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10 things to do in Richmond in September

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Daniel Chai Sep 06, 2017 4:28 am 1,647

September is in full swing in Richmond, with Dionne Warwick, Pirate Weekend at the Cannery, and more fun events to check out around the city. Get started with our checklist of 10 things to do around Richmond this month.

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

Dionne Warwick

  • What: Dionne Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. She has earned more than 60 charted hit songs, won Five Grammy Awards, and sold over 100 million records.
  • When: September 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Rd, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $89.50

Richmond Art Gallery presents: Eternal Return

  • What: Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with the Richmond Museum presents Eternal Return, an exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artifacts from the Museum’s Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects.
  • When: September 10 to November 19
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 180 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: By Donation

The Legacy Creative Community Night

  • What: Connect with other creatives for your next projects, opportunities or future collaborations. There will be refreshments provided at this free event, as well as a “Social Media Marketing Package” draw.
  • When: September 15
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: HelloSpace – 3671 Viking Way, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Kwantlen St. Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Kwantlen St. Farmers’ Market launched in 2016 as Richmond’s first weekly farmers’ market. The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, SPCA-certified chicken and eggs, and more. The market features products grown and crafted by local farmers and artisans, highlighting KPU’s own Sustainable Agriculture students.
  • When: Every Tuesday until October 31 from noon to 4 pm.
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Minoru Plaza (7700 Minoru Gate)
  • Admission: Free

Kids Only Swap Meet

  • What: If you are seeking gently used children’s clothing, books, toys and equipment, the Kids Only Swap Meet is your one stop shop.
  • When: September 16
  • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: Thompson Community Centre – 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Pirate Weekend at the Cannery

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site‎

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site‎ / Facebook

  • What: Pirates invade the Cannery  in celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Steveston’s own Shady Isle Pirates will set up a pirate encampment and lots of games and swashbuckling fun for the entire family to enjoy. Wear your best pirate gear, or try some of theirs, if you dare. Admission is free for Canada 150.
  • When: September 16 and 17
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

2017 Grand Prix of Art

Grand Prix of Art BC

Grand Prix of Art BC / Facebook

  • What: Over 100 artists of all ages and experience levels take part in a day of intense fun and competition, as artists race against the clock in this three-hour painting challenge.
  • When: September 23
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Britannia Heritage Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Tickets and Registration: Online

All Star Wrestling presents East Meets West: Japan vs Canada

  • What: All Star Wrestling returns to Richmond. Featuring the stars of Dotonbori Wrestling from Osaka, Japan taking on the stars of All Star Wrestling. Plus Round 1 of the first annual West Coast Classic Pro Wrestling Tournament.
  • When: September 29
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Fraserview MB Church – 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

“Treading Through Time” Self-Guided Walking Tour

  • What: Drop in to Britannia’s Murchison’s Visitor Centre and pick up a “Treading through Time” Walking Tour Map. Embark on a 90 minute self-guided tour of canneries, farms and homes of the waterfront village.
  • When: Every Friday to September 29
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Britannia Heritage Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Ginny Wilkie: Poppy Fields and Forests

  • What: The Poppy Fields and Trees Series by Richmond artist Ginny Wilkie is a series of paintings that represents the simple beauty in nature in the form of vibrant colors and touchable, tactile textures. Galleria exhibitions are presented by Richmond Art Gallery, and is for all ages.
  • When: Now to October 2
  • Time: Daily from 8:15 am to 5 pm
  • Where: City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

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

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