THINGS TO DO: Get bootcamped for KidSport
As September draws near squeeze every last bite out of summer with this line-up of weekend fun (and even a bit of fitness).
Friday, August 22
As the summer sun fades into dusk catch the sight of dozens of bats flying from their colonies at Minnekhada Regional Park from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The Metro Vancouver event will teach participants about the importance of these nocturnal creatures in the ecosystem. Register at www.metrovancouveronline.org or 604-432-6359 and use barcode 5744. Cost is $4.25/$8.
ITALIAN WEDDING ON THE LAKE
The Evergreen Cultural Centre presents The Marriage of Figaro this weekend, its third Opera on the Lake production, performed by DragonDiva Operatic Theatre. The innovative company is giving Figaro an unexpected twist by locating the story in India, drawing on the class-structure themes while adding plenty of vibrant colour. The Marriage of Figaro runs Aug. 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, available at 604-927-6555 or www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, August 23
PUMP YOU UP
Get your butt kicked by the best when Tommy Europe leads the SHRED Bootcamp to benefit KidSport Tri-Cities. Known as the tough-love television host of The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides, Europe is also an award-winning fitness coach and former professional football player. The SHRED Bootcamp runs from 10 to 11 a.m. at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam (at Town Centre Park). Admission is by donation (suggested $10 minimum). Visit www.tommyeurope.tv or www.kidsportcanada.ca.
DO THE WAVE
The second annual Port Moody Wave Festival is washing ashore at Rocky Point Park. Performances from ADOB, Deanna’s Lovers, Pistolfish and Real Mad Decent will be happening at the Pacific Coast Terminals Stage from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival will also feature free samples from Steeped Tea. Find out more about the bands and the festival at www.facebook.com/pmwavefestival.
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE
PoCo’s Leigh Square lights up with the sounds Joyce Island, a performer who’s been compared to Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty. She’s in regular rotation on CBC Radio and is booking shows across the country. Also performing in the 2 to 4 p.m. show is indie pop group Sleuth, complete with literary references and soulful lyrics.
Sunday, August 24
ROCKY POINT MUSIC
Close out the Summer Sunday concert series at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park with Brickhouse. Full of funk, this perennial favourite will have you grooving, guaranteed, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit www.summersundays.ca for more information.
LIONS PARK MUSIC
Head over to PoCo’s Lions Park for a 2 to 4 p.m. show featuring Tri-City favourite Sister Says. This sibling duo has Gillian and Robert Thomson mixing genres and delivering top-notch shows with a nod to influences from the likes of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell and the Talking Heads.
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