What's up in New West? Arts listings Dec. 17

Tuesday, December 17

Spoken Ink, featuring author P.W. Bridgman and open mike session, 8 p.m. at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com or bwscafe@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, Dec. 18

Vagabond Players present The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe. The Christmas comedy takes to the stage at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen's Park, 8 p.m., and tickets are $15, or $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 604-521-0412 or send an email to reservations@vagabondplayers.ca.

 

Thursday, Dec. 19

Vagabond Players present The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe. The Christmas comedy takes to the stage at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen's Park, 8 p.m., and tickets are $15, or $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 604-521-0412 or send an email to reservations@vagabondplayers.ca.

 

Friday, Dec. 20

Vagabond Players present The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe. The Christmas comedy takes to the stage at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen's Park, 8 p.m., and tickets are $15, or $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 604-521-0412 or send an email to reservations@vagabondplayers.ca.

 

Saturday, Dec. 21

Vagabond Players present The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe. The Christmas comedy takes to the stage at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen's Park, 8 p.m., and tickets are $15, or $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 604-521-0412 or send an email to reservations@vagabondplayers.ca.

 

 

Sunday, December 22

A Traditional Christmas, presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, hosted by Christopher Gaze, 7:30 p.m. at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 McPherson Ave., Burnaby, $40. Tickets at www.vancouversymphony.ca or call 604-876-3434. SOLD OUT.

 

Saturday, January 11

Walking tours of Volumes: Works in Paper at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., with Mandarin language tour from noon to 1 p.m., and Korean language tour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, 604-297-4422.

 

ONGOING

 

Working the Edge: A (Mostly) Ceramic Journey, an exhibition presenting a 37-year survey of the work of Burnaby sculptor Keith Rice-Jones, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Underway until Jan. 9, open Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Free, see www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca for details.

 

Volumes: Works in Paper, ongoing to Jan. 19 at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., featuring works from the permanent collection as well as new works by emerging artists, exploring sculptural and structural works on and in paper. Gallery open Tuesday ot Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. By donation (suggested donation $5). Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, 604-297-4422.

 

Line dancing at Capitol Hill Community Hall, 361 Howard Ave., with new classes for beginners on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, starting Nov. 15. Call 604-655-8795 or 778-883-2628 for information.

 

Write From the Heart, a writers' group led by Ruth Kozak, 10 a.m. to noon at WAVES coffee shops, Begbie and Columbia streets, New Westminster, looking at memoir writing, some fiction and some poetry. New members always welcome.

 

Burnaby Scottish Country Dance Club, meets Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby. New members welcome. No partners needed, no experience required. For info, drop in or call Gerry at 604-451-1161 or Rosemary, 604-298-6552. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org/burnaby.html.

 

Line dance, at Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Mondays at 10 a.m., moderate exercise for body and brain. Beginners welcome. Call Georgie Cole, 604-522-5647, for information.

 

Modern square dancing, give it a try on Monday evenings at the Charles Rummel Hall, 3680 Lozells Ave., 7:30 p.m. Try for free any Monday in September. No experience needed; come alone or with a partner or friends. Info: 604-939-2789.

 

Scottish Country Dance Class, Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, 604-298-6552.

 

Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibitions, running at Burnaby Public Library branches - Haydn Thomas: ESC CTRL, until Feb. 2 at the Bob Prittie library, 6100 Willingdon Ave.; The Natural Numeral, running until Feb. 3 at the McGill library, 4595 Albert St.; Rare Boooks, running until Feb. 2 at the Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Scandinavian Folk Dancers, Wednesdays at the Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby, 6004-685-7405.

 

Melodious Mandolins, looking for new musicians, meeting at various locations in Burnaby, 604-433-2762.

 

Dance For Fun Club, the "Best Little Dance Club in Town," offers rock and roll nights Mondays, swing nights Wednesdays and ballroom nights Saturdays, all at the Heritage Hall, 728 12th St., New Westminster, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., beginner-intermediate lesson at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8:30 p.m. Info: ByronStarr@shaw.ca or 604-726-0153. Dances are $10.

 

Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meets Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. All levels welcome, no partners needed, drop-ins welcome. Info: 604-436-9475.

 

Writers Discovery Group, meets on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June, 10 a.m. to noon on the lower floor of the library, 716 Sixth Ave. All welcome. Chance to share your short stories, poems, articles or drafts of novels or plays in a group setting for feedback.

 

Do you have an arts event to share? If your arts or cultural group has something coming up in the new year, email Julie, jmaclellan@royalcityrecord.com.

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