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Local Arts

Provincials showcase TC talent

S everal talented Tri-City teens as well as those representing the Coquitlam District Music Festival (CDMF) are on Vancouver Island this week for the Performing Arts BC provincials .

Wind ensemble rides the Ghost Train

Two years ago, when Evan Mitchell was the assistant conductor for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, he conducted a Hallowe'en show with the Coquitlam-based Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble called Ghosts in the Attic.

Camps for funny kids

Young people wanting to hone their theatrical and musical improv talents can sign up for summer camps offered by Port Coquitlam's Second Storey Theatre. The company (201-2550 Shaughnessy St.

Hobson takes over as PdA prez

A Coquitlam non-profit arts organization this week announced its new board of directors for the coming year.

Dance for a cause

Port Coquitlam's Kalaya Nilson and her South Pacific dancers will perform in a benefit concert next month at Terry Fox Theatre.

Studio shows

Port Moody's Caulfield School of Dance will host its year-end show this weekend.

Drink, be merry

The hunt is on in Port Moody this week for the perfect pint and the best of B.C. wines. Tomorrow (Thursday), beer aficionados can sample pale ales, lagers, wheat ales and more at the Search for the Perfect Pint.

Jets versus Sharks at Carney

"I t's Romeo and Juliet . What's better than that?" responds Charles Harris, drama teacher at Port Coquitlam's Archbishop Carney regional high school, when asked why he picked West Side Story for this year's musical that starts Wednesday.

Quiring goes 'Over the Moon' for show

When Reg Quiring and Rosemary O'Connor told Dale Barltrop, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, their upcoming show would be based on the moon, "he immediately said, 'Oh, something French!'" O'Connor recalled.

Sally's Hot to trot with Green Tree, Ransack

When Port Moody punk outfit Sally's Hot takes the stage this weekend, the band will be continuing an annual tradition they started back in high school.