What's happening in New West this weekend? Top picks for Dec. 28 to 30

1. Head downtown for the final days of Winter Celebrations at Anvil Centre, where you’ll find lots of free art installations, musical performances, arts and crafts and a wintry labyrinth to enjoy. It runs until Dec. 29 at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. For a list of all events and times go to www.anvilcentre.com.

2. Dance the night away at Winter Celebrations at Anvil Centre, where Hot in Here With DJ Softieshan (a femme forward pop and hip-hop dance party) is on Friday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. and a Family Ceilidh with BlackThorn (complete with piper, dance lesson and caller) is on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the ceilidh are $5, while tickets for the hip-hop dance party are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at www.ticketsnw.ca.

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3. Take a spin around the ice at Moody Park Arena, where there’s a loonie skate from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, a public skate (1:30 to 3 p.m.) and a family skate (6:30 to 8 p.m.) on Saturday, Dec. 29 and a public skate (1:15 to 4:15 p.m.) and an adult skate (8 to 9:30 p.m.) on Sunday, Dec. 30. Regular admission rates apply (except for the loonie skate). Moody Park Arena is at 701 Eighth Ave.

4. Check out a comedian who has performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, when Matt Billon takes to the stage at Lafflines Comedy Club on Friday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Matt Billon). Lafflines is in the Columbia Theatre at 530 Columbia St.

5. Drop by the New Westminster Museum to see the latest exhibition, Getting the Word Out: Fake News from A Hundred Years Ago. The museum is located in Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St.

Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@newwestrecord.ca or tmcmanus@newwestrecord.ca. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website's homepage at www.newwestrecord.ca.


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