To Friday, Sept. 27
For My Sanity and Yours, featuring artwork by Debra McKenzie, at the Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., during performances at the theatre and by appointment. Info: www.masseytheatre.com or 604-517-5900.
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.
Natura, an exhibition of work by Marney-Rose Edge, at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Gallery open Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.acnw.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 Saturday, Oct. 26
Ladies-not-waiting: Las Meninas and CenTauress, an exhibition of work by Suzy Birstein at Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. With artist’s talk on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
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.
Friday, Sept. 20
Live at the ’Bolt: Kasandra Flamenco, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $18. Buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22
PRIDE: For the Young Gay, the Un-Gay and the Jaded Queen in All of Us, a one-man show by Allan Morgan, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $15 general, $10 students/youth, plus service charges. Call 604-521-5050 or buy through www.ticketsnw.ca.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Live at the Gallery, featuring the guitar duo of Matt Silverman and Sara Wazani, 7 p.m. at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free, but register at www.eventbrite.ca.
Exploring Creativity with Collage/Mixed Media, a ParkArt workshop offered by IMPACT Parkinson’s for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends, 10 a.m. to noon, $30. Registration and info: 604-525-2631, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.impactparkinsons.com.
The Soda Crackers, a musical group featuring bluegrass, jazz and Western swing, performs at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $25, refreshments available. Limited seating. Buy ahead at Renaissance Books, 712 12th St., or see www.newwestartists.com.
Exploring Truth in Creative Non-Fiction, a workshop with Christina Myers, presented by the Royal City Literary Arts Society at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., in Room 417, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. Pre-register at email@example.com. Info: www.rclas.com.
Saturday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Oct. 26
ReVision: the art of recycling, a group exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. With a variety of special events including opening reception Sept. 21, noon to 4 p.m.; Art of Recycling workshops with Lori Goldberg on Oct. 6 (noon and 2 p.m.); a “Found Sound” rhythm circle with Abby Green Bull on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.; a “Eco-Trashion” workshop on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.; and a special closing event Eco-Trashion Show and Bad Art Sale, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.
Sunday, Sept. 22
An evening of khayal and thumris with Hindustani classical vocalist Indrani Mukherjee, 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $40 VIP, or $30 regular. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com. Info: pjsomvancouver.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Vancouver Guitar Duo performs in the Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with performance at noon and 2 p.m. Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door, including coffee and refreshments. Buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
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.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Sarah Slean and Kevin Fox perform at the Studio Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Musical Impressions: From Baroque to Pop, part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
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/
Creative Wellness: Speak the Speech, a workshop led by Culture Days Cultural Ambassador Julian Legere at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Sessions run 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Info: www.culturedays.ca.
Creative Wellness: A Poem a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, with poet laureate Alan Hill, at the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Sessions run Friday and Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Info: www.culturedays.ca.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Info: https://mbfestival.ca/
Culture Forward New West, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., with a variety of events and programs around the building, including stage performances, Flight of the Green Screen, Identity art exhibition at the Community Art Space, open house at the New West Archives reading room, free Try It! Theatre classes for kids and teens, Create-a-Bot and much more. Info: www.anvilcentre.com.
Wildlife + Animals, an art show by My Artist’s Corner at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with free admission and parking. Info: www.myartistscorner.ca.
Bringing Art To Life Through Verse: An Ekphrastic Experience, 7 to 9 p.m. at the New West Artists Gallery at 712C 12th St., with poets Alan Hill, Candice James, Alan Girling and Lozan Yamolky. For Culture Days – see www.culturedays.caor www.rclas.comfor more details.
Printmaking workshop in the Fireside Room at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., in connection with the Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper exhibition. Free, but seating is limited – register ahead at 604-297-4422.
In Conversation: Paula Butterfield discusses her novel La Luministe, 2 to 4 p.m. at Indigo at Metropolis at Metrotown. Free. Part of Culture Days.
Women’s writing workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, hosted by Culture Chats B.C. in the youth room on the third floor at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4460 Beresford St., part of Culture Days. Info: www.culturedays.ca.
Culture Days celebrations at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including visual arts and ceramics exhibitions, kiln station viewing in Deer Lake Park, a Steam Plant open house and En Plein Air painting by artist-in-residence Susan Falk. Info: www.burnaby.ca/culturedays.
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 $155 per person. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.orgor 604-298-7322.
New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., is hosting artist demonstrations from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in celebration of Culture Days. See demos of beading, book binding, floral art, carving, painting, ink art, pencil crayons, wordplay and blackout poetry, and more. Info: www.newwestartists.com.
Sunday, Sept. 29
Make a Masterpiece, two art sessions for children (one for ages 6 to 10, one for ages 4 to 6) at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., as part of Culture Days, 1 to 3 p.m. Maximum 15 children per group. Info: www.culturedays.ca or www.newwestartists.com.
Andy the Musical Scientist offers up a free show at River Market as part of the ArtStarts workshop series, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Info: www.artstarts.com/events.
Curator’s tour of Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper, 2 p.m. at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., free. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
Chinese song and folk dance performance, 3 to 4 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., presented by Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada. Info: www.culturedays.ca.
