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April 1st. 2016

Top 10 Things To Do In New Westminster In April:

From magazine launches and art openings, to popup gallery sales and musical theatre, April is looking like a month full of fun! And that’s no joke. Here are our Top 10 things to do in New West in April!

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Tenth to the Fraser Launch Mingler

What: Raise a glass to celebrate the launch of the Tenth to the Fraser print magazine! Bring your friends and be one of the first to get your hands on Issue Zero. These will be collector’s items—when they run out, they’re gone!

Where: Sixth Street Popup + Gallery, 42 Sixth Street.

When: April  1st, 2016.

Cost: Free.

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Made By MOM Market @ River Market

What: Made by MOM is a chance for New West Craft to celebrate moms who make and create! With over 25 vendors on two floors, this will be an intimate and community-focused craft market.

Where: River Market, 810 Quayside Drive.

When: April 2nd, 2016 11am-4pm.

Cost: Free.

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Fiddler on the Roof

What: Wonder of Wonders, Royal City Musical Theatre is proud to present the musical masterpiece, Fiddler on the Roof!

The acclaimed musical tells the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain “Tradition” as he sees his three oldest daughters fall in love. The talented cast accompanied with a full orchestra in the pit sing the beautiful score of well-known songs: Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man, and To Life! L’Chaim. 

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue

When: Previews on April 7th and 8th, 2016, opening night April 9th; performances run until April 23rd, 2016.  

Cost: $29-47.

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Tea and Sympathy

What: The Vagabond Players present Tea and Sympathy, a ground-breaking drama that explores a sensitive young man’s coming of age amid the taunts and suspicions of his classmates and teachers at a private boys’ academy. Only a sympathetic act of compassion by the wife of the headmaster gives young Tom Lee the courage to grow into a man.  Tea and Sympathy was a hit both onstage and as a major motion picture.

Where: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park.

When: April 7th-23rd, 2016

Cost: $10-15.

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SWANK and Ana BonBon at the Heritage Grill

What: Hailing from Vancouver, Swank is a deceptively complex quintet that plays music that transcends rockabilly, gospel, punk, and country in a decidedly infectious 60s way. Get ready to dance with special guest Ana BonBon!

Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street.

When: April 8th, 2016 8pm-12am.

Cost: No cover, reservations recommended.

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Germinal

What: Check out the latest exhibition from the New Media Gallery: Germinal! It features works from Hironaka & Suib, Laramascoto, and Suhee Kim & Oliver Smith.

Where: New Media Gallery, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street.

When: Opening Reception: April 7th 2016, 7-9pm; runs from April 8th through June 5th, 2016.

Cost: Free.

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What: The 4th annual Hyack Football Comedy Night is right around the corner!

Featuring John Beuhler and Ian Lara, a raffle, 50/50 draw, and door prizes,  this promises to be a fun-filled evening with all proceeds going to support the NWSS Hyack Football. 19+ event.

Where: Lafflines, 530 Columbia Street.

When: April 8th, 2016, 7pm.

Cost: $20.

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Mila + Paige Clothing Boutique Grand Opening and VIP Night

What: Mila + Paige will focus on bringing fashionable, high quality garments into store with two distinct styles. There are two muses the store will use when curating clothing, Mila and Paige.

Where: Sixth Street Popup + Gallery, 42 Sixth Street.

When: Grand opening April 14th, 2016 6-10pm; April 15th-27th, 2016.

Cost: Free.

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National Meetings Industry Day

What: Tourism New West is thrilled to be a part of the 20th annual GMID National Meetings Industry Day at Anvil! Meetings Mean Business advocates the importance of the meeting and events industry globally.

Where: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street.

When: April 14th, 2016 8:30am-1:30pm.

Cost: $29-49

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Diverse/ City

What: LitFest NewWest has partnered with the City of New Westminster’s Arts Services to present an exhibition by local artists and writers. Each artist has been paired up with a writer to create work that is inspired by a text based piece. The exhibition reflects on the themes of diversity, inclusiveness and social dialogue.

