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EXHIBITS Evergreen Cultural Centre: Gregg Simpson's Out of the Woods, until Dec. 10 Place des Arts: Positively Petite and Christmas Boutique, until Dec. 17.


Evergreen Cultural Centre: Gregg Simpson's Out of the Woods, until Dec. 10

Place des Arts: Positively Petite and Christmas Boutique, until Dec. 17.

Leigh Square Community Arts Village: Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence for Book Design in Canada, Marcus Fahrner - Uncovering the Book, Dec. 2-Jan. 16. Opening reception Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

Port Moody Arts Centre: Marilyn Hunt's Magnified Simplicity, Blackberry Artists Society's Christmas Marketplace, Alison Keenan's Street Dance: A record of public performances, and Silent Auction's 6x6 Claywork, until Dec. 23.

Port Moody Public Library: Judith Atkinson paintings, through December.

Port Coquitlam city hall: Art Focus artists Olga Khodyreva and Lindsay Watson.

Vancity at Suter Brook Village: ArtsConnect's featured artist Joy Kirkwood.


Nov. 28 to Dec. 2: SD43 presents MetFest, the annual one-act play festival. Different plays each night with adjudication by professional actor and director Michael Fera. Plays are at Heritage Woods secondary at 7 p.m.

Dec. 1: Jill Barber: An Intimate Holiday Special, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 8 p.m. Tickets at 604-927-6555 or

Dec. 2: Susan Vigneux and Don Kellett of Stringz Aloud offer up a mix of musical styles from swing and jazz to traditional tunes on guitar, mandolin and steel guitar at the Gathering Place at Leigh Square's Crossroads Coffeehouse. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the feature performer at 9 p.m.

Dec. 3: Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair presented by Place des Arts, Mackin House Museum and Gare de Fraser Mills, is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit

Dec. 3: Celebrate the Burrard Inlet Artists' Association's 10th anniversary and Andres Winery's 50th anniversary at the old winery (2120 Vintner St., PoMo) with a closing exhibition from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit

Dec. 2-17: Under the Christmas Tree, an improv comedy show by Table 23, features kids' matinees Saturdays at 3 p.m. and an adult (PG) show Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at Second Storey Theatre. Visit

Dec. 3: Dogwood Songsters present their free Christmas concert with refreshments from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Poirier Library (575 Poirier St.).

Dec. 3: The Coquitlam Chorale, with director Justin Maller and pianist Lorna Yeates, presents Sing for Joy, a collection of seasonal classics, at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Tickets are $20/$10 by calling 604-940-8070 or from any Chorale member. Visit for more info.

Dec. 4: Microcosmos Plays Bartók in the Yarilo Concert Series at 7 p.m. at 34 Shoreline Circle, Port Moody. Info at 604-936-9752 or

Dec. 9: Port Moody Film Society presents An Education (UK/drama) at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre. Visit

Dec. 9: Douglas College partners with the multi-faith and multicultural Universal Gospel Choir to raise funds for the school's Uganda Project, which gives students a chance to travel abroad and learn while contributing to relief agencies in their field of study, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre at the New Westminster Campus (700 Royal Ave.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18/$25 at

Dec. 15: Get into the Christmas spirit at Centennial secondary's first annual Christmas Jazz Cabaret, complete with a turkey dinner prepared by the school's culinary arts program. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 or $280 for a table of eight. Seating is limited so book early. Money raised supports the bands' and choirs' spring music tours. Call Jamie at 778-870-2549 for info.