What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Grease, Steve Earle, Teddy Bears + More!


Teddy Bear Picnic 2012 Coquitlam

Grease, Steve Earle, and Teddy Bears, Oh My! Well that’s not quite how it goes but that’s how it’s going this week in the Tri-Cities. These and other great events are happening this week, so get out and enjoy them!

What: AM Networking
When: Thursday, June 7 at 7:15 – 9:00am
Where: The PoCo Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Centre [map]
The skinny: Meet other Chamber members, make new contacts and expand your business network all while enjoying your morning breakfast. Bring along at least sixty business cards. This event is hosted in a “speed-networking” style, where you sit with 6 other people and each person is given an opportunity to deliver their one minute elevator pitch to the others at the table. After 10 minutes a bell rings and you switch tables and start the process again.
More info: 604.464.2716

What: Law Enforcement Torch Run
When: Thursday, June 7 from 10:00 – 11:00am
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an innovative initiative powered by dedicated law enforcement personnel around the world who want to help Special Olympics athletes experience acceptance, achievement and admiration through sport. Since 1990, the BC Law Enforcement Torch Run has been instrumental in raising awareness and funds for SOBC athletes and programs. While law enforcement personnel organize a variety of events supporting SOBC throughout the year, the run is the highlight on the fundraising calendar.
More info: 604.737.3056

What: Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
When: Thursday, June 7 from 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: From the Ground Up, Students shop and cook from market ingredients. Children start a zucchini plant. This is a lively afternoon farmers’ market bringing freshly picked vegetables and fruit from nearby farms into the downtown. Delicious sweets and savouries are available from many prepared food vendors. Linger awhile and enjoy the music of local young and not-so-young musicians while you have a light supper from Didi’s Greek Pita (try the chicken souvlaki!) and the best coffee ever from Vango Espresso.
More info: 604.467.7433

What: June Exhibitions Opening Reception
When: Thursday, June 7 at 7:00pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Place des Arts’ Annual Student Exhibition, multiple media works by Visual Art Students in the Atrium Gallery. Memories Revisited – A Teacher’s Return, multiple media works by Lynn Kenneth Pecknold in the Leonore Peyton Salon. Live musical performances by PdA students, complimentary appetizers and cash wine bar.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Grease
When: Thursday, June 7 – June 10 at 7:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: It is 1959 at Rydell High School. Grease follows ten working class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, cars and drive-ins. The score recreates the sounds of early rock and roll and many of the songs have become perennial hits, as did the movie version of the show.
More info: 604.927.6550

What: House of Fools
When: Friday, June 8 at 7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: The war film that’s not a war film. In the midst of the Chechen Russian War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.
More info: 778.822.7510

What: Steve Earle
When: Friday, June 8 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: A protégé of legendary songwriters, Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, musician Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right with his songs being recorded by such artists as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings and The Pretenders. His debut album, Guitar Town was released in 1986 and featured the title song and “Goodbye’s All We Got Left”. The album shot to #1 on the country charts and immediately established the term, “New Country”.
More info: 604.523.5361

What: Ideas and Possibilities – Using Acrylic Mediums, Gels and Photo Transfers
When: Saturday, June 9 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre [map]
The skinny: In this workshop, beginning to advanced artists will explore the use of photo transfers and various gel mediums as well as glues, gold leaf and ‘found objects” to create texture and interest. The price for this in-depth workshop is $105 (plus HST) for non-members and $85 (plus HST) for members of the Port Moody Arts Centre.
More info: 604.931.2008

What: Teddy Bear Family Concert
When: Saturday, June 9 from 3:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Town Centre Park [map]
The skinny: This promises to be a fun evening of music for children of all ages. Featuring Charlotte Diamond, Mike Battie, and Kokoma African Heritage Ensemble & MaObong Oku.
More info: 604-473-1616

What: The Young Actors Project 2012 Revue
When: Saturday, June 9 from 4:00 – 6:00pm and 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Original movies, live theatre.
More info: 604.318.0881

What: Salsa & Latin Dance Night
When: Saturday, June 9 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: Teddy Bear Picnic & Grand Parade
When: Sunday, June 10 from 9:45 – 4:00am
Where: Pinetree Way
The skinny: Bring your teddy bears to watch as the parade marches up Pinetree Way at 9:45am from Coquitlam Centre to the Teddy Bear Picnic at Town Centre Park. The picnic goes from 11am – 4pm. Admission is free for the parade, $3 for the picnic. Children under 3 are free.
More info: 604.473.1616

What: Annual Ceremonial Review
When: Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Port Moody Legion Branch 119 [map]
The skinny: Sixty-five members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Grilse are preparing for their Annual Ceremonial Review, which will take place, Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The Annual Ceremonial Review marks the close of the cadet training year and is an opportunity for the cadets to showcase their accomplishments from the training year. The public is invited to join the cadets and their families in this event, and at the reception following.
More info: 604.617.2140

What: A Night In The Sun
When: Sunday, June 10 at 1:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Kalaya presents “A Night in the Sun” which focuses on Polynesian and Latin dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Spain. They are the best in “World Dance” throughout Canada and are lead by the great Kalaya! Net proceeds from this performance will go the Maragua Girl’s School in East Africa as well as to World Vision. Please come out, support and enjoy this afternoon of great dance!
More info: 604.941.7467

What: Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
When: Monday, June 11 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Find out about the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. Join a Citizens Services Specialist from Service Canada to Diciver the benefits available under each program. You will learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help.
More info: 604.859.7141

What: Showcase 2012 – The danceLAB
When: Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: The danceLAB is a community based school that offers professional training, in an environment that encourages creativity, communication and respect. They strive to give all students the tools to have a productive, positive dance education, nurturing each individual’s unique passion and instilling a lasting appreciation for the performing arts. Their year end Showcase consists of solo, duo and groups pieces. Join them as they dance the night away!
More info: 604.525.5289

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