Where: Anvil Centre Community Art Space, 777 Columbia Street.

When: Opening Reception: April 15th, 2016, from 5-7pm. Runs through June 3rd, 2016.

Cost: Free.

March 28th. 2016

5 things to do in New Westminster this week:

5 things to do in New West this week! March 28th-April 3rd.

From comedy shows and concerts to beer pairing dinners and artisan markets, here are our top 5 things to do in New West this week!

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Last Monday at the Movies: Remember

What: Zev and his best friend Max make a pact to devote the rest of their lives to tracking down and taking revenge on the Nazi officer responsible for killing their families in World War II. As Zev’s mind falls victim to Alzheimer’s disease and Max’s body increasingly falls pray to old age, Zev is motivated to undertake a voyage of vengeance before time runs out. But the shock that Zev discovers changes his entire perspective. A thriller about the cost of revenge and the terrifying truths that reveal themselves when people confront their troubled past. Rating: R

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue.

When: March 28th, 2016 7:30-9:30pm.

Cost: $10.

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Steel & Oak Brewing Co Beer Pairing Dinner at Frankie G’s

What: Join Steel & Oak Brewing Co. at Frankie G’s March 30th for a Beer Pairing Dinner! Four courses paired with four offerings from New West’s own Steel & Oak for only $45!

Get your tickets at Frankie G’s or the brewery.

Where: Frankie G’s Boilerhouse Pub, 305 Ewen Avenue.

When: March 30th, 2016 7-9pm.

Cost: $45.

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Chopper and the Saucermen and the Bird Frightening Hay Dolls

What: Join East Vancouver’s surf pariahs Chopper and the Saucermen with special guests alt country favourites the Bird Frightening Hay Dolls at the Heritage Grill for an April Fools dinner and dance!  

Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street.

When: April 1st, 2016 8 pm.

Cost: Free.

 

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Kevin Foxx at Lafflines         

What: Join Montreal born comedian and radio host Kevin Foxx for three shows at Lafflines!

Where: Lafflines, 530 Columbia Street.

When: April 1st and 2nd 2016.

Cost: $18-20.

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Made By MOM Market @ River Market

What: Made by MOM is a chance for New West Craft to celebrate moms who make and create! With over 25 vendors on two floors, this will be an intimate and community-focused craft market.

Where: River Market, 810 Quayside Drive.

When: April 2nd, 2016 11am-4pm.

Cost: Free.

March 21st. 2016

5 Things to do in New Westminster this week!

From live music and plays to Easter in the Park, there is plenty to do in New West as March draws to a close and Spring Break wraps up. Here are 5 things to do for the week of March 21st-28th:

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The Laramie Project

What: In October 1998, gay university student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. This is a story of hope, fear and courage. This is a true story.

The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted with inhabitants of the town, journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.

Where: Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, 700 Royal Ave.

When: Until March 24th, 2016.

Cost: $10-20.

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Gallery Sessions: Eden Fine Day

What: The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Gallery Sessions. Come out to the next installment of the Gallery Sessions in The Gallery at Queen’s Park! An all ages monthly music event to support and showcase local musicians! THIS MONTH: Eden Fine Day.

While at the Gallery, check out Art Squared before the exhibition closes on March 26th!

Where: The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

When: March 23rd, 2016 from 7-9pm.

Cost: $0-7.

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Paul Filek

What: One thing that’s certain is that Paul’s confident, accomplished songwriting are commercial in their appeal, as evidenced by his charting success on Canadian radio. His smooth and effortless, funky vocals and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics are infectiously hard to deny. His feel good songs fit perfectly on top forty radio, sandwiched between songs of similar style by Maroon 5 and Train.

Where: Match Eatery & Public House, 350 Gifford Street.

When: March 25th and 26th 2016, 9pm.

Cost: Free.

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Easter in the Park

What: Join the City of New Westminster to celebrate Easter in Queen’s Park! With face painting, children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, photos with Easter Bunnies, and more!

