What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Oscar Night, Bridal Show, Concerts + More!

Tri-Cities Oscar Night 2012 Coquitlam

This week in the Tri-Cities has tons of events to keep everyone busy – whether you enjoy art exhibit opening receptions, seminars, concerts or workshops, we have you covered! Attend the Tri-Cities Oscar Night for a taste of the glam life, the Without a Hitch Bridal Show to get ready for your upcoming nuptials, or Coppelia for a magical night out. Enjoy!

What: Opening Reception for Brasta Bonifacho: Inside Habitat Pixel
When: Thursday, February
 23 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Internationally recognized, Vancouver-based artist Bratsa bonifacho explores tensions in contemporary digital society, politics, memory and art. He states, “I communicate and express essentially non-verbal thoughts and emotions abstractly, within the discipline of formalism – through colour and shape, gesture and surface.” this exhibition is guest curated by Ann Rosenberg.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Think Thursdays with Sharon Perry
When: Thursday, February
 23 at 7:00pm
Where: Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge [map]
The skinny: You all know its TAX season so come out and learn from the best, our dear friend Sharon Perry. Sharon is a Chartered Accountant with her own firm and will share all of her knowledge about how to get and keep organized and how to maximize your tax savings.
More info: www.meetup.com

What: Heritage Evening
When: Thursday, February 23 from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: The Outlet [map]
The skinny: Dan Owens speaks on the “Heritage of Power in BC”.

More info: 604.927.7611

What: Luncheon with James Moore
When: Friday, February
 24 from 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club [map]
The skinny: The next Chamber Luncheon presents The Honourable James Moore, Senior Minister for British Columbia and Minister for Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Government of Canada. Join the Honourable James Moore as he speaks about the government’s plans for Canada, the economy and the future of the Tri-Cities.
More info: 604.464.2716

What: Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, February 24 at 6:15-9:15 pm

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! For more information, visit pocoyouth.com and click on the Jelly Bean icon! Cost $6 per person if purchased before the day of the dance ; $8 per person if purchased on the day of the dance

More info: 604.927.7946

What: Crossroads Coffeehouse
When: Friday, February 24 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: Chapter 11 are annual “Crossroads regulars” and have finally just finished their first CD after over 30 years together… aptly named “Overdue Collection”. New hits and old favourites, sung with harmonies to enhance Blues, Pop, Folk and Rock. You can expect more of a show than just songs, more entertainment than music, and more fun!

More info: 604.949.2273

What: Outerbridge: The Time Capsule Tour
When: Friday, February 24 at 8:00-10:00pm

Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map] 

The skinny: A jaw dropping magical adventure. Ted and Marion Outerbridge take the art of amazement to new heights! Their latest adventure, packed with breathtaking new illusions, will include the opening of a time capsule, shipped to Evergreen Cultural Centre months before the show, which miraculously contains items of the audience’s choosing…

More info: 604.927.6555

What: Without a Hitch Bridal Show
When: Saturday, February
 25 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club [map]
The skinny: Lisa Cable President of Sweet Beginnings and Celia Chiang formerly Blooming Buds Florist now Floral Creations by Celia wanted to bring something special to the Tri-Cities. These are two women who strive on excellence in their field of expertise and are bringing their premier network of wedding specialists to this event.
More info: 604.552.9559

What: Maillardville Heritage Walk
When: Saturday, February 25 at 1:00-1:45pm

Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: Discover your community! Mackin House will be leading a heritage walk through historic Maillardville during BC’s Heritage Week! Take a guided walk to learn about the largest francophone community west of the Rockies and hear stories behind some of the historic houses still standing today. The 30-40 minute guided tour can be bilingual in French and English. Participants will meet at Mackin House Museum at 1:00pm before heading out to start the tour. Email info@coquitlamheritage.ca to register your spot on the walk. Rain or shine. Please dress in appropriate weather attire.

