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Gamma Garage has an art exhibition at Burnaby Neighbourhood House North House, 4908 Hastings St., open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and featuring the work of Dianne Yard, Pat Sexsmith, Sheila Chowdhury and Wilma Cook. Info: northinfo@burnabynh.ca or 604-294-5444.

 

To Wednesday, Oct. 17

Betty Woo Retrospective: Life Well-Travelled, an exhibition of the work of the longtime artist and arts instructor, looking back over a 50-year career. It’s on in the Encores and Centre Aisle galleries at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

To Saturday, Oct. 20

Le Neon: Faux Fauvist Art by Josh Byer, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, on the fourth floor at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Watermarks, a group exhibition featuring the work of Michael Abelman, Amelia Alcock-White and Graham Coulthard, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322.

 

To Thursday, Oct. 25

Celebrating the River, an art show and sale by New West Artists, at the Network Hub, second floor at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., open Monday to Friday noon to 5 p.m.

 

To Friday, Oct. 26

Commonalities: Our Relationship With Crows, an exhibition of mixed-media quilting by artist Jennie Johnston, on display at the community office of Burnaby North MLA Janet Routledge, 1833 Willingdon Ave. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Call to confirm hours at 604-775-0778.

 

To Saturday, Oct. 27

The Haunting of Hill House, presented by Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with shows Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $17, or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 previews on Oct. 4 and 5. See www.vagabondplayers.caor call 604-521-0412.

 

To Sunday, Oct. 28

Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths, an exhibition of the work of Seth Macbeth at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, with opening reception Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Inter/Action creative collage workshop with the artist on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. Gallery open Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.orgor 604-525-3244.

 

To Wednesday, Oct. 31

Ronnie Dean Harris, a.k.a. Ostwelve, presents In the Storm, an exhibition at Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

 

To Saturday, Nov. 3

Burnaby Art Gallery presents Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads, a retrospective of the work of Canadian artist and master printmaker Anna Wong, at 6344 Deer Lake Ave., with In the BAG Family Sunday studio drop-in on Oct. 21. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca. Gallery admission by donation.

 

To Thursday, Dec. 6

Charlene Vickers: Speaking with Hands and Territories, an installation at SFU Gallery designed to respond to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and issues surrounding the stewardship and occupation of Indigenous lands. It’s open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at the galley at Room 3004 (Level 3) in the Academic Quadrangle at 8888 University Dr. Info: www.sfu.ca/galleries.

 

UPCOMING

 

Friday, Oct. 12

Italian Comedy Festival, featuring Enrico Rennella, Frank Spadone and Tara Cannistraci, 8 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Tickets $50, available at www.vtixonline.com. Info: www.enricorennella.net.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

F is for Funny, featuring a diverse lineup of stand-up comedians headlined by Fatima Dhowre, presented by Laughter Zone 101 at 8 p.m. at Anvil Centre Theatre. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.

Canada Korea Literary Festival, 3 to 5 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with a focus on the work of Sowol Kim. Free, but admission is first come, first served.

Living Room Art in the Heights, a night of art exhibitions, demonstrations and performances at 4830 Albert St., Burnaby, featuring the talents of more than 20 artists from North Burnaby. Free, drop in any time between 5 and 9 p.m. Info: livingroomarttheheights.wordpress.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14

Auditions for Royal City Musical Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain, at Renegade Studios, 3030 East Broadway, Vancouver. Info and registration: www.tinyurl.com/RCMTAuditionSignup2018.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Roughing it in the Bush, Episode 1, a Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays presentation featuring Nic Enright-Morin, Fiona Koski and Marylee Stephenson, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Pay what you can; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebool.com/wayoffwed.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17 to Saturday, Oct. 20

I Can’t Remember the Word for I Can’t Remember, a solo show by dancer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $36, or $15 for opening night. See tickets.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Tellers of Short Tales, hosted by Lozan Yamolky and Janet Kvammen. It’s an all-open-mic edition of the short story reading session from Royal City Literary Arts Society – spooky and Halloween-themed stories encouraged. Runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 417 at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 20

Arsenic and Old Lace, presented by Royal Canadian Theatre Company at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.rctheatreco.com. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

