What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: May Day and Rodgers and Hammerstein


Rogers and Hammerstein Evergreen Cultural Centre

Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening this week in the Tri-Cities. And, as always, there are even more events in The V3H listed on our Events Calendar.

What: Secrets of a Soccer Mom
When: Wednesday, April 29 – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
The skinny: Presented by Stage 43. Three engaging women reluctantly take the field in a “mothers versus sons” soccer game. They intend to let the children win, but as the game unfolds it’s the women who become intent on scoring. The competition ignites a fierce desire to recapture their youthful good humor, independence and sexiness, paving the way toward a better understanding of themselves, their families, and changes they need to make in their lives. A show that puts the heart and “sole” into comedy.
More info: 604.927.6555 or www.stage43.org/production3

What: The Faceplants – The Why Tour Kickoff
When: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
The skinny: Join The Faceplants as they kickoff The Why Tour featuring Dominique Fricot & Chase Your Words!
More info: www.thefaceplantsofficial.com

What: May Day Festival
When: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
Where: Locations throughout Port Coquitlam
The skinny: A tradition dating back to 1923 returns this week as the City of Port Coquitlam kicks off its annual May Day Festival. May Pole dancing, a parade through downtown Port Coquitlam, guided walks, a carnival, Youth Week events and more are planned for the annual celebration, running from May 1 to 10, 2015. And as if that wasn’t enough, most events are free.
More info: www.portcoquitlam.ca/mayday

What: Jane’s Walk
When: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Where: Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Created in 2007, the Jane’s Walk Festival was inspired by urbanist and author, Jane Jacobs. Jane believed in walkable neighbourhoods, urban literacy and cities planned by and for the people. Since its beginning, Jane’s Walks have grown to over 1,000 walks around the world. Port Coquitlam is taking part this year, with a walk hosted by Mayor Greg Moore.
More info: janeswalk.org

What: Get Published: Explore Your Options
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Port Moody Public Library
The skinny: On May 2nd, attend a series of events at the Port Moody Library to learn more about writing and publishing in today’s market. Ask the experts at our morning panel discussion, then stay for a workshop to help you fine-tune your manuscript, or decide what publishing option makes sense for you. Meet local authors at our Author’s Central spotlight, and read books written in your hometown! All events are free.
More info: 604.469.4577

What: Town Hall Meeting
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Council Chambers, Coquitlam City Hall
The skinny: Setting priorities in the ever-changing municipal environment presents both opportunities and challenges – making it more important than ever that we hear from members of the community regarding the services and changes taking place in our city. With this in mind, Mayor and Council invite Coquitlam residents to share their ideas and views and provide input at a Town Hall Meeting.
More info: www.coquitlam.ca/city-hall/mayor-and-council/town-hall-meeting.aspx

What: Fingerling Festival
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Noons Creek Hatchery, Port Moody
The skinny: Head to Noons Creek Hatchery to help release 40,000 juvenile salmon into Noons Creek. In the process, you’ll be helping these fish begin their four-year journey out to sea. You’ll also have a chance to visit the hatchery, with its fish-rearing pond and restored wetland. But this event offers much more than just a chance to release salmon. Next door in the skating rink you’ll find displays to help you learn more about community initiatives and environmental stewardship.
More info: noonscreek.org/ff2015

What: Heritage Mother’s Day Gift Making
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:30pm
Where: Mackin House, Coquitlam
The skinny: Bring your children to Mackin House to create a lovely heritage craft for Mother’s Day while moms enjoy tea in the Parlour. Registration required. By donation.
More info: 604.516.6151 or www.coquitlamheritage.ca

What: Music for the Hearts
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
The skinny: Enjoy a night of fine music, food & beverage, raffle prizes and more to help Eagle Ridge Hospital in providing better healthcare! All the proceeds will be donated to Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.
More info: 604.765.9626 or www.erhf.ca

