10 things to do in Burnaby this November

Janet Anderson has an art exhibition at Burnaby Neighbourhood House North House, 4908 Hastings St., open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meet-the-artist open house on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Info: [email protected] or 604-294-5444.

Burnaby Art Gallery presents Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads, a retrospective of the work of Canadian artist and master printmaker Anna Wong, at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca. Gallery admission by donation.

What: Stroll through the streets of Burnaby Village Museum to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre performances, community choirs, street characters and musicians. Many family-favourite activities are back including craft for children, baking in the Farmhouse and visits with Father Christmas.

Black and White, a show and sale by New West Artists at the Network Hub, upstairs at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., open Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Free.

What:  Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 – North Burnaby. Parade begins at 10:40 am from the underground parking lot of the McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street. Ceremony begins at 11 am at the Cenotaph in Confederation Park.

Charlene Vickers: Speaking with Hands and Territories, an installation at SFU Gallery designed to respond to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and issues surrounding the stewardship and occupation of Indigenous lands. Its open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at the galley at Room 3004 (Level 3) in the Academic Quadrangle at 8888 University Dr. Info: www.sfu.ca/galleries.

Face It!, an exhibition of mixed-media art by Ornella Maruccio-Balhomme, at the Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor north, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New West. Info: www.douglascollege.ca/artsevents.

What: An evening of soul and rhythm with Tanika Charles. In a few short years, Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene.

Parallel, an exhibition of mixed media work by Susan Jessop, Frankie Watt-Elphinstone and Kenneth Yuen, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org or 604-298-7322.

When: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018 Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday) Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby Admission: Free

Wordplay New West, with host Julia Schoennagel, a special Day of the Dead edition of the writing prompt session, featuring tarot card writing prompts as well as the New West Artists Black & White art show for inspiration. Bring your writing tools and paper. Info: www.rclas.com.

Analog Vinyl Fair, 7 to 11 p.m. at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., featuring record collectors and vendors, plus music by the Patrick Kao trio, beer by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and food by Longtail Kitchen. Free, but indicate interest by signing up through www.eventbrite.ca.

What:  Swedish Cultural Societys 2018 Swedish Christmas Market features two days of holiday gift shopping for others and yourself. Coffee, drinks, sandwiches and pastries will be available for purchase.

Tales from Ovid, presented by Douglas College departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, at the colleges Studio Theatre, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $20 regular, $10 for students, seniors, matinees and Talkback Tuesdays. Tickets and show times: talesfromovid.bpt.me.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park Price: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per child/youth/adult 65+. Registration required.  Bardcode 7474

A Christmas Story: The Musical, presented by Align Entertainment at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Info: www.alignentertainment.com.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Friday, January 4, 2019 Time: Various times Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave Burnaby Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65

Reclaim, an exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery, third floor, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring virtual reality work Biidaaban: First Light by Lisa Jackson, and rock salt construction Detritus by Jonathan Schipper. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with talk by Schipper at 7 p.m. To reserve virtual reality headset for opening night, email [email protected] call 604-875-1865. Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, with late evening opening until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Exhibition will resume in the new year from Jan. 4 to 27. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.

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Fall Festival of Gospel Song, featuring the Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple Band and Songsters, plus special guests the Shaughnessy Heights United Church Choir, 7:30 p.m. at the temple at 7195 Cariboo Rd. Admission by donation at the door. Info: 604-525-7311.

Coast Salish drumming demonstration by Brandon Gabriel – Kwelexwecten, 2 to 4 p.m. at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Free, but register through www.eventbrite.com. Info: 604-298-7322 or www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

New West Craft market at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

The Piano Teacher, an Arts Club on Tour production, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 604-205-3000 or tickets.shadboltcentre.com. Info: www.artsclub.com.

Burnaby is packed with fun events in November, including Deer Lake Craft Festival, Heritage Christmas, and more. Here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra launches its season with a pops concert at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., 2 p.m., by donation at the door.

Roughing it in the Bush, Episode 2, a Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays presentation featuring Tara Travis, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Pay what you can; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 Time: 11 am to 1 pm Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby Admission: Free

Moments Remixed, a mixed media exhibition by David Pacholko, at the Gallery at Queens Park, Centennial Lodge. Open Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Opening reception Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Inter/action with the artist Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 to 4 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

Mary Walsh, the Canadian comedian, actor and mental health advocate, is onstage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8 p.m., $40, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

Italian house music legend Angelo Ferreri makes his Vancouver scene debut at Magnetiq Club Lounge, 27 Church St., New West, with an exclusive three-hour set. Info and tix: www.showpass.com/angeloferrerinewwest.

