What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Stand By for 2014

Place Des Arts January 2014 Exhibition

Stealing quietly into the New Year, the Tri Cities rev up ever so gently with a few events to get you over the post-Christmas blahs. Check out the arts for inspiration and get your little-uns reading for the win, or treat yourself to an evening of toe-tapping – there’s plenty for everyone coming out of hibernation. Remember – the nights are getting shorter and it’s never too soon to think about taxes. Happy New Year!

More events in The V3H Events Calendar.

What:  Place des Arts Gallery Exhibition Opening
When:  Thursday, Jan 9 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  This evening, get this year’s art in gear with a visit to the opening reception for Place des Art’s first exhibition of 2014. Sip some wine and listen to the four artists share what drives them to create. Admission free.
More info: box office 604.664.1636

What: Red Cedar Reading Group
When:  Friday, January 10 from 3:45 – 4:30pm
Where:   Coquitlam Public Library – Poirier Branch, Poirier Street (map)
The skinny:   Each year Canadian kids get to pick their favourite fiction and non-fiction works in the Red Cedar Readers’ Awards. Join in the action with discussion, activities and plenty of reading every three weeks. The discussion group for Grades 4-7 is hosted by a librarian and a children’s assistant, and takes place every three weeks. Admission free but please register.
More info: cmiller [at] library.coquitlam.bc.ca

What: Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse 2014
When:  Friday, January 10 from 7:00pm
Where:  The Gathering Place, 1100 – 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  Let the Crossroads Hospice “Unplugged at the Coffeehouse” series coax your ears into the new year. This week, contemporary singer and guitarist Glenn Brown is on stage with jazz, blues, country and Beatles flavours for your delight. Doors open at 7:00pm and the stage is open until 9:00pm when the band set starts. Tickets $5 at the door.
More info: info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What: Mud
When:  Friday, January 10 from 7:30pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  Port Moody Film Society presents Mud, a film that promises much in terms of love, psychology, maturation and chemistry. Tickets are available after 6.45pm on the night ($5 membership; $5 per film).
More info: info@pmfilm.ca

What: Tax Shortcuts to Save Time and Money
When:  Wednesday, January 15 from 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where:   1209 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:   Presented by the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce, Sharon Perry shows you how to keep it simple, organized and separate so that your year-end is a breeze. Never too early to start thinking about taxes. Registration required (free for members; $20 for non-members).
More info:  Jordan Moe, Special Events Manager


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