What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Festival Du Bois, Leann Rimes, Raising Change and More!

Raising Change Evergreen Cultural Centre 2013

Bonjour everyone!  Celebrate with our  Francophone neighbours this weekend at Festival Du Bois.  There are also special events this week celebrating Port Moody’s Centennial, a PST Seminar for business owners and a fundraising concert at Evergreen Cultural Centre. And if you bump into Leann Rimes, no, you’re not dreaming;  she will be stopping by the Tri-Cities this week.  Au revoir, until next week!

What:  PST Seminar presented by the Ministry of Finance
When:  Thursday, February 28 from 12:00-2:00pm
Where:  PoCo Inn & Suites, 1545 Lougheed Highway (map)
The skinny:  The government will be re-implementing the provincial sales tax (PST) effective April 1, 2013. This seminar serves to help you better understand what the PST legislation means for you and your business. Tickets: Complimentary. Registration required to arrange seating.
More info:  604.464.2716

What:  Opening Reception: Place des Arts and Festival du Bois Exhibition
When:  Thursday, February 28 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Place des Arts in collaboration with Societé Francophone de Maillardville present master dyer and textile artist Joanne Plourde’s textiles exhibition The Voyageurs Epic: Perseverance. Ms. Plourde will also lead a demonstration in textile painting with dyes during Festival du Bois on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2012 from 1-4pm at Place des Arts. All are welcome to attend the free opening reception to tour the exhibition and hear the artist discuss her process and inspiration on Feb 28. Exhibition runs from February 28 – March 16.
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  Genticorum – Sunday Coffee Concert Series *Special Friday Event*
When:  Friday, March 1 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate (map)
The skinny:  In partnership with Festival Du Bois, this is a special Friday night presentation of the Sunday Coffee Concert Series to mark the City’s centennial year, featuring music from Quebec.  Known for their genuine energy and stage presence, Genticorum has given more than 800 concerts in no fewer than 15 countries. They weave together precise and intricate fiddle and flute work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar and bass accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humour, and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser.  Adults- $12.00; Seniors – $10.00; Students – $6.00; Children 12 & Under – Free
More info:  604-927-8400

What:  Festival Du Bois
When:  Saturday, March 2 from 11:30am-8:00pm and Sunday, March 3 from 10:00am-4:30pm
Where:  1046 Brunette Ave, Mackin Park (map)
The skinny:  Festival du Bois offers a world-class musical event. This celebration is affordable to all members of the community! Visitors can walk in the park and explore Maillardville and its history, watch ice sculptors in action, participate in fun activities, shop and enjoy delicious food like pie, taffy, poutine and other dishes. Under the Grand Chapiteau roof, children can attend popular workshops, concerts and dance performances. People young and old, and of all cultures, will be warmly welcomed with a joie de vivre of yesteryear!
More info:  604.515.7070

What:  Living Heritage Centennial Event
When:  Saturday, March 2 from 1:30-3:30pm
Where:  Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  Celebrate Port Moody’s Centenary with a cup of tea and enjoy a visit with our “living” heritage hosts who will share their knowledge of Port Moody’s fascinating past. Drop-in.
More info:  604.469.4577

What:  Port Moody’s Inlet Skating Club presents Happy Birthday Port Moody: Celebratiing 100 Years of the City of the Arts
When:  Saturday, March 2 from 3:00-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny:  Port Moody’s Inlet Skating Club presents a skating show that will trace the history of Port Moody through music and stories. Members of the Inlet Skating Club will be skating to popular music from the past 100 years. Spectators will be taken on a narrative journey through Port Moody’s history.  Tickets: $10 / $7 Children 4-12 Box Office: Tickets available for purchase in the Music room at the Port Moody Recreation Complex between 3:30-5:00pm Monday to Thursday, at the door on show night, or email inletskatingclub@gmail.com.
More info:  604-469-4007

What:  Leann Rimes
When:  Saturday, March 2 from 8:00-10:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. (map)
The skinny:  Singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes – known for her rich vocals – has sold over 37 million records worldwide. She made her singing debut as an eight-year old champion on the syndicated television show, Star Search in 1990. She has won many awards including two Grammys, three Academy of Country Music Awards and twelve Billboard Music Awards. Tickets: Mezzanine $69.50 | Orchestra $79.50 | Golden Circle $89.50 Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or online.
More info:  604.523.5361

What:  Raising Change
When:  Saturday, March 2 from 8:00-10:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  A Fundraiser for the Stroke Recovery Association of BC, Raising Change is an exciting new group of musicians who are solo artists of critical acclaim coming together to raise the bar for each other with a new spirited musical collaboration. With diverse backgrounds ranging from alternative to folk; classical to blues, these friends in music are out to make a difference and create an uplifting evening that can be appreciated on all levels – body, mind and soul. Raising Change is founded by Glenn Chatten (guitar) with Ross Fairbairn (bass, guitar, harmonium),Thomas Beckman (viola) and Pat Covernton (piano). All Seats: $30
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Musical Mornings with Sarah Hagen & Guests
When:  Wednesday, March 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. On March 6, Sarah Hagen will be performing with Ken Lavigne, Tenor.  ALL SEATS: $22
More info:  604.927.6555



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