UPDATE: Here's where to celebrate Culture Days in Burnaby

Get up close with arts and culture when Culture Days fun comes to life at the end of September.

Burnaby organizations are among those taking part in the nationwide celebration of all things cultural, taking place from Sept. 27 to 29.

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Among the Burnaby events:



The gallery is hosting a printmaking workshop on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in connection with its Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper exhibition. Seating is limited, so register ahead.

It’s also hosting a curator’s tour, with guest curator Hilary Letwin, on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

The gallery will also have its BAG on a Bike project cruising around Deer Lake Park on Friday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. People can take part in a hands-on printmaking activity, courtesy of a portable press that’s fixed onto the back of the gallery’s electric bike.

Burnaby Art Gallery is at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. See www.burnabyartgallery.ca or call 604-297-4422 for information.



The inaugural Art Crawl Burnaby Heights kicks off with a ticketed VIP art and wine night on Friday, Sept. 27.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., everyone can take part in the free “crawl” of Hastings Street. Swing by participating merchants to check out exhibitions of work by local artists. A full list of participating venues will be in the Sept. 12 edition of the Burnaby NOW.

See http://burnabynh.ca/home/art-crawl/



THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. The Transit Museum Society of B.C. is offering a free bus and walking tour, which will include a ride to and from the Cameron branch of Burnaby Public Library on a vintage bus. Participants will have a chance to learn about B.C.’s transportation history and see buses from as far back as the 1930s.

The tour is free but limited to 30 participants. Sign up ahead at 604-436-5400 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events. (Note that the bus is unable to accommodate wheelchair users – inform staff at time of registration to make alternate arrangements.)



Stop by the arts centre at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to check out a variety of exhibitions and activities. There’s a visual arts exhibition in the Centre Aisle Gallery and Encores Café, featuring work by Shadbolt instructors, plus a ceramic arts exhibition in the atrium and galleria.

You can drop by the kiln station in Deer Lake Park to view ceramic artists stoking a wood-fired “train” kiln with guest artist Tara Wilson, a visiting potter from Montana.

You can also stop in to the Steam Plant, a small heritage building in Deer Lake Park, and check out the works that artist Heather Lippold created over a six-week residency this summer.

In Century Gardens, stop to observe artist-in-residence Susan Falk as she creates works of art “en plein air,” in the outdoor surroundings of the gardens and Deer Lake Park.



The Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada is offering up a performance of Chinese song and folk dance, on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. It’s at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave.



Culture Chats B.C. Association is offering a women’s writing workshop, on the theme of multicultural community life, in the youth room on the third floor at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4460 Beresford St. It’s on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. See www.culturechats.org.



In this event at Indigo at Metropolis at Metrotown, moderator Sue Brower will interview author Paula Butterfield about her novel La Luministe, which tells the story of Berthe Morisot, the first woman French Impressionist painter. The conversation will include questions from attendees and short readings from the novel, with a book signing to follow. It’s on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.



The Swedish Heritage in B.C. Society is hosting this exhibition of money and items associated with Swedish immigrants to B.C. It’s open Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Swedish Canadian Village, 1812 Duthie Ave. 


See www.culturedays.ca and search by location to find up-to-date events listings in your area.


Are you organizing a Culture Days event in Burnaby? Let us know. Send the details to jmaclellan@burnabynow.com.

NOTE: This story was updated Sept. 18 with new listings.

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