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Month of June

Cabins/Raven Sun, new art exhibition featuring paintings by local artist Darleyne Jeff and Kathy Wood, at Burnaby Neighbourhood House north location, 4908 Hastings St., open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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To Saturday, June 29

The Melville Boys, Norm Foster’s modern Canadian classic presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park. Shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17, or $15 for seniors and youth. Tickets: Call 604-521-0412 or buy through www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets.

Distant Tales: an exhibition of work by Fiona Tang and Kathleen McGiveron, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

To Wednesday, July 31

Surfaces ... Exploration and Experience, an exhibition of work by artist Karen Colville, exploring nature, landscape and perceptions, at the Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Gallery open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, by appointment (604-517-5900) and during theatre performances. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

 

To Sunday, June 30

NWSS grad exhibition, Our Journey to Here, at the Gallery at Queen’s Park. Gallery open Wednesday, 1 to 8 p.m., and Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.acnw.ca or 604-525-3244.

 

To Friday, July 26

Cityscapes, an exhibition by Artists in the Boro, in the Art in the Atrium gallery space at the Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave.

 

To Sunday, Aug. 11

Harry Grunsky: The Tree, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the Burnaby Public Library’s Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch at 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca

 

To Monday, Aug. 12

Full Circle Collective: Passage of Time, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To Sunday, Aug. 25

Women’s Work: New Acquisitions, a new exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., featuring some of the new work by women that has been acquired by the gallery. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To Sunday, Sept. 29

WINDS, an exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery featuring works by international artists David Bowen, Spencer Finch, Nathalie Miebach and Chris Welsby, third floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Free. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.

 

 

UPCOMING

 

Friday, June 28

Friday Flicks, featuring Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner, 5:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch in recognition of National Aboriginal History Month. Drop in; no registration required. Free. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, June 29

Bernadette Peters (stepping in for Queen Latifah) performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a free concert outdoors at Deer Lake Park, 8 p.m. Info: www.vancouversymphony.ca.

Vagabond Players Youth Theatre Program is offering a series of theatre improv and theatre skills workshops on Saturdays in June. Today’s session: Let’s Celebrate. Workshops run from 2 to 6 p.m., for participants aged 10 to 13, at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park. There’s a drop-in fee of $10. Info: vpsytp@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, June 30

Symphony in the Park returns to Deer Lake Park, with prelude show by VSO Orchestral Institute students at 6 p.m., and the VSO at 7 p.m. Free. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket, and spend an evening in the park. Parking is limited, so transit, walking or cycling is recommended. Info: www.burnaby.ca/vso.

 

Month of July

Paintings by artist Akemi Ito are on display at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, north location, 4908 Hastings St., during the month of July. Visit the exhibition Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: 604-294-5444.

 

Monday, July 1

Canada Day in Burnaby features three celebrations: Edmonds Park and Plaza, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a day of family activities and entertainment; Burnaby Village Museum, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Swangard Stadium, with a concert featuring the indie rock band Stars, vocalist Nuela Charles and the Afro-funk-Latin-soul group Coco Jafro. Doors at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Find all the details at www.burnaby.ca/canadaday.

Canada Day in New Westminster features free family celebrations in Queen’s Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including performances by GinaLina, Seabillys and Disco Funeral, plus games, crafts and more. Canada Day on the waterfront, presented by the Hyack Festival Association and River Market, includes a market with vendors and artisans on the boardwalk from noon to 8 p.m., and music on the stage from 2 to 10 p.m., followed by the fireworks. Info: www.hyackfestival.com/july-1st-fireworks and www.newwestcity.ca/calendar-of-events.

 

Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 28

Robert Ascroft: New West by the Numbers, at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, with opening reception on Wednesday, July 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Inter/action talk with the artist on Sunday, July 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. Gallery open 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. See www.acnw.ca or call 604-525-3244.

 

Tuesday, July 2

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Pernell Reichert Duo. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

Wednesday, July 3

GAYLarious, an annual comedy show fundraiser for New West Pride, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Lafflines Comedy Club at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St., hosted by Jennifer Robertson (of CBC’s Schitt’s Creek), plus a lineup of LGBTQ+ and ally comics, including some drag queen and king stand-up. Info: www.newwestpride.ca.

