Check out these February arts events in Richmond

Arts listings from the Richmond Arts Coalition.

Looking for something to do this February? These arts events can brighten up a dreary winter day. 

AniRevo: Winter

February 2 to February 3

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Lipont Place, 4211 No. 3 Road

Come celebrate with us this February and showcase the winter editions of your cosplays! What is AniRevo: Winter? It’s the beginning of bringing you more content, gaming, guests, and fun to your winter holidays! Year after year, we’ll be growing this convention to bring you a full blown 3-day con.

Yoga Play

February 7 – February 1

Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road

A contemporary comedy play. Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her footing, more trouble surfaces and the sales freefall. Jojomon needs an image makeover—and fast. Risking everything on a wild plan, Joan and her colleagues are willing to try anything to save face. This hilarious satire asks what it takes to find authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.

Phone: 604.270.1812


Direct from Japan! Electropop Singer Analyn Almerino Live Performance

February 9

Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall

7700 Minoru Gate


First time in Canada! Vancouver-area Analyn Almerino fans get to meet the singer in person at her live performance in Richmond. Winner of a nationwide singing contest at the age of 14, and a separate nationwide singing contest at 17, Analyn once sang weekly in her own television show in Japan.

Going forward, she is finding more and more fans among English-speaking music lovers in Canada and the USA.

Phone: 778.984.0689


Adah Hannah – The Decameron Retold

February 9 – April 20

Richmond Art Gallery

7700 Minoru Gate

Opening Reception: February 9, 2pm-5pm. Exhibition: February 10 – April 20.

dad Hannah’s, The Decameron Retold, is a newly commissioned work by the Richmond Art Gallery. It is based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century work, The Decameron, a collection of novellas comprised of one hundred tales told by ten young women and men sequestered in a villa outside of Florence to escape the Black Plague. For the exhibition Hannah has created a series of video tableaux vivants using Boccaccio’s frame narrative as the departure point.  Working with community members in front of and behind the camera, and incorporating local stories gathered through an open call, participants lay their own stories over The Decameron’s structure. This new narrative expands Hannah’s typical improvisational approach to production and community engagement. 

Ellen Schwartz – Author Event

February 10

Brighouse Library

7700 Minoru Gate


Author Ellen Schwartz will present her new children’s book, The Princess Dolls. Ellen is a highly acclaimed author of 17 books for young children and teens, including several historical novels dealing with social justice. Suitable for ages 8 -12.

Bodhi Meditation Chinese New Year Performance Gala

February 10

Bodhi Meditation Center

7740 Alderbridge Way

The Chinese New Year Performance Gala is the culmination of the 2019 Bodhi Meditation Chinese New Year Celebrations. Enjoy a variety of amazing performances ranging from traditional Chinese dances, choirs, stage play, Korean drums, to a live band, magic show, hip-hop performance and more. Join us for an afternoon of fun, laughter and amazement.

Phone: 604.537.2268


Lillian Boraks-Nemetz – Author Event

February 10

Brighouse Library

7700 Minoru Gate


Lillian Boraks-Nemetz is the author of Mouth of Truth: Buried Secrets, a unique story of a woman trapped in the vault of family secrets. Forty years after the Second World War she discovers the truth about her beloved father who was a Jewish policeman in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Sun Nan World Tour 2019

February 15 – February 16

River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Road

As one of the top singers currently in China, Sun Nan shot to fame after the release of his first album “Crescent Moon” in 1990. Since then Sun Nan has earned many accolades and awards during his long illustrious music career. In 2010, during the CCTV – MTV Music Festival Sun Nan became the first recording artist to win China’s Most Popular Male Singer award three times.

Rising Stars 2019

February 16

Fraserview MB Church

11295 Mellis Drive


The Richmond Orchestra is proud to present its 10th annual Rising Stars concert featuring the winners of the Richmond Music Festival.  In this program, emerging musical stars of the future have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with a full orchestra and professional conductor.  The talent these young people display on their instruments is matched only by the artistry and passion with which they perform.   A truly unique concert you won’t want to miss!

