To October 25
Murder By the Book, presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park, with shows Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., $15 regular, $13 seniors/students, with $10 previews on Oct. 2 and 3. Reserve by calling 604-521-0412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To October 25
A Different Kind of War, with three artists exploring the fight against cancer. Featuring masks and kimonos by Yayoi Hirano, paintings by Elsa Bressler, photography by Eddy Jalbert. On at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park. Gallery open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and closed Thanksgiving weekend. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org, 604-525-3244.
To November 9
In Wait: Full Circle Art Collective and Works from the Permanent Collection, on display at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Gallery open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission by donation, suggested donation $5. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, email@example.com, 604-297-4422.
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.
Friday, October 10
The Beladeans bring garage soul to the stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Saturday, October 11 to Saturday, November 1
From Darkness Comes Illumination, featuring work by Gillian Worsley and Seonas MacMadh, The Civil Disobedience Company, at Burnaby Arts Council's Deer Lake Gallery, open Tuesday to Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Opening reception October 11, noon. Gallery is at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-298-7322, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.burnabyartscouncil.org. Free admission.
Saturday, October 11
The Mud Bay Blues Band on stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Sunday, October 12
Pop-Up Library launch event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New West, featuring art project by SoAreWe Creative and 1,000 books from the Kindlers' Society. Want to know about pop-up libraries? Interested in "adopting" a library? Check it out at www.facebook.com/popuplibraryproject or find the project on Twitter, @pouplibraries.
Wednesday, October 15
Author reading, by historical fiction novelists ruth Kozak and Eileen Kernaghan, reading from their latest works, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Books, 43 Sixth St., New West, with open mike to follow. Free. Info: www.ruthkozak.com, www.eileenkernaghan.ca.
Hard Rock Miners Singalong, at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Thursday, October 16
The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet, a presentation by author Rosella Leslie at the Burnaby Public Library Metrotown branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: www.caitlin-press.com.
Translation As an Art, a workshop led by facilitator Manolis, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave., presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society and the public library. Pre-register by emailing email@example.com. Info: www.rclas.com.
Friday, October 17
Artist's reception, for A Different Kind of War, with three artists exploring the fight against cancer. Featuring masks and kimonos by Yayoi Hirano, paintings by Elsa Bressler, photography by Eddy Jalbert. On at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org, 604-525-3244.
Saturday, October 18
Living Room Art in the Heights, 5 to 9 p.m. at 3888 Yale St., Burnaby, featuring a variety of performance, visual and digital artists with performances and installations, plus an open mike. Free and open to all, drop in at any time. Info: www.livingroomarttheheights.wordpress.com.
The Poetry Wars, a study group led by Carol Shillibeer, 4 to 6 p.m. at Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St. Info: www.rclas.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knit2gether, an informal knit/crochet/stitch drop-in for people of all ages and skill levels, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, free, no registration required. Bring your own supplies and needles – a limited number will be available for those who want to give it a try. No registration required.
2 Days and Counting, bring dynamic rock to the stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Sunday, October 19
Burnaby Lyric Opera, presents an Opera Potpourri concert, with highlights from its upcoming season, 3 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15, call 604-205-3000.
Clef Society, presents the UBC Opera Ensemble in concert, 2 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Room 103, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Admission by donation.
Monday, October 20
Writing for Kidz, a writing group facilitated by Max Tell, for adult writers in all genres related to children, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St. Fee: $5 at the door, includes refreshments. Info: rclas.com.
Tuesday, October 21
Burnaby Writers' Society Awards Night, featuring readings by winners and finalists in the society's annual writing contest, 7 p.m. at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 Hastings St. Open mike sign-up at 6:50 p.m. Info: www.facebook.com/BurnabyWritersSociety, www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.ca.
Kelly Haigh and Her Murderbirds bring country sounds to the stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Wednesday, October 22
World Poetry Night Out, fifth anniversary celebration, 6:30 p.m. at New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth St., with First Nations welcome by Chief Rhonda Larrabee. Community partners, international guests, artists, poetry groups and small businesses will join together to celebrate. Night includes readings, art, music, raffle, cake, open mike session and more. Free, all welcome. Info: 604-526-4729 or www.worldpoetry.ca.