 

Thursday, July 4

Civic Square Family Nights, featuring Andy the Musical Scientist at 7 p.m. and the Jacky Essombe Trio at 8 p.m. At Civic Square (outside the Metrotown library branch at Kingsborough and McKay). Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Antoinette Libelt Band. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

Friday, July 5

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: Moonlight, 6:30 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

The Emperor’s New Groove screens as part of the city’s outdoor movie series, at Port Royal Park. Admission free. Movie screens at dusk on a 16-foot inflatable screen. Info: www.tinyurl.com/NWSummerMovies2019.

 

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6

Summer Arts Festival, presented by Burnaby Arts Council and Opus Art Supplies at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Friday night market 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday festivities run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include live entertainment, performances by the Burnaby Summer Theatre troupe, artisan market, kids’ workshop, food trucks, beer garden, artist workshops and the Park’s Edge Paint Off (1 to 3 p.m.). For full details and schedule, see www.burnabyartscouncil.org. Free, no tickets or registration required.

 

Friday, July 5 to Saturday, Aug. 10

Redefining, featuring the work of Coast Salish artist Kelly Cannell, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Opening reception Friday, July 5, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Saturday, July 6 to Tuesday, Sept. 3

Masks From My Mind, an outdoor exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Ave.) featuring the work of sculptor Peter Lattey. Lattey will give a demonstration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

Saturday, July 6

New West Craft, artisan market on the boardwalk outside River Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New West Craft summer Night Market, featuring more than 75 vendors and artisans, outside on the boardwalk and inside at River Market, plus live music and more, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Traditional Coast Salish Cedar Weaving, with Kwantlen elder Hazel Gludo. Learn cedar weaving in this hands-on workshop for $5, or just watch Gludo’s demonstration for free. It’s at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org, or book through www.eventbrite.ca.

 

Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7

Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., featuring Japanese book sale, activities, movie screenings, food and more, noon to 6 p.m. both days. Info: centre.nikkeiplace.org or 604-777-7000.

 

Sunday, July 7

ArtsToGo, a free art workshop for families featuring a fun paper project, noon to 3 p.m. at Royal City Centre. Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster. Info: www.acnw.ca/artstogo.

 

Tuesday, July 9

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Mohamed Assani. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

Thursday, July 11

Civic Square Family Nights, featuring Syrian Stories on Wheels at 7 p.m. and The Blues Berries at 8:15 p.m. At Civic Square (outside the Metrotown library branch at Kingsborough and McKay). Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Damasco Soul System. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

 

Friday, July 12

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: But I’m a Cheerleader, 6:50 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Jesse Waldman and Christie Rose perform at 8 p.m. in Spirit Square, outside at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15. Buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

The Lego Movie screens as part of the city’s outdoor movie series, at Sapperton Park. Admission free. Movie screens at dusk on a 16-foot inflatable screen. Info: www.tinyurl.com/NWSummerMovies2019.

 

Saturday, July 13

Matsuri Star Talent Search auditions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., searching for performers of all kinds to take part in the Nikkei Matsuri at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Performers must qualify for semifinals through an audition leading up to the festival, which is on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Audition info and sign-up at www.nikkeimatsuri.ca.

 

Sunday, July 14

Matsuri Star Talent Search auditions, 1 to 5 p.m., searching for performers of all kinds to take part in the Nikkei Matsuri at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Performers must qualify for semifinals through an audition leading up to the festival, which is on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Audition info and sign-up at www.nikkeimatsuri.ca.

 

Tuesday, July 16

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Ed Lam Trio. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

Thursday, July 18

Civic Square Family Nights, featuring Red Fox Society drum group and dancers at 7 p.m., and V’ni Dansi dancers at 8:30 p.m. At Civic Square (outside the Metrotown library branch at Kingsborough and McKay). Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: the Whiskeydicks. Info: https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

 

Friday, July 19

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: Love, Simon, 6:30 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

The Avengers screens as part of the city’s outdoor movie series, at Moody Park. Admission free. Movie screens at dusk on a 16-foot inflatable screen. The Moody Park Outdoor Pool will remain open until 9:30 p.m. so you can get a swim in before the movie starts. Info: www.tinyurl.com/NWSummerMovies2019.

