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Five things to do in Burnaby this weekend: Events Sept. 24-25

There’s lots to do in Burnaby this weekend: head to the Nikkei National Museum to check out a coin show for all things numismatic, or watch the Shadbolt's new play the Five Vengeances. Don't forget World Rivers Day on Sunday!
The Five Vengeances, a violent comedic romp that marries Jacobean tragedy and 1970s kung fu cinema, kicks off the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts' 2022/23 season.

Art, theatre, environment and coinage — there’s a little bit of everything for you to enjoy in Burnaby. See what there is to do this weekend below.

Coins, Stamps and Collectibles Show

The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre will host the Vancouver Coins, Stamps and Collectibles Show this Saturday. There will be more than 40 tables to buy, sell or trade a wide variety of coins, stamps, covers, postcards, bank notes and more, hosted by the North Shore Numismatic Society.

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Cres.)
Cost: $3 admission, people under 16 are free

SFU Gallery Reception

Head to Burnaby Mountain’s SFU Gallery for an afternoon art gallery reception for the new exhibit Hughadēsłēł — give it all away. Artist Tsēmā Igharas uses “strategies of care and resistance” to connect “materials to mine sites and bodies to the land.”

The exhibition runs from Saturday until Dec. 10.

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: SFU Gallery (8888 University Drive, academic quadrangle 3004)
Cost: Free

The Five Vengeances

Theatre-lovers rejoice! It’s time to enjoy a show that combines comedy with classic Jacobean tragedy with the “feel of 1970s kung-fu cinema.” The Five Vengeances stars two Burnaby residents, Nathania Bernabe and Jackie T. Hanlin, who play fight choreographers seeking to avenge the death of a loved one. This Saturday is the preview night of this queer love story.

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: $15-25, tickets available online through the Shadbolt ticket centre

World Rivers Day at Burnaby Village Museum

Learn all about natural environments and the importance of Burnaby’s local waterways at World Rivers Day at Burnaby Village Museum. Community groups including BC Wildlife Federation, Burnaby Lake Park Association and Cariboo Heights Forest Preservation Society will be on hand to present displays and interactive demonstrations – and you can grab a snack at food trucks like Crema Ice Cream and Groovin’ Grill.

When: Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: Free

Drag Brunch at the Rec Room

Enjoy your Sunday at drag brunch hosted by the Established, Shanda Leer alongside drag queens that are sure to knock your socks off.

Queens Dust, Belladonna VonShade and Flemme Fatale will perform. Tickets include assigned seating; brunch isn’t included with admission. Guests must be 19+ while minors are allowed if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

When: Sunday, Sept. 25 from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: The Rec Room at Brentwood (1920 Willingdon Ave., unit 2106)
Cost: $18 plus fees, tickets available on Eventbrite