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What’s happening this weekend in New West? Our top picks from June 8 to June 11

Do you want to knit, dance or take a sound bath?
Join a group of knitting enthusiasts at Arrieta Art Studio this weekend for a free and fun session with yarn and needles Photo: Burak Karademir/Moment/Getty Images

Don't let the sizzling temperatures fool you into planning a weekend out in the sun. The bright and sunny days will give way to grey skies and showers in the later half of the week. But that doesn't mean you have to sit cooped up at home — here, we have a rundown of events that are not just exciting but also rain proof.

Thursday, June 8

June Revue

It’s that time of the year when a fresh batch of graduates step up on the stage to bowl us over with their talent. Students from the New Westminster Secondary School’s music department are all geared up to give us a glimpse of the many musical pursuits they explored through the year. Expect a striking mix of performances featuring concert bands, jazz bands, a mass choir and strings at The Annual June Revue — the NWSS music department’s biggest event of the year. You can join in by grabbing a ticket priced $12.

Where: Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave.)

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Details: Massey Theatre website

Saturday, Jun 10

Sound bath meditation

Take some time out for yourself this weekend to relax, refresh and restore. A sound bath session by meditation teacher, reiki practitioner and sound bath musician Lyn Sakari, promises all that and more. Sakari will be using her crystal tone alchemy singing bowls to create the kind of music that will help your nervous system calm. Participants can choose to either lie down or stay seated through the one-hour session; and are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, blankets, pillows and eye coverings. The tickets are priced at $25 per person. For questions, send an email to

Where: The gallery at Queen’s Park

When: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Details: Eventbrite

Sunday, June 11

Neurodivergknit session

Spend this summer learning the skills to make a chunky knit blanket for winter. Every Sunday, Arrieta Art Studio hosts a free knitting class for beginners, pros and those who are neurodivergent. In the three-hour session, you will be guided by Destiny, a freelance fibre artist and founder of Neurodivergknit, to interlace yarn loops. Learning to knit offers more than just the opportunity to flaunt a self-knit sweater — it can contribute to your mental wellness too, per Destiny. The event is free; donations are accepted.

Where: Arrieta Art Studio, 707 Front St.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details: Eventbrite

Thursday, June 8 to Saturday, June 10

Anne of Green Gables

This weekend, revisit the popular classic of the 1900s — Anne of Green Gables — in a live play. LM Montgomery’s popular children’s novel of the 20th century follows the misadventures of Anne Shirley, “a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match,” as she wins over the hearts of not just her adopted family but the whole of Prince Edward Island. Watch this poignant story of love, home and family come into life as a lively musical staged by The Stage Musical Theatre Academy as part of their youth musical theatre festival. Tickets are priced between $13.50 and $20.50.

Where: Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St.

When: 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 8; 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9; 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 10

Details: Anvil Centre website

The Aristocats KIDS

If you are a fan of animated movies featuring feline fun, here’s a movie suggestion: The animated romantic musical comedy from the 1970s, The Aristocats. Before you plan a watch party, here’s an even better idea — watch it live in a musical by the Stage Musical Theatre Academy. Follow the plot of a family of Parisian cats who inherit a fortune from their millionairess owner, but find themselves in a challenging situation. Will the cat and her kittens manage to keep the money? Find out at this performance that’s appropriate for ages five plus. Tickets are priced between $13.50 and $20.50.

Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia St.

When: 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9; 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10

Details: Anvil Centre website

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