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posted by: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel And Conference Centre on: February 10, 2020

Photo by: Gabriel Santos

You don’t always need to venture downtown to take in Vancouver’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Some of the best the city has to offer is right here in Burnaby! And, this February, the stage is hot with everything from classic opera to an all-ages hip-hop music festival. 

Madama Butterfly 

 The tragic story of Ciocio-san, a young Japanese woman who marries Pinkerton, an American naval officer, has been moving audiences to tears since it first premiered in Italy in 1904. Soon after the wedding, Pinkerton goes back to the U.S. Three years pass as Ciocio-san raises their son and faithfully awaits Pinkerton’s return. But when he does come back, he arrives with his new American wife—and intends to take his son back to America with him. Giacomo Puccini’s magnificent score explores love, betrayal, and the clashing of two different cultures in the late 1800s. The opera is being performed at the Shadbolt Theatre from February 22-29. 

Shrek the Musical

 Don’t miss the chance to see everyone’s favourite green ogre busting into song! Based on all three Shrek films, Shrek the Musical was a big hit on Broadway when it debuted in 2008 and has been going strong with tours all over the world ever since. Hilarious, heartfelt, and filled with songs like “I’m a Believer,” the production is a must-see for anyone who is a fan the movies—or musicals, for that matter. It runs at the Michael J. Fox Theatre on February 15.

Lil Fest

 If you’re in town with your family and you’ve got some hip-hop lovers in the bunch, be sure to stop in at Lil Fest on February 15 at the PNE Forum. The hip-hop music festival is an all-ages show and features international stars alongside local favourites. The lineup includes Shoreline Mafia and Lil Tracy, as well as Vancouver’s own Prado and Anklegod. Doors open at 5pm.

When planning your trip, be sure to book your stay with us here at Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel. We’re conveniently located, near Vancouver and close to the skytrain, making it a cinch to get to and from any of the shows or into downtown. And, along with thoughtful details like in-room movies and 43’’ flat screen TVs in our pet-friendly guest rooms, our Burnaby hotel also features excellent on-site amenities including a fitness facility, complimentary hot breakfast, and free parking. Get in touch to make your reservations today!