Friday, April 22
Young students on Pro-D Day in SD43 and their parents can catch a screening of the Oscar-nominated show Encanto, starting at 1:30 p.m. in Room 136 and 137 in the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), as well as at the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). No registration is required; just drop in. Arrive early to save a seat.
Saturday, April 23
GIANT GARAGE SALES
You can find treasure troves around Port Coquitlam in its 13th annual city-wide garage sale. Held during Earth Week, the event aims to cut waste heading to the landfill. In 2019, more than 100 households in PoCo signed up to sell their gently used wares. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As well, the city will offer space in the parking lot at Gates Park on Reeve Street (between Atkins and Kelly avenues) for PoCo residents living in condos or townhouses, and can’t sell on strata property. The City of Port Moody also has a citywide garage sale starting at 9 a.m.
CAN YOU HELP?
Tri-City residents (ages 19 and up) are invited to the Volunteer Job Fair, hosted by the Community Volunteer Connections and the Coquitlam Public Library. Organizers will be at the City Centre branch of the library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to “recruit” volunteers for upcoming events and activities. The fair coincides with National Volunteer Week. No registration is required.
Have a laugh at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with singer and actor Molly Wilson, who’s got a comedy cabaret show starting at 8 p.m. Wilson has her own take on classic pop, Motown and Broadway songs. An Ovation Award winner in musical theatre, Wilson hails from Chilliwack and performs around North America and England. Tickets are $35/$32/$15.
Staff with the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) will wrap up the Inherit exhibit with a closing reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Part of the 2022 Capture Photography Festival selected exhibition program, the display by Joi T. Arcand, Zinnia Naqvi, Birthe Piontek, Carol Sawyer and Vivek Shraya revisits or re-enacts personal histories, photos and archives to understand loss, longing and identity. A tour by curator Kate Henderson starts at 2:45 p.m.