Here's what's up on New West's arts and entertainment scene

To Sunday, Jan. 13

Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings from 1964, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca or 604-297-4422.

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To Sunday, Jan. 27

Arts Council of New Westminster Permanent Collection, a curated exhibition of still lifes and landscapes at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, Centennial Lodge. Gallery open Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

 

To Thursday, Jan. 31

Circle of Two Sisters, featuring the art of Alison Kirkley and Lorraine Thomson, at Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. and during performances at the theatre. Free. Info: www.masseytheatre.com or 604-517-5900.

 

To Saturday, Feb. 9

Unity of Spirits: Surprising Screens, in the Community Art Space, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring the work of four artists associated with Union Gospel Mission (Myke Germyn, Teresa Werth, Randy Quickfall and Roger Williams). Info: www.anvilcentre.com.

 

 

UPCOMING

Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5

Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players, a traditional British pantomime by Ellie King, presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $28 general, $20 seniors/students, family four-packs $75. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050 (note: family packs and group deals not available online). Call for group discounts for 10 or more.

 

Sunday, Jan. 6

Dog auditions for the role of Sandy in the Align Entertainment production of Annie, coming to Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby in February. Dogs must be gentle, well-behaved and comfortable around kids and adults. Registration 3 to 4 p.m., auditions 4 to 6 p.m., at Lindbjerg Academy of The Performing Arts, 7-75 Blue Mountain St., Coquitlam. Info: www.alignentertainment.ca.

 

Thursday, Jan. 10

Tellers of Short Tales, a short story reading series presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society, 6 to 8 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., Room 413 B, featuring author Trysh Ashby-Rolls. Info: www.rclas.com.

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Scott Meek, piano, and Liam Hockley, clarinet, in Twentieth Century Clarinet Sonatas. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, Jan. 11

Cheek to Cheek: Music from the ’50s and ’60s, at St. Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, 1320 Seventh Ave., New Westminster, 7:30 to 9 p.m., with refreshments following the concert. Tickets $15, call 604-524-9056.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Music faculty winter showcase. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 23

Enchanted Places, an exhibition of paintings by Chun Ping (Claire) Huang, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Opening reception Jan. 18, 4:3p to 7:30 p.m., with live music, refreshments and no-host bar. Artist’s talk Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays). Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, Jan. 18

House concert featuring Stephen Carl O’Shea, taking place in a heritage home in uptown New Westminster. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets $15. Info and tickets: https://shows.sidedooraccess.com/shows.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Feb. 9

Rich Dark Soil, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Jay Senetchko, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Opening reception Jan. 19, noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring The Crescent Sky. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

International Guitar Night 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $35 regular, $25 student/senior, $15 for children under 18. See www.ticketsnw.ca or call 604-521-5050.

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Baroque music with Chloe Meyers, violin, and Christina Hutten, harpsichord and organ. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

Live at the Gallery, featuring musicians Eddie Lam and Sillken, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band’s Robbie Burns Dinner, with food, entertainment and silent auction, at the Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver (on North Road, Coquitlam). Tickets $80. See www.sfupipeband.com or book through www.eventbrite.ca.

Burnaby Photographic Society's 23rd annual showcase is on at 7 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, in the James Cowan Theatre. Tickets $20. Email showcase@bpsphoto.ca or call 604-318-9369. Info: bpsphoto.ca. There is also a print display in the Shadbolt Centre lobby from Monday, Jan. 21 to Saturday, Jan. 26.

 

Monday, Jan. 28

Tea With the Dames, a screening of the documentary film featuring British acting greats Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West.Tickets $9 general, $8 seniors and students. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Thursday, Jan. 31

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Cascadia Reed Quintet. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, Feb. 1 to Saturday, Feb. 16

Annie: The Musical, presented by Align Entertainment at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Tickets $29 to $42, with $20 preview pricing, $25 on Thrifty Thursdays and $15 for a family matinee. Full schedule and tickets: www.alignentertainment.ca/ticketsor www.vtixonline.com.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Zappostrophe!, the music of Frank Zappa performed by music technology diploma faculty and friends. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night at the South Slope Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St., 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds welcome; arrive at 6:15 to sign up (first seven guaranteed a slot). Evening ends with a featured performance by Chris Ronald, Canadian singer-songwriter. Info: www.burnabynh.ca or 604-431-0400. Admission by donation (suggested amount $4).

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs as part of the Music at Queens concert series, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., featuring cellist Luke Kim. Admission by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

Park's Edge Live Paint Off, 7 to 10 p.m. at Deer Lake Gallery, an artist-versus-artist battle with winner determined by People's Choice voting. Live music. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9 to Saturday, March 2

Rabbit Hole, presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with Thursday to Saturday shows at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17 regular or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 previews on Feb. 7 and 8. See www.vagabondplayers.ca or call 604-521-0412.

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Sea and Sky, featuring Julia Nolan on saxophone and Jane Hayes on piano. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16 to Saturday, March 2

Horizons, a group exhibition featuring the work of Deb Chaney, Jan Rankin, Wolfgang Vogt and Ronald Watt, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., with opening reception Feb. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring singer-songwriter Luca Fogale. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

The Real Group, the Swedish a cappella sensations, onstage at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45 regular, $35 children and students, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

Laudate Singers perform as part of the Music at Queens concert series, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster, featuring organist Edward Norman and a new commission by composer-in-residence Marco Del Rio. Tickets $25 regular, $20 seniors/students, children (kindergarten to Grade 7) $10. Info and tickets: www.queensavenue.org.

 

Thursday, March 7

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night at the South Slope Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St., 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds welcome; arrive at 6:15 to sign up (first seven guaranteed a slot). Evening ends with a featured performance by singer-songwriter Ranj Singh. Info: www.burnabynh.ca or 604-431-0400. Admission by donation (suggested amount $4).

