As May beckons, we still have an interesting collection of things to do in April. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. This week, we have some great spring options in the city. Here's our Top 5 for this weekend.
1 Get watching Miss Caledonia at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. on both Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The year is 1953, and, desperate to escape the drudgery of farm life, Peggy Ann Douglas decides she will simply become a movie star - and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. That's the premise behind Miss Caledonia, and theatregoers will be impressed by the production.
The show's at 8 p.m. each night. For tickets and info, call 604-205-3000 or go to the website at www. shadboltcentre.com.
2 Get celebrating on Friday, April 20 at the farewell party for St. Thomas More Collegiate's 50-year-old gym, running from 7 to 9 p.m.
The school's supporters have raised millions of dollars toward a new gym, and this Friday's event is to celebrate the outgoing gym, which will be demolished soon to make way for construction of the new facility.
For more info, contact Jen Jayme at jen.shelnutt@ stmc.bc.ca or (604) 5211801 ext 131.
3 Get cultural at the Tian Jin Culture Celebration Festival, presented by the Chinese Taoism Kuan Kung Association, on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. The celebrations each day go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include dance, music, art and food of diverse cultures.
Show up early on Saturday for the 8: 30 a.m. opening ceremony at 3426 Smith Ave. The event's free. For more information, call 604-568-9880, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.tianjintemple. org.
4 Get buying at the South Burnaby Garden Club Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the Buy-Low parking lot at Royal Oak and Rumble.
Club members divide their perennials, flowering bushes and other plants and make them available at low prices.
Also featured this year are vegetable seedlings, herbs, patio mini gardens, hanging baskets and refurbished tools for sale at reasonable prices.
5 Get walking for Walk 'N Roll on Saturday, April 21 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Central Park.
This event raises money and awareness about and for people with developmental disabilities.
Participants and spectators are encouraged to meet by the ball diamond near Patterson SkyTrain station for this event. For more info, email info@ bcsaf.org.
Email your Top 5 ideas to email@example.com or send them to alau@ burnabynow.com. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website's homepage at www.burnabynow.com.