More info: 604.516.6151

What: Opening Reception
When: Saturday, February
 25 from 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Leigh Square Community Arts Village presents a curated exhibition of artwork about feminism to celebrate International Women’s Day by 13 women of different ages and cultural backgrounds in the Lower Mainland.
More info: 604.927.8440

What: Pandora Style Lounge
When: Saturday, February
 25 from 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny: A return engagement by the popular cosmetic line “Make Up for Ever” is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 2pm at Coquitlam Centre’s PANDORA Style Lounge. With the Spring season about to bloom at Coquitlam Centre, the popularity of the scheduled demonstrations and free advice from trend experts is in full swing.
More info: 604.468.5653

What: Heritage Tea 

When: Saturday, February 25 from 2:30-4:30pm

Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: Celebrate BC’s Heritage Week with Mackin House! We will be hosting an afternoon tea on Saturday, February 25th at 2:30pm. Sit in our cozy parlour or dining room and enjoy tea and scones! Seating is very limited so call 604-516-6151 to reserve your spot. Price is $5 per person.
More info: 604.516.6151

What: Pub Night Fundraiser
When: Saturday, February
 25 from 5:00pm-9:30pm
Where: John B. Pub [map]
The skinny: Tri-City Gymnastics and Tri-City Movement Therapy Societies are teaming up together and organizing a joint fundraiser pub night to support our aspiring athletes and children living with autism and other mobility challenges.
More info: 604.526.4464

What: Youth Band Showcase
When: Saturday, February 25 from 7:00-10:00pm

Where: Kyle Centre [map]
The skinny: For youth ages 13-18 years. LIVE from Kyle Centre! Come by and check out local bands, showcasing local talent.

More info: 604.469.4500

What: A Celebration of Czech Music III 

When: Saturday, February 25 from 7:30-9:30pm

Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: In the third of the series featuring works for violin and piano by Czech composers, Roget Mangas and guest Monica Pfau will present repetoire from well-known masters Dvorak, Janacek and Martinu, plus newly discovered gems by Dedbal and Foerster. Adults $15+HST, Students/Seniors $13+HST
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Sunday Coffee Concert
When: Sunday, February 26 from 1:30-3:30pm

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: 604.927.8440

What: Antique Appraisal
When: Sunday, February 26 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum [map]
The skinny: Expert appraiser Al Bowen examines your heirlooms

More info: 604.939.1648

What: Coppelia
When: Sunday, February 26 at 2:00-4:30pm

Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: A youthful ballet performance performed by students of Douglas Ballet Academy from the Tri Cities and Burnaby areas. This sparkling ballet is the story of the doll Coppelia, her creator Dr. Coppelius and two star-crossed lovers Swanhilda and Franz. Set to lively music by Delibes, this classic comic ballet is sure to please.

More info: 604.931.2008

What: Tri-Cities Oscar Night
When: Sunday, February 26 at 3:45-5:45pm

Where: Coquitlam City Hall [map]
The skinny: Join the Divas and walk the red carpets, sip champagne and tease the paparazzi as you head to the best seat in the house to watch the Oscars with your family, friends and neighbours. Win fabulous prizes by choosing winners in each award category, fight off the paparazzi to have your photograph taken on the red carpet and best of all enjoy an evening of celebrating the Oscars and our community!
More info: 604.931.8255

What:Pendericki String Quartet
When: Sunday, February 26 at 8:00-10:00pm

Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: One of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their genereation, the Pendericki String Quartet encompasses a “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Globe and Mail). This performance is presented as part of the Windsor Plywook Spectacular Music BC concert series, a project of MusicFest Vancouver. For more information, visit ps4.ca. Price: $10 – $35
More info: 604.927.6555

What: The Healthy Brain and Memory Loss
When: Monday, February 27 from 7:00-8:30pm

Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Dorothy Leclair, Support and Education Coordinator from the North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre will discuss:-ways to reduce your risk factors for developing brain disease- how to keep your brain healthy-when to be concerned about memory loss and-what services are provided by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Registration is required for this free program.
More info: 604.937.4155

What: Scotch-Tasting Workshop
When: Monday, February 27 at 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Eden West Fine Foods
The skinny: This is the perfect workshop for you or the scotch lover in your life. Whether they are an aficionado of scotch, or someone who wants to discover more about this unique beverage, this event is the perfect fit.
More info: 604.939.6200

Have a great week!




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