Things to Do: The 'Kings' hit the Kaleidoscope stage

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Friday, Aug. 10

Tour the vendor booths at The Market at Brewers Row, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. in the parking lot at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.). Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the market includes such businesses as Wildflower Designs, Sweet Caroline Creative and Sweet Thea Bakery. Visit

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Pull up a chair at the Gallery Bistro for a performance by the folk music group Fraser Union, which plays at 8 p.m. following a dinner. The eatery is located at 2411 Clarke St., Port Moody. Visit to save a seat.


Saturday, Aug. 11

Bring your worn-out tires to Kal Tire (2573 Runnel Dr., Coquitlam) for the Tire Stewardship BC annual roundup. Tires on and off their rims are accepted during the drive, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit

If you’ve got water guns and buckets sitting in the corner of your home, pull them out for the city of Coquitlam’s summer water blast — happening from 1 to 3 p.m. at Spani Pool (655 Hillcrest St.). Admission is $2. Visit

The Philosopher Kings headline the city of Coquitlam’s annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival at TD Community Plaza (1299 Pinetree Way) at 8:30 p.m. But activities and performances start at 2 p.m. around Town Centre Park: Body art by Marie-Helene Babin, a writer’s corner with Coquitlam librarians, eco-art with Place des Arts, an artisan market, food truck alley, beer garden and tunes on the two stages. Entertainment on the Engage Stage starts at 3 p.m. with the Eagle Song Dancers followed by the Royal Academy of Bhangra (4:15 p.m.); Ouro (6 p.m.); and Mathew V (7:45 p.m.). And Bukola Balogun opens the show on the TD Community Plaza stage at 2 p.m. followed by The Kwerks (3:45 p.m.); Dawn Pemberton (5:15 p.m.); Kytami (6:45 p.m.); and Kytami (6:45 p.m.). Take the Evergreen Extension to Lafarge Lake-Douglas and walk five minutes to the festival site. Parking is free at city hall, Douglas College and on the surrounding streets. The festival is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News. Visit

Dante’s Paradise and Wax Cowboy saddle up at the bandshell at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village (beside city hall) for a Village Vibe show starting at 2 p.m. Visit

The Port Moody Film Society rolls two comedy/drama movies in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). At 7:30 p.m., it’s The Dressmaker — a rated-R Australian film about femme fatale Tilly Dunnage, starring Kate Winslet in the lead role and Judy Davis as her mother, Mad Molly — and, at 9:30 p.m., the society rolls What We Did On Our Holiday, a British film about parenting during divorce. Entry is $5 plus a $5 PMFS membership. Visit

Rebecca Stoelinga — aka Stolie — returns to Port Moody to promote her latest album, Follow Me, at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.) in a concert at 8 p.m. Her songs were inspired by winter months working in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Visit

Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler show you Latin steps in the rehearsal hall at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. The dance floor opens up for a party from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Take the Evergreen Extension to Lafarge Lake-Douglas as parking will be tight with the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival on at the nearby TD Community Arts Village. Admission is $10. Visit


Sunday, Aug. 12

Blueberry farmers — Beckmann, Forstbauer, Mandair and New Say Die — will sell their fruits at the Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave.). Visit

Join the Riverview Horticultural Society at 1 p.m. for a tree tour of the Riverview Hospital grounds. Meet at the Henry Young Esson building (2601 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam), up Holly Drive to Oak Crescent. Call 604-290-9910 or visit

Have a microchip inserted into your pet at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter (500 Mariner Way). The cost is $20 per electronic (M4S microchips are used). Book an appointment by calling 604-927-7386.

The Eagles’ tribute band, Eagle Eyes, whips up the best from the Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame band at the PCT Performance Stage at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the Summer Sundays concert series. Donations are accepted to the Crossroads Hospice Society. Visit

Ursidae is the guest performer for this week’s Music in the Square series, starting at 2 p.m. at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village bandshell (next to PoCo city hall). Visit


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