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10 things to do in Burnaby in February

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Daniel Chai Feb 01, 2018 11:25 am 766

February has arrived and there are many fun events happening around Burnaby.

From Family Day to The Barber of Seville and more, here is our checklist of 10 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Ndidi Onukwulu

  • What: ​British Columbian Ndidi Onukwulu won Maple Blues New Artist of the Year award in 2007, and has performed her unique music around the world ever since.
  • When: Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Coast Salish Demo & Stories Featuring Brandon Gabriel

  • What: Brandon Gabriel is a multi-talented contemporary mixed media artist who specializes in painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, architectural design concepts, public art installations and photography. His work has been exhibited in the UK, Hong Kong, US and across Canada. The demonstration will include Brandon making a traditional Coast Salish drum as well as telling stories.
  • When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Art Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: By donation – pay what you can at the door

For the Love of Nature

  • What: ​Celebrate nature with family and loved ones on Family Day weekend.  Enjoy arts and crafts activities that expand your ability to observe and appreciate nature.
  • When: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • When: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where:  Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Family Day at the Carousel

  • What: Enjoy Family Day at Burnaby Village Museum, with a children’s entertainer, children’s art activities, heritage games, and unlimited carousel rides.
  • When: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Time: 11 to 2 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: $6.50 per person, $5.85 per member

Family Day Winter Festival

  • What: ​​Enjoy a pancake breakfast, ice skating, live entertainment, crafts and more on Family Day.
  • When: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre – 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: $4 pancake breakfast, $2 skating

Literary Friends Speed Chatting

  • What: Bring two of your favourite books, or movies based on books, that you would love to tell a new friend about. You’ll have five minutes to chat with each person in the room about your favourites and theirs. A librarian will host the event and help you place holds on the new recommended reads. Light refreshments served, space is limited to 12 participants.
  • When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Public Library – Cameron Branch – 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
  • Register: Online, Free

Chinese New Year Toonie Skate

  • What: Celebrate Chinese New Year with ice skating, face painting, crafts and games.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Kensington Recreation Complex – 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: $2, includes helmet and skate rental

Metamorphosis Butoh

  • What: Choreographed by Argentinian artist Gustavo Collini-Sartor, Metamorphosis Butoh explores the spirit of death and rebirth, a recurring theme in the Japanese aesthetic of Butoh. Inspired by the work of Kazuo Ohno, co-founder of Butoh, this dance stems from the premise that transformation is essential to the continuum of life and personal growth.
  • When: Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $33-$36. $15 opening night

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

  • What: ​Burnaby Lyric Opera presents The Barber of Seville, Gioacchino Rossini’s comic masterpiece filled with romance, deception, mistaken identities and glorious music.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, Monday, February 26, Wednesday, February 28, Thursday, March 1, and Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times.
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$36
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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