Monday, Sept. 30
The Tomorrow Man, screening as part of the Last Mondays at the Movies series at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., with post-film talk in the Plaskett Gallery. Tickets $9, or $8 for students and seniors. Pay cash at the door or buy ahead at www.ticketsnw.ca. Season passes also available for $65, or $60 for students/seniors. Info: www.acnw.ca.
Thursday, Oct. 3
Music Technology and Friends, with performances by the faculty from the music technology program and more, part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Friday, Oct. 4
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of The Addams Family, 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration needed. Parents/caregivers must remain with children under 10. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Saturday, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 26
Terror by Gaslight, presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17, or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 previews on Oct. 3 and 4. Call 604-521-0412 or see www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Burton Cummings brings his Up Close and Alone tour to Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca.
Monday, Oct. 7
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival screening, in Spanish with English subtitles, Room N2201 at Douglas College, fourth floor north, 2:30 p.m. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
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.
Southwood Barrington Duo performs as part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
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.
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of Hocus Pocus, 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration needed. Parents/caregivers must remain with children under 10. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
What-a-Theatre, the theatre group from Cameron Seniors, presents two comedies, The OK Corral Meets the Railway and The Gramps Game Night, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Maple Room at Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St. Info: 604-421-5225.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Suede Dogs, the jazz-rock duo, performs at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20, refreshments available. Limited seating. Buy ahead at Renaissance Books, 712 12th St., or see www.newwestartists.com.
Unsung Songs, featuring Viviane Houle, part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Friday, Oct. 18
Poppy Felting with Anne Whitmore of The Poppy Project, a ParkArt workshop offered by IMPACT Parkinson’s for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends, 12:30 to 2 p.m., free. Registration and info: 604-525-2631, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.impactparkinsons.com.
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of Get Out, 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration needed. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Friday, Oct. 25
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of The Shining, 6 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Friday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 27
Picture This, an art show and sale by Burnaby Artists’ Guild, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartistsguild.com.
Friday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov 8
Macbeth, presented by the departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, in the Studio Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. General admission $20, students and seniors $10, see www.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 14
Collaborative Alchemy, an exhibition of work by Pierre Leichner, Phyllis Schwartz and Edward Peck, at Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Opening reception Nov. 1, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with artist’s talk on Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Saturday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 30
Artificial Intelligence, an exhibition of work by Amy Chang, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., with opening reception Nov. 2 at noon. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.
Friday, Nov. 8 to Friday, Nov. 15
Switch Triptych, presented by the departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, Douglas College. General admission $20, students and seniors $10, see www.brownpapertickets.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Aboriginal Voices: An Evening of Poetry and Prose, featuring readings and discussion by Aboriginal writers, 7 p.m. in the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Douglas College, Room 4650, 700 Royal Ave. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Introduction to Neurographica, with Alina Smolyansky, a ParkArt workshop offered by IMPACT Parkinson’s for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends, 10 a.m. to noon, $30. Registration and info: 604-525-2631, email@example.com or www.impactparkinsons.com.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Music Department Showcase Concert, part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
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.
Douglas College Choirs in Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church. General admission $15, seniors $10, students free. Tickets available at the door.
Monday, Nov. 25
Zappostrophe, featuring music technology faculty playing the music of Frank Zappa and more, 7:30 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Friday, Dec. 13
Christmas With Sinatra, 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets: 604-684-2787 or see www.masseytheatre.com.
Saturday, Dec. 21
A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, bringing the holiday classic to life with giant masks and whimsical puppets. Tickets: 604-684-2787 or www.masseytheatre.com.
Call for contemporary dancers: Savage Society is looking for dancers for an upcoming two-week workshop of Tai Gruman’s new play in development, You Used To Call Me Marie … The workshop will explore how an ensemble of six contemporary dancers can create horses. Workshop runs Oct. 15 to 26, with public presentations on Oct. 25 and 26, at Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave.) Remuneration of $1,400. Dancers of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to submit; preference will be given to self-identifying Indigenous applicants. Email headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.
Children’s handbell choir invites new ringers in grades 3 to 7 to take part in the new year, starting Monday, Sept. 23. Group meets Mondays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Children from New West and surrounding areas are welcome; no charge. Info: email@example.com.
Let Me Tell You a Story No One Told Me: The Gay Seniors Project invites seniors to work with Massey Theatre artist-in-residence Allan Morgan to bring their stories to life. Program runs Saturday afternoons from Sept. 28 to Nov. 30. Participation is free, with 12 spots available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-517-5900 (ask for Julian) to sign up.
The Flame New West seeks storytellers for a new season of storytelling evenings at the Plaskett Gallery – new storytellers, veteran performers and all in between are welcome to apply. Four sessions are coming up on Sunday evenings: an LGBTQ2S+ edition on Oct. 20, an “adult” edition on March 1 and two regular evenings on Dec. 8 and June 14. Email email@example.com with questions, pitches and more.
Love to sing? The Maple Leaf Singers are inviting people to audition for the dynamic show chorus. All voices welcome. Call 778-245-4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the choir, see www.mapleleafsingers.com.
Spoken Ink reading series, the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., presented by the Burnaby Writers’ Society, with featured readers plus open mic. Info: burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com.
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.
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. New registrations open through September; new members also accepted in January.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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