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Until Jan. 26 On the Move: Richmond's Transportation Legacy This exhibit explores, through photographs and artefacts from the Museum's collection and on loan from the community, how changing modes of transportation have shaped this city.

Until Jan. 26

On the Move: Richmond's Transportation Legacy This exhibit explores, through photographs and artefacts from the Museum's collection and on loan from the community, how changing modes of transportation have shaped this city. Themes include transportation related to sea, land and air, and contemporary issues such as city planning.

Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate Phone: 604-247-8313

Until Nov. 3

Richmond Art Gallery -Fictive Realities What is real and how do we know it's real? In a wired world where so much of our daily communication and consumption of information is mediated through technology, how do we separate fiction from reality? Language itself is already mediating and informing our experiences as we post, tweet and blog to potentially millions. The artists in Fictive Realities - Michelle Gay, Lee Henderson, Doug Jarvis, Steve Lyons, Peter Morin - present "truths" about our lives by overlaying them on the familiar and the mundane. Using technologies such interactive digital projection, artware (artist made software), video mediated sculptural installations, and good old fashioned storytelling, Fictive Realities is an exhibition that literally and figuratively projects alternate visions of our reality making us aware of the fictions we inhabit. Guest Curator: Paul Walde Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 180 -7700 Minoru Gate

Until Nov. 5

Collage Creations, Art Show Featuring Richmond artists:

Linda Bell and Jean Garnett.

Location: Rocanini Coffee Roasters Steveston Cafe, 115-3900 Moncton St. (open daily from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.)' until Nov. 25 Thompson Community Centre 2nd Annual Community Art Challenge This art challenge is open to artists of all ages to create 2-D or 3-D work, incorporating one theme from the list of themes provided. The piece is done on the 10" by 10" deep gallery frame canvas provided. Registration is just $6 at Thompson Community Centre. You must register in person.

The art work must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 25. All submitted artwork will be put on display in Thompson Community Centre for the Months of January and February 2014.

The themes for this year's challenge are: active living -what does it mean to you?; volunteerism -how do you help and where?; your neighbourhood -what makes it special?; our dyke trail; and our rich farming heritage.

Pre-registration is required. Barcode 384058 at asp

Location: Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville St.

Oct. 2 Opera di Concertisti presents La Traviata.

Celebrate Verdi's 200th birthday with us (a week early) with his most popular opera, La Traviata, a moving adaptation of the Dame aux Camelias story by Alexandre Dumas.

Violetta, a young courtesan, encounters Alfredo at a party. He attempts to charm her, but she laughs, telling him that he can visit her when the flower of his love dies. Left alone, she simply can't forget him and begins to wonder if a girl like herself can have a serious love. The pair retires to the country, where she regains her health, only to be visited by Alfredo's father, who demands that she leave his son. Tearfully and regretfully, she does. Months pass, and Violetta returns to her former life in the city. There, her illness returns and she finds herself alone and abandoned. Her only consolation is a letter from Georgio Germont, saying he has reconsidered and told Alfredo the truth. Alone she waits. In her final hours, the pair arrive only to say a final goodbye. Performers include Elizabeth Lewis Celeste (Violetta/soprano), Matt Chittick (Alfredo/tenor), Andrew Greenwood (Germont/baritone), and Dr. Nikolai Maloff, piano. The show is at 2 and 7 p.m. and tickets cost $20 or $18 if purchased in advance by calling 604-276-4300.

Opera di Concertisti is a new professional opera company dedicated to developing emerging talent. Productions include La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Fille du Regiment and Attila. The company recently celebrated its first birthday in August. For more information, visit www.opera-di-concertisti. com.

Location: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. Phone: 604-276-4300 www.richmond. ca/minoruchapel

What's On at Gateway:

Oct. 10 - 26: The Highest Step in the World by David van Belle and Eric Rose (A Ghost River Theatre Production) A multi-media experience devised by one of Canada's most innovative theatre companies,

The Highest Step in the World lifts its narrator to the sky and projects our hopes and fears onto a screen behind him. Hear tales of real-life danger and fictional perils, from a death-defying descent from the stratosphere to discovering what drove Icarus so close to the sun. Step on board for a mesmerizing meditation on the nature of risk and one of the wildest rides of your life. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $38 -$88.

Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts: drama, voice and musical theatre programs taught by theatre professionals. Call 604-247-4975 for inquiries about ongoing enrolment.

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd.

Phone: 604-270-1812

Oct. 17

Steveston Folk Guild at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard presents: Ranj Singh Ranj Singh: "If world famous Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh were to share a hookah with Neil Young, the result would be Indo-Folk Music." In the mid-'80s, Singh started his career performing with many folk-Punjabi and Hindi artists in the Vancouver area. In the '90s, he helped form (along with his talented brothers) the group Dal Dil Vog (DDV). This group went on to win numerous awards and performed with artists such as Jan Arden, 54-40, Mathew Good, and also performed live on MuchMusic. DDV's style of bhangara/rock music led to tours throughout North America and India, as well as three videos on MuchMusic, and one on MTV Asia.

Lately, Singh has been working hard to combine his vast experience in Indian music and his unique "up stroke" guitar melodies with the talents of some other great musicians. Sadly, the Discriminators has moved on to other things due to family commitments and the like. Singh has been working as a solo act since February of this year, but from time to time, various Discriminators will join him at a show. It is unsure just

yet who will be with our man this month. It will be a great show as usual. Reserve well in advance. Show time 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8 at the door. Email or text/phone 604-715-9294 Location: Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.

Oct. 17

Tear It Up! Collage Night to Nov. 21 on the third Thursday of every month The Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Youth Media Program host a monthly Collage Night; a free space for sharing ideas, material experimentation and for all-inclusive participation in a non-hierarchical art atmosphere. Scissors, tape, glue, collage materials and music provided, but feel free to bring your old magazines or other collage materials to "tear it up." All forms of collage, assemblage and mash-ups are welcome, including visual, digital, performing and musical art mediums. Every month will include a theme for participants to respond to.

All artistic skill levels welcome to join in the fun! This event is free, but donations are welcomed to help cover the costs of art materials and food/drink. Time: 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Phone: 604-247-8300 Price: $2 -$5 Donation Requested. Free for Richmond Youth Media Program members.



Oct. 26

Together in Song The Chorus is joined by EnChor for Together in Song which will focus on work from Bob Chilcott's Little Jazz Mass. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students, $6 for children (six-12)

and free for children under six. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting the ROCA office at 604-276-2747 or at Long & McQuade, 6760 No. 3 Rd. Tickets are also available online.

Our community performance partner is Richmond Hospital Foundation.

Location: Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Drive Email:

Oct. 27

Family Sunday at Richmond Art Gallery Family Sunday is a free drop-in art program that

offers families the occasion to explore the gallery exhibitions together through various art activities. Family Sunday is on the fourth Sunday of every month from 1 -4 p.m. This program is made possible by the generous support of the RBC Foundation.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Phone: 604-247-8313

Oct. 30

Morning Tea with the Curator This event is free. Join us in the Richmond Art Gallery for a Morning Tea with the Curator during each exhibition. These events are a space for community members to share ideas about art over tea and baked treats. Everyone is welcome to ponder the current exhibit and to join in the group discussion. Come for the snacks, stay for the conversation! The event runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Phone: 604-247-8300 www.richmondartgallery. org/morningtea