Heres whats up on Burnabys arts and entertainment scene

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. Info: [email protected] or 604-294-5444.

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.

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; lessons Tuesdays 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.

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. Info: www.artscouncilnewwest.org or 604-525-3244.

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.

Emergence: A Showcase of Young and Emerging Talent, in the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., and during performances in the theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

Royal City Literary Arts Society is calling for proposals for worksho9ps to take place in New Westminster in 2019, with some happening Saturday afternoons at Anvil Centre and others during LitFest New West. Proposals should be centred on the art of writing and may include the business/art of writing, prompts, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screen and stage and more. Deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 31. For full details, see www.litfestnewwest.com.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings from 1964, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. 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-in on Dec. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca or 604-297-4422.

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.

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.

Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings from 1964, at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. 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-in on Dec. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca or 604-297-4422.

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]

Hope, Peace, Love at Christmas, a concert by Amabilis Singers, with 8 p.m. concert Friday and 2 p.m. concert Saturday, at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $25, or $15 for secondary school students, and free for children under 12. Tickets through www.eventbrite.com or 604-897-7258.

Douglas College Choirs in Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets $15 general, $10 seniors, free for students, at the door.

Spirit of the Season, an open house at Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New West, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.vandopgallery.com or 604-521-7887.

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.

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.

Burnaby Lyric Opera Christmas concert fundraiser, with favourite operatic arias, duets and trios, plus Christmas carol sing-along, silent auction, gift baskets, turkey draw and more, 3 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights Christmas Market, featuring more than 100 vendors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, 6450 12th Ave., Burnaby. Entrance is free.

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]

Forte Theatre Society presents The Shoemaker and the Elves, at Brookfield Hall at Burnaby Village Museum as part of its Heritage Christmas celebrations. Free. Shows at 2, 3:30, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For Heritage Christmas info, see www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.

Original Legends of Rock n roll presents a Rock n Soul Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., featuring Garry Moore as Little Richard, Kenny Wayne as Fats Domino, Mike Henry as James Brown and Samira as Tina Turner. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Burnaby Lyric Opera Christmas concert fundraiser, with favourite operatic arias, duets and trios, plus Christmas carol sing-along, silent auction, gift baskets, turkey draw and more, 3 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets $15, through tickets.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

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.

Orchestral Favourites, a concert by the debut and senior orchestras of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., by donation. Info: www.vyso.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.

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.

An Evening of Big Band Jazz and Zappa, featuring the Douglas College Dues Band and Zappostrophe, 7:30 p.m. at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., free.

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.

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.

Forte Theatre Society presents The Shoemaker and the Elves, at Brookfield Hall at Burnaby Village Museum as part of its Heritage Christmas celebrations. Free. Shows at 2, 3:30, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For Heritage Christmas info, see www.burnabyvillagemuseum.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.facebool.com/wayoffwed.

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.

Tanika Charles, Canadian soul singer, is onstage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets $40, see tickets.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-205-3000.

Music for Winds, Brass and Percussion, a concert by the Douglas College Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble, with the NWSS Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. at Douglas Colleges Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., free.

Vancouver Welsh Mens Choir performs Sounds of Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., tickets $30 regular, $28 seniors, $15 students. Info and tickets: www.vwmc.ca.

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.

Emergence: A Showcase of Young and Emerging Talent, in the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., and during performances in the theatre. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.

FusionFest 2018, featuring the Douglas College Fusion Bands, 7:30 p.m. at Douglas Colleges Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., free.

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.

Student composition concert, featuring new compositions written and performed by Douglas College music students, 7:30 p.m. at Douglas Colleges Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., free.

Golden Age Theatre at Century House presents Does Mrs. Claus Have Menopause, 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Century House, 620 Eighth St. Tickets $8 members, $10 non-members, refreshments served. Call 604-519-1066.

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.

Student composition concert, featuring new compositions written and performed by Douglas College music students, 7:30 p.m. at Douglas Colleges Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor north, 700 Royal Ave., free.

James and Jamesy presents 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.

Forever and Ever: The Christian Musical, a benefit performance for the MS Society of Canada, B.C. and Yukon division, 8 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.foreverandevermusic.ca.

