What's happening this weekend in New West? Top picks for Feb. 8 to 10

1. Head to the Anvil Centre Theatre to see Tales of an Urban Indian, a dark comedy that explores contemporary Indigenous life. It’s onstage on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at 777 Columbia St. Tickets ($20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors) are available at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

2. Get inspired at Inspiration Day at Century House, where adults and seniors can enjoy keynote speaker Dr. Davidicus Wong, comics from Laughter Zone 101, snacks and inspirational activities. It’s happening on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advanced tickets are required ($8) at Century House, 620 Eighth St., or 604-519-1066. (It’s sold out but organizers anticipate a few tickets to become available.)

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3. Meet artist Joanna Lovett and view her new handcrafted jewelry collection at the Van Dop Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is at 421 Richmond St.

4. Tune in the West Coast Symphony Orchestra when it performs at Queens Avenue United Church on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation, and refreshments will be for sale at intermission.

5. Help Herbert Spencer Elementary School buy new Chromebooks for the school by attending the Parents’ Night Out fundraiser, which includes a silent auction, music and drinks. It’s at the Hive, 613 Front St. on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets and details at Eventbrite.ca (search for Herbert Spencer Parents Night Out).

6. Hit the dancefloor at the Union Jack Public House, where the band One and A Half plays on Friday and Saturday nights. The Union Jack is at 525 Seventh 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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