What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Open your wallet, rinse and repeat …

Christmas Leigh Square Port Coquitlam

This week, a chance to give before you get with some excellent fundraisers going on before your wallet mysteriously empties itself in the coming month or so. Donate donate donate … for tomorrow, it might be you and yours in line.

More events in The V3H Events Calendar.

What: Gabriel Palatchi Trio
When:  Thursday, November 28 from 7:00pm
Where: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street (map)
The skinny: Catch Gabriel and his band in an intimate performance at Port Moody’s newest music venue. Celebrating the launch of his second album, Caja Musical, Gabriel and friends will take you on a global musical journey. Admission $18 advance; $20 at the door. Tickets available at the Bistro (10am to 3pm Tues-Sun).
More info: 604.937.0998

What: 33rd Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
When:  Friday, November 29 from 5:00 – 9:00pm; Saturday, November 30 from 10:00am to 4:00pm; Sunday, December 1 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 624 Poirier Street Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Handmade crafts and goodies in abundance, all for your gifting pleasure. This is certainly the season to get your handmade on with delights ranging from jewellery, wood and textiles to gourmet food. Admission $2 for adults, $1 for kids and seniors.
More info: 604.469.9669

What: Eagle Ridge TailGate Fundraiser with Mr. Mike
When:  Friday, November 29 from 5:45 – 6:45pm
Where: Poirier Sports Complex, 633 Poirier Street (map)
The skinny: Pre-game fundraiser for your local hospital. Turn up for the Coquitlam Express game at 7pm, but come early to dine on Mikeburgers galore. $15 gets you food, drink and a ticket. What an awesome way to spend an evening!
More info: 604.469.3128

What:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
When:  Friday, November 29 from 7:00 – 9:30pm and Saturday, November 30 (plus matinee)
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny: Everyone’s favourite winter story – an enchanting blend of fantasy,  snow and talking animals brought to you by Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. Tickets ($18, $16) available from Eventbrite.
More info: 604.469.4722

What: Brett Michaels
When:  Friday, November 29 from 8:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Brett Michaels. Oh my. Tickets: Mezzanine $44.50 / Orchestra $49.50 / Golden Circle $64.50 | plus service charges
More info:  604.523.5361

What: Gene Emerson
 Friday, November 29 from 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Everything is happening this evening, and this includes a performance by Gene Emerson, right here in the Tri Cities. Gene not only composes his own music and plays it, but he’s also assembled some excellent guests to help. Tickets $25, $15.
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Kiddies Korner Flea Market
When:  Saturday, November 30 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: 2221 Prairie Ave, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Nope, not fleas. All proceeds go to the preschool, so cough up your $2 admission and shop through the thrift sales, cake walk, crafts, and ogle the fire/police/search and rescue demonstration. A fun day for the whole family.
More info: just turn up!

What: Winter Artisan Fair/ Christmas at Leigh Square
When:  Saturday, November 30 from 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Christmas hits the square in downtown PoCo this weekend with free admission to a head start for your holidays. Quality art, fine crafts, yummy treats, hot chocolate and Santa … This is also the kick-off event for PoCo’s Twelve Days of Christmas, with something festive for everyone on a daily basis until December 12th.
More info:  604.927.8400

What:  Christmas Concert: Green Grows the Holly
When:  Saturday, November 30 from 7:30 – 9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Harping on the hollyday spirit with Rebecca Blair and friends in a musical feast of songs, carols and enchantment. Admission: Seniors/Students $13 | Adults $15 + TAX
More info: box office 604.664.1636

What: Klahanie Christmas Fair
 Sunday, December 1 from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Klahanie Canoe Club, Klahanie Drive, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: Yet another seasonal fair – santa, gifts, tree decorating, crafts, refreshments – the whole festive nine yards. But … please turn up with food, toys and money to donate to the Share Society, without whom a lot of Tri Cities folks would be going empty this Christmas.
More info: in the link above

What: Show for SHARE
When:  Sunday, December 1 from 7:30 – 10:00pm
Where: The Point Pub, 2524 St. Johns Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: Another excellent opportunity to support your local food bank. Local bands Spectrelight, The Harvest and Quarterlights will be on and off stage all evening. $10 admission at the door gets you a very merry evening.
More info: 604.492.2524

What: The Huron Carol
 Wednesday, December 4 from 7:30pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Traditional evening fundraiser for the hungry. Tonight’s musical talent features George Canyon, One More Girl, Beverley Mahood and Shannon Gaye, all singing for someone else’s supper. Please help. Tickets: $55 || VIP PACKAGE: $105 | plus service charges
More info:  604.523.5361

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