Nikkei Christmas Boutique, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., Burnaby, with jewelry, clothing, handmade porcelain, woodwork, Japanese scented soaps, Japanese-inspired treats and much more. Free admission. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org.

Golden Age Theatre at Century House presents Does Mrs. Claus Have Menopause, 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Century House, 620 Eighth St. Tickets $8 members, $10 non-members, refreshments served. Call 604-519-1066.

Winter Harp and the Vancouver Welsh Mens Choir perform a Christmas concert at Massey Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Info: www.winterharp.com. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.

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.

Gregory Popovichs Holiday Circus, a comedy pet theatre performance from Vegas, 7 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby, tickets $40 to $50, www.vtixonline.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.

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.

Dance Into Christmas, featuring the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Academy of Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.

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.

Hope, Peace, Love at Christmas, a concert by Amabilis Singers, with 8 p.m. concert Friday and 2 p.m. concert Saturday, at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $25, or $15 for secondary school students, and free for children under 12. Tickets through www.eventbrite.com or 604-897-7258.

Orchestral Favourites, a concert by the debut and senior orchestras of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., by donation. Info: www.vyso.com.

Little Red Riding Hood, a holiday musical romp by the Vagabond Players, at the Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $17 regular, $15 seniors/youth, or $12 for previews (Dec. 7 evening and Dec. 8 matinee). Info and tix: www.vagabondplayers.ca or 604-521-0412.

A Christmas Story, a concert by musica intima, 2 p.m. at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, North Burnaby. Info and tickets: www.musicaintima.org.

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. Info: [email protected] or 604-294-5444.

Original Legends of Rock n roll presents a Rock n Soul Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., featuring Garry Moore as Little Richard, Kenny Wayne as Fats Domino, Mike Henry as James Brown and Samira as Tina Turner. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Spirit of the Season, an open house at Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New West, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.vandopgallery.com or 604-521-7887.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Vivaldis Four Seasons, featuring young American violinist Benjamin Beilman, 2 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

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.

Vancouver Welsh Mens Choir performs Sounds of Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., tickets $30 regular, $28 seniors, $15 students. Info and tickets: www.vwmc.ca.

Holiday Fun, a concert by the junior and intermediate orchestras of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., by donation. Invo: www.vyso.com.

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.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents A Traditional Christmas, with host Christopher Gaze and guests EnChor and the UBC Opera Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby. Info and tickets: www.vancouversymphony.ca.

Dance Into Christmas, featuring the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Academy of Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050.

A Christmas Story, a concert by musica intima, 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, New Westminster. Info and tickets: www.musicaintima.org.

Forever and Ever: The Christian Musical, a benefit performance for the MS Society of Canada, B.C. and Yukon division, 8 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.foreverandevermusic.ca.

International Guitar Night 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $35 regular, $25 student/senior, $15 for children under 18. See www.ticketsnw.caor call 604-521-5050.

Royal City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker, 1 and 4 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Gregory Popovichs Holiday Circus, a comedy pet theatre performance from Vegas, 7 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby, tickets $40 to $50, www.vtixonline.com.

Christmas Reprise XVI, a concert by Vancouver Cantata Singers, 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., tickets $10 to $35, www.eventbrite.com.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Vivaldis Four Seasons, featuring young American violinist Benjamin Beilman, 2 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050.

Tanika Charles, Canadian soul singer, is onstage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets $40, see tickets.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-205-3000.

International Guitar Night 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $35 regular, $25 student/senior, $15 for children under 18. See www.ticketsnw.caor call 604-521-5050.

Royal City Literary Arts Society is calling for proposals for worksho9ps to take place in New Westminster in 2019, with some happening Saturday afternoons at Anvil Centre and others during LitFest New West. Proposals should be centred on the art of writing and may include the business/art of writing, prompts, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screen and stage and more. Deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 31. For full details, see www.litfestnewwest.com.

James and Jamesy presents 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 Art Gallery is seeking a new member to serve on its advisory committee. Nominations for the volunteer position will be accepted until Nov. 28. See www.tinyurl.com/BAGVolunteer2018 for all the details.

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.

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.

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; lessons Tuesdays 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.