What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Imagine gala, Festival du Bois + More!

Festival du Bois Maillardville 2012 Coquitlam

This week in the Tri-Cities we have a plethora of fundraising events, concerts and even a festival to keep everyone busy! Check out Tina and Ted for the kids, the WOW Extravaganza and Festival du Bois for the whole family, and help out a good cause by attending Imagine or Central Community School’s swap meet fundraiser. Enjoy!

What: Tina and Ted
When: Thursday, March at 10:30am
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Come with Tina and Ted to the fantasy world of Neerg and learn more about how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and keep our planet clean & safe. A puppet show enhanced with European black theatre effects and original songs for children 3+.
More info: 604.986.7446

What: UBC Dialogues: Tri-Cities What Does it Mean to Go Green?
When: Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: “Green” products and services often cost more than alternatives. Are we really helping the environment when we purchase them or are we being “green-washed”? If confusion leads to inaction, surely the first step towards living more sustainably is being well informed.
More info: 604.827.5831

What: March Exhibitions Opening Reception
When: Thursday, March 1 from 7:00- 9:00pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . the perfect way to spend an evening. Place des Arts is pleased to collaborate with Festival du Bois to welcome internationally renowned painter, sculptor and teacher Benoi Deschênes to exhibit in the Atrium Gallery until March 17.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: WOW Extravaganza
When: Friday, March 2 at 7:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: This event will showcase amazing speaking talent icluding Toastmaster (District 21) B.C. Humorous speaking champion Ken Barr, Optimist Club Gold Medalist and 15-year-old speaking champion Athira Narayanan, magician Jay Olson and singer Michaela Slinger.
More info: genevickers@hotmail.com

What: A Special Evening with Guillaume Arsenault
When: Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm
Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: In celebration of Festival du Bois, Mackin House will be hosting a special evening with award winning songwriter and performer Guillaume Arsenault. Arsenault will be performing at 7:30pm in our vintage parlour.
More info: 604.516.6151

What: Boz Scaggs
When: Friday, March 2 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Theatre [map]
The skinny: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs and his band will be heading back on the road in 2012 performing the best-known songs of his career including “Lowdown”, “Lido Shuffle”, “We’re All Alone”, “Breakdown Dead Ahead”, “Jojo”, “Look What You’ve Done To Me”, “Miss Sun” and “Heart Of Mine”.
More info: 604.523.6888

What: The Human Statues/ Good Lovelies
When: Friday, March 2 from 8:00- 10:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Center [map]
The skinny: Often described as a cross between the Flight of the Conchords and Simon and Garfunkel, The Human Statues blend energetic pop with lyrical depth and vocal harmony. Juno-winners the Good Lovelies will have everyone smiling with their sunny songs, killer three-park harmonies, witty on-stage banter and infectious, buoyant performances. Price: $10-$35.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Swap Meet Fundraiser
When: Saturday, March 3 from 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Central Community School [map]
The skinny: The Central Community School is having a Swap Meet as a fundraiser.
More info: centralschoolfundraising@gmail.com

What: Expressive Drawing
When: Saturday, March 3 from 10:00am- 3:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Center [map]
The skinny: $100 All Materials included. Instructor: Gay Mitchell. Working “en plein air” at Lafarge Lake and in the studio, students will explore and develop drawing skills and techniques and media. A wide variety of papers and drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, conte, and ink will be the creative means of personal expressions!
More info: 604.927.6552

What: Tiny Tots: Sailing The Musical Seas
When: Saturday, March 3 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Jump and clap, swing and sing with Presto the Porpoise and Largo the Tortoise!
More info: 604.876.3434

What: Festival du Bois
When: Saturday, March 3 from 11:00am- 4:00pm
Where: 1046 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam [map]
The skinny: Come and enjoy Coquitlam’s premiere French Canadian Festival, with traditional food and the famous maple taffy on snow! Join this celebration of French Canadian and world music award-winning artists, dance, craft and much more! Great entertainment for the whole family… with a French twist! Produced by Société francophone de Maillardville.
More info: 604.515.7070

What: K&S Dance Preview Show 2012
When: Saturday, March 3 at 6:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: K&S Dance Preview Show is composed of all competitive classes that will be performing throughout the lower mainland during the year.
More info: 604.944.6826

What: Imagine
When: Saturday, March 3 from 6:30-10:30pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: SHARE Society’s annual gala IMAGINE returns. Last year our gala raised over $100,000 to help achieve SHARE’s mission of helping vulnerable families and individuals in the Tri-cities.
More info: 604.529.5107

What: Kid’s Swap Meet
When: Sunday, March 4 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Place Maillardville Community Centre [map]
The skinny: Offered in partnership with the Twin Social Network, Place Maillardville Community Centre will host a KIDS SWAP MEET. Find great deals on gently used children’s toys, clothes and equipment. Lots of twin stuff too! Donations gratefully accepted with all proceeds going directly to the Community Centre’s free Family Drop-In program.
More info: 604.933.6146

What: Sunday Coffee Concert
When: Sunday, March 4 from 12:30- 2:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Have you heard? Port Coquitlam’s Sunday Coffee Concerts are back with a superb line up of exciting performers to recharge audiences in 2012 from country to classical and gospel, this year’s series features a range of popular music and performance. With our intimate, accessible and comfortable venue of the Terry Fox Theatre, audiences can find the best seats in the house and the best deals for live, professional performances in Metro Vancouver.
More info: 604.927.5411

What: Hansel & Gretel at Evergreen Cultural Center
When: Sunday, March 4 from 2:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: OIS breathes new life into this classic fairy tale in a darkly fantastical, fast-paced and enchanting production aimed especially at young people. Based on Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic opera version of the Grimm Brothers’ fable, Hansel & Gretel features four energetic young opera singers, one nimble-fingered pianist, a Gothically gorgeous set and dramatic costumes. Sung in English.
More info: 604.927.6555

Have a great week!



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