10 things to do in Burnaby this March

Feb 16 2019, 6:09 pm

Get your March fun started with these 10 things to do around Burnaby. Enjoy Broken Tailbone, Circle Game, and more.

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

Film Screening: Two Japanese American Documentaries

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Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre / Facebook

What: A free screening of two inspiring documentaries about the Japanese American incarceration, its reverberations, and lessons for today: For The Sake Of The Children and And Then They Came For Us.

When: March 2, 2019
Time: First film at 1 pm, second film at 2:10 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Appurv Gupta

What: Engineer turned comedian, Appurv Gupta is a unique voice in India’s Stand-Up Comedy scene. CNN-IBN listed him in the Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians to watch out for, and Forbes India listed him in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees list.

When: March 3, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Burnaby Hall – 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Eileen Cook: You Owe Me a Murder book launch

What: Chapters Metrotown hosts bestselling author Eileen Cook as she celebrates the release of her latest YA thriller, You Owe Me a Murder.

When: March 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Chapters Metrotown Metropolis – Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Broken Tailbone

What: Celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre leads a Latin American dance lesson that flows into Carmen’s remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa. Explore the hidden dance halls in Canada while DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical scene that will get even the most reluctant dancer up on their feet.

When: March 13 to 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby,
Tickets: Online

Opening Reception for Lynne Cohen: These Walls

What: The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception. Mingle over refreshments and learn more about the artist, Lynne Cohen.

When: March 14, 2019. Exhibition runs from March 15 to April 21, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Beaver Watch

What:  Beavers are amazing creatures.  Try to spot one as it goes about its nightly work. Registration required – barcode 7619. Ages 6+.

When: March 15, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Admission: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per child/youth/adult 65+

Circle Game

What: One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as Big Yellow Taxi, River, California, and A Case of You through the ears and eyes of a new generation, connecting to the politics and world we know today.

When: March 16 and 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Spring Break at the Carousel

What:Burnaby Village Museum is throwing open the gates for 12 days of Spring Break family fun. Stroll the streets of a 1920s village and visit businesses and homes. Take in demonstrations, ride the carousel, play games and activities, learn about Indigenous culture, and chat with costumed towns-folk. Browse the Carousel Gift Shop and enjoy a treat or lunch at the Ice Cream Parlour.

When: March 18 to March 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free. Carousel Rides $2.65 each

Kellylee Evans

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Kellylee Evans / Facebook

What: Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come Over, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight or flight? Nina her Juno-winning tribute to the legendary Nina Simone – and I Remember When.

When: March 21, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Used Kidstuff Sale

What: Find bargains on children’s toys, books, decor items and more! Free admission for buyers.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Willingdon Community Centre – 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby,
Admission: Free