Saturday, August 24
Uptown Unplugged, summer busking series at Westminster Centre plaza outdoor stage, 555 Sixth St., New Westminster, noon to 5 p.m., featuring High Society, Chelsea D.E. Johnson, Rusty Tones Jazz Trio, Clair Lundin and Baby Face Brass. Info: uptownunplugged.ca.
Sunday, August 25
Uptown Unplugged, summer busking series at Westminster Centre plaza outdoor stage, 555 Sixth St., New Westminster, noon to 5 p.m., featuring Joseph Blood, Colin Easthope, Pam Goessaert and Les Finnigan. Info: uptownunplugged.ca.
Thursday, August 29
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a free outdoor movie screening at Burnaby Civic Square, 8:30 p.m. Preceded by Astronauts in Our Community, a video conference with NASA scientist Darlene Lim and a special message from Commander Chris Hadfield, 7:45 p.m. Info: 604-297-4572.
Friday, August 30
Country Queens, Bonnie Kilroe's one-woman show bringing the legends of country music to life, onstage at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Enjoy Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and more. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37.50, see www.masseytheatre.com.
Wednesday, September 11
Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.
Saturday, September 14
Music Therapy Ride, an annual motorcycle charity ride supporting community-based music therapy in B.C., runs from Vancouver to Whistler. Dan Mangan joins as this year's celebrity guest. To register or make a donation, see www.musictherapyride.org.
Sunday, September 15
Auditions for Seniors Have Talent, presented by New Westminster Lions Club and Sapperton Old Age Pensioners, for performers 55-plus in all areas of entertainment. Singles, duos, trios and quartets welcome, maximum 4.5 minutes. Auditions run 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary St. Show will follow on Oct. 5. Info: Sapperton Pensioners, 604-522-0280 or visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/newwestminsterlionsclubca.
Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29
Sculpture workshop, with figurative sculptor Beth Cavener Stitcher, running noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $145, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Visit www.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-291-6864.
Friday, September 27
Free public lecture, by figurative sculptor Beth Cavener Stitcher, focusing on her work using animal figures to describe the tangled web of human emotions and relationships, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. See www.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-291-6864.
Photography contest, call for entries for the Perfect is Boring photo contest by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign. Deadline Aug. 31. For info or to submit photos, email email@example.com. Full contest info at http://bit.ly/PerfectisBoring.
Looking Out My Window, an exhibition of work by Frank Bennett, at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park, until Aug. 31. Call 604-525-3244 or see www.artscouncilnewwest.org.
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