Friday, Feb. 16
HIGH SCHOOL ART
It’s the last weekend to tour the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) where Emerging Talent 21 — a display of Grade 12 creative talent — closes Sunday. Don’t forget to vote on the People’s Choice award. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca/exhibit.
The multiple media exhibit A Mosaic of Our Past, as presented by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, opens with a reception at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. along with Port Town, a mixed media show by Lori Sokoluk. No cost for admission; a cash bar will be open to serve Monte Creek Ranch Winery. Both displays are up until March 17. Visit placedesarts.ca.
Get your runners on and bring a water bottle and towel for the city of Port Moody’s first annual Spin Party under disco lights. The spin room at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) will be turned into a spin nightclub, with two hour-long classes at 5:45 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Visit portmoody.ca to register a bike.
HOCKEY AT POIRIER
Take the kids to the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) to see the Coquitlam Express face the Penticton Vees at a 7 p.m. game. Or, on Saturday night, cheer on the Junior A home team as they go up against the Prince George players, also at 7 p.m. Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.
Heroes and Villains, a musical production by Moving Mirror, runs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $30 include appetizers from La Grotta Del Formaggio. Call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, Feb. 17
PERFORMING ARTS FEST
Hear young musicians and thespians compete in the 66th annual CDMF Performing Arts Festival, running from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam) and 1:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Winners have a chance to gain a spot at the provincial contest in Victoria this spring. Visit cdmffestival.ca.
Check out the vintage vehicles and take a walking tour around Port Moody for the city’s Heritage Day, running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at three locations: city hall (100 Newport Dr.); Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.); and Clarke Street, in Moody Centre. The Squares Barbershop, Golden Spike Can Can Dancers, Beauty Shop Dolls and the Port Moody secondary students perform during the celebration, which also includes family-fun games. A shuttle bus will transport guests to each location. Visit portmoody.ca/heritageday.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Usher in the Year of the Dog at Henderson Centre (1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) where the mall hosts new year’s activities from noon to 4 p.m. Prizes will be handed out every hour in a draw. Proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House. Call 604-552-6130.
An exhibit at Mackin House Museum in Coquitlam that highlights women’s garments from the Roaring ‘20s includes a show at 1 p.m. today by Vancouver fashion historian Ivan Sayers. The fundraiser for the Coquitlam Heritage Society takes place at All Saints Parish Church (821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam). For tickets, call 604-516-6151 or visit coquitlamheritage.ca. The display Rising Hemlines: An Exploration of 1920s Fashion, which features outfits from Sayers’ collection, ends on April 7.
Piano virtuoso — and Port Moody resident — Martin Mayer tickles the ivories for his “Grande Show” at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. featuring tunes from various genres. The production is a sneak peek to Mayer’s tour in China later this year. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
It’s cold outside but, in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), the temperature is on the rise as the dance floor heats up for a salsa night with instructors Alberto and Teresa. A class for beginners is at 8 p.m. while the Latin music party begins at 9 p.m. Entry is $10; parking is free or hop on the Evergreen Extension to Lafarge Lake-Douglas. Call 604-725-4654 or visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Count birds with the Burke Mountain Naturalists and Port Moody Ecological Society from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Noons Creek hatchery (340 Ioco Rd., behind the PoMo rec complex) as part o the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 16 to 19. Register at bsc_gbbc.eventbrite.ca.
Grab your fabric grocery bag and head over to the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) where the winter farmers’ market is underway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
AROUND THE WORLD
Take an imaginary trip around the globe at an open house in the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.). The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes craft making for the family. Get your Port Moody passport stamped, too. Admission is free. Visit pomoarts.ca.
Kim Sato and Project Soul present The Routes, a street dance show with freestyle and choreographed routines, at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) at 2 p.m. The production is part of the city’s 19th annual Sunday Coffee Concerts series. Tickets at $13/$11/$7 (no cost for kids 12 and under) are available by calling 604-927-PLAY or visit portcoquitlam.ca/coffeeconcerts.
YOUTH ART AUCTION
Place your bid for a piece of student art in a silent auction, organized by grade 9 and 10 TALONS students at Gleneagle secondary with proceeds supporting a bursary fund at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The closing reception, where the winning bids will be announced at 3:30 p.m., runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody). Visit Facebook.com/sd43yothartauction.
Christin Reardon MacLellan is the guest conductor at the next Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The show at 3 p.m. is titled Geosphere and includes works by David Maslanka, Frank Tichelli, Ron Nelson, Percy Grainger, Haydn Wood and Michael Daugherty. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Feb. 15, 2018: An earlier version of this article gave the incorrect date for the Around the World open house at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The correct date is Sunday, Feb. 18.