Friday, Oct. 29
Fall into the world of watercolours and abstract figures at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) as two new exhibits open with a reception at 7 p.m. Carol Rui, a website and graphic designer who graduated from Nanjing University in China and BCIT, shows Nature in Watercolour in the facility’s Mezzanine while charcoal artist Elsa Chesnel displays her drawings, paintings and sculptures for her Figurative Abstractions series in the Leonore Peyton Salon.
Tune in with Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre to see Tetsuro Shigematsu perform 1 Hour Photo, a drama that tells the story of Mas Yamamoto — a man who grew up along the Fraser River, was sent to a Japanese internment camp in the Second World War and, at the height of the Cold War, helped to build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic. Shigematsu, who also wrote the play, will speak with the audience after each show (it also runs on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $20/$10.
Saturday, Oct. 30
Take the family to Heritage Square (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) to see the Coquitlam Heritage Society’s Halloween Haunted Train Station. Tour the station, make a craft and sample the refreshments. The free event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Mackin House Museum. And don’t forget to bring a non-perishable good for the Share food bank for a chance to win a gift basket from Haunted History BC. Face masks have to be worn inside the train station and museum. No registration is required.
Sunday, Oct. 31
LAST MARKET DAY
It’s the final day of the season for the Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The Winter Farmers Market at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) takes over Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Coquitlam Express battle the Langley Rivermen on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for a 3 p.m. Halloween match. The hockey game follows Friday’s meet-up with the Surrey Eagles at the South Surrey Arena.