10 things to do in Burnaby this February

Feb 4 2020, 10:00 pm

Discover a new fun event in Burnaby in February. From Shrek: The Musical to A Taste of Croatia, here are 10 things to do in the city this month.

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

Genevieve Robertson: Looking Through a Hole in the Earth

What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Looking Through a Hole in the Earth, an exhibition of Genevieve Robertson’s recent explorations: works on paper composed with bitumen and seawater; forest-derived charcoal and graphite; and silt, seaweed and limestone. There is also an opening reception on February 6 from 7 to 9 pm.

When: February 7 until March 22, 2020
Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

Cupid and Valentine‘s Toonie Skate

What: Enjoy a Cupid and Valentine’s-themed skate at Bill Copeland Sports Centre, with face painting, crafts, games and more. Helmet and skate rental included with admission.

When: February 8 and February 14, 2020
Time: 12:30 to 3 pm (February 8), 6 to 9 pm (February 14)
Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre – 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby (February 8); Kensington Recreation Complex, 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby (February 14)
Admission: $2

The Shoplifters

What: Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters tells the story of Alma, a longtime shoplifter who favours the “five-finger discount” over a senior citizen’s discount. When a theft at the grocery store is thwarted by an over-enthusiastic security guard and his good-natured mentor, things take a comical turn. Presented by Arts Club Theatre Company.

When: February 8 and 9, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Shrek: The Musical

What: Align Entertainment presents a stage musical adaptation of Shrek, the hit animated Dreamworks film. Enjoy the adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and more.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until February 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Michael J Fox Theatre – 7373 Macpherson Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Family Festival – Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

What: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is hosting a Family Festival during Family Day weekend. There will be a massive book sale with thousands of Japanese books, manga, CDs and DVDs. Families can also enjoy a Japanese culture corner, games, live entertainment, and more.

When: February 15 and February 16, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free, though some workshops have a price.

PechaKucha Night

What: PechaKucha Nights features creative people sharing their works, ideas, passions and stories with 20 images for 20 seconds each. Hosted by Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

When: February 19, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Black History Celebration: Legacy Dinner

What: The National Congress of Black Women Foundation BC  hosts a legacy dinner in special recognition of the 2020 honorees, including jazz vocalist Dee Daniels, gospel singer Marcus Mosely, steel pannist Kenrick Headley, and President of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Jan Simpson.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex (3rd. Floor) – 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online


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What: The Gaming Stadium and Tourism Burnaby present BashFest, featuring a variety of video game tournaments such as CS:GO, Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and more.

When: February 21 to 23, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre — 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Register: Online

Madama Butterfly

What: ​Burnaby Lyric Opera presents Madama Butterfly, a heartbreaking story of love, betrayal, and cultures clashing in the late 1890s.

When: February 22, 24, 26, 27, and 29, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

A Taste of Croatia

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What: Vancouver International Wine Festival presents A Taste of Croatia, featuring Croatian wines from four renowned winemakers. The wines will be paired by Atlas Steak + Fish’s James Thomson.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: Atlas Steak + Fish — 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

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