Richmond art events in December

Looking for things to do in December? Here is a list of art events happening throughout next month:

Dec. 1, 8 and 15
Cannery Farmers' Market
Gulf of Georgia National Historic Site at 12138 Fourth Ave.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Musical performance by country roots music singer-songwriter Jimmy Porier from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Steveston’s winter food and artisan market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, features locally baked, grown, caught and crafted products, seasonal events and activities for all ages, and performances by home-grown musicians and entertainers. Operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, the market also features community organizations for special in-market events.
Website: http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/farmers-market

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Dec. 1
Richmond Singers Christmas Concert
Fraserview MB Church at 11295 Mellis Dr.
2:30 p.m.

Get into the holiday spirit by joining the Richmond Singers and new artistic director Fabiana Katz for our annual Christmas concert titled "A Festive Transition".  For many, Christmas represents tradition but this year we also celebrate life's changes as we transition from one director to another, from one season to another, and musically from one country to another with songs from different parts of the globe.  Join us for a wonderful afternoon of festive Christmas music!
Tickets: Online: https://richmondsingers.ca/concerts/or by email at richmondsingers@gmail.com 

Dec. 1
RDYO Holiday Concert: Winter Wonderland!
Bethany Baptist Church at 22680 Westminster Hwy
3:30 p.m.

The Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra's end-of-term concert celebrating the holiday season and featuring all divisions of the orchestra! For over 45 years, the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra (RDYO) has provided an orchestral education program for young musicians. The RDYO currently serves approximately 150 string, wind, brass, and percussion students, all in an ensemble setting.
Tickets: https://winterwonderland2019.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Dec. 1 – 31
Art Exhibition – Rompers Preschool / Terra Nova
Thompson Community Centre at 5151 Granville Ave.

Website: https://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/thompsoncentre/thompson.htm

Dec. 5
Free Film Screening: People of the Ice
Brighouse Library at 7700 Minoru Gate
4 -5 p.m.

For over 4,000 years, the Inuit have lived in harmony with their Arctic environment. In this frozen landscape, survival depends on a deep understanding of the natural world. Today, global warming threatens the very nature of their habitat. As the ice disappears, so does the Inuit culture it is intimately connected to. People of the Ice (52 minutes) looks at climate change through the eyes of Inuit from several generations, showing how Inuit must draw on their ancient traditions to survive as the planet heats up. This program is held in partnership with the National Film Board.
Website: https://yourlibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/5d41f27e00e88b2300edf469

Dec. 6
CIPA Photography (Mandarin) CIPA 摄影系列讲座(国语)
Brighouse Library at 7700 Minoru Gate
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Monthly Photography Presenter Series, in partnership with CIPA (Canada International Photography Association). Presentations are in Mandarin.
Title: Northern Lights Photography “北极光摄影”
Speaker: Da Yang
An exhibition of the photographer's photos will be held after the workshop.
Website: https://yourlibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/5d9e6a740619732400d3d923

Opening Reception Dec. 6, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dec. 7 - 31
ArtRich 2019
Richmond Art Gallery at 7700 Minoru Gate

The Richmond Arts Coalition is delighted to once again partner with the Richmond Art Gallery for ArtRich 2019, our third bi-annual, juried exhibition. This exhibition provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together. This year, ArtRich celebrates artists with a strong connection to the Lower Mainland, and features their experiences of living in the region. The entries do not fit any specific theme, but rather reflect the diversity of our community. The 63 artworks from 63 local artists included this year were chosen by a panel of three art professionals, Nan Capogna, Paige Gratland, and Hannamari Jalovaara, and represent a variety of mediums, from painting to sculpture to textiles. ArtRich 2019 will also feature a set of People’s Choice awards for our community’s favourite artworks, with cash prizes. Awards will be announced by the Richmond News at the end of the exhibition. The opening reception will take place on Dec. 6, 7 - 9 p.m., and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/art-rich-2019/

Dec. 7
JS/IS Concert
Richmond Public Library at 7700 Minoru Gate

10:30 a.m. – Intermediate Strings
12:30 p.m. – Junior Strings

Free concert. Holiday outreach from the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra.
Website: https://www.rdyo.ca/

Dec. 7
RDYO Outreach Concert
Aberdeen Centre at 4151 Hazelbridge Way
1:30 p.m.

Free concert featuring the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra's Junior and Senior Winds ensembles.
Website: https://www.rdyo.ca/concerts/

Dec. 7
Richmond Orchestra & Choir Concert
Lansdowne Centre at 5300 No. 3 Rd.
1:30 p.m.

Website: https://lansdowne-centre.com/holiday-entertainment-schedule/

Dec. 7, 14 and 21
Songs In The Snow: A Vintage Christmas
Steveston Museum and Post Office at 3811 Moncton St.
4 – 6 p.m.

Different dates will have different performers! Gather friends and family to welcome the holiday season with the Songs in the Snow concert series in Steveston Museum's Town Square Park. This is a free, family-friendly holiday event partnership between Steveston Historical Society, the Richmond Arts Coalition and Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre. Featuring local musicians, Girl Guides carolling in period costumes, children's crafts, hot beverages sponsored by G&F Financial, local vendors, and more, these events are not to be missed. This year, each of our three nights supports a different local charity. Bring the whole family for a night of holiday cheer. The series goes from 4 to 6 p.m. each Saturday evening whether it’s raining, snowing or dry.

Performers:
December 7 – RE:Sisters, Debeck Elementary, Wowk Elementary, Marcato
December 14 – Allie McDonald, Susan Skemp, Paco Ha
December 21 – ROCA (Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association); the Ukeladies of Lulu Island; Brass, Wind & Wire
Website: http://www.historicsteveston.ca/
 

Dec. 8
Holiday Outreach Concert
Minoru Centre for Active Living at 7191 Granville Ave.
3 p.m.

