Compiled by the Richmond Arts Coalition
NOV. 30, DEC. 8
Spencer Tsai, 8, a third grader at James Whiteside elementary is hosting two concerts, featuring his own piano and violin compositions on Nov. 30 and Dec. 8. His fellow students and teachers will take part in the performances as well.
The recitals start at 7 p.m. No tickets are sold, but donations will benefit Richmond Hospital Foundation. Location: Richmond Music School, 11371 No. 3 Rd.
The Richmond Academy of Dance and The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Concert 2012
This magical evening will feature excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, festive holiday songs - and special guest artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Laura Gilbreath and Josh Grant!
Admission is by donation. Show at 7: 30 p.m.
Location: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster.
BC Registered Music Teachers' Association Winter Wonderland Performance
From 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. Location: Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd.
Richmond Community Orchestra
Join us in the Main Hall at Minoru Place to enjoy the sounds of the Richmond Community Orchestra. This is a free performance, but the Minoru Seniors Society will have a donation box for the Richmond Food Bank. The performance runs from 7: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. For more information visit roca.ca/community-appearances or Minoru Place Activity Centre
Location: Minoru Place Activity Centre (Seniors Centre), 7660 Minoru Gate
DEC. 12 TO 31
Fiddler on the Roof at Gateway Theatre
Gateway Theatre Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... a fiddler on the roof. David Adams plays Tevye, a humble Russian milkman and family patriarch. Through both comic and bittersweet moments, Tevye realizes his daughters must soon begin traditions of their own.
Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.
Phone: 604-270-6500 www.gatewaytheatre.com
Caribbean Christmas, Parang Music & More
Carnival Sensations is hosting its 2nd Annual Caribbean Christmas event. There will be Parang music, steelpan, dancing, arts and crafts and games for kids, face painting as well as great food! The event is free and runs from 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: East Richmond Community Hall, 12360 Cambie Rd.
Phone: Carnival Sensations Caribbean Society, 778-2886640
Holiday Harmonies - Christmas Concert
The Richmond Youth Honour Choir's annual Festive Holiday Concert is filled with songs to warm the heart and lift the spirit! Our program includes both secular and sacred music from the Holiday traditions. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 for seniors and youth. The show begins at 6: 30 p.m.
Location: Peace Mennonite Church, 11571 Daniels Rd.
Phone: 604-277-2377 www.ryhc.org.
BC Registered Music Teachers' Association Aberdeen Centre Recital
The show runs from 2: 30 to 6 p.m. Location: Aberdeen Center Central Atrium, 4151 Hazelbridge Wy.
Steveston Folk Guild at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard at the Chinese Bunkhouse
The Westwynds return to SFG with their Christmas show.
Come enjoy an evening of festive Christmas music, presented in the best tradition of Yuletide carols... with a few lively gospel numbers to add to the holiday atmosphere. The show begins 7: 30 p.m. and tickets are $8 at the door.
Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.
DEC. 8, 15, 16
Lansdowne Centre Concerts & Entertainment for December
Dec. 8 - Richmond Orchestra & Choir Concert, 2: 30 p.m.; Dec. 15 - Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.; Dec. 16 - Delta Youth Orchestra 2 to 4 p.m. http: //lansdowne-centre.com