To Saturday, Oct. 12
No Foreigners, a multimedia performance that meditates on North American Chinese shopping malls as spaces of cultural creation and clash, presented by Hong Kong Exile and fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com. Info: www.hongkongexile.com.
To Sunday, Oct. 20
Angela Nagy: Behind Closed Eyes, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the Metrotown branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
To Monday, Oct. 21
Marianna Schmidt: Repatriated Works, a Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibition at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
To Friday, Oct. 25
Metis Pairing, featuring work by Nicci Battilana and Monique Hurteau, at the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., and during performances at the theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.
To Saturday, Oct. 26
Ladies-not-waiting: Las Meninas and CenTauress, an exhibition of work by Suzy Birstein at Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
ReVision: the art of recycling, a group exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. With a variety of special events, including a “Found Sound” rhythm circle with Abby Green Bull on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.; a “Eco-Trashion” workshop on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.; and a special closing event Eco-Trashion Show and Bad Art Sale, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.
Terror by Gaslight, presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17, or $15 for seniors and youth. Call 604-521-0412 or see www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets.
To Sunday, Oct. 27
Makeshift, featuring work by Robert Fee, at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, open Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays through Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., free admission. Info: www.acnw.ca.
To Friday, Nov. 15
The Sky’s the Limit, an art exhibition by Artists in the Boro in the Art in the Atrium gallery space at Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave.
To Thursday, Nov. 21
Black & White, a show and sale by New West Artists at the Network Hub, second floor, River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Stop in weekdays between noon and 5 p.m. Free to attend.
To July 2020
Nikkei, a year-long exhibition at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, explores the personal stories of individuals and families of Japanese descent: unique stories of arrival, heroism in the face of racism, the resilience of community and the experience of generations. The core exhibit will rotate through more than 30,000 photographs, 35 metres of textual records, 500 oral history recordings, 100 film reels and more than 2,500 artifacts and artworks. The Nikkei Centre is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. See www.nikkeiplace.org for details.
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.
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of Hocus Pocus, 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration needed. Parents/caregivers must remain with children under 10. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
What-a-Theatre, the theatre group from Cameron Seniors, presents two comedies, The OK Corral Meets the Railway and The Gramps Game Night, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Maple Room at Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St. Info: 604-421-5225.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Origin Bound, a screening of the award-winning film at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ James Cowan Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with showings at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12, or $10 for children, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Spoken Ink, 8 p.m. at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., a reading evening hosted by the Burnaby Writers’ Society, featuring Jacqueline Turner and Natasha Boskic, with critiquing workshop beforehand (6:15 to 7:45 p.m.). Info: www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Cat Musings Reading Series, variety open mic with host Janene White, featuring Cynthia Sharp, 7 to 9 p.m. at New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St. Free, but donations accepted. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
New West Story Slam, part of Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. A $5 donation gets you a ballot to vote for your favourites. Info: @wayoffwed on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17
Evolutions, a dance work created by Margie Gillis, featuring new choreography and both solo and group dances, onstage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Suede Dogs, the jazz-rock duo, performs at the New West Artists Gallery, 712C 12th St., 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20, refreshments available. Limited seating. Buy ahead at Renaissance Books, 712 12th St., or see www.newwestartists.com.
Unsung Songs, featuring Viviane Houle, part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Friday, Oct. 18
Poppy Felting with Anne Whitmore of The Poppy Project, a ParkArt workshop offered by IMPACT Parkinson’s for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends, 12:30 to 2 p.m., free. Registration and info: 604-525-2631, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.impactparkinsons.com.
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of Get Out, 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration needed. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Rock & Roll Carnival: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 8 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St., presented by Kitty Nights Productions. Tickets at www.thecolumbia.ca or 604-522-4500.
Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Oct. 20
Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web, presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., including a special relaxed performance on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Full info at www.rctheatreco.com.
New West Film Fest, featuring opening gala on Friday night and a variety of feature-length and short film screenings, including a new After Dark Showcase and an Industry Insights professional development session. It all happens at the Landmark Cinemas 10 at New West station. Full info and tickets at www.newwestfilmfest.ca.
Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Dec. 8
Cartooney, an exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring works by six international artists. Opening reception, with artist talk, on Friday, Oct. 18. Artist talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., reception from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.
