To Friday, December 9
Fire Ball, an exhibition of work presented by Inclusion B.C. Foundation, featuring the work of artists with intellectual disabilities, running at the Anvil Centre Community Art Space, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster. Info: www.anvilcentre.com.
To Saturday, December 10
Jayeonmi (Natural Beauty), an exhibition of multi-media work by Ilsoo Kyung, at Amelia Douglas Gallery, fourth floor, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave.
To Sunday, December 11
Forte Theatre Society presents Christmas Art Talent, at Brookfield Hall, Burnaby Village Museum, as part of the village’s Heritage Christmas festivities. Play runs at 2:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Info: www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.
To Sunday, December 18
Forever Plaid, presented by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Special Saturday matinee on Dec. 3. Tickets $20, or $18 for seniors and youth. Purchase at www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets, or call 604-521-0412.
To Tuesday, December 20
Impossible Worlds, an exhibition of work by Seadance Photography at the Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., open Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. and during theatre performances. Info: www.masseytheatre.comor 604-517-5900.
To Saturday, December 24
The Spirit of the Season, a festive exhibition celebrating the art of giving, at Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New Westminster. Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-521-7887 or www.vandopgallery.com.
To January 7, 2017
H.E. Bergman and Season’s Greetings, two exhibitions at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., featuring the engravings of Bergman and seasonal greeting cards and other art. In the BAG family Sunday studio drop-ins, 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 and Jan. 8. Information: www.burnabyartgallery.caor 604-297-4422.
To Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
Warrior Spirit, an exhibition honouring the Japanese Canadian veterans of the First World War, ongoing at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org
To Sunday, January 22, 2017
CHILDREN, a new exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., featuring installations from six artists in six different countries, exploring identity, philosophy, memory and social institutions through the subject matter of children. Info: www.newmediagallery.ca.
To Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
Ephemera from the Paper Hound, an off-site exhibition by Burnaby Art Gallery at the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., open during library hours. Free. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
To Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Heather Aston: Waiting To Bloom/Waiting To Fly, an off-site exhibition by Burnaby Art Gallery at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., open during library hours. Free. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
Monday, November 28
Come Write In, a session at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., in support of National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo participants can come write, sip tea and enjoy timed sprints, tips and encouragement from fellow writers, 6 to 8:45 p.m. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
A Tale of Love and Darkness, the film based on the memoir by Amos Oz, screens as part of the Last Mondays at the Movies series, presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West, 7:30p.m. Tickets $9, www.ticketsnw.caor cash at the door.
Tuesday, November 29
Jazz Jam at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, hosted by Cory Weeds, 6 to 8 p.m., open to musicians of all ages and abilities. Free admission. Info: www.shadboltcentre.comor call 604-291-6864.
Wednesday, November 30
NWSS winter band concert, with special guests the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra brass quintet, who will play some selections as a featured group and join the senior band for a grand finale, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets $10. See www.nwssmusic.com.
Friday, December 2
New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Academy of Dance present their annual evening of Christmas music at dance, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, featuring two guest artists from the National Ballet of Canada, Jillian Vanstone and Skylar Campbell, in the pas de deux from the Nutcracker. Tickets $19, on sale through www.ticketsnw.caor 604-521-5050. Info: www.newwestsymphony.net.
Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band brings its Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas to the stage at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St., doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $24.95, available through www.thecolumbia.ca, or call 604-522-4500.
Saturday, December 3
Art in Motion: Paintings on Parade, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth St. An interactive art event where individual artists showcase their work and show visitors how it’s done. Try your hand at watercolour, drawing and acrylic painting, or buy some original art work for Christmas gifts. Info: 604-519-1066.
New West Craft Winter Night Market, presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster at River Market, featuring more than 50 artisan vendors, plus live music, beer from Steel and Oak and wine from Pacific Breeze. Runs 6 to 9:30 p.m. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
Saturday, December 3 to Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
Satirical Pop of Colour, a group exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery, with opening reception Dec. 3 from noon to 4 p.m., 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.
Sunday, December 4
19th annual Carols and Bells, 7 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., featuring five handbell choirs and audience sing-along. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors and $10 children. Info: www.queensavenue.org/musicqueens.
SFU Choir and SFU Chamber Choir present Songs of Hope and Freedom, featuring a range of music by South African composers from the time of apartheid, 1 p.m. at the Diamond Family Auditorium, near Convocation Mall at the university’s Burnaby campus. Tickets through www.brownpapertickets.com, $20 adults, $10 concession and students. Kids 12 and under are free. Info: www.sfuchoir.ca.