 

Saturday, July 20

New West Craft, artisan market on the boardwalk outside River Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, July 23

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Shawn Bullshields. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

Thursday, July 25

Civic Square Family Nights, featuring Vancouver Puppet Theatre at 7 p.m. and magician Rod Boss at 8 p.m. At Civic Square (outside the Metrotown library branch at Kingsborough and McKay). Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

Music by the River returns to Westminster Pier Park, with a free outdoor concert and a chance for audiences to enjoy food and beverages (including wine and beer) from the concession stand. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Shadowfax Trio. Info:. https://artscouncilnewwest.org/music-by-the-river/

 

Friday, July 26

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: Call Me By Your Name, 6:10 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Petunia and the Vipers perform at 8 p.m. in Spirit Square, outside at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15. Buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

Bohemian Rhapsody screens as part of the city’s outdoor movie series, at Westminster Pier Park. Eats at the Pier concession will be open from 8 to 11 p.m. with food and liquor sales. Admission free. Note: This screening is for 19-plus only. Movie screens at dusk on a 16-foot inflatable screen. Info: www.tinyurl.com/NWSummerMovies2019.

 

Friday, Aug. 2

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: Carol, 6:20 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

New West Craft, artisan market on the boardwalk outside River Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Thursday, Aug. 8

Family movie night at Civic Square (Kingsborough and McKay, Burnaby), with Mary Poppins Returns. Rain or shine; bring a blanket. Movie at 8:30 p.m. Free. Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

 

Friday, Aug. 9

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: The Danish Girl, 6:20 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, Aug. 10

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival at Deer Lake Park, featuring Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan, The War and Treaty, William Prince and Southern Avenue. Gates at noon, show from 1 to 10 p.m. Single tickets $60, four-pack tickets $200; day of show single tickets $70. Children under 12 free with adult ticket purchase, but reserve a free ticket through the box office at 604-205-3000. General tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca. Full details at www.burnabybluesfestival.com.

 

Thursday, Aug. 15

Family movie night at Civic Square (Kingsborough and McKay, Burnaby), with Hotel Transylvania 3. Rain or shine; bring a blanket. Movie at 8:30 p.m. Free. Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

 

Friday, Aug. 16

Friday Flicks: In honour of Burnaby Pride, the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch is hosting a series of Friday night movie screenings through the summer. Screenings are free; no registration is needed. Tonight: Pride, 6:15 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

New West Craft, artisan market on the boardwalk outside River Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

Family movie night at Civic Square (Kingsborough and McKay, Burnaby), with Madagascar 3. Rain or shine; bring a blanket. Movie at 8:30 p.m. Free. Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

 

Thursday, Aug. 29

Family movie night at Civic Square (Kingsborough and McKay, Burnaby), with The Wizard of Oz (1939). Rain or shine; bring a blanket. Movie at 8:30 p.m. Free. Info: www.tinyurl.com/CivicSquareSummer2019.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29

Drum making workshop with Kwelexwecten (Brandon Gabriel), with hands-on instruction in the contemporary method of Coast Salish drum making, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Cost $150 per person. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

Conversations with Nick Cave, an evening of talk and music with the Australian music icon, at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets $112.50, $91.50 and $79.50, including service charges and fees.Info: www.nickcave.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 11

City Stage New West Sips ‘n’ Scripts series presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession, part of its Censored: Forbidden Classics of the Wicked Stage series, 7 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Audience members can watch or take part in the reading alongside professional actors. Free, but limited seating, so register ahead at www.tinyurl.com/SipsScriptsAnvil2019 or call 604-527-4640.

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

Shaun Majumder’s HATE Tour, featuring the Canadian comedian in his new stand-up show tackling themes of intolerance and prejudice, 8 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $45, plus service charges, through www.ticketstonight.ca.

