What's happening in New West this weekend? Top picks for Jan. 17 to 19

1. Learn about the Mighty Fraser when local historian Archie Miller makes a presentation at Faces of the Fraser – Fraser River Stories. Fun facts and odd stories are among the offerings at the presentation on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr. Includes a Q&A session and light refreshments. Free with admission to the centre. Pre-registration appreciated at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Faces of the Fraser).

2. Enjoy some laughs when Anthony Devito takes to the stage at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy in the Columbia Theatre. The comedian, who has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, performs nightly until Jan. 18 at 530 Columbia St. Tickets and info at bc.houseofcomedy.net.

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3. Hear about some of the city’s strange history at Stuff Museums Never Told You. The free program (for people 16 years and up) is on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the New Westminster Museum in Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Register (code 34760) at 604-527-4640 or at tinyurl.com/NWMuseumStuff.

4. Sing along with the Dueling Pianos at Kelly O’Bryan’s on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Along with food and beverages, the local eatery is serving up music by talented pianists – and crowd participation is encouraged. Kelly O’Bryan’s is at 800 Columbia St.

5. Experience the beauty of degradation and change that happens in our built environment when viewing Tyler Wilson’s photography exhibition, A Lived in City, on until Jan. 31 at the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and during all performances at the Massey Theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

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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