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THINGS TO DO GUIDE: Ballet, hockey and music

Both sun and rain are predicted this weekend so, luckily, if the showers hit, there are plenty of indoor events and activities to enjoy in the Tri-Cities. TODAY: Friday, Feb.

Both sun and rain are predicted this weekend so, luckily, if the showers hit, there are plenty of indoor events and activities to enjoy in the Tri-Cities.

TODAY: Friday, Feb. 10


Take the family out to watch the Coquitlam Express Junior 'A' hockey club in action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a BC Hockey League game at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex (640 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Single game tickets are $13/$9/$6; kids aged under five get free admission. Visit


Grab some popcorn and curl up with the Port Moody Film Society's latest offering, The Colors of the Mountain, Colombia's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. The flick starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Cost is $5 plus an annual membership of $5. Visit


The Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse puts Pearl (aka Kathy Francis and Andrea Smith) on stage at The Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam). Doors open at 7 p.m., with an open mic at 7:30 p.m. (email [email protected] to perform) and the guests artists on at 9 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door. Visit


Take a wander through Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) to see the acrylic paintings of Tri-City resident Alexis Plavan. At 11, Plavan is the youngest artist ever to show work at the library.

Saturday, Feb. 11


Load up on goodies and support the ladies' auxiliary at the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 263 (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam) at their bake sale and tea, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Join the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society as it meets at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom at the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St.). Call 604-937-4130.


Artists are invited to network - and cheer on the Vancouver Canucks as they battle the Calgary Flames - at a special hockey night gathering at the Burrard Public House (2414 St. John's St., Port Moody) at 6:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by ArtsConnect's ArtistCircle. Call 604-931-8255.

Sunday, Feb. 12


Ballet Jörgen presents classical and modern ballet numbers at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m., featuring a diverse program that includes Icarus by Malgorzata Nowacka; Life and Laughter, a new piece from Bengt Jörgen; and Rendezvous by Robert Desrosiers. For tickets, call 604-927-6555. Meanwhile, company dancers will hold a master ballet and repertoire class for students, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the ECC rehearsal studio. The cost is $25. Visit


The four-piece country band Whiskey Jane, featuring Natalye Vivian on vocals, launches the 13th annual Sunday Coffee Concerts series at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/$15 per show, with free admission for children aged under 12. The series is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News. Call 604-927-8400 or visit


Join SFU students Indu Murugathasan, Jonathon To, Kade Markson, Kevin Kumar, Whitney Chow and Jenni Rempel for their Heart & Soul Valentine's benefit for the Theatrix Youtheatre Society and SFU emerging artists. The fundraiser happens at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at $35 are available through


The 1st Port Coquitlam Scout Group holds its bottle drive at Kilmer elementary school (1575 Knappen St., Port Coquitlam) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For assured pick-up of empties, call 604-970-2579.

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