FUNK YOU UP
The band Queer As Funk launches the first of three shows in the City of Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series. The group is on the Town Centre Park Community Plaza stage (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. The food trucks on site will be Tornado Potato and Teapressu. The series is presented by Coquitlam Centre.
Find a seat in the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) to watch Honeyland, a documentary/drama from Macedonia and Switzerland that rolls at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the Port Moody Film Society show is $5 plus a $5 society membership for the year. Cash and cheque are accepted at the door (no credit card or debit).
Lace up your runners for Trio Sport Events’ PoCo Sport Festival 5K and 10K runs through Gates Park and Colony Farm Regional Park. Created by the Port Coquitlam Sport Alliance, the run will see partial proceeds support KidSport Tri-Cities. It starts at Gates Park (2300 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) at 8:30 a.m. for the 10K and 8:40 a.m. for the 5K; there is also a kids’ fun run at around 10 a.m. Medals will be awarded.
Enjoy the sights and sounds at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) where, from noon to 10 p.m., the Tri-City Iranian Cultural Society will host a Tirgan Festival.
The Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) hosts a community celebration of joy and diversity — inspired by the students of Dr. Charles Best Secondary's Gay–Straight Alliance. Presented in partnership by Coquitlam’s cultural partners (Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam Heritage, Coquitlam Public Library and Place des Arts), the gathering aims to celebrate Pride at a fun, all-ages day of art-making activities, family story time, Pride history and artist studio visits from noon to 5 p.m. The event is supported by the City of Coquitlam. Admission is free.
CIRQUE DE COQUITLAM
It’s a drag circus at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) to celebrate Pride. The ticketed event runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and includes “dangerous feats, hilarious comedy ad beautiful singing.” There will be an after-party show in the rehearsal hall for adults, with dancing and beverages.
Cheer on the Coquitlam Adanacs as the box lacrosse team battles the Victoria Shamrocks at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Centre (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam); the ball drops at 6:45 p.m. The club also plays against the Langley Thunder at the Palace on July 18 at 7:30 p.m., July 22 versus the Burnaby Lakers at 7 p.m. and July 29 at 7 p.m. against the Victoria Shamrocks.
SALSA, CHA CHA CHA
Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Salsa Dance Zone will lead a beginners class at 8 p.m. at Site B Brewing (3012 Murray St., Port Moody), with the dance floor heating up from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 to the 19+ fiesta. No partner is needed.
It’s the last week to see two exhibits at PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St.). The displays by Nickie Lewis (A Look Inside) and Max TS. Yang (Morsel Scavengers) are up until July 20.
The Summer Sundays concert series is back at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) with the Tri-City News as the media sponsor. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the tunes from Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack at 2 p.m.