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Carolyn Trotter has an exhibition of paintings at Burnaby Neighbourhood House North House, 4908 Hastings St. Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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 In the BAG Family Sunday drop-in on Sunday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca, 604-297-4422.

 

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. Info/tickets at www.vagabondplayers.ca or 604-521-0412.

 

To Sunday, April 28

The Recollection Experiment, featuring work by Lisa-Scarlett Cruji, at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, with artist talk on Sunday, April 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. Gallery open Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

To Tuesday, April 30

Going With the Flow, featuring acrylic on canvas work by Susie Gilmour, in the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., by appointment, or during productions at the theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com or 604-517-5900.

 

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 Saturday, May 4

Transitions, an exhibition by the Burnaby Photographic Society at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., in conjunction with the Vancouver Capture 2019 Photography Festival, with opening reception April 11 at 7 p.m. Artist’s talk, with professional photographer Grant Withers, on Saturday, April 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

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.

 

To Friday, May 31

Three Visions: Walking in New West, featuring works by Sheri Lynn Seitz, James Lash and Dan Tell, at the Community Art Space at Anvil Centre (third floor at 777 Columbia St.). Free. Opening reception on Thursday, April 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All welcome.

 

 

UPCOMING

Friday, April 12

Old Friends in concert, featuring fiddler Clarence Levesque and guitarist Bryan Pickering, 7:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, 1320 Seventh Ave., New Westminster, $15.

 

Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14

Titanic the Musical, presented by Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Buy tickets through tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

 

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 Galera, 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.

Raincity performs at 8 p.m. as part of the Five Nights at The Columbia music series, at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St. Info: www.musicnewwest.com. Tickets: www.eventbrite.ca.

 

Sunday, April 14

Open house at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., noon to 6 p.m., with refreshments and a chance to browse more than 100 works of art. Info: www.newwestartists.com.

 

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.

Cat Musings, an all-poetry open mic in celebration of National Poetry Month, with host Janene White, featuring Lilija Valis and Enrico Renz, with special guest Alan Hill, New Westminster poet laureate, at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

New West Story Slam, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St., part of Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays. Admission $5; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.

The Breadwinner, an award-winning animated film, screens at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, for National Canadian Film Day, 7 p.m. Free, drop in, no registration required.

The Grand Seduction, a free screening by the New Westminster Film Society in celebration of National Canadian Film Day, with showings at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Landmark Cinemas (New Westminster station). Info: www.canadianfilmday.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.

ArtsToGo, a free family art workshop at Lord Kelvin Community School, 1010 Hamilton St., presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster. Tatiana A. Bobkio leads a fun paper art workshop for all ages. All welcome.

The Dive: Episode 4, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St., part of Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays. Pay what you can; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.

 

Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27

Let’s Try This Standing, a performance by Gillian Clark of Keep Good (Theatre) Company, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets: 604-205-3000 or tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

 

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, April 27

Veda Hille in Little Volcano, onstage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ James Cowan Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

 

Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, June 15

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.

 

Friday, April 26

Artists Helping Artists (AHA) holds an open house and spring showcase at its Burnaby studio, noon to 6 p.m. at 7724 Royal Oak Ave. All welcome to stop in and see what the artists of the studio do. Light refreshments on offer. See www.ahaburnaby.ca.

City Stage New West Sips ‘n’ Scripts series presents Lysistrata, part of its Censored: Forbidden Classics of the Wicked Stage series, 7 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Audience members can watch or take part in the reading alongside professional actors. Free, but limited seating, so register ahead at www.tinyurl.com/SipsScriptsAnvil2019 or call 604-527-4640.

 

Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27

LitFest New West, featuring a variety of readings, talks, discussions and workshops at 100 Braid Street Studios, Anvil Centre, River Market and Old Crow Coffee Co. Info: www.litfestnewwest.com.

 

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.

Josh Wyper and Friends perform as part of the Five Nights at The Columbia music series, 8 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St. Info: www.musicnewwest.com. Tickets: www.eventbrite.ca.

Relive the Music: 1950s and ’60s, with song, dance, live band, video, trivia and more, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca.

Bells and Cream Tea, featuring music by the Queens Avenue Memorial Bell ringers and a Devon cream tea, 2 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Tickets $25, or $20 for students and seniors, through www.queensavenue.org.

