FRIDAY, AUG. 5
BC Entertainment Hall of Famer Diane Lines stops by the TD Community Plaza at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a performance at 6 p.m. as part of the City of Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series. Lines was the pianist for Michael Bublé, as well as the principal pianist and vocalist with the Dal Richards Band. And stay for the headliner: Sweet Swing Band, a Vancouver fixture that plays from 7:45 to 9 p.m. Food trucks will be available. The series is presented by Coquitlam Centre.
SIDE BY SIDE
The Ioco Players presents Stages: Sondheim & Schwartz, a musical revue penned by the troupe’s founder Mike Arseneault, tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, the concert-style show takes place in the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr.). Tickets are $35.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6
Families can drop into the Port Moody Public Library (inside Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr.) from 10 to 11 a.m. for Family Fun at the Library. Make a craft or STEM activity and play with an instrument in a casual setting.
GET IT FIXED
Rotarians with the Port Coquitlam Centennial club join the City of Port Coquitlam staff for the monthly Repair Cafe, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public works yard (1737 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam, entrance off Cameron). Volunteers are on hand to fix your textiles, jewelry, toys and small appliances. And while you wait, chat with the city’s environmental program ambassador to learn about recycling.
You can learn how to play chess better at the Coquitlam Public Library’s Chess Club, which runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room of the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Drop-ins of any age are welcome; no registration is required.
Enjoy a few 4 oz samplers from the 32 breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries at the Brewhalla Beer and Music Festival, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Inlet Park (3024 Murray St., Port Moody). Eight food trucks will also be on site for the 19+ event.; the musical acts on the three stages include Raincity, Adam Thomas and Phil Bo, as well as the Brewhalla House Band. General admission tickets get you access to the grounds and three drink tokens. Among the Tri-City brewers serving are Boardwalk, Mariner, Moody Ales, Northpaw, Parkside, Patina, Yellow Dog and Tinhouse.
Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone lead the weekly Salsa dance night in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The first hour, from 8 to 9 p.m., is a beginners’ dance lesson; the party continues until 12:30 a.m. Hop on SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station.
SUNDAY, AUG. 7
EAT YOUR VEGGIES
BAK’D Cookies, Beckmann Berry Farm and Hill Top Farm are among the vendors at this week’s Coquitlam Farmers Market that runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam).
DOIN’ IT RIGHT
Tom Lavin and The Legendary Powder Blues marks its 44th year with a show at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) as part of the weekly Summer Sundays concerts series, sponsored in part by the Tri-City News. The show starts at 2 p.m. Donations are accepted for the Crossroads Hospice Society.