Friday, Jan. 14
Coquitlam’s award-winning theatrical troupe Stage 43 returns to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For its 39th season, the cast and crew present The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow. Directed by Wayne Nolan, the show of four actors runs Jan. 13 to 16, and Jan. 19 to 22. Tickets for the Jan. 19 performance are two-for-one for adult seats (use 3939 code).
The Port Moody Film Society rolls Pain and Glory, a Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). The movie starts at 7:30 p.m.; ticket sales begin at 6:45 p.m. ($5 plus a $5 society membership, cash or cheque only). Audience members must wear masks during the show; capacity is limited to 50 per cent, as per the provincial health orders, and proof of vaccination and identification must be shown for entry.
Saturday, Jan. 15
Three new exhibits are up at PoMoArts (formerly Port Moody Arts Centre): Coming Together (Melanie Ellery); Dichotomy (Amy J. Dyck); and Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (touring show by artists Rojina Farrokhnejad, Alex Lavrov, Andrew Woods and Sandra Yuen). The displays can be seen until Feb. 16.
Sunday, Jan. 16
There are only two weeks left until Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge wraps up for the season. Take your kids and cameras to pose for photos at the selfie stations and enjoy a hot drink at the concession hub — served up by Rocky Point Ice Cream. The lights go on at around 4:30 p.m. at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Take the Millennium Line to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station.