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Five things to do in Burnaby this weekend: April 28-30

Whether its interpretive dance, choral music or a youth week plaza party, this weekend has plenty of events to keep you busy in Burnaby.
Sansei: The Storyteller comes to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby this weekend.

Need something to do this weekend? There's lots happening in Burnaby:

Sansei: The Storyteller

In this powerful performance Sansei: The Storyteller, creator and performer Kunji Mark Ikeda (who grew up in Burnaby) blends dance, spoken word, historical audio, family audio and unexpected humour as Ikeda examines the internment and dispossession of tens of thousands of Japanese Canadians living on the West Coast of Canada.

With a scathing flick of an eyebrow, Ikeda casts their gaze on a shameful part of Canada’s history – and still describes The Storyteller as “the most fun you’ll ever have learning about the Japanese Internment,” and still profoundly personal.

When: Thursday, April 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.; Friday, April 28 from 8 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 29 from 8 to 9 p.m.
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: $25, tickets available online

Evening Peace Spring Choral Concert

Join the Amabilis Singers choral group in an evening of song, as the group presents its spring concert Abendfriede, or Evening Peace, by Josef Rheinberger.

The repertoire will move through time and genre, from works by Victoria and Brahms to Lauridsen, Childs, Aguila and Tate. Local musicians Acorn and Nickel will fill the air with the stunning music of Barnwell’s Wanting Memories, made famous by Sweet Honey in the Rock, and There is a Light.

When: Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: New Westminster Christian Reformed Church (8255 13th Ave., Burnaby)
Cost: $25 plus tax, tickets available through

Youth Week Plaza Party

Youth Week is kicking off on Saturday at Edmonds Community Centre.

Youth aged 10 to 18 years old can join in the festivities at the Edmonds plaza, with a host of activities and games including a mini-golf course and tournament, open mic, art, a DJ and barbecue. This is your chance to make new friends and win some cool prizes.

Youth Week runs from April 29 to May 7 with a variety of fun event all around the city s for youth and teens – check out the city’s Youth Week website for more info.

When: Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Edmonds Community Centre (7433 Edmonds St.)
Cost: Free

Spring Forward Concert

With a range of musical repertoire spanning from classical, jazz and pop to new, original pieces, this multimedia performance will delight the senses. Celebrate the musical talents of Raskin School of Music with performances from Alina Raskin, Victoria Raskin, and Armen Martirosyan.

When: Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: $38-$45, tickets available online

Job Fair

Looking for a summer job? The Metropolis at Metrotown job fair is happening Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. You can apply directly with 18 different retailers hiring for a variety of summer roles. Bring your resume – and good luck!

When: Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Grand Court, Metropolis at Metrotown mall (4700 Kingsway)
Cost: Free