Here's what's up on Burnaby's arts and entertainment scene this fall

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To Saturday, Sept. 29

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Portraits of Ninstints, featuring the paintings of Bob Gunning, at Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment (604-517-5900), and open for one hour before and during theatre productions. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

 

To Sunday, Sept. 30

GYRE, a new exhibition at New Westminster New Media Gallery, exploring the infinite through light and sound, featuring works by Nicolas Bernier, Daniel Iregui and Chul Hyun Ahn. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with late openings until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Special tours for Culture Days on Sept. 28, 29 and 30. Gallery is on the third floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.

Shift, an exhibition of mixed-media work by Suzanne Laird, 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.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

To Wednesday, Oct. 17

Betty Woo Retrospective: Life Well-Travelled, an exhibition of the work of the longtime artist and arts instructor, looking back over a 50-year career. It’s on in the Encores and Centre Aisle galleries at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

To Saturday, Oct. 20

Le Neon: Faux Fauvist Art by Josh Byer, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, on the fourth floor at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Watermarks, a group exhibition featuring the work of Michael Abelman, Amelia Alcock-White and Graham Coulthard, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., www.burnabyartscouncil.orgor call 604-298-7322.

 

To Friday, Oct. 26

Commonalities: Our Relationship With Crows, an exhibition of mixed-media quilting by artist Jennie Johnston, on display at the community office of Burnaby North MLA Janet Routledge, 1833 Willingdon Ave. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Call to confirm hours at 604-775-0778.

 

To Saturday, Nov. 3

Burnaby Art Gallery presents Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads, a retrospective of the work of Canadian artist and master printmaker Anna Wong, at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Special events include In the BAG Family Sunday studio drop-in on Oct. 21; multilingual tours on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and a panel discussion on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca. Gallery admission by donation.

 

To Thursday, Dec. 6

Charlene Vickers: Speaking with Hands and Territories, a site-specific installation at SFU Gallery. It’s designed to respond to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and issues surrounding the stewardship and occupation of Indigenous lands. Visitors are invited to form earth (brought from the Watch House site at the pipeline protests) into a fist-sized sphere so that it can become part of a hearth-like structure. It’s open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at the galley at Room 3004 (Level 3) in the Academic Quadrangle at 8888 University Dr. Info: www.sfu.ca/galleries.

 

UPCOMING

 

Friday, Sept. 21

Live at the ’Bolt, the launch of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ 2018/19 season, featuring Elektra Women’s Choir, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

GYRE: The Ocean Container, a reading and butoh dance performance, with reading by Patrick Sampler from his novel The Ocean Container, and butoh dance performance by Carolyn Chan, Clancy Dennehy and others, 7:30 p.m. at New Media Gallery, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., in response to the ongoing GYRE exhibition. (Dance contains nudity.) Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

The Sakura Singers in Concert, 2:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., $12, 604-936-6042.

 

Monday, Sept. 24

Meditation Park, the first movie of the 2018/19 Last Mondays at the Movies series, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $9, or $8 seniors/students. Buy ahead at www.ticketsnw.caor pay cash at the door. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

A Little Lunch Music at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring bassist Jodi Proznick and her quartet, music noon to 1 p.m., buffet lunch ($12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Jazz Jam, hosted by Cory Weeds, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Musicians of all ages and abilities invited to drop in on an evening of jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

All-candidates meeting hosted by the Arts Council of New Westminster on the theme of arts, featuring school board candidates, at Centennial Lodge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. RSVP to artsvotenewwestallcandidatesmeeting.eventbrite.com.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

Martha Wainwright, the acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter, brings her tour to Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8 p.m. Tickets $40, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30

Culture Days comes to Burnaby, with a variety of workshops, performances and special events at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery and more. For all the details, see www.culturedays.ca.

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

Travel Writing: Around the World and From Your Own Back Yard, with Marylee Stephenson, a two-hour workshop hosted by the Royal City Literary Arts Society at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., Room 417. Fee $15 members, $25 non-members. Info and registration: secretary@rclas.com.

Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, featuring Pandit Harvinder Sharma on sitar, Cassius Khan on tabla, Amika Kushwaha with kathak dancing, vocalist Kamaljeet Gill, sitarist Sharanjeet Singh Mand, harmonium player Abhishek Iyer and vocalist Disha Mehta.See www.mbfestival.ca for more information. Tickets are $35 adults, $18 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Community Dance Umbrella Project, a site-specific community dance event on the plaza at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Deer Lake Park, 1 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Try It! Art Journalling, a special mini-workshop at Anvil Centre for Culture Days, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with instructor Dawn Livera. No previous experience necessary, but registration required. See www.culturedays.ca.

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

Material Innovations: Detritus Printing, a hands-on activity with solid waste artist in residence Katherine Soucie, 1 to 3 p.m. at Anvil Centre as part of Culture Days. Info: www.culturedays.ca.

ArtStarts: Wild Heart in Motion, with Desiree Dawson, with two free 45-minute workshops, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at River Market. Free and for all ages. Info: www.artstarts.com/events.

