Greetings from the Richmond!

When I was in high school, a friend and I ordered a custom vanity plate for our art history teacher’s car. It said IN2ART. We thought it was clever. Others thought she was into some guy named Art. Ba-boom.

I mention this anecdote from my creative past because this weekend, Richmond District artists will open their doors for weekend 2 of Open Studios. Painters, photographers, mixed media – we’ve got it all. Dim Sum and then a little art. Mmm, sounds good, right?

While you’re over checking out our artists, stop in Table Asia Gallery at 12th and Lake. This gallery of Japanese antiques is offering 20% off and raising money for Clare Lilienthal School in the process. A+ for effort Table Asia!

Moving from art to music, we had a little commotion on Monday night when notorious homophobic reggae artist Buju Banton was scheduled to play at the Rockit Room on Clement Street. The show went on, and a small but vociferous group of protesters came out to oppose it. It sparked some interesting dialogue at the protest and on the blog afterwards. Check out video, pics and readers’ comments.

The NIKE Women’s Marathon is winding through our ‘hood this Sunday. Check here for information on road closures and tips on where to watch the race. Just do it. Oh, and someone is looking for a place to set up their free bacon station anywhere after mile 14. They need power! Check the comments if you can help.

And just in case you too were foiled by the Blue Angels’ abrupt pullout on Saturday, you can see some of their Sunday show in this video I shot down at Crissy Field. Their low-fly show made for great goosebumps.

I’ll close out this Richmond Report with something for the kids. This Sunday, as part of Tricycle Music Fest, The Time Outs bring their lively mix of indie pop, 60s garage and good old-fashioned rock-n-roll to the Richmond Library for a free concert. Check them out in the video below.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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