What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Festive Countdown to Banish Humbug Begins


Theatrix Christmas Carol Inlet Theatre Port Moody

‘twas the week before Christmas, and all through the Tri Cities not an event was stirring, not even a fundraiser … a seasonally quiet week for entertainment but I suspect residents will be out and about making their own. School’s out on Friday. Keep going – you’re on the home stretch now!

And don’t forget, it’s never too late to give to your local food bank – details over at SHARE (just sayin’).

(Not many) events in The V3H Events Calendar.

What: Heritage Lunch at Leigh Square
When:  Thursday, December 19 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Annual lunch and Christmas Tree Awards ceremony for Port Coquitlam’s Heritage Society. Lunch costs $10 and you can register for it online before Thursday December 12th. Be merry.
More info:  604.927.8403

What: Port Moody Arts Centre Christmas Potluck
When:  Thursday, December 19th from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where:   Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. John’s Street (map)
The skinny:   Join in at your local arts centre to get the festive spirit going and celebrate the end of their One of a Kind silent auction for artwork. Bring a dish, join in with the live auction of art and enjoy some late night shopping in the Blackberry Artist’s Society Christmas Marketplace. Gifts galore!
More info:  604.931.2008

What:  A Christmas Carol
When:  Thursday, December 19 to Saturday, December 21 from 7:00 – 9:00pm; matinee Saturday, December 21 from 1:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   A perennial seasonal fave, this time from Theatrix Youtheatre just in time to get your festively motivated. Banish the humbug from you vocabulary, with tickets available online from only $16, adults and $12, students and seniors (service fee applies).
More info: 604.469.4722 or theatrix [at] theatrixyoutheatre.com

What: Joye Designs Stone Art Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Open House
When: Friday, December 20 from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Where: 49 Queens Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: Joye MacPherson and her Stone Art Gallery are celebrating their 10th anniversary and welcome all to a celebratory open house in the tiny shop on Queens Street plaza. Help Joye celebrate her 10 years and enjoy live music, refreshments, prizes and surprises!
More info: 604.931.2662

WhatPort Moody Arts Centre Solstice Lantern Making
When:  Saturday, December 21 from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where:   Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. John’s Street (map)
The skinny:   Join  local artist Joyelle Brandt to make Winter Solstice lanterns at the Arts Centre. By donation – more details on the Facebook event page. Once your lantern is made, join in the Solstice Lantern Parade at Pioneer Park the next day.
More info:  604.931.2008

What: Christmas Eve in the Village
When:  Tuesday, December 24 from 5:00 – 6:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny: Join Heritage Mountain Community Church to recapture the spirit of anticipation on Christmas Eve. Musical performance and scripture reading prepare for the arrival. Free admission but seating is limited … as it was back in the day allegedly.
More info: from the website

What: Christmas
When:  Wednesday, December 25 all day
Where: everywhere
The skinny: The year’s reminder that thank you letters are polite and good form. Merry Christmas to all.
More info: ask your parents

 

 

 

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