What:  Watch crows stream to their evening roost and learn about these interesting and intelligent birds. Ages 13+

The If Series, a geeky social with the Wylde Wood Collective to talk art, music, literature, media, making, cosplay, gaming and live action role play. Runs 6 to 9 p.m. in the food hall at River Market. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.

What:  Tony O’Regan guides participants in an art activity inspired by the paintings of J.M.W. Turner.

St. Aidans Presents, a concert featuring jazz vocalist Sara Kim and jazz pianist Dan Reynolds, 7:30 p.m. at St. Aidans Presbyterian Church, 1320 Seventh Ave. Refreshments follow with chance to meet the artists. Tickets $15, at the door or call 604-524-9056.

What: Visit Santa and enjoy hot chocolate, hot dogs, entertainment and activities. Great for all ages.

Heritage, the Canadian premiere of the play by Nicola McCartney, presented by Douglas College at the colleges Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $20 general, $10 for seniors, students, matinees and Talkback Tuesdays. For tickets and show times, see heritage.brownpapertickets.com.

Art on the Spot, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with look-alike artist/instructor Tony ORegan guiding participants in an art activity inspired by the paintings of J.M.W. Turner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Seasons Eatings, an exhibition and sale of work by Burnaby Potters Guild, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Capitol Hill Hall, 361 South Howard Ave., North Burnaby. Info: www.burnabypottersguild.yolasite.com.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic event, 7 to 9 p.m. at the new South Slope community hall, 5024 Rumble St. Performers should arrive at 6:15 p.m. to register (first seven are guaranteed a spot). Open mic from 7 to 8:30, with special guest performer from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Cost to attend is by donation, with suggest donation of $4 per person. Proceeds go towards the renovation and upkeep of the hall. For information, call 604-431-0400 or see www.burnabynh.ca.

With Glowing Hearts, a Remembrance Day concert by the Vancouver Welsh Mens Choir and the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, 2:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $30 regular, $28 senior/veteran, $15 student/child (plus service charges). Book through www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Arts Council of New Westminster is seeking performing artists and cultural groups to take part in the inaugural Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program, Dec. 18 to 29 – a celebration of the winter season and the approaching new year. Groups welcome to present performances and demonstrations of all kinds: music, poetry, fashion, storytelling, dance, etc. Deadline for proposals is Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Info: www.tinyurl.com/AnvilWinterArts.

Coffee CArt, a new social enterprise project thats being proposed by the Arts Council of New Westminster, invites residents to take part in a visioning session to help make the concept a reality. Doors at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., free, but please register ahead. Info: www.tinyurl.com/NWCoffeeCart.

Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings from 1964, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Opening reception Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., and exhibition runs Nov. 16 to Jan. 13. Special events include a lecture on diversity and inclusion on Nov. 23; a curators tour on Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.; and In the BAG family Sunday drop-ins on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca or 604-297-4422.

Charlene Vickers: Speaking with Hands and Territories, an installation at SFU Gallery designed to respond to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and issues surrounding the stewardship and occupation of Indigenous lands. Its open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. at the galley at Room 3004 (Level 3) in the Academic Quadrangle at 8888 University Dr. Info: www.sfu.ca/galleries.

Steve Maddocks Jazzed Up Broadway, part of the Music at Queens Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, $10 for children (kindergarten to Grade 7). Info and tickets: www.queensavenue.org.

New West Craft market at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

Vintage Swing, with Company B Jazz Band and DJ Afonso, a night of social swing dancing and a concert in one, 8 p.m. at Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St. Tickets $25 regular, $15 seniors and students, plus service charges, www.ticketsnw.ca.

Paint and Sip Nights at 100 Braid Street Studios, offering a night of beverages, refreshments and a chance to receive step-by-step instruction from a professional artist to create your own painting. Each night costs $35, or $60 for two adults registering together, and runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A variety of upcoming themes are offered. See www.100braidststudios.com.

PechaKucha New West, Vol. 21, 8 p.m. at Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave., $10. Info and tickets: www.tinyurl.com/PKNewWest21.

Art workshops as part of the Paints n Bloom art show and sale, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at GardenWorks at Mandeville, 4746 Marine Dr. Beginner watercolour class 10 a.m. to noon, led by Audrey Bakewell; Christmas card making, 1 to 3 p.m., led by Wendy Mould. Workshops $40 each, per person. Register by calling Wendy at 604-314-2232.

