What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Best of BC Wines Uncorked, Spring Festival + More!

Place Des Arts Music Open House

This week in the Tri-Cities we have three great “Adult-Only” events – the Search for the Perfect Pint, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under and Spring Festival: Best of BC Wines Uncorked. But don’t worry, there is a Spring Festival for the kiddos and a few other family-oriented events to enjoy. Also, stop by the  Tulip and Daffodil Bulb Sale going on this week – the last day for the bulb sale is on Saturday. Enjoy!

What: Search for the Perfect Pint
When: Thursday, May 24 from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Enjoy a large variety of food supplied by St. James’s Well, Thrifty Foods, Onyx Steak House and The Boathouse, and sample tasty beverages including over 50 types of beer from many well known and not so well known micro breweries. Jazz band entertainment. Travel grand prize provided by Port Moody Travel. A Rotary Club of Port Moody fundraiser and presented by the St. James’s Well
More info: stjerne@shaw.ca

What: West Side Story
When: Thursday, May 24 – 26 at 7:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway Musical that is one of theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American Jets” and the “Puerto Rican Sharks”. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Public Works Day
When: Friday, May 25 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Port Moody City Hall [map]
The skinny: The City of Port Moody is hosting an interactive display with great presenters and lots of opportunities to learn how public works serve you and your community! Your Port Moody Public Works team takes care of solid waste, horticulture, environmental services, drinking water, utilities, roads, drainage and parks. This is your chance to peek down our sewer camera, see how your water gets clean, and learn exactly what a vactor truck sucks up.
More info: 604.469.4500

What: Unplugged at the Crossroads Coffeehouse
When: Friday, May 25 at 7:00pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses. Book your babysitters, prepare your pets, and mark your calendars for a concert of eclectic proportions. Brighter Lights Thicker Glasses is a merry trio of fun guys- all vocalists -based in Vancouver with Michael Dunn (5 different stringed instruments), Brian Samuels (cello with attitude), and John Palmer (guitar and percussion).
More info: 604.945.0606

What: Over The Moon
When: Friday, May 25 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: This Quiring Chamber Players concert features Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Dale Barltrop as well as other VSO guests. Join us as we unearth the poetic mysteries of the universe through the music of Ravel, Brahms and Terry Riley’s string quartet, Half Wolf Dances Mad in the Moonlight.
More info: 604.927.6550

What: Australia’s Thunder From Down Under
When: Friday, May 25 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: The #1 Internationally Acclaimed Male Revue Show! Australia’s Thunder From Down Under calls their non-stop sensual journey a “World Fantasy” as its charismatic troupe turns fantasy into reality with the blink of an eye. It was in 2001 when the show officially moved into the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where it quickly exceeded all attendance expectations. Since then, Thunder has toured in more than fifteen countries. In fact, the show is in such demand that there is a second troupe touring internationally according to Thunder’s producers, Billy Cross and Adam Steck.
More info: 604.523.5361

What: Band Showcase
When: Friday, May 25 from 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Port Moody Band Showcase featuring Sallys Hot, GreenTree, Ransack and IDS.
More info: 778.822.7510

What: Tulip and Daffodil Bulb Sale
When: Saturday, May 26 from 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: Noons Creek Hatchery [map]
The skinny: Tulip and daffodil bulbs are on sale for $5 a bag at the Noons Creek hatchery on Ioco Road. Volunteers from the Port Moody Ecological Society are selling the bulbs from Monday 5/21 to Saturday 5/26 between 9am and 11am. Cash only, please. The bulbs are donated by the City of Port Moody.
More info: 604.469.9106

What: Zero Mile Diet Series: Make a Salad Bowl Container
When: Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 – 11:30am
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Get Your hands dirty! Learn how to grow your own greens and tomatoes at home in this hands-on class. Arzeena Hamir will give tips and insight on growing your own food. All supplies included.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Landscaping Basics: Proper Techniques for Planting a Tree
When: Saturday, May 26 from 1:00 – 2:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Kelly Koome, Certified Arborist & Organic Master Gardener from Green Earth Landscaping will demonstrate and cover the basics for planting trees in your garden. Join Kelly as he follow ups with a session on proper pruning of trees and what to do when and some basic pruning techniques & tools.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Spring Festival
When: Saturday, May 26 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Anmore Elementary Gymnasium [map]
The skinny: Friendly Forest Parent Cooperation Preschool is hosting a fun Spring Festival. Children’s entertainer Music with Marnie (http://www.musicwithmarnie.com) is set to perform a funky and educational show. In addition, the festival will feature ice cream snacks, face painting, activities for the kids, a toddler play area, fun raffles and more. Tickets are $10 per person, or $35 for a family of four. Children under two get in for free.
More info: 604-313-5349

