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Oscar nominee to open film fest in Port Moody

Incendies may have lost the Oscar last week but the critically acclaimed movie will be in the spotlight to launch the 11th annual Port Moody Canadian Film Festival tomorrow (Thursday).

Spicy dance for coffee concert

The penultimate show for the 12th annual Sunday coffee concerts in Port Coquitlam is a Spanish dance interpretation of a Shakespearean tragedy.

Concert pianist has students in mind

When May Ling Kwok designs a recital program for Place des Arts, where the Victoria pianist has played half a dozen times, she has two aims: to please the audience and to educate young musicians at the Coquitlam facility.

To be or not to be

Tri-City students in Grades 6 to 8 can learn the prose of William Shakespeare over the School District 43 two-week spring break this month.

Actor gets hooked with The Sea Horse

Kerry Davidson's two previous theatrical roles with the Arts Club Theatre Company were fixed in 19th century England and 20th century France. Currently, she's the main actor in anytime B.C.

The 'Rumours' are true about Carney comedy

Brittany Bento is an angry wife. Well, her character is at least. The vain and insecure Cassie Cooper suspects her husband, Glenn, is cheating on her and she's hopping mad.

And the winners are...

An exhibition featuring the entries for this year's Wearable Art Awards will open tomorrow (Thursday) at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The show runs at the facility, located at 2425 St. John's St.

Help at Leigh

Leigh Square Society needs volunteer board members. The deadline to apply is March 11, with the next annual general meeting happening o March 28 at 7 p.m. Applicants need to have a professional background in skills like marketing.

Arts calendar for March

• Until March 21: Coquitlam District Music Festival competition, Hyde Creek community church (2145 Nova Scotia Ave., Port Coquitlam). Visit • March 3 to 5: Copacabana, 7 p.m., Riverside secondary school (2215 Reeve St.

'Best' comics at ECC on Friday

"Hilarious laughter, number one." That's Damonde Tschritter's response about what the audience can expect from The Best of the West in which he's appearing with fellow comedians Paul Myrehaug and Toby Hargrave.