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Month of November

Burnaby Neighbourhood House hosts an art exhibition by Janet Anderson on the art wall at its North House location, 4908 Hastings St. Open house and meet the artist event on Friday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stop in to see the art anytime from Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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To Friday, Nov 8

The Tragedie of 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 macbethdouglascollege.bpt.me.

 

To Friday, Nov. 15

The Sky’s the Limit, an art exhibition by Artists in the Boro in the Art in the Atrium gallery space at Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave.

 

To Thursday, Nov. 21

Black & White, a show and sale by New West Artists at the Network Hub, second floor, River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Stop in weekdays between noon and 5 p.m. Free to attend.

 

To Sunday, Nov. 24

Mardell Rampton: Water’s Edge, on display at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, with opening reception Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., artist talk on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. Gallery is open Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.acnw.ca.

 

To Friday, Nov. 29

Love Out Loud – Images of Pride: Personal and Political, an art show at the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, marking the 50th anniversary year since the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the modern Pride movement. Gallery is at 735 Eighth Ave., open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, by appointment or during productions in the theatre. Info: 604-517-5900 or www.masseytheatre.com.

 

To Saturday, Nov. 30

Artificial Intelligence, an exhibition of work by Amy Chang, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

To Sunday, Dec. 8

Cartooney, an exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring works by six international artists. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.

 

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.

 

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.orgfor details.

 

UPCOMING

Thursday, Nov. 7

A Delhi Obsession – an evening with author M.G. Vassanji, 6:30 p.m. at the Ismaili Centre, 4010 Canada Way. Info: www.indiansummerfest.ca. Tickets $10, $15 or $35 for book bundle, book through www.eventbrite.ca.

 

Friday, Nov. 8

** SOLD OUT ** Tales of Bravery and Stupidity, a show by Bruce McCulloch, 8 p.m. in the James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

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 switchtriptych.bpt.me.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Musical fundraiser, featuring music and dance from Ecuador and New Orleans, plus the hits of the 1960s through the 1980s, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave. It’s a fundraiser for CAMTA, Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad, and includes a silent auction. Info: 778-995-9796.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10

Comfort and Joy, the Burnaby Potters’ Guild’s holiday show and sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Capitol Hill Hall, 361 South Howard Ave. (at Hastings), Burnaby. Info: http://burnabypottersguild.yolasite.com/



Sunday, Nov. 10

With Glowing Hearts, a Remembrance Day concert by the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir and the Band of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com. Tickets: ticketstonight.ticketforce.com.

Matthew Silverman brings classical guitar sounds to the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., 2 p.m. Tickets $20. Info: www.newwestartist.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.

Come Write In, a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) drop-in session for writers of all ages and backgrounds, 4 to 8:45 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway. No registration required. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Nov. 16

Kismet, Things Have Changed, presented by Chop Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets $15 to $36, at tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Tellers of Short Tales, featuring author Bill Arnott, 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 411A at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., with open mic. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

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, info@impactparkinsons.comor www.impactparkinsons.com.

**CANCELLED ** Music at Queens concert series, featuring The Squares barbershop harmony ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 adult, seniors/students $15, children kindergarten to Grade 7 $10. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

Birds of Chicago, presented by Deer Lake After Dark at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. tickets $25, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

PechaKucha New West Vol. 24, with reception starting at 7 p.m. and presentations at 8 p.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17

Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre Craft and Bake Fair, including more than 85 booths, plus workshops, Santa photos, kids’ craft zone, food and more. Admission $3, or free for children and Nikkei Centre members. It’s on 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For info, see www.nikkeiplace.org.

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

Opera on a Sunday Afternoon, a concert presented by Burnaby Lyric Opera at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., in Studio 103, 3 p.m. Tickets $15, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

In Their Words: A Royal City Reading Series, hosted by Ruth Kozak with three feature presenters, 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.rclas.com.

Book discussion, with librarian-led discussion about Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk, 7 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway. Register at the library or by calling 604-522-3971, and pick up your copy of the book in advance at the library. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Come Write In, a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) drop-in session for writers of all ages and backgrounds, 4 to 8:45 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway. No registration required. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Cat Musings Reading Series presents a variety open mic, 7 to 9 p.m. at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., hosted by Janene White and featuring children’s book author Sandra Walton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., free.

 

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.

