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Ongoing until Dec. 8 Solo Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings by Japanese Artist Naoki Totsuka 10 gorgeous paintings by watercolour artist Naoki Totsuka is on display until Dec. 8.

Ongoing until Dec. 8

Solo Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings by Japanese Artist Naoki Totsuka

10 gorgeous paintings by watercolour artist Naoki Totsuka is on display until Dec. 8. The theme of the exhibition is "the charm of Japanese style buildings through my eyes as a Japanese person" and each work portrays Japanese culture and architecture in the gentle transparent colours for which this artist is known.

The artist will be at the gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday Nov. 10. Please call in advance if you would like to meet him.

Location: Rufus Lin Gallery, 415-5811 Cooney Rd.

Phone: 604-303-6330

Website: www.rufuslingallery. com

Nov. 2

Minoru Chapel Opera: City Opera Vancouver

City Opera Vancouver presents a program of arias and duets from the great operas and musicals. You'll hear solos and duets from La Traviata, La Bohéme, Carmen, Porgy and Bess, The Phantom of the Opera, and more!

On stage will be two of Vancouver's outstanding young professional singers, Gina McLellan Morel, soprano, and Willy Miles-Grenzberg, baritone. McLellan Morel has sung numerous major roles, including Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and Pamina in The Magic Flute. She also created the role of Emma Jung in The Dreamhealer by Lloyd Burritt.

Miles-Grenzberg is wellknown for his many appearances with Vancouver Opera as well as Handel Society, Vancouver Philharmonic, New Westminster Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, Elmer Iseler Singers, Hamilton Bach-Elgar Choir and Scarborough Symphony. He recently debuted as Don Giovanni with Burnaby Lyric Opera and he will be baritone soloist in Stravinsky's Les Noces with The Vancouver Bach Choir. He is also an accomplished guitarist and song-writer.

Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., doors open 30 minutes before the show.

Price: $20 adults (+ HST) $18 students/seniors (+ HST).

Quote course #198201 for 2 p.m. show, #198202 for 7 p.m. show.

Location: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd

Phone: 604-276-4300

Website: www.richmond. ca/minoruchapel

Nov. 4

With Glowing Hearts - A Concert of Celebration and Remembrance

Presented by The British Columbia Military Music Society

Performed by the Band of the Fifteenth Field Artillery Regiment, this year's concert is a musical review featuring the music of George Gershwin, Eric Coates, Stephen Foster and more. Don't miss a thoroughly entertaining evening with these talented Canadian Forces musicians.

Time: 7: 30 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.

Phone: 604-270-1812



Opening Ceremony of the new RCMP Detachment

The RCMP will enhance its presence in the City of Richmond with their move to the new detachment - a "green building" - built to meet the LEEDT Canada Gold Standards. This remodeled and innovative facility will allow the RCMP to offer new services and continue to improve its capacity to tackle crime and keep the community of Richmond safe.

The new building, called the Richmond Community Safety Building, will be able to properly accommodate in a single facility, all the office staff and members who have been housed in various locations across the city. Adds Supt. Nesset, "This includes various volunteer-supported groups such as Victims Services and our Auxiliaries, who play an integral part in the community policing model which we strive for in Richmond."

Location: RCMP Detachment,11411 No. 5 Rd.

Phone: 604-207-4779

Webiste: www.richmond. ca/safety/police/about

Nov. 10 - 19

Mary's Wedding

With the sweep of a romance novel, Mary's Wedding begins and ends in sweet dreams of love. Mary and Charlie meet in 1914, at the brink of The Great War. In Mary's dream, she relives her first meeting with Charlie, falling in love, and reading his letters from the trenches. A moving memorial to the human cost of war, this is the haunting journey of one woman who must deal with the past before she can look to the future.

Tickets: Adults $37, students $30

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.

Phone: 604.270.1812


Nov. 13

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

The market has amazing artistry, plentiful produce and enchanting entertainers! It is open every other Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter Market location: Inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 4th Ave.

Phone: 604-729-7326


Nov. 13

Let's make stuff

This event offers a relaxed, social approach to learning and improving on one's artistic technique or to kick start that project you've been procrastinating on. Bring your new or continuing projects and materials to work on alongside your fellow artists.

Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604-247-8300


Nov. 17

Steveston Folk Guild presents Glenn Chatten

At 13, Glenn Chatten had only three ambitions in his life: play guitar, write songs and perform music. He won a Nashville Song writing competition in 1976, and subsequently Chatten toured the U.S. Mid West and Canada as a folk singer. Influenced by Bruce Cockburn, Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell. Chatten performed at many folk festivals in the 1980s and opened several times for Murray McLaughlin, Jane Siberry and Glass Tiger.

A veteran guitarist and harmonica player, Chatten crosses musical boundaries between jazz, blues, folk, rock, and Celtic genres.

Time: 7: 30 p.m., third Thursday of each month

Tickets: $8, children under 12 are free

Location: Chinese Bunkhouse Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.

Website: www.stevestonfolk. net

Nov. 18

The Lights Constellating One's Internal Sky

In this collaborative multimedia project, Richard Ighby and Marilou Lemmens examine linguistic and pictorial representations commonly associated with economic discourse and question what is at stake in the very forms and methods used to think through and communicate socio-economic policies.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604.247.8300


Nov. 18

International Mail Art Exhibition & Swap

The Richmond Art Gallery's Mail Art Exhibition and Swap is the result of an open call to artists from all over the world to contribute work responding to the theme of economy in all its various interpretations.

This shared enterprise is free from the rules of the art market - a cultural exchange where artists exhibit their works and receive new works as part of the swap.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604.247.8300


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