What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Halloween Events, A Class Act, Buddy Holly + More!

Halloween in the Tricities

We hope everyone in the Tri-Cities is preparing for a spooktacular Halloween! There are tons of great Halloween events for kids and adults this week, plus some non-Halloween fun events as well. Enjoy!

What:Â Nominee’s Luncheon for the Business Excellence Awards
When: Thursday, October 27 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Westwood Plateau [map]
The skinny:Â The excitement is building as we gather to congratulate nominees for the 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards. All of this year’s nominees deserve recognition for demonstrating exceptional levels of professionalism, leadership and service.
More info:Â 604.464.2716

What: Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, October 28 from 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [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: Unplugged at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse
When: Friday, October 28 at 7:00pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: The Honeyflowers – This is the duo of Betty Berda and Shelley Stevens. They mix arresting harmonies with guitar, banjo, harmonica and clarinet into original music inspired by the likes of Kasey Chambers, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris.
More info:Â info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What:Â Monster Bash
When: Friday, October 28 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny:Â With all proceeds going to the Happy Liver Society. The Ultimate Halloween Concert Event! Featuring Stonebolt’s Ray Roper, Atlantic Crossing, Truly Tina, Cher-ish & Frank Soda PLUS a Tribute to Elton John, Rod Stewart & AC/DC. Prizes for Best Costume!
More info: 855.985.5000

What:Â ROCKtoberfest!
When: Saturday, October 29-30 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Kyle Center [map]
The skinny: Discovery and creativity abound at ROCKtoberfest! A Celebration of Everything Mineral, Port Moody’s annual gem & mineral show at the end of October. Witness dull stones change into glittering treasures and discover how the lapidary hobby involves exploration, science and artistic expression.
More info: 778.996.5620

What:Â Heritage Halloween at Mackin House
When: Saturday, October 29 from 12:00-4:00pm
Where: Mackin House Museum [map] :
The skinny: Join us for a day of heritage Halloween fun! The house will be decorated in Irish heritage fashion with natural Halloween adornments. Some of the family friendly activities will be pumpkin carving, magic tricks, photo ops, crafts, and much more fun! There will also be some yummy treats to enjoy. Come dressed in your costume for your chance to win a prize.
More info:Â 604.516.6151

What:Â Halloween Spooktacular
When: Saturday, October 29 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Place Maillardville [map]
The skinny:Â A spooktacular time for the whole family. Enjoy a scary story, music, crafts, cooperative games and face painting. Be sure to dress in costume. Activities ideal for children two to eight years old. This is a bilingual event. $5.00 per child, payment must be made in advance, absolutely no drop-ins.
More info:Â 604.933.6166

What: Nilmini Wijewardena
When: Saturday, October 29 at 6:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny:Â Sri Lanka traditional dance concert.
More info:Â 604.724.9672

What:Â A Class Act – Hosted by Douglas College Foundation
When: Saturday, October 29 from 7:00-11:00pm
Where:Â Executive Plaza Hotel [map]
The skinny:Â Join us as we groove the night away in 70s style while raising money for students success at Douglas College. Last year we hosted a Renaissance style Masque Royale to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Douglas College. This year we return to our roots with a homage to the 1970s. Dust off your platform shoes and flared trousers, bring out the bright patterns, hot pants and maxi dresses and come ready to party.
More info:Â 604.777.6176

What:Â Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
When: Saturday, October 29-November 4 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny:Â Viewed by more than 20 million people in over 17,000 performance worldwide. Peggy Sue; That’ll Be the Day; Oh Boy; Not Fade Away – the list of hit songs penned by Buddy Holly goes on. By his untimely death, the legend had already changed popular music forever. Vibrant and celebratory Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story highlights the talent and passion that lives on in his music and continues to thrill audiences long after they dance out of the theatre!
More info:Â 604.927.6550

What:Â Terri Clark
When: Saturday, October 29 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, Terri Clark has sold over four million albums and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to her credit. Born in Montreal and raised in Medicine Hat, she signed with Mercury Records in 1995 and reached #3 with her first single, “Better Things to Do”.
More info: 855.985.5000

What:Â The Breast Ever Team Series- Sweat for Breast
When: Sunday, October 30 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Port Moody School of Dance [map]
The skinny:Â Events Include: Zumba with Krista Langtry & Lorenza Sammarelli, BellyFit with Melanie Montgomery, Zumbatomic (for Kids) with Krista Langtry, Hip Hop (for Kids) offered by Port Moody School of Dance and Yoga with Wendi Jack. Come out to one or all of the events wearing something PINK, we will have door prizes and guaranteed fun for all ages!
More info: 866.738.4465

What:Â The Royal Pumpkin Ball
When: Sunday, October 30 at 1:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: An enchanting costume Ball for the kids including live musical and theatre performance by Marnie and the Music with Marnie Band; plus dancing, magic, costume contests and face painting. Partial Proceeds will benefit the CANADIAN RED CROSS.
More info: 855.985.5000

What:Â Mr.I’s Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories
When: Sunday, October 30 from 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny:Â Local teacher and children’s entertainer Yurgen Ilaender (Mr.I), leads Hallowe’en fun for children ages 2 and up. Mr.I’s popular annual Hallowe’en concert will enchant youngsters and their parents. Costumes are welcome, and audience participation is encouraged.
More info:Â 604.664.1636

What:Â Frightening Fun!
When: Monday, October 31 from 4:00-5:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny:Â Attention All Boos & Ghouls! Join us for funtastic evening of trick-or-treating @ Coquitlam Centre! For children in costumes aged 12 years and younger.
More info:Â 604.464.1414

What:Â Absolute Beginner: Value Wines Workshop
When: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre [map]
The skinny: How do you find a good bottle of wine for $15? In this workshop you will learn the secrets to finding good wines at great prices. Anyone can learn the easy techniques that will be outlined. We will sample four value wines and you get to be the judge!
More info:Â 604.931.2008

What:Â Fundraiser for Robert Simon’s Campaign
When: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm
Where:Â David Bizzon’s art studio and Gallery [map]
The skinny:Â Join us as we celebrate Robert’s birthday and his bid for Mayor with an evening of conversation and art appreciation. Appetizers and wine will be served. Your support is appreciated!
More info: vsimons@telus.net

Have a great week!

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