UNTIL MAY 10
676 Solo Show at Rufus Lin Gallery
The Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition, "676 solo show - WHAT I LIKE," featuring the work of the Japanese painter known as 676. A recurring motif in this exhibition is colourful, symbolic depictions of a certain species of moth found in Japan. Admission is free.
Location: Rufus Lin Gallery, 415-5811 Cooney Rd.
Phone: 604-303-6330 www.rufuslingallery.com
UNTIL MAY 21
Edo: Arts of Japan's Last
Shogun Age Richmond Museum is pleased to present this travelling exhibition from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. The exhibit examines the society of Edo Japan (1603 - 1868), and explores the vast and unique influence this epoch had on the arts and culture of Japan through artefacts.
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
DragonDiva Operatic Theatre
DragonDiva Operatic Theatre is delighted to perform an abridged concert version of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera HÃ£nsel and Gretel, the classic fairytale. Two shows are available at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd.
Phone: 604-276-4300 www.richmond.ca/ minoruchapel
MAY 4, MAY 5
Richmond Delta Regional Heritage Fair
A celebration of Canadian history and heritage. Students in Grades K-12 from across Richmond and Delta will showcase their research projects about Canadian history and heritage at a public exhibition, which includes interviews with a panel of judges, history-related workshops and a field trip to a local heritage site. Visit the fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate local student achievement as well as take part in free family-friendly activities and performances.
Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Phone: 604-247-8334 www.richmondmuseum.ca richmonddelta.heritagefair. ca
MAY 5, MAY 6
Doors Open Richmond!
Discover Richmond this May
Explore Richmond's arts, culture and heritage diversity during this two day city-wide free celebration.
Doors Open Richmond will offer free access to more than 40 sites, including heritage landmarks, modern structures, places of worship, artist's studios, museums and national historic sites. Many participating partners will organize guided tours, displays and activities to enrich your experience. Whether you live in Richmond or you're visiting, don't miss this fascinating chance to discover many special parts of Richmond. Various locations are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a full listing of all participating venues and Doors Open details, pick up a brochure at Richmond community facilities or download the online brochure.
Imaginary Enclave In celebration of Doors Open Richmond and Asian Heritage Month, this free evening reception at the Richmond Cultural Centre will include an evening of refreshments and live performances from 6: 30 to 9 p.m. It features the Vancouver International Bhangra and local Bollywood dancers with their latest production, "Through the Clouds."
In conjunction with the exhibition, "My Big Family," by emerging artist Hua Jin, Richmond Art Gallery presents a performance by Juno-nominated Orchid Ensemble. The Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond.
Local Bollywood dancers team up with Cinevolution Media to bring magical footage to the Richmond Media Lab from Gardens of Bollywood - a Bollywood style dance filmed at Richmond City Hall.
Along with the popular travelling exhibition, Edo: Arts of Japan's Last Shogun Age, Richmond Museum presents a performance of Japanese traditional and new music by Maru's Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos and Eien Hunter-Ishikawa.
Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Contact: Richmond Museum & Heritage Services, 604-247-8333 www.richmond.ca/culture/ about/events/doorsopen.