1. Catch GYRE, the latest exhibition at the New Media Gallery in Anvil Centre – including two installations making their North American première, before it ends on Sept. 30. International artists explore “notions of the infinite through spellbinding light and sound”. The New Media Gallery, at 777 Columbia St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday (with a late opening till 8 p.m. on Thursdays).
2. Celebrate the past and present of Queensborough at the Queensborough Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ryall Park, 920 Ewen Ave. The festival features children’s games and activities, entertainment for the whole family, food trucks and more.
3. Support Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer and take part in this weekend’s Terry Fox Run in New West. You’re invited to walk, run or wheel your way through one-, two-, five-, seven- and 10-kilometre routes at the Quay on Sunday, Sept. 16. Registration begins at River Market (810 Quayside Dr.) at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 10 a.m. Info at www.terryfox.org.
4. Paint New West Beautiful on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when community members will beautify the fence around the vacant site at Sixth Street and Belmont Street (across from Tim Horton’s). Artist Merril Hall has provided the artistic vision, now the community has to fill it in. All supplies will be provided, but people are welcome to bring their own paint brush.
5. Drop by the Heritage Grill Backstage Room for the launch of Craig Ruttle’s new book of poetry, In Praise of Bombast, on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at 447 Columbia St. Ruttle is the owner of Antique Alley Antique Collectables and Movie Props on Front Street.
6. Attend the opening reception of Le Neon, the first Canadian exhibition of Faux Fauvist art by Josh Byer. The opening reception is on Friday, Sept. 14 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (including an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.) at the Amelia Douglas Gallery at Douglas College. 700 Royal Ave. The exhibition runs until Oct. 20.
7. Swing on down to AVA Fitness Pole Studios (735 Carnarvon St.) for A Night in Hollywood – Acrobatic Pole Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 16, when you’ll watch acrobatic pole and circus performers perform to themes of some of Hollywood’s most memorable movies. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 5 p.m. at 735 Carnarvon St. Tickets are $30 and include snacks and s eat at the show, as well as a cocktail. Tickets and info at www.avafitness.ca.
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