What's up in the arts? New calendar listings Sept. 17

Friday, September 20

Love at the 'Bolt, the opening cabaret night in the Shadbolt Centre's Live at the 'Bolt series, featuring cabaret star Sharron Matthews and six teams of City of Burnaby staff members in a sing-off, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre, www.shadboltcentre.com.

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Saturday, September 21

Auditions, for Royal City Musical Theatre spring production of Annie, for child performers, with mandatory dance audition from 10 to 11 a.m. and scheduled singing auditions from 11:15 to 3 p.m. Info: tinyurl.com/RCMTAnnie or www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com.

 

Sunday, September 22

Royal City Literary Arts Society, membership drive, noon to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., in the back room, featuring readings by Fred Wah, Richard Olafson and P.W. Bridgman, plus open mike. Free. Memberships sold at event will be discounted from $28 to $20. Info: www.rclas.com.

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Ashok Bhargava, Jennifer Suzanne Getsinger and Bonnie Nish, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

Auditions, for Royal City Musical Theatre spring production of Annie, for adult performers, with mandatory dance audition from 10 to 11 a.m. and scheduled singing auditions from 11:15 to 3 p.m. Info: tinyurl.com/RCMTAnnie or www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com.

 

Wednesday, September 25

World Poetry New Westminster Night Out, at New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave., with featured poets Heidi Mueller, Kwame Yirenkyi and Ariadne Sawyer, plus open mikes, musical entertainment and refreshments, 604-526-4729.

 

Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29

Sculpture workshop, with figurative sculptor Beth Cavener Stitcher, running noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $145, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Visit www.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-291-6864.

 

Friday, September 27

Free public lecture, by figurative sculptor Beth Cavener Stitcher, focusing on her work using animal figures to describe the tangled web of human emotions and relationships, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. See www.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-291-6864.

Taiken: Japanese Canadians since 1877, and A Call for Justice, two new exhibitions at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, open for Culture Days, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6688 Southoaks Cres.

Opening reception for Beautiful, Brooks, Birds and Beasts, presented by the Burnaby Artists Guild, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Arts Council, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., info@burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

Saturday, September 28

Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, featuring four of the finest Canadian and Indian artists, headlined by Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, 604-521-5050, www.masseytheatre.com.

Guided tour, at Burnaby Art Gallery, with assistant curator Jennifer Cane leading a tour of the exhibitions Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits, 2 p.m. at the gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

Dutch Films in the Sky, 7 p.m. at Civic Square outside the Metrotown library branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., with screening of Alexander Korda's 1936 biographic film about Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn and Michael Dudok de Wit's 2000 Oscar-winning animated short, Father and Daughter. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

Westcoast Harmony Chorus, hosts a 12-hour sing-a-thon at venues around the Lower Mainland, with a 10:10 a.m. stop at Harmony Court Estates, Burnaby; 11 a.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby; and noon at River Market in New Westminster, among others. See www.westcoastsings.com for full information.

Taiken: Japanese Canadians since 1877, and A Call for Justice, two new exhibitions at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, open for Culture Days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6688 Southoaks Cres.

Nikkei fall harvest fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., Burnaby.

Art on the Spot, a free program of cultural performances and art activities, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., www.shadboltcentre.com, info@shatboltcentre.com.

 

Sunday, September 29

Taiken: Japanese Canadians since 1877, and A Call for Justice, two new exhibitions at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, open for Culture Days, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6688 Southoaks Cres.

Worldwide Bird Art Installation, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burnaby Arts Council gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., as part of Culture Days. Artists are invited to create a bird to be installed in the trees in the backyard. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

Boris Sichon and his "Musical Pets," part of Culture Days activities, performing at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster. Ideal for children aged three to 12. Presented by ArtStarts.

Closing reception for Through Their Eyes - Landscapes in Various Media, a show by the Passionate Outdoor Painters at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park, 1 to 5 p.m. Artists in attendance. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

 

Monday, September 30

Last Mondays at the Movies, with screening of Still Mine, 7:30 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, $9. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 26

Let's Murder Marsha, a comedy-thriller opening the Vagabond Players' new season, Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park, New Westminster. Tickets $15, or $13 students/seniors. Reservations: 604-521-0412. Info: www.vagabondplayers.ca.

