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To Sunday, March 24

Cloud Art: Paper Marbling by Candace Thayer-Coe, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

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To Monday, March 25

How’s the Weather? Works from the Burnaby Art Gallery Collection, on display at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

To Friday, March 29

AiR: Works by Anvil Centre and Solid Waste/Recycling Artists in residence, in the Community Art Space on the third floor of Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring work by Marzi Mosavarzadeh, Bronwyn Schuster, Katherine Soucie and Molly Marineau. Free, see www.anvilcentre.com.

 

To Friday, March 29

Homes in Our Community, an exhibition of work by kindergarten and Grade 1 students at Confederation Park Elementary School, at Burnaby Neighbourhood House north location, 4908 Hastings St. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

To Sunday, March 31

Elements and Arraygraphy, featuring work by Olga Turok and Arthur Babiarz, at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, Centennial Lodge. Free admission, open Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., with Inter/action artist learning series session on Sunday, March 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

/ôTHen(t)ik/, featuring the work of Jenn Ashton, in the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, by appointment, or during productions at the theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com or 604-517-5900.

 

To Saturday, April 20

Chapan Snares Rabbits, an exhibition of new works by Indigenous artist Michelle Sound at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

To Thursday, May 2

Green It Is!, an art show by New West Artists at the Network Hub, second floor, River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Open weekdays noon to 5 p.m., free to drop in. Info: www.newwestartists.com.

 

To Sunday, May 12

magnetic_T, an exhibition of works involving magnets, magnetism and magnetic fields, at New Westminster New Media Gallery, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.

 

 

UPCOMING

 

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.

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with Norma Rae at 6:35 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16

Broken Tailbone, featuring Carmen Aguirre, presented by Nightswimming theatre company, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

A Bedfull of Foreigners, presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

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.

 

Friday, March 15 to Sunday, April 21

Lynne Cohen: These Walls, a photography exhibition as part of the Capture Photography Festival, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Special events include a curator’s talk on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. and an In the BAG Family Sunday drop-in on Sunday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, 604-297-4422.

 

Saturday, March 16

Douglas College Choirs in Concert, directed by Eric Hannan, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. General admission $15, seniors $10, students free. Tickets available at the door. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

New West Craft, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at River Market, winter market featuring handmade goods by local makers, artists and crafters.

Countermeasure, the Canadian a cappella stars, in concert with Quayside voices, 3 p.m. at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.countermeasuremusic.com.

 

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17

Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell, an Arts Club on Tour presentation at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000, or see info at www.artsclub.com.

 

Saturday, March 16 to Saturday, April 6

Luminescence IV at Deer Lake Gallery. Opening night celebrations March 16, 8 to 10 p.m. VIP opening night passes, with priority access (7 p.m.) and special perks available through www.eventbrite.com, for $25. Gallery is at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. See more at www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322 for information.

 

Monday, March 18

Spring break Movie Monday at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., with screening of Disney Nature’s Born in China at 2 p.m. and A Wrinkle in Time at 6:30 p.m. Free, no need to register, but arrive early as space is limited. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22

EVENT Magazine’s annual fundraising book sale, featuring new items every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the concourse at Douglas College’s New Westminster campus, in support of the college’s award-winning literary journal. Info: eventmagazine.ca.

 

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 marimba ensemble with Latin and world music. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Doe Bender. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, March 20 to Friday, March 22

A Vista, a Fight With a Stick production at Massey Theatre, a unique theatrical experience featuring the theatre’s hemp rope system and scenic backdrops, choreographed with performance, with a different performance each night, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets $35 regular, $25 senior, $15 students, or $60 for a three-show pass. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050. Info: www.fightwithastick.ca.

 

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.

Jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans performs at 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

In Their Words: A Royal City Reading Series, featuring Isabella Mori reading the work of Thomas King, Ana Thomassen reading C.S. Lewis and Deborah White reading Jane Austen, 6 to 8 p.m. at Anvil Centre, Room 411A. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Friday, March 22

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with the Eagle Huntress at 7 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Family movie matinee at Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, featuring Winnie the Pooh (2011), 2 p.m. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

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.