Saturday, Oct. 19
The Lyric Singers present Potpourri, featuring choral and instrumental music, with director Nancy Rahn and pianist Betty Suderman, 7 p.m. at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 1600 Delta Ave. Tickets are $15, or free for children 12 and under. Call 604-340-4353 or email email@example.com.
Writing About Trauma, Taboos, Secrets and Other Scary Stuff, a workshop led by Heather Conn, offered by the Royal City Literary Arts Society in Room 413A at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., $25 non-members, $15 members. Info: www.rclas.com. Pre-registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a special screening featuring drag performances and sing-along, at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets at www.ticketsnw.ca.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Free singing lessons offered by the Gentlemen of Fortune Chorus, first of a free six-week program offered at Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Ave., 7 to 8 p.m. Info and signup: www.gof.bc.ca, or email email@example.com.
How the Arts Can Inspire Social Change in New Westminster, a panel discussion hosted by the New Westminster Community Poverty Reduction Committee, featuring Mary Campbell of Lookout Society, Stephen O’Shea of the Arts Council of New Westminster, Oana Capota of New Westminster Museum, and the city’s poet laureate, Alan Hill. Runs noon to 1:30 p.m., with light lunch provided. Free, but RSVP at www.eventbrite.ca.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Is This Yours?, a show by fringe favourite Al Lafrance, part of Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Info: @wayoffwed on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Friday, Oct. 25
Halloween Friday Flicks at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, with screening of The Shining, 6 p.m. Info: 604-522-3971 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26
You Used To Call Me Marie, a workshop presentation of the new theatrical work in progress by Tai Amy Grauman, 1 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Info: www.masseytheatre.com/metis-arts-fest/
Japanese book sale and Halloween fun at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, with a variety of kids’ activities, food, Halloween cookie baking, tea ceremonies and more. For full details or to sign up for registered programming, see centre.nikkeiplace.org.
Friday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 27
Picture This, an art show and sale by Burnaby Artists’ Guild, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartistsguild.com.
Anonymous Art Show, for International Artist Day, at 100 Braid Street Studios. Opening gala (a fundraiser for the Arts Council of New Westminster) on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., and show open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Buy tickets for opening gala through www.eventbrite.ca(or www.tinyurl.com/AnonymousArtGala2019). Info at www.100braidststudios.com.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Music at Queens concert series, featuring Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks in a tribute to Doris Day and Anita O’Day, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 adult, seniors/students $15, children kindergarten to Grade 7 $10. Info: www.queensavenue.org.
Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27
Bed & Breakfast, an Arts Club on Tour production at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.
Monday, Oct. 28
Colette, a Last Mondays at the Movies screening presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets $9, or $8 for students/seniors. Buy ahead at www.ticketsnw.ca or pay cash at the door.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Sound Bites concert at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with performances at noon and 2 p.m., featuring the Vancouver Women’s Ambient Music collective. Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door, including coffee and snacks. Buy through tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Whose Afraid of the Dark Anyway?, an improvised spooky throwback to your favourite childhood shows, part of Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Info: @wayoffwed on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
PechaKucha Vol. 5, 7 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets free, but register ahead at tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3
Royal City Gogos’ Artisan Craft Fair, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Unifor Hall, 326 12th St., New West. Free parking and admission. Info: www.royalcitygogos.org/artisan-products.html.
Friday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov 8
Macbeth, presented by the departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, in the Studio Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. General admission $20, students and seniors $10, see www.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 14
Collaborative Alchemy, an exhibition of work by Pierre Leichner, Phyllis Schwartz and Edward Peck, at Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Opening reception Nov. 1, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with artist’s talk on Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Singer-songwriter Don Amero performs in the Studio Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
Saturday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 30
Artificial Intelligence, an exhibition of work by Amy Chang, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., with opening reception Nov. 2 at noon. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.
Friday, Nov. 8
Tales of Bravery and Stupidity, a show by Bruce McCulloch, 8 p.m. in the James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.
Friday, Nov. 8 to Friday, Nov. 15
Switch Triptych, presented by the departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, Douglas College. General admission $20, students and seniors $10, see www.brownpapertickets.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Aboriginal Voices: An Evening of Poetry and Prose, featuring readings and discussion by Aboriginal writers, 7 p.m. in the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Douglas College, Room 4650, 700 Royal Ave. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Introduction to Neurographica, with Alina Smolyansky, a ParkArt workshop offered by IMPACT Parkinson’s for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends, 10 a.m. to noon, $30. Registration and info: 604-525-2631, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.impactparkinsons.com.
