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