MINE, a Theatre Replacement production exploring mother-son relationships through the lens of the computer construction game Minecraft, 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15 through $36, tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

Leave No Trace, screening for Last Mondays at the Movies (for one time only, on the second-to-last Monday of the month), 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, $9, or $8 for students/seniors. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050 (or cash only at the door). Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

Moments Remixed, a mixed media exhibition by David Pacholko, at the Gallery at Queens Park, Centennial Lodge. Open Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Opening reception Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Inter/action with the artist Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 to 4 p.m. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

Art workshops as part of the Paints n Bloom art show and sale, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at GardenWorks at Mandeville, 4746 Marine Dr. Beginner watercolour class 10 a.m. to noon, led by Audrey Bakewell; Christmas card making, 1 to 3 p.m., led by Wendy Mould. Workshops $40 each, per person. Register by calling Wendy at 604-314-2232.

Childrens handbell choir seeks new ringers in grades 3 through 7. Choir meets Mondays, 3:45 to 5 p.m., from Oct. 15 to Dec. 3 at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New West. No fee. Limited to 11 ringers, so register ahead. Theres still space for a few more ringers. Info: 604-522-1606 or email [email protected]

Paints n Bloom, an art show and sale in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C., featuring the work of Audrey Bakewell and Wendy Mould, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at GardenWorks at Mandeville, 4746 Marine Dr., Burnaby.

Live at the Gallery, the monthly concert series at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., featuring Kyla Coopman and the Rocket Fuel Band, 7 to 9 p.m. Admission by donation, but book space through www.eventbrite.com. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

New members called to join Vivo Childrens Choir for a new season of music making. Three choir levels for children in Grade 2 and up; no auditions required, and all are welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster. Choir performs two main concerts a year. Info: www.vivochildrenschoir.com.

Gamma Garage art workshop, covering art gifts for the holidays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4908 Hastings St., $15 per person (maximum of 12 participants). Supplies included, but bring your own hair dryer. To register, call 604-294-5444 or email [email protected]

Coffee CArt, a new social enterprise project thats being proposed by the Arts Council of New Westminster, invites residents to take part in a visioning session to help make the concept a reality. Doors at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., free, but please register ahead. Info: www.tinyurl.com/NWCoffeeCart.

The Little Mermaid Jr., presented by the Childrens Theatre of Richmond Association, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., www.ticketsnw.ca.

With Glowing Hearts, a Remembrance Day concert by the Vancouver Welsh Mens Choir and the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, 2:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $30 regular, $28 senior/veteran, $15 student/child (plus service charges). Book through www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Dean Brody brings his Dirt Road Stories acoustic Canadian tour to Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. show. With special guest Tenille Arts. Tickets $50, $60 and $70, available starting Aug. 24 at 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca.

A Little Lunch Music at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, featuring acoustic folk-pop songsmith Reid Jamieson, music noon to 1 p.m., buffet lunch ($12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Poetry New Westminster, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society on Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. (except holiday weekends) at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Each Sunday features two poets and an open mic. Search for Poetry New Westminster on Facebook for the latest schedule.

Jazz Jam, hosted by Cory Weeds, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Musicians of all ages and abilities invited to drop in on an evening of jazz music from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre.com.

Dean Brody brings his Dirt Road Stories acoustic Canadian tour to Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. show. With special guest Tenille Arts. Tickets $50, $60 and $70, available starting Aug. 24 at 604-521-5050 or www.ticketsnw.ca.

Roughing it in the Bush, Episode 3, a Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays presentation featuring Jess Amy Shead, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Pay what you can; reservations recommended at 604-759-0819. Info: www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.

Leave No Trace, screening for Last Mondays at the Movies (for one time only, on the second-to-last Monday of the month), 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, $9, or $8 for students/seniors. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050 (or cash only at the door). Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

Pianist John Stetch, a six-time Juno Award nominee, plays at Old Crow Coffee Co., 655 Front St., as part of the Up Close Recital Society series. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at johnstetch.brownpapertickets.com.

Tales from Ovid, presented by Douglas College departments of theatre and stagecraft & event technology, at the colleges Studio Theatre, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $20 regular, $10 for students, seniors, matinees and Talkback Tuesdays. Tickets and show times: talesfromovid.bpt.me.

New West Craft Winter Night Market, 6 to 9:30 p.m., featuring food, beverages, live music and shopping from a selection of artisan vendors. Two locations: at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., and at 100 Braid Street Studios. Free and family-friendly.

