Dogwood Songsters entertain Thursday
Coquitlam’s Dogwood Songsters will lead an afternoon sing-a-long tomorrow (Thursday) at Dogwood Pavilion.
The group will entertain with “favourite songs that will bring good memories,” spokesperson Mario Acosta said.
The Oct. 25 event runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at the 50+facility, located at 624 Poirier St. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served. Admission is free; however, registration is required by calling Dogwood Pavilion (604-927-6098) and quoting code 407934.
Kids aged two and up can join “Mr. I” for his annual Halloween concert at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts on Sunday.
Attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories, which runs on Oct. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Maillardville facility (1120 Brunette Ave.).
Tickets at $7 can by purchased by phone at 604-664-1636 or online at www.placedesarts.ca.
Tri-City residents Maddy Osborne-Wood is Freda Caplan while Shanelle Horobec plays Betty Whitehouse in a Douglas College’s fall production.
The pair is in J.B. Priestley’s Dangerous Corner, a high-class dinner-gone-wrong drama from the college’s theatre and stagecraft & event technology departments.
Directed by Thrasso Petras, the show runs Nov. 2 to 10 in the New Westminster campus Studio Theatre (4100-700 Royal Ave.).
Meanwhile, Tri-City residents Paula Broderick and Nadia Bordignon are in the college’s show, The Rez Sisters, one of the most famous First Nations plays in Canada. Penned by Cree playwright Tom Highway, the production runs Nov. 9 to 17 at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at Douglas College (700 Royal Ave., New West).
Tickets for both shows are available through the Massey Theatre by calling 604-521-5050.
High school bands in the Tri-Cities looking to score some cash and recording prizes can sign up for BC’s Best Teen Band contest.
Sponsored by Youthink magazine, the fourth annual competition kicked off this month to help connect young musicians with big names in the music industry as well as to learn how to advance their careers in the field.
Awards for the first-place winner include $2,000 for artist development, $500 worth of merchandise from Long & McQuade, a recording session with Jay Evjen of Juicemix Productions at Greenhouse Studios and a song writing class with Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason. The winner will also be featured on the cover of Youthink.
The first annual contest was won by The Knots of Coquitlam. Bands have until Dec. 3 to enter via youthink.ca/bandcontest2013. The winner will be crowned after a live finale at the Electric Owl next April.