Friday, March 10
It’s the last weekend of the Taste of the Tri-Cities, a Tri-Local food festival featuring deals and special set menus at restaurants, pubs and cafes in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The business collective is made up of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Austin Heights BIA, Downtown PoCo BIA, Shop Local Port Moody, Port Moody & Co., the Tri-City News and the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Grab some popcorn and snacks at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.) to watch a double feature screened by the Port Moody Film Society. At 7 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre, the group will roll Peace by Chocolate while, at 9 p.m., it’ll show Beans, another Canadian-made drama. Entry is $5 plus an annual society membership of $5.
Catch a performance of Driving Me Crazy at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) tonight at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Penned by Linda A. Carson and Suzanne Ristic, the play follows a family and its love for cars and independence. Directed by Roy Surette, the show is presented by Serendipity Theatre and features actors Ellie King, Merewyn Comeau, Dylan Floyd and Brian Linds. Tickets are $45/$38/$16.
The Crossroads Coffeehouse moves to its new location in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (Mabbett Hall South, 2150 Wilson Ave.). Musician Don Klein opens the show at 7:30 p.m. while Robert Atyeo and Caden Knudson follow before the Lethbridge Privateers hit the stage at 8:50 p.m. Proceeds support the Crossroads Hospice Society.
Saturday, March 11
Book lovers can tune into the Port Moody Public Library’s Facebook page to hear recommendations from the city librarians. The Keep It Fictional online event takes place from 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn how to make natural remedies using eucalyptus, camphor and mint to help ease congestion at a workshop hosted by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. From 1 to 3 p.m., staff will be at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) to teach participants how to make “shower buddies,” as well as elderberry cough syrup, ginger lozenges, rosehip/elderberry tonic and chai tea to boost the immune system. The cost is $40 per person; the session is open to guests ages 12 and up.
MATH IS FUN
Children and youth can learn about math by playing games and solving puzzles at Mathnasium, a drop-in program at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way). The event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. is in partnership with Mathnasium of Tri-Cities.
Inlet United Church is opening its doors at The Springs (2315 Spring St., Port Moody) for its first live music performance in the new venue. At 7:30 p.m., the Marcus Mosely Ensemble will play a concert featuring gospel, jazz, R&B, pop, rock, folk and blues covers. Tickets are by donation online or at the door on show night. The event is part of the Inlet Connects series.
SALSA IN POCO
Dance to the Latin music with instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.). The beginner’s lesson is at 8 p.m.; the party runs from 9 p.m. to midnight and is open to guests 19 and older. No partner is needed.
Sunday, March 12
It’s time to push the clocks ahead by an hour to adjust to Daylight Savings Time. It’s also a good time to check your smoke alarms to see if they are working, the fire departments advise.
TOUR THE MARKET
Take your grocery bags to the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market where, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendors will sell fresh produce, dairy and meats, as well as baked goods and handmade crafts, in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.).