Outdoor movies, park music for Labour Day long weekend

It’s back to school for SD43 students after Labour Day Monday.

Friday, Aug. 30

Spend the night watching Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda dance and sing in Mary Poppins Returns, on a 26’ screen at Gates Park (2300 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) — the last in the city’s Cinema Under the Stars series. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks for the outdoor flick that starts around 8:30 p.m. Call 604-927-8442 or visit portcoquitlam.ca/summer.

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Saturday, Aug. 31

The principal of Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary, David Starr, releases his ninth novel Like Joyful Tears at Chapters (2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) from 1 to 3 p.m. It’s his first historical fiction novel for adults. Call 604-464-2558.

Groove Terminal and blues musician Jesse Waldman conclude the city of Port Coquitlam’s Music in the Park series for the summer. The free concerts start at 1 p.m. at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) featuring folk and blues sounds. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/summer.

Head over to Aggie Park (3050 Chester St., Port Coquitlam) for PoCo Events Society’s inaugural Party in the Park. Sponsored by Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and the Great Canadian Gaming Corp., the bash includes free swimming at the outdoor Centennial Pool from 1 to 4:45 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. as well as 3D chalk art by Scott Gillies, kids activities, a 600-seat beverage garden and, on the Sound Stage, music by Hickelstock (noon); The Banned (1:20 p.m.); Brick Yard (2:40 p.m.); The Faceplants (4 p.m.); Pop Junkies (5:20 p.m.); and Faber Drive (6:20 p.m.). Visit facebook.com/PoCoEventsSociety.

Bundle up under the stars for the Panatch Group’s final movie of its Summer Cinema Series: Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson. The show will roll after sunset (about 8:30 p.m.) at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody). Bring a lawn chair, blankets and snacks. Visit 50electronicave.com.

Port Coquitlam musicians Chersea and Royal Oak — graduates of Terry Fox secondary — perform with Adera at the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St., Vancouver) for their August tour. Visit eventbrite.ca for $10 tickets to the show.


Sunday, Sept. 1

Vendors will sell their produce and products at the weekly Poirier Street Farmers Market, in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.

Hear songs made famous by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder at the last Summer Sundays concert of the season. The show by The Hitsville USA Band at 2 p.m. is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News; donations for the Crossroads Hospice Society are accepted by concert-goers. Visit summersundays.ca.


Monday, Sept. 2

It’s the last day for The Fair at the PNE, where dozens of Tri-City residents have entertained crowds and slung burgers for the past two weeks at 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver. Online admission is $16 for adults ($18 at the gate), $7 for seniors and $5 for kids. Visit pne.ca/fair/ to save.

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