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Unity of Spirits: Surprising Screens, in the Community Art Space, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring the work of four artists associated with Union Gospel Mission (Myke Germyn, Teresa Werth, Randy Quickfall and Roger Williams). Info: www.anvilcentre.com.

Rich Dark Soil, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Jay Senetchko, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

To Saturday, Feb. 16

Art Squared, an exhibition of work by New West Artists, in the atrium at Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave. Open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., www.newwestartists.com.

 

To Saturday, Feb. 23

Enchanted Places, an exhibition of paintings by Chun Ping (Claire) Huang, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Gallery open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays). Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

To Sunday, March 24

Cloud Art: Paper Marbling by Candace Thayer-Coe, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To Monday, March 25

How’s the Weather? Works from the Burnaby Art Gallery Collection, on display at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. With BAG family drop-in art-making on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

UPCOMING

Friday, Feb. 1

I Heart the ’80s Friday Flicks at Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Today: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Art, 6:30 p.m. Drop in, no registration required. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Friday, Feb. 1 to Thursday, Feb. 28

Today’s Tomorrow, an exhibition of work by students in New Westminster Secondary School’s fine arts programs, at the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Open during theatre performances, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Opening reception Feb. 1, 4 to 6 p.m. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

 

Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2

Japanese book sale and flea market at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with book sale both days and flea market on Saturdays. Includes a number of special Valentine’s-themed events on Feb. 2, including screening of The Night is Short, Walk on Girl at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; craft workshop in needle felting at 11 a.m.; and cookie making workshop at 1 p.m. Sign-up is needed for workshops. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org or call 604-777-7000.

 

Friday, Feb. 1 to Saturday, Feb. 16

Annie: The Musical, presented by Align Entertainment at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Tickets $29 to $42, with $20 preview pricing, $25 on Thrifty Thursdays and $15 for a family matinee. Full schedule and tickets: www.alignentertainment.ca/tickets or www.vtixonline.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

First Saturday Open Studios, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios. Drop in to visit with artists, check out their work and enjoy refreshments while learning more about behind-the-scenes life at the studio. Free, all welcome. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3

Blind Date, part of the Arts Club on Tour series, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2 to Thursday, Feb. 7

Fragile Forms, presented by MACHiNENOiSY at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., as part of the PuSH Festival. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050. Info: www.pushfestival.ca.

 

Sunday, Feb. 3

ArtsToGo, a free drop-in arts workshop offered by the Arts Council of New Westminster at Royal City Centre, noon to 3 p.m., with artist Clarissa Argueta leading a winter-themed mixed-media project.

Auditions for Alberta Ballet School, for junior dancers (aged nine to 13) and senior dancers (aged 14 and up). Auditions are to earn spots in the Summer Intensive, from where students will be chosen for the school’s Professional Division. Auditions at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Register online through https://www.albertaballetschool.com/professional-division/admissions-auditions

 

Monday, Feb. 4

Meditation at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, 7 to 8 p.m., for new and experienced practitioners alike. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cushions/seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. By donation (suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Register at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Meditation at The Gallery).

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Dalannah Gail Bowen. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 9

In Fiction, a new work from Action at a Distance dance company, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15 Wednesday, $36 Thursday through Saturday, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 24

Lines of Thoughts, an exhibition of work by Elsa Chesnel at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, with opening reception Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Inter/action artist learning session on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Zappostrophe!, the music of Frank Zappa performed by music technology diploma faculty and friends. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night at the South Slope Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St., 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds welcome; arrive at 6:15 to sign up (first seven guaranteed a slot). Evening ends with a featured performance by Chris Ronald, Canadian singer-songwriter. Info: www.burnabynh.ca or 604-431-0400. Admission by donation (suggested amount $4).

Tellers of Short Tales, with host Lozan Yamolky, featuring author Evelyn Sangster Benson, plus open mic, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anvil Centre, Room 417. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Friday, Feb. 8

I Heart the ’80s Friday Flicks at Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Today: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, 6:30 p.m. Drop in, no registration required. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Inheritance: A Pick-the-Path Experience, a theatre production that allows the audience to choose where the plot is going, performed by Daniel Arnold, Darrell Dennis and Medina Hahn at Anvil Centre, a work in development by Alley Theatre Vancouver. Free, but reserve at www.ticketsnw.ca. Shows at 12:30 at 7 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs as part of the Music at Queens concert series, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., featuring cellist Luke Kim. Admission by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

Park's Edge Live Paint Off, 7 to 10 p.m. at Deer Lake Gallery, an artist-versus-artist battle with winner determined by People's Choice voting. Live music. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

Tales of an Urban Indian, written and performed by Darrell Dennis, 7:30 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Tickets $20 regular, $10 for students and seniors, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Open house with jewelry artist Joanna Lovett at Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., in a tribute to Valentine’s Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.vandopgallery.com or 604-521-7887.

