What's up in New West? New arts listings Jan. 6


To Saturday, Jan.  7

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H.E. Bergman and Season’s Greetings, two exhibitions at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., featuring the engravings of Bergman and seasonal greeting cards and other art. In the BAG family Sunday studio drop-ins, 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 and Jan. 8. Information: www.burnabyartgallery.ca or 604-297-4422.


To Saturday, Jan. 14

Satirical Pop of Colour, a group exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.


To Sunday, Jan. 15

Warrior Spirit, an exhibition honouring the Japanese Canadian veterans of the First World War, ongoing at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org


To Sunday, Jan. 22

CHILDREN, a new exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring installations from six artists in six different countries, exploring identity, philosophy, memory and social institutions through the subject matter of children. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.


To Friday, Jan. 27

Unity of Spirits, a new exhibition of work at the Anvil Centre Community Art Space, featuring linocut prints by participants in the Union Gospel Mission’s Healing Through Art program. With opening reception Dec. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. All welcome, admission free. Info: www.anvilcentre.com.


To Sunday, Jan. 29

Ephemera from the Paper Hound, an off-site exhibition by Burnaby Art Gallery at the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., open during library hours. Free. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

The Gallery at Queen’s Park features work from the Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., with late-night opening Wednesdays to 8 p.m. Gallery will be closed Dec. 17 to Jan. 3, reopening Jan. 4. Info: www.acnw.ca.


To Monday, Jan. 30

Heather Aston: Waiting To Bloom/Waiting To Fly, an off-site exhibition by Burnaby Art Gallery at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., open during library hours. Free. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.


To Tuesday, Jan. 31

Prisms, an exhibition of work by YoungHwa Cha-Hach, at the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and during events at the theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.comor call 604-517-5900.




Wednesday, Jan. 11

Periscope, a staged reading with Megan Phillips, kicking off the new Way Off-Broadway Wednesday series in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.


Wednesday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 13

Site Stories, an exhibition of work by Grade 10 students at New Westminster Secondary School. Opening reception Jan. 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with exhibition open during school hours Jan. 12 and 13, in the library at New Westminster Secondary School, 835 Eighth St. Info: www.nwsssitestories.blogspot.ca.


Wednesday, Jan. 18

Canadian fringe legend TJ Dawe brings a preview of his new show, Roller Coaster, to the stage as part of the new Way Off-Broadway Wednesday series in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.


Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21

Concord Floral, a teen production of playwright Jordan Tannahill’s teen thriller, starring young performers from B.C., 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $10 to $25. Buy at 604-205-3000 or tickets.shadboltcentre.com.


Friday, Jan. 20 to Thursday, April 6

Hank Bull: Connexion, an exhibition of work by the multimedia artist and the last stop on a cross-country tour, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Opening reception Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Artist talk with Hank Bull Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Workshop on shadow puppets, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. ($23). In the BAG Family Sundays on Feb. 12 (shadow puppets) and March 12 (colour transparencies), 1 to 4 p.m., free. Art tour Tuesday, Feb. 14, 12:15 p.m.; tea and tour on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info and event registration: www.burnabyartgallery.caor 604-297-4422.


Saturday, Jan. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 11

Kukwits’men (father’s son), an exhibition of contemporary aboriginal artwork by Gigaemi Kukwits and Zee Kwakwee Baker, at the Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., open Tuesday to Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Opening ceremony on Jan. 21 at noon, with First Nations song protocol, storytelling and drumming, followed by reception. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.orgor 604-298-7322.


Tuesday, Jan. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 5

Shaw Shorts!, an evening of George Bernard Shaw work by City Stage New West, featuring Renee Bucciarelli, Luc Roderique and Simon Webb, directed by Laura McLean, at Galbraith House, 131 Eighth St., New West. Shows at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Jan. 28, 29, Feb. 4 and 5. Info: www.citystagenewwest.org.


Wednesday, Jan. 25

World Poetry presents Come As Your Favourite Poet, with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Kozue Uzawa, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave., with book launch of Candice James’ City of Dreams: The New Westminster Poems. Free raffle and refreshments. To register and for info, contact Ariadne Sawyer at ariadnes@uniserve.comor call 604-526-4729.

Story Story LIE, an interactive storytelling game show hosted by comedienne Jo Dworschak as part of the new Way Off-Broadway Wednesday series in the back room at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. 7:30 p.m. Features performers Jan Bannister, Devon More, Katrina Bennett, Morriss Bartlett and Megan Milton. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.


Thursday, Jan. 26

Western Promises, an evening of reimagining music from classic western films and television by the trio of guitarist Dave Sikula, organist/keyboardist Chris Gestrin and drummer Jesse Cahill, 7 p.m. at Old Crow Coffee, 655 Front St., $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, open to all ages. Tickets at westernpromises.brownpapertickets.com.


Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27

Broken Picture Artists, this year’s cohort of the bachelor of performing arts program at Douglas College, presents their newest interdisciplinary work, Anamnesis, at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 regular, $15 for seniors and students. Buy through www.ticketsnw.ca or call 604-521-5050.


Saturday, Jan. 28

International Guitar Night, featuring international guitarists Lulu Reinhardt of Belgium, Luca Stricagnoli of Italy, Chrystian Dozza of Brazil and Debashish Bhattacharya of India, 8 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $35 regular, $25 students and seniors, $10 for children under 12. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.


Friday, Feb. 3 to Saturday, Feb. 18

The Little Mermaid, presented by Align Entertainment, onstage at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby, with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $39 regular, $27 for students/seniors/children, with Thrifty Thursdays tickets for $25. Tickets at www.vtixonline.com. Also inclides a Family Day matinee on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., with pre-matinee activities at noon – all tickets $15, with proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Theatre Scholarship Fund. Info: www.alignentertainment.ca.


Saturday, Feb. 18

Bittergirl The Musical, the Arts Club on Tour production, at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., New West, 8 p.m. Tickets $45, or $35 students/seniors, www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.



Arts Council of New Westminster and Royal City Farmers Market are accepting applications from visual artists to take part in a pop-up group exhibition during the AGM and conference of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets, March 3 to 5 in New West. Submissions must include a selection of eight to 10 high-quality images, contact information, artist statement and CV. See www.acnw.ca or email info@artscouncilnewwest.org.

LitFest New West is accepting submissions for the LitFest New West Short Story Competition. All stories must be fiction and set in New Westminster. Prize money available for winners in adult and youth (12-13, 14-15, and 16-18) categories. Adult entries must be 1,200 to 1,500 words; youth entries 500 to 1,000. Entries must be emailed to info@acnw.caby midnight on Jan. 15, 2017. Info: www.litfestnewwest.com.

Enjoy singing? Burnaby Pacemakers’ Choir is looking for sopranos and altos. Music is light and varied. Choir rehearses on Tuesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., running until Feb. 7, 2017, at Gordon Presbyterian Church, 7457 Edmonds St., Burnaby. Phone 604-298-4843 or 604-434-9737. 

Newcomers’ Choir meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone interested in improving their English-language or music skills, with an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity. Free. See www.miusc.ca, or, for more, call 604-781-4704.

Dance for Fun’s Swing and Country Club, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, with music and lessons, plus snack bar. Enjoy the whole evening, including lesson, for $12, or dance only for $5. Email byronstarr@telus.net or call 778-709-8880 for information, or see www.meetup.com/Dance-For-Fun-Vancouver-Social-Dancing-Meetup/ for details.

Email entertainment listings to jmaclellan@newwestrecord.ca.

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