Skip to content

Arts Calendar

UNTIL AUG. 25 Richmond Art Gallery Exhibit: close your eyes close your eyes by Montreal artist Sophie Jodoin covers a span of four years and consists of three bodies of work: Small Dramas & Little Nothings, Charred and Vigils Materiall.


Richmond Art Gallery Exhibit: close your eyes

close your eyes by Montreal artist Sophie Jodoin covers a span of four years and consists of three bodies of work: Small Dramas & Little Nothings, Charred and Vigils Materiall. It includes black and white drawings, collages video, a sculptural piece and tables with artefacts.

The exhibition is conceived as a long continuous thread echoing the course of one's life; a collection of narratives and struggles encountered by simply living.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604-247-8312 www.richmondartgallery. org


Art Show - The Heart of Steveston

Richmond artists Jeanette Jarville, Rita McArthur, Karen Lorena Parker and Loraine Wellman are showing their paintings of Richmond's landscapes, people, and places around Steveston Village.

Location: Rocanini Coffee Roasters,115-3900 Moncton St.


Until Oct. 12

Richmond Museum Main Gallery Exhibits

This exhibit explores Richmond's agricultural industry, from its early days, when settlers were first attracted to Richmond fertile soils, to the modern and prosperous industry it is today. Though Richmond has grown into a vibrant urban centre, a significant portion of Richmond's land area remains agricultural and, as such, is an important part of the local and regional economy.

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604-247-8300

AUG. 1 - SEPT. 30

Reflections of Richmond - Jeanette Jarville

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Richmond artist Jeanette Jarville is displaying a selection of new paintings. The show is titled Reflections of Richmond and depicts the preservation of historical and natural habitats of Richmond in a contemporary, stylized way. Jarville has a BFA from Emily Carr University.

She has shown her work locally, nationally and internationally and is recognized for her bold, colourful and stylized reverse paintings on glass.

Location: City Hall Galleria Exhibit, 6911 No 3 Rd.

Phone: 604-247-8312

www.richmondartgallery. org

AUG. 2, 16

Pick up a Pencil! Drop-in Drawing

Time: 2 - 5 p.m. Price: This event is free Anyone can draw! Pick Up a Pencil are free open drawing sessions to encourage the art of seeing, drawing and social engagement. Join local artist Tony Yin Tak Chu outdoors at the Cultural Centre Plaza and draw whatever you like. Some materials provided and you may bring your own.

This event is for all ages. Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, outdoors

Phone: 604-247-8300 www.richmondartgallery. org

AUG. 2

Taiko Drumming Workshop and Performance

Time: 6: 30 -7: 30 p.m. Price: This event is FREE! Have fun learning the basics of Taiko Drumming then stay to watch a performance by Saiho Kotengu, visting Taiko Drummers from Japan. This event is for all ages.

For more information contact: South Arm Community Association

Location: South Arm Community Hall, 9020 Williams Rd.

Phone: 604-718-8060 southarm

AUG. 5, 19

Stevestons Farmers & Artisans Market

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This popular market, now in its fourth year, includes fresh local produce, organic sausages, beef, turkey and chicken, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more.

Come for the day and enjoy the music, children's activities and delicious food like organic beef burgers, sausages, chilli, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos, too. Market opens on May 20 and operates biweekly until October. Rain or shine. To apply to be a vendor or for more information visit https: //

Location: Place: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave.

AUG. 7, 14, 21

Summer Fun Nights

Time: 5: 30 - 7: 30 p.m., concert starts at 6: 30 p.m.

Price: This event is FREE!

Come play, eat, listen to music and have fun family time. Free activities, a BBQ, and live entertainment. This event is part of the Summer Music, Movies and More series.

*August 7 Brave Waves

*August 14 Norine Braun

*August 21 Soft Focus Location: King George Park; meeting spot: The main entrance to the Cambie Community Centre at 12800 Cambie Rd.

Phone: 604-233-8399

https: //

AUG. 8

Concert in the Plaza

Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Price: This event is FREE!

Join us in the plaza for musical entertainment by The Marshalls featuring Shanna Lynn and Damian Marshall.

Location: Minoru Place Activity Centre, 7660 Minoru Gate - plaza in front of building

Phone: 604-238-8450

AUG. 10, 11, 12

9th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival

Time: Friday 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Price: This event is FREE!

