Next show: December 4 2014

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TMP’s performance season rolls along with our next show on December 4th.  Join us at the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7:00pm, where tickets will be $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.  Bring a group of 6 or more people and you get our special group rate of just $2 per person!

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As always, TMP’s shows are presented in partnership with the Richmond Arts Centre (City of Richmond) with the support of a City of Richmond Arts & Culture Project Assistance Grant.  Thanks, guys!

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre

Our 8th annual Laughter is the Best Medicine charity show will be benefitting the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre.  To give you an idea of what the RWRC does for our community, here’s a blurb or two from their website:

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre (RWRC) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded in 1976.

It is run by and for women to improve their status in the community and society at large.

The Centre, which works closely with other community groups, is a friendly place where women of all ages can come and talk about various issues.

 

What We Do

  • Empower women by providing support, encouragement, education, information and training so they are better equipped to make decisions in their own lives.
  • Provide a safe place for women to come and share their experiences and celebrate their achievements.
  • The Women’s Centre also works with other organizations in the community to provide services and address social justice issues for women. (For years, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre was the lead agency and organizational support for the Richmond Coordinating Committee to End Violence Against Women in Relationships.)
  • Our representatives participate on the Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee and the Richmond Poverty Response Committee.
  • Every year we coordinate a celebration in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8).
  • Every year we organize a vigil on December 6th, The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, to remember the 14 women who were murdered at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and all women who are victims of violence.

TMP Improv is proud to be partnering with the RWRC this year, and we hope you will join us on April 3 to help support the valuable work that the RWRC does in our community.

Jon Lee-Son, Richmond Arts Award winner!

TMP is very proud to announce that our very own Jon Lee-Son has won a Richmond Arts Award!  Jon received his award in the category of Arts Education, which, to quote the city’s description, “recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.”

We are, of course, very proud of Jon and all that he’s done for TMP and for the city of Richmond.  To celebrate those achievements, here’s a drawing of Jon as Wolverine:

Truly, Jon is the best at what he does.  Congrats, Jonny.

Best in Richmond! Woot wooot!!!

A few weeks back we asked for your support in the Richmond Review’s Best of Richmond voting.  Well, it looks like you folks came through, because Tickle Me Pickle has been voted the Best Local Artist in the city!

Thanks so much to everyone who voted!  We appreciate both your support and the fact that you consider what we do ‘art’!  And the timing couldn’t be more perfect.  Come on out on Thursday to see the Best Local Artists in Richmond do their thing for the last time this year!

Best in Richmond? It’s up to you!

It’s time for the Richmond Review’s Best of the City Contest! We here at Tickle Me Pickle figure there are a few categories we fit in to, but we need your help to get the votes!

  • Best Local Artist: We’re local.  We’re artists.  Perfect!
  • Best Live Music Venue: If what Jon and Lawrence do isn’t live music, I don’t know what is.
  • Best Place to go on a First Date: Romance always follows laughter, or so the saying goes.  The saying we just made up.
  • Best Place to go on a Cheap Date: Two bucks!  Come on!
  • Best Place to Take Out-Of-Town Guests: What better way to showcase Richmond culture?
  • Best community event: Why not Laughter is the Best Medicine?

For your votes to count you need to make at least 15 entries, so why not throw a few friends of ours in there?  Matsuyama for best sushi! Art Knapp for best gardening store!  White Spot for oh-so-many categories! Be creative, and remember: vote early, vote often!

TMP presents: RichCity Improv – We have a winner!

Congratulations to RICHMOND HIGH for repeating as RichCity Improv champs!

It was a hard-fought battle, featuring some absurdly talented high school students from across Richmond and came down to RHS versus the quick-witted team from PALMER, but as the saying goes: “there can only be one.”

Huge thanks to all the schools who came out to perform, and the students, families and teachers for their support!  We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page to see some pics!

Aviva is a finalist for the Richmond Arts Awards!

Fresh on the heels of our incredibly successful Laughter is the Best Medicine show, Tickle Me Pickle has received some great news!

Aviva Levin, a longtime Pickle performer and one of our two co-captains, has been announced as a finalist in the Richmond Arts Awards, in the category of Youth Arts!

The Youth Arts category “recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist, 24 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community”.  Given that Aviva has taken on the herculean task of wrangling a gang of hooligans who spend their Thursday nights playing make believe, we figure that she’s demonstrated plenty of commitment.

Congratulations, Aviva, and good luck!