West Coast Symphony Orchestra, featuring 13-year-old violin and piano prodigy Spencer Tsai, performs at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., in the kick-off to the Music at Queens concert series. Admission by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

Macan Band and Puzzle Band perform at 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, as part of their Canadian tour. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

A Little Lunch Music at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring Itamar Erez, Middle Eastern guitarist, and band, music noon to 1 p.m., buffet lunch ($12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Jazz Jam, hosted by Cory Weeds, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Musicians of all ages and abilities invited to drop in on an evening of jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

PechaKucha Burnaby Vol. 2, 7 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. See www.tinyurl.com/PechaKuchaBurnaby2018.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24 to Saturday, Dec. 15

Face It!, an exhibition of mixed-media art by Ornella Maruccio-Balhomme, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New West. Opening night Oct. 26, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with artist’s talk at 6:30 p.m. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

Krystle Dos Santos brings her original soul music and bellowed Motown and soul classics to the stage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets $40, call 604-205-3000 or buy online at tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 28

International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show, featuring 12x12 canvases signed only on the back, from emerging and well-known artists. Opens with a gala on Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m., and artist reception Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Open studio viewing Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 100 Braid Street Studios. Info: www.internationalartistsdayyvr.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Spirit of Hungary 1848, a performance by the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $55, www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 28

Showtime for Art, the Burnaby Artists Guild’s fall show and sale, with work by featured artist Virginia Chin along with guild members. Show includes artwork in a variety of mediums, plus art cards and magnets. Demonstrations, on-the-spot portraits and a raffle also included. Open 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking. See www.burnabyartistsguild.comor call 604-291-6864.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Art on the Spot at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Join Tina Ozols from Oona Clothing as she guides participants in creating an original costume inspired by myth, magic and the imagination, using recycled fabrics and simple craft items, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Arts strategy meeting at Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., New West, unveiling the city’s revised draft arts strategy. Open house 1 to 2 p.m., workshop 2 to 3 p.m., open discussions 3 to 3:30 p.m. All community members welcome. See www.newwest.ca/artstrat.

Using Tarot in Your Writing, a workshop led by Isabella Mori, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society in Room 413A at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fee $15 members, $25 non-members. Info: www.rclas.com. Register at secretary@rclas.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 15

Parallel, an exhibition of mixed media work by Susan Jessop, Frankie Watt-Elphinstone and Kenneth Yuen, with opening reception Oct. 27 at noon, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive, a special poetry reading session hosted by Janet “Lady Raven” Kvammen, featuring Candice James, who will launch her new book, The 13th Cusp, 2 to 4 p.m. in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Costumes encouraged. For open mic session, you’re invited to read your own eerie, dark, mysterious poetry or share the work of a “dead poet” of your choice. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Monday, Oct. 29

The Children Act, screening for Last Mondays at the Movies, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, $9, or $8 for students/seniors. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050 (or cash only at the door). Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

The Piano Teacher, an Arts Club on Tour production, at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca. Info: www.artsclub.com.

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

Wordplay New West, with host Julia Schoennagel, a special Day of the Dead edition of the writing prompt session, featuring tarot card writing prompts as well as the New West Artists Black & White art show for inspiration. Bring your writing tools and paper. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Friday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 17

A Christmas Story: The Musical, presented by Align Entertainment at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Info: www.alignentertainment.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4

The Piano Teacher, an Arts Club on Tour production, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 604-205-3000 or tickets.shadboltcentre.com. Info: www.artsclub.com.

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra launches its season with a pops concert at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 2 p.m., by donation at the door.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Roughing it in the Bush, Episode 2, a Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays presentation featuring Tara Travis, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Pay what you can; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebool.com/wayoffwed.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

Italian house music legend Angelo Ferreri makes his Vancouver scene debut at Magnetiq Club Lounge, 27 Church St., New West, with an exclusive three-hour set. Info and tix: www.showpass.com/angeloferrerinewwest.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Art on the Spot, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with look-alike artist/instructor Tony O’Regan guiding participants in an art activity inspired by the paintings of J.M.W. Turner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Steve Maddock’s Jazzed Up Broadway, part of the Music at Queens Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, $10 for children (kindergarten to Grade 7). Info and tickets: www.queensavenue.org.

