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Must-Do List: 5 arty events in New Westminster this week

Adore ABBA? Savour the Supremes? Massey Theatre has some shows for you.
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Glass pieces by Violet Finvers are featured as part of the Art of the Garden show, coming June 4 to Van Dop Gallery in New Westminster.

Where has May gone? If you feel the month has gone by in a blur, you’re not alone. But it’s not too late to take advantage of some of the arts and entertainment happenings coming your way in New Westminster this month. 

Here are five top picks for the week ahead:

ABRA Cadabra

Mamma Mia! If you’ve been hankering to take a chance and become a dancing queen before you meet your Waterloo, then this one is most definitely for you. Join ABRA Cadabra for their internationally celebrated tribute to ABBA, onstage at the Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave.) on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets and info at the Tickets NW website.

 

Leaders of the Pack

If you’re a fan of girl groups from the golden era of pop, then this show needs to be on your agenda. Join Chicago-based rockers The Lovettes for Leaders of the Pack at Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave.) on Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. The trio puts their own twist on hits from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s through the music of icons from the Andrews Sisters to the Supremes.Get tickets and info at the Tickets NW website.

 

Last Monday at the Movies

Join the Arts Council of New Westminster for the next instalment in its popular film series with a screening of Quickening at Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave.), coming Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Haya Waseem’s film of a Pakistani Canadian teenager whose two identities come into conflict when she falls in love with a classmate. Tickets are $9 general admission, or $8 for students and seniors. You can pay cash at the door or buy online.

 

House of Comedy

Need a good laugh? Well, duh. Of course you do. House of Comedy in downtown New Westminster (530 Columbia St.) has an array of tempting show options coming up. You can catch headliner Kate Quigley May 26 through 29, a Laughter Zone 101 comedy showcase on May 27, and the finals of the Funniest Person With a Day Job contest on May 31. Find tickets and info online.

 

Art of the Garden

Ready to celebrate the arrival of spring? You can do so in artistic style at Van Dop Gallery next weekend.

The gallery is inviting folks in to its Art of the Garden show on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’re invited to stop in to the Sapperton gallery (421 Richmond St.) to check out the annual show featuring new, original works of art, plus a special collection of unique glass pieces by guest artist Violet Finvers. The show also features work by Motoko Baum.

For information or to RSVP, email trudy@vandopgallery.com or see the gallery's website.

 

Got an event for the Must-Do List? Email Julie, jmaclellan@newwestrecord.ca.