Burnaby is filled with sunshine and exciting events in July, from Burnaby Art Gallery’s 50th Anniversary to Jack Johnson and everything in between. Get exploring with our checklist of 10 things to do around the city this month.
What: Mingle over refreshments, listen to live music by Van Django, enjoy roving entertainment, and tour ‘The Ornament of a House: 50 Years of Collecting,’ a special 50th anniversary exhibition featuring historical works by European masters and contemporary works by prominent Canadian artists.
When: July 13
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
What: Featuring nine pro races over the course of 10 days, BC Superweek has fast become one of the most prestigious pro-cycling events in North America with a total prize purse of more than $120,000! Featuring 6 separate events as part of the series, BC Superweek consists of the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix, and Tour de White Rock.
When: Now to July 16
Where: Delta, New Westminster, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and White Rock
What: This American singer-songwriter is known for his easygoing acoustic tunes and his hit debut album Brushfire Fairytales. Since then, Johnson has released a slew of hits including “Better Together,” “Upside Down” and “Banana Pancakes.”
When: July 23
Time: Doors at 5 pm/ Show at 6:30 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park– 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
What: Free drop-in program for families, inspired by gallery exhibits and seasonal Japanese events. This month, learn to make chigiri-e with Japanese washi paper. Chigiri-e is a traditional art form that uses delicately torn paper to create images that resemble watercolour paintings.
When: July 23
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
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