What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Many Multicultural Events!

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There are great multicultural events to check out this week: Korean pottery techniques at this Opening Reception, the Indian Classical Vocal Concert, Polish Theatre and taste rums from all over at the Ultimate Rum Tasting event. Go out and get yourself some culture!

What: Community Banner Project
When: Thursday, June 14 at 2:00pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Place des Arts is turning 40 and to kick of the 2012/13 anniversary season, we’re inviting the community to participate in a banner project to create vibrant new banners for the Carré Heritage Square site. Thanks to a $3000.00 grant from the Coquitlam Foundation, Place des Arts has engaged experienced local artist and Place des Arts teacher Joy Kirkwood to design the banners and lead a series of community engagements.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
When: Thursday, June 14 at 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Kids Day at the Market – face painting is just one of the great things to do today. 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: Opening Reception
When: Thursday, June 14 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Leigh Square Community Arts Village presents the recent works of various artists from Clay for You titled, “Everyone is Welcomed” and “Vitality by Elizabeth Kyung Ah Hwang, June 14 to July 14, 2012. Join the artists for the opening reception on June 14 at 6pm and Ren Shieh for demonstrations of Korean pottery techniques during Farmers Market on June 21 & 28 and July 5 & 12.
More info: 604.927.8440

What: K&S Dance Productions Recital 2012
When: Thursday, June 14 – 16 at 6:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Come and celebrate over 20 years of dance with the students and faculty of K&S Dance Productions as they perform in their 2012 recital.
More info: 604.944.6826

What: Indian Classical Vocal Concert
When: Thursday, June 14 from 6:45 – 8:30 pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Don’t miss this superb vocal performance, featuring principal Asha Lohia and the teachers and students of Guru Sangeet Martand Padma Vibushan Pandit Jasraj. The Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation fosters the preservation, growth, and teaching of Indian Classical Music in the traditional style of Mewati Gharana. Visiting world renowned artist Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma, nephew of Pandit Jasraj, will be at this recital and will treat the audience to a classical composition.
More info: 604.937.4141

What: Scavenger Heart
When: Thursday, June 14 – 16 at 7:30pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre [map]
The skinny: Scavenger Heart is a epic adventure of searching and discovery, full of poetry and celebration as well as unexpected troubles. In this new play, Rebel Haunt Theatre uses scavenged text from seven different fairy tales, folktales and myths in unconventional and unexpected ways, illuminating the wonder and whimsy of being human.
More info: 604.945.1578

What: Randy Travis
When: Friday, June 15 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Country singer-songwriter Randy Travis is gearing up to launch his 2012 North American concert tour in celebration of his Silver Anniversary. From his breakthrough hit, “On the Other Hand” to his most recent single, “Turn It Around”, Travis has demonstrated flawless taste in lyrics and immense finesse as a vocal stylist. His record sales have exceeded 25 million and he has received a total of seven Grammy Awards. In addition, three of his performances – “On The Other Hand”, “Forever and Ever Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses” – earned him awards from the Country Music Association.
More info: 604.523.5361

What: Polish Theatre – Sprobujmy Jeszcze Raz
When: Friday, June 15 from 8:15 – 10:15pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Polish Premiere in Canada! Jerzy Kopczewski Theatre Format Jotka | Theatre – The Mirror of Life. Murray Schisgal | “Twice Around the Park” | Comedy of Marriage Errors. Actors: He – Jerzy Kopczewski | She – Bozena Rozworska | Dr. Oliowski – Pawel Gradowski
More info: 604.461.7437

What: Larfarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day
When: Saturday, June 16 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake [map]
The skinny: Come to Lafarge Lake for a family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a license. The lake is stocked for the day and volunteers are available to teach fishing.
More info: 604.473-.616

What: Daisy Day
When: Saturday, June 16 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Austin Heights [map]
The skinny: Join the fun at Daisy Day! A wonderful community event for the whole family – enjoy a wide variety of music and entertainment. Lots of prizes! Fantastic crafts for the kids! Free pancake breakfast!
More info: 604.765.2055

What: Customer Appreciation Day
When: Saturday, June 16 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Drop by the library, visit with staff, enjoy refreshments and enter to win a super prize basket. Join us for a special thank you to all our valued customers!
More info: 604.859.7141

What: Birdhouse Decorating
When: Saturday, June 16 at 1:00pm
Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: In need for a fun, creative way to celebrate Father’s Day? Look no further…we have a birdhouse decorating workshop on Saturday, June 16th at 1:00pm. Come paint and decorate a wood crafted birdhouse courtesy of the fellows over at Dogwood!
More info: 604.516.6151

What: CITYSTARS: B.C. Karaoke Championships 2012 Grand Finale
When: Saturday, June 16 at 6:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: 40 of the hottest up and coming singers will perform on stage at The Red Robinson Show Theatre. At stake, a chance to win over $10,000 in Prizes including a trip to L.A. to record their own radio single. A panel of celebrity judges will determine who will take home the grand prize and be named the next singing sensation!
More info: 604.523.5361

What: Rotary SHRED-A-THON
When: Saturday, June 16 from 9:00pm – 1:00am
Where: Port Moody City Hall [map]
The skinny: Bring your confidential documents, tax papers and other shreddable materials for secure destruction by the bonded professionals Best
Shredding. Shredding is by donation.
More info: 855.438.2378

What: Annual General Meeting
When: Monday, June 18 at 7:00pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum [map]
The skinny: It’s that time of year again, where we reflect on everything that has happened in the past year and look into the future of the Port Moody Heritage Society and the Port Moody Station Museum. All heritage society members are invited to attend and add their input into the general discussion as well as vote for the new board of directors for the 2012/2013 year.
More info: 604.939.1648

What: Ultimate Rum Tasting
When: Wednesday, June 20 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Eden West Fine Foods [map]
The skinny: Send your special someone for Father’s Day, or book a seat for yourself, and join us for a taste tantalizing tour of the sunny world of rum. You’ll find out for yourself why this ancient and distinct spirit is attracting so many new fans in BC! The world of rum offers a great variety of tastes, styles, and ages. Our ‘ports of call’ will include: Brazil, Leblon Cachaca (the ‘non-rum’ rum); Nicaragua, Flor de Cana 4 year white (the flower of the cane); Nicaragua, Flor de Cana 7 year amber (why ageing matters); Dominican Republic, Ron Mathusalem 15 year Solera (why premium matters); and Trinidad & Tobago, The Kraken Spiced Rum (we close on a spicy note!).
More info: 604.939.6200

What: Fireside Chat
When: Wednesday, June 20 from 7:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Library [map]
The skinny: Coquitlam Councillor Selina Robinson has decided that she wants to get more people involved in civic affairs. To that end, she is running a series of fireside chats. Here’s what she has to say about them. I am committed to making sure that I have opportunities to hear what people have to say. I think that by engaging in meaningful dialogue with each other we can generate possibilities, facilitate the development of good solutions and create a shared vision.
More info: 604.729.0702

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