Arts briefs: A call for PechaKucha speakers

Roan Wallace and Margaret Lees of The Prevailing Westerlies played the Village Vibe series on Aug. 9 at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village bandshell in Port Coquitlam. - BRYAN NESS
Roan Wallace and Margaret Lees of The Prevailing Westerlies played the Village Vibe series on Aug. 9 at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village bandshell in Port Coquitlam.
— image credit: BRYAN NESS

Want a stage to share your life passion?

Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Theatre, in partnership with School District 43, will host the next installment of PechaKucha Night in the Tri-Cities.

Theatre general manager Mandara Lebovitz is looking for speakers for the Nov. 21 showcase who can talk about the hobbies and dreams — in under 6.5 minutes, complete with photos.

Candidates are asked to submit a 50-word biography describing their background as well as a 100-word summary about the presentation topic. And 20 high-resolution photos in a PowerPoint or Zip file format are also required to be juried.

The application deadline is Sept. 22 by emailing details to tfoxtheatre.pkn@gmail.com. Call 604-945-9950 or visit terryfoxtheatre.org for more information.



Acoustic gypsy jazz will be on the menu next Wednesday at a Port Moody eatery.

The Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.) will serve up the Stringz Aloud Trio  — Susan Vigneux, Don Kellett and Joe Bourchier — with special guest Michael Dunn, a jazz guitarist with the Vancouver band Hot Club of Mars, at the Aug. 27 show at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 at the door or call 604-937-0998 for $10 admission in advance.



Tickets are now on sale for the wildly popular Girls Night Out, a fundraiser for the Port Moody Arts Centre.

The event, billed as an “evening of comedy by women, for women” takes place Friday, Oct. 3 at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.).

It is sponsored by Scotiabank, which will match funds from tickets bought through their St. John’s Street branch (across the street from PMAC); the branch is accepting cash payments only. Visit pomoarts.ca.



Artists who make tiny objects are invited to take part in this year’s Positively Petite exhibit at a Coquitlam gallery.

Place des Arts wants artists to showcase their small wares in the annual display that will run Nov. 13 to Dec. 19 — just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Works in any media are eligible and may be two- or three-dimensional. And artists applying for the first time for Positively Petite will have their pieces juried.

The entry deadline is Oct. 20. Returning artists are asked to deliver their work (with artwork identification cards attached) between Nov. 3 and 9. All works are for sale and artists set prices for their works; Place des Arts retains 30% of the retail price.

An opening gala reception will take place on Nov. 13 to coincide with the start of the annual Christmas Boutique. Visit placedesarts.ca (Galleries & Shop, How to Exhibit) for submission guidelines, size restrictions and forms.

Call 604-664-1636 (ext. 32).



A provincial girls' choir made up of young singers — including Port Moody's Jennifer (Wei-Shen) Hsieh — and around Metro Vancouver now has spots open for its next season.

The BC Girls Choir is accepting singers aged five to young adult for the new academic year, starting in September. Led by Fiona Blackburn, the ensemble recently performed at the Oregon Bach Festival and the Pacific International Children's Choral Festival.

On the upcoming program is a Christmas concert with the band of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment and spring shows with the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir and the PROMYS Honour Choir, which is part of the Chor Leoni Men's Choir. And in the summer will be a tour through Germany, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia.

Visit bcgirlschoir.org to sign up.















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