A Weekend of Elvis and More

This weekend is all about Elvis in the V3H. Which is odd, because the King had no particular connection to Port Moody that we know of, but I’ve decided to run with it. So here it is, a hunka hunka summer fun.

On Friday, August 14th Steve Elliot and Patsy Bartholomew will be taking to the stage at the Inlet Theatre in a tribute to Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline [map]. The Elvis and Patsy Show is presented by Elite Productions and runs from 7:30 – 10:30pm. Tickets are $22.50. Of course, the question whenever someone is paying tribute to the King of Rock and Roll has to be, which Elvis? And the answer in the case is Young Elvis from the 1950s. So there won’t be any phoenix suits, but there will be a great time. For more info contact Elite Productions at 604.793.4581 or the Inlet Theatre at 604.931.2008.

On Sunday, August 16th Elvis will be paying another visit to the area, stopping by the Festa Italiana in Newport Village [map]. The Italian Festival Main Street event will take over the village from 11am – 5pm. There will be crafts, games, and entertainment for the kids, as well as watermelon and spaghetti eating competitions. And Ben Preslee Klein will provide an excellent Elvis Presley tribute. How could you go wrong?

You would think two Elvis sightings in the area would be enough, but you would be wrong. The King will also be making an appearance at the Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Show on Sunday, August 16 in downtown PoCo [map]. The cars will be on display from 10am – 4pm, and entertainment will continue until 6pm at Leigh Square. Elvis Within will take the stage from 10:30 – 11:15am, and then will be on walkabout for the rest of the day, but there will be lots of other acts, too [complete schedule]. The event is free to spectators, and it costs only $20 to register your car. Visit the Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association to download the registration form, or call 604.464.1490 for more info.

If your tastes run less towards Elvis and more towards film, check out the Port Moody Film Society‘s double header on Saturday, August 15. They are showing two films at Inlet Theatre, with the first film showing inside the theatre and the second outside [map]. The first film is Adam’s Apples, a Danish film with English subtitles, which is a festival favourite with 15 wins. The second film is Death at a Funeral, a comedy from the UK and the USA. Admission is $5 per film, and a $5 annual membership is also required. For more info call 604.469.4571.

If you want to commune with nature, you can stop by the Riverview Hospital Grounds on Sunday, August 16 for a Public Tree Tour [map]. The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society runs the free walks, although you can join the society or make a donation if you wish. The walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and leave the HEY building at at 1pm. They generally last about 2 hours, depending on the weather and the group. Children and dogs on leash are welcome. For more information you can call the horticultural society’s answering service at 604.290.9910.

So check out of Heartbreak Hotel and have some fun this weekend in the V3H!

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