What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Heritage Week, Engelbert Humperdinck and More!

Engelbert Humperdinck Red Robinson Theatre Coquitlam

So much going on in the Tri-Cities this week, where do I start?  Heritage Week brings us Heritage House Tours in Port Moody and a Tea Parlour event in Coquitlam. There are celebrities (can you say, Engelbert Humperdinck and Ryan Stiles?!), artists and musicians that will grace us with their comedy, creativity and melodic sounds.  Some of the highlights are listed below but you really need to check out our Event Calendar to see everything going on this week because there’s also PD Day events, talks on marijuana and the Northern Gateway Pipeline, Okanagan wine tasting and much more.

What:  Centennial Wall Hanging Public Sewing
When:  Wednesday to Friday, February 20 – March 1 from 2:00-4:00pm
Where:  100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  The Centennial Wall Hanging is a community driven project involving over 100 volunteers. Artist designed spots have been stitched to bring Port Moody history to life in this exquisite piece of artistry. The piece will be on display in the Civic Centre Galleria February 20th to March 1 from 2-4pm daily. You have an open invitation to stop by and contribute a stitch or two. Upon completion, the wall hanging will be on permanent display in the Galleria. Come leave your mark on Port Moody’s centennial! Cost: Free
More info:  604.469.4500

What:  Salon Speaker Series: Bill Millerd
When:  Thursday, February 21 form 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Each season, Place des Arts provides the opportunity to meet and engage with compelling, internationally renowned BC artists in their exciting Salon Speaker Series. Artists will speak/perform for one hour, followed by a 15-minute intermission and then an audience Q & A. Venue: Leonore Peyton Salon Tickets: $5.00 (+HST).  February 21: Bill Millerd – Creating Canadian Theatre: Celebrating Stories About Here – Known for witty and incisive presentations, Bill Millerd, Artistic Director (Arts Club), shines a light on 40 years of making uniquely Canadian theatre. This presentation and dialogue will look at why the Arts Club has played a pivotal role in defining our region alongside supporting our young people and professionals in the theatre arts.
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  Cinderella: The Ballet
When:  Friday, February 22 from 7:30-9:30pm and Saturday, February 23 from 2:00-4:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate (map)
The skinny:  Presented by Douglas Ballet Academy, this is the well-loved story of Cinderella, the glass slipper and her Prince Charming. More than just teaching the joy of movement and an appreciation of dance, DBA’s mission is to produce young adults who are leaders with personal life tools, a sense of conviction, and an appreciation of what can be accomplished through hard work and determination- a clear advantage to becoming successful adults. Price: $25.00 Reserved Seating Call for tickets at: 604-420-0204 or pick up at: #202-4199 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby.
More info:  604-468-9403

What:  Engelbert Humperdinck
When:  Friday, February 22 starting at 8:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. (map)
The skinny:  It was over four decades ago that Engelbert Humperdinck – music’s “King of Romance” – emerged as one of the foremost entertainers in the world. Once called “the premiere voice of the 20th century” by The London Times, the multiple Grammy nominee with the ultra-smooth three-and-one-half octave range and natural charisma has sold over 150 million records worldwide including sixty-four Gold albums and twenty-four Platinum albums. Tickets: Orchestra $69.50 | Golden Circle $89.50 | 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:  Heritage Week Tea
When:  Saturday, February 23 from 1:00-4:30pm
Where:  Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Heritage Week is February 18-24, 2013. The theme this year is Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. Mackin House will be celebrating with a tea and historic Maillardville neighbourhood walk that will leave the Museum at 1pm and tea and scones will be served in their cozy Parlour at 2:30pm. The cost is $5 per person. Seating is limited; please register in advance.
More info:  604-516-6151

What:  Opening Reception: A PoCo, Personal and Inspirational: A Centenary Mosaic by Art Focus Artists’ Association
When:  Saturday, February  23 from 2:00-4:00pm
Where:  #1100–2253 Leigh Square (map)
The skinny:  Members of the Art Focus group have chosen to do a collaborative mural mosaic project which involves a single painting by each of their members. “Mural Mosaic is a process invented by Canadian artist Lewis Lavoie, which takes individual paintings by different artists and places them in a specific order to create one large unified image. A master image is chosen, which is then divided into a numbered grid. Each artist is assigned a numbered section, given basic colour guidelines and simple shapes, but is free to create as they so wish, as long as their work fits within the theme of the mural” – Lindsay Watson, Art Focus Exhibit runs from 

February 21 – March 25, 2013
More info:  604.927.8400

What:  Faculty Concert: Titans of Russian Romanticism
When:  Saturday, February 23 from 7:30-9:30pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Violinist Karina Slupski and her guests Anna Levy on piano and Benjamin Goheen on cello perform works by three giants of Russian chamber music: Tchaikovsky, Glière and Rachmaninoff. The evening repertoire includes Tchaikovsky’s monumental and rarely performed Trio in A Minor for violin, cello and piano, composed upon the death of his friend Nikolai Rubinstein. Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise in an arrangement for cello and piano and Gliere’s set of 8 pieces op. 39 for violin and cello round out this exquisite evening of Russian Romantic music. Tickets: Seniors and Students $13 | Adults $15 (+HST)
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  Whose Live Anyway?
When:  Saturday, February 23 starting at 8:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. (map)
The skinny:  Whose Live Anyway? features Stiles along with fellow comics Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff Davis. Together they perform some of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy Award-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway? which aired on ABC from 1998 to 2004. Audience participation is the key to the live show so ticket holders are encouraged to bring their suggestions … and they may even be asked to join the guys on stage! 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:  Adults Only Fundraising Dance
When:  Saturday, February 23 from 7:300pm-12:30am
Where:  1300 David Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Come and join the Heritage Woods Music Society for their first annual adults only fundraising dance to benefit the music program at Heritage Woods Secondary. The dance takes place at Heritage Woods Secondary Grand Hall featuring the big-band sounds of the Bruce James Orchestra, hors d’oeuvres from the Saint Street Grill, and a fine selection of beverages from our cash bar. There will be a silent auction featuring two unique pieces of Vancouver rock ‘n roll history (from August 1964), and wine and beer draws. Tickets are $30 each and are available from the Heritage Woods Secondary office between 7:30 am and 4 pm, by phoning 604.469.9604, or at the door. As the Beatles once sang, “a splendid time is guaranteed for all.”
More info:  604.469.9604

What:  Heritage House Tours
When:  Sunday, February 24 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where:  Port Moody, BC (various locations) (map)
The skinny:  Celebrate Heritage Week and Port Moody’s centennial with a tour of 10 local heritage homes. These homes represent the development of Port Moody’s neighbourhoods over the years and will delight you with their character and charm. This is a self-guided event. Tickets are $30 including HST. Order your tickets in advance.
More info:  604-939-1648

What:  14th Annual Sunday Coffee Concert Series
When:  Sunday, February 24 from 2:00-4:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate (map)
The skinny:  Back by popular demand, the Sunday Coffee Concerts presents their best lineup ever with performers from across Metro Vancouver. Enjoy a series of afternoon musical journeys featuring soothing jazz, classical, swing and flamenco dance. Stay after the concerts and meet the performers over refreshments. Adults- $12.00; Seniors – $10.00; Students – $6.00; Children 12 & Under – Free Season Series Subscriber Flex Pass available for $45 (5 tickets to any show in the lineup) and group sales (10 or more) at 10% off. FEB 24: VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir (Gospel)
More info:  604-927-8400



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