Things to Do: High school musicals at Pinetree, Centennial

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Feb. 8 to 10.

Friday, Feb. 8

COFFEEHOUSE
Singer-songwriter Ivan Boudreau headlines tonight’s Crossroads Coffeehouse, a gathering at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in Leigh Square Community Arts Village (beside Port Coquitlam city hall) from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Proceeds are donated to the Crossroads Hospice Society. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit crossroadshospicesociety.com/calendar/coffeehouse.php.

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PG ACTION
The Coquitlam Express face the Prince George Spruce Kings for a home game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.

REFUGEE FLICK
The Other Side of Hope by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki is screened at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr.) by the Port Moody Film Society, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 plus a $5 annual fee. Visit pmfilm.ca.

MUSICALS
Pinetree secondary’s Treehouse Theatre wraps up its winter production of Monty Python’s Spamalot tonight, with its finale at the Coquitlam school (3000 Pinewood Ave.) starting at 7:30 p.m. Entry is $15 at the door. And Centennial secondary ramps up 9 to 5 this week at the school (570 Poirier St.). The production is tonight and Saturday, and Feb. 13 to 15 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee on Feb. 15. Tickets for the evening run are $16/$13 via centtheatre.com.

TEA TIME
Comic actors James and Jamesy — aka Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles — bring their audience-participatory romp, 2 for Tea, to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. Call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

OLE!
Cuban guitarist Josue Tacoronte and Venezuelan singer Jafelin salute gypsy flamenco and Latin folk music at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 8 p.m. Call 604-937-0998 or visit gallerybistroportmoody.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

HELP THE BIRDS
Join the Burke Mountain Naturalists as they inspect and clean nesting boxes at Minnekhada regional park and around the DeBoville Slough. Meet in the parking lot at the entrance to the slough (at Victoria and Cedar drives) at 10 a.m. To volunteer, email votton@sfu.ca.

HELP THE PLANTS
Members of the Port Moody Ecological Society remove invasive weeds from around the Noons Creek hatchery (behind the recreation complex, 300 Ioco Rd.) from 9 to 11 a.m. — and need help with the pull. To register, call 604-469-9106 or email portmoodyecologicalsociety@hotmail.com. Visit noonscreek.org.

FOR MY SWEETIE
Create an old-fashioned Valentine’s Day card with ribbons, lace, dried flowers and other materials with the Coquitlam Heritage Society, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Refreshments will be served. Register via coquitlamheritage.ca.

SPELLING BEE
Kids aged eight to 12 can show their spelling chops at the Port Moody Public Library’s bee, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (inside PoMo city hall, 100 Newport Dr.). To register your child for a spot, call 604-469-4577.

LOVE ME TENDER
Steve Elliot will sing songs made famous by Elvis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash at a dinner show at the Glen Pine Pavilion, a Coquitlam seniors centre (1200 Glen Pine Crt.); the meal will be served at 6 p.m. To register at $32.50, visit signmeup.coquitlam.ca.

HOCKEY NIGHT
There’s Pacific Junior Hockey League action at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) at 7:45 p.m. when the Richmond team takes on the Port Moody Panthers. Visit portmoodypanthers.com.

JAZZ, BLUES
The live music this weekend at Port Moody’s Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.) continues tonight with a show from The Lawless Firm, at 8 p.m. Call 604-937-0998 or visit gallerybistroportmoody.com.

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

FRESH PRODUCE
Take your grocery bags to the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) where, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendors will sell their goods in the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market. Kids can make a fuzzy love bug for Valentine’s Day at the craft table while shoppers can enjoy the sounds from musician Ranj Singh. Visit makebakegrow.com.

HAWAIIAN STRUMS
The Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instrument Enthusiasts — aka the CUTIE Circle — meets from 2 to 4 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). New members with ukuleles are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Admission is $3.50. Visit cutiecircle.com.

IN THE RINK
The Wenatchee Wild are the visitors for the Coquitlam Express home game, starting at 3 p.m. in the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Go to coquitlamexpress.ca to buy tickets online or the arena an hour before puck drop. 

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