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What's happening in New West this weekend? Our top picks for Feb. Feb. 9 to 11

What do love, lust and ska music have in common? They’re all featured in events happening in New Westminster this weekend.
New West residents Tyler Q Felbel and Mary Adams star in The Last Romance, the Vagabond Players' latest production.

There’s an eclectic array of events happening in New West this weekend – including some great live entertainment on local stages. Here are our top picks for Feb. 9 to 11

Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10

New West Ska Punk Fest

New West Ska Punk Fest features two nights of “moon stomping, skanking and moshing.” Friday’s lineup includes Rude City Riot, Brasser, The Wavebirds and Bong Chow, while Saturday features Brehdren, Kownterpoint, S.K.A, Phonosonics and Like Bears.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Bully's Studio, 67 Sixth St
  • Details: Tickets are $20 for one night or $30 for both (Must be 19 years)

Saturday, Feb. 10

Lunar New Year

Starlight Casino New Westminster is celebrating Lunar New Year with a traditional Lion Dance Ceremony and a performance by the Fortune God. Guests will receive traditional red envelopes with commemorative year of the dragon key chains.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m.
  • Where: Starlight New Westminster, 350 Gifford St. (Must be 19 or older to enter the casino)

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet brings this Canadian classic to life in a full-length ballet, featuring musical arrangements from Anne of Green Gables – The Musical.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m.
  • Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave.
  • Details: Tickets start at $35

Sunday, Feb. 11

Super Bowl

Head to one of the local watering holes to watch Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Various pubs in New West

Until Feb. 18


Bunny, Hannah Moscovitch’s acclaimed play, explores love, lust and social inhibitions. Produced by The Search Party, the 2022 debut of Bunny at The Cultch garnered eight Jessie nominations and four wins.

  • Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia St.
  • When: Preview night on Thursday, Feb. 8 at and opening night on Friday, Feb. 9, both at 7:30 p.m. The show continues with performances on Feb. 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10, 17 and 18.
  • Details: Tickets start at $36.50, and are available at or 604.521.5050

Until Feb. 25

The Last Romance

The Vagabond Players present The Last Romance by Joe Dipietro. A synopsis states: “Just in time for Valentine's Day, this lovely story proves you are never too old to be struck by Cupid's arrow.”

  • When: Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., until Feb. 25.
  • Where: Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park.
  • Details: Info and tickets at