ARTS IN BRIEF: Ballet company gone, actor in British farce

Coquitlam's Ryan Johnson
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Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre has cancelled its upcoming show from Ballet Kelowna.

Last week, artistic director David Hay company announced it will closing its doors due to financial pressures, on March 16 after 10 years. The Okanagan company was due to perform in Coquitlam in April.



Coquitlam musicians Zong Xi Wu and Karen Wong will perform in the BC Chinese Music Association’s concert this week to mark the Chinese New Year.

Xi will play a solo on the suona, a trumpet/oboe-like instrument, with the ensemble. The Feb. 16 concert at the CBC Studios (700 Hamilton St., Vancouver) marks the association’s 10th year. The Bamboo Shoots in the Spring show will be recorded for a CD to be released this fall.

Tickets for the tea party from 2 to 6 p.m. are $5; the concert at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. is $30. Call 604-327-8807 or visit www.bccma.net.



Tri-City teens can showcase their creative side this summer at the second annual Port Moody Youth Arts Festival.

The Port Moody Arts Centre is now accepting applications for performances and art displays for the fest, which runs on July 26 and 27 at Port Moody city hall. The deadline for entries is March 1. Visit www.pomoarts.ca.



Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library will screen a French film next month. The 2006 flick Paris, Je T’aime (Paris, I Love You) will be shown at the Mary Hill Road facility on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.  Call 604-927-7999.



A Port Coquitlam actor portrays the lead character in Fawlty Towers, a farce penned by one of the British television show’s stars. Ryan Johnson is Basil Fawlty in the Vagabond Players show written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. The production runs from Feb. 28 to March 23 at the Bernie Leggie Theatre in New Westminster. For tickets at $15/$13, call 604-521-0412.



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