What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Mother’s Day Events, Unwined + More!

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A few major events are taking place this week in the Tri-Cities: we have a few great concerts, the Golden Spike Days 3rd Annual Pub Night Fundraiser, the popular Unwined event, and then some great options for Mother’s Day. Enjoy!

What: Dinner & Fashion Show
When: Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Saint St. Grill [map]
The skinny: Sure to be fun! Gather your girlfriends and come out for a great dinner and see our new Summer fashions.
More info: 604.939.7400

What: Public Input Session
When: Thursday, May 10 from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: City Hall Galleria [map]
The skinny: Port Moody is updating its Official Community Plan to reflect the construction of two rapid transit stations in the city. We’re inviting the community to a Public Input Session to share their visions for future development in Port Moody, particularly around these two stations.
More info: 604.469.4535

What: May Exhibitions Opening Reception
When: Thursday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . the perfect way to spend an evening. Bordering on Reality, multiple media works by Louis-Marc Simard in the Atrium Gallery. Doorways and Transformations, mixed media works by Claudia Stewart in the Mezzanine Gallery. Slow Motion Greyscal, a photography exhibition by Trina Moulin in the Upper Atrium Gallery
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Charlie Brown & Beauty and the Beast Jr.
When: Thursday, May 10-13 at 7:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: A double bill performed by Lindbjerg Academy’s Broadway MiniStars1 and Broadway Youngstars.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Compost Tea Party
When: Thursday, May 10 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Coquitlam is hosting a very different kind of party on Thursday, May 10, 2012. To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, the City is inviting people to attend a Compost Tea Party. For those wanting to learn more about composting, they can attend this fun FREE night of workshops and refreshments.
More info: 604.927.3536

What: Heritage May Day Walk
When: Friday, May 11 at 6:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Join us on one of our popular (and free) Heritage Walks as our knowledgeable guides point out interesting facts about heritage sites around the city.
More info: 604.927.8403

What: Swim, Movie, Pizza
When: Friday, May 11 from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: 7-12 year olds are invited to attend this exciting and popular program.
More info: 604.927.7946

What: Youth Dance
When: Friday, May 11 from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Recreation Complex [map]
The skinny: For youth in grades 6-8. Last dance of the school year! Get tickets ahead of time before they sell out
More info: 604.469.4556

What: Unplugged at the Crossroads Coffeehouse
When: Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: Port na Gael (or, more correctly, Port na nGael for students of Irish grammar), means tune of the Gael, and that’s exactly what this four-piece group plays – mostly Irish most of the time. From four-part harmonies to spirited reels, their focus is on traditional music with vitality, sometimes updated by original arrangements, but always true to its roots. The occasional foray into Canadian, Scottish and English songs provides a folk influence to the lively mix.
More info: info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What: Bad Day to go Fishing
When: Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: The former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager tour small South American towns staging wrestling matches challenging the local toughs for a prize they don’t even have. Arriving in Santa Maria, they meet with uncommon enthusiasm – as well as a major challenge to their livelihood and their friendship.
More info: info@pmfilm.ca

What: B.B. King
When: Friday, May 11 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: For the past six decades, there has been only one “King of the Blues” – Riley B. King – affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 40’s, he has released over fifty albums … many of which are considered blues classics including 1965’s definitive live blues album, Live At The Regal and 1976’s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Band, Together For The First Time.
More info: 604.523.5361

What: May Day Mile
When: Saturday, May 12 at 10:00am
Where: Shaughnessy Street and Wilson Avenue [map]
The skinny: Join in this free all-ages fun run along the May Day Parade route in celebration of Move for Health Day! The one-mile route takes you through the streets of downtown Port Coquitlam, which will be cleared of traffic in preparation for the Rotary May Day Parade at 11 am. The run starts and ends at the crosswalk at Shaughnessy Street and Wilson Avenue.
More info: 604.927.7983

What: Mother’s Day Tea
When: Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm
Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: Mackin House will be hosting its annual Mother’s Day High Tea. Adults $16, Children $8.
More info: 604.516.6151

What: Bhangra Idols
When: Saturday, May 12 at 5:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: 10 Bhangra Dance Teams from the WEST battle it out for the TOP 7 spots to qualify for The Best of the Best in October against the TOP teams from the EAST. Come support the youth as they entertain and show their talents in performing arts.
More info: 855.985.5000

What: Golden Spike Days 3rd Annual Pub Night Fundraiser
When: Saturday, May 12 from 6:00 – 9:30pm
Where: Cat & Fiddle Pub [map]
The skinny: Golden Spike Days 3rd Annual Pub Night Fundraiser – Burger and Beer Fundraiser. Door prizes, 50/50, toonie toss. $20 ticket includes burger (chicken, beef or veggie), a side (fries or salad) and a drink (beer, wine or a highball).
More info: goldenspikefundraiser@gmail.com

What: “Contemplating After Easter: Ritual and Prayer” Concert
When: Saturday, May 12 at 7:00pm
Where: Port Moody College Park [map]
The skinny: Port Moody’s Yarilo Music Ensemble will launch its Spring Season series with a concert. On the program will be familiar works by Rachmaninoff and John Tavener and others. The highlight of the concert will be the world premiere by Vancouver composer Colin MacDonald, based on ancient Orphic ritual fire dancing. Please join ensemble pianists Jane Hayes and Anna Levy plus invited guests, cellist Ian Hampton and soprano Youliana Tichelova, for this vernal celebration of music that ranges from the contemplative Christian response to this post-Easter season to an overtly pagan rite of spring.
More info: 604.936.9752

What: Unwined: Sip, Savour & Mingle
When: Saturday, May 12 from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny: A celebration of wines, craft beers, summer beverages and culinary delights, in support of post secondary educational funds. Must be 19 years or older to attend.
More info: 604.464.1414

What: Salsa & Latin Dance Night
When: Saturday, May 12 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: Mother’s Day in Lions Park
When: Sunday, May 13 from 8:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Lions Park [map]
The skinny: Enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day Picnic at Lions Park co-sponsored by Costco Wholesale! Treat Mum to a special Mother’s Day pancake breakfast (8:30-10:30am) or a great burger or hot dog for lunch (11:00am-2:30pm). Bring your favourite dog, cat, or unusual pet and show them off! Don’t forget the pet and owner look alike contest! Limited to children 12 years and under.
More info: 604.927.7935

What: Coquitlam Farmers Market Opening Day
When: Sunday, May 13 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion [map]
The skinny: The Coquitlam Farmers Market celebrates 16 years in the community! Come by for fresh local produce, delicious eats, kids activities, live entertainment, and may edible events. See website for details
More info: 604.318.8966

What: Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
When: Sunday, May 13 from 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Treat Mom To A Meal She’ll Remember
More info: 604.523.5368

What: Inlet Centre Fire Hall Open House
When: Monday, May 14 from 4:00 – 7:00pm
Where: City Hall Galleria [map]
The skinny: This is your chance to find out more about the new Inlet Centre Fire Hall (formerly Fire Hall No. 1). We’ll have images and plans on display, along with a timeline of events and major goals. After reviewing the material, ask questions and give feedback to staff and members of the design team.
More info: 604.469.4500

What: Russian Jewish Culture Presentation
When: Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Burquest Jewish Community Centre [map]
The skinny: Zanna Linskaia will be presenting a DVD on the Russian Jewish culture, history, music and more on May 16, 2012 at 7pm. After the showing of the DVD, there will be a performance by the Burquest Adult Singers of songs which were written either in Russia or Israel by Jewish song-writers.
More info: eranr@shaw.ca

Have a great week!

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