 

Month of October

Gamma Garage has an art exhibition at Burnaby Neighbourhood House North House, 4908 Hastings St., open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and featuring the work of Dianne Yard, Pat Sexsmith, Sheila Chowdhury and Wilma Cook. Info: northinfo@burnabynh.caor 604-294-5444.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4 to Saturday, Oct. 27

The Haunting of Hill House, presented by Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with shows Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $17, or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 previews on Oct. 4 and 5. See www.vagabondplayers.caor call 604-521-0412.

 

Friday, Oct. 5

Cinq a Sept, an after-work gathering at Deer Lake Gallery featuring food, drink, art and music by guitarist Bill Coon, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Free, but register ahead as space is limited. See www.eventbrite.ca. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

Jeremy Dutcher performs at Massey Theatre with his unique music that fuses his classical operatic training and ancestral Indigenous music from the Wolastoqiyik people, 8 p.m. at Massey, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $22, or $10 for students and seniors, through www.ticketsnw.ca.

Detour, a concert by Quayside Voices, with special guests Fifth Street from Victoria, featuring the two a cappella quintets with pop and jazz arrangements. Info: www.quaysidevoices.com. Tickets: qvdetour.brownpapertickets.com.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Itamar Erez and Hamin Honari perform as part of the Up Close Recital Society concert series, 7 p.m. at Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park. Tickets: itamarerez.brownpapertickets.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 12

Italian Comedy Festival, featuring Enrico Rennella, Frank Spadone and Tara Cannistraci, 8 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Tickets $50, available at www.vtixonline.com. Info: www.enricorennella.net.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14

Auditions for Royal City Musical Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain, at Renegade Studios, 3030 East Broadway, Vancouver. Info and registration: www.tinyurl.com/RCMTAuditionSignup2018.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 20

Arsenic and Old Lace, presented by Royal Canadian Theatre Company at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.rctheatreco.com. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

West Coast Symphony Orchestra, featuring 13-year-old violin and piano prodigy Spencer Tasai, performs at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., in the kick-off to the Music at Queens concert series. Admission by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

Macan Band and Puzzle Band perform at 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, as part of their Canadian tour. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

A Little Lunch Music at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring Itamar Erez, Middle Eastern guitarist, and band, music noon to 1 p.m., buffet lunch ($12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Jazz Jam, hosted by Cory Weeds, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Musicians of all ages and abilities invited to drop in on an evening of jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 28

International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show, featuring 12x12 canvases signed only on the back, from emerging and well-known artists. Opens with a gala on Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m., and artist reception Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Open studio viewing Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 100 Braid Street Studios. Info: www.internationalartistsdayyvr.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Spirit of Hungary 1848, a performance by the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $55, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 15

Parallel, an exhibition of mixed media work by Susan Jessop, Frankie Watt-Elphinstone and Kenneth Yuen, with opening reception Oct. 27 at noon, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

The Piano Teacher, an Arts Club on Tour production, at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca. Info: www.artsclub.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4

The Piano Teacher, an Arts Club on Tour production, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 604-205-3000 or tickets.shadboltcentre.com. Info: www.artsclub.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25

The Little Mermaid Jr., presented by the Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Monday, Nov. 26

Dean Brody brings his Dirt Road Stories acoustic Canadian tour to Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. show. With special guest Tenille Arts. Tickets $50, $60 and $70, available starting Aug. 24 at 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

A Little Lunch Music at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring acoustic folk-pop songsmith Reid Jamieson, music noon to 1 p.m., buffet lunch ($12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Jazz Jam, hosted by Cory Weeds, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Musicians of all ages and abilities invited to drop in on an evening of jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

ONGOING

Children’s handbell choir seeks new ringers in grades 3 through 7. Choir meets Mondays, 3:45 to 5 p.m., from Oct. 15 to Dec. 3 at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New West. No fee. Limited to 11 ringers, so register ahead. Info: 604-522-1606 or email musicatqueens@gmail.com.

 

PechaKucha Night Burnaby Vol. 2, coming up Oct. 24 at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, seeks presenters. See www.tinyurl.com/PechaKuchaBbyVol2.

 

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.

 

New members called to join Vivo Children’s Choir for a new season of music making. Three choir levels for children in Grade 2 and up; no auditions required, and all are welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesdays starting Sept. 12 at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster. Choir performs two main concerts a year. Info: www.vivochildrenschoir.com.

 

Artisans wanted for the Deer Lake Craft Festival, coming Nov. 16 to 18 to Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Applicants are juried; apply by Sept. 1. See www.burnabyartscouncil.orgor email info@burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

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 start Sunday, Sept. 9 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 start Tuesday, Sept. 11 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.

 

Tiny Crafts at River Market, with a chance to take part in free, family-friendly quick craft activities at a variety of locations: craft postcards at Craft Café, create pompoms at Cosy Yarns, make a tiny soap at Jolene’s Natural Soaps, write a poem at Great Wall Tea, write a letter to the fairies at The Wylde Wood Collective. Ongoing and open whenever shops are open. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.

 

Royal City Literary Arts Society seeks submissions for the fifth annual Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, open to Canadian writers who had a book published in English in 2017. With cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100. Info: www.rclas.com. Deadline: Oct. 1.

 

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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