Friday, Oct. 11
PLACE YOUR BIDS
Two annual auctions to support Port Coquitlam-based charities are now on: The Amanda Todd Legacy Society, which is giving proceeds to a number of programs, ends Monday while the Ultimate Online Auction for the I Am Someone — Ending Bullying Society wraps up Oct. 20. To view the auction items up for grabs, go to amandatoddlegacy.org and iamsomeone.ca.
Cheer on the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association players competing in the peewee A hockey tournament until Monday at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit coquitlamminorhockey.org.
CRAFT BEER FEST
Coquitlam’s only microbrewery, Mariner Beer, hosts its fall festival at its venue (H-1100 Lansdowne Dr.) from 6 p.m. to midnight featuring sounds from DJ Joey and the release of two new beers: Festival Vienna Lager and a fruit sour. Visit marinerbrewing.ca.
Meet the artists behind the three exhibits opening at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam): Mat Holmstrom (Pacific Splendour); koralee (Capacity); and Rose Kapp (Character Building). Admission to the opening reception is free. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. The shows are on until Nov. 7. Visit placedesarts.ca.
The Evergreen Cultural Centre’s youth engagement project retells the fairytale Cinderella at the Coquitlam venue (1205 Pinetree Way) at 7 p.m. with repeat performances Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. The show is directed by Mandy Tulloch. Call 604-927-6566 or visit evergreenculuralcentre.ca.
BANJOS, PENNY WHISTLES
The band My American Boyfriend — aka Tom Rawson and Ellen van der Hoeven — headline the Crossroads Hospice Society’s coffeehouse concert, held at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam city hall). The stage opens at 7:30 p.m. while the duo performs at 9 p.m. Admission at the door is $5, with proceeds supporting the Crossroads Hospice Society. Visit crossroadshospicesociety.com.
The thriller First Reformed — starring Ethan Hawke as Rev. Ernst Toller and directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo) — rolls at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. Entry is $5 at the door plus a $5 Port Moody Film Society membership for the year. Visit pmfilm.ca.
The city of Port Coquitlam hosts its Friday night Youth Late Night Skate at the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 10:15 to 11:15 p.m. The supervised drop-in for 11- to 18-year-olds at Arena 3 is $3 and includes rentals. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Two Tri-City libraries host storytime for little ones this morning: the Terry Fox Library, in the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), is at 10:15 a.m. while the Coquitlam Public Library hosts its session at 10:30 a.m. in the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way). Visit fvrl.bibliocommons.com/locations/PC and coqlibrary.ca.
Check out what the 50 vendors at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.) have to offer with their handmade creations as North Vancouver Markets and Events Inc. returns with its Fall Harvest Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission is $2; no charge for kids ages 12 and under. Visit nvmarketsandevents.com.
Sip some suds at Moody Ales (2601 Murray St.) along Port Moody’s Brewers Row as it marks five years since it opened. The party runs from noon to 10 p.m. and includes an anniversary special release, food and music from Brad Pedwell (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.) and The New Shackletons (4 to 7 p.m.). Visit moodyales.com.
Take a spin on the new Arena 3 at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) during the public skate from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.
CHA CHA CHA
It’s Salsa night in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) as Latin beats play for the dance class at 8 p.m. and the party that follows, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Load up on freshly picked veggies, baked goods and meat for a Thanksgiving meal this long weekend at the weekly Poirier Street Farmers Market, happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). The market season ends on Oct. 27. Visit makebakegrow.com.
Monday, Oct. 14
Toddlers and preschoolers can listen to stories at a Thanksgiving reading at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Families can stay afterwards to play Lego and Keva plank games. No cost. Visit coqlibrary.ca.