WEEKEND: Scottish dinners, Russian music and Grade 12 art

Weekend events listing for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Jan. 24 to 26, 2020.

Friday, Jan. 24

The Royal Aloha Monday Orchestra entertains at the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $17.10. Call 604-927-4386.

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Kids can visit Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the free Family Forts After Dark. Fort materials, snacks and flashlights will be supplied. Registration is required by calling 604-927-7999 or visit fvrl.bc.ca.

Chilliwack meets Coquitlam on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for a 7 p.m. Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.

The Lion in Winter — a drama by James Goldman following Henry II of England, his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and their three sons, during Christmas 1183 — is the second play of the season for Coquitlam’s Stage 43 Theatrical Society. The show runs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit stage43.org.

Peter Tam, a Juno award judge who is now writing an album, will tickle the ivories at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam city hall) for the Crossroads Coffeehouse show. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the open stage at 7:30 p.m. and Tam headlining at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit crossroadshospice.org.



Saturday, Jan. 25

Learn about income tax returns for individuals and small businesses at a drop-in at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit coqlibrary.ca.

Members of the Inlet United Church (formerly St. Andrew’s - Ioco United Church) in Port Moody are asking for donations for the homeless shelter, located at 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam. New and gently used clothing can be dropped off at MLA Rick Glumac’s constituency office (2708 St. Johns St., Port Moody) from 1 to 4 p.m. These wares are accepted: men’s jeans (sizes 30 to 36); men’s and women’s running shoes, sweat pants, hoodies, gloves and winter jackets; men’s knee socks and underwear; and women’s ankle socks. Call 604-939-5513 or email office@sauc.ca.

It’s the 23rd edition of the Grade 12 art show Emerging Talent, opening with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The display, juried by retired SD43 art teachers Mike McElgunn, Jerry Pietrasko and Melanie Stokes, runs until Feb. 16. The gallery is open Wednesday noon to 8 p.m., Thursday to Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca/exhibit.

Robbie Burns’ poem to the haggis can be heard tonight, on the day of his birth, at the Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Rd., Coquitlam) when the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band hosts its annual Burns supper. A fundraiser for the Robert Malcolm Memorial (RMM) pipe bands, the celebration will see James Neill take over the Address to the Haggis this year. MCed by Coquitlam piper Mike Chisholm, the supper will also include performances by the Grade 1 SFU Pipe Band — which last year placed fifth for the third year in a row at the 2019 World Pipe Band Championships — the RMM pipe bands and others. For tickets at $80, visit sfupipeband.com.



Sunday, Jan. 26

Take home from freshly baked breads, handmade jewelry and succulents sold at the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit makebakegrow.com.

Drop into Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) with the kids for the monthly Family Day at PdA to make crafts inspired by the new art exhibits. Artist Phyllis Schwartz will also show how to develop lumen prints. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is encouraged through brownpapertickets.com or call 604-664-1636.

If you weren’t able to make it out for SFU’s dinner last night, head over to the Royal Canadian Legion branch 263 (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam) for its bash from 4 to 9 p.m. that includes a haggis eating competition, pipers, Highland dancers, music and dancing to Steel Rail’s sounds. Visit rclegion263.ca.

Classical, folk and modern tunes — played on Russian musical instruments by Trio Voronezh musicians Vladimir Volokhin, Valerie Petrukhim and Sergei Teleshev — can be heard at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca

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