 

Friday, March 8

Cuba Vibra!, presented by Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Tickets $60/$50, plus service charges, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Friday, March 8 to Friday, March 15

Cinderella Waltz, presented by the Douglas College departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, March 9

ABRA Cadabra, a tribute to the music of ABBA, an all-ages show at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Early-bird ticket special until Dec. 7. See www.tickets.nw.ca or call 604-521-5050.

 

Thursday, March 14

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: Barrie Barrington, piano, with German Sturm und Drang and Empfindsamkeit. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, March 15 to Friday, March 22

7 Stories, presented by the Douglas College departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, at the Studio Theatre, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring Palo de Rosa with Latin and world music. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, March 21

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: In Celebration of Women, featuring the music of innovative women composers of various times and cultures, with Stephanie Chua on piano and Veronique Mathieu on violin. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, March 23

West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and other orchestral classics, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Admission by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

 

Thursday, March 28

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: student showcase concert. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Thursday, April 4

Arts at One, a free concert at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north). This week: student showcase concert, featuring the Long & McQuade Student Recognition Awards. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night at the South Slope Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St., 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds welcome; arrive at 6:15 to sign up (first seven guaranteed a slot). Evening ends with a featured performance by pianist Matthew Stewart. Info: www.burnabynh.ca or 604-431-0400. Admission by donation (suggested amount $4).

 

Saturday, April 27

Force of Nature, a concert by the Amabilis Singers featuring musical depictions of the power of nature, at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $25 adults and seniors, $15 for secondary school students, free for children under 12. Tickets through choir members, at www.eventbrite.ca or by calling 604-897-7258.

 

Tuesday, April 30

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring Stephanie Pedraza with flamenco music and dance. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26

Don’t Stop Believin’, a concert by the Maple Leaf Singers, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West. Tickets (on sale March 1) at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Tuesday, May 28

Sound Bites concert series at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, featuring the Celtic sounds of Blackthorn. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

ONGOING

Auditions for Maple Leaf Singers on now. The dynamic show chorus performs more than 15 times a year and rehearses Monday evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion. All welcome to audition. Cal 778-245-4445 or email joinus@mapleleafsingers.com. Info: www.mapleleafsingers.com.

 

Artists invited to display work in the New West Artists' new community gallery at 712C 12th St., New Westminster. Terms can be three months (January to March, April to June) or on a monthly basis. Contact president@newwestartists.com, with the subject line RCAA GALLERY PARTICIPATION 2019/Artist Name.

 

LitFest New West short story competition is open for entries from both emerging and established writers, adults and youth. This year’s theme: Compassion through sharing stories of loss, grief and healing. Prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to the top three finishers in the adult category and in the youth (15 to 18 years) category.Entries $20 for adults, free for youth. See full details at litfestnewwest.com/contest. Entry deadline: 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.

 

Royal City Literary Arts Society is calling for proposals for worksho9ps to take place in New Westminster in 2019, with some happening Saturday afternoons at Anvil Centre and others during LitFest New West. Proposals should be centred on the art of writing and may include the business/art of writing, prompts, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screen and stage and more. Deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 31. For full details, see www.litfestnewwest.com.

 

Women invited to send submissions to Caitlin Press for BIG: Thoughts on a Plus-Size Life, an anthology of writing from women of all ages, orientations, colours and backgrounds. Non-fiction works between 2,000 and 4,000 words are invited. See www.tinyurl.com/CaitlinPressPlusSize for the full submission details. Submissions are open now and ongoing until April 1, 2019.

 

Circuit Fridays, featuring underground house music with DJ’s Darius Kramer, Dezyman and Hixz, with special guests, the second and last Friday of the month at Magnetiq Nightclub, 27 Church St., $10 at the door, doors 9:30 p.m.

 

Burnaby Arts Council is calling for submissions for Luminescence IV, the fourth edition of its show celebrating the spring equinox with works on the theme of light. Visual artists in all media encouraged to apply. Show will be held March 16 to April 16, 2019. Submission deadline is Feb. 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org/2019-call-luminescence-iv.

 

Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meets Tuesdays at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave. Info: 604-522-7468 or burnabyfolkdance.org.

 

Queen’s Academy offers a non-profit musical theatre program in Burnaby for children aged two to 12. Registration now open at queensacademy.weebly.com.

 

New members called to join Vivo Children’s Choir for season of music making. Three choir levels for children in Grade 2 and up; no auditions required, and all are welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster. Choir performs two main concerts a year. Info: www.vivochildrenschoir.com.

 

Volunteers required to help the Burnaby Arts Council in a variety of capacities, including gallery coordinator and volunteer coordinator. Prospective volunteers should fill out an application form – it’s available at www.tinyurl.com/BACVolunteers - and return it to the gallery. For more details, see www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322.

 

Dance and laugh the night away with round dance and/or square dance lessons. Round dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing done in a circle; lessons Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Charles Rummel Hall, 3630 Lozells Ave. Modern square dancing is done to modern music with groups of eight people in a square; lessons Tuesdays from 7 to 8:20 p.m. at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St. Couples and singles welcome, no special clothes required. For info, contact Pat at 604-521-7497.

 

Poetry New Westminster, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society on Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. (except holiday weekends) at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Each Sunday features two poets and an open mic. Search for Poetry New Westminster on Facebook for the latest schedule.

 

Paint and Sip Nights at 100 Braid Street Studios, offering a night of beverages, refreshments and a chance to receive step-by-step instruction from a professional artist to create your own painting. Each night costs $35, or $60 for two adults registering together, and runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A variety of upcoming themes are offered. See www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Email entertainment listings to jmaclellan@newwestrecord.ca.

 

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