Free Concert by the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra featuring their Symphony Orchestra, Senior Strings, and Chamber ensembles.
Website: https://www.rdyo.ca/concerts/

Dec. 11
Jesse Wowk Elementary Public Concert
Aberdeen Centre at 4151 Hazelbridge Way
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

A performance by a RAC member group.
Website: https://www.aberdeencentre.com/images/2019_xmas.jpg

Dec. 12 – 31
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Gateway Theatre at 6500 Gilbert Rd.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most well-loved musicals of all time. A joyous re-imagining of the biblical story of Joseph, Jacob, and the coat of many colours, this heartwarming hit will have your whole family humming along. Audience considerations: This is a family-friendly production.
Recommended age: eight years and over
Website: http://gatewaytheatre.com/dreamcoat

Dec. 14
BC Registered Music Teachers' Association (Richmond Branch) Winter Wonderland Performance
Richmond City Hall at 6911 No. 3 Rd/
1 – 2 p.m.

Students achieving high marks and medal winners in 2019 RCM exams will perform. Donations to the Richmond Food Bank will be gladly accepted.
For more information, call 604.268.9559, visit www.bcrmta.com or email info@bcrmta.com.

Dec. 14
Marcato Youth Community Band Public Concert
Aberdeen Centre at 4151 Hazelbridge Way
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

A performance by a RAC member group.
Website: https://www.aberdeencentre.com/images/2019_xmas.jpg

Dec. 14
Christmas Time is Here
Fraserview MB Church at 11295 Mellis Dr.
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

An evening with the Richmond Orchestra & Chorus performing Christmas favourites from across the centuries. Whether it’s the baroque magnificence and tenderness of Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit, visions of sugar plum fairies courtesy of Tchaikovsky, nostalgic songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood, or other seasonal classics, there will be something to bring you cheer!
Website: https://www.roca.ca/roca-concert-season/2019/14/christmas-time-is-here


Dec. 14 – 18
The Livelihood of Contemporary China - Photography Exhibition
Lipont Place at 4211 No. 3 Rd.

Organized by the China Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of Canada. Co-organized by the North America Chinese Dance Academy. Free admission.
 

Dec. 15
BC Registered Music Teachers' Association (Richmond Branch) Aberdeen Centre Student Performances
Aberdeen Centre – Central Atrium at 4151 Hazelbridge Way
2 - 5:30 p.m.

A variety of audience-pleasing selections will be performed by students. Admission is free.
For more information, call 604.268.9559, visit www.bcrmta.com or email info@bcrmta.com.

Dec. 15
Richmond 140 Anniversary Gala
River Rock Casino Resort at 8811 River Rd.
7 – 10 p.m.

An event to celebrate Richmond's 140th Anniversary and offer awards to outstanding contributors of the city.
Website: https://www.richmond.ca/newsevents/richmondcalendar/EventSearch/Event.aspx?EventID=12646

Dec. 17
Debeck Elementary School Public Concert
Aberdeen Centre at 4151 Hazelbridge Way
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

A performance by a RAC member group.

Dec. 19
Quilchena Public Concert
Aberdeen Centre at 4151 Hazelbridge Way
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 19
Greg Meloche
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site at 5180 Westwater Dr.
7:30 p.m.

The Steveston Folk Guild presents Greg Meloche who has been performing in Richmond since 1995. He combines acoustic guitar and bodhran (Celtic drum) with the deep, smooth voice of a troubadour somewhere between Stan Rogers and Roger Whittaker. Greg performs original compositions and an eclectic mix of songs from traditional folk and country to 50’s and 60’s pop-rock. From the weird to the wonderful, expect the unexpected when Greg takes the stage.

Website: http://www.stevestonfolk.net/ 

Dec. 21
Christmas with Elvis
River Rock Casino Resort at 8811 River Rd.

Celebrate the holiday season with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll when the tribute show A Christmas with Elvis comes to the River Rock Casino Resort. Ted Torres, Matt Cage and Jonathan Lyons are the closest thing to the King in concert you’ll ever see! You’ll relive the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s Elvis with this spectacular show featuring three decades of Elvis backed up by the Legends All-Star Band! The Elvis from the 1950’s is a hip-swiveling superstar with blue suede shoes, twitching lip and slicked back pompadour hair. The Elvis from the 1960’s fully embraces his status as a worldwide superstar and sex symbol, while the Elvis from the 1970’s lights up the stage with his iconic jumpsuits and signature moves. Hear all the hits plus a sprinkle of the King’s seasonal favourites such as “All Shook Up”, “Suspicious Minds” and “Jailhouse Rock” as well as Christmas classics like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Blue Christmas”, A Christmas with Elvis is the perfect holiday event.
Website: https://riverrock.com/event/christmas-with-elvis/

Nov. 30 – Dec. 22
Merry Musical Christmas
Aberdeen Centre at 4151 Hazelbridge Way

Performances from a variety of local music groups and schools.
Full performance schedule: https://www.aberdeencentre.com/images/2019_xmas.jpg

Dec. 31
New Year's Spectacular
River Rock Casino Resort at 8811 River Rd.

Don’t miss the New Year’s Spectacular featuring Yolanda Fletcher as Aretha Franklin and Bobby Brooks Wilson performing as Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke together with the Moon Coin Show Band. It’s a fabulous “oldies” Rock ‘n’ Roll show, just like the old days when the music was pure and simple and played the way it’s supposed to be played.
Website: https://riverrock.com/event/new-years-spectacular/

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