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May 2019

The Mother of All Comedy Shows

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anvil Centre Theatre
$22

Mothers. Some of us are them, most of us have them. All of us know them. The Mother of All Comedy Shows features a collection of some of the best local women in stand-up comedy. They have diverse backgrounds and experiences related to ‘mothering’…and have hilarious words to share about it. They may be mothers. They may have mothers. They may share a viewpoint that you haven’t even thought of. This is a show for mothers and the others that…

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Inter/action Artist Learning Series

May 5 @ 12:00 am
Gallery at Queen's Park, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park, New Westminster
Free admission

Join artist Gery Shergill at the gallery for a presentation about his new series of abstract oil paintings, The Places We Can't Remember.

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Mother’s Day – New Westminster Symphony Orchestra

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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  The NWSO policy of admission by donation ensures that everyone who enjoys good classical music can attend their concerts. They take pride in the cultural, ethnic and age diversity of their orchestra members. Their current playing members and auxiliary volunteers range from their teens to 70+ years, with an equal balance of male and female members. Home to dedicated musicians from all backgrounds and training, the NWSO provides the opportunity to perform with a professionally-directed symphony orchestra

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Le Chat Noir Paint & Sip Night

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
200-100 Braid Street New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4
$40 – $75

Le Chat Noir Paint & Sip Night Level 2 Painting – Intermediate 7:00-9:30pm Get into a Paris mood with Le Chat Noir – The Black Cat. The Cabaret Le Chat Noir was known as a scene of artists and musicians. Although it closed long before any of us were born, its iconic poster by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen remains. Learn about poster making during this historical time period from our teacher and create your own version during this upcoming Paint and Sip…

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Paris After the Rain – Paint and Sip Night

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
200-100 Braid Street New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4
$40 – $75

Paris After the Rain – Paint and Sip Night – Snacks Included Level 1 Painting – Beginners 7:00-9:30pm Paris is not always sunshine, flowers and pink poodles. Many people, in fact, feel it is at its most romantic just after it rains and our painting will transport you there to see for yourself. As always, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or beer & light snacks while painting your very own masterpiece. We provide all the paint…

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First Bouquet Paint & Sip Night

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
200-100 Braid Street New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4
$40 – $75

First Bouquet Paint & Sip Night Level 1 Painting – Beginners 7:00-9:30pm April showers bring May flowers, and here’s a lovely bouquet to get you in the mood for Spring. As always, our paint and sip nights include a glass of wine or beer and snacks to help you relax and enjoy your evening. We provide all the paint supplies and our artist takes you step by step through the painting. No painting skills necessary, just a fun evening that’s…

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Returning: a film about the Salish Sea

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Free – $10

Returning is a documentary film created by award-winning cinematographer Mike McKinlay and renowned scientist, author and SFU adjunct professor Dr. Rob Butler. Returning began as a sailing journey that searched for people whose lives and livelihoods were connected to the natural world of the Salish Sea. Over two years in the making, Returning will whet the appetite of viewers who savour a new pact with nature and those who have fallen for the siren call of the Salish Sea. Dr.…

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Family Spring Concert

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richard McBride Elementary School Gym, 331 Richmond St, New Westminster
Free

Join the New Westminster & District Concert Bands for our annual spring concert. Playing this evening are our Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Forte Wind Ensemble.

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Smart River by A. Y. Jackson Paint & Sip Night

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
200-100 Braid Street New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4
$40 – $75

Smart River by A. Y. Jackson Paint & Sip Night Level 2 Painting – Intermediate 7:00-9:30pm As group of seven artist AY Jackson travelled along the Alaska highway he was impressed by the rolling tundra and muskeg. Our teacher pays homage to his work, Smart River with its polished water and reflections of the forest and distant mountain. This paint and sip night includes a glass of wine or beer and light snacks to help you relax and enjoy your…

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New West Story Slam

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Heritage Grill
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$5

Original stories, told live, competing for your votes..! Welcome to the New West Story Slam, hosted by Way Off-Broadway Wednesday on the 3rd Wednesday of every month throughout Spring 2019. Seven tellers share original stories. $5 entry buys audience members a ballot to cast for their favourites. Top stories win cash and prizes! Showtime 7pm / Doors 6:30pm. At The Heritage Grill's Back Room Theatre. Featuring a special guest storyteller appearance. Food, drink and full table service available. Reservations recommended: 604.759.0819.

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Romance, Relationships and Rights

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - May 17 @ 9:30 pm
Anvil Centre Theatre
$15 – $25

Join us for this theatre performance created by and with self-advocates supported by the Community Living Society and based on research from the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. The performance confronts misconceptions about adults with intellectual disabilities and challenges audiences to think differently about how we value, respect and support self-advocates’ rights to romance and intimate relationships. “Whether or not people live with a disability or limitations, we all have the right to a relationship, to say no, to take action,…

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Sunflowers by Van Gogh – Paint & Sip Night

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
200-100 Braid Street New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4
$40 – $75

Van Gogh Sunflowers Paint & Sip Night – Snacks Included Level 1 Painting – Beginners 7:00-9:30 As part of our famous artist paint night series, our teacher Iris Mes-Low is creating a painting based on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting. As always, our paint and sip nights include a glass of wine or beer and light snacks to help you relax and enjoy your evening. We provide all the paint supplies and our artist takes you step by step through the…

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Seawall by Stanley Park Paint & Sip Night

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
200-100 Braid Street New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4
$40 – $75

Seawall by Stanley Park Paint & Sip Night Level 1 Painting – Beginners 7:00-9:30pm It’s that time of the year where the days are warm and the nights bring summer breezes. This is captured in our painting called Seawall. This paint and sip night includes a glass of wine or beer and light snacks to help you relax and enjoy your evening. We provide all the paint supplies and our artist takes you step by step through the painting. No…

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Stephen Carl O’Shea and Daniel Ross present: EXPANSE

May 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Old Crow Coffee Co, 655 Front St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1A2
$10

Stephen Carl O’Shea and Daniel Ross present: EXPANSE 1. PART ONE (7:51) 2. PART TWO (9:01) EXPANSE is a collaborative audiovisual work, composed by Stephen Carl O’Shea and Daniel Ross in the winter of 2019. Recorded remotely between the artists’ homes in Vancouver and Montreal, the artists’ process bridged geographic, temporal, and technological divides. This context is observed as the underlying compositional currents explore the tension and challenges that were faced by the artists. Across its 17 minutes, varying themes…

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Global Tea Room

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plaskettt Gallery at Massey Theatre
Free

Join curator/host Cassius Khan as he immerses in the cultures of the world, bringing you conection to generations past through songs and experiences that have endured for thousands of years in the intimate setting of the Plaskett Gallery. Canada’s most recognizable Indian Classical musician, the globally renowned Cassius Khan is a performer of combining the Classical styles of Ghazal/Thumri singing and the Tabla, the North Indian pair of drums and presents both, simultaneously. He is the senior disciples of the…

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Victoria Day Anvil Battery Salute

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Queens Park, 1st Street @ 3rd Avenue at the Bandshell
New Westminster,
Free

This 21-shot anvil salute to the current monarch and the memory of Queen Victoria has been held since the 1880s. The entertainment starts at 11:30 and the salute begins at noon precisely. It's colourful, it's fun, it's really loud, and you'll never forget it.

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