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Port Moody Youth Arts Fest 2014

Sophistication and youthful energy are in store for Tri Cities residents this week as summer moves into a higher gear. Get your hands dirty or just sit back in your deckchair – whatever you decide it’s fine by me. Ah summer J

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What:  Port Moody Youth Arts Festival
When:  Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 from 4:30pm onwards
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny: Port Moody’s 3rd annual youth arts fest gets up and running on the Inlet Theatre stage this weekend. Tickets are free (donations accepted at the door) and give admission to the Fun Zone from 5pm as well as the performances each night. The performances over two nights include spoken word, bands, dance and film, with different performers each night. Register for your event wristbands on the Arts Centre website. And don’t forget the food trucks on site from 4:30pm – make an evening of it!
More info: 604.931.2008

What: Music on the Grill
When:
 Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 from 6:30 – 10:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  Oh me, oh my! The Tri Cities’ sophisticated patio entertainment series kicks off for a sixth year with Jim Byrnes and Babe Gurr playing a two-nighter for Music on the Grill’s opener. Enjoy fine dining on the patio barbecue, listen to the fusion of food with entertainment, then retire to the studio theatre for the main event. Tickets $52 including dinner, or $32 for the concert only.
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Gardening Basics
When:  Saturday, July 5 from 10:00-11:00am and from 2:00 – 3:00pm
Where:  Inspiration Garden inTown Centre Park, 1301 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  Two classes in elementary gardening from Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden for this Saturday – learn about plants for shade in the morning class, and find out about planting up flower and succulents containers for your deck in the afternoon. Classes may be taken individually or together. Sign up on the website links given above. Classes are suitable for 13y + and cost $5 for the morning and $25 for the afternoon.
More info:  604.927.4FUN(4386)

What: Village Vibe Performing Arts Series
When:  Saturday, July 5 from 2:00 – 7:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  The City of Port Coquitlam invites you to step out in a dance every Saturday this July. The popular and buzzing Village Vibe series of free summer entertainment kicks off this Saturday with a dance month. Today’s event features dance displays from Mellado Dance Elite and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society among others, to inspire and get your tootsies tapping. Next week, the format changes and it’s you that will be dancing. With a series of free demos and lessons, there’s no excuse now. This summer you will dance!
More info:  604.927.8400

What: Midsummer Fete at Colony Farm
When:  Sunday, July 6 from 1:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park (map)
The skinny: No sooner than it’s begun and it’s midsummer already. Celebrate this seasonal conundrum with a whimsical fete provided for your delight. Enjoy music, dance, art and tea. Admission is free. There is limited parking so why not cycle there or take the shuttle from Lougheed Skytrain?
More info: website

What: Summer Sunday Concerts
When:  Sunday, July 6 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where:  Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray Street (map)
The skinny:  Port Moody shakes off its winter leggings and bares its knees with the start of the Summer Sundays concert season in the park. Listen from your deckchair as the blues, reggae, soul, funk and more wash over you. Summer – it’s hard to resist. Free admission.
More info:  604.341.4813

What: City of Port Moody: Business Speaker Series
When:  Monday, July 7 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  Business does not sleep just because it’s summer, but why not mix it up with some networking and a barbecue?  Learn more about reducing waste, saving money and priming your business for change in this dinner series. Admission is free but sign up with the city to register.
More info: email for more information

What: Melodies in Mind Live Radio Broadcast
When:  Tuesday, July 8 from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: Join Ryan Fletcher from SFU’s CJSF 90.1 FM as he hosts local singers/songwriters for broadcast. The Gallery Bistro concession will be open for light snacks. No sneezing on air.
More info: 604.937.0998

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