Five Things for the Weekend

Weekend events guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, for Nov. 5 to 8, 2020.

Thursday, Nov. 5


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Celebrate Indie Author Day with the Coquitlam Public Library as it hosts a virtual talk with Nilofar Shidmehr, an award-winning writer who’s currently an instructor in the Liberal Arts Program and Adults 55+ Program at SFU. The Zoom meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. To register, go to (under programs and events) or email


Friday, Nov. 6


Book a spot to view two new exhibits at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) in person. Desiree deRuiter’s Eons — a series featuring mezzotints, etchings and sculptures — is in mezzanine while Zenobia Turnbull’s Western Landscapes (below) is in the Leonore Peyton Salon. Both displays are up until Dec. 17. To tour the galleries, call 604-664-1636, ext. 0, for an appointment.



Saturday, Nov. 7


Hear from award-winning author Caroline Adderson about how to create story characters, in an online workshop presented by the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.). Her talk is from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, visit


Mike Delamont returns to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for two live shows on his Socially Distant Comedy Tour, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Delamont is best known for his God Is A Scottish Drag Queen series. For tickets, visit


Sunday, Nov. 8


Shop for fresh produce and artisan wares, and hear entertainment at the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a new location: on the left side of the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.), by the tennis courts. Visit



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