What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Ioco Ghost Town Day, Halloween Magic Show, A Kitchen Party and More!

Ioco Ghost Town Days 2012 Port Moody Station Museum


Elvis has entered the building…Red Robinson Theatre Building that is.  And others from the past will be visiting the Tri-Cities this week; heritage actors and model A cars will be roaming the streets of Ioco townsite for Ioco’s Ghost Town Day and the 1950’s come alive at a Newfoundland impromptu Kitchen Party held at Place des Arts.  Jump ahead and start getting into the Halloween spirit with a Halloween Magic Show or let chills run down your spine as you attend the murder mystery, Dead Serious, at Evergreen Cultural Centre.  All this and more this coming week.  Whether you head back into the past or jump ahead a few weeks, enjoy your time there!

What:  Stage 43 presents Dead Serious
When:  Thursday to Sunday, October 11-14 & Wednesday to Saturday, October 17-20 from 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:  Get into the Halloween spirit with this frightful and fast-paced murder mystery that takes place at a summer resort. When two young men see the murdered corpse of a co-worker, which then suddenly disappears, they are drawn into a web of deceit, suspicion, and danger involving siblings who have a dark and secretive history. Directed by Maureen Robinson.
More info:   604.927.6555

What:  Inlet Theatre Movie: Farewell
When:  Friday, October 12 from 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive [map]
The skinny:  Port Moody Film Society presents Farewell, a film based on true events. In 1985, Sergei Gregoriev, a Soviet colonel in the KGB, wants to force his nation to reform, so he leaks secret information to the West via Pierre Froment, a French nebbish in the diplomatic corps. Gregoriev keeps a lot of balls in the air – a marriage, a teen son he’s trying to bond with, a mistress, and his spying. Meanwhile, Froment keeps his spy work secret from his Russian wife. Ultimately the French president , Mitterrand, uses Gregoriev’s information to make France indispensable to US president Reagan and his government. Thriller Rating M 113 minutes France Drama, Language: French, English, Russian Tickets are only available at City Hall Galleria after 6:45 pm on film nights. No presales. Show time is at 7:30pm. Theater doors open at 7:15pm Admission: $5.00 (plus $5.00 annual membership fee is not already a member)
More info:  www.pmfilm.ca

What:  Comedian Joe Avati
When:  Friday, October 12 at 8:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. [map]
The skinny:  Italo-Australian comedy superstar Joe Avati returns to Vancouver as part of his all new “Back to Basics World Tour.” After a 5 year absence, Joe is back and better than ever in a show that returns to his stand up comedy roots. Often compared to Jerry Seinfeld for his observational humour that skewers his Italian-Australian upbringing, Avati has developed a massive cult following on both sides of the Atlantic. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Joe Avati perform LIVE. Tickets: $65.00 Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or online.
More info:  604.523.5361

What:  2012 Tri-Cities VolunteerFest
When:  Saturday, October 13 from 9:30am – 6:00pm
Where:  Coquitlam Centre (Main Atrium), 2929 Barnet Highway #2201 [map]
The skinny:  Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Join us at Coquitlam Centre where 30+ organizations will come and talk about volunteering opportunities at their respective organization. This is a public event! Bring your friends and family. You may win $500 gift card to Coquitlam Centre!
More info:  cvcinfo@volunteerconnections.net or 604.529.5139 

What:  Direct from Las Vegas – Halloween Magic Show
When:  Saturday, October 13 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate [map]
The skinny:  Canada’s Top Magic and Illusion team Steven and Cassadra Best perform a 90 minute Las Vegas Style Magic and Illusion show – Halloween style! You will be amazed by the non stop action of Large Stage Illusions,Comedy,Audience participation and more. You may have seen them on the NHL Awards with the Pawn Stars as well as in Casino’s, Cruise Ships and thousands of corporate functions. Don`t miss being part of the Magic with The ILLUSIONIST! Presented by Sonic Flower Entertainment Price: $25 Tickets available at the door or call 778.574.3050.
More info:  604-468-9403

What:  Impromptu: A Kitchen Party – 2012
When:  Saturday, October 13 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts 1120 Brunette Avenue [map]
The skinny:  Get A’board and Raise a Jar! Impromptu: A Kitchen Party promises to transport guests back to a 1950’s Newfoundland kitchen party. It’s Uncle Joey McCann’s wake and the whole town’s got together for a kitchen party to celebrate his life. But somethin’ fishy is goin’ on with Cousin Bobby. And when did Grandpa’s gold watch go missin’? Hmmmn . . . Find out what happened to the entire McCann clan with your exclusive invitation to Impromptu: A Kitchen Party where you are part of the action! Don your best party dress and new flannel shirt (leave all gumboots & sou’westers at home, thanks very much) and get set to scuff the floor at our kitchen party! Enjoy Atlantic-inspired appies, grand silent and live auctions, a raffle and other fun surprises. Experience live impromptu entertainment featuring Place des Arts teachers, students and special guests. All proceeds benefit Place des Arts’ arts education programs. Impromptu is Place des Arts’ annual fundraising event. Each year, guests immerse themselves in an interactive performance-based evening of impromptu entertainment and other surprises.
More info:  604.664.1636 Ext 0

What:  Elvis, Elvis, Elvis
When:  Saturday, October 13 at 8:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. [map]
The skinny:  THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO THE KING! Elvis, Elvis, Elvis – the ultimate tribute to the King – features three world-class Elvis Presley impersonators. Elvis, Elvis, Elvis has been touring worldwide since 1979 and while the headline performers change from time to time, the show always features only the best of the best Elvis impersonators in the world! Tickets: Orchestra $34.50 | Golden Circle $44.50 | plus service charges Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or online.
More info:  604.523.5361

What:  Ioco Days Festival – Ioco Ghost Town Day
When:  Sunday, October 14 from 12:00 – 4:00pm
Where:  Ioco Road and 1st Ave. [map]
The skinny:  Visitors to this fall fair event will enjoy tours of the Ioco town site in a Model A car, vintage variety show entertainment, local artisan demonstrations, kids games and crafts. Help us celebrate the heritage of the site that was Ioco town.  Free event.
More info:  604 939-1648

What:  Public Tree Tour
When:  Sunday, October 14 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where:  Riverview Hospital (HEY Building) [map]
The skinny:  This is the last public tree tour of the season. Walks are usually led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. We go rain or shine. Children and adults welcome. Dogs on ‘leash’ are also welcome.
More info:  information@rhcs.org or 604.290.9910

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