Start your new year off with these 10 fun things to do around Burnaby this month. Check out Live at the Gallery, Meet Me at the Barre, and more.
For more things happening around town, check out our events section.
What: Stroll through the streets of Burnaby Village Museum to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre performances, community choirs, street characters and musicians. Many family-favourite activities are back including craft for children, baking in the Farmhouse and visits with Father Christmas.
When: Now to Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave Burnaby
Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65
What: Enjoy a free screening of Paddington 2 at Burnaby Public Library – McGill Branch. Parents must accompany children under 10. Drop-in, space is limited.
When: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – 4595 Albert St, Burnaby
What: Inspired by the drawing ‘What We Did to Make a Sealskin Tent,’ part of Burnaby Art Gallery’s current exhibition “Picturing Arctic Modernity,” artist Mark Igloliorte will lead an informal drawing workshop using sealskin as a subject. Participants will draw with a variety of graphite pencils to create depictions of seal skins from observation. Artistic skills of shading and gradient will be introduced while guests will be invited to stretch their experience by working with sealskin.
When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
What: Reach your new fitness goals in 2019 while sipping on your favourite Steamworks brew. Join Steamworks Burnaby for an hour-long Barre class with Fitness with Jill founder Jill Nadon. Ticket price includes the drop-in fee and one beer flight.
When: Sunday, January 12, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Steamworks Brewing – 3845 William Street, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $20
What: A networking and mingle event at Clio, where attendees can share goals they’re setting for themselves (or their business) in 2019 and how the community of innovative thinkers might be able to help them get there.
When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Clio – 300-4611 Canada Way, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $5
What: An evening of poetry and Scottish music dedicated to the great poet Robert Burns, accompanied by a full traditional buffet dinner that includes haggis, roast beef, neeps and tatties. Entertainment is being provided by the Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band, The Christie Highland Dancers, and dancing provided by a live DJ. Also featuring a scotch tasting bar, beer and wine bar, silent auction and more.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Bonsor Banquet Hall, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
Price: $55, email [email protected]
What: SFU’s Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research presents a talk by Dr. Alfredo Ferreira (lecturer, UBC Vantage College). The topic is institutional and pedagogical perspectives on an innovative content-based academic language and literacy curriculum.
When: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR) – 1390 West Mall Centre, Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free
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