Where: Queen’s Park.

When: March 27th, 2016, 11am-2pm.

Cost: Free.

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Last Monday at the Movies: Remember

What: Zev and his best friend Max make a pact to devote the rest of their lives to tracking down and taking revenge on the Nazi officer responsible for killing their families in World War II. As Zev’s mind falls victim to Alzheimer’s disease and Max’s body increasingly falls pray to old age, Zev is motivated to undertake a voyage of vengeance before time runs out. But the shock that Zev discovers changes his entire perspective. A thriller about the cost of revenge and the terrifying truths that reveal themselves when people confront their troubled past. Rating: R

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue.

When: March 28th, 2016 7:30-9:30pm.

Cost: $10.

March 14th. 2016

10 things to do with your kids in New Westminster this Spring Break:

Spring is finally here New West! Flowers are blooming, the sun is managing to occasionally sneak through the clouds and the kids are off of school! Check out all of the family activities taking place in the Royal City over March Break 2016; here are 10 things to do with your kids:

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Landmark Cinemas

Enjoy $3 movies at Landmark Cinemas this March Break! With $1 from every $3 ticket sold going to Kids Help Phone, whose mission it is to improve the well-being of kids in Canada by providing anonymous and confidential counselling, referrals and information, there’s no excuse not to get to the movies! With every ticket, you’ll also receive a coupon book with $20 worth of savings from Boston Pizza and Landmark!

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Get to Work at the Fraser River Discovery Centre

On Saturday March 19th, bring the whole family and Get to Work experiencing the history and future of the working Fraser River with special guests, fun activities, and interactive exhibits! Special activities and guests will be available from 12pm – 4pm, and the Discovery Centre will be open to the public as usual from 10am – 4pm. Admission is by donation.

Anvil Centre and New Westminster Museum

Anvil Centre and the New Westminster Museum host a variety of wonderful Spring Break activities for all members of the family to enjoy!

Printmaking Fun (6-10 years)

Explore the fun of printmaking from potato stamps to metal printer’s blocks and learn about the process through historical photographs and artifacts. Then, make a sheet of gift wrap, try your hand at block prints and create a printing stamp card to take home.

When: March 15th, 1pm.

Windy Wonders and Flying Crafts (6-10 Years)

How did pioneers harness the power of wind? Discover and handle artefacts from the Museum’s collection that use this force of nature. Design and launch your own paper plane in a flight contest and build and paint a wooden model plane to take home.

When: March 16th, 1pm

Photographic Fun (6-10 years)

Discover photography before digital copies and zoom lenses. Explore cameras from the Museum’s collection while learning about the art, science and technology of photography. Experiment with a pinhole camera, create your own self-portrait and make a salt print (sun print) using light-sensitive paper to take home.

When: March 17th, 1pm

Creative Artworks Spring Art Camp

This survey class brings a new theme especially chosen to stimulate your child’s imagination. Children explore a variety of materials and mediums, including drawing, painting, and collage. On the last day, we invite your family to our finale, showcasing all of the fabulous work the young artists have created during their week at camp.

When: March 21-24th, 10am-12pm (5-8yrs), 1-3pm (9-12yrs)

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Board Games: Then and Now (All Ages)

Gather the family and try out old-time games and toys from the Museum’s teaching collection and some new games that will get you thinking.

When: March 19th, 1pm

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Mind Your Manners (6-10 years)

This spring break, little Mr. and Miss Manners join a group of junior “socialites” for an afternoon of tea, treats and traditional etiquette in Irving House. Learn what polite society wore to tea, serve tea the right way, and take home a special present for your own tea party.

When: March 18th, 1pm.

Traditional Hand Sewing Made Easy (11-14 years)

Before the 1800s, women spent many hours sewing clothes for themselves and their families by hand. Learn how to sew basic stitches and create hand-made projects like lace arm warmers, an embroidered bracelet and a fascinator. Each week we will pull out an artifact from the Museum’s collections to examine historical examples of hand-sewn projects and sewing tools. All supplies included.

