Friday, Feb. 24
NEW ART EXHIBITS
Tour PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody) to see three new art displays that open this week: Ceramics in Flux (Tri-City Potters); Fashion, A Complex Relationship (Tam Harrington); and Recreations of Myth and Spirit (Samantha Harrison).
GRANDPA IS WHAT?
Axis Theatre mounts a family-friendly show called The Troll Grandfather in the Studio Theatre at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The play starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are a minimum donation of $10.
Pull on your Coquitlam Express jersey to support the hockey team as it faces the Langley Rivermen on home ice. The game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) starts at 7 p.m. And, on Sunday, the players battle the Nanaimo Clippers at the rink at 3 p.m.
The musical duo Chapter 11 returns to the Crossroads Coffeehouse at the Gathering Place at Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam City Hall) to entertain and help raise money for the Crossroads Hospice Society in the Tri-Cities. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. with Pam Goessaart and Karen Hope at the microphone followed by Ivan Boudreau. The headliners hit the stage at 8:50 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Support the charity Low Entropy at its inaugural Tri-Cities Community Market, happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Terry Fox Secondary School (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam). More than 80 vendors will be on site to offer products and services, such as baked goods, clothing, makeup and arts. Donations will be accepted for the group’s food bank. Entry to the event is free.
Cheer on the Port Moody Police, as well as emergency personnel and business leaders, as they take a chilly dip in the Port Moody Inlet to support the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge at the pier at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) is at noon.
Drop by the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) between 1 and 4 p.m. to make a mini magnet for your fridge. No registration is required. The session is open to participants ages six and up.
It’s Family Days at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Two hour-long sessions are available to make art using recycled materials: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Registration is required.
LIVE WITH COYOTES
Nadia Xenakis, the urban wildlife programs coordinator of the Stanley Park Ecology Society, will be in Coquitlam to talk about how to safely co-exist with urban coyotes — with coyote breeding season underway. All ages are welcome to the one-hour seminar, starting at 1 p.m. in Room 2/3 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam); however, registration is required. A second event will be held March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Glenayre Community Centre (492 Glencoe Dr.).
Play chess against an opponent in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. No registration is required.
Pull up a seat to hear the Inua Collective Society at a Black History Month Jam, taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Outpost (3001 St. Johns St., Port Moody). The family-friendly event includes performances by Ndidi Cascade, Lady Pace-Mwayi Mphande, Mdundo wa East Africa Mdundo, Edward Sembatya, Angelique, Imbali Blooming and Rafikis Band.
Learn how to make cards or artwork with alcohol inks and pressed flowers — while listening to a live string ensemble. The pARTy@PDA event at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) is open to adults only; it starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $26 each or two for $42.
SHAPE OF MEMORY
Coquitlam Heritage opens its latest exhibit, The Shape of Our Memories, at 7 p.m. at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The display shows how local artists Carl Baird, Faria Firoz, James Groening and Karl Hipol used the organization’s collection of artifacts to create new art pieces. The opening reception includes refreshments and a cash bar, and is open to guests ages 19 and up. Registration is encouraged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
AS HEARD ON TV
Musicians with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble play some theme songs and catchy tunes as heard on the television. The concert at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) starts at 7:30 p.m.
Slip on some dancing shoes for Salsa night at the Port Moody Legion (2529 Clarke St., Port Moody). A beginners lesson with the Hot Salsa Dance Zone instructors is at 8 p.m. while the dance floor opens from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15.
The Rooster Tooth Band, a high-energy rockabilly band, performs at 8:30 p.m. at The Arms Pub (3255 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam). Call to reserve a seat.
Comedians Allie Entwistle, Devin Mackenzie, Ronald Dario, Alyssa Hirose, Kerri Donaldson, Maarten Bayliss and Tom Hill are in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for Treat Show. The improv begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/$16.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Load up on fresh fare and handmade goods at 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).
Staff at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody) host a Heritage Day event that celebrates the city’s history. The event is free and open to families.
Daphne Leonie Wright, a nurse and writer of On Love and Death and Belonging, will read from her debut book and sign copies at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) at 1 p.m. Her publication explores the complexity of MAID (Medical Assistance In Dying).
Diyet and the Love Soldiers play at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m., featuring alternative country, folk, roots and traditional songs rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous life. She sings in English and Souther Tutchone, her native language. Tickets are $35/$32/$16.