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What's happening this weekend in New West? Our top picks for May 12 to 14

Comedy, art and live music — head out for these five events in New West
Join an energetic bodywork session at Sea2Sky Wellness Studio on Sunday, May 14

You probably have your Mother's Day weekend already planned out. If not, here are five events that you could attend with your moms and turn the special day into a special weekend. 

Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14

Live comedy

No matter how ho-hum your week was, here’s something to lighten up your weekend: a hilarious stand-up act by Montreal-based Derek Seguin. Be prepared for a night of laughter as the artist has a reputation of leaving his audience in splits — be it at the Just For Laughs festival (six times!), the Newfoundland Comedy Festival or the Grand Rire du Quebec’s Comedie Club Series. Tickets are priced at $18.

When: Thursday, May 11, 7: 30 p.m.; Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 14, 7 p.m.

Where: Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, 530 Columbia St.


Saturday, May 13

Eco-art craft time

Make this Mother’s Day extra special by turning an old four-litre milk jug into an adorable gift for your mom. Join Dr Recycle in a "junkology" workshop, organized by the Free Little Art Gallery of New West, and find a new way to tell your mom that you love her. Take your gift up a notch by also learning how to make plant-able seed art pictures from artist Merril Hall at an eco-workshop that will coincide with the milk jug craft session. No registration required, but participants are encouraged to bring an empty and clean milk jug to the event.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: New Westminster Public Library (Auditorium), 716 Sixth Ave.


Art of the Garden

Here's an art show with a twist. Unlike other art spaces where artwork strictly stays mounted on walls or housed in shelves, at Van Dop Gallery’s Annual Art of the Garden show, they are spread out in the gallery and garden grounds. Yep, you can browse through art pieces while taking a leisurely stroll in their spring garden as part of the gallery's annual Mother’s Day weekend event. While you do that, keep an eye out for a collection of bright fused glass creations — apt for both home and garden decor — by artist Violet Finvers, the featured artist at the event.

When: Saturday, May 13, 11 to 5 p.m.

Where: Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St.


Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14

Maple Leaf Singers 

Make this weekend all about reliving the past through music. Attend the spring show by the Maple Leaf Singers — a group that was founded more than half a century ago — as they bring back the magic of the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and other legends through a live concert in New West. Known for their varied repertoire ranging from folk, classical, rock and pop, gospel and more, the group will perform a mashup of the classic and the contemporary — from the 1960s to the 2020s. Tickets are priced at $27.

When: Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m.

Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia St.


Sunday, May 14

Energetic bodywork

End the weekend with a chance to get to know your body better. As part of its grand opening, Sea2Sky Wellness Club is offering a class called “Kundalini and Energetic Bodywork” that, as per the event description, will help awaken the energy located at the base of the spine aka kundalini in Sanskrit. The two-hour guided workshop by Coral-Lei and Theda might be just what you were looking for to jumpstart a brand-new week. The class is priced at $55. 

When: May 14, 6 p.m.

Where: Sea2Sky Wellness Club, 428 Columbia St.