When: March 21st-25th, 1pm.

You can find a full list of the fun family friendly activities taking place at all City facilities here.

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Arts Council Magic Camp

Are you an aspiring magician between the ages of 8 and 11? Sign up for Magic Camp with the Arts Council!

River Market

There’s always so much going on at the River Market, from cooking classes, arts and crafts music and cooking classes! Find the complete schedule here.

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Music Box

Ready to rock?! If you’re between the ages of 6-11, join Music Box’s Rock Band Camp this spring break! You’ll create your own rock band and jam out on the piano, guitar, drums, vocals and more!

Vancouver Circus School

Register today for Spring Break camps at Vancouver Circus School and brush up on your circus skills! Half day and full day options are available March 21st-24th for ages 6 to 16.

The Stage New Westminster

Have a thespian between the ages of 6 and 9 on your hands? This Spring Break, enroll your child in a Musical Theatre Day Camp at the Stage! Students will get the opportunity to create their own musical theatre production, complete with props, costumes, singing, dancing, and acting! The camp runs March 21st-24th.

Douglas College

Douglas College’s New Westminster Campus offers Spring Break Camps for students aged 9-15. Sign up for a sports camp, dance camp, creative writing camp, computer camp and more

And, of course, we haven’t forgotten about the big kids! Check out our St. Patrick’s Day blog post: Pub Crawl: 10 Places to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 2016 in New Westminster.

For an up-to-date listing of Spring Break activities, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and check our Events Calendar regularly.

March 8th. 2016

Pub Crawl: 10 Places to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 2016 in New Westminster

Cheers and Happy St. Paddy’s Day! As if you needed an excuse to hit your favourite local pub and raise a (hopefully not too green) pint with friends! Here’s what’s happening in New West this Thursday, March 17th:

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2Days & Counting at the Heritage Grill

New Westminster locals and favourite 2Days and Counting perform live at the Heritage Grill! Try their namesake drink paired with something delectable from the Heritage’s new menu! No cover, music starts at 8pm; reservations recommended.

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Wild Rice

Enjoy fresh, local and organic menu at Wild Rice complete with all day drink specials!

Specials: $25 food platter, $4.50 any beer on tap, $6 Caesars, $2 off whiskeys, $2 off cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass, $10 off a bottle, and $4 highballs.

Frankie G’s Pub Kitchen Patio

The green beer will be flowing at Frankie G’s, along with Irish inspired food and a free Murphys Irish Stout tasting. DJ Little H will be adding to the fun and there will be prizes to give away. Take advantage of the FREE shuttle that will pick you and your friends up and drop you off safely. Call the shuttle at 604-328-6511.

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Union Jack Public House & Carvery

Celebrate St. Paddy’s at the Jack with Irish tunes and dance music all day long provided by the Mad Celts and the Shindiggers! With door prizes and drink and food specials.

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River’s Reach

River’s Reach is the place to be this St. Paddy’s day! With tons of great prizes to be won including a 50” flatscreen TV! Specials include Irish stew $5.95, .29 cent wings, and Guinness and Kilkenny $6.75.

Castle Neighbourhood Grill

The Castle will be featuring a special Irish menu, dancers and bagpipers with games and plenty of prizes to be won!

Hops Northwest Pub

Donning your green is encouraged at Hops! Specials include Innes & Gunn Stout on tap, a selection of green beer and pickle back shots!

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Match Eatery and Public House

Ignite your inner Irish and you could win a Guinness BBQ Smoker! Join us from March 1 – 17 to celebrate St.Patrick’s and enter to win!

Featuring $7 Guinness, $5 Bailey’s, and $5 Jameson.

Kisses of Fire at RedBar Longue

Join Kisses of Fire, performing songs in Cantonese, Mandarin and English at the Gateway Grill from 7:30-10:30pm.

