ARTS IN BRIEF: Country gals to play in Port Coquitlam

Langley sisters Robyn and Ryleigh Gillespie were at last month’s Golden Spike Days festival in Port Moody.

Langley sisters Robyn and Ryleigh Gillespie were at last month’s Golden Spike Days festival in Port Moody.

Now, the emerging country/pop duo will kick it up in Port Coquitlam on Saturday as part of the city’s Music in the Square series.

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The performers will light up Leigh Square Community Arts Village from 2 to 4 on Aug. 1 along with Bridgeworks, an acoustic post-folk ensemble from PoCo made up of Michael Kragelj and Dylan Leonard.

Both groups have recently released EPs.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, for the Music in the Park series, Tambura Rasa Trio will entertain at Lions Park from 2 to 4 p.m. The weekend shows are free. Visit



Get down to the sounds of the very funk Coco Jafro at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park on Sunday.

The show from 2 to 4 p.m. is part of the Summer Sunday Concerts sponsored by Pacific Coast Terminals, the TD Bank, Chevron, Flavelle Sawmill and The Tri-City News. And the August line-up is just as swell: Famous Players Band (Aug. 9); R&B Allstars (Aug. 16); Brickhouse (Aug. 23); and So Tight Band (Aug. 30).



Hear The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as he lends his voice to the DreamWorks Animation tale Home.

The PG-rated movie runs at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon and at the City Centre branch on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.



Subscription tickets are now on sale for Stage 43 Theatrical Society’s next season.

The Coquitlam-based community theatre company will present three shows at the Evergreen Cultural Centre: Men Are Dogs, a comedy by Joe Simonelli and directed by Richard Wiens (Oct. 15 to 18 and Oct. 21 to 24); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! a musical comedy by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts and directed by Charlene Scott (Jan. 14 to 17 and Jan. 20 to 23, 2016); and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, a comedy by Alan Ball and directed by Angela Bell (April 28 to May 1 and May 4 to 7, 2016). Individual show tickets go on sale Sept. 1. Visit

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