Whether you want to shop for yourself or pick up some gifts, enjoy an evening of great entertainment- from theatre to live music, peruse through crates of vinyl albums while enjoying a beer, or get the kids out for some fun – it’s all happening this weekend in New Westminster. Here’s a look at some of this weekend’s happening around town.
Friday, Nov. 17
Group of Five and Friends fundraiser
The Group of Five and Friends Benevolent Society is holding its Let’s Make Holiday Magic Together fundraiser to buy equipment for Royal Columbian Hospital. It includes raffle tables, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a chance to socialize with other community members.
- When: Friday, Nov. 17, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park
- Details: Tickets are $40; they’re available at the door or by calling 604- 522-7196 or 604-537-8975.
A Night of Classic Soul
A Night of Classic Soul featuring Terrell Edwards and Krystle Dos Santos, who will perform iconic tunes from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. You can dance the night away, purchase drink specials and beer on tap, and enjoy a night of great music.
- When: Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Studio 1C at Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces, 735 Eighth Ave. (Massey Theatre complex)
- Details: Tickets from $25 at www.ticketsnewwest.ca.
Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18
Royal City Gogos Artisan Craft Sale
The Royal City Gogos will be selling unique, handcrafted items made by local crafters and artists at their annual Artisan Craft Sale. Other items featured at this sale include pre-loved jewelry, food and a wide variety of items perfect for gift-giving.
- When: Friday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where: Unifor hall, 326 12th St.
- Details: The Royal City Gogos support the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which supports community-based services in 15 African countries.
Through My Eyes
Through My Eyes, a Bouge de La production, brings “dance, wonder and imagination” to New West. It’s described as “A topsy-turvy playground where dance continually shifts with the context, this performance full of surprises invites audiences to see the world afresh through the eyes of a child who explores.”
- When: Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.
- Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia St.
- Details: Tickets range from $11.50 to $21.50 and are available online at www.ticketsnw.ca or by phone at 604-521-5050.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Analog Vinyl Fair and Analog After Dark
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. is hosting the eighth edition of its Analog Vinyl Fair, where folks can enjoy an evening of beer, music and vinyl. Vinyl vendors will be selling records from 5 to 9 p.m. and DJs will be playing all-vinyl sets. That will be followed by Analog After Dark, when the lights go down and DJs will play an eclectic selection of folk, percussion, hip-hop, disco and Bollywood.
- When: On Saturday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m. until “late”
- Where: The I Heart NW space in Columbia Square Plaza, #103 – 78 10th St.
- Details: Steel & Oak beer will be available for purchase.
Winter Market gives shoppers a chance to shop for homemade and retail seasonal gifts – while enjoying holiday music.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Where: Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave.
This month’s Super Saturdays at Fraser River Discovery Centre is focused on the “Wood Wide Web” – the trees and plants found in the forests of the Fraser River. Kids will enjoy assorted activities at this weekend’s program.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr.
- Details: Admission information at www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Tina Turner tribute
Luisa Marshall, a World Rock ’N’ Roll tribute artist champion, and her band will perform a tribute to Tina Turner – a celebration of the life and music of the queen of rock and roll.
- When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
- Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave.
- Details: Tickets at www.masseytheatre.com.