$18.00 per person which includes cover charge and an $18 credit on any menu items.

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St. Patrick’s Irish Pub Cruise

Hop aboard the Paddlewheeler on the Mighty Fraser River March 18th and 19th to celebrate all things Irish! Featuring a DJ playing great dance tracks and Celtic favourites, Irish pub-style selections from the galley and drink specials from Willie the bartender.

Please drink responsibly and don’t forget to plan a safe ride home. Transit, use Royal City Taxi (604-521-6666), call the Frankie G’s shuttle (604-328-6511), or a friend.

March 1st. 2016

Top 15 Things To Do In New Westminster In March:

Spring is in the air, and there’s so much to do in the Royal City—from performances by legendary Canadian artists and hypnotists, to volleyball tournaments and wedding shows. Here are our top 15 things to do in New West this month:

LIFT

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What: LIFT is a fundraising concert to stop bullying.

Celebrating the power of music in bringing our community together, HUM (Healing Using Music) and #IAmAntiBully proudly present LIFT, a fourth annual benefit concert bringing together local artists and the community to inspire action and social change through music.

Where: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street. 

When: March 4th, 2016, 7pm.

 

Winter Farmers Market

What: The Royal City Farmers Market’s Winter Market features farm-fresh produce, gourmet prepared foods, food trucks, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, community information, live entertainment, and more.

Where: Belmont Street.

When: March 5th and 26th, 2016, 11am-3pm.

 

April Verch

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What: Ottawa native April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh approach to deep North American traditions. Touring the world to share songs from her milestone 10th album, Verch and her band keep the community fired celebratory side of their traditional music at the forefront, honing a keen awareness of how to engage contemporary listeners.

Where: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street.

When: March 5th, 2016, 8pm.

 

New West Craft

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What: The Arts Council of New Westminster presents New West Craft, celebrating the making of arts and crafts. Local jewellers, knitters and crafters bring you their best at this fair. There’ll be something for everyone made by your local artisans.

Where: River Market, 810 Quayside Drive.

When: March 5th and 26th, 2016, 11am-4pm.

 

Bosley’s Open House

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What: Join Bosley’s for an open house in celebration of their 5th birthday! Cake and coffee will be served.

Where: Bosley’s by Pet Valu,114 – 1015 Columbia Street.

When: March 5th, 2016, 12-4pm.

 

BeYOUtifulBridal Wedding Show

What: BeYOUtiful Bridal Wedding Show invites brides, grooms and friends to attend their next free bridal show. With over 50 door prizes to be won, there will be 35 wedding related businesses involved in the show where you will find everything you need to organize your wedding.

Where: The Metro Hall, 759 Carnarvon Street.

When: March 6th, 2016, 11am-3pm.

 

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

What: Join the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra for another wonderful afternoon of classical music. The NWSO will present a “Symphony Concert”, starting with the Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, followed by Symphony No. 40by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Symphony No. 5 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikocsky. Admission is by your generous donation at the door.

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 8th Avenue.

When: March 6th, 2016, 2pm.

 

Rant on Sister

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What: Need to get something off your chest? The Glamoramas will be hosting guest ranters and rants from the floor. Tickets are $25 with door prizes and a silent auction. Funds raised by the Glamoramas go to African grandmothers through the Grandmothers Campaign, which supports projects in communities ravaged by AIDS.

Where: Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia Street.

When: March 8th, 2016, 7:30-9pm.

 

CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championships

What: Douglas College hosts the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s volleyball national championships March 9-12, 2016, at the New Westminster Campus! The Royals men’s volleyball team currently sits at the top of the CCAA rankings. Come cheer them on!

Where: Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue.

When: March 9-12th, 2016.

 

Jann Arden

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What: Join legendary Canadian songstress, broadcaster and author Jann Arden takes to the Massey stage March 12th for an intimate evening of music. Hurry—tickets are nearly sold out!

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 8th Avenue.

When: March 12th, 2016, 7pm.

