Friday, May 12
PEANUTS GANG AT BEST
Students at Dr. Charles Best Secondary (2626 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam) present their spring musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown tonight and Saturday in the school gym. Directed by Brad Case and under the musical direction of Brent Hughes, the show stars Lulu Hughes as Charlie Brown, Sidney Winkler as Snoopy and Evan Zhang as Linus. Tickets are $20/$15 through the School Cash Online system or at the door on show nights. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m.
The streets of Victorian England come to life when North Shore Mountain Theatre offers the musical Oliver! Jr., based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and adapted from the full-length musical by Lionel Bart. The show follows a young orphan named Oliver Twist who dreams of finding where he truly belongs. It runs tonight and Saturday at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m.; there is also a Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 13
The family of Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox will marshal the 100th annual Rotary May Day Parade through downtown Port Coquitlam. The procession starts at 11 a.m. and will be emceed by Kevin Lim. Afterward, walk over to the Terry Fox Hometown Square (south of the Port Coquitlam Community Centre) for Party in the Square, running from noon to 10 p.m. Country music sensation JoJo Mason headlines the show at 8 p.m.
Join the Goldenpearl Ensemble at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) for an evening of traditional Chinese, folk and chamber music. You can hear the sounds of the ruan (Chinese guitar), sheng/suona (Chinese windpipes) and erhu (Chinese violin) played by the musicians Zhimin Yu, Zhongxi Wu and Song Yun. The recital starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21/$16.
50 YEARS OF MUSIQUE
Les Echoes du Pacifique, Metro Vancouver’s francophone choir based in Maillardville, marks its golden anniversary with a concert on Mother’s Day weekend. The 50th annual show, Le Francais a Choeur (translation: French at heart), includes 16th-century madrigals and French-Canadian folk songs, jazz and the début of new music created by the choir’s in-house composer, Ron Smail. The celebration with the 17-member group takes place at St. Laurence Anglican Church (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are via brownpapertickets.com; admission is free for kids under 13 years old.