What's up in New West? New arts listings Nov. 19

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Momentum Youth Arts Festival, presents a full festival of the arts, including comedy with The Fictionals on Nov. 20, visual arts exhibition, showcase concert on Nov. 15, series of workshops throughout the festival and more. Check out www.momentumyouthartsmovement.com or www.facebook.com/MomentumYouthArtsMovement.

 

To Saturday, November 22

Struggling Towards Utopia, paintings by P. Thomas Wood, at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park, open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

 

To Saturday, November 29

Discovery: A slice of diversity, a contemporary art exhibition featuring the work of Ismaili Muslim female artists, at the Burnaby Arts Council's Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Opening reception Nov. 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

To December 7

Ben Frey, a Burnaby Art Gallery outreach exhibition at the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To December 8

Vivienne Kubik: Works From the Malaspina Printshop, a Burnaby Art Gallery outreach exhibition at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

 

To 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.

 

 

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Wednesday, November 19 to Saturday, November 22

Camino Al Tepeyac, the opening performance in the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts' Sole Series, 8 p.m. nightly, tickets $15 to $35, call 604-205-3000 or see tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

Book launch, for Guy Allen's new novel, Sun City, 7 to 9 p.m. at Renaissance Books, 43 Sixth St., New Westminster.

 

Thursday, November 20

Opening reception, for All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air, an exhibition of work by Eli Bornowsky, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 604-297-4422 or www.burnabyartgallery.ca. Also underway: pre-sale event for Burnaby Art Gallery fundraising sale, with 15 per cent off work in the gallery's art rental and sale collection.

 

 

Thursday, November 20 to Saturday, November 22

Just Broadway!, the premier production at the new Anvil Centre theatre, 777 Columbia St., featuring Steve Maddock, Racy Neff and Jennifer Hayes, directed by James Bryson, with 8 p.m. evening shows, plus 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets $30 each. See www.jamesproductions.ca for details.

 

Friday, November 21

Fun, Food and Fitness, a comedic production presented by Golden Age Theatre, directed by Margo Prentice, 7:30 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth St. Tickets $8 members, $10 non-mbmers, 604-519-1066.

The Art of Collecting, a panel discussion at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. 7 to 9 p.m., as part of pre-sale events for the gallery's art sale fundraiser. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Firday, November 21 to Sunday, November 23

43rd annual Deer Lake Craft Festival, presented by the Burnaby Arts Council at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring more than 50 artisans, plus live entertainment, raffle, door prizes and more. Runs Friday 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

 

Friday, November 21 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.

 

 

Saturday, November 22

Fun, Food and Fitness, a comedic production presented by Golden Age Theatre, directed by Margo Prentice, 1:30 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth St. Tickets $8 members, $10 non-mbmers, 604-519-1066.

Burnaby Art Gallery, art sale and fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m. at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., including original artists' works from Malaspina Printmakers, Joyce Williams Gallery and Charles van Sandwyk, plus silent auction. All proceeds to the gallery's new acquisition fund. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

Royal City Literary Arts Society award show, recognizing the winners of the RCLAS Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, hosted by Candice James and Kyle McKillop, with open mike session, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

 

Saturday, November 22 to Sunday, December 14

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

 

 

Sunday, November 23

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., with featured poets and open mike. Info and schedule: www.poeticjustice.ca.

Christmas art and craft fair, hosted by Artists in the Boro at Queensborough Community Centre's Poplar Island Room, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with jewelry, paintings, yarn creations, original cards and much more.

Vancouver Men's Chorus presents Making Spirits Bright, 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St., tickets $20, call 604-521-2511 or buy at the door.

 

Monday, November 24

The Railway Man, screens at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., as part of Last Mondays at the Movies, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $9, buy at the door or see www.artscouncilnewwest.org for more details.

 

Tuesday, November 25

Burnaby Artists Guild, pop-up sale of original small artwork, including art cards, fridge magnets and unframed art, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., free admission and free parking. Info: www.burnabyartistsguild.com.

 

Saturday, November 29

Chez Nous: Christmas With Elektra, presented by the Elektra Women's Choir, along with A Touch of Brass and the Eric Hamber Women's Chorale, 2 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., $28 regular, $22 seniors, $15 students. See www.elektra.ca for more details.

 

Sunday, November 30

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., with featured poets and open mike. Info and schedule: www.poeticjustice.ca

Burnaby Lyric Opera, Christmas concert and bake sale, with highlights from George Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), 3 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., $15. Call 604-205-3000 for tickets, or see www.burnabylyricopera.org for more.

 

Wednesday, December 3 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

 

Thursday, December 4

WordPlay, an idea-generating, poetry-generating drop-in series, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., in the backroom, with guest host Elaine Woo. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Sunday, December 7

17th annual Carols and Bells, with English handbell music and carol singing, $20 regular, $15 seniors/students, $10 children, at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., 604-522-1606.

In the BAG Family Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. at Burnaby Art Gallery, with free, hands-on studio activity in connection with the current Eli Bornowsky exhibition. For all ages. At the gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4422, www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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ONGOING

A Novel Idea, a contest for teen writers offered by the Burnaby Public Library. Writers are challenged to enter the first chapter of their original novel, in recognition of National Novel Writing Month. Contest open Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, for teens in grades 8 through 12. Full guidelines online at www.bpl.bc.ca/node/10488.

 

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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