’s nothing comparable unless driving to Berkeley.
Chef and co-owner Shellie Bourgault, once worked at Chez Panisse. The food is simply prepared, often using organic ingredients. Bourgault is also a nutritional coach.
There is a small core of standard dishes, but order the specials that change weekly.
It is mainly classic coffee shop fare gone organic, but there are a few dishes with Mexican touches.
Here's what I had on two visits rated from A+ to F -
B …... Tomato, mushroom, Hobb’s smoked ham and jack cheese omelet
B - ..... Chicken and vegetable soup with ginger
B + … Pot roast with stewed vegetables, paprika potatoes and fresh horseradish sauce
B …... Strawberry and peach shortcake
B …... Mimosa
B - ..... Wine
B …... Coffee
Service: B + … Very, very good
Ambiance: B … Above average
Price: $$
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