Experience - Upcoming Events

Stories of mythical beings have been with us for thousands of years passed down through generations. These legends, which were sometimes inspired by fossils or living animals, continue to inspire us today. Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures  (organized by the American Museum of Natural History) traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most iconic mythic creatures. Cost: Free with regular Museum admission

Live @ West Plains! presents...

Raspberry Pickles and Ham


A Robbie Burns Celebration

Celebrate the life of Robbie Burns with lively gigs, reels and toe-tapping tunes.

Sing along with our soloist and string players.

Join the merriment and hear stories and jokes about the Scottish Bard! (There may be shortbread!)

Come and enjoy a great afternoon!

Raspberry Pickles and Ham is a group of about 10 fiddlers, keyboardist, and singer, led by Olga Hencher.

Sunday Jan 26th, 2:30-4:00 pm, Theatre Room (first-come, first-served seating. Doors open at 2 pm).

Snow Date : Sunday, Feb. 2nd, same time, same place - in case of bad weather, please check here for updates, call 905-320-4989 or call the church 905-529-4871 for the recorded message.

Donations appreciated to support the continued live music-making of Raspberry Pickles and Ham and West Plains United Church, with thanks! (There will be tea and shortbread!)

West Plains United Church is an accessible space. All welcome!

Register today for a Japanese Sword Appreciation Workshop to hear swordmaker Pierre Nadeau explain the art of swordmaking! This event is held in partnership between Burlington Public Library and the Burlington Mundializaiton Committee.

Link to register: https://attend.bpl.on.ca/event/3495819

A tour of of St. Luke's Anglican Church

Since 1834, The Parish Church of St. Luke has been a place of worship for Anglicans in Halton County. Chief Joseph Brant gave the land for church use and his daughter, Elizabeth Kerr, supported the founding of St. Luke’s. The parish has continued this legacy of tradition while meeting the needs of the contemporary world.

Ever wonder how true a DNA test is in determining your ethnicity?

In this lecture genealogist Steve Fulton sheds light on the accuracy and uncertainties of popular DNA testing kits.

A Burlington Heritage Month special presentation.

Registration required at bpl.on.ca

Burlington Arts and Culture Fund Applications Now Open!
Join us for an Information Session on Monday, January 20.

The City of Burlington has launched the 2020 Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF), an annual program that provides project grants to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and culture organizations to foster creativity and enrich how Burlington residents experience and engage with arts and culture.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2020 and will fund projects from April 2020 to March 2021.To be eligible for BACF funding, applicants must be located in Burlington and must be:

  •  An incorporated not-for-profit arts and culture organization or a charitable arts and culture organization;
  • An individual artist or arts and cultural collective (defined as three or more individuals) that exhibit high achievement in arts and culture programming;
  • A multicultural group that fulfills a significant role in the Burlington community through the arts and culture.

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity and the application process is encouraged to join staff and arts and culture professionals for an information session on:

Date:  Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
Time:  7 to 9 p.m.
Location:  City Hall, 426 Brant St. Room 247

*Light refreshments will be provided

Visit burlington.ca/artsandculturefund for criteria and guidelines, details on eligibility, funding requirements and the application process.

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE presents a gripping insight into Irish life with Martin McDonagh's trademark dark humour. The challenge of two generations of women living under one roof is played out with an oddly wonderful disturbing blend of comedy and callousness.

Celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions with a full fair of FREE offerings including a performance by Atom Cianfarani featuring their Operate With Less (OWL) handmade styrofoam shredding machine, a newly commissioned dance/aerobic work by Joaquin Wall, a sonic intervention by Adee Roberson, and bumping beats from DJ Smooth Transitions and DJ Donna Lovejoy.Enjoy free refreshments, try zine-making with Tara Bursey, hands-on learning and building with BurlingtonGreen, or upcycle plastic toys with the Tiny Toy Company. Doors to the event open at 7 PM!
Built in the early 1990s, the Halton Mosque is the only masjid (a Muslim place of worship) in the City of Burlington.  Guided tours of the mosque with displays and literature, as well as, hand henna designs, artistic calligraphy, and try-a-hijab; which the guests can keep".

Heritage Month

Bring family and friends to AGB’s FREE drop-in art studio in our GWD Foundation for Kids’ Creative Hub. Our facilitators offer ideas as sources of inspiration to encourage visitors to engage with art and craft making.

Children must be accompanied by parents or adult caregivers.