Things to Do: Art shows, hockey action & The Odd Couple

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Friday, Jan. 11

Paintings, alcohol ink works and photography are in the limelight this month at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), which tonight hosts an opening reception at 7 p.m. The displays are by: Janet Strayer (FLOW: Nature, Art and Mind); Fran Friesen (A Celebration of Colour and Abstraction); and Fiona Howarth (And then there were none). Admission is free and the artists will be in attendance. Call 604-663-1636 or visit

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The Coquitlam Express hockey team takes on the Chilliwack Chiefs at 7 p.m. in the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit

The Port Moody Film Society’s first screening of the year is The Salesman, a movie directed by Asghar Farhadi that earned him his second Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The drama/thriller will roll at 7:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody city hall at 100 Newport Dr.). Entry is $5 at the door plus a $5 annual society membership. Visit

See Stage 43’s second play of the season, The Odd Couple, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The theatre company is showing Neil Simon’s female version of the hit production. For tickets, call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit


Saturday, Jan. 12

Learn how to make a candle using soy, vegetable, paraffin and beeswax — just like in the old days — with staff and volunteers at the Coquitlam Heritage Society. The lesson, which includes tips on dipping and rolling tapers, is from noon to 3 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Registration at $25 is open to participants aged 16 and up. Visit

The Port Moody Panthers Junior “B” hockey team battles the Mission crew at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) at 7:45 p.m. Visit

Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler lead a Salsa dance class for beginners at 8 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The dance party continues at 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Admission is $10. Visit


Sunday, Jan. 13

It’s time to fill up the fridge and cupboards with fresh produce, meats and non-perishable goods from the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit

Bring your ukulele for a jam session with the Cutie Circle members, who meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 PInetree Way, Coquitlam). Refreshments will be available. Admission is $3.50. Visit

The Coquitlam Express have their second home game of the weekend at 3 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) — this time, against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Visit


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