Fit to Print and Fold: A Chapbook Workshop led by Kevin Spenst, 1 to 4 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., Room 411A, offered by Royal City Literary Arts Society. Fee: $15 members, $25 non-members, plus $12 for supplies. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Sunday, March 24

Country Gold, a tribute to country music legends Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Linda Ronstadt, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $54, but get $5 off if you buy before Feb. 15. Tickets at www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, noon to 4 p.m. at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. All welcome, bring a laptop. Free, refreshments provided. RSVP to gallery@burnaby.ca or 604-297-4422.

 

Monday, March 25

Spring break Movie Monday at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., with screening of Incredibles 2 at 2 p.m. and Wonder at 6:30 p.m. Free, no need to register, but arrive early as space is limited. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Puzzle, screening for Last Mondays at the Movies at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets $9, or $8 seniors/students, cash only at the door or www.ticketsnw.ca.

 

Wednesday, March 27

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Ilhan Saferali. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

Music technology portfolio show, featuring work from the 2018 graduates of the music technology diploma program, noon to 4 p.m. at the Douglas College New Westminster campus concourse, 700 Royal Ave. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

 

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.

Book launch for Pearls 38, at Douglas College Studio Theatre, 700 Royal Ave., presented by the department of creative writing, 7 p.m. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Friday, March 29

Friday Flicks at the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, with Whip It at 6:40 p.m. Drop in, no registration needed. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Family movie matinee at Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, featuring the animated favourite Up, 2 p.m. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

Awards benefit concert, presented by the Douglas College music department, featuring the Douglas College choirs and concert band, to benefit the award fund for music students, 7:30 p.m. at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north at the college, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $10 general, $5 seniors, free for students, at the door. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Sunday, March 31

Simon Fraser University Concert Orchestra presents Cadenza Extravaganza, 7 p.m. at the James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15 regular, $10 for children, students and seniors, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Month of April

Carolyn Trotter has an exhibition of paintings at Burnaby Neighbourhood House North House, 4908 Hastings St., with meet-and-greet and opening reception on Friday, April 5, 6 to 8 p.m. Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Monday, April 1

Zappostrophe!, featuring the music of Frank Zappa, presented by the Douglas College music department, 7:30 p.m. at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., general admission $10, seniors $5, students free. Tickets at the door. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Tuesday, April 2

An Evening of Jazz, featuring jazz from the Douglas College Dues Band, with special guests Impressions Big Band, 7:30 p.m. at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, 700 Royal Ave. (fourth floor north), general admission $10, seniors $5, students free. Tickets at the door. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Wednesday, April 3

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring The Hot Mommas. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

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).

Current Sound Waves VIII, featuring outstanding projects by music technology diploma grads and performances by the Douglas College fusion bands, 7:30 p.m. at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, 700 Royal Ave., fourth floor north, free admission. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

 

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 20

Singin’ in the Rain, presented by Royal City Musical Theatre at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $49 adults, $39 seniors and students, or $19 for children under 13. Info: www.royalcitymusical.theatre.com. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6

O Hanami, a Japanese spring festival at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, running 6 to 10 p.m. Friday for ages 19 and up, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for all ages. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org.

 

Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7

Burnaby Artists Guild presents its spring show and sale, Primavera, with featured artist Iryna Kharina, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Open 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info: www.burnabyartistsguild.com or 604-291-6864.

 

Saturday, April 6

First Saturday Open Studios, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios. Drop in to visit with artists, check out their work and enjoy refreshments while learning more about behind-the-scenes life at the studio. Free, all welcome. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

Student composition concert, presented by Douglas College music department, 7:30 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, 700 Royal Ave., fourth floor north. Admission free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

Saturday, April 6 to Saturday, April 27

Detroit, presented by the Vagabond Players at the Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17, or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 previews on April 4 and 5. Info/tickets at www.vagabondplayers.ca or 604-521-0412.

 

Tuesday, April 9 to Friday, April 12

Alley Theatre’s The Good Bride, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring The Milk Crate Bandits. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Saturday, April 13

Exploring the Poetry of Place, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Anvil Centre, Room 417, a workshop led by Alan Hill, New Westminster’s poet laureate. Fee: $15 for members of Royal City Literary Arts Society; $25 for non-members. Info: www.rclas.com. Register by emailing secretary@rclas.com.

