Friday, Jan. 21
SO LONG, CHARLEY
Stage 43's popular production of the musical comedy Charley's Aunt wraps this weekend at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and admission is $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors and are available at evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Friday and Saturday night only, Metro Vancouver's own cover-tune chameleons Dance Mob bring their high-energy hit parade to Woody's on Brunette (935 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Covering Eminem, Michael Jackson, Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon and more, the Mob promise to take over the dance floor and keep it rocking 'til late.
The Tri-City Singles Club meets tonight at 7:30 at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 Clarke St., Port Moody). New members are always welcome to join this over-40 group for their walking, dining, biking, travelling and theatre outings. Annual membership is $20 and meetings are held on the third Friday of every month to plan upcoming activities. For more info contact Marcy at 604-346-9776, Phyllis at 604-472-0016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Jan. 22
A BANNER YEAR
This Saturday and Sunday come out to to the annual Community Banner Painting Festival at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria (100 Newport Dr.). The theme of this year's banners is "Forests" and all are invited to come design a banner or just watch others at work. For more information contact Kristin Tracey, the public art coordinator at 604-469-4605 or email@example.com.
HEART DES ART
For one night only, Coquitlam's Place des Arts presents its We (heart) Music faculty concert in the PdA's Leonore Peyton Salon (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Trios and quartets featuring cellos, pianos, violins and clarinets will make for a richly diverse night of chamber music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 plus tax for adults and $11 for students and seniors.
MANDARIN OPEN HOUSE
Thinking about learning Mandarin but feel a little intimidated about where to start? Well today's your day because SD43 is offering a free Mandarin program open house for all ages from 9 a.m. until noon at its Confucius Classroom (1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Call 604-716-5118 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Jan. 23
The Coquitlam Winter Farmers Market is on today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.). With special demos, promotions and raffles as well as the usual local and delicious market fare, organizers say they are ramping up the festivities today because there are only seven events left in the winter market season. Volunteers are needed to get the word about about the upcoming events. Anyone interested in lending a hand is asked to contact Alaina at 604-318-8966 or email@example.com.
Emerging Talent XIV, a showcase of works by School District 43 Grade 12 art students, opens with a grand reception today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way. Coquitlam). This popular exhibition showcases the next generation of rising stars who are committed to pursuing post-secondary studies in fine art, graphics, ceramics and photography. Come out and see the Tri-Cities' top talent while you still can.
DANCE DANCE REVELATION
Coquitlam's danceLAB Studios presents Reveal, a preview of all the good things to come from the troupe in 2011. Artistic directors Jennifer Hill and Kirsten Sjoman lead their students through the paces at 1p.m. at Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam). Tickets for this special preview show are $16 in advance, $18 at the door and are available at the danceLAB studio (910 Sherwood Ave., Coquitlam).
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