What's up in New West? New arts listings Oct. 31

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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, gallery@burnaby.ca, 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.

 

 

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Friday, October 31 to Friday, November 7

Subsequent Conversations, a night of one-act plays by Neil LaBute, presented by Douglas College theatre and stagecraft students, in the Studio Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $8 to $12, buy through ticketsnw.ca or call 604-521-5050.

 

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.

 

Sunday, November 2

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra launches its 100th year with a concert at 2 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, featuring Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg overture, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, Shostakovitch's Ballet Suite No. 1 and more. Admission by donation at the door.

 

Monday, November 3

Writing for Kidz, a writing group for adult writers in any genre related to children, led by Max Tell, 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St., $5 drop-in fee. Info: 604-525-4566 or www.rclas.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.

 

Thursday, November 6

The Art of the Memoir, a workshop led by Margaret Caldwaldr, 6:30 to 8:30 at the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society, pre-register by emailing secretary@rclas.com. Info: www.rclas.com.

WordPlay, a monthly poetry-generating drop-in series, 7 p.m. in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Bring writing tools and paper and get help generating some first drafts. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Thursday, November 6 to Saturday, November 15

The Marvelous Wonderettes, presented by Footlight Theatre in the James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with 8 p.m. shows Nov. 6 through 8 and 13 through 15, plus 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 8, 9 and 15. Tickets $25, buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, November 7 to Friday, November 14

Unity (1918), presented by students of the Douglas College theatre and stagecraft departments, onstage at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $8 to $12, buy through ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

 

Friday, November 7

Folk Fabulous, the opening night of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts' lounge series, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets $27 to $35, call 604-205-3000 or see www.shadboltcentre.com.

Rex Navarrete, the premiere Filipino-American comedian, onstage at The Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St., doors at 7:30 and 10 p.m., tickets $25 general, $35 VIP. Email flipnfunny@hotmail.com.

 

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 info@coquitlamchorale.com or calling 604-515-5688.

Winter Art and Craft Market, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios, 100 Braid St., New West, with displays, hands-on art activities, art sales, refreshments and more. Info: www.100braidsttudios.com.

Wayang: Indonesian shadow puppet show, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 417 at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., for all ages, free. RSVP to 604-527-4640 or email museum@newwestcity.ca.

 

Saturday, November 8 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.

 

Sunday, November 9

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

 

Monday, November 10 to Friday, November 21

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.

 

Wednesday, November 12

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

 

 

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.

 

Saturday, November 15

The Poetry Wars, a poetry study group led by Carol Shillibeer, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St., www.rclas.com.

 

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.

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

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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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 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 info@artscouncilnewwest.org. 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.

 

 

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.

 

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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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