 

 

ONGOING

Uptown Unplugged, the Arts Council of New Westminster’s summer street performance series, runs on Saturdays and Sundays all summer long, until Sept. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. Performers are at Westminster Centre, 555 Sixth St., on Saturdays, and Royal City Centre, 610 Sixth St., on Sundays. Performances will also be held July 6, July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 at the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Follow the arts council on Facebook (@artscouncilNW) to get up-to-date performer information.

 

Vivo Children’s Choir, New West, is now accepting registrations for the 2019/20 season. Rehearsals starting on Wednesdays in September at Olivet Baptist Church, 613 Queens Ave. There are three choir levels for children in Grade 2 (age seven) and up. Info and registration package at www.vivochildrenschoir.com.

 

Massey Theatre Society seeks volunteers to serve on its board of directors. Interested individuals should have one or more of the following: a passion for arts; a keen understanding and interest in the role of the not-for-profit sector in community development; experience in networking and representing the best interests of the community; an interest and understanding of strategic development and planning. Apply by Aug. 10, 2019. Contact Lynn Radbourne at info@masseytheatre.com with resumé and cover letter to apply.

 

Registration open for Arts + Tech Summer Camp, offered for eight- to 12-year-olds from Tuesday, Aug.6 to Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, $275 for the week. Info and registration details: www.newmediagallery.ca/programs.

 

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant offers Dinner Jazz at Piva, every Wednesday night starting June 26, for an eight-week run, featuring the Will Clements Trio and other local jazz musicians from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner reservations recommended at https://pivarestaurant.ca/reservations/

 

Series tickets now on sale for the Arts Club on Tour three-show series coming to Anvil Centre, New West, for 2019/20. Featuring Bed & Breakfast on Oct. 8; The Shoplifters on Jan. 14; and Kim’s Convenience on Feb. 18. Subscriptions start at $99 for three shows. Info: www.anvilcentre.com/attend.

 

Royal City Literary Arts Society is calling for submissions for the sixth annual Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, open to books of poetry (not chapbooks) published in Canada, in English, in 2018. Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 are awarded for the top three winners. For full information and submission guidelines, see www.rclas.com.

 

Call for young artists: If you know of any children and teens (under age 18) who are diagnosed with autism, who are talented and willing to display their artwork, you can submit for consideration in Rusart Fine Arts Co.’s second On the Spectrum art show. Free for participants and guests. Info: 604-366-1365 or email elena@rusart.ca.

 

Drop in and do art, at the New West Artists Gallery, 712 C 12th St., Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your own art supplies and paint, draw, sketch, doodle, colour or whatever you like, $2 or by donation. Info: www.newwestartists.com.

 

Calling all artists: New Westminster Environmental Partners is calling for artists to create work inspired by the Brunette River and its tributaries, for an exhibition at the Plaskett Gallery in March 2020. Artists working in all mediums are invited to submit. For info, email thenwep@gmail.com.

 

Registration now open for Royal City Musical Theatre’s Summer Musical Theatre Academy, for ages 12 to 18, July 8 to 13 at Massey Theatre, $300 for the week. Info and registration: www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com.

 

Artists called to take part in a group exhibition during the opening night of RiverFest 2019 (coming up Sept. 18 and 19) in the rotunda at Fraser River Discovery Centre. Theme: the working river and its natural environment. Submissions will be accepted up to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28. For full details, see www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Burnaby Arts Council seeks volunteers to help out with its fundraising 50-50 draw at the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10. For full details, see www.tinyurl.com/BACBluesVolunteers2019.

 

New Westminster Photography Club meets on the first and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7 p.m. at Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park. Info: www.nwphoto.org.

 

Writers Meet-Up, hosted by local writing organization The Other Eleven Months, Wednesdays from 5 to 8:50 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

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.

 

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. Now outdoors for the summer season. 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 are invited to submit expressions of interest in taking part in the International Artists Day Anonymous Art Show, coming to 100 Braid Street Studios Oct. 25 and 26. The show features 12x12 works, signed only on the back. Works will be juried. For full details and submission guidelines, see www.100braidststudios.com/iad-call-to-artists

 

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 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 attendants for Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info and application: www.tinyurl.com/BACGalleryVolunteers.

 

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.

 

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