10 things to do in Burnaby this January

Dec 31 2019, 1:00 pm

Start off your 2020 with these 10 things to do in Burnaby this month! Check out Ted Talks Discussion, Mama’s Boy, and more!

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

Heritage Christmas

Heritage Christmas/Burnaby Village Museum

What: Take a trip back to holidays past at Burnaby Village Museum with Heritage Christmas. See vintage-themed displays, listen to live music, and enjoy theatre performances. There will also be crafts for children, baking in the Farmhouse, and visits with Father Christmas.

When: Now until January 3, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65

Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band 15th Annual Burns Night

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 will be 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: January 18, 2020
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Bonsor Banquet Hall — 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Movie & Games Night at The Study

What: The Study Public House screens Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the big screen on January 19. Attendees are also invited to play board games for free during the evening.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: Starting at 6:30 pm
Where: The Study Public House — 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Jazz Jam

What: ​Cory Weeds hosts the Jazz Jam at Shadbolt Centre, with local jazz musicians performing an improvised evening of music. Attendees of all ages and abilities are welcome to bring their own instrument to jam.

When: January 21, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Ted Talks Discussion Circle: Overcoming Depression

What: ​Burnaby Public Library hosts a discussion circle, where attendees watch two or three short TED talk videos on a specific topic, then take part in a conversation led by a librarian. This month’s featured TED talks are on Overcoming Depression.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Cameron Branch — 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Mama’s Boy

What: Award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian Mike Delamont presents Mama’s Boy, a comedic and tragic true story about a young boy raised by a single mother struggling with an addiction her entire life.

When: January 23 to January 24, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Flea Market


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What: ​Find a great bargain at the Confederation Community Centre Flea Market. More than 50 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Confederation Community Centre – 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free for buyers

The Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show

What: North Shore Numismatic Society hosts Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show, with 40 tables of coins, stamps and collectibles to peruse. Search for coins from around the world, ancient coins, bank notes, stamps, and more.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre — 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: $2, ages 16 and under free


What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Echoes, an exhibition that questions our own contributions to a shared futurity through videoworks, digital prints, and sculpture.

When: Now until January 26, 2020 (closed Mondays and stat holidays)
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12 to 5 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

The Believers Are But Brothers

What: Artist, director, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor performs The Believers Are But Brothers, an award-winning multi-media show about a generation of young men facing a crisis of masculinity.

When: January 29 until February 1, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

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