What: Scholarship Awards Gala
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: Place des Arts, Coquitlam
The skinny: In celebration of the 2015 scholarship winners, Place des Arts presents our annual Awards Gala. Recipients will perform in award-winning style, followed by an awards ceremony. All are welcome to attend this free event; space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Kids’ Swap Meet
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Centennial Pavilion at the Poirier Community Centre, Coquitlam
The skinny: Parents have been busy cleaning out their baby’s and children’s closets and toy boxes. Loads of goodies for those bargain hunters who want to purchase books, baby accessories, toys and clothes. Free admission!
More info: 604.927.4386 or coquitlam.ca/poirier

What: Free Compost Giveaway
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden, Coquitlam
The skinny: Free Compost Give-Away in celebration of Compost Awareness Week. One free bag of compost for Coquitlam residents only, while supplies last.
More info: coquitlam.ca/composting

What: Rain Barrel Truckload Sales Event
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
The skinny: The City of Coquitlam is hosting a one-day truckload sale event where rain barrels will be sold at a discounted price of $55 (tax included), payable by cash, cheque, debit or credit. A rain barrel is used to collect and store rainwater for reuse on your garden, lawn or hanging basket. Rain barrels offer an efficient way to conserve water.
More info: 604.927.3546 or coquitlam.ca/city-services/water/water-conservation/water-wise.aspx

What: All Dressed in White Bridal Show
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
The skinny: You will meet over 100 top wedding experts and you will have a chance to win over $20,000 in prizes including a $10,000 Grand Prize – an incredible wedding services package: Brides have a chance to enter our “Battle of the Brides” Cake Dive and the guys have a chance to win a $3,000 “Ultimate Bachelor Package”. The show is FREE to all brides and grooms simply by going to the web site and preregistering.
More info: 604.200.0905 or www.all-dressed-in-white.com

What: Mental Health Week Tree Tour
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00pm
Where: Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building, Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam
The skinny: Walks and tours are free and open to the public and run rain or shine. They are led by members of the Riverview Horticulture Centre Society and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Children are always welcome. Dogs must be on ‘leash’.
More info: 604.290.9910 or www.rhcs.org

What: Musical Monday
When: Monday, May 4, 2015 from 9:45 to 10:45am
Where: Spirit Square, Coquitlam
The skinny: Launched in 2005 by The Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an original song written by a Canadian artist. At 10:00am all across Canada and in other parts of the world people will join in singing “We Are One” written by Connor Ross.
More info: coquitlam.ca/glenpine

What: Free Public Salon: Ending Stigma Begins With You
When: Monday, May 4, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: The Tri-Cities FORCE PiRs created this in honour of May 7th National Child & Youth Mental Health Day, talking about stigma in mental health. Using real experiences, they’ll talk about what stigma is, play a surprising celebrity matching game, and discuss some simple and powerful ways we can end mental health stigma!
More info: portcoquitlam.ca/arts

What: Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream
When: Tuesday, May 5 – Saturday, May 9, 2015
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
The skinny: Patrick Street Productions takes you by the hand on a romantic, timeless journey through the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook. Full of whimsy and nostalgia, Out of a Dream is a dreamy musical revue that draws from each and every show written by the prolific duo – including such cherished songs as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “If I Loved You”, “Younger than Springtime”, and more.
More info: 604.927.6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

What: Earthquake Simulator
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre Parking Lot
The skinny: In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9), join us for your chance to see what a real 8.0 magnitude earthquake feels like. Step inside the earthquake simulator and get valuable information on how you and your family can be prepared for a major emergency.
More info: coquitlam.ca

What: Alexander Scriabin
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
The skinny: Yarilo Contemporary Music Society presents an evening dedicated to the works of one of the greatest musical figures of the early twentieth century, Alexander Scriabin. This production is an attempt to reconstruct Scriabins’ 100-year old dream Mysterium, or more specifically, its Prefatory Act. Yarilo Contemporary Music Society is aiming at the heart of the artistic idea of this piece: the idea that music could “purify” and change the world, transforming the human race into noble beings.
More info: www.yarilomusic.com

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