9 things to do in Richmond in March

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Daniel Chai Mar 08, 2017 1:09 pm 661

Richmond is loaded with exciting events in March, from wheelchair rugby to St. Patrick’s Day tea and everything in between. To get you started, here are 9 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Blurring the Lines in Visual Conversations: Paul Clarke

  • What:A new exhibition featuring 10 paintings by Richmond artist, Paul Clarke. This series investigates the emotional dialogues that occur in the various relationships in his life. Clarke explores these emotions through multiple layers of colour, which build as they communicate with each other and come to a final state of closure.
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: Now to April 24 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: Free

The Lulu Series: Collaboration as Innovation with David Vertesi of Vancouver Mural Festival

  • What: In 2016, the Vancouver Mural Festival brought together thousands of onlookers and in its first year, successfully mobilized more than 150 businesses, organizations and artists to work cooperatively to create a unique public celebration. David Vertesi shares his experience, plus there will be a short performance by local beatboxer, Shamik.
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: March 9 at 7 pm
  • Cost: Free, seating limited

The Pipeline Project – Gateway Theatre

Image: David Cooper

  • What: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline continues to concern many Vancouverites, and this new work gets its premiere presentation at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre this month. The play is presented in the round and told from the perspective of three theatrical artists – two First Nations and one white. The second half is a facilitated presentation with a different speaker each night, representing different perspectives and interest-groups surrounding the proposed pipeline construction.
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • When: March 9 to 18
  • Tickets: Online, $29

Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

  • What: The Vancouver Invitational is one of the longest-standing events of its kind. Eight of the best clubs, featuring Paralympians from around the world, will be in attendance to battle head to head over three days.
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • When: March 10 to 12 at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm
  • More Info: Online, tickets by donation

Engelbert Humperdinck

  • What: Legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his #1 single, “Release Me.” The track stayed on the charts for a record 56 consecutive weeks becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time with sales of over 150 million copies worldwide. Humperdinck’s popularity continues to cross every generation and gender as his fan club remains one of the largest today with over 250 chapters.
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • When: March 10 to 11 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $99.50

London Heritage Farm: St. Patrick’s Day Tea

  • What: Dress in green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at London Heritage Farm Historical site. Enjoy their own blend of London Lady tea, home-baked scones, London Farm jam/jelly and homemade goodies. Coffee hot chocolate and juice are also available.
  • Where: London Heritage Farm Society – 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
  • When: March 11 and 12 from noon to 5 pm
  • Cost: $12.50

Coding Unplugged with Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding

  • What: Learn to code without a computer. Parents and children ages 6-8 are invited to join Richmond Public Library for an unplugged parent and child coding workshop based on the children’s book Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding. As we follow along on Ruby’s adventure, parents and children will explore fundamental coding concepts through design and group activities that encourage creativity and play.
  • Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch – 7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond
  • When: March 12 and 19 from 10:30 am to noon
  • Registration: Online

Spring Break at the Cannery

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Image: Gulf of Georgia Cannery / Facebook

  • What: Visit during Spring Break for indoor fishy-fun with the whole family! Enjoy many interactive exhibits about Canada’s west coast fishing history. Pick up a Parks Canada Xplorers booklet and don’t miss the historic canning line in action as the Cannery revs up the equipment during machine demos.
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • When: March 13 to 24 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: Free in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation.

Converge with International Centre of Arts and Technology

  • What: An evening of Literature, Art, Music and Video Games at Lipont Art Centre in Richmond.
  • Where: Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: March 18 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, by donation

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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