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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.

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Annette Nieukerk: Allegory and Grace, at The Gallery at Queen's Park. Gallery open Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

To Friday, Aug. 30

Beneath the Surface, featuring work by Jerry Stochansky, at Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Gallery open Tuesdays to Saturdays 1 to 5 p.m., during performances at the theatre and by appointment. Info: www.masseytheatre.com or 604-517-5900.

 

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. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

To Thursday, Sept. 12

Flower Power, a New West Artists show at the Network Hub, second floor, River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Drop in weekdays between noon and 5 p.m. Info: www.newwestartists.com.

 

To Saturday, Sept. 14

City Squares, an exhibition of work by John Steil, Judy Villett and Martha Jablonski-Jones, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Artists’ talk Sept. 10, 10:30 p.m. Gallery open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on regular Sundays. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

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.

 

To Sunday, Oct. 20

Angela Nagy: Behind Closed Eyes, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the Metrotown branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To Monday, Oct. 21

Marianna Schmidt: Repatriated Works, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To July 2020

Nikkei, a year-long exhibition at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, explores the personal stories of individuals and families of Japanese descent: unique stories of arrival, heroism in the face of racism, the resilience of community and the experience of generations. The core exhibit will rotate through more than 30,000 photographs, 35 metres of textual records, 500 oral history recordings, 100 film reels and more than 2,500 artifacts and artworks. The Nikkei Centre is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. See www.nikkeiplace.org for details.

 

UPCOMING

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.

OpenStage New West, noon to 4 p.m. at the Queen’s Park bandshell, with family-friendly performances by emerging artists and an open mic session, plus interactive arts activities. Free, open to all.

Festival del Humor, 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets through www.ticketstonight.ca.

Paper Studio: Write Tiny Stories, for kids aged six to 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library. Write short-short-short stories; inspiration will be provided. Kids, bring an adult – they can write tiny stories too. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, Aug. 17 to Saturday, Sept. 14

Phantoms in the Front Yard, a Vancouver-based art collective, presents an exhibition of figurative work at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Opening reception Aug. 17, noon to 4 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Poetry in the Park, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Queen’s Park bandshell, featuring Elaine Woo and Kyle McKillop, plus open mic. In the event of rain, it will move into Centennial Lodge across the road. Info: www.rclas.com.

Summer Block Party in the Town Square at UniverCity, Burnaby Mountain, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with games, food truck fare and music by Madeleine Grace. Info: www.univercity.ca.

 

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.

 

Friday, Aug. 23

Kitty Nights Productions’ Hot & Heavy Band plays at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St. Dance to their ABBA tribute, plus a set of retro party dance hits by David Bowie, Prince and the B-52s. Info: www.thecolumbia.net.

 

Saturday, Aug. 24

OpenStage New West, noon to 4 p.m. at the Queen’s Park bandshell, with family-friendly performances by emerging artists and an open mic session, plus interactive arts activities. Free, open to all.

An evening of music by Bob Westfall, Moonlight Poet, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., a fundraiser for New West Artists. Tickets $20, refreshments available. Doors open at 7 p.m. Limited seating; pre-purchase tickets from a board member or at Renaissance Books, 712 12th St. Info: www.facebook.com/newwestartists.

Knox Little Festival of the Arts, 4 to 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, featuring art, music, song, dance and poetry. Refreshments for purchase, at 403 East Columbia St., Sapperton. Admission by donation. All welcome.

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

Festival of Circus Arts, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Pier Park, featuring workshops and demonstrations from 3 to 6 p.m., and performance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info: www.circusarts.ca or search for the Festival of Circus Arts event on Facebook.

V’ni Dansi, a Vancouver-based traditional Metis and contemporary dance company, performs at River Market for ArtStarts, with free demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the second floor. No registration needed, but arrive early as programs are popular. Info: www.artstarts.com/events.

 

Monday, Aug. 26

Monday night movie flashback, with screening of The Big Green, 6:30 p.m. at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Free, no registration needed, but arrive early as space is limited. Children under 10 must be accompanied by caregiver. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Poetry in the Park, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Queen’s Park bandshell, featuring Carlie Blume and more (TBA), plus open mic. In the event of rain, it will move into Centennial Lodge across the road. Info: www.rclas.com.

Summer Block Party in the Town Square at UniverCity, Burnaby Mountain, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with games, food truck fare and music by Sillken. Info: www.univercity.ca.

 

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.

Afternoon movie at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., with screening of Smallfoot at 2 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed, but arrive early as space is limited. Children under 10 must be accompanied by caregiver. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

Namaste Canada 2019, an extravaganza of Indian music, dance and culture, presented by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver, along with more than 25 Indo-Canadian associations and cultural societies, 2 to 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Free, with Indian refreshments available to purchase. Info: www.cgivancouver.gov.in.

Retro night cabaret, on the theme of The Great Gatsby, featuring the electro swing sounds of Lil’ Mishka Band, at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Info: www.thecolumbia.net.

 

Monday, Sept. 2

Open mic night at 100 Braid Street Studios, with eight-minute slots open for performers of all types, all ages. Everyone welcome – actors, musicians, singers, poets, authors, comedians, etc. Cash bar and snacks available. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m., with featured performer at 7:20 p.m. followed by open mic. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Summer Block Party in the Town Square at UniverCity, Burnaby Mountain, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with games, food truck fare and music by Sara Magal. Info: www.univercity.ca.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Summer Block Party in the Town Square at UniverCity, Burnaby Mountain, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with games, food truck fare and music by the jazz trio Slinki. Info: www.univercity.ca.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 6

Herringbone: The Musical, presented by Patrick Street Productions at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.patrickstreetproductions.com.

 

Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28

Burnaby Heights Art Crawl, an inaugural event hosted as a community-building and fundraising project for Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Features VIP Art and Wine reception on Friday evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m., with wine tasting and a night of arts (tickets $25). Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the Art Crawl, with a chance to wander the Heights to check out art at participating merchant venues – for free. Info: http://burnabynh.ca/home/art-crawl/

 

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.orgor 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

Writers meet-up, hosted by the local writing organization The Other Eleven Months, which has been hosting write-ins around the Lower Mainland for 12 years. Sessions run Wednesdays from 5 to 8:50 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas library branch (7311 Kingsway) for writers of all kinds. Drop in, no registration required. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

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. There’s also a performance 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.

 

Arts Council of New Westminster has issued a call for artists to exhibit at The Gallery at Queen’s Park in 2020. Submissions will be accepted up to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. For full details about the gallery and how to submit, see www.acnw.ca/gallery.

 

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. Deadline Oct. 1. For full information and submission guidelines, see www.rclas.com.

 

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 the.nwep@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Email entertainment listings to jmaclellan@burnabynow.com.

 

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