10 things to do in Richmond in February

Feb 5 2017, 4:23 pm

Richmond is packed with exciting events in February, from comedy to knitting and everything in between. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Women on the Homefront

  • What: Women on the Homefront explores the contributions made by women toward the WWII war effort, with a particular focus on the impact of their work in Canada’s west coast canneries and in their homes. Wander through the different vignettes of life at home and work during the war years.
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • When: February 1 to March 31
  • Tickets: Regular admission applies

Gateway Theatre Presents You Will Remember Me

Gateway Theatre You Will Remember Me

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  • What: You Will Remember Me is the compassionately told story of an aging intellectual beset with dementia, whose family splinters in their efforts to support him. As he is shuffled between frustrated caregivers, the resilient patriarch begins to reflect on how each of them will remember him after he passes away. Peppered with bittersweet humour, this is a deeply personal and moving new play by François Archambault, one of Québec’s most compelling writers.
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • When: February 2 to 11 at various times
  • Tickets: Online, $29 – $55

Britannia Shipyards Flash Tours

  • What: Drop in at the Murchison Visitors Center and be guided on a free 15-minute tour of historic buildings. Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores. Tour the oldest shipyard buildings in British Columbia, many of which date back to 1885.
  • Where: Britania Shipyards National Historic Site – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • When: Daily. Tours depart on the hour between 1 pm and 3 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

  • What: This indoor community market, operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, features local food and artisan merchants, musical entertainment, and community groups and more, all inside a unique historic cannery setting.
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • When: February 12 and 26 at 10 am
  • Tickets: Free

Children’s Arts Festival

  • What: Children and their families are encouraged to spark their imagination through music, visual, literary and performing arts lead by professional artists. Located in the heart of City centre, the Richmond Cultural Centre will transform into a vibrant, colourful atmosphere with interactive workshops, activities and events tailored for children ages 3 to 12.
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: February 13 at 10 am
  • Tickets: $5

Steveston Folk Guild Presents “Just Duets”

  • What: A roots-country and folk music duet that performs a wonderful selection of traditional and songwriter material from Canada and elsewhere. Andrea Smith and Dave Lidstone present their music with strong harmonies supported by solid guitar work. In addition to accompanied vocal pieces, their concerts include a cappella and instrumental pieces.
  • Where: Brittania Shipyards National Historic Site – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • When: February 16 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

Knitting 101

  • What: Learn the basic knitting stitches to make a small fabric. Bring a 4 mm or 5 mm regular needle.
  • Where: Richmond Public Library Brighouse Branch – 7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond
  • When: February 18 at 2:30 pm
  • Tickets: Free, registration required

Panel Talk on Meryl McMaster: Confluence

  • What: Join us for an informal discussion of Meryl McMaster: Confluence with invited guest panelists Tarah Hogue, Curator/Communications Director with grunt gallery, Michelle Jacques, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Chief Curator, and Jordan Wilson, co-curator of the 2015 exhibit c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city at the Museum of Anthropology.
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: February 25 at 2 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Whose Live Anyway?

Whose Live Anyway

Image: Whose Live Anyway / Facebook

  • What: Whose Live Anyway? features Ryan Stiles along with fellow comics Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray. Together they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • When: February 26 at 7:30 pm
  • More Info: Online, $49.50-$54.50 plus service charges

Art Cafe

  • What: Art Cafe is an open, multimedia arts drop-in for adults of all skill levels.
  • Where: City Centre Community Centre – #105 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
  • When: Every Friday until June 23 at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: $5.36