O Christmas Tea, a British comedy at Massey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $34 regular, $19 children. To purchase call 604-521-5050 or see www.ticketsnw.ca.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic event, 7 to 9 p.m. at the new South Slope community hall, 5024 Rumble St. Performers should arrive at 6:15 p.m. to register (first seven are guaranteed a spot). Open mic from 7 to 8:30, with special guest performer from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Cost to attend is by donation, with suggest donation of $4 per person. Proceeds go towards the renovation and upkeep of the hall. For information, call 604-431-0400 or see www.burnabynh.ca.

Plaskett Gallery is seeking artists for exhibitions from May to December 2019, with one- or two-month exhibition opportunities. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. All mediums welcome; sculptures not included. For info, email [email protected] or call 604-517-5900.

Carols and Bells, the 21st annual edition of the popular festive concert that includes handbell choirs of varying ages, plus a chance to sing along to familiar carols. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, $10 for children (kindergarten to Grade 7). Info: www.queensavenue.org.

Women invited to send submissions to Caitlin Press for BIG: Thoughts on a Plus-Size Life, an anthology of writing from women of all ages, orientations, colours and backgrounds. Non-fiction works between 2,000 and 4,000 words are invited. See www.tinyurl.com/CaitlinPressPlusSize for the full submission details. Submissions are open now and ongoing until April 1, 2019.

Plaskett Gallery is seeking artists for exhibitions from May to December 2019, with one- or two-month exhibition opportunities. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. All mediums welcome; sculptures not included. For info, email [email protected] or call 604-517-5900.

Arts Council of New Westminster is seeking performing artists and cultural groups to take part in the inaugural Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program, Dec. 18 to 29 – a celebration of the winter season and the approaching new year. Groups welcome to present performances and demonstrations of all kinds: music, poetry, fashion, storytelling, dance, etc. Deadline for proposals is Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Info: www.tinyurl.com/AnvilWinterArts.

Circuit Fridays, featuring underground house music with DJs Darius Kramer, Dezyman and Hixz, with special guests, the second and last Friday of the month at Magnetiq Nightclub, 27 Church St., $10 at the door, doors 9:30 p.m.

Burnaby Arts Council is calling for submissions for Luminescence IV, the fourth edition of its show celebrating the spring equinox with works on the theme of light. Visual artists in all media encouraged to apply. Show will be held March 16 to April 16, 2019. Submission deadline is Jan. 16, 2019 at 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org/2019-call-luminescence-iv.

Childrens handbell choir seeks new ringers in grades 3 through 7. Choir meets Mondays, 3:45 to 5 p.m., from Oct. 15 to Dec. 3 at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New West. No fee. Limited to 11 ringers, so register ahead. Theres still space for a few more ringers. Info: 604-522-1606 or email [email protected]

Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meets Tuesdays at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave. Info: 604-522-7468 or burnabyfolkdance.org.

Queens Academy offers a non-profit musical theatre program in Burnaby for children aged two to 12. Registration now open at queensacademy.weebly.com.

New members called to join Vivo Childrens Choir for a new season of music making. Three choir levels for children in Grade 2 and up; no auditions required, and all are welcome. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster. Choir performs two main concerts a year. Info: www.vivochildrenschoir.com.

Volunteers required to help the Burnaby Arts Council in a variety of capacities, including gallery coordinator and volunteer coordinator. Prospective volunteers should fill out an application form – its available at www.tinyurl.com/BACVolunteers – and return it to the gallery. For more details, see www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322.

Dance and laugh the night away with round dance and/or square dance lessons. Round dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing done in a circle; lessons Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Charles Rummel Hall, 3630 Lozells Ave. Modern square dancing is done to modern music with groups of eight people in a square; lessonsTuesdays from 7 to 8:20 p.m. at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St. Couples and singles welcome, no special clothes required. For info, contact Pat at 604-521-7497.

Poetry New Westminster, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society on Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. (except holiday weekends) at the Heritage Grill back room, 447 Columbia St. Each Sunday features two poets and an open mic. Search for Poetry New Westminster on Facebook for the latest schedule.

Paint and Sip Nights at 100 Braid Street Studios, offering a night of beverages, refreshments and a chance to receive step-by-step instruction from a professional artist to create your own painting. Each night costs $35, or $60 for two adults registering together, and runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A variety of upcoming themes are offered. See www.100braidststudios.com.