What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Laila Biali, Ultimate Comedy Show, Dianna David & More!

Events in the Tri-Cities are finally starting to ramp up now that the holidays are firmly behind us. Tons of kid’s events and of course the usual art and performance events make this week one to go out and enjoy.

What: Opening Reception
When: Thursday, January 26 at 6:30pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Leigh Square Community Arts Village presents an exhibition of new artworks by members of the Art Focus Group that interprets the theme of community spirit to celebrate “Spirit Week”. Art Focus is a group of Tri-City area artists working in a variety of media whose goals are to share ideas, to exhibit in shows, to support and learn from each other, and from other artists in the community.
More info: 604.927.8400

What: Heritage Evening
When: Thursday, January 26 at 7:00pm
Where: The Outlet [map]
The skinny: Join us on Thursday evening, Jan 26, at 7 PM for a presentation titled “Alaska Highway – Shortcut to Tokyo”. This talk by Heritage member, webmaster and photographer Steve Smith will focus on the history of the Alaska Highway and why it was such an important project, not just to Alaska but to BC and the Canadian North as well.
More info: 604.927.7611

What: Cloth Diaper 101 Workshop
When: Thursday, January 26 from 7:30-9:00pm
Where: Optimum Family Chiropractic [map]
The skinny: New & Green has taken the most commonly asked questions about cloth diapering and developed a workshop that is perfect for parents who want to cloth diaper and want to learn how to make it work!
More info: 877.538.4654

What: Pro D Day Camps
When: Friday, January 27 at 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Nothing but fun with Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department! Children will participate in a variety of activities throughout the day. Swimming may be included depending on the number of children attending so please send a swim suit and towel!
More info: 604.927.PLAY

What: Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, January 27 at 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: 604.927.7946

What: Crossroads Coffeehouse
When: Friday, January 27 at 7:00pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: Led by Sue Malcolm, Highrise Lonesome takes the traditional sound of mountain music uptown! With a passion for bluegrass, soaring vocal harmonies and some of the hottest pickin’ in these parts, this group of seasoned musicians has developed an unmistakable sound that audiences love. Visit them at www.highriselonesome.com
More info: info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What: The Rankin Family
When: Friday, January 27 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: The music of the Rankin Family crosses over many musical styles and they have earned them a fast growing following as well as industry accolades that included six Juno Awards and fifteen East Coast Music Award.
More info: 855.985.5000

What: Laila Biali
When: Friday, January 27 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Jazz pianist/vocalist Laila Biali has come a long way in a short time, from growing up in North Vancouver to living in New York City. She burst onto the music scene while in her early twenties with a singular sound evolving from a broad blend of influences, from Keith Jarrett to Chopin, Joni Mitchell and Björk.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Tiny Tots: Mother Goose Goes to the Symphony
When: Saturday, January 28 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Hickory dickory dock! Sing your favourite rhymes with Mother Goose and musical friends!
More info: 604.876.3434

What: The Ultimate Comedy Show
When: Saturday, January 28 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Join the hilarious Roman Danylo as he hosts the ultimate comedy show―one epic night of sketch, stand-up and improv featuring some of the best comedians in the world! It’s more than a show, it’s a euphoric interactive entertainment experience. Once you’ve watched this show you’ll never need to watch comedy again!
More info: 604.927.6555

What: The Director Prepares
When: Sunday, January 29 at 10:00am-3:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: This intensive Director’s workshop will span two weekends and focus on the the Director’s preparation of Canadian Playwright: George F Walker’s Play “Problem Child”. Working along with a cast of actors all the participants will examine how the Director mines the script for creative clues and production information, and how s/he works with actors creatively to achieve the most imaginative and theatrical production possible.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Dianna David: Take a Closer Look
When: Sunday, January 29 at 2:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Dianna David is a former mechanical engineer turn professional entertainer. What started out as mimicking Michael Jackson at the age of 6 turned into a full-time passion. Dianna wanted to explore her natural talents in movement by fusing it with her love to be silly and play, hence entering the world of clowning.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Family Fun Night
When: Tuesday, January 31 from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Port Moody Library [map]
The skinny: Help your child get ready for kindergarten! This program focuses on important school readiness skills like socialization, letter knowledge, and motor skills. Join us for stories, crafts and take home activities. Ages 3-6 with parent/caregiver.
More info: 604.469.4577

What: Don Quixote
When: Tuesday, January 31-February 4 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: This immortal quest has captivated readers for over four centuries. Don Quixote’s tale of courage and madness is re-imagined with masks, magic, and mayhem. Physical comedy at its finest; brought to you in collaboration with Axis Theatre Company, creators of the smash hit The Number 14.
More info: 604.927.6555


Have a great week!



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