Friday, Nov. 18
Head over to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) to see Ridge, a storytelling and musical show about the “battle that made Canada”: Vimy Ridge. The production by Brendan McLeod examines our connection to past, especially through wars. Ridge premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver in March 2020, and includes much from The Fugitives, a Juno Award-nominated folk group formed in Vancouver in 2003. Tickets are $45/$38/$16. The show at 7:30 p.m. also runs on Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey players meet Langley on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The game starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Help Riverside Secondary raise money for its after-graduation celebrations next year at Winter Market 2022. The Port Coquitlam school (2215 Reeve St.) have exhibitors booths, as well as a bake sale, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is $3; no charge for kids under 12. Cash only.
Walk around Coquitlam’s Austin Heights neighbourhood for Hollydaze, an inaugural event hosted by the Austin Heights Business Improvement Association (BIA) from 5 to 9 p.m. on LeBleu Street (off Austin Avenue). The outdoor family festival kicks off the holiday shopping season and includes Christmas tree sales, kids games, a holiday photo booth and entertainment.
Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey players meet Vernon on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The game starts at 7 p.m.
The Crossroads Hospice Society returns with its full, in-person gala Treasures of Christmas, at the Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam (1-405 North Rd., Coquitlam) at 6 p.m. The event at 6 p.m. features a cocktail reception, entertainment, a silent auction and raffles, with proceeds supporting hospice care at the Port Moody facility.
Get your dancing shoes on for the Salsa and Latin Dance Night at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). The Hot Salsa Dance Zone’s Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will lead a dance class for beginners at 8 p.m. while the dance floor heats up from 9 p.m. to midnight. No partner is needed. Admission is $10.
Sunday, Nov. 20
GLEN PINE CRAFTERS
Shop for holiday items at the Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam). Admission is free.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Grab your grocery bags and head to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) for the winter farmers market, run by the Grow Local Society. Tour the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to find fresh fare, meats and handcrafted items.
Join volunteers any Sunday, rain or shine, at the Mossom Creek Hatchery & Education Centre (Mossom Creek Drive, Port Moody) to help out with odd jobs and learn about watershed stewardship and fish culture. The gate is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
CELLO AND HARP
Cellist Ariel Barnes of the Nurnberg Symphony and Heidi Krutzen, with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London are Couloir, a duo dedicated to sharing 21st Century art music. The pair will perform at 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) as part of a presentation with the Vancouver Chamber Music Society for the facility’s Power Classic Sundays program. Tickets are $35/$32/$16.