In Their Words: a Royal City Reading Series, 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring readers Stephen Carr, Isabella Mori and Janene White, with host Ruth Kozak. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Thursday, Nov. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 23

Telemetry loop, a multidisciplinary immersive dance performance by Shay Kuebler and Radical System Art at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Shows at 8 p.m. nightly, plus 10 p.m. show on Nov. 21 and 4 p.m. show on Nov. 23. Tickets $36, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 24

Deer Lake Craft Festival at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., featuring the Park’s Edge Paint Off on Friday, Nov. 22, and a sale of handmade and artisan wares by more than 60 juried artisans. Festival is open Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

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.

Music at Queens concert series, featuring the West Coast Symphony Orchestra with pianist Spencer Tsai, 7:30 p.m., by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

The Project Ensemble, onstage 7:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre as part of the Vancouver Chamber Music Society series, 7:30 p.m. Info and tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca.

Writing the Hero/Heroine’s Journey, a workshop offered by Royal City Literary Arts Society, facilitated by Carol Johnson, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., $15 members, $25 non-members. Info: www.rclas.com; pre-register at secretary@rclas.com.

 

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.

Last Mondays at the Movies presents Gloria Bell, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $9, or $8 for students and seniors. Info: www.acnw.ca. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca, or pay cash at the door.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Come Write In, a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) drop-in session for writers of all ages and backgrounds, 4 to 8:45 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway. No registration required. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 28

Gathering Light, presented by Raven Spirit Dance at Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., with Nov. 27 performance specifically for women and non-binary audience members. Shows at 7:30 p.m. both nights, plus 1 p.m. matinee on Nov. 28. Tickets $22 regular, or $16 for students, plus service charges, see www.anvilcentre.com.

 

Thursday, Nov. 28

Tonye Aganaba brings her neo-soul/funk sounds to the stage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., at 8 p.m. Tickets $36, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

echoes, an exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery, featuring the work of six artists from across the continent. Opening reception Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., and exhibition runs Nov. 29 to Jan. 26. Gallery open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Special events in connection with the exhibition include a curator’s tour on Sunday, Dec. 1; a Stewardship Workshop and an Upcycled Art Making Workshop for kids (aged five to 16, with parent) on Saturday, Jan. 18, and a panel discussion on Sunday, Jan. 19. For full details, see www.burnabyartgallery.ca. The gallery is at 6344 Deer Lake Ave.

 

Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30

Golden Age Theatre presents three plays, The Obstacle, Never Too Late, and Gladys & Gloria’s Cannabis Adventure, onstage at Century House 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $8 members, $10 non-members, available at the front desk at Century House, 620 Eighth St. Info: 604-519-1066.

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Sixth annual Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, award ceremony 2 p.m. at New Westminster Public Library, with MC Alan Hill. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Monday, Dec. 1

Shadbolt Jazz Walk, 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., featuring 11 jazz bands and five guest speakers, all day long. Tickets $50 regular, or $30 for youth. Info: www.coryweeds.com/shadbolt-jazz-walk. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

Music at Queens concert series, featuring the 22nd annual Carols and Bells, with handbell choirs and Christmas carols, 7 p.m. Tickets $20 adult, seniors/students $15, children kindergarten to Grade 7 $10. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

 

Friday, Dec. 13

Christmas With Sinatra, 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets: 604-684-2787 or see www.masseytheatre.com.

 

Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14

Night of Wonder, a Christmas concert by Amabilis Singers, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.amabilissingers.org.

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

O Christmas Tea, a comedic show by James and Jamesy at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $19 through $34, at www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Thursday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 5

It’s a Wonderful Life, a new musical adaptation by Peter Jorgensen based on the screenplay by Frank Capra, presented by Patrick Street Productions at the Anvil Centre Theatre, with matinee and evening options. Earlybird discounts if tickets purchased by Nov. 1. Full details at www.patrickstreetproductions.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.

 

 

ONGOING

Call for artists to take part in the Deer Lake Gallery’s Luminescence V, coming in March 2020, featuring both two- and three-dimensional artworks celebrating light. Deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 25 at midnight. For bull details and submission form, see www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322.

 

Meditation at the Gallery, sessions every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, led by Lyn Sakari. By donation, with suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Info and registration through www.tinyurl.com/MeditationQP2019 or www.sitwithsakari.com.

 

Spoken Ink reading series, hosted by the Burnaby Writers’ Society, is at the Deer Lake Gallery on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August). For info and writers’ news, see www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com.

 

Children’s handbell choir invites new ringers in grades 3 to 7 to take part. 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: musicatqueens@gmail.com.

 

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. Three more sessions are coming up on Sunday evenings: an “adult” edition on March 1 and two regular evenings on Dec. 8 and June 14. Email flamenewwest@gmail.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 joinus@mapleleafsingers.com. 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.

 

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.

 

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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