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Your Weekend: Catch three Tri-City high school musicals before Valentine's Day

Events guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Feb. 10 to 12, 2023.
Abby Stutters as Mr. Wormwood and Kyanna Krueger as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda: The Musical, at Coquitlam's Pinetree Secondary.

Friday, Feb. 10


There are only two weekends left to tour Lights at Lafarge, the City of Coquitlam’s free outdoor winter display at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Tonight, the city’s Park Spark crew has Light It Up Sports at the TD Community Plaza, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, it’s hosting Valentine’s Day-themed games. Hop on SkyTrain and get off at the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station to avoid parking.




Theatre students at three Tri-City high schools are putting on shows tonight: Pinetree Secondary (3000 Pinewood Ave., Coquitlam) ends its run on Friday of Matilda The Musical. Rated PG, the production — directed by Natalee Lovelock — starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10 at the school or via School Cash Online. At Riverside Secondary (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam), River’s Edge Theatre presents Little Women under the leadership of Nicole Roberge. The musical is on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). For tickets at $13/$10, go to the school’s website. And Centennial Secondary (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam) hosts Rock of Ages under the direction of student Talia Petrescu, with choreography by Amber Hipditch, also Grade 12. It’s on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15/$12 via the school website.




Judas and the Black Messiah, an American biography/drama film about Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, rolls at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Port Moody Film Society. Tickets are $5 plus an annual $5 society membership (cash or cheque only).



Saturday, Feb. 11


Spread the love for Valentine’s Day by making a card for a senior resident at Foyer Maillard in Coquitlam. Drop in to Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the activity; the cards will be delivered by Coquitlam Heritage Society staff. Supplies will be provided, as well as refreshments. No registration is required.




Hear a panel discussion on the topic Responsible Consumption, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Geared for teens and adults, the Youth in Action event is free.




Port Coquitlam’s Susie McGregor will be joined on stage by fellow musicians Lisa Gillespie, Genevieve Marshall, Peter Tam, Ken Johnson, and John Mundy for a show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event is part of the facility’s TD Music program. Tickets are $35/$32/$16.




Heat up the dance floor at Site B Brewing (3012 Murray St., Port Moody) with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone. The Valentine’s party begins with a beginners class at 8 p.m. and is followed by a dance until midnight. Admission is $15.




Sunday, Feb. 12


Get your fabric shopping bags out for the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody). Today’s vendors include Dilly Dally Granola, Drunken Chocolatier and Nakedough. The market runs Sundays until April 30.