One December Bright and Clear, a festive concert by Vivo Children’s Choir, 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster, $10 regular, $8 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and under. Doors open at 2:15 p.m., refreshments follow in the hall.
Monday, December 5
Writers Open Mike, at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., in support of the writers who have been taking part in National Novel Writing Month. Read or perform up to five minutes of your own work, or hear from others. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
Tuesday, December 6
Wednesday, December 7
Movies at the Market, featuring Christmas movie screenings, 3:15 p.m. in the food hall at River Market, with screening of A Christmas Carol. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
Thursday, December 8
Movies at the Market, featuring Christmas movie screenings, 3:15 p.m. in the food hall at River Market, with screening of Gremlins. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
Saturday, December 10
Christmas At Home, a concert of Christmas music presented by the Amabilis Singers, under the direction of Ramona Luengen, with pianist Ingrid Verseveldt, 2 p.m. at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $20, or free for children under 12. Available at the door, or call 604-503-2074. Info: www.amabilissingers.org.
The Carol of Christmas, a Christmas concert by Lyric Singers and guest musicians, at Burnaby Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-340-4353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving, a workshop at the Anvil Centre in conjunction with the New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition Witness Blanket, 1 to 4 p.m., $88, see www.anvilcentre.com.
Book launch, for There’s a Norseman in the Classroom!, the latest release by New West author Grayson Smith of Peppermint Toast Publishing, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at River Market, with kids’ activities, author reading, raffle prizes and book signings. Info: www.pepperminttoast.com.
Sunday, December 11
Festive Holiday Fun, presented by the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, featuring the debut and intermediate orchestras in a program that includes Rossini, Faure, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn. Info: www.vyso.com. At the Michael J. Fox Theatr,e 7373 MacPherson Ave., by donation, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13
Joy to the World, a concert presented by musica intima, 7:30 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church, 613 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Tickets $30 regular, $25 seniors, $15 students. Info: www.musicaintima.org.
NWSS dance program presents its winter performance, with productions of Round Peg and It Was All a Dream, 7 p.m. at Massey Theatre, $8 (plus service charges). Info: www.masseytheatre.com.
Wednesday, December 14
Movies at the Market, featuring Christmas movie screenings, 3:15 p.m. in the food hall at River Market, with screening of Home Alone. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
Thursday, December 15
Movies at the Market, featuring Christmas movie screenings, 3:15 p.m. in the food hall at River Market, with screening of Miracle on 34th Street. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
Saturday, December 17
A Rock’n’Roll Christmas, featuring the Fab Fourever Beatles tribute, with Zachary Stevenson as Buddy Holly, onstage at 7:30 p.m. at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Info: www.masseytheatre.com.
Sunday, December 18
A Traditional Christmas, presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., with shows at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. With host Christopher Gaze, conductor William Rowson and special guests EnChor and the UBC Opera Ensemble. Info: www.vancouversymphony.ca.
Tuesday, December 20
Wednesday, December 21
Christmas Reprise XIV, presented by the Vancouver Cantata Singers, 7:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre. Tickets $30 regular, $20 students, $10 for children and youth 16 and under. Info: www.anvilcentre.com.
Movies at the Market, featuring Christmas movie screenings, 3:15 p.m. in the food hall at River Market, with screening of Jingle All the Way. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
Thursday, December 22
Movies at the Market, featuring Christmas movie screenings, 3:15 p.m. in the food hall at River Market, with screening of Elf. Info: www.rivermarket.ca.
LitFest New West is accepting submissions for the LitFest New West Short Story Competition. All stories must be fiction and set in New Westminster. Prize money available for winners in adult and youth (12-13, 14-15, and 16-18) categories. Adult entries must be 1,200 to 1,500 words; youth entries 500 to 1,000. Entries must be emailed to email@example.com midnight on Jan. 15, 2017.
Enjoy singing? Burnaby Pacemakers’ Choir is looking for sopranos and altos. Music is light and varied. Choir rehearses on Tuesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., running until Feb. 7, 2017, at Gordon Presbyterian Church, 7457 Edmonds St., Burnaby. Phone 604-298-4843 or 604-434-9737.
Newcomers’ Choir meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone interested in improving their English-language or music skills, with an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity. Free. See www.miusc.ca, or, for more, call 604-781-4704.
Dance for Fun’s Swing and Country Club, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, with music and lessons, plus snack bar. Enjoy the whole evening, including lesson, for $12, or dance only for $5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-709-8880 for information, or see www.meetup.com/Dance-For-Fun-Vancouver-Social-Dancing-Meetup/ for details.
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