10 things to do in Burnaby this April

Mar 25 2019, 10:10 pm

Springtime fun continues in Burnaby this month, with Luminesque IV, Burnaby Mountain Golf Festival, and more to enjoy. Here are 10 things to do around the city this April.

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

Lynne Cohen: These Walls

What: Lynne Cohen is best known for her photographs of institutional interior spaces. Generally inaccessible to the public, these spaces include medical laboratories, private offices, factories, shooting ranges and military installations. This exhibition features work from the 1970s through to the early 2000s, and is the first time in several decades that Cohen’s work has been exhibited in Western Canada.

When: Now to April 21, 2019. Closed Mondays and stat holidays
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation is $5

Luminescence IV Closing Event

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What: Mind-bending optical illusions are just part of the story, the professional jam of the artists exhibiting is another. The evening event features one last chance to see the fire-breathing dragon by local icon Rom Simmer and live music from two amazing musicians: Eddie Lam & Leonard Pallerstein! The Berzerkatroid Dragon will be breathing fire on-site during the Luminescence IV closing event.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

KidPreneur Market Day Expo

What: Build a Biz Kids students show off their businesses as they launch them for the 1st time. There will be lots of tasty treats, fun gift ideas and crazy inventions plus activities & inspiration for the whole family.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: The City of Lougheed (Lougheed Town Centre) – Austin Avenue & North Road, Burnaby. Top Floor between Wal-Mart and the Food Court.
Admission: Free

The Good Bride

What: Inspired by true events, this contemporary one-woman comedy finds a spunky 15-year-old Quiverfull Christian girl named Maranatha made to wait alone, day after day, for the arrival of her 28-year-old groom. With hilarious and heartbreaking naivety, she anticipates her nuptials and forthcoming wedding bed while confessing her teenage desires to a God she loves without question. But as she waits longer and longer for her prince to come, will her faith uphold?

When: Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Titanic the Musical

What: Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts’, Rising Stars Advanced, present Titanic the Musical. Titanic opened on Broadway in 1997, and won all five Tony Awards it was nominated for including the award for Best Musical and Best Score.

When: Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: James Cowan Theatre at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Breakfast with the Bunny

What: Enjoy delicious food, craft-making tables and more at Confederation Community Centre’s family holiday event. The Easter Bunny comes by to celebrate too.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Confederation Community Centre – 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby
Admission: $5 per person

Burnaby Mountain Golf Festival

What: Free golf clinics, custom club fitting, demo days, prizes, and fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Burnaby Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range – 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Grandparent & Family Easter Egg Hunt



What: Enjoy Easter festivities at Bonsor. Decorate an Easter basket, make Easter-themed crafts and go on an adventurous egg hunt. Children (17 months to 10 years) must be accompanied by a grandparent or parent.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
Register: Online, $5

Let’s Try This Standing

What: Seven years ago, Gillian was hit by an SUV. She was on the sidewalk. Now, Gillian is a professional theatre artist. Let’s Try This Standing is about shitting on nurses, having sex with atrophied muscles, and being massaged by a therapist as he eats a bagel. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but it does give attendees a chance to be in a room together and be honest about how okay we are.

When: Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Art On The Spot

What: A free event celebrating International Dance Day.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC
Admission: Free