Music at Queens concert series, featuring The Squares barbershop harmony ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 adult, seniors/students $15, children kindergarten to Grade 7 $10. Info: www.queensavenue.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
In Their Words: A Royal City Reading Series, hosted by Ruth Kozak with three feature presenters, 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: www.rclas.com.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Music Department Showcase Concert, part of the Arts at One concert series at Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., 1 p.m. Free. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Shaun Majumder’s HATE Tour, featuring the Canadian comedian in his new stand-up show tackling themes of intolerance and prejudice, 8 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $45, plus service charges, through www.ticketstonight.ca.
Douglas College Choirs in Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church. General admission $15, seniors $10, students free. Tickets available at the door.
Music at Queens concert series, featuring the West Coast Symphony Orchestra with pianist Spencer Tsai, 7:30 p.m., by donation. Info: www.queensavenue.org.
The Project Ensemble, onstage 7:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre as part of the Vancouver Chamber Music Society series, 7:30 p.m. Info and tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca.
Writing the Hero/Heroine’s Journey, a workshop offered by Royal City Literary Arts Society, facilitated by Carol Johnson, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., $15 members, $25 non-members. Info: www.rclas.com; pre-register at email@example.com.
Monday, Nov. 25
Zappostrophe, featuring music technology faculty playing the music of Frank Zappa and more, 7:30 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.
Sunday, Dec. 8
Music at Queens concert series, featuring the 22nd annual Carols and Bells, with handbell choirs and Christmas carols, 7 p.m. Tickets $20 adult, seniors/students $15, children kindergarten to Grade 7 $10. Info: www.queensavenue.org.
Friday, Dec. 13
Christmas With Sinatra, 8 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets: 604-684-2787 or see www.masseytheatre.com.
Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14
Night of Wonder, a Christmas concert by Amabilis Singers, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.amabilissingers.org.
Saturday, Dec. 21
A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, bringing the holiday classic to life with giant masks and whimsical puppets. Tickets: 604-684-2787 or www.masseytheatre.com.
Meditation at the Gallery, sessions every Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Gallery at Queen`s Park, led by Lyn Sakari. By donation, with suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Info and registration through www.tinyurl.com/MeditationQP2019 or www.sitwithsakari.com.
Spoken Ink reading series, hosted by the Burnaby Writers’ Society, is at the Deer Lake Gallery on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August). For info and writers’ news, see www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com.
Plaskett Gallery seeks submissions from artists interested in exhibiting their work in 2020, with one- and two-month spots potentially available. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. Full details at www.masseytheatre.com.
Children’s handbell choir invites new ringers in grades 3 to 7 to take part. Group meets Mondays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Children from New West and surrounding areas are welcome; no charge. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Flame New West seeks storytellers for a new season of storytelling evenings at the Plaskett Gallery – new storytellers, veteran performers and all in between are welcome to apply. Four sessions are coming up on Sunday evenings: an LGBTQ2S+ edition on Oct. 20, an “adult” edition on March 1 and two regular evenings on Dec. 8 and June 14. Email email@example.com with questions, pitches and more.
Love to sing? The Maple Leaf Singers are inviting people to audition for the dynamic show chorus. All voices welcome. Call 778-245-4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the choir, see www.mapleleafsingers.com.
Spoken Ink reading series, the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., presented by the Burnaby Writers’ Society, with featured readers plus open mic. Info: burnabywritersnews.blogspot.com.
Writers meet-up, hosted by the local writing organization The Other Eleven Months, which has been hosting write-ins around the Lower Mainland for 12 years. Sessions run Wednesdays from 5 to 8:50 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas library branch (7311 Kingsway) for writers of all kinds. Drop in, no registration required. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Drop in and do art, at the New West Artists Gallery, 712 C 12th St., Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your own art supplies and paint, draw, sketch, doodle, colour or whatever you like, $2 or by donation. Info: www.newwestartists.com.
Calling all artists: New Westminster Environmental Partners is calling for artists to create work inspired by the Brunette River and its tributaries, for an exhibition at the Plaskett Gallery in March 2020. Artists working in all mediums are invited to submit. For info, email email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Email entertainment listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.