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THINGS TO DO: A spring sale for KidSport
Friday, March 7
FUN FOR YOUTH
Kids aged seven to 12 can swim then watch Free Birds and eat pizza at a city of Port Coquitlam fun night at the Hyde Creek recreation complex (1379 Laurier St.) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. To sign up, call 604-927-7529 or visit experienceit.ca.
Cheer on the Coquitlam Express hockey club as the players meet Prince George’s Spruce Kings on home ice tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Call 604-936-4625 or visit coquitlamexpress.ca.
The Coquitlam Gogos (the African word meaning “grandmother”) will pair wine with chocolate at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which helps African grandmas caring for their grandkids orphaned by AIDS. The cost is $35 and is open to adults. Call 604-931-2843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracey Power’s Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen — a musical about a writer trapped in the famed New York City hotel — runs tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The Arts Club Theatre presentation includes a Saturday matinee at 4 p.m. Call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
‘IT’S JUST A JOB’
NeverYouMind Productions presents A Particular Class of Women — a story about a court case involving strippers — at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets are available by calling 604-551-0418 or visiting neveryoumindproductions.com.
Hang out with experimental classical guitarist Les Finnigan as part of the city of Port Coquitlam’s Sensory Sound Lounge at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall) from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 for all ages. Call 604-927-7529 or visit experienceit.ca.
Musical theatre students at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary (2215 Reeve St.) have their last showing of Urinetown: The Musical tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $10/$7 are available at the door or from the school by calling 604-941-6053. And, tonight and tomorrow, Heritage Woods secondary (1300 David Ave., Port Moody) showcases Thoroughly Modern Millie at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12/$10 at the school by calling 604-461-8679.
Saturday, March 8
WEED IT OUT
Learn about invasive plant species at a free workshop hosted by the Port Coquitlam Ecological Society, Metro Vancouver and the city of PoMo from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at city hall (100 Newport Dr.). Seating is limited. Visit Eventbrite to sign up.
Families (ages 10 and up) and try their hand at curling — for free — from 1 to 3 p.m.. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Coaches will be on site. To register, visit coquitlam.ca/pslc (barcode #471612) or call 604-927-4386.
Hear from Bernadine Fox — Port Coquitlam’s second artist-in-residence — talk about famous female artists through history and how gender is used in today’s art, as part of International Women’s Day at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall). The free lecture starts at 1 p.m. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare.
Sample treats from 10 restaurants and bid on live and silent auction items at a fundraiser for Share Family and Community Services, held at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the 19-plus event are $100/$75 through imagine.sharesociety.ca or by calling 604-540-9161.
Comic Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame will appear at Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St.) for a special show with the Port Coquitlam company at 8 p.m. For tickets at $15, call 778-285-0109 or visit sstimprov.com.
Sunday, March 9
Stock up on local produce, baked goods, preserves and crafts made from more than 50 vendors at the bi-monthly Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market, outside the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 604-318-8966 or visit makebakegrow.com.
FOLK, ROCK, SOUL
Musician Dominique Fricot wraps up the city of Port Coquitlam’s Sunday Coffee Concerts series from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate). Tickets are $12/10/$6 (kids under six are free). Call 604-927-7529 or visit experienceit.ca.
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