TODAY: Friday, Jan. 28
Roman Danylo, star of the CTV show Comedy Inc., returns to Coquitlam with his hit live sketch show. The Vancouver-based Danylo will bring some friends along too for a night of hilarious sketch and improv comedy and a parody featuring Danylo impersonating CSI actor David Caruso on the case of a homegrown Coquitlam mystery. With him are Nathan Clark and Denise Jones to perform the best sketches from Comedy Inc. with plenty of audience input. CSI: Coquitlam plays at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the show range from $20 to $38. For more information call 604-927-6555.
AT THE CROSSROADS
The Crossroads Coffeehouse returns tonight with a performance by local duo, Chapter 11. Bob Collins and Rob Sheridan have spent over 25 years developing their unique style of vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar folk and blues, covering dozens of popular favourites. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Square,Port Coquitlam). Admission is $5 and goes to support the Crossroads Hospice Society. To perform, contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information email email@example.com.
"Seasoned" raw foodists and newcomers alike are invited to participate in a weekend raw food retreat hosted by the Vancouver Raw Food School. VRFS instructors will guide you through raw food preparation techniques, lessons on the health benefits of raw food, yoga classes, massage, hiking, dance and other activities. Dorm-style accommodations are provided on-location at a residence near Mariner Way and Chilko Drive in Coquitlam. The retreat begins Friday at 6 p.m. and wraps up Sunday at 2 p.m. for a cost of $675, plus HST. Raw BC members get a $75 discount. For more information including the exact location of the retreat, call 604-942-4407 or visit vancouverrawfoodschool.com.
HALFTIME AT WOODY'S
Friday and Saturday only, rockers One and a Half perform at Woody's on Brunette (935 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Covering everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top, One and a Half are a mainstay of the Metro Vancouver bar-band scene.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Got what it takes to be the next Miss World Canada? Women 16 to 24 years old are invited to Miss World Canada tryouts on the upper level of Coquitlam Centre between Jacob and the Gap (2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam). Tryouts include a 20-second walk and a 20-second on-camera interview in which contestants are asked to share their non-profit fundraising ideas and explain why they are this year's Miss World Canada. Contestants are asked to bring a one-page bio and a head-shot photo (doesn't need to be professional). For more information call 604-313-6983 or visit missworldcanada.org.
Sunday, Jan. 30
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
Red Sky Performance's The Great Mountain, (formerly Weeping Mountain) uses theatre, dance and music to tell the story of Nuna, a young girl on an incredible journey to discover the source of Mother Earth's mysterious cries. Along the way, Nuna meets a variety of characters who help her discover the importance of courage and the transformative power of nature. Tickets for this 2 p.m. matinee at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) are $18 for adults, $14 for children and are available online at evergreengreenculturalcentre.ca or by calling the box office at 604-927-6555.
Kids ages 10 to 14 are invited to the annual Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship at Archbishop Carney Secondary School (1335 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam). Meet in the gym with appropriate footwear and take your best shots from the free-throw line. Sink the most buckets from the top of the key in your age group and you'll have the chance to move up to the regional free-throw championships. For more information and to sign up for the event contact Fred Weigman at 778-898-6540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A WALK TO REMEMBER
The annual Tri-Cities Investors Group Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is on today from 1 to 3 p.m. Meeting in the Wellness Room of the Port Moody Recreation Centre (300 Ioco Rd.), Tri-City walkers will be joined by those from Burnaby, New Westminster and Ridge Meadows as we celebrate our fundraising and awareness-raising efforts together. Participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors are still needed. Register at walkformemories.com or call 604.941.4697 or 1.800.667.3742.
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