Whoopi’s in town, Whoopi’s in town! Yes, THE Whoopi Goldberg will be in the Tri-Cities this weekend. And if you’re into stars, how about sitting under a sky full of them as you watch a free outdoor movie in Port Coquitlam? There’s also a free swim night and a Walk for ALS event in Coquitlam. In Port Moody, there is a Fish Fest and the Newport Village Summer Fest happening. An indoor/outdoor double feature movie event is being held at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre, there’s a BBQ with MLA Joe Trasolini and to round out the events is the annual Minnekhada Art in the Park Festival this weekend. Have fun!
What: Cinema Under the Stars
When: Friday, August 10 from 8:30 – 10:30pm
Where: Gates Park. 2300 Reeve Street [map]
The skinny: For an unforgettable Friday night experience, start your weekend off with an outdoor movie night this summer! Our 26ft tall enormous silver screen will be traveling around the city parks so pack a picnic, bring a blanket and round up some friends or bring the whole family out to Cinema Under the Stars! Sponsored in part by: G&F Financial Group.
Movie: The Help
In the event of rain, film will be moved to the following Friday. Films subject to change so check on website at www.portcoquitl
Please note that some films are not appropriate for small children.
More info: 604.927.8400
What: Free Swim Night in Coquitlam
When: Friday, August 10 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: 1200 Lansdowne Drive (Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool) [map]
The skinny: Westminster Savings Credit Union is sponsoring a free swim. Bring the family and enjoy.
More info: 604.927.6999
What: Tri-Cities Walk for ALS
When: Saturday, August 11 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Town Centre Park, Lafarge Lake (enter off Pinetree Way) [map]
The skinny: Join us for our 2nd annual event. As always, the walk route is suitable for all levels of accessibility and your furry friends are more than welcome! We encourage you to join in on the fun by forming teams with your family, friends, and coworkers. Create a team identity and raise the most funds to win the top prize! Stay afterwards to enjoy the music, food, entertainment, and prizes. 2011 saw great success in the inauguration of the first ever TriCities WALK for ALS! With your help we raised over $9,700! 100% of the proceeds went directly to the ALS Society of BC, helping to fund patient services and much needed research.
Start Time: 10:00am Walk Start: 11:00am To sign up, go to: www.walkforals.
More info: 778.994.2429
What: Burrard Inlet Fish Fest
When: Saturday, August 11, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
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What: Minnekhada Art in the Park Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12 from 11:00am – 4:00pm daily
Where: Minnekhada Lodge, Minnekhada Regional Park 4455 Oliver Road [map]
The skinny: Inspire your senses at this family friendly event. Enjoy artists’ work, listen to live jazz, indulge your taste buds at the outdoor café, learn about the natural and cultural history of Minnekhada Regional Park, explore the grounds, or make crafts in the children’s area. Free parking and shuttle bus from the Quarry Rd. parking lot. Admission: Free *Events, dates and times may be subject to change.
More info: 604.502.6442
What: Film Night – Indoor/Outdoor Double Feature
When: Saturday, August 11 from 7:30 – 11:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre. 100 Newport Drive [map]
The skinny: Port Moody Film Society presents a double feature, first inside, then finishing up under the stars.
7:30pm – Indoors Inlet Theatre EAST IS EAST George expects his children to follow his Pakistani Muslim ways but his six sons and daughter have different ideas. UK | Comedy/Drama | Rated R | 96 minutes | 1999
9:00pm – Outdoors behind Inlet Theatre WEST IS WEST George takes his youngest son back to his “old country” to show him how to have good life following Pakistani Muslim traditions. UK | Comedy/Drama | Not Rated | 103 minutes | 2010
Tickets: At the door, $5 per film with one-time annual $5 membership fee
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What: Whoopi Goldberg
When: Saturday, August 11 at 8pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre 2080 United Blvd.[map]
The skinny: The multifaceted Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won a Grammy (Whoopi Goldberg, 1985), an Oscar (Ghost, 1991), a Golden Globe (The Color Purple, 1985 and Ghost, 1991), an Emmy (Host of AMC’s Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, 2002) and a Tony (Producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2002). Currently she is enjoying her fifth season as co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show, The View. And true to her roots, she still enjoys performing her stand-up to sold-out audiences across North America. With her trademark dreadlocks, gigantic grin and cutting edge humour, Whoopi Goldberg is a truly unique crowd pleaser! Tickets: Golden Circle $129.50 | Orchestra $109.50 | plus service charges Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or online
More info: 604.523.5361
What: Newport Village Summer Fest
When: Sunday, August 12 from 12:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Newport Village 200 Newport Drive [map]
The skinny: This summer celebration includes fantastic entertainment, activities, live art, food, shopping promotions and prizes! Performances on the event stage include the Jocelyn Pettit Band, Mostly Marley, the Glee Camp and more! It’s family-friendly
More info: 604.294.0666
What: Community BBQ with Joe Trasolini
When: Sunday August 12 from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Old Orchard Park, 600 Bentley Road, Port Moody, BC [map]
The skinny: Port Moody-Coquitlam Anmore & Belcarra Community BBQ hosted by MLA Joe Trasolini. Join CHEF Joe Trasolini at Old Orchard Park rain or shine for a community barbecue. There will be plenty of food and beverages as well as an opportunity to talk with Joe and ask questions or share concerns.
More info: 604.931.5477