 

Monday, Nov. 19

Leave No Trace, screening for Last Mondays at the Movies (for one time only, on the second-to-last Monday of the month), 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, $9, or $8 for students/seniors. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050 (or cash only at the door). Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25

The Little Mermaid Jr., presented by the Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Monday, Nov. 26

Dean Brody brings his Dirt Road Stories acoustic Canadian tour to Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. show. With special guest Tenille Arts. Tickets $50, $60 and $70, available starting Aug. 24 at 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

A Little Lunch Music at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring acoustic folk-pop songsmith Reid Jamieson, music noon to 1 p.m., buffet lunch ($12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Jazz Jam, hosted by Cory Weeds, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Musicians of all ages and abilities invited to drop in on an evening of jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Roughing it in the Bush, Episode 3, a Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays presentation featuring Jess Amy Shead, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Pay what you can; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebool.com/wayoffwed.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

Carols and Bells, the 21st annual edition of the popular festive concert that includes handbell choirs of varying ages, plus a chance to sing along to familiar carols. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, $10 for children (kindergarten to Grade 7). Info: www.queensavenue.org.

 

ONGOING

Plaskett Gallery is seeking artists for exhibitions from May to December 2019, with one- or two-month exhibition opportunities. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. All mediums welcome; sculptures not included. For info, email andree@masseytheatre.comor call 604-517-5900.

 

Arts Council of New Westminster is seeking performing artists and cultural groups to take part in the inaugural Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program, Dec. 18 to 29 – a celebration of the winter season and the approaching new year. Groups welcome to present performances and demonstrations of all kinds: music, poetry, fashion, storytelling, dance, etc. Deadline for proposals is Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Info: www.tinyurl.com/AnvilWinterArts.

 

Circuit Fridays, featuring underground house music with DJ’s Darius Kramer, Dezyman and Hixz, with special guests, the second and last Friday of the month at Magnetiq Nightclub, 27 Church St., $10 at the door, doors 9:30 p.m.

 

Artists are invited to apply for exhibitions in the Art in the Atrium gallery space at Queensborough Community Centre. Four exhibitions of six-week duration will be available in 2019. Deadline for proposals is Oct. 31. Info: karenjustice@shaw.ca.

 

Children’s handbell choir seeks new ringers in grades 3 through 7. Choir meets Mondays, 3:45 to 5 p.m., from Oct. 15 to Dec. 3 at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New West. No fee. Limited to 11 ringers, so register ahead. Info: 604-522-1606 or email musicatqueens@gmail.com.

 

PechaKucha Night Burnaby Vol. 2, coming up Oct. 24 at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, seeks presenters. See www.tinyurl.com/PechaKuchaBbyVol2.

 

Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meets Tuesdays at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave. Info: 604-522-7468 or burnabyfolkdance.org.

 

Queen’s Academy offers a non-profit musical theatre program in Burnaby for children aged two to 12. Registration now open at queensacademy.weebly.com.

 

New members called to join Vivo Children’s Choir for a new season of music making. Three choir levels for children in Grade 2 and up; no auditions required, and all are welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster. Choir performs two main concerts a year. Info: www.vivochildrenschoir.com.

 

Volunteers required to help the Burnaby Arts Council in a variety of capacities, including gallery coordinator and volunteer coordinator. Prospective volunteers should fill out an application form – it’s available at www.tinyurl.com/BACVolunteers - and return it to the gallery. For more details, see www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322.

 

Dance and laugh the night away with round dance and/or square dance lessons. Round dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing done in a circle; lessons start Sunday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Charles Rummel Hall, 3630 Lozells Ave. Modern square dancing is done to modern music with groups of eight people in a square; lessons start Tuesdays from 7 to 8:20 p.m. at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St. Couples and singles welcome, no special clothes required. For info, contact Pat at 604-521-7497.

 

Poetry New Westminster, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society on Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. (except holiday weekends) at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Each Sunday features two poets and an open mic. Search for Poetry New Westminster on Facebook for the latest schedule.

 

Paint and Sip Nights at 100 Braid Street Studios, offering a night of beverages, refreshments and a chance to receive step-by-step instruction from a professional artist to create your own painting. Each night costs $35, or $60 for two adults registering together, and runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A variety of upcoming themes are offered. See www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Email entertainment listings to jmaclellan@burnabynow.com.

 

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