 

Saturday, October 5

Seniors Have Talent, a variety show featuring performers aged 55-plus in all disciplines, competing for prizes, 1:30 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary St., New Westminster, 604-522-0280.

Burnaby Art Gallery, Mandarin tour of the current Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits exhibitions, noon to 1 p.m., 6344 Deer Lake Ave., www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

Burnaby Art Gallery speaker series, 3 p.m., with Krystel Chehab looking at Splended Sights, Familiar Sites: Rembrandt van Rijn and Dutch Landscape Prints, www.burnabyartgallery.ca

 

Sunday, October 6

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Candice James, Deborah Kelly and Sylvia Taylor, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Wednesday, October 9

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

Writers Discovery Group, meets 10 a.m. noon on the lower floor of the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave., with a chance to share your short stories, poems, articles, or drafts of novels or plays and receive feedback. All welcome.

 

Saturday, October 19

Burnaby Art Gallery speaker series, 3 p.m., with contemporary Dutch artist Saskia Jetten looking at the landscape of current Dutch printmaking, www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Sunday, October 20

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Franci Louann, Darrel Shee and Janene White, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Monday, October 28

Last Mondays at the Movies, with screening of Love Is All You Need, 7:30 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, $9. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Sunday, November 3

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Dennis Bolen, Murray Reiss and Kevin Spenst, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Sunday, November 10

In the BAG, family program at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., in connection with the Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits exhibitions at the gallery. Drop-in, no registration required, activities on the half-hour from 1 to 4 p.m. For info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Wednesday, November 13

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Sunday, November 17

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Liz Bachinsky, Mickey Bickerstaff and Elliot Slinn, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Sunday, November 24

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Warren Dean Fulton, Sean McGarragle and Sonya Littlejohn, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Monday, November 25

Last Mondays at the Movies, with screening of Unfinished Song, 7:30 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, $9. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

 

Sunday, December 1

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Klye McKillop, Lilija Valis and Eva Waldauf, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Sunday, December 8

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Kyle Hawke, Candice James and Sho Wiley, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

Wednesday, December 11

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Sunday, December 15

Poetic Justice, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, in the back room, featuring readings by Gavin Hainsworth, Alan Hill and Gail Van Kalsbeek, plus an open mike session. Info: www.poeticjustice.ca.

 

 

 

 

ONGOING

Art at New Westminster Public Library, until end of September, with group show on the art panels upstairs including work by Carol Ross, Alieja Draganska, Sally Reesman and Elena Zhukova. On the ramp gallery, it's work by the students of Shavon Cheng, ranging from grades 1 to 8. Exhibitions open at any time during library hours, 716 Sixth Ave.

 

Through Their Eyes - Landscapes in Various Media, a show by the Passionate Outdoor Painters at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park. Open 1 to 5 daily, except Mondays (closed on Monday). Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

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. Harry Booth: Corners/Cutlines, at the Metrotown branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave. until Nov. 3; Lionel Thomas: Works from the Permanent Collection, at the McGill library branch, 4595 Albert St., until Nov. 4; and Michael Dumontier: The Sky and the Ground (for Remy Charlip), at the Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, until Nov. 4. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca

 

International Folk Dancers, Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30p.m. at the Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby, burnabyfolk@shaw.ca.

 

Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits, and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, on exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery until November 17. Gallery open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Admission by donation, with suggested donation of $10. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Scandinavian Folk Dancers, Wednesdays at the Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby, 604-685-7405.

 

Singers wanted, to help celebrate the launch of the 40th season of Maillardville's francophone choir, Les Échos du Pacifique. Rehearsals Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-764-2808, celinegrandmont@shaw.ca or www.lesechosdupacifique.com.

 

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.

 

Curbside: Digital Art by Ron Sangha, underway at the Amelia Douglas Gallery until November 1, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., Info: www.ronsangha.com.

 

Vivo Children's Choir, for young singers in Grade 2 and up, welcomes new members for the 2013/14 season. No auditions required, all welcome. Choir practises on Wednesday afternoons at Olivet Baptist Church, 613 Queens Ave., New Westminster. See www.vivochildrenschoir.ca.

 

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.

 

SEND YOUR ARTS CALENDAR LISTINGS TO calendar@burnabynow.com or calendar@royalcityrecord.com.

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