 

Spring Break

What: Spring Break—a time of year to look forward to! Check local listings for various family friendly activities!

Where: Various locations.

When: March 12-25th, 2016.

 

St Paddy’s Day

What: Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hit your favourite local pub and raise a pint with friends! Cheers.

Where: Various locations.

When: March 17th 2016

 

REVEEN: The Next Generation

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What: Ty Reveen, son of the world’s most famous Hypnotist, was chosen by his father to follow in his footsteps and is doing so with tremendous success! Volunteers from the audience become stars in a wild, can’t miss show.

Where: Massey Theatre, 735 8th Avenue.

When: March 18th, 2016, 7:30 – 9:30pm.

 

Paul Filek

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What: One thing that’s certain is that Paul’s confident, accomplished songwriting are commercial in their appeal, as evidenced by his charting success on Canadian radio. His smooth and effortless, funky vocals and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics are infectiously hard to deny. His feel good songs fit perfectly on top forty radio, sandwiched between songs of similar style by Maroon 5 and Train.

Where: Match Eatery and Public House, Starlight Casino, 350 Gifford Street

When: March 25th and 26th, 2016, 9pm.

 

Easter

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What: Join the City of New Westminster to celebrate Easter in Queen’s Park! With face painting, children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, photos with Easter Bunnies, and more!

Where: Queen’s Park

When: March 27th, 2016, 11am-2pm.

February 26th. 2016

Feature Friday: Starlight Casino

Everyone knows that Queensborough is home to the only New Westminster casino, Starlight Casino. Offering great gaming experiences, live entertainment, and sports entertainment, there is always something to do at Starlight Casino. However, if you’re not feeling so lucky, Starlight offers a range of dining experiences to enjoy. Here are their 5 dining restaurants to choose from.

Match Eatery & Public House

Match Eatery & Public House is a dining experience like no other. This contemporary themed pub brings you comfort and entertainment. With a british flare, you are able to enjoy great sporting and/or live entertainment, while having a delicious meal . A perfect escape.

 

RedBar Lounge

Located right off the casino floor, RedBar Lounge is where you want to be. They offer ideal space for large business meetings, luncheons, banquets, or private dinners. Whether you want to enjoy some of their yummy cocktails or just grab a quick appy, RedBar Lounge is perfect to catch up with old friends or just sit back and relax.

Kirin

Indulge in their award-winning dim sum, that is prepared fresh daily. Kirin showcases one of the finest Chinese cuisine that Vancouver has to offer. Giving you a personal experience every time, it’s no wonder they are praised by critics.

Shang Noodle House

Shang Noodle House blends the time-honoured customs of a traditional Asian noodle house with an energetic and distinctive decor. With a wide selection of noodles to choose from, they combine a delicious mix of Asian flavours in a refreshing atmosphere. They are sure to impress!

FREE RIDE: Did you know that Starlight Casino offers a complimentary shuttle from Royal City Centre Mall and 22nd St Skytrain Station? Click here for the full schedule.

February 19th. 2016

Feature Friday: Anvil Centre

Anvil Centre

Opened back in September 2014, the Anvil Centre is one of New Westminster’s newest architectural gems. With a gorgeous glass window front and marble flooring, this building attracts locals and visitors just to see inside. Learn, plan, attend, discover, and experience. All words associated with the Anvil Centre, there are endless possibilities to explore inside the building.

Plan meetings here. Whether it be a conference or an event, their state-of-the-art facilities have got you covered.

There are numerous shows to attend at the Anvil Centre Theatre. With 364 seats available, every seat is a perfect view.

Discover what New West’s history was like by visiting the city’s archives. New Westminster is full of history.

Visit the New Media Gallery to discover a whole new art experience.

Endless possibilities here at the Anvil Centre, open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Visit http://anvilcentre.com for more information regarding programs and events.

