Upcoming Craneway Events: Fall 2011

September 10, 2011, Saturday 5pm-11pm 

"Rocktagon" Mixed Martial Arts: Battle of the Bay II 

Ohio’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Rocktagon MMA, recently announced that their highly touted “Amateur Elite” MMA series will follow up their West Coast debut on September 10. In true Rocktagon MMA style, “Battle on the Bay” will feature the best in amateur MMA talent. The fight card is stacked with compelling match-ups and features many of California’s rising MMA stars. “Battle on the Bay II” will take place this Saturday at the spectacular Craneway Pavilion in Point Richmond, California. Tickets $25, $45 & $75. 925-689-0800 for VIP table. 

September 17, Saturday, 10am-5pm 

Green Drive Expo 

Whether you are a dedicated EV motorhead, or simply considering your family's first hybrid, Green Drive Expo is the place to explore technology, fuel efficiency, cost savings and eco-conscious transportation.SEE the latest in fuel-efficient and clean-energy vehicles! DRIVE new cars and compare! LEARN from expert speakers and hands-on exhibitsAdmission: $10 at the door; Discount coupons available in advance. Parking: $5 
September 24, 2011, Saturday 8pm-2am 
The Red Carpet Experience 
The Red Carpet Experience presents a night of music, fashion and ambiance all in one night. The night will start with a private reception that honors leaders that are making a difference within their communities. Blair Underwood has forged several partnerships that encompass community organizations such as, Richmond Pal, Berkeley Youth Alternatives, El Cerrito High School, the James Morehouse Project, and the Blair Underwood’s health and wellness program. These organizations will partake in this event by adding flavor to the Fashion show that will highlight the new Blair Underwood fall line that will be available at all K&G Superstores in November 2011. 
This is only the beginning; while patrons stroll about the Craneway Pavilion they can enjoy the waterfront view of all the adjacent bridges.  The V.I.P section and Cabanas will have the comfort of being at home and the visibility to capture all that’s going on within the venue. This is not only about a show, but a lifestyle. The Red Carpet Experience wants to provide you with a moment that will be unforgettable. This star-studded event will feature recording artist Robin Thicke, Faith Evans, Ginuwine, El Debarge and debuting Sydney Nycole. The party will really get cranking when musical hit maker Jermaine Dupree hits the stage as the celebrity DJ. Private Reception begins at 6:30, Doors open at 8pm, and the show begins at 9pm 

September 25, Sunday, 11am-5pm 

Qigong Retreat with Master Mingtong Gu 

In China, Qigong is an essential practice for vitality over a whole lifetime and these wise teachings are only recently reaching the west. The Chi Center presents this exciting opportunity to learn the powerful teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong direct from Qigong Master Mingtong Gu, who was recently awarded World Qigong Master of the Year by the World Qigong Congress.Tickets: $44 before Sept 20 and $55 after Sept 20 and at the door. More info: 

October 1 and 2, Saturday/Sunday, 10am-4pm 

The Great Train Expo 

The Great Train Expo is a national, traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show offers a variety of operating model  railroad and toy layouts for the entire family to enjoy in many different scales and gauges. Check them out and get some great ideas for your own layout! If you're interested in joining a local model railroading club, the Great Train Expo is a great place to visit some of the different clubs in your area and learn more about them. If you're looking to sell an old toy train, this is the perfect place. You can get appraisals and offers from multiple dealers under the same roof!Tickets:Adults: $7.00, Kids Under 12: FREE! 

October 7-10, Friday-Monday 

2nd Annual Divine Play Acroyoga Festival 

During the daytime, we have classes for all levels, even for people who have never tried AcroYoga before! Friday day-long intensives are an opportunity to do in-depth study, while the Main Festival offers over 100 classes to choose from. Our international faculty includes master teachers in the respective fields of yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage, as well as over 50 certified AcroYoga teachers from around the world. At night, we welcome the greater community to join us for unique evenings of celebration and entertainment, including circus performances, dance parties, bodywork exchanges, and kirtan. This year we are in partnership with Africa Yoga Project and a portion of our proceeds will go to benefit the programs of AYP in Kenya. We are joined by AYP founder and AcroYoga teacher Paige Elenson, who will be teaching about African acrobatics and the yoga of service alongside key members of AYP from Kenya! Be sure to join us for the Give Love Bodywork Benefit on Saturday night, where we will be giving love in the form of first class therapeutic flights, and all proceeds from this event will benefit AYP. Tickets info: 

October 14, Friday, 7pm -11pm 

Rosie the Riveter 1940s- USO Dance

Join us at the 5th Annual Rosie the Riveter 1940′s USO Dance hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a night to remember with live music, special guest musical groups, dancing, WWII period attire, free coffee and donuts, and cash bar and concessions. Dance the night away, USO style! Tickets coming soon online 

October 15, Saturday, 11am-6pm 

Home Front Festival by the Bay 

Celebrating Extraordinary Ordinary People. The 5th annual celebration of Richmond's special role in the history of modern America. Life on the Home Front during WWII was a significant part of the war effort for all participants and had a major impact on the outcome of the war. We honor and celebrate these "extraordinary ordinary people" whose effort brought a country together. Admission: FREEFeatured activities: YMCA Home Front Run, Kiwanis Classic Car Show, Tour Marina Bay on the DUCK, Live entertainment, Food and more 

November 5, Saturday 

Girl On Girl Dodgeball Tournament 

Come participate or support our cause as a spectator of 2000+ women in one big playground. Live entertainment, tournament games, cash prizes, bars, food and more.

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