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6 things to do in Richmond this weekend

The rain doesn't bother us anyway.
The Annual Pumpkin Drop is being held at Steveston Fire Hall this weekend.

It's getting wet and chilly, but that won't stop Richmondites from having fun. For those thinking of leaving their cozy homes, here are five activities that might make this weekend a little more fun:

1. Richmond Firefighter's Charitable Society's annual pumpkin drop

The Annual Pumpkin Drop is happening this weekend at Steveston Fire Hall. Participants are invited to climb the hose tower and, you guessed it, drop some pumpkins. Participation is by donation and all proceeds will go to Richmond Firefighter's Charitable Society and benefit local charities and causes.

Date and time: Nov. 5 to 6, 2022 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Place: Steveston Fire Hall, 11011 No. 2 Rd.

2. In Memoriam, a Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association concert

The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association is holding a concert featuring Fauré’s Requiem and other music to commemorate those we have lost over the past few years. This concert will be recorded and available for streaming in December 2022. Tickets can be purchased online.

Date and time: Nov. 5, 2022 ( 

Place: South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Rd.

3. Youth Art Mart

Richmond Youth Media Program's Youth Art Mart is being held at the Richmond Cultural Centre this weekend. Works by young local artists include original art, jewelry, knitwork, pins, plants, stickers and so on. The market is cash only.

Date and time: Nov. 4 to 5, 2022 (4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5)

Place: Performance Hall at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate

4. That Other Hunger exhibition at RAG

This weekend is your last chance to check out Richmond artist Vanessa Brown's exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery. That Other Hunger explores the concept of holes with delicate metal sculptures, sounds, video projections and textiles, creating an immersive experience that might just bring you down a rabbit hole about holes.

Date and time: now until Nov. 6, 2022 (RAG closes at 5 p.m.)

Place: Richmond Art Gallery, 180-7700 Minoru Gate

5. Pop Up Art Show at Steveston Museum

Check out artists Jennifer James' unique encaustic paintings (using beeswax-based paint) and clay sculptures, and Weslyn Morrison's acrylic paintings. The pop-up exhibits are open daily until Nov. 10. A portion of sales goes towards the Steveston Historical Society's programs and events.

Place: Steveston Museum, 3811 Moncton St.

6. Richmond Public Library film screenings for Veterans' Week

The Richmond Public Library is hosting film screenings from the National Film Board for Veterans' Week. Short films will be screened at the Brighouse branch's Launchpad area whenever the library is open from Sunday, Nov. 6 to Thursday, Nov. 10. Canada Remembers - Part One - Turning the Tide (1995) will be screened this Sunday.

Date: Nov. 6 to 10, 2022

Place: Richmond Public Library Brighouse branch, 100-7700 Minoru Gate

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