February 12th. 2016

14 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend in New West:

Happy “Single Awareness Day”! Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here New West! Single? Married? Friend-zoned? We’ve got you covered! Here are 14 romantic places to go and things to do this weekend (with a few places to grab a last minute gift thrown in):

For the “not ready to be tied down”:

Judge Begbie’s Tavern

Sit at the bar and meet new people or bring a group of friends! Begbie’s is a great place to enjoy a pint, grab some food, and potentially meet someone special!

Heritage Grill

With live music every day of the week, the Heritage is an excellent place to meet music lovers and make new friends! With daily drink specials and a late night menu, the Heritage is open until 2am!

Browns Socialhouse Brewery District

Great drinks, contemporary food and fun people—sounds like the recipe for a great night! Visit Brown’s in the Brewery District!

 

Not sure where you stand? You might be in “friends with benefits” territory:

Terminal Pub  

The Terminal Pub the perfect place for the married, the single, or the “not quite sure”! Plenty of craft beer on tap and delicious daily specials on the menu.

Hearts and Garters at the Columbia

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Quirky, sexy and above all fun—the ladies of Damask Burlesk are back with a romantic romp for Valentine’s Day! Starring: Cherry on Top, Audrey Hipturn, Hella Tang, Ruby Slickeur, Mr. Yoyothrower and, of course, the Damask Burlesk ladies Minnie Peron, Luna Essence and Diamond Minx!

Landmark Cinemas

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There’s nothing more classic than dinner and a movie! Follow the link for a special Valentine’s offer.

 

First Dates:

Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Love craft beer? Go on a craft beer tour of New West! And make sure to start with New West’s award-winning Steel & Oak! Cheers!

Hub Restaurant

With an amazing atmosphere, spectacular view and excellent view, the Hub is an excellent place to continue a first date craft beer tour!

Hops Northwest Pub

Boasting an impressive tap list of craft beer, Hops also offers a cozy atmosphere with a great patio and super friendly staff!

Frankie G’s Boilerhouse Pub

Great food, excellent service, craft beer on tap and a free shuttle to get you home safe?! What more could you want?

 

The Honeymooners:

Wild Rice

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Wild Rice has a spectacular riverside view, and makes fine cuisine made with love and locally grown ingredients! Check out their special Valentine’s menu curated by Head Chef Dante Ramos.

Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours

Climb aboard the Paddlewheeler for a romantic river cruise, featuring a 3-course dinner. Watch the sunset on the mighty Fraser and enjoy a delicious cocktail!

The Committed:

La Perla Ballroom

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Grab a group of friends and check out La Perla’s 3rd Annual Red Rose Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance!

Match Eatery and Public House at the Starlight Casino

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Bonus: Last Minute Gift Ideas

Brick and Mortar Living 

Urban Man Cave

Cartwright Jewelers

Bunches and Blooms

Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery

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You can show your love any time of the year! New West is an incredibly romantic city, from bridal row to our own love locks at Pier Park, it’s a beautiful setting for everything from a first date to a wedding!

February 12th. 2016

Feature Friday: The Met Hotel


One of the reasons why people come to visit New Westminster is for its rich history. So what if you could actually stay in one of its oldest buildings?!

The Met Hotel is a beautiful 27 room boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown. Built in 1892, the hotel’s exterior still features a beautiful Victorian-style architecture that is rare and unique find nowadays. With an historical exterior, the interior features a timeless classic look, yet modernized.

Each room comes fully equipped to make to your stay as comfortable as possible. All rooms come with free local calling, free wireless internet, and as well complimentary wake up calls and coffee. The Met Hotel has available designated dog-friendly rooms as well!

The Met Bar & Grill is located adjacent to the hotel. It’s a perfect place to meet with friends, family or coworkers. Their Executive Chef has created a beautifully delicious menu, with breakfast happening all day everyday! Visit http://www.metbargrill.com for a the complete menu and list of events.

 

For a more information and booking inquires visit www.themethotel.com or call 604.520.3815

Are you staying in New West with your sweetheart this Valentine’s weekend? Make the Met Hotel your choice of accommodation!