Things to Do: Blues music at two art galleries

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Friday, Jan. 25


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Craig Williams and Barry Truter — aka the Jook Joint Jokers — play the blues at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, a fundraiser for the Crossroads Hospice Society; the pair will be joined by musician Ellen van der Hoeven. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the show in the Michael Wright Art Gallery at Leigh Square Community Arts Village. Visit


Saturday, Jan. 26


As part of its Heirlooms and Treasures exhibit at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), the Coquitlam Heritage Society hosts a workshop with Diane Rogers, a past president of the BC Genealogical Society. Her talk, which starts at 1 p.m., is open to teens 16 and up. Admission is $5. Call 604-516-6151 or visit


Juno-award nominee blues musician Brandon Isaak stops in at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 8 p.m. Call 604-937-0998 or visit


The Hot Salsa Dance Zone — aka Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler — spins some Latin tunes for its weekly dance party in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam); the dance class for beginners starts at 8 p.m. with the floor opening up at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. Visit


Sunday, Jan. 27


Cap off the last weekend of January by visiting the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Kids can head over to the craft table to make egg carton jellyfish; musician Corey Primus entertains. Visit


Young musicians at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) show their skills at a concert starting at 3 p.m. No cost for admission. A social with the students is at 4:30 p.m; refreshments will be served. Call 604-664-1636 or visit


If you missed last weekend’s opening reception for Emerging Talent 22 — an exhibit of Grade 12 art from School District 43 students — be sure to tour the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), which is open Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and today from noon to 4 p.m. And don’t forget to vote for your favourite. No cost. Call 604-927-6555 or visit

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