Evergreen Cultural Centre: Gregg Simpson's Out of the Woods, until Dec. 10. Kovan Photo Club, Light on the Mind, Dec. 16 to Jan. 7; opening reception Dec. 18, 4 p.m.
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.
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 and mixed media.
Port Coquitlam city hall: Art Focus artists Doris Patko and Maria Moreira.
Vancity at Suter Brook Village: ArtsConnect's featured artist Joy Kirkwood.
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 www.secondstoreytheatre.com.
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.
Dec. 15-17: The Littlest Angel + You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, presented by Theatrix Youtheatre Society, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Get tickets ($16/$12) and info at 604-927-6555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Dec. 17: The CPR Holiday Train stops in Port Moody to raise funds for the Share food bank, featuring entertainment by John Valdy and Tracey Brown. Events begin at 4 p.m., train arrives at 5:45 p.m. at the Queens Street Plaza at Clarke Street. Visit www.cpr.ca.
Dec. 17: Collage Button Making with artist Laura Bucci is at Evergreen Cultural Centre 1 to 4 p.m. Buttons are a creative way to make gifts for teens, teachers or collectors. Ages 16 and up; cost is $40. Call 604-927-6552 to book.
Dec. 18: Children's entertainer Charlotte Diamond launches her new CD, 24 Carrot Diamond - the Best of Charlotte Diamond, at Chapters Pinetree Village Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m., with a concert and autograph signing.
Dec. 19: Off the Grid - Improvised Music Series is at the Gathering Place at Leigh Square from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts or call 604-789-3456.
Dec. 20: Celebrate the season with the Port Moody Public Library in an evening of stories, carols and refreshments, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the city hall galleria. Call 604-469-4577.
Dec. 31: Quiring in the New Year with the Quiring Chamber Players, with special guests Catherine French and Joel Moerschel, is at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
Dec. 31: Hot Salsa Dance Zone hosts a dance party at Evergreen Cultural Centre, with music starting at 9 p.m. and going until 2 a.m., with champagne at midnight. Tickets are $35 (by Dec. 20), $45 (by Dec. 30) or $55 at the door. Visit www.hotsalsadancezone.com.