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THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Blooming roses at Coquitlam show, Jim Byrnes and more
Friday, July 4
Support graduates of Emily Carr University of Art + Design as they open a new group show at 7 p.m. at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.) in Port Moody. The show, titled Making a Scene, runs until Aug. 16 and includes work from artists Gayle Arnold, Jennifer Chernecki, Emily Boulton and Matthew Knockaert — all of whom have connections to the Tri-Cities. The eatery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Visit gallerybistroportmoody.com.
The third annual Port Moody Youth ArtsFest features a number of acts from young artists this weekend. At the Inlet Theatre tonight are Deanna’s Lovers, Pistolfish, Tiana Jung, Amanda Lau, Alison Kim, Some Things Never Change, Kristen Kwong, Ivy Pomerantz, Sabrina Campbell and Roy Marshall, Mink Borowornsenee, and The Stairwell. To RSVP, visit pomoarts.ca. Admission is by donation, with proceeds for the Port Moody Arts Centre.
R&B, country, rock, blues and soul will be served up tonight and Saturday by Babe Gurr and Jim Byrnes for Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Music on the Grill summer series. The BBQ is followed with a 8 p.m. show in the Coquitlam theatre. Tickets are $52 for the dinner and concert, or $32 for the concert only (Saturday’s dinner option is already sold out). The Leo Bae Ensemble will perform earlier in the night. Call Evergreen at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sat., July 5
With the annual rose show happening, Dogwood Pavilion will be a busy place this weekend as the Coquitlam Art Club and the Dogwood Photography Club will also show and sell their works, too. The art club’s event in the adjoining Centennial Pavilion is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the photo display runs both days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 604-936-2263.
YOUTH FEST REDUX
The Inlet Theatre has another round of dance and music performances for the second night of the Port Moody Youth ArtsFest. Tonight are Cut Losses, Bluesmoke, Jennifer Chen and Kristyn Chan, Amanda Spinosoa and Ki-eun Peck, Auschwitz (film), Jacob Gebrewold, Some Things Never Change, Hans Lee, Mikahalva, Edward Qiu and Caufield School of Dance. To reserve a seat, visit pomoarts.ca. Admission is by donation.
HOT HOT HOT
Burn up the dance floor at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the Hot Salsa Dance Zone summer nights party from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Move your hips — merengue, bachata and cha-cha-cha style — with the professionals. Entry is $10 at the door of the rehearsal hall. Parking is free. Call 604-725-4654 or visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Sunday, July 6
The Coquitlam Farmers’ Market will be in good company today with so many events happening in the Poirier precinct today. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion. Call 604-318-8966 or visit makebakegrow.com.
Enjoy the old trees at Riverview Hospital and sip on high tea from 1 to 3 p.m., courtesy of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. The guided tour will leave for the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young building and beverages will be served afterward. Call 604-290-9910 or visit rhcs.org.
Start summer off with a party and dip in the Westhill Pool (203 Westhill Place, Port Moody) from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $2 and the free BBQ and entertainment are sponsored by CUPE 825. Call 604-469-4500 or visit portmoody.ca.
MUSIC AL FRESCO
Coco Jafro, a jazz fusion/funk ensemble with Karina Morin on vocals, kicks off the annual Summer Sunday Concerts at the PCT Performance Stage in Rocky Point Park (2800 block of Murray Street, Port Moody). The free show starts at 2 p.m. Donations benefit the Crossroads Hospice Society. Visit summersundays.ca.
The RCCG Trinity Chapel (1932 Cameron Ave., Port Coquitlam) hosts its free monthly thanksgiving lunch from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Food hampers will also be available for those in need. To attend, call 604-474-3131.
Chimo Pool (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) will offer a free swim from 7 to 9 p.m., thanks to sponsorship from Westminster Savings credit union. Call 604-927-4386.
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