Thursday, October 23
Anthony Dalton: Graveyard of the Pacific, a free author presentation looking at the shipwrecks of B.C.'s coastal waters, 7 to 8 p.m. at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Free, but register ahead at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, call 604-299-8955, or drop in to the library to sign up in person.
The Stingin’ Hornets bring their legendary rockabilly sounds to the stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Jazz on stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., featuring guitarist Tony Wilson, bassist Russell Scholberg and vocalist Patsy Klein, www.theheritagegrill.com.
Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26
Colour Collection, the Burnaby Artists' Guild show and sale at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., open Friday 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with featured artist Graham Simpson and work from the guild's member artists in a variety of styles and mediums. Free admission. Info: www.burnabyartistsguild.com or 604-291-6864.
Saturday, October 25
Awakening the Creative Force, a hands-on, two-hour workshop led by Bonnie Nish, 1 to 3 p.m. at 737 Sixth St., New West, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society. Pre-register at email@example.com. Fee: $15 members, $25 non-members. Info: www.rclas.com.
Zombie Attack, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Meet at Hill Cottage in costume at 11 a.m., “attack” the Shadbolt Centre at noon. Call 604-291-6864 (barcode 345059) to register for info package.
Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, 6 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Tickets at 604-521-5050.
Tuesday, October 28
Uke Joint, hosted by the Heritage Ukulele Club, at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, www.theheritagegrill.com.
Wednesday, October 29
Wendy Biscuit brings dirty swing to the stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Friday, October 31
The Deadcats and Evil Norton Niels bring psychobilly to the stage at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m., www.theheritagegrill.com.
Wednesday, November 5
Living on the Flats, a special presentation by speakers from the Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Archives taking a look at Burnaby's Crabtown and Vancouver's Blenheim Flats, 7 to 8 p.m. at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Free, but register ahead at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, call 604-299-8955, or drop in to the library to sign up in person.
Saturday, November 8
A Great Service, a special Remembrance Day concert offered by Chor Leoni men's choir at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., with special guest Christopher Gaze reading the poetry of Robert Service, alongside musical selections by Holst, Vaughan Williams and more. Info: www.chorleoni.org.
Lest We Forget, a Remembrance concert by the Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir and Coquitlam Chorale, at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave. Tickets $20 regular, $18 seniors, $10 students, free for under 12. Available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-515-5688.
Thursday, November 13
Author presentation, with adventurer Patrick Hill discussing his work, So Where Do You Go At Night: A Pacific Sailing Adventure, 7 to 8 p.m. at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Free, but register ahead at www.bpl.bc.ca/events, call 604-299-8955, or drop in to the library to sign up in person.
Sunday, November 16
Music at Queens, concert series continues with On The Rise, featuring young performers - mezzo-soprano Jessica de Gaust, soprano Michelle D. Herrewynen, cellist Daniel Chung, pianist Jasper Graham and more, $20 regular, $15 seniors/students, $10 children, at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., 604-522-1606.
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, 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.
Saturday, December 13
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.
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 starting Oct. 18 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.
Call for artists, to take part in the Arts Council of New Westminster's exhibition at the Anvil Centre Community Art Space, on thee theme of "FAKE" album covers. Submit in person at the arts council gallery in Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park (open Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 5 p.m., closed Mondays), or email email@example.com. Include current CV or short biography, one jpg of proposed work and a short statement. Deadline: Nov. 7. Exhibition opening Nov. 20.
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.
Artisans and crafters called, to take part in the 43rd annual Deer Lake Craft Festival, Nov. 21 to 23 at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Apply to Burnaby Arts Council by Sept. 30. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-298-7322.
Burnaby Arts Council seeks dynamic artists to showcase a diverse selection of all mediums in exhibitions in 2015. Apply by Oct. 31, 2014. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or email@example.com.
Call for artists and artisans, to take part in the Place des Arts Christmas Boutique, featuring fine-art quality artisan items. Register by Oct. 26, $10 application fee. New artists must submit up to five unique items to be juried. Find registration form and info at placedesarts.ca under Artisan Shop/Christmas Boutique.
Crafters wanted, for the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 20 craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 707 12th St. $35 per table. Call Marge, 604-521-8567.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.