Scottish Ceilidh with a Hint of Burns, a fundraising event at Jubilee United Church, 5:30 to 9 p.m., featuring piper-keyboardist-singer Joe Macdonald, who will lead the crowd in song and teach a couple of Scottish dances. Tickets $25 adults, $10 for children/teens aged six to 16, www.jubilee-uc.ca.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9 to Saturday, March 2

Rabbit Hole, presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with Thursday to Saturday shows at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17 regular or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 previews on Feb. 7 and 8. See www.vagabondplayers.ca or call 604-521-0412.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9 to Thursday, May 2

Green It Is!, an art show by New West Artists at the Network Hub, second floor, River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Open weekdays noon to 5 p.m., free to drop in. Info: www.newwestartists.com.

 

Monday, Feb. 11

 

Meditation at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, 7 to 8 p.m., for new and experienced practitioners alike. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cushions/seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. By donation (suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Register at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Meditation at The Gallery).

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Poetry reading by Donna Ross, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Gallery at Queen’s Park in Centennial Lodge, hosted by the Arts Council of New Westminster. Info: 604-525-3244.

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Maria Ho and quartet in a Socks for Souls benefit, with love songs for Valentine’s Day. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers and the Socks for Souls cause. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Sea and Sky, featuring Julia Nolan on saxophone and Jane Hayes on piano. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Mary Stallings, jazz vocalist, performs at 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, Feb. 15

I Heart the ’80s Friday Flicks at Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Today: The Princess Bride, 6:50 p.m. Drop in, no registration required. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

F Is For Funny Too, presented by Laughter Zone 101 at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., 8 p.m. Tickets at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16 to Saturday, March 2

Horizons, a group exhibition featuring the work of Deb Chaney, Jan Rankin, Wolfgang Vogt and Ronald Watt, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., with opening reception Feb. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Monday, Feb. 18

Meditation at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, 7 to 8 p.m., for new and experienced practitioners alike. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cushions/seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. By donation (suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Register at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Meditation at The Gallery).

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring singer-songwriter Luca Fogale. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Dawn Pemberton. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 24

The Coastal Dance Festival, presented by Dancers of Damelahamid, celebrating the songs, stories and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America, at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Tickets for signature evening performances are $30 regular, $25 for students and seniors; festival stage performances (1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24) are by donation. School group performances also available. Info: www.damelahamid.ca. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 23

Company 605 performs Loop, Lull at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

The Real Group, the Swedish a cappella sensations, onstage at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45 regular, $35 children and students, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

I Heart the ’80s Friday Flicks at Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Today: The Karate Kid, 6:25 p.m. Drop in, no registration required. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Gallery in the Park Auction, a fundraiser for the Arts Council of New Westminster and for Katrina Hilliard, a local artist pursuing a graduate degree in art history at the University of Glasgow, $10. Includes two silent auctions, live auction, cash bar, live music and free appetizers. Tickets through www.eventbrite.ca (search Gallery in the Park Auction) or call 778-996-1754.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

Laudate Singers perform as part of the Music at Queens concert series, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster, featuring organist Edward Norman and a new commission by composer-in-residence Marco Del Rio. Tickets $25 regular, $20 seniors/students, children (kindergarten to Grade 7) $10. Info and tickets: www.queensavenue.org.

Exploring the Poetry of Place, workshop with New Westminster poet laureate Alan Hill, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., Room 417. Info: www.rclas.com. Registration $25 non-members, $15 for members, secretary@rclas.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23 to Saturday, March 2

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with shows Feb. 23, 28 and March 2 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 25 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Monday, Feb. 25

I Am Not Your Negro, screening as part of the Last Mondays at the Movies film series, doors at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Tickets $9 general, $8 seniors and students. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050. Discussion session follows film screening.

Meditation at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, 7 to 8 p.m., for new and experienced practitioners alike. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cushions/seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. By donation (suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Register at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Meditation at The Gallery).

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Gallery Sessions, featuring the Adele M. Wilding Trio, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery at Queen’s Park, Centennial Lodge, $10, gallerysessions.eventbrite.com.

