Evergreen Cultural Centre: Robert Young's Lacunarian Picturing, until Sept. 3; Kwikwetlem First Nation's Red Fish Up the River, from Sept. 16 to Nov. 5, opening reception on Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Leigh Square Community Arts Village: Pat Crucil's Retrospective, until Sept. 19.
Place des Arts: Jennifer McAuley's Landscapes of Suburbia (oil), PdA teachers and staff's Art Feats (multiple media) and Jim Keayes' Abstract & Landscapes (acrylics), from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8.
Port Moody Arts Centre: Ian, Jay and Kim Freemantle's Exquisite Corpse (triage, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media collages), Phyllis Schwartz's Street Dance: A Record of Public Performances, Part 1 (photography) and Miyuki Shinkai's Metaphysics and Glass (hand-blown glass), from Sept. 15 to Oct. 29, opening reception on Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Port Coquitlam city hall: Art Focus artists Beth David, Vera McKellar, from Sept. 6 to Oct. 4.
Port Moody Public Library: Gillian McQuade's Colours of the Forest (digital photography).
Sept. 8: Ignite... An Affair with Art!, reception and adult open house at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 604-664-1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca.
Sept. 9 and 10: Port Moody Film Society's documentary weekend featuring The English Surgeon (UK/Ukraine) on Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., The Last Train Home (China/UK/Canada) at 9:30 p.m., and on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Waste Land (Brazil/UK), at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Visit www.pmfilm.ca.
Sept. 10: Place des Arts' annual open house, tours, demos and arts activities, 2 to 4 p.m., 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Call 604-664-1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca.
Sept. 13: Off the Grid, an improvised music series, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Gathering Place at Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam. Call 604-789-3456 or visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts.
Sept. 13: ArtsConnect's ArtistCircle, bringing creative minds together, artists working in varied genres, 7 p.m. Call for venue location at 604-931-8255 visit or www.artsconnect.ca.
Sept. 16: Opening reception for Port Coquitlam visual artist Diane Moran's exhibit, called Creative Connections, at Burnaby Art Council's Deer Lake Gallery (6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby), 2 to 4 p.m., featuring community arts projects dating back to 1999 including work from Cuba, photos of New Orleans (post-Hurricane Katrina) and letters from pen pals. Moran will lead a workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon to 4 p.m., and will get participants to create a collage, poem or drawing to accompany her display. For more information, call 604-298-7322 or visit www.burnabyartscouncil.org.
Sept. 17 and 18: Evergreen Cultural Centre's 15th anniversary weekend celebration, season launch party, open house, backstage tours and art gallery opening. Call 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sept. 17: Treefest 2011 at Riverview Hospital, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Henry Esson Young building, tree tours, art exhibits, speakers, entertainment and community displays. Call 604-290-9910 or rhcs.org.
Sept. 17: Third annual open house at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), refreshments, music and tours by volunteers in period costume, 12 to 4 p.m. Call 604-516-6151 or visit coquitlamheritage.ca.
Sept. 18 to Oct. 2: 14th annual Port Moody Festival of the Arts. Call 604-931-2008 or visit www.pomoartsfestival.ca.
Sept. 20 to 24: A Bedfull of Foreigners, Royal Canadian Theatre Company, 8 p.m. with a 4 p.m matinee on Sept. 24, Evergreen Cultural Centre (1120 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sept. 20: Spirit of Community Awards and Taste of the Tri-Cities, Society for Community Development, 5 to 9 p.m., Red Robinson Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Call 604-897-8478 or visit societyforcommunitydevelopment.com.
Sept. 27: Off the Grid, an improvised music series, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Gathering Place at Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam. Call 604-789-3456 or visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts.
Sept. 30: The Life & Times of Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., Evergreen Cultural Centre (1120 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Registration for the Glenayre Scottish Country Dance Club is being taken next month. The group, which teaches all levels on Tuesdays, is signing up participants on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Burquest Jewish Centre (2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam), where the classes are held. For more information, call 604-464-8103.
The Maple Leaf Singers is holding private auditions for vocalists wanting to be part of the choir, which has singers from across the Metro Vancouver region. Weekly practice sessions are held in Burnaby. To book an audition time or to learn more, call 604-922-9827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Les Echos du Pacifique seeks new members for 38th season. Rehearsals are on Monday nights in French, starting Sept. 12 at Centre Bel Age/Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Call 604-266-4699 or visit www.lesechosdupacifique.com.
Coquitlam Chorale seeks new members for all voice parts, especially bass and tenor. Rehearsals are Monday nights at Como Lake United Church (535 Marmont St., Coquitlam) from 7:30-9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 12. Call Michele at 604-944-1366 or visit www.coquitlamchorale.com.
Learn to square dance with the Ocean Waves, Tuesday nights at the Kyle Centre (123 Kyle St., Port Moody), starting Sept. 13 from 7:30 p.m. Call Penney at 604-463-1477 or visit www.oceanwaves.squaredance.bc.ca.