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Arts Calendar

The Arts Calendar is compiled by the Richmond Arts Coalition.

The Arts Calendar is compiled by the Richmond Arts Coalition.


Richmond Night Market With 250 booths offering cool merchandise, 80 vendors serving mouth-watering food and desserts - with a different specially-featured-and-priced vendor each night - a diversity of family-friendly entertainment, and more than a thousand nearby parking stalls, the market delivers what no previous market ever has. The market is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sundays and holidays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: Richmond Night Market, 8351 River Rd.

Phone: 604-244-8448


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.


Richmond Museum Main Gallery Exhibits - Garden City: Richmond's Agricultural Legacy

This free exhibit explores Richmond's agricultural industry, from its early days, when settlers were first attracted to Richmond's 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 [email protected]


Group Exhibition: Japanese Autumn 2012

Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art is an art museum in Richmond specializing in the work of contemporary Japanese artists. We are pleased to announce a new group exhibition, entitled "Japanese Autumn 2012", featuring paintings and illustrations that capture various aspects of the fall season in a Japanese context. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the exhibit is free.

Location: Rufus Lin Gallery, 415-5811 Cooney Rd., 4th floor of the Pacific Business Centre

Phone: 604-303-6330


Open Conversations: The Art Practice of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

Open Conversations explores the concept of dialogical aesthetics through the art practice of Toronto-based photographers, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. For 35 years, they have defined their art practice around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities and/or networks and exploring the concept of dialogue as a form of socially engaged art practice. This free exhibition is guest curated by Scott Marsden and is the first solo exhibition in B.C. for Condé and Beveridge. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Thursdays), Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate

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

OCT 8 - NOV 5

'Playful Personalities' solo show by Jeanette Jarville

Contemporary artist Jeanette Jarville's latest figurative paintings will be on display. The style is bold and semi-abstract with graceful curves, simplified details and rich colours. Jarville has a romantic, dream-like, and contemplative quality to her figurative work granting the viewer creativity in developing their own story.

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd., Mezzanine Gallery

OCT 11 - 27

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney Greg is having an affair and his wife Kate can't compete. Her husband has already moved the "other woman" into their apartment, a floozy named Sylvia. In this romantic comedy-with-a twist, Sylvia is a stray, street-smart Labradoodle who becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

A hilarious examination of marriage, people who think their pets are human, and a couple managing midlife. The show starts at 8 p.m. and matinees, with tickets ranging from $30 to $48.

Cast in order of appearance: Mike Stack (Greg), Pippa Mackie (Sylvia), Lisa Bunting (Kate), Daniel Arnold (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie).

Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Phone: 604-270-1812

OCT 15 - DEC 31

Art Show - A Splash of Colour

Richmond artist Jeanette Jarville will be showing her stylized paintings of West Coast landscapes, colourful still lifes, and semi-abstract figures.

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

OCT 18

Steveston Folk Guild at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard presents: Clare Brett

Clare "Clare de Lune" Brett comes to SFG. "A voice as clear and sparkling as a creek swollen by spring runoff", Brett is known across Canada and around the world as a multilingual, multi-style singer and musician. Her unique combination of celtic, country, cajun, folk, blues and jazz, create a "magic web of music" adored by audiences everywhere. Brett has released 11 albums, received two Juno nominations, been nominated for Pacific Music Industry Children's Performer of the Year and named one of the top three recording artists for children in Canada by Vicky Gabereau and Jurgen Gothe of CBC Radio and the Vancouver Sun. The show begins at 7: 30 p.m. on the third of each month.

Tickets are $8 at the door. Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr.

OCT 20

The Jardines "Someone's Stolen Tuesday" CD release party

With musical guest Scott Jackson

The Jardines are Canada's hottest mother/daughter act yields a delicious mixture of street smarts and innocence. Their life experiences mesh together, giving fans an ageless body of work to fall in love with.

Backed by a band consisting of Vancouver's wellknown musicians: Marc Gladstone, Michael Flunkert, Jay WIttur, Doug Liddle, and Ricky Francisco.

"Someone's Stolen Tuesday" offers a fresh sound dancing between country-pop and roots. The show starts at 8: 30 p.m., tickets are $15 a the door.

Location: Ironworks, 235 Alexander St., Vancouver