There's plenty to get up to in Burnaby this week! (Marco Ovies / Burnaby Beacon)

What’s going on in Burnaby: May 29–June 5

From sketch nights to bird watching, there is so much to do in Burnaby!

By Marco Ovies | May 27, 2022 |5:00 am

Struggling to find something to do in Burnaby next week? Well, look no further! Here are seven Burnaby events for you to check out.

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$2 drinks from Soon Coffee


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To celebrate Soon Coffee’s first birthday, they’re selling all their drinks on their menu for $2. That’s right: any drink, any size, and however many you want. The celebration is taking place all day on May 31—so be sure to get to Soon Coffee early, as we’re sure there will be a line of people wanting to get their caffeine fix.

Address: The Amazing Brentwood Food Hall, 4567 Lougheed Hwy

Birds of Burnaby Lake

Burnaby Lake Regional Park is one of the best birding spots in all of Burnaby. Join Lindz Marsh and other local birders on May 29 for a walk along the trails and learn all about the birds that call Burnaby Lake their home. This is the best time of year to see seasonal visitors alongside local birds. There are two tours you can sign up for online, one starting at 11:30 am and the other starting at 1:30 pm. This event is free but registration is required and it’s recommended you bring a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Address: Burnaby Lake Park Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave

A New Beginning: BCCMA 2022 Annual Concert


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Watch the BC Chinese Music Association’s annual concert on May 30 at 7 pm at the Michael J Fox Theatre. There will be performances from BC Chinese Orchestra, BC Chinese Music Ensemble, and BC Chinese Youth Orchestra. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased online.

Address: 5455 Rumble St

Elgar Orchestra Spring Concert

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The Elgar Strings Orchestra will be performing at the Deer Lake Gallery on Sunday, June 5 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. The concert will include classic music from Beethoven, Mozart, and more! Afterwards, there will be a reception with light refreshments and snacks, along with a fundraising bake sale. The fundraiser proceeds will go towards hiring a conductor. Tickets are free and can be reserved online but donations are encouraged.

Address: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave

Sketch Party

Join the Burnaby Art Council at the Deer Lake Gallery for nude life drawing session for art students and professional artists on June 3 from 7 to 9 pm. It will consist of a few warmup poses and short poses followed by one longer 20 min pose. There will also be an intermission break where artists can mingle and purchase beverages. This is a 19+ event and tickets cost $20 which includes paper and an easel (you can also bring your own), and one complimentary drink.

Address: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave

Paint Party: Roll Into Summer

If you’re looking for an art activity for all ages, then you can visit the Deer Lake Gallery on June 4 from 7 to 9 pm for their summer paint party. You’ll be making a mixed media project and you’re encouraged to bring in your own shells, rocks, or anything that might be hanging around from your previous vacation. There will also be extra shells provided if you do not have your own. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online.

Address: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave

SFU Burnaby Campus Tour

If you’re a future SFU student or are just interested in seeing what the campus has to offer, then head up Burnaby Mountain on June 1 from 11 am to 1:30 pm for a student-led tour. You’ll be able to explore residences, the library, the gym, classrooms, academic buildings, gardens and more! You can register for this free tour online.

Address: SFU Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr

Marco Ovies

Marco Ovies is Burnaby Beacon's Lifestyle Content Creator focusing on all things food, events, and fun things happening in the city.

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