The Jose Mari Chan Special Valentine

February 17

River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Road

Multi-award winning Artist JOSE MARI CHAN is perhaps the most enduring singer-songwriter in the Philippines, known to all, Filipinos all over the world. His accomplishments, as a composer and recording artist, have spanned five decades with his albums achieving the unprecedented Diamond Record award and Double Diamond Record Award in sales. His timeless music and eternal love songs have been used as movie soundtracks, themes for soap operas, and musical scores of so many “events of the hearts!” His first Christmas album “Christmas in our Hearts” reached Triple Platinum in sales the same year it was released in 1990, and until today, Jose Mari Chan’s “Christmas in our Hearts” single has been recognized as the iconic signature song of the Filipinos for the Christmas season.

Classical Kids: Stories and Strings

February 18

City Centre Community Centre

5900 Minoru Blvd


Clap, sing, dance and take part in a musical storytelling concert in this family-oriented and educational classical strings ensemble. Enjoy interactive singing, rhythm actions, puppets and beautiful music played on the violin and bass performed by Mark Beaty and Alana Lopez from the Vancouver Island Symphony. Price at the door is $10 for children and $8 for adult/caregiver.

Phone: 604.238.8422


11th Anuual Children's Arts Festival

February 18

Richmond Cultural Centre

7700 Minoru Gate


The Children’s Arts Festival, presented by Lansdowne Centre, encourages children of all ages to get creative by offering a variety of interactive and hands-on activities, all led by professional artists and performers. This year’s special event performance, presented by TD Bank Group, is The Troll Grandfather. An original performance from local Vancouver theatre group, Axis Theatre, this performance  is an epic adventure full of mythology and magic and sure to be a memorable performance for kids and parents alike. 2019 also welcomes author and illustrator Holman Wang. He and his brother, Jack, are the twin powers behind the board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, which abridge literary and cinematic classics into just 12 words and 12 needle-felted images. Their unique artwork has been exhibited around the world. New to the Children’s Arts Festival this year will be feature artist Keely O’Brien, who will be working with community members to create a digitally printed wall mural for the Richmond Arts Centre.

Family Day at Children's Art Festival

February 18

Richmond Art Gallery

7700 Minoru Gate


Family Sunday is a free arts event that occurs once per exhibition in the Gallery.  For the February session, we are hosting the event to coincide with BC Family Day and the Richmond Children’s Art Festival.  Join us throughout the day for exhibition tours and hands on workshops with the exhibiting artist Adad Hannah! Free with registration to the Richmond Children’s Art Festival.

Jana Seale

February 21

Britannia Shipyard – Chinese Bunkhouse

5180 Westwater Drive


Mesmerizing audiences from all over the world with her unique and gentle style, West Coast Canadian Jana Seale has been a featured guest artist aboard luxury cruise lines since April 2006. Jana makes her home in Chilliwack BC, and can be found performing throughout Southern BC and into Washington State, when not temporarily "lost at sea". Jana's evocative delivery returns to the roots of the solo performer, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and the coffeehouses of times gone by. Inspired by open tuning troubadour Nanci Griffith, and Eva Cassidy"s simple elegant guitar arrangements, Jana performs with warm, understated finger style guitar. But it"s her multifaceted voice that captivates her audience night after night.

Community Movie Night – Big Hero 6

February 22

City Centre Community Centre

5900 Minoru Blvd


Bring a blanket and get comfortable for a showing of this popular animated, action-packed and family-friendly movie of a band of high-tech heroes. Yummy treats also provided.

Phone: 604.233.8910


Artist Talk and Tour with Adad Hannah

February 23

Richmond Art Gallery

7700 Minoru Gate


Talk and tour with exhibiting artist Adad Hannah, exhibition essay writer Evan Lee, and RAG Curator Nan Capogna.  Hear behind-the-scenes stories of the making of The Decameron Retold exhibition and how this project relates to contemporary practices. Free admission, everyone welcome to attend.

Reckless Painting in Steveston Village

February 23


201-3800 Bayview Street

Lighthouse Collective is pleased to collaborate with Reckless Painting to bring another fun, creative meet-up to Steveston Village! For those who claim they can't paint, or for those who want to feel more relaxed making art, this meet-up will help you paint and create for the sheer joy of it! Instructor Arthur Orsini ( guides you through a five-hour workshop designed to unleash your inner artist and lower your creative inhibitions. All painting supplies are included. There is limited space for this workshop, so get your ticket soon! Fill your Saturday with laughter, colour, and people! Tickets: 50$. (Please note: Lunch is not included, but there will be a lunch break and time to visit one of Steveston Village's many food vendors. Further, this workshop is located on the second floor, and there is no elevator in the building.)

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