What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Artwalk, City-Wide Garage Sale + More!


Ten Lost Years Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

This week features lots of great events to “spring” into the season! The popular ArtWalk is back as well as the Port Moody’s City-Wide Garage Sale to help you get a jump on your spring cleaning. Enjoy!

What: Annual Garbäge Fashion Show
When: Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Heritage Woods Secondary [map]
The skinny: The Heritage Woods Secondary will be hosting the annual Garbäge Fashion Show.. The fashion show showcases dresses made out of recycled materials, made by high school students from SD43.The purpose of the fashion show is to raise environmental awareness amidst Sd43′s high schools. During the fashion show there is an ongoing silent auction as well as raffle draws.
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What: Ten Lost Years
When: Thursday, April 19-21 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Based on the book by oral historian and best-selling author Barry Broadfoot, Ten Lost Years 1929 – 1939: Memories of Canadians Who Survived The Depression, sold more than 300,000 copies. In the 1970’s, Broadfoot travelled across the country interviewing people and recording their stories. The resulting memories make up the show, along with songs and a large helping of humour.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Day of the Arts: Fun with Nature
When: Friday, April 20 from 8:45am -3:45pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Take a walk on the wild side at this nature-inspired Pro-D Day of the Arts
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Family Day at PdA– Explore our Spring Time Environment
When: Friday, April 20 from 8:45am – 3:45pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Take a walk on the wild side at this nature-inspired Pro-D Day of the Arts themed for earth day. Kids from Kindergarten to grade 5 can design a fantastical bird; explore the jungle through comics or Claymation; entice the rain through dance; growl like a wild animal with drama games and more!
More info: 604.664.1636

What: When We Leave
When: Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their conventions, torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community. What Umay doesn’t realize is just how deep the wounds have gone and how dangerous her struggle for self-determination has become..
More info: info@pmfilm.ca

What: Port Moody’s 5th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale
When: Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am – 7:00pm
Where: Across Port Moody [map]
The skinny: Find a bargain at Port Moody’s 5th annual City-Wide Garage Sale!
More info: 604.469.4556

What: Worm Composting Course
When: Saturday, April 21 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Wellness Room Recreation Complex [map]
The skinny: Get the dirt on something new! Learn about this low maintenance, compact sized composting alternative. Cost includes a worm starter kit – limit one per household.
More info: 604.469.4556

What: 13th Annual ArtWalk
When: Saturday, April 21-22 from 12:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Various Locations in Port Moody [map]
The skinny: ArtsConnect is pleased to host the 13th Annual ArtWalk in 2012. This self-guided tour runs Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd from noon to 5pm both days and is open to everyone. The best part? It’s FREE!
More info: 604.931.8255

What: Tea on the Train
When: Saturday, April 21-22 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum [map]
The skinny: This year the Port Moody Station Museum celebrates the ArtsConnect Artwalk with tea and treats on our train car. The Museum will be one of 21 stops on the Artwalk, showcasing the work of four different artists including painter Vicki Allesia, photographer Jenna Knight, painter Anne Ridsdale Mott, and painter Arcadia Robinson. In addition to enjoying the talent of these local artists, visitors can have a relaxing break on our 1920s railcar. We will be offering a variety of teas, coffee, juice and flavoured scones courtesy of Cobs Bread Suter Brook. No reservations needed.
More info: 604.939.1648

What: Soul Shake
When: Saturday, April 21 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Dance to the sweet sounds of soul music with some of the most seasoned session musicians in the country at Soul Shake.
More info: 604.523.5361

What: SHIFT Performing Arts presents The Closer Variations
When: Saturday, April 21 at 8:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: The Closer Variations is an original reinterpretation of Patrick Marber’s play Closer (launching SHIFT’s next season in November 2012 at The Cultch).
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Student Recitals
When: Sunday, April 22 at 3:00pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Place des Arts’ students have many opportunities to perform. Many of our teachers also hold studio recitals in which their students are invited to perform.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Celebrate Earth Day
When: Monday, April 23 from 6:45 – 8:45pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: In celebration of Earth Day, Coquitlam Public Library presents Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.
More info: 604.937.4141

What: Family Fun Night
When: Tuesday, April 24 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.
More info: 604.469.4577

What: Get Active in April Fundraiser
When: Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Friendly Forest Parent Cooperative Preschool [map]
The skinny: Join us for four fitness classes in April – get fit, have fun, and help the preschool raise funds for needed projects. Admission is $10 per class or $36 if registered for all four classes in advance. Everyone welcome – help us fill the gym! The classes will be 45 minutes in length and suitable for all abilities.
More info: info@friendlyforestpreschool.com

What: Bear Essentials Seminar
When: Wednesday, April 25 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Conservation Officers in BC had to kill over 13 black bears in the Tri-Cities last year because of real or perceived threats to human safety. Most of these bears came into conflict with people because they were allowed to access non-natural food sources. Join us to learn how best to keep black bears in the forest.
More info: 604.469.4722

Have a great week!

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