What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Red Chamber, Port Moody’s Book Launch, Musical Mornings and More!

Red Chamber Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, Port Moody is turning the big 100 this year!  Grab one of their new historical photo books at their book launch this Sunday and I can guarantee that after looking at pictures of PoMo’s days of past, you will not be able to drive through Port Moody and look at it the same way again.  Also happening this week is an all-female ensemble performing at Evergreen Cultural Centre that I was lucky enough to get a sneak-peak of at Evergreen’s Season Launch Party back in the fall.  Wine, comedy, a town hall and more will also fill your plate this week.  Enjoy!

What:  Henry and Alice: Into the Wild
When:  Wednesday to Friday, January 30 – February 1 at 8:00pm & Saturday, February 2 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  Those crazy kids from the Arts Club’s smash hit Sexy Laundry are back! And this time Henry and Alice are camping – sort of. Forced to examine their relationship in the tangles of the wilderness, including collapsing tents, uninvited guests and their own particular style of alfresco “cuisine”, they just might discover how to survive a true mid-life crisis.  Tickets: $39, $30 $15
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Absolute Beginner Wine Workshop
When:  Thursday, January 31 form 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns Street (map)
The skinny:  What would be a savvy approach to learning about wine? After two hours of tasting four wines and learning the basics, you will exit the workshop with more confidence in how to taste, evaluate and talk about wine. Whether you’re looking for a quick introduction to be able to tell Pinot Noir apart from Shiraz, or if you are planning to travel further with your new found wine knowledge, this is the perfect way to begin! Registration in advance.
More info:  604-931-2008

What:  Book Launch: “Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years”
When:  Sunday, February 3 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where:  Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  You are cordially invited to celebrate the launch of the Port Moody Heritage Society’s new historical photo book, “Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years”! Celebrate Port Moody’s Centennial by purchasing a copy of your own for $40 at the launch event or at the Port Moody Station Museum. Books will be available for sale and to pick up. Admittance: Free
More info:  604.939.1648

What:  Red Chamber
When:  Sunday, February 3 from 7:30-9:30pm
Where:  Evergreen Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  Evergreen presents RED CHAMBER, Secrets of the Chinese Court, Passions of the West. This all-female ensemble takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese “Plucked String” repertoire that is seldom if ever heard in the west. Whether it is fast and furious stringband music, the sultry beauty of Imperial Court classics or cutting edge contemporary creations, Red Chamber imbues every note with power and passion! Tickets: $30, $25, $15
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Musical Mornings with Sarah Hagen & Guests
When:  Wednesday, February 6 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  Musical Mornings is a new series of five salon-type concerts hosted by acclaimed pianist and producer Sarah Hagen. Each morning begins with coffee, tea and treats followed by a 75 minute classical concert let by Hagen and featuring world class musical artists. It’s intimate. It’s casual. It will become one of your favourite morning rituals.
This week:  Martin Chalfour on Violin and Sarah Hagen on piano  All seats: $22
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Looking for Work?
When:  Wednesday, February 6 from 2:00-3:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road
The skinny:  Avia Employment Services will present an information session about the free services available to eligible job seekers in their employment centres. Avia’s specialist will talk about WorkBC and the services available to clients. If you are eligible to work in BC, attend this informative session and learn how your local employment service centre can help you find the job you’re looking for!
More info:  604.927.7999

What:  Town Hall with Joe Trasolini, MLA
When:  Wednesday, February 6 form 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle Street (map)
The skinny:  What issues do you care about?  Got a question? Join Joe for a frank question and answer session on all provincial issues. Share your issues and ideas and hear how Joe hopes to bring positive change to BC with the rest of the New Democrat caucus. Everyone Welcome!
More info:  604.931.5477

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