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What's up in New West? New arts listings Jan. 8

ON NOW To Friday, January 16 Cover Story: Album Art Reimagined, a group exhibition presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster in the Community Art Space at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: or call 604-527-4640.
Eli Bornowsky
Eli Bornowsky's Flying Machine is part of the All Is Unmentionable, Up in the Air exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery.


To Friday, January 16

Cover Story: Album Art Reimagined, a group exhibition presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster in the Community Art Space at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. Info: or call 604-527-4640.


To Sunday, January 18

All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air, an exhibition of work by Eli Bornowsky, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. By donation (suggested donation $5). Info: 604-297-4422 or


To Saturday, January 31

Art shows at the New Westminster Public Library, with a Young Creative Minds exhibition on the ramp gallery, and a New Westminster Photography Club exhibition upstairs. Info:, 604-527-4660. Library is at 716 Sixth Ave.


To Sunday, February 8

Cory Collins: Re-Mappings, an exhibition at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., part of the Burnaby Art Gallery's outreach exhibitions, featuring the work of the Newfoundland-based artist, writer and behaviour therapist. Info:





Wednesday, January 14

Artist and curator's talk and tour, with artist Eli Bornowsky and assistant curator Jennifer Cane, at Burnaby Art Gallery, in conjunction with the gallery's ongoing All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air exhibition, 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Free, no registration required. Info:, 604-297-4422.


Saturday, January 17

Mandarin language tour, at Burnaby Art Gallery, with gallery guide Dong Yue Su leading an exploration of the current Eli Bornowsky exhibition, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., noon to 1 p.m. No registration required. Suggested donation $5. Info:, 604-297-4422.

The Stuff of Stories, a workshop led by Lois Peterson, offered by the Royal City Literary Arts Society, 1 to 3 p.m. in the MLA office at 7373 Sixth St., enter at the beack. Info: Cost: $20 members, $35 non-members.


Monday, January 19

The Poetry Wars, a study group led by Carol Shillibeer, meets 7 to 9 p.m. at 100 Braid Street Studios, 100 Braid St. Info:

Writing for Kidz, a writing group for adult writers in any genre related to children, led by Max Tell, meets 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St. Info: or call 604-525-4566. Drop-in fee $5 per person, includes refreshments.


Tuesday, January 20

Getting The First Draft on the Page, a writing workshop presented by the New Westminster Public Library and Royal City Literary Arts Society, at the library, 716 sixth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 604-527-4667 or email


Thursday, January 22

International Guitar Night, featuring Brian Gore, Maneli Jamal, Diego Figueiredo and Andrew York, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre. Tickets $26 regular, $16 students and seniors, plus service charges,


Saturday, January 24

Van Django, in a bistro-style concert at Queens Avenue United Church, 7:30 p.m., featuring table seating and refreshments along with the gypsy jazz-inspired music of the string ensemble. Info:



Monday, January 26

The Trip to Italy, screening at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., in the Last Mondays at the Movies series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $9 at the door. Info:


Saturday, January 31

Burnaby Photographic Society 19th annual showcase, an evening of slide shows set to music plus a dramatic print display. Print exhibition runs all week starting Jan. 25 in the lobby at Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Showcase is at 7 p.m. in the Shadbolt’s James Cowan Theatre. Tickets $18, contact or call Chris Ostenstad at 604-351-9499. Info:


Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3,

The Odd Couple, the Arts Club on Tour production, onstage at theShadbolt Centre for the Arts. Tickets: 604-205-3000 or Info:








Poetic Justice, poetry reading sessions with two featured poets and an open mike, Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the backroom at Heritage Grill. See for the schedule and details.


Call to artists, to take part in the Arts Council of New Westminster’s 2015/16 exhibition season. Artists must submit an application package by Feb. 15. For full details, stop in to the arts council in Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park, call 604-525-3244 or see


Sponsors sought, to help New Westminster Secondary School cover the costs of its major musical production, Footloose, in February. Businesses and individuals welcome. Email or see for more details.


Newcomers' Choir, meets Saturdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in multipurpose room 2 at Edmonds  Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds St., Burnaby. For all who want to improve their language or singing skills, or both. Info:


Songwriter open mike nights, every Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Grill backroom, 447 Columbia St., New West. Write it, bring it, sing it - share your own work or just turn out to listen and support local talent. Info: 778-714-1772.


Enjoy singing? Burnaby Hospital Choir is looking for sopranos and altos to sing light, varied music. Rehearsals Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m .at the hospital. Call 604-434-9737 or 604-202-7748.


Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meet every Tuesday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night; all levels, welcome, no partner needed, drop-ins welcome. Info: 604-436-9475.





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