It’s the start of a new week, New Westminster! To celebrate, we thought we’d put together a list of activities going on in the area this week. It’s so great to live in an area where so many community events are always going on, it encourages us to get out there, meet new people, and have fun! There’s an event or activity going on every day of the week, so keep reading to figure out what best suits you. Have a great week, New West!
Monday: Last Monday at the Movies
Is there anything better than curling up to a great flick?! It’s time for another movie at Massey Theatre, as part of their “Last Monday at the Movies” event series! This time, the feature film will be I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck. You may be familiar with three powerful names in African American history: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Junior. In 1979, a close friend of theirs, James Baldwin, set out to write a personal account of their deaths, to be titled “Remember This House.” Unfortunately, the work was never completed. In this powerful film, Peck envisions the story that Baldwin never finished and how it would be told. You will not want to miss this moving and powerful film. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.
Tuesday: Happy Hour at El Santo
El Santo, located on Columbian Street, has a happy hour deal each day of the week, but how can you beat Tuesday’s, where Margaritas are on special for just $7?! Tuesday’s aren’t just for icy, delicious margarita’s, either! Try their “taco of day” happy hour specials, or any of their other discounted appies! A Tuesday evening spent indulging in Mexican food is a Tuesday well spent in our books! Check out El Santo’s instagram for a gallery of their yummy offerings.
Wednesday: Dinner With the Piano Man
This Wednesday, it’s time for another fun night out at Century House! This time, you’ll be having dinner with Billy Joel and Elton John! Okay.. so they won’t actually be there, but with all their hit songs being performed, you’ll feel like you’re dining with the greats! There will be a happy hour, a delicious dinner, and the best part… wonderful music! Tickets for this event will cost $30 for members of Century House, and $36 for non members. To reserve your spot, call (604) 519-1064. This will be a fun-filled event you won’t want to miss out on.
Thursday: Open Mic Night at Judge Begbie’s Tavern
An open mic night is an awesome way to spend an evening, whether you’re performing or simply spectating! Do you have a song, poem, comedy routine, or performance you’re eager to share with a crowd? Judge Begbie’s Open Mic Night is the perfect place to make your debut! Don’t have a performance? No problem, this is a fun event to simply enjoy the entertainment and show your support! Check out Judge Begbie’s website for more information.
Friday: Paint & Sip Night at 100 Braid Street Studios
This Friday, grab a group of your best girls and head down to 100 Braid Street for Paint & Sip Night. The perfect opportunity to catch up, indulge in some wine and refreshments, and try your hand at a work of art you can bring home with you! This Paint & Sip Night, you’ll be painting a cute teacup! Not an artist? That’s okay! All artistic ability levels are welcome and encouraged. Click here to purchase tickets for this fun event.
Saturday: Pechakucha New West Volume 22
Okay, so you might have read “Pechakucha” and thought to yourself, “What is that?” Pechakucha is a presentation style that originated in Japan. A presenter will present 20 photo slides for 20 seconds each, explaining as they go along. Usually, the presenter is speaking about something they are passionate about. Does this sound intriguing? It is! This Saturday, join in at Anvil Centre, for Pechakucha New West Volume 22, where you will learn all sorts of new and exciting things from these 7 minute presentations. Tickets can be purchased here.
Sunday: New Westminster Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Sundays are for the arts. This Sunday, March 3rd, join in at Massey Theatre, by donation, for a wonderful classical music event. The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra will be performing with feature acclaimed soloist, Bo Peng, who will wow you with his talent on the Cello. As they perform together the Elgar Concerto, you will be moved and amazed. This event is by donation, so no registration is necessary.
There you have it, New Westminster, an exciting array of varied activities to keep you busy and entertained this week! We are so lucky to live in a city filled with the Arts, a community, and most of all, fun residents who make this events possible. Have a great week New Westminster!