#BurlON til Feb 13
Heritage & Black History Month in Burlington
February is Heritage Month and Black History Month here in BurlON. Celebrate our city’s history with all of the amazing events being held throughout Burlington. On Thurs 7 is My Worldview as a Descendant of Slaves at Tansley Woods Library, on Sat 9 is Samurai Sword Making and on Tues 12 is Black History Month Film: The Road Taken, both at Central Library. Also, at the Art Gallery of Burlington is Dorothy Kew, Tombstone Tales, on Wed 13. For more things to see and do this week of Heritage Month, here is a calendar listing all of the events.
Try snowshoeing at Crawford Lake and learn about its origins while exploring the Iroquois village. Glen Eden is the place to be this winter so enjoy the slopes. Check online to see ski conditions and other information.
The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to get Back to Nature with hiking through the park. These are free guided hikes through the vast nature spaces the park has to offer. On Saturday Feb. 9 join our friends at Crawford lake for an Evening Snowshoe Hike
Visit Mountsberg Conservation Area for Raptors in Focus, on Sunday Feb 10. Get up close with the awe inspiring raptors and take fantastic photos.
Spiders Alive at the RBG
Arachnophobes beware, until April 14 the Royal Botanical Gardens will be crawling with spiders and their arthropod friends for Spiders Alive!. Here you can learn about the many adaptations and behaviours of spiders and other creatures in two interactive exhibits and daily programs for all ages. This event is included in your general admission to the RBG, so make sure to stop by during your visit.
On Thursday February 7 visit the RBG for Spiders After Dark. Grab a drink, enjoy some music, and experience the exhibit after dark. This event is 19+, and online registration is required.
Come downtown to the Rotary Centennial Pond for free Pond Skating until March 4. The cold temperature is perfect for keeping the rink frozen and for some time with the family while also being active. If you prefer to do your skating indoors, arenas in Burlington are hosting Public Skate sessions. Check online to see specific times, dates, and locations, as they do vary.
Arts and Culture
An exciting new exhibit is at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Until March 31, Territories in Metal showcases the works of four artists who work with metal and other materials to create magnificent works of art.
Also, both starting on Sat Feb. 9 are Voices in Black Canadian Narratives and Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s at the Art Gallery.
Every Sunday there is an open studio for families to enjoy. Admission is always free so make sure you stop by to check out these amazing exhibits and get creative.
There are always plenty of performances on at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. On Thurs 7 is Raine Hamilton, Fri 8 is Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket, and Sat 9 is “A Lyrical Affair to Remember”. Also, Fri 8 – Sat 9 is the 39th Annual Drury Lane Music Hall, and Fri 8 – Sun 10 Theatre Burlington has performances of “Strangers Among Us”.
Don’t leave it to the last minute to plan something to show your love this Valentine’s Day. With so many fabulous restaurants in the city try dining out or order in some tasty treats. Since it is a busy night book reservations so you won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for sweet gift ideas check out our sweet things section for inspiration. If experiences are more your thing our fun activities blog has some gift card ideas. Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre has a contest on now where you can show your love on the hill. See their Instagram account for the details. For other romantic ideas refer to the blog written last June by Cheryl Rodewig. However you decide to recognize this day, have fun and enjoy #BurlON!
- Fri Feb 1 – Thurs Feb 28: Burlington Heritage Month, Various Locations
- To Sun Feb 18: WinterSleigh Rides, Mountsberg C.A.
- To Sun March 4:Pond Skating * Weather permitting, Rotary Centennial Pond
- Sat Feb 2 – Sun March 31: Territories in Metal, Art Gallery
- Fri Sat 9 – Sun March 31: Voices in Black Canadian Narratives, Art Gallery
- Fri Sat 9 – Sun March 31: Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s, Art Gallery
- To Sun Apr 14: Spiders Alive!, RBG
- Sundays: Family Sunday Open Studio, Art Gallery
- Sundays: Back to Nature Hike, RBG
- Wed 6: Documentary Film Finding Vivian Maier, Central Library
- Thurs 7: NUVO Jam, NUVO Network
- Thurs 7: My Worldview as a Descendant of Slaves, Tansley Woods Library
- Thurs 7: Raine Hamilton, Performing Arts Centre
- Thurs 7: Spiders After Dark, RBG
- Fri 8: The Circle of Harmony Choir, Burlington Baptist
- Fri 8: Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket, Performing Arts Centre
- Fri 8 – Sat 9: Music Hall, Drury Lane Theatre
- Fri 8 – Sun 10: “Strangers Among Us,”Drama Centre
- Sat 9: Colour in Nature: Intermediate Photography, RBG
- Sat 9: Samurai Sword Making, Central Library
- Sat 9: “A Lyrical Affair to Remember,”Performing Arts Centre
- Sat 9: Evening Snowshoe Hike, Crawford Lake
- Sat 9: Voices in Black Canadian Narratives Opening Reception, Art Gallery
- Sat 9: Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s Opening Reception, Art Gallery
- Sat 9 – Sun 10: Ontario Cup Track Series, Mattamy National Cycling Centre
- Sun 10: Raptors in Focus, Mountsberg CA
- Sun 10: Twig ID, RBG
- Sun 10: Frans Post’s Dutch-Brazilian Renaissance Landscapes, RBG
- Sun 10: Heritage Bread Workshop, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm*SOLD OUT
- Tues 12: The Cultural Landscapes of Royal Botanical Gardens, Central Library
- Tues 12: Black History Month Film: The Road Taken, Central Library
- Wed 13: Dorothy Kew, Tombstone Tales, Art Gallery