THINGS TO DO: Silver screen under the stars
Friday, Aug. 8
FLICK AND FINS
Children aged seven to 12 can take a dip in Port Coquitlam’s Hyde Creek pool (1379 Laurier Ave.) and watch a movie while snacking on pizza tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call 604-927-7529 or visit experienceit.ca to reserve a spot.
Catch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Port Coquitlam’s Cinema Under the Stars screening at Gates Park (north of Riverside secondary). Showtime is around 9 p.m. Bring a blanket, bevvies and bug spray and enjoy the feature film. If it rains that night, the film will be bumped to the next Friday. Call 604-927-8400.
Saturday, Aug. 9
Mark 10 years of the Crossroads Hospice Society’s thrift store (2780 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam) with a BBQ and bargains. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 604-949-0459 or visit crossroadshospice.bc.ca/store.
Kick back at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) and enjoy the sounds from KingdomFest 14, featuring The Myrrh and other bands. The free family event starts at 2 p.m. Visit kingdomfest.ca or onelovesociety.com.
Music in the Square, a summer performing arts series happening at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village, hosts The Land of Deborah and The Prevailing Westerlies from 2 to 4 p.m. The free, all-ages concert takes place beside PoCo city hall. Call 604-927-8400 or visit portcoquitlam.ca.
PAINT IT FORWARD
The first workshop in the new Paint It Forward series starts tonight at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $40.50 per person or $75 per couple, with proceeds supporting bursaries for kids’ arts camps. For tickets, call PMAC at 604-931-2008 or visit pomoarts.ca.
MUSIC ON THE GRILL
Tuck into a tasty BBQ while overlooking Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake then enjoy a soulful show by Zakiya Hooker and her husband Chris James, at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way). The cost is $52 for the BBQ and concert, or $32 for the concert only. Call the Evergreen box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
The Port Moody Film Society hosts its anual summer indoor/outdoor movies at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.), starting at 7:30 p.m. with The Sapphires in the Inlet Theatre and, at 9:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheatre, Unfinished Song. Tickets are $5 per film at the door, plus a $5 society membership. Visit pmfilm.ca.
Sunday, Aug. 10
The Coquitlam Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier Street and Winslow Avenue) offers up produce and crafts from local venders from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts a tour of the north end of the Riverview Hospital site featuring the catalpa trees. Meet at 1 p.m. at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes or boots. Children are welcome and dogs must be leashed. For a site map, visit www.rhcs.org. Call 604-290-9910.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Double Helix musicians Tony and Peter Chotem perform at Lions Park (off Lions Way, Port Coquitlam) for a free show starting at 2 p.m. as part of the city’s summer music program. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.
The popular Summer Sunday Concerts series continues at the PCT Performance Stage at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) at 2 p.m. with R&B Conspiracy. The event is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News. Visit summersundays.ca.
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