Burlington, Ontario is a city rich in art and culture. Two of the places that consistently provide these experiences are the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
Whether you enjoy a live show full of music, acting and entertainment, or you’d rather spend a quiet night taking in visually stunning and thought provoking artistic pieces, Burlington has that for you. Just another reason to make Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City your hometown.
Both of these fine institutions have a reputation of presenting excellent exhibitions and shows that local residents and visitors enjoy regularly. Both have strong spring lineups that should have you getting ready to make your plans to visit very soon!
Have a look at the current and upcoming events, and enjoy!
Art Gallery of Burlington
Serendipity: When Life Gives You Lemons
Dates: February 4 to April 16, 2017
Location: Perry Gallery
Exhibit Description: Serendipity, or the happy accident, where one recognizes that the unforeseen result is as good as if not better than the expected result, has a long history in the world of ceramics. While one must be able to recognize the unforeseen, there are artists who have encouraged this result. Drawn from the Permanent Collection of the AGB, see some of the surprises that artists have found when they opened the kiln door.
Mother & Daughter: Gery Puley & Rayne Tunley
Dates: March 21 to April 18, 2017
Location: RBC Community Gallery
Exhibit Description: The Art Gallery of Burlington is pleased to present this small retrospective of work by Gery Puley and her daughter Rayne Tunley. As the saying goes, “Like mother, like daughter”, yet both have their own style, their own approach, their own vision. This exhibition celebrates the shared passion for painting and individual talents of mother and daughter.
Garden of Chimes
Dates: May 14 & 28 and June 11 & 25, 2017
Exhibit Description: This community outdoor installation will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by inviting the public to contribute to this exhibition by making wind chime pieces during Open Studio Chime Workshops on the following Sundays from 1pm-4pm in the AGB Creative Hub.
Learn more about the Art Gallery of Burlington at www.artgalleryofburlington.com.
Performing Arts Centre
Burlington Teen Tour Band in Concert
Dates: April 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
The Burlington Teen Tour Band is Canada’s largest and oldest youth band with approximately 170 members between the ages of 13 and 21. They are an internationally renowned military style precision marching band and perform proudly as “Canada’s Musical Ambassadors”.
Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
The ultimate Kung Fu experience! China’s Shaolin Warriors, known for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, showcase their remarkable skills, time-honored rituals and the spectacular imagery of Kung Fu as they perform incredible feats.
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and soulful poise.
Creative Acts – Centre Stage Theatre
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Centre Stage Theatre Productions and Centre Stage Theatre School join forces in a showcase of musical theatre, drama, comedy, and pop music. Incorporating excerpts from The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Annie, the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Once on this Island, Ariadne’s Thead, Grounded, and more. CREATIVE ACTS is a family event featuring theatre and music for all ages.
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Johannes Linstead and his group will set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic! From being named Guitarist of the Year, to winning seven Best Album awards, to six top-ten Billboard charting albums, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental and World Music genres.
Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl
Dates and Times: May 4 7:30 PM, May 5 7:30 PM, May 6 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Anthropology graduate Joanie Little is stuck working as a barista. Rather than let this get her down, she decides to make the most of her “underemployment”.
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal: Minus One
Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Performing at gripping speed, thirty-five dancers jump, spin, and then melt into movements that are slower, hypnotic, though still inspired, before coming full circle to explosive expressiveness.
Learn more about the Burlington Performing Arts Centre at www.burlingtonpac.ca.