What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: PMFS 13th Annual Canadian Film Festival, Gordon Lightfoot, Moose in a Top Hat and More!

St Patricks Day Coquitlam 2013

It must be St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend and the little green guy must have invited all his eccentric friends to the party.  A spy, a raven, a monkey king, Gordon Lightfoot, the “Rolling Stones” and a moose in a top hat are just some of the guests that will bestow upon the Tri-Cities this week.  And after entertaining you, I’m sure they plan to make their way to Inlet Theatre to enjoy the Port Moody’s 13th Annual Canadian Film Festival.  Enjoy St. Paddy’s Day!

When:  Thursday-Sunday, March 14-17 from 7:00-11:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  This year the Port Moody Canadian Film Festival will be held over 1 weekend. (March 14, 15, 16 and 17) and all shows will be held in the evenings. There will be numerous guest film-makers in attendance.  Tickets for ALL shows are available at the Inlet Theatre every festival evening starting at 6:00 pm.  Cash or personal cheque only. Festival admission is $7.00 per screening with the annual membership of $5.00 (good till Dec 31, 2013)
2013 FESTIVAL PROGRAM (All features will be preceded by a Canadian short film)
March 14:  7:00 pm Gala; 8:00 pm Rebelle (War Witch)
March 15:  7:00 pm Liverpool; 9:30 pm All That You Possess
March 16:  7:00 pm Take This Waltz; 9:30 pm Blood Pressure
March 17:  7:00 pm Cosmopolis; 9:00 pm Wrap Party
All films are subject to change.
More info: info@pmfilm.ca

What:  SFU Philosophers’ Cafe
When:  Thursday, March 14 and Monday, March 18 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Thursday:  Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St (Boardroom) (map)  Monday:  #1100–2253 Leigh Square (The Gathering Place – Living Room) (map)
The skinny:  Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés, and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime.  Registration and experience are not required and admission is free.
March 14 Discussion: Canadian prosperity and globalization – What does Canada’s future prosperity look like? How will globalization and the economic shift to Asia impact Canada in the next decade?
March 18 Discussion:  Must Darwin go? – Is it time for materialist biology to give up? How long can we be guided by the philosophy that everything is determined? What are the shortcomings of Darwinism? Does confronting Darwin automatically open up creationism? Let’s discuss the new threats to Darwin in the midst of quantum theory.
More info:  778.782.5215

What:  The 39 Steps
When:  Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15 at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 16 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny A seductive mystery woman, an accusation of murder, a missing finger, and a mad dash to foil foreign spies! Four gifted actors play over 150 zany characters in this Monty Python-flavoured Hitchcock spoof that just might give you vertigo! Winner of two Tony and Drama Desk Awards.  Tickets:   $39, $30 $15
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Moose in a Top Hat
When:  Friday, March 15 from 7:30-9:30pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate Port (map)
The skinny:  More than your average backyard magic show, Moose in a Top Hat brings together four unique entertainers (with two of them being PoCo residents!) with years of experience wowing crowds across the globe.  Moose in a Top Hat is a diverse show that blends magic, mystery and comedy into one amazing show. It’s a throw back to a bygone era of Vaudeville variety entertainment that’s suitable for the whole family (not recommended for children under 8).
Doors Open:  7:00pm  Show: 7:30pm (Sorry, no late comers)  Tickets:  $20
More info:  604.375.6270

What:  Gordon Lightfoot
When:  Friday, March 15 from 8:00-10:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. (map)
The skinny:  Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time. He has recorded twenty albums in total yielding six gold, four platinum and two multi-platinum recordings.  He is in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well. Don’t miss the legendary Gordon Lightfoot as he celebrates the 50th anniversary since his first single received airplay in Canada.  Tickets: Orchestra $69.50 | Golden Circle $79.50 | plus service charges.
More info:  604.523.5361

What:  St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
When:  Saturday, March 16 from 1:00-3:30pm
Where:  Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  The Mackin House Museum will be marking St. Patrick’s Day with Lucky Four Leaf Clover cookie baking –with green icing!! Come by to decorate some cookies. Admission is by donation. Please register in advance.
More info:  604-516-6151

What:  Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show
When:  Saturday, March 16 from 8:00-10:00pm
Where:  Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Blvd. (map)
The skinny:  Internationally acclaimed as the most authentic cast and tribute show honouring one of the greatest rock & roll band bands of all time, Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show is now in its eighth year of production. With over 1200 concert dates to their credit, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company come to life in a colourful, uncanny performance covering over forty years of their classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, People Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today and Los Angeles Times, Satisfaction is recognized as the world’s #1 show celebrating the Rolling Stones and their legacy. The current cast members are Chris LeGrand as Mick Jagger, Jim Riddick as Keith Richards, Dominick Lanzo as Ron Wood, Marvin Sperling as Bill Wyman and Wade Fowler as Charlie Watts.  Tickets: Orchestra $29.50 | Golden Circle $34.50 | plus service charges.
More info:  604.523.5361

What:  Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Pierre Coupey
When:  Sunday, March 17 from 4:00-6:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  Co-curated by Darrin Morrison and Astrid Heyerdahl, the West Vancouver Museum and the Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre present:  Pierre Coupey’s Cutting Out the Tongue: Selected Work 1976-2012.  Pierre Coupey is a contemporary Canadian artist whose paintings and prints are represented in private, corporate and public collections in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe. Major public collections include the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Exhibition runs from March 16 – April 27, 2013
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Place des Arts Spring Break Camp & Youth Intensives
When:  Monday-Friday, March 18-22 from 8:45am – 3:45pm and Monday-Thursday, March 25-28 from 8:45am-3:45pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave. (map)
The skinny:  Kindergarten – Grade 5 | March 18-22
This art camp for K-Grade 5 is filled with fun and inspiring activities in the visual, literary and performing arts sure to keep kids enthused and engaged over the break. Children can choose one full-day block of six activities for the week.
Grades 6-9 Art Intensives | March 18-22 and March 25-28
Four half-day art intensives over two weeks are designed specifically for youth, allowing them to delve more fully into the chosen art form. Intensives for 2013 are: Art Bootcamp; Spring Break Pottery Intensive; Fibre Arts Sampler; Animation & Cartooning.
For a complete list of activities and times, go to:  http://www.placedesarts.ca/documents/C&FT_2013_SBCampFlyer.pdf
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  Raven Meets the Monkey King
When:  Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19 & 20 from 11:00am-1:00pm and Thursday, March 21 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  JJ, at age eleven, dreams of finding hidden treasure. Her life is transformed when she buys a mysterious box and inside it finds a Raven mask wrapped in an old Chinese opera poster. JJ takes the mask and aged poster to a junk shop, hoping they’re worth something. Mr. Wheeler, the greedy junk dealer, slyly tells her they are fakes which he’s willing to take off her hands as a favour. Suspicious, JJ refuses to sell. But when the box, mask and poster go missing from her house, JJ sets out on an adventure to track them down and find out their true value, aided in her quest by the spirits of the classic cultural icons Raven (First Nations) and the Monkey King (Chinese) who were released from the box when JJ opened it.  Combining history and legend, this new work by Theatre-for-Young-Audience giants Axis Theatre Company is a rollicking modern day tale.  Tickets:  $18, $14
More info:  604.927.6555



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