What's up in New West? New arts listings Dec. 9

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Stealing Christmas, a holiday play by Forte Theatre Society, part of Heritage Christmas celebrations at the Burnaby Village Museum, in Brookfield Hall, runs Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Info: www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

 

To Saturday, December 20

Christmas Belles, presented by the Vagabond Players in the Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park, with shows Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $15, or $13 for students and seniors, with $10 previews on Dec. 3, 4 and 5. Reserve at 604-521-0412 or email reservations@vagabondplayers.ca

 

To Sunday, January 4

Kip Fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa, a photography exhibition exploring the question of multiracial identity, at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., www.nikkeiplace.org, 604-777-7000.

 

To Friday, January 16

Cover Story: Album Art Reimagined, a group exhibition presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster in the Community Art Space at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.anvilcentre.ca or call 604-527-4640.

 

 

To Sunday, January 18

All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air, an exhibition of work by Eli Bornowsky, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. By donation (suggested donation $5).

Info: 604-297-4422 or www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

 

To Sunday, February 8

Cory Collins: Re-Mappings, an exhibition at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., part of the Burnaby Art Gallery's outreach exhibitions, featuring the work of the Newfoundland-based artist, writer and behaviour therapist. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

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Tuesday, December 9

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, documentary screening at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, with appearance by filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin, 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the library, 4595 Albert St. Free, but register at www.bpl.bc.ca/events or call 604-299-8955.

Winter concert, by Urban Academy, 6:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., featuring performances from all grades from junior kindergarten to Grade 12, with holiday favourites plus excerpts from The Nutcracker. Free. Info: www.urbanacademy.ca.

New Westminster Secondary School dance department, presents #The Carol and A Veggie A Day Keeps the Don Away, 7 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, $7, see ticketsnw.ca or call 604-521-5050.

 

 

Wednesday, December 10

Short story open mike night, 7 to 9 p.m. at Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St., presented by host Margo Prentice. Share excerpts from books or journals, short stories or essays - storytellers also welcome. Info: www.rclas.com or call 604-525-4566.

 

Thursday, December 11

Sharron and George's Super Fun Christmas Sing-Along, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring Sharron Matthews and George Masswohl, plus special guests. Tickets $27 to $35, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, December 12

A Call to Nurse: Memories of Life On and Off Duty in a Hospital Training School 1901-1978, featuring nurses from the Royal Columbian Hospital School of Nursing, book signing from 2 to 5 p.m. at Black Bond Books, Royal City Centre.

Sharron and George's Super Fun Christmas Sing-Along, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring Sharron Matthews and George Masswohl, plus special guests. Tickets $27 to $35, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-205-3000.

 

 

Saturday, December 13

O Nata Lux, a Christmas concert by New Westminster's Amabilis Singers and the Shaughnessy Heights United Church Choir, 2 p.m. at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby, tickets $20 adults and seniors, free for children under 11. Call 604-503-2074 or see www.amabilissingers.org.

Scrooge: a dramatic reading with music, with script by Orson Welles based on Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, featuring David Adams, Duncan Ollerenshaw, Sanders Whiting and others, $20 regular, $15 seniors/students, $10 children, at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., 604-522-1606.

Hearth and Fire, a concert by the B.C. Girls' Choir and the Band of the Fifteenth Field Artillery Regiment, at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-542-1698 or email manager@bcgirlschoir.org.

Spirit of the Season, an open house at Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an extensive collection of unique gifts and festive treasures. Info: www.vandopgallery.com.

 

 

Sunday, December 14

O Nata Lux, a Christmas concert by New Westminster's Amabilis Singers and the Shaughnessy Heights United Church Choir, 7;30 p.m. at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave., Burnaby, tickets $20 adults and seniors, free for children under 11. Call 604-503-2074 or see www.amabilissingers.org.

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. in the backroom at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., with featured poets Sonja Grgar, Franci Louann and host Renee Saklikar, plus open mike. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

Burnaby Newcomers' Choir, performs 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the church at Burnaby Village Museum, as part of Heritage Christmas. For choir info, see www.miusc.ca.

 

 

Monday, December 15

A Christmas Story, an evening of stories and song, presented by musica intima at Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 East Columbia St., New West. Tickets $35, or $30 for seniors, $10 for students. Info: www.musicaintima.org.

 

Tuesday, December 16

Spoken Ink, featuring author Melia McClure reading from her debut novel, The Delphi Room, at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, plus open mike. Open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m., reading at 8 p.m. Info: www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com or bwscafe@gmail.com.

 

 

Wednesday, December 17

Winter band concert, presented by the New Westminster Secondary School jazz and concert bands, at Massey Theatre, $8, or free for kids under 6. Call 604-521-5050 to book.

 

Saturday, December 20

Holiday artisans fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community square on the second floor at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., with jewelry, knitting, crafts and much more. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.

 

Sunday, December 21

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. in the backroom at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., with special holiday season open mike. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, brings Traditional Christmas to the stage at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, with shows at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with special guests Christopher Gaze, EnChor and the UBC Opera Ensemble. Tickets $42, or $37 for seniors and students. See www.vancouversymphony.ca for more.

 

Monday, December 22

The Nutcracker, presented by Royal City Youth Ballet at the Massey Theatre, with matinee at 2 p.m. and evening show at 7 p.m. Tickets $35 regular, or $25 for children under 13. Buy through ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050. Info: www.royalcityyouthballet.org.

A Child's Christmas in Wales, the holiday favourite by Dylan Thomas, with live original music, readings and favourite carols, presented by Colleen Winton, Russell Roberts, Sayer Roberts and Gower Roberts, with Brian Tate, 7:30 p.m. in the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., $30 regular, $25 for seniors, $20 students. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Sunday, December 28

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. in the backroom at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., with special holiday season open mike. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

 

Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve 2015 Glitz & Glamour dinner and dance, at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, with six DJs and three stages featuring Top 40, Latin and Caribbean, and "old school" music, tickets through www.ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000.

 

 

Wednesday, January 14

Artist and curator's talk and tour, with artist Eli Bornowsky and assistant curator Jennifer Cane, at Burnaby Art Gallery, in conjunction with the gallery's ongoing All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air exhibition, 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Free, no registration required. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, 604-297-4422.

 

Sunday, January 20

Mandarin language tour, at Burnaby Art Gallery, with gallery guide Dong Yue Su leading an exploration of the current Eli Bornowsky exhibition, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., noon to 1 p.m. No registration required. Suggested donation $5. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, 604-297-4422.

 

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ONGOING

 

Sponsors sought, to help New Westminster Secondary School cover the costs of its major musical production, Footloose, in February. Businesses and individuals welcome. Email kproznick@sd40.bc.ca or see www.nwssmusic.com for more details.

Newcomers' Choir, meets Saturdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in multipurpose room 2 at Edmonds  Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds St., Burnaby. For all who want to improve their language or singing skills, or both. Info: www.MIUSc.ca.

Songwriter open mike nights, every Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Grill backroom, 447 Columbia St., New West. Write it, bring it, sing it - share your own work or just turn out to listen and support local talent. Info: 778-714-1772.

Enjoy singing? Burnaby Hospital Choir is looking for sopranos and altos to sing light, varied music. Rehearsals Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m .at the hospital. Call 604-434-9737 or 604-202-7748.

Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meet every Tuesday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night; all levels, welcome, no partner needed, drop-ins welcome. Info: 604-436-9475.

 

 

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Is your arts group looking for new members? Do you have an arts or entertainment event to list? Do you have a call for artist submissions to share? Send arts and entertainment listings to calendar@burnabynow.com or calendar@royalcityrecord.com.

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