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THINGS TO DO: Peter Pan tale on stage
Looks like there’s a good chance the sun will be shining this weekend, a perfect opportunity to spend some time in the great outdoors with family and friends, or take in some of the great art exhibits that are on display.
TODAY: Friday, Jan. 18
Drop by the Leigh Square Community Arts Village to see an exhibit by three generations of the same family: Coquitlam residents Karin Vengshoel and her dad, Peter, and Karin’s late grandfather, Arne Venghshoel, titled Generasjoner/Generations: A Multigenerational Retrospective of Works. The tapestries and carvings celebrate the family’s Norwegian-Canadian roots.
Motorbike enthusiasts will want to head east this weekend, to the Vancouver Motorcycle Show that will feature Tri-City resident Gil Yarrow, 81. He’ll be showing off his restored 1960 Super Rocket. The show runs to Jan. 20 at the Tradex (1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford). Visit vancouvermotorcycleshow.com.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Port Moody’s annual Community Banner Painting Festival will see artists and volunteers bringing 30 designs to life at PoMo city hall (100 Newport Dr.).today and tomorrow, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The finished works will be on display until Jan. 30 before they’re installed on PoMo streets.
All hail the haggis at the Place des Arts’ (1120 Brunette Ave.) celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Guests will enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner of roast beef and a cash bar with Scotch and UK beers, followed by a concert with Blackthorn. Tickets are $35/$33 for dinner and $15/$13 for the concert, available at 604-664-1636 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264674 or at Place des Arts.
NEVER GROW UP
Kids will love the theatrical rendition of Peter Pan: The Boy Who Didn’t Want to Grow Up, presented by Mr. Foxworthy’s Reading Theatre Productions. Families can explore the world of wonders and silliness through audience participation and storytelling. Shows are at the Royal Canadian Legion Banquet Hall (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam) at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $7.50/$10/$25 for families and are available at www.mrfoxworthy.com.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Head to Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) to check out the intricate pieces of tapestry in Edible Art, a fibre arts exhibit by the Tapestry Weavers Interest Group (TWIGS) and Tapestry Weavers from Vancouver Island (TAPIS). The show’s theme is based on favourite recipes, with each hand-woven artwork relating to a much-loved — and mouth-watering — dish. Also on display are the Passionate Outdoor Painters’ Capturing the Vibrancy of Nature (multimedia) and Ellen Bang’s Unruly Lines (acrylic on canvas). Visit www.placedesarts.ca for more information.
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