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THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Who let the cat out at Centennial?

Books, bellydancing and The Big Game are three great reasons to stay indoors and out of the rain this weekend. But in case you want more, here's what's happening in and around the Tri-Cities. Friday, Feb.

Books, bellydancing and The Big Game are three great

reasons to stay indoors and out of the rain this weekend.

But in case you want more, here's what's happening

in and around the Tri-Cities.

Friday, Feb. 4


Becky's New Car: Finding the On-Ramp to Happiness is a

comedic joyride about leaving daily routines in the dust and

racing down life's unpredictable turns and blind corners.

And that's exactly what Becky does when a dashing millionaire

becomes suddenly smitten with her at the car dealership

where she works. But when the hot pursuit reaches a fork

in the road, Becky's faced with more than one tough decision.

The show runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the

Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)

with an additional 4 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets are $10

and are available online at or at

the ECC box office.


A creative interweaving of some of the most beloved

tales from children's storyteller Dr. Seuss, Seussical the

Musical, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at

Centennial secondary school (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam). A

cast of more than 40 Centennial theatre students, plus musicians

and crew, have been working since October to emulate

the characters from The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole

Christmas, and Horton Hears a Who! Tickets for the shows

are $13 in advance and $15 at the door for adults, and $10 in

advance and $15 at the door for students. For more information,

call Centennial school at 604-936-7205.


Joe's Atlantic Grill (2410 St.Johns St., Port Moody) is hosting

an Irish/East Coast music event to raise money to give

the gift of music to an elementary school in the Philippines.

Starting at 7 p.m., this free event will feature local musicians

and a no-obligation collection box for donations of cash and

children's items like puzzles, toys, educational DVDs and

CDs. The money raised will be used to buy a stereo and a

new computer for the school as well as to ship the donated

items to the Philippines at a cost of $100 per box. The more

money that's raised, the more they can send. For more information

about the event and to get involved in the cause, call



A "gigantic" winter book sale is being held tonight from 6

to 9 p.m. at Port Moody's St. Johns Anglican Church (2208 St.

Johns St.). With more than 5,000 classic, mystery, children's,

sci-fi, comic and culinary titles to choose from, there's sure

to be something for everyone. The sale picks up again on

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6


The internationally renowned Bellydance Superstars

present Bombay Bellywood at 8 p.m. at the Red Robinson

Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). This all-new

show incorporates a wide array of Indian dance styles like

Bollywood and Bhangra with a unique mix of bellydance,

Egyptian cabaret and Native American styles. Bombay

Bellywood is the brainchild of Miles Copeland, a music

business mogul who has served as agent, manager and record

label chief for acts such as The Police, The Sex Pistols,

R.E.M.,The Moody Blues and Blondie. Tickets for the Red

Robinson show range from $39.50 to $49.50 plus taxes and service

charges. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations,

by phone at 604-280-4444 or online at


More than a dozen different vendors of fine books, jewelry,

candies, scrapbooks and handicrafts will be on hand for the

Ranch Park Elementary School Craft Day & Vendor Fair at

Ranch Park Elementary (2701 Spuraway Ave., Coquitlam).

Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., admission is free and proceeds

will benefit the Ranch Park parents advisory council. For more

information email Susan at

Sunday, Feb. 7


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 on top of

the usual local and delicious market fare, the winter market

runs alternating Sundays from November to April. Anyone

interested in lending a hand is asked to contact Alaina at 604-

318-8966 or


With one of the area's largest football pools, Woody's on

Brunette (935 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) is a safe bet for Super

Bowl Sunday action. Door prizes, a 50/50 draw and brunch

start well before the big game at 10 a.m. and don't wrap up

until late Sunday night.

The John B. Pub (1000 Austin Ave., Port Moody) is hosting a

Texas-themed Super Bowl tailgate party with prize giveaways

and drink specials. $25 gets you two drinks, food and chances

for the door prize packages including Grey Cup 2011 tickets

and accommodations. Reserve your spot now by calling the

pub at 604-936-5383.


The 7th annual Trivia Night fundraiser at Our Lady of

Assumption School (2255 Fraser Ave., Port Coquitlam) has

a "Billboard Top 10" theme this year. Come with your team

dressed as your favourite music indistry legend and be prepared

to answer 6 rounds of 10 questions for fabulous prizes.

Between rounds there will be a silent auction, games, complimentary

beverages, snacks and a cash bar. Participants

are welcome to bring their own food too. Competitors will

face an expected 34 teams of 8 participants and this event

sells out fast. Tickets are $15 per person or $120 for a table.

Reserve your spot at or call 778-835-3360.

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