10 fun things to do in Richmond this January

Jan 1 2018, 1:25 am

Get your New Year in Richmond going in style, with Winter Wonderland Skating, Hollywood Harv, and more fun events to check out around the city.

Here is our checklist of 10 things to do around Richmond this January.

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

Vancouver Lipont Art Centre presents Unlocking The Code

  • What: Retrospective exhibition of Joseph Synn Kune Loh. Loh is a visual artist, a published poet, a design consultant, and international speaker on the evolution of consciousness. His career spans from the ’70s to present, and across Hong Kong, China, USA and Canada.
  • When: Saturday, January 6 to Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Walk Richmond – Minoru Park/Resolution Walk

  • What: Start the New Year off on the right foot by discovering Minoru Park, the green heart of Richmond’s city centre. This walk begins and ends on the Clement Track before making its way into the Minoru Lakes area to the north.
  • When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Meeting Spot: In front of the Grand Stand on Minoru Track – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Disney’s Aladdin Jr 

  • What: The Children’s Choir of Richmond presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Directed by Emma Swords.
  • When: Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Times: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Winter Wonderland Skating at Minoru Arenas

  • What: Skate around the winter splendour of thousands of lights, real snow banks, festive trees and more.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Minoru Arenas – 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Regular admission rates apply

Hack Night: Raspberry Pi Photo Booth and More

  • What: Are you interested in building something with the Raspberry Pi? Want to collaborate with other technologists to create a Raspberry Pi project? Then head to Richmond Public Library for Hack Night: Raspberry Pi Photo Booth and More meetup.
  • When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch – 7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond
  • Registration: Online

Instrument Mini Petting Zoo

  • What: Play, touch and feel a variety of provided instruments, plus enjoy mini performances throughout the morning. This event is suitable for families with toddlers and children, ages 1 and up.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

BC Sport Leadership Conference

  • What: The fourth annual BC Sport Leadership Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about leadership from athletes from all walks of life, as well as network with likeminded people. Speaking at this year’s conference are Jennifer Botterill, Natalie Cook, Cindy Bristow and Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood.
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $99-$150

What’s Wrong With Being Poor – Speakers Series Event

  • What: Anti-poverty advocate Penny Goldsmith will present and share stories on her work as part of the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre’s ongoing Speakers Series. Following the presentation, Penny will be joined by legal advocates from CHIMO to talk about poverty issues in Richmond.
  • When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Caring Place – Room 340 – 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
  • Register: By phone at 604-279-7060 or by email at [email protected]

2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency Launch

  • What: This free special launch event kicks off the third annual Branscombe House residency to welcome Richmond’s new 2018 artist-in-residence, Keely O’Brien. At the event, O’Brien will share examples from her career as a professional theatre artist and speak about some of the free community programs, activities and workshops she plans to offer this coming year.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Hollywood Harv

  • What: A night of hilarious stand-up comedy with Hollywood Harv. It’s Harv’s first theatre show in his hometown of Richmond and he’ll be bringing new material and special guests to the River Rock.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45
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