Friday, March 17
Join Monique Polloni, an author, broadcaster and producer, as well as the MC for Coquitlam’s upcoming Festival du Bois, for a talk about her book, Je ne suis pas seal dans me tete. The pre-festival event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Société francophone de Maillardville (938 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Register for free.
See the DreamWorks movie Madagascar come to life at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The junior version of the stage show is presented by Mountain Theatre. Tickets are $14 (plus tax).
Under Fire will cover the hits tonight and Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263 (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam) from 7 to 11 p.m.; membership on Saturday night is waived.
Saturday, March 18
Pack up your unwanted confidential documents and send them to the shredder at a spring fundraiser organized by the Rotary Club of Coquitlam. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News and Canadian Tire in Coquitlam, the event takes place in the parking lot of Canadian Tire (corner of Lougheed Highway and King Edward Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shredding is by donation.
Find out how cultures around the world celebrate the start of spring at a family-friendly session at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The Coquitlam Heritage Society will have two sessions — at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — for visitors to hear the presentation, make crafts and snack on treats. Registration is required.
Fifty students of Lili Akbari of the Annar Academy will show their acrylic paintings, and clay and ceramic artwork at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) starting 5:30 p.m. Entry is free.
The Coquitlam Express battles the Victoria Grizzlies tonight on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam); the game starts at 7 p.m. And on Sunday, the hockey team faces the Nanaimo Clippers for a 3 p.m. match at the Palace during its regular season.
Hear musician Alexis Normand at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) as part of a pre-festival event for the upcoming Festival du Bois in Maillardville. Normand’s show, Assez French, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., is a presentation by the Société francophone de Maillardville and SFU’s Bureau des affaires francophones et francophiles. She’ll also lead a conversation with the audience about language, identity and place.
CHA CHA CHA
Grab a friend and try out merengue, cumbia, bachata and other Latin steps at the Salsa night at Site B Brewing and Community (3012 Murray St., Port Moody). The beginner’s class starts at 8 p.m., with the dance floor open until midnight. Admission is $15. The event is open to dancers 19+.
Sunday, March 19
Brûlée To Go, Heights Coffee and Nakedough are among the vendors at this week’s Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.).