What: Landscaping Basics: Tree Pruning 101
When: Saturday, May 26 from 2:30 – 3:30pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Kelly Koome, Certified Arborist & Organic Master Gardener from Green Earth Landscaping will discuss and demonstrate some basic pruning techniques, go over basic tools, and discuss pruning times.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: 11th Annual Celebrate Life
When: Saturday, May 26 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: King of Life Lutheran Church [map]
The skinny: Join us in this opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones lost.
Co-presented by Crossroads Hospice Society and First Memorial Funeral Services – Burkeview Chapel.
Please bring a picture or memento of your loved one to be displayed on our memorial table.
More info: 604.949.2274

What: Salsa & Latin Dance Night
When: Saturday, May 26 from 7:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Hot Salsa Dance Zone brings to Salseros Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland,
a great entertainment alternative to dance, meet people & have fun!!! No partner needed! No experience required! All Ages!
More info: 604.725.4654

What: Spring Festival: Best of BC Wines Uncorked
When: Saturday, May 26 from 7:00 – 9:30pm
Where: Port Moody City Hall Galleria [map]
The skinny: his incredible semi-annual event is back! Spring Festival: The Best of BC Wines Uncorked, is a unique wine tasting event that showcases new and current releases from top BC wineries and raises funds for the Port Moody Arts Centre. Over 35 of the best BC wineries are participating and showcasing hundreds of amazing wines during the evening!
More info: 604.931.2008

What: Creedence Clearwater Revisited
When: Saturday, May 26 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford may not have intended it but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the legendary group, Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live Creedence Clearwater Revival hits – touchstones of a generation – including such classics as “Proud Mary”, “Lodi”, “Down On The Corner”, “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain”.
More info: 604.523.5361

What: Yogathon
When: Sunday, May 27 from 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: Port Moody City Hall [map]
The skinny: Sample a series of yoga styles in one extended session. Experience Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga and Kundalini styles. Mix and match each 30 mins session to different instructors, and discover new methods. All levels welcome!
More info: 604.469.4500

What: Port Moody Legion and Army Cadets 1st Annual Swap Meet Fundraiser
When: Sunday, May 27 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Port Moody Legion [map]
The skinny: There will be a BBQ to purchase food and beverages at, while you shop till you drop for quality baked goods, crafts, new and used items. Also check out the booths for the Port Moody Legion and the Port Moody Army Cadet Corps.
More info: 604.788.2159

What: Landscaping Basics: Easy Plant ID
When: Sunday, May 27 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Catherine Dale, who has over 30 years in the Horticultural industry, will cover five of the basic plant families and share tips to make it easier to identify plants while out for a walk or your next shopping trip to the garden centre.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Charity Car Show and BBQ Fundraiser
When: Sunday, May 27 from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Cartunes Sound & Cellular [map]
The skinny: Cartunes Sound & Cellular Charity Car Show and BBQ Fundraiser. All proceeds to Crossroads Hospice Society and Share Family & Community Services. The show is on Sunday May 27th at 2700 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam. Time — 11am – 3pm (Registration 9am – 11am), BBQ lunch on location, Silent Auction, Lots of Trophies, Dash Plaques for 1st 50 cars.
More info: 604.942.1686

What: Slow Gardening: Preserving the Harvest: Fermentation
When: Sunday, May 27 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Andrea Potter, a classically trained chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist and owner of Rooted Nutrition, teaches healthy cooking classes with an organic & ‘whole foods’ approach will be introducing the world of fermentation, an ancient method of preserving. Andrea will demonstrate how to make pickled vegetables and sauerkraut and have samples of the finished product including recipes and nutrition information handouts
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Music for Young Children® Open House
When: Sunday, May 27 at 1:30pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Parents interested in learning about the popular Music for Young Children® program are invited to an MYC® open house at Place des Arts. Enthusiastic teacher Cindy Sletmoen will be available to answer questions about this unique Canadian music program designed to foster and nurture musicality among youngsters. Registration for 2012-13 classes will be open this day.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Coquitlam Foundation Awards Night
When: Tuesday, May 29 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Help the Coquitlam Foundation celebrate its 20th anniversary by attending its annual Awards Night, at which it presents grants, bursaries & scholarships to local students and community groups.
More info: 604.468.9598

Have a great week!

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