Burnaby Arts Council gala and fashion show fundraiser, featuring fashion by Yifat Jovani, music by Cumbia Galeria, live art auction and more, doors at 7:30 p.m., fashion show at 8 p.m., auction at 9 p.m., at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $35 apiece. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Miles Black playing Oscar Peterson’s Easter Suite. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, April 24

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Dylan Cramer. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, April 25

Menopause The Musical, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., $55 and $65, www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

 

Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, June 25

Amelia Douglas Gallery, with the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology, presents Greenlinks 2019, featuring insect photography by Tamara Sale. Opening reception April 25, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with live music, refreshments and cash bar. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

 

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.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Adele M. Wilding. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Saturday, May 4

The West Coast Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. for Music at Queens, Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.

First Saturday Open Studios, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios. Drop in to visit with artists, check out their work and enjoy refreshments while learning more about behind-the-scenes life at the studio. Free, all welcome. Info: www.100braidststudios.com.

 

Wednesday, May 8

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Saul Berson. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Cecile Larochelle. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, May 22

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Bill Runge. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, May 22 and Saturday, May 25

Hako, a multi-disciplinary dance experience presented by Ouro Collective and Tangible at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 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.

 

Wednesday, May 29

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Glenn Chatten. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 5

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Angela Verbrugge. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 12

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Bryn Kinders. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 19

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Neil Gray. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22

Live at the ’Bolt: Persistence, an evening of multi-disciplinary women performers at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Wednesday, June 26

Jazz Evensong, 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary at Brentwood, Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave., Burnaby, featuring Conrad Good. Donations welcome in the “thanks bucket” in support of performers. Info: www.brentwoodpc.ca.

 

 

ONGOING

Vagabond Players are seeking children aged 11 to 13 to take part in a new Youth Theatre Program, running May r to July 18, with weekly workshops Saturdays from May 4 to June 22, then production rehearsals through July and performances on July 17 and 18. Full info: www.vagabondplayers.ca/youth-theatre-program. For info and registration form, email VPsYTP@gmail.com.

 

Tickets on sale starting March 1 for Burnaby Blues + Roots Fest, featuring Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan and more, 1 to 10 p.m. at Deer Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. Earlybird single tickets $50, regular price tickets $60, four-pac,k tickets $200, day-of-show single tickets $70. See www.burnabybluesfestival.com for info or buy tickets through www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000.

 

Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! is taking applications from young performers aged nine to 19 for this summer’s musical theatre sessions at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver. Session 1 runs July 2 to 25; Session 2 runs Aug. 6 to 29. Info and registration: www.theimpresario.ca.

 

Writers Meet-Up, hosted by local writing organization The Other Eleven Months, Wednesdays from 5 to 8:50 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.

 

Gentlemen of Fortune Chorus is looking for new men to join the a cappella group, focused on singing in barbershop harmony style. The chorus has moved to Burnaby and now meets Tuesday evenings at 7:25 p.m. at Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Ave. Interested potential singers and guests are always welcome at rehearsals (enter rehearsal hall from rear parking lot). See www.gof.bc.ca for details.

 

Write On!, the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s annual writing contest, with cash prizes in fiction, non-fiction and poetry categories. Deadline April 1, 2019. Info and full submission details at www.rclas.com.

 

Life drawing sessions, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the New West Artists/Royal City Arts Alliance gallery at 712C 12th St. Bring your own drawing tools and paper; cost $2. Hosted by Lavana La Brey. RSVP at 604-525-4566 or email lavanalabrey6@gmail.com.

 

Artisans and craftspeople are invited to take part in 2019 New West Craft markets, running the first and third Saturday of every month at River Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info and application: www.tinyurl.com/NewWestCraft2019.

 

Artists in the Boro is seeking applications for six-week exhibitions in the Art in the Atrium gallery space at Queensborough Community Centre. For submission information and to apply, see www.tinyurl.com/ArtInTheAtrium2019.

 

Queens Avenue United Church Bell Ringers welcomes new adult members who can read music. The group meets Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Call Virginia at 604-597-3894 or email musicatqueens@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Volunteers required to help the Burnaby Arts Council in a variety of capacities, including gallery attendants for Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info and application: www.tinyurl.com/BACGalleryVolunteers.

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.

 

Singers of all ages, children and adults, are invited to take part in The Big Sing Metro Vancouver as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, April 27 at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. Rehearsals to run through songs and choreography will be held April 7 in Coquitlam, April 14 in Vancouver, April 16 in North Vancouver and April 24 in Surrey. For information, songs and all the details, see www.vcbf.ca.

 

Email entertainment listings to jmaclellan@newwestrecord.ca.

 

 

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