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THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Kiss a cod for the arts
We’ll miss the warm weather and blue skies but, let’s face it, these clouds are typical for the fall season. Not to worry: there’s plenty to do inside this weekend in the Tri-Cities.
Friday, Oct. 12
The Port Moody Film Society presents a spy thriller for its October offering. Farewell (France, 2009) stars Diane Kruger, Willem Dafoe and Guillaume Canet and tells the true-life story of French intelligence personnel who alert the United States about a Soviet spy operation during the Cold War. The flick is in French with English subtitles. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Admission is $5 at the door with a $5 annual membership. Visit pmfilm.ca.
Second Storey Theatre (201- 2550 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) will host Vamprov — vampires versus humans — on Friday and Saturday nights this month. The kid-friendly Halloween show will lead the audience through stories, songs and games. Attendees are encouraged to dress up. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the performance at 8 p.m. For tickets at $12/$10 (or get two-for-one entry if you also bring a friend in costume), visit www.secondstoreytheatre.com.
Coquitlam’s Stage 43 Theatrical Society launches its new season with a psychological thriller, titled Dead Serious. Directed by Maureen Robinson, the play runs until Oct. 20 at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee. Tickets at $20/$18 are available at the box office at 604-927-6555 or www.stage43.org/tickets.
Saturday, Oct. 13
JUST SHRED IT
Seniors can protect their identity and safely dispose of their paper documents at a free shredding event, sponsored by Glen Pine 50-Plus Society and Home Instead, from 10 a.m. to noon at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Ct.). The paper will be trashed onsite by Best Shredding. Volunteers will be on hand. Call 604-927-6940.
Rebel Haunt Theatre presents Hometown, an interactive play set in the 1930s, at 1 and 3 p.m. as part of the Ioco Days Festival that celebrates the townsite. And on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., bring out the family for Ioco Ghost Town Days to travel in an Model-A car or ride a pony. Kids can also decorate a pumpkin, get their faces painted and play carnival games while adults enjoy the music from a bluegrass band and barbershop quartet. The Port Moody Heritage Society event, sponsored in part by Canadian Heritage, runs at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue on both days. The cost is by donation. Call 604-939-1648 or visit www.portmoodymuseum.org.
Steven Best and Cassandra of Superstars of Magic bring their Halloween family show to the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) at 7 p.m., with partial proceeds benefitting the Crossroads Hospice Society in Port Moody. For tickets at $25, call 778-574-3050 or visit www.ticketweb.ca. For more information, see www.superstarsofmagicshow.com.
Anyone missing the sound of skates on the ice during the NHL players’ lockout? Catch some local action as the Port Moody Black Panthers Junior Hockey Club takes on the Mission City Outlaws at 7:45 p.m. in the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Tickets at the door are $8/$5/$4, with proceeds going to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit www.portmoodyblackpanthers.com.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Have your locks chopped off for charity as Fuller Hair Salon and Spa in Coquitlam hosts a cut-a-thon to aid the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The event, called Fuller Hair Cares, will see staff and students from the London School of Hairdressing in Vancouver volunteering their time and talent to the cause. Haircuts are by donation, with the session running noon to 5 p.m. at 102-2973 Glen Dr. Walk-ins will be accepted. Call 604-945-0026.
TAKE A HIKE
Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will host the last guided tree tour of the season on the Riverview Hospital grounds, leaving at 1 p.m. from the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. For a site map, visit www.rhcs.org or call 604-290-9910 for more information.
Get rid of your empties to the 1st Port Coquitlam Scout Group for its bottle drive fundraiser from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilmer elementary school (1575 Knappen St., PoCo). For assured pick-up, call 604-970-2579.