Celebrate Steveston's waterfront heritage at the 9th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival, Aug. 10-12 at the spectacular Britannia Heritage Shipyard. Learn local lore, try your hand at a variety of arts and crafts and meet all manner of unexpected characters, including Crabby the Crab and the Shipheads! Enjoy food, music, artists, storytellers, dancers, drummers and more. But whatever you do, don't forget to visit the bounty of beautiful wooden boats moored at the 600-footlong dock. On Friday night, enjoy this national historic site with live music, drumming and light refreshments. Come back on Saturday and Sunday for full-scale festival fun for all ages.

Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.

Phone: 604-276-4000

Family Farm Fair 2012

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Price: $2/adults, $1/ seniors and teenagers, 50 cents/children

London Heritage Farm is holding its annual Family Farm Fair. Complete with a petting zoo, pony rides, community group displays, crafts, children's activities and live entertainment, this event is sure to please families of all sizes and ages.

Place: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Rd

Phone: 604-271-5220

AUG. 14

Dance in the Plaza

Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Price: This event is FREE!

This event will be held in front of the building in the plaza.

Dancing in a plaza is all the rage in Europe. Drop by and learn to dance the tango with professional dancers Bobbi and Patricia Lusic.

Location: Minoru Place Activity Centre, 7660 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604-238-8450

AUG. 16

Steveston Folk Guild at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard

Show time 7: 30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Tickets $8 at the door. "THE HOKUM STEAMERS"

Good-time, acoustic, ragtime blues, hokum, jug band songs and gospel.

After recording and playing separately for more than 45 years, Mike Ballantyne and Rick van Krugel have joined forces to form the vibrant, and dynamic, ragtime blues duo The Hokum Steamers. These seasoned entertainers deliver goodtime, authentic and definitive renditions of 1920s and 1930s ragtime blues, hokum, jug band songs and gospel, while giving their songs historical place, time and context. Ballantyne accompanies his warm, rich, bass-baritone voice with dexterous playing of both six and 12-string guitars; van Krugel is a master musician who plays a wide variety of mandolins. He also sings, interjects and plays guitar. Listen to the Hokum Steamers' new CD, Doing the Cater Street Shimmy: Fourteen great tracks, all public domain, all appropriate for air play. And check them out on YouTube. Good-time music recreated from the street and medicine show musicians of the '20s and '30s. (Hokum is a particular song type of American blues. Hokum songs are humorous songs that use extended analogies or euphemistic terms to make sexual innuendos. The song type goes back to the earliest blues recordings and is still occasionally found in modern American blues and bluesrock.)

Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.

Contact Dave McArthur at

AUG. 17



MEETING SPOT: GARDEN CITY PARK PARKING LOT 1 BLOCK east of Garden City Road on Granville Ave.

Price: This event is FREE!

City Centre, in partnership with Fresh Air Cinema, presents a free "unforgettable night with the stars under the stars." Come and enjoy popcorn, face painting and children's activities, followed by an outdoor movie on a giant screen. There is something for everyone at this free outdoor event. Bring your lawn chairs, flashlights and blankets. The movie is TBA. Stay tuned for more details.

Location: Garden City and Paulik Parks

This event is for all ages!

Phone: 604-233-8910

Aug. 25

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival

Time: 7: 30 a.m., race registrar opens.

9 a.m., Dragon Boat racing begins, food, activity and vendor booths open.

10 a.m., Learn to Dragon Boat (boats leave on the hour until 3 p.m. By donation to the Richmond Food Bank) and Children's Arts and Craft tent opens.

Price: This event is FREE!

A perfect summer day in Steveston is when the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the birds are singing and the dragon boats are ripping up the river. Please visit the 3rd Annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival on Aug. 25 for a fabulous sunny day of fun. Entertainment, kid's arts and crafts, food and, of course, exciting dragon boat races. You can cheer your favourite team on to victory, and if you're game, we invite you to get in a dragon boat and try out the sport with your friends and family. Donations of non-perishable food or cash cheerfully accepted for the Richmond Food Bank.

This event is for all ages!

Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park, 12451 Trites Rd.

Phone: 604-688-2382