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Candus Churchill singing Nina Simone. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

ArtsToGo workshop at Lord Kelvin Community School, 1010 Hamilton St., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Rhythm Resource leading a drumming workshop. Free, all welcome.

 

Friday, March 1

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with Suffragette at 6:45 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

White Noise, workshop performances of a new production by Savage Society, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Saturday, March 2

First Saturday Open Studios, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios. Drop in to visit with artists, check out their work and enjoy refreshments while learning more about behind-the-scenes life at the studio. Free, all welcome. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Sunday, March 3

 

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra performs at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., at 2 p.m., with concert featuring Bo Peng in Elgar’s Cello Concerto. By donation. Info: www.newwestsymphony.net.

 

Monday, March 4

Meditation at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, 7 to 8 p.m., for new and experienced practitioners alike. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cushions/seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. By donation (suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Register at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Meditation at The Gallery).

 

Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6

Chicago: High School Edition, presented by Burnaby South Secondary Theatre Company at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., with shows at 7 p.m. both nights, and 1 p.m. matinee on March 6. Tickets $15 adults, $12 students. School office: 604-296-6880

 

Wednesday, March 6

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Nancy Newman. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, March 7

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night at the South Slope Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St., 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds welcome; arrive at 6:15 to sign up (first seven guaranteed a slot). Evening ends with a featured performance by singer-songwriter Ranj Singh. Info: www.burnabynh.ca or 604-431-0400. Admission by donation (suggested amount $4).

 

Friday, March 8

Cuba Vibra!, presented by Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Tickets $60/$50, plus service charges, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with A League of Their Own at 6:20 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Friday, March 8 to Friday, March 15

Cinderella Waltz, presented by the Douglas College departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, March 9

ABRA Cadabra, a tribute to the music of ABBA, an all-ages show at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. See www.tickets.nw.ca or call 604-521-5050.

 

Monday, March 11

Meditation at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, 7 to 8 p.m., for new and experienced practitioners alike. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cushions/seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. By donation (suggested donation $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Register at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Meditation at The Gallery).

 

Wednesday, March 13

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring the Wild Blue Herons. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, March 13 to Saturday, March 16

Broken Tailbone, presented by Carmen Aguirre, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, March 14

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Barrie Barrington, piano, with German Sturm und Drang and Empfindsamkeit. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, March 15

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with Norma Rae at 6:35 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Friday, March 15 to Friday, March 22

7 Stories, presented by the Douglas College departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, at the Studio Theatre, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17

Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, an Arts Club on Tour presentation at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000, or see info at www.artsclub.com.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring Palo de Rosa with Latin and world music. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Doe Bender. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, March 21

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: In Celebration of Women, featuring the music of innovative women composers of various times and cultures, with Stephanie Chua on piano and Veronique Mathieu on violin. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans performs at 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, March 22

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with the Eagle Huntress at 7 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, March 23

West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and other orchestral classics, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Admission by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

 

Sunday, March 24

Country Gold, a tribute to country music legends Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Linda Ronstadt, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $54, but get $5 off if you buy before Feb. 15. Tickets at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Wednesday, March 27

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Ilhan Saferali. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, March 28

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: student showcase concert. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, March 29

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with Whip It at 6:40 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Wednesday, April 3

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring The Hot Mommas. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, April 4

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: student showcase concert, featuring the Long & McQuade Student Recognition Awards. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night at the South Slope Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St., 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds welcome; arrive at 6:15 to sign up (first seven guaranteed a slot). Evening ends with a featured performance by pianist Matthew Stewart. Info: www.burnabynh.ca or 604-431-0400. Admission by donation (suggested amount $4).

 

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 20

Singin’ in the Rain, presented by Royal City Musical Theatre at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $49 adults, $39 seniors and students, or $19 for children under 13. Info: www.royalcitymusical.theatre.com. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

 

Saturday, April 6

First Saturday Open Studios, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios. Drop in to visit with artists, check out their work and enjoy refreshments while learning more about behind-the-scenes life at the studio. Free, all welcome. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Tuesday, April 9 to Friday, April 12

Alley Theatre’s The Good Bride, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring The Milk Crate Bandits. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Miles Black playing Oscar Peterson’s Easter Suite. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, April 24

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Dylan Cramer. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Saturday, April 27

Force of Nature, a concert by the Amabilis Singers featuring musical depictions of the power of nature, at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $25 adults and seniors, $15 for secondary school students, free for children under 12. Tickets through choir members, at www.eventbrite.ca or by calling 604-897-7258.

