Friday, Aug. 26
WALK FOR NEWCOMERS
Residents new to Coquitlam can learn about the City Centre neighbourhood, which includes city hall, Town Centre Park and Coquitlam Centre mall, in a tour hosted by the Coquitlam Public Library. Meet at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) in Rooms 136 and 137 for the 90-minute walk that starts at 1:30 p.m. Families are welcome. Teen guides will lead the tour. Registration is required.
Roman Danylo, Chris Casillan, Michael Teigen and Ken Lawson lather up the laughs as The Comic Strippers, a fictitious male stripping troupe that performs improv and sketches. The comedy show is for adults only. Tickets are $25 each as part of the 25th anniversary of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The group also performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The Mexican alt-rock band Molotov is at the Hard Rock Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) for a concert at 8 p.m. Members Paco Ayala, Randy Ebright, Micky Huidobro and Ismael Fuentes de Garay are winners of Latin Grammy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica. The band Playlist also performs classic dance hits on the Asylum Sound Stage, inside the casino, at 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27
You can learn how to use a naloxone kit and get harm-reduction resources at a free community event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. The gathering of service providers and local artists aims to break down stigmas and create connections to respond to illicit drug use. It takes place at Pioneer Memorial Park (275 Knowle St., Port Moody) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is supported by Fraser Health, among others.
Port Moody kids who dove into books for the Summer Reading Club and completed 50 days of reading can pick up their medals at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Between 1 and 4 p.m., young participants can drop in, walk on the Inlet Theatre stage, receive their hardware and have their photo snapped. Activities will be held in the Galleria afterwards for families to enjoy. No registration is required.
The Hot Salsa Dance Zone hosts its last Saturday night dance party in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). A beginner’s dance class is from 8 to 9 p.m. while the dance party runs from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Entry is $10; parking is free.
What’s Next, a six-piece party band based in Vancouver, brings the classics to the Asylum Sound Stage in the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 10 p.m. No cover.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Whistler Harvest, Drunken Chocolatier and Luppolo Brewing are among the vendors at this week’s Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam).
Kalimba, the “Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire,” covers the band’s hits at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) as part of the weekly Summer Sundays series. The 10-piece band is currently on a North American tour. Donations are accepted for the Crossroads Hospice Society. The concert at 2 p.m. is sponsored in part by the Tri-City News.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and bug spray to Gates Park (2300 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) to watch a free screening of Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya. The city event starts at 8:30 p.m. and is sponsored in part by FortisBC.