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THINGS TO DO: A little Valentine romance
Friday, Feb. 14
Cuddle up with your sweetie for Le Havre, a Finnish/French flick presented by the Port Moody Film Society. The award-winning 2011 comedy/drama tells the tale of an African boy in the port city of Le Havre who is befriended by an aging shoe shiner. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Entry is $5 plus a $5 society annual membership. Visit pmfilm.ca.
Support young talent at Pinetree and Centennial secondary schools tonight and Saturday as their musical theatre classes wrap up presentations of Cinderella and Legally Blonde. Tickets for Cinderella are available from Pinetree (300 Pinewood Ave.) by calling 604-464-2513 and, for Legally Blonde, at Centennial (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam) by calling 604-936-7205. The curtain is up at 7:30 p.m.
MY FUNNY VALENTINE
The Port Coquitlam improv company, Second Storey Theatre, will put an arrow through lovers’ hearts with a Valentine special. Troupe performers will mix romantic flurry with the Newlyweds game show to see how well they know each other. The audience will also be called upon for inspiration: games, songs and scenes, to name a few. The shows run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at Second Storey’s venue (201-2550 Shaughnessy St., above Dairy Queen), until March 15. For tickets at $12/$10, visit sstimprov.com.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Learn how to stay healthy at the annual Healthy Living Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilson Centre (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam). Representatives from more than 50 agencies and businesses will be on hand to offer tips on meals as well as physical and mental fitness. And at 1 p.m., RCMP and ICBC will talk about road safety for seniors. Admission to the city-sponsored event is free. Call 604-927-7974.
With the Winter Olympic Games in full swing in Sochi, now is the time to lace up the skates to practise at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The free event from 2 to 3:15 p.m. is sponsored by Westminster Savings credit union.
PoMo ArtsFest kicks off with The Boy Who Drew Cats, an Expect Theatre presentation at 5 p.m. at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.). All ages are welcome and admission is by donation. Call 604-931-2008 or visit pomoartsfest.ca.
Carney Stars host A Night of Latin Dancing, a fundraiser for school projects at Archbishop Carney regional high school (1335 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam). Organized by school parents, the 5:30 p.m. dinner and dance includes a show by the jazz band. For tickets at $30, call 778-995-0545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss the NHL in action? Catch the local minor teams. At 7 p.m., the Coquitlam Express play the Salmon Arm crew at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit coquitlamexpress.ca. And at 7:45 p.m., the Port Moody Panthers are against Aldergrove at the PoMo rec complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit portmoodypathers.com.
Catch a free film screening of Al Helm (The Dream) – Martin Luther King in Palestine, in which an African-American gospel choir goes to Palestine to work with a group to present a play about Martin Luther King and becomes witnesses to life under occupation. The flick starts at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam). Call 604-942-0022.
Step to the beat at the Hot Salsa Dance Party at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 7 p.m. to midnight. No partners or experience required. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Dress in Steampunk style for the Harlequin Hypnosis Show at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) and win a prize. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24.95 at the door. Visit harlequinhypnosisshow.com.
Get blown away by the 50-piece Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble as it plays Broadway hits and movie musical songs for its next series concert at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way). That’s Entertainment is under the baton of David Branter. Showtime is 8 p.m. For tickets, call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Help out the 1st Port Coquitlam Scout Group as it collects empty bottles and cans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilmer elementary school (1575 Knappen St., PoCo). For assured pick-up, call 604-970-2579.
Hear about Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne’s journey to Carnegie Hall at his touring show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $35/$30/$15 are available through the box office at 604-927-6555 or online at evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
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