 

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28

The Gamma Garage holds its annual spring art show at 232 North Gamma Ave. on Capitol Hill, Burnaby, noon to 5 p.m. Everyone’s invited to check out the work of these four North Burnaby Artists; free.

 

Sunday, April 28

Opera on a Sunday Afternoon, a 3 p.m. concert at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, presented by Burnaby Lyric Opera, $15. Tickets at 604-205-3000 or tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Monday, April 29

The Nelken Line, a public performance including professional dancers and community members, celebrating the choreography of Pina Bausch, noon at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, on the grassy area in front of Deer Lake. Community members who’d like to take part need to sign up by April 5 through www.eventbrite.ca (search for The Nelken Line Burnaby). For all the details, see www.kinesisdance.org/the-nelken-line-vancouver.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, screening for Last Mondays at the Movies at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $9, or $8 students/seniors. Book through www.ticketsnw.ca or pay cash at the door. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

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 Flamenco Ensemble, with music and dance. Tickets $5, including coffee and dessert, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

Book discussion at Metrotown branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., looking at The Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantu, 7 to 8 p.m. Sign up ahead and read the book in advance of the discussion. Register in person or by calling 604-436-5400, and pick up a copy of the book at the second-floor reference desk.

 

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.

My Artist’s Corner holds its third annual show and sale, noon to 5 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios, featuring fine art, silent auction, hourly raffle draws, art cards and more. Info: www.myartistscorner.ca.

Spring Bling sale, featuring gently used jewelry of all kinds, raising funds for the Burnaby Gogos in their work on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greentree Village Community Centre, 4295 Garden Grove Dr. Info: www.greatervangogos.org.

Musical Zoo for Me and You!, a VSO Tiny Tots concert featuring Let Your Music Shine! With Lisa and Linda, 10 am. and 11:30 a.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

PechaKucha Night returns to Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, 7 to 9 p.m., with post-show reception. Free, but register at tickets.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Sunday, May 5

Viva Espana, a concert of music celebrating Spain, featuring violin soloist Robert Rozek, presented by the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra at Massey Theatre, 2 p.m. By donation. Info: www.newwestsymphony.net.

 

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.

 

Saturday, May 11 to Saturday, June 1

Mrs. Williams: Homage to a Homemaker, an exhibition by artists Melanie Thompson and Judith Barnett at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., with opening reception May 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

 

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.

 

Thursday, May 16

Don Alder, guitarist, performs at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St., 7:30 p.m., as part of the Five Nights at the Columbia music series. Info: www.musicnewwest.com. Tickets: www.eventbrite.ca.

 

Saturday, May 18

Daniel James’ Brass Camel performs at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St., as part of the new Five Nights at the Columbia series. Info: www.musicnewwest.com. Tickets: www.eventbrite.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 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.

 

Friday, June 14

City Stage New West Sips ‘n’ Scripts series presents Mae West’s Sex, part of its Censored: Forbidden Classics of the Wicked Stage series, 7 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Audience members can watch or take part in the reading alongside professional actors. Free, but limited seating, so register ahead at www.tinyurl.com/SipsScriptsAnvil2019 or call 604-527-4640.

 

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.

 

Friday, Oct. 11

City Stage New West Sips ‘n’ Scripts series presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession, part of its Censored: Forbidden Classics of the Wicked Stage series, 7 p.m. at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Audience members can watch or take part in the reading alongside professional actors. Free, but limited seating, so register ahead at www.tinyurl.com/SipsScriptsAnvil2019 or call 604-527-4640.

 

 

ONGOING

Artists called to take part in a group exhibition during the opening night of RiverFest 2019 (coming up Sept. 18 and 19) in the rotunda at Fraser River Discovery Centre. Theme: the working river and its natural environment. Submissions will be accepted up to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28. For full details, see www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Burnaby Arts Council seeks volunteers to help out with its fundraising 50-50 draw at the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10. For full details, see www.tinyurl.com/BACBluesVolunteers2019.

 

Call for musicians to take part in the Arts Council of New Westminster’s summer music programming. The arts council strives for diversity and inclusion, so artists on the LGBTQ spectrum, artists of colour, non-binary artists, Indigenous artists and artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Details and application: www.acnw.ca/music.

 

New Westminster Photography Club meets on the first and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7 p.m. at Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park. Info: www.nwphoto.org.

Vagabond Players are seeking children aged 11 to 13 to take part in a new Youth Theatre Program, running May 4 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 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.

 

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.

 

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 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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