top 5 picks for fun in New Westminster this Easter weekend

1. Enjoy a New West tradition at Easter in Queen’s Park on Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event includes a petting farm, crafts, face painting, kids’ activities wand a photo with the Easter bunnies (suggested $2 donation).

2. Visit the Amelia Douglas Gallery at Douglas College to see the Etherealize exhibition that features figure painting with Chinese-style ink on rice paper. It’s running at the Amelia Douglas Gallery at Douglas College until April 21. The gallery, located on the fourth floor of the college at 700 Royal Ave., is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

3. Check out Project Soul’s dynamic street dance show that combines freestyle and choreographed routines. This free, all-ages ArtStarts event is at River Market on Sunday, April 1, with shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Info: artstarts.com/events.

4. Take in some live music at the Heritage Grill where Buck Eye (formerly Future Fox) plays classic rock on Friday night and The Red Stars perform R&B/soul/rock on Saturday night.  The Heritage Grill is at 447 Columbia St.

5. Hit the dance floor at Starlight Casino’s Redbar Lounge on Friday and Saturday night, when Electric Ballroom performs classic tracks to modern hits all night long. Starlight Casino is at 350 Gifford St. in Queensborough.