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MARCH 15 2012 Lulu Series: Art in the City Join us for the City of Richmond's annual spring series of talks about art in the city and its importance to creating connections between citizens and their communities.

MARCH 15

2012 Lulu Series: Art in the City

Join us for the City of Richmond's annual spring series of talks about art in the city and its importance to creating connections between citizens and their communities.

Merging architectural, engineering and artistic practices, Mark West - founding director of the CAST Laboratory/Studio, University of Manitoba - has spent 20 years re-forming this material with flexible fabric sheets to create remarkably natural forms, suggesting an entirely new kind of architectural and structural "language".

Preceding this talk, Thomas Jones will perform an excerpt from his hit stage show, Woody Sed, about the life and music of Woody Guthrie. This free event begins at 7 p.m. RSVP to lulu@richmond.ca.

Location: City Hall, 6911 No 3 Rd.

Phone: 604-276-4000 www.richmond.ca/luluseries

MARCH 15

Make Me Laugh Purple Giraffe

This show is presented by Tickle me Pickle Comedy Show. This Richmond-based community group, formed in 1999, develops improvisational skills for kids of all ages in a fun and supportive environment. Come out for this fun family event at 7 p.m.

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate

Phone: 604-247-8300 www.ticklemepickle.com

MARCH 15

SFG at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard

SFG welcomes Tim Readman back to the Guild. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist. He is the former leader of Celtic/folk favourite Fear of Drinking and played for years with The Arrogant Worms.

His new CD Out of the Green is a fine piece of work and has something for everyone, from the traditional drinking song Barleycorn to the slow and thoughtful ballad Winter Song. Readman says, "after 10 years of thinking about songs to record, it took 10 minutes to make up my mind, a further 10 days to record and 10 weeks to get the CD out."

Come prepared for a good time. The show begins at 7: 30 p.m., tickets are $8 at the door.

Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.

www.stevestonfolk.net

MARCH 18

Piano Recital Music Encore Concert Society presents Concert 5 of Encore Concert Series 20112012 with Joanna Trzeciak (Poland/Belgium) from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students/ seniors.

Location: Vancouver International School of Music, 7911 Alderbridge Way

Phone: 604-241-2434 http: //encoreconcerts.org

MARCH 25

Mischa Maisky & Friends in Concert presented by Music Encore Concert Society

Mischa Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky. Rostropovich lauded Maisky as "-one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists. His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique." In his performing and recording career, Maisky has worked in long-standing partnerships with artists such as pianists Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu and Sergio Tiempo, violinists Gidon Kremer and Janine Jansen, and conductors Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta.

As a Deutsche Grammophon artist during the last 25 years, he has made over 50 recordings. This long awaited concert of Maisky in Vancouver is his first appearance in town after 25 years. Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $90, VIP (which includes post show reception with the performers) $200.

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.

Phone: 604-270-1812 www.iamrichmond.ca

MARCH 27 - JULY 9

Scouting In Richmond The Richmond Museum presents a display of photos and artefacts that tell the story of scouting in Richmond. The display is located on the main floor of Richmond City Hall.

Location: City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd.

Phone: 604-276-4000 www.richmond.ca

MARCH 30 & 31

Kim Sun Sing Opera The Kim Sun Sing Opera group, a professional group of 17 performers coming from Hong Kong, features the most prominent actors, actresses and professional musicians together with beautiful costumes and sets.

Two nights of extraordinary performances. March 30 features two opera songs and five plays, theme scenes from five different famous long plays. March 31 features a long play.

Tickets range from $35-70 and are on sale now at MAL in Richmond and Chinatown Florists in Vancouver.

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.

Phone: 604-270-1812 or 604-808-6448

www.iamrichmond.ca