What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Festivals Galore

Port Moody Festival of the Arts Expressions of Iran

This week in the Tri-Cities brings us the 14th Annual Port Moody Festival of the Arts which occurs at various locations throughout Port Moody. Check out our post on the event here for a rundown of all the events scheduled for the festival. Also happening is the Rivers and Trails Festival plus the 10 km & half marathon run/walk that comes before it, Antiques Roadshow and several great recurring events starting up at Leigh Square. Enjoy!

What: 14th Annual Port Moody Festival of the Arts
When: Thursday, September 22-October 2
Where: Venues Throughout Port Moody
The skinny: The Port Moody Arts Centre is hard at work on the Port Moody Festival of the Arts. This multi-disciplinary festival brings arts and culture to your doorstep! The 14th annual event has a line-up that includes Jill Barber and Matthew Barber, Said the Whale, LOL Comedy Night, Expressions of Iran, and more music and art events.
More info:Â 604.931.2008 x 0

What: Felice Women’s Choir
When: Thursday, September 22 from 10:30am-1:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Under the tutelage of music conductor and director Mr. Hyun Jung Kim, this community based choir pursues excellence in performance and celebrates a varied repertoire from classical to folk and pop. Have fun meeting new people while enjoying the art of choir singing! Takes place every Thursday.
More info:Â 604.949.1486

What: Youth Matters Musical Jam Song Writing Session
When: Thursday, September 22 from 4:00-6:30pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Led by Robin Chae, Project Coordinator for Youth Matters, this afternoon song-writing session is a great place to meet talented others to share and build connections. Open to Teens, Adults, and Seniors. Takes place every Thursday.
More info:Â 604.927.8400

What: Copyright for PhotographersÂ
When: Thursday, September 22 from 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell or distribute the matter and form of a literary, muscial, or artistic work. For photgraphers, being well-informed about the Canadian Copyright Act is essential. Join copyright lawyer Ann Carlsen for a current look at how copyright affects your creative work.
More info:Â 604.937.4155

What:Â Basic Light Urban Search and Rescue
When: Thursday, September 22 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where:Â No. 1 Fire Hall, Port Coquitlam [map]
The skinny: If someone is trapped in a home during a disaster, do you know how to identify if and how you can help? Learn what to do. Please dress in old, comfortable clothing – this is a hands-on experience.
More info:Â 604.927.5466

What: Red Cross Babysitting Course
When: Friday, September 23 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship [map]
The skinny: On a Red Cross Babysitting course, children learn how to be safer when they are at home alone as well as how to become a great babysitter. Course topics include: how to keep children safe and prevent accidents, how to find babysitting work safely, how to care for and entertain babies and children of all ages, basic first aid, how to handle emergencies with confidence and more.
More info:Â 604.945.7277

What:Â Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, September 23 from 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [map]
The skinny: Come enjoy a night of fun-filled activities – door prizes, carnival games, professional DJ and supervision for children in Grade 4, 5 or 6! Tickets are available at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre or the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex  the Sunday prior to the dance!
More info:Â 604.927.7946

What: Get the “Dirt” on Soil
When: Saturday, September 24 from 10:00-11:00am
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Join Organic Master Gardener, Kelly Koome from Green Earth Landscaping as he talks about the importance of rich organic soil in your garden. Learn a simple, but effective home soil test that will give you lots of useful information about improving your soil.
More info:Â 604.927.6929

What: Antiques Roadshow
When: Saturday, September 24 from 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Bring your jewelry, art, antiques, small furniture, gold and silver, collectibles, coins, native art, Asian art, Canadiana for appraisal. 1 item: $10, 2 or more items for $5/each. Pre-register at Outlet @ Leigh Square.
More info:Â 604.927.7611

What: Legends of Rock N Roll – Ultimate Elvis Concert
When: Saturday, September 24 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: The Legends of Rock’n’Roll (producers of Elvis Elvis Elvis) are the people behind this premier Elvis event starring Shawn Klush, Donny Edwards and Danny Vernon – all internationally known Elvis tribute artists.
More info:Â 855.985.5000

What:Â Trail River 10km & Half Marathon Run/Walk
When: Sunday, September 25 at 8:00am
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Enjoy a picturesque run through the trails on mostly soft surface for the 21.1 km half marathon and 10 K courses. Half marathon walkers start at 8 am, half marathon runners start at 9 am and 10K walkers and runners start at 9:15 am. Finish your event and then head down to Peace Park for the Rivers and Trails Festival!
More info:Â 604.927.7935

What:Â Rivers and Trails Festival
When: Sunday, September 25 from 12:00-4:00pm
Where: Peace Park [map]
The skinny: The Festival takes place in Peace Park right on the majestic Pitt River. Come enjoy great outdoor fun in celebration of Port Coquitlam’s many rivers and trails. Activities at this free community event include hands-on displays, entertainment, informative nature walks, demonstrations and more! This event is held in conjunction with the provincially celebrated BC Rivers Day.
More info:Â 604.927.7935

What: Glee Club: For Youth By Youth
When: Sunday, September 25 from 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Led and organized by passionate student volunteers from Riverside Secondary High School, this weekly Glee Club will have your child singing and dancing together with songs from many popular genres such as Pop, Country, Musicals, Duets, Acapella, Ballads, and Choir. Pre-registration is required, event takes place every Sunday. .
More info: 604.927.PLAY(7529)

What: Artist Open Studio
When: Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00-3:30pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: These drop-in sessions for emerging to mid-career artists working in a variety of media offer a chance to meet, interact and share ideas while working on any project. No need to pre-register. Afternoons dedicated to drawing and painting portraits from clothed live models. Just come with your latest project and have a good time creating with others! Event takes place weekly on Tuesdays.
More info:Â 604.927.8400

What: Tai Chi Social Club for Enthusiasts
When: Tuesday, September 27 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: This meet up of Tai Chi practitioners is open to those who already know a form of Tai Chi or are a beginner. Those who know a form can teach those who don’t, and those who know a form can learn another! Come and meet new people, learn new tips, and enjoy the art of Tai Chi. Event takes place weekly on Tuesdays.
More info:Â 604.927.8400

What: Family Fun Nights
When: Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Port Moody Library [map]
The skinny: Explore the letters of the alphabet through stories, songs, and an easy craft. Build important pre-reading skills and take home some fun activities. Ages 3-6 with parent/cargiver.
More info:Â 604.469.4577

What: ISS Job Options Information Session
When: Wednesday, September 28 from 1:00-2:00pm
Where:Â #204 – 3242 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam [map]
The skinny:Â Get the help you need for the job you seek. JobOptionsBC provide 5-week classroom-based sessions, up to 5 weeks of work experience and possible short-term skills training
More info: joboptions@issbc.org

Have a great week!


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