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5 things to do in Burnaby this weekend: Feb. 4-5

What's going on in Burnaby this weekend? Here's five things to do.
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New York-based pianist Miki Yamanaka comes to Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Feb. 5 for Jazz at the ‘Bolt.

Whether it's a coins show, Scottish ceilidh or manga book sale at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, there's tons to do in Burnaby this week. Read on for five local events: 

Vancouver Coins, Stamps and Collectables Show

For all your numismatic needs and interests, the North Shore Numismatic Society is hosting a show at the Nikkei Centre on Saturday. With 40 tables of Canadian coins, world coins, ancient coins, stamps, covers, postcards, bank notes and more (plus free coins for kids), there will be tons to browse and talk about. For more information, go to the club’s website.

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Cres.)
Cost: $3

A Scottish Ceilidh with a Hint of Burns

Join Vancouver’s Celtic-Irish-Scottish Ceilidh band the Mad Celts at Jubilee United Church for an evening of bagpipes, fiddle guitar, drums, recorder, harmonica and more. As you enjoy music hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Newfoundland and the Maritimes, dine on a traditional Robbie Burns Dinner: roast beef, haggis, tatties and neeps.

When: Saturday, Feb. 4, doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.
Where: Jubilee United Church (7551 Gray Ave.)
Cost: $40 for one ticket/$300 for a table of eight – tickets available by calling 604-434-8323

Manga Sale

Manga lovers rejoice! The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre will be selling Japanese and English manga for bargain prices from Feb. 4 to Feb. 18 at the museum’s bookstore.

Located on the second floor, the bookshop operates from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re there, check out all the other books the shop has to offer.

When: Feb. 4 to 18, open Tuesday to Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Cres.)

Jazz at the ‘Bolt

It’s a weekend of jazzy tunes as Jazz at the ‘Bolt takes over Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. On Saturday, alto saxophonist Jesse Davis takes the stage with the Spike Wilner Trio, then Lezlie Harrison and her group. Tenor sax phenom Seamus Blake performs with the Vancouver Jazz Orchestra for smooth tunes.

Sunday will see pianist Miki Yamanaka with Mark Turner and the Generations Quartet will feature the father-daughter duo clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and her tenor sax dad Kirk MacDonald.

Jazz impresario Cory Weeds has selected a lineup of the best of Vancouver jazz mixed with talent from around the country. For more information,

When: Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, performances from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: $60 regular day ticket; $45 seniors and students; $100 regular weekend pass; $75 seniors and students, tickets available online

Ornament and Instrument

A stunning exhibition of work by Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist Karin Jones opens on Feb. 2 at Burnaby Art Gallery.

The exhibit features Jones’ stunning piece Worn: a bustled Victorian mourning dress created using braided hair extensions.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The gallery’s opening hours are Tuesday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and weekends between noon and 5 p.m.

When: Feb. 2 to April 16
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery (6344 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: $5 suggested donation

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