 

Tuesday, April 30

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring Stephanie Pedraza with flamenco music and dance. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Adele M. Wilding. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Saturday, May 4

The West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. for Music at Queens, Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

First Saturday Open Studios, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios. Drop in to visit with artists, check out their work and enjoy refreshments while learning more about behind-the-scenes life at the studio. Free, all welcome. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Wednesday, May 8

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Saul Berson. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Cecile Larochelle. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, May 22

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Bill Runge. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, May 22 and Saturday, May 25

Hako, a multi-disciplinary dance experience presented by Ouro Collective and Tangible at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

Don’t Stop Believin’, a concert by the Maple Leaf Singers, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Tickets (on sale March 1) at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Tuesday, May 28

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring the Celtic sounds of Blackthorn. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, May 29

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Glenn Chatten. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 5

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Angela Verbrugge. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 12

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Bryn Kinders. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 19

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Neil Gray. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22

Live at the ’Bolt: Persistence, an evening of multi-disciplinary women performers at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, June 26

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Conrad Good. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

 

ONGOING

Send your sweetheart a singing valentine, featuring four-part harmony barbershop quartets from the Gentlemen of Fortune Chorus, $50 (including serenade and red rose). Quartets will travel anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Portion of proceeds to charity. Info: www.gof.bc.ca/valentines

 

Gentlemen of Fortune Chorus is looking for new men to join the a cappella group, focused on singing in barbershop harmony style. The chorus has moved to Burnaby and now meets Tuesday evenings at 7:25 p.m. at Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Ave. Interested potential singers and guests are always welcome at rehearsals (enter rehearsal hall from rear parking lot). See www.gof.bc.ca for details.

 

Call for artists to lead Hyack Festival Association neighbourhood float workshops, to help neighbourhood groups design and build floats for the Hyack International Parade  in May. Submissions from artists are due by Feb. 15. See all the details at www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Write On!, the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s annual writing contest, with cash prizes in fiction, non-fiction and poetry categories. Deadline April 1, 2019. Info and full submission details at www.rclas.com.

 

Life drawing sessions, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the New West Artists/Royal City Arts Alliance gallery at 712C 12th St. Bring your own drawing tools and paper; cost $2. Hosted by Lavana La Brey. RSVP at 604-525-4566 or email lavanalabrey6@gmail.com.

 

Artisans and craftspeople are invited to take part in 2019 New West Craft markets, running the first and third Saturday of every month at River Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info and application: www.tinyurl.com/NewWestCraft2019.

 

Artists in the Boro is seeking applications for six-week exhibitions in the Art in the Atrium gallery space at Queensborough Community Centre. For submission information and to apply, see www.tinyurl.com/ArtInTheAtrium2019.

 

Queens Avenue United Church Bell Ringers welcomes new adult members who can read music. The group meets Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Call Virginia at 604-597-3894 or email musicatqueens@gmail.com.

 

Auditions for Maple Leaf Singers on now. The dynamic show chorus performs more than 15 times a year and rehearses Monday evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion. All welcome to audition. Cal 778-245-4445 or email joinus@mapleleafsingers.com. Info: www.mapleleafsingers.com.

 

Artists invited to display work in the New West Artists' new community gallery at 712C 12th St., New Westminster. Terms can be three months (January to March, April to June) or on a monthly basis. Contact president@newwestartists.com, with the subject line RCAA GALLERY PARTICIPATION 2019/Artist Name.

 

Women invited to send submissions to Caitlin Press for BIG: Thoughts on a Plus-Size Life, an anthology of writing from women of all ages, orientations, colours and backgrounds. Non-fiction works between 2,000 and 4,000 words are invited. See www.tinyurl.com/CaitlinPressPlusSize for the full submission details. Submissions are open now and ongoing until April 1, 2019.

 

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.

 

Burnaby Arts Council is calling for submissions for Luminescence IV, the fourth edition of its show celebrating the spring equinox with works on the theme of light. Visual artists in all media encouraged to apply. Show will be held March 16 to April 16, 2019. Submission deadline is Feb. 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org/2019-call-luminescence-iv.

 

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.

 

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 Sunday 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 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.

 

Singers of all ages, children and adults, are invited to take part in The Big Sing Metro Vancouver as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, April 27 at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. Rehearsals to run through songs and choreography will be held April 7 in Coquitlam, April 14 in Vancouver, April 16 in North Vancouver and April 24 in Surrey. For information, songs and all the details, see www.vcbf.ca.

 

Email entertainment listings to jmaclellan@burnabynow.com.

 

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