It's hard to believe that January's almost over and February is just on the horizon. It's time to get out and enjoy some new things to do in Burnaby. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend, and this week, there's a good mix of activities in the city.
1 Get viewing the display of Sun Owl by Kenojuak Ashevak at the Burnaby Art Gallery, on display until Sunday, Jan. 27.
This showcase honours Kenojuak - who passed away earlier this month in Cape Dorset, Nunavut - and her contributions to modern Inuit art.
This exhibit has been generously donated to the Burnaby Art Gallery by Diane and David Bond. The Burnaby Art Gallery is located at 6344 Deer Lake Ave.
2 Get eating for Dine Out Vancouver, which is now in full swing and runs until Feb. 3. In Burnaby, at least nine restaurants are involved in this promotion in which affordable three-course meals are offered at three different price points.
There's a $28 menu at six Burnaby restaurants: Broken Rice in North Burnaby; EBO at the Delta Burnaby Hotel; Horizons on Burnaby Mountain; Reflect at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; StoneGrill at Metrotown; and Tivoli's in the Executive Hotel on Lougheed Highway.
There's also an $18 menu at the Riverway Clubhouse; and a $38 menu at the Hart House and at the Keg, just off Highway 1.
For more info, go to www.dineout vancouver.com.
3 Get watching Hatsumi: One Grandmother's Journey Though the Japanese Canadian Internment, a film by Chris Hope, which will be showing at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Cres., in the Kaede room 210, on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.
It's a free admission event, and the film shows the journey of Chris Hope as he explores his past.
After celebrating his grandmother's 80th birthday in Toronto, Chris takes his grandmother Nancy Okura on a trip back to the West Coast locations of her internment experience.
On their journey, Nancy's story comes to life in vivid detail, leading grandmother and grandson through the Japanese-Canadian internment, across Canada and, unexpectedly, around the world. For more info, go to www.hat sumifilm.com.
4 Get learning about bullying at an anti-oppression workshop to be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. With all the talk on bullying these days, this event might be well worth your while. Simon Fraser University is hosting the public workshop to help people stand up to oppression.
The event is called Oppression: We Can End It and features slam poet Kim Vigilante and social justice facilitator Anna Soole.
There will be poetry, theatre, art and facilitated discussions to help participants better understand oppression and how to stand up for themselves and others when they see it in daily life, which is not always an easy task.
SFU student Sophia Salem organized the event with the support of the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, a student group dedicated to social change, the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House and the SFU's women's centre.
The event runs from 10: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. It's free, and snacks are provided. The only thing you have to do is register ahead of time at www.sfpirg.ca.
5 Get shopping for the last couple of days of sidewalk sales at Lougheed Town Centre and Brentwood Town Centre.
Your wallets and credit cards may still be smoking after Christmas, but there are deals to be had at two of Burnaby's busiest shopping centres.
Have an upcoming event happening in the city of Burnaby? Email your Top 5 ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to email@example.com. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website's homepage at www.burn abynow.com.