What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Family Day at PdA, “Scouting: History in the Making”, Inlet Theatre Movie and More!


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Art is weaving it’s way throughout the Tri-Cities this week with Opening Receptions at a couple art galleries and an art inspired Family Day for the whole family to enjoy.  There is a new display at the Port Moody Station Museum featuring the history of Scouting.  There is also music, a movie, hockey and more happening this week.  Don’t forget that the Port Moody’s Winter Farmers Market is in full swing and will be open this Sunday for all those local goodies we’ve come to enjoy.  Grab your mitts and get out and enjoy this refreshingly brisk weather!

What:  Opening Reception at the PoMo Art Gallery
When:  Thursday, January 10 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns Street (map)
The skinny:  What is Public Art? Did you ever wish you knew more about public art in Port Moody? To answer all your questions, the City’s Cultural Services Department and the Port Moody Arts Centre have joined forces to present the Port Moody Public Art Exhibition.  The exhibit, located in the 3D Gallery at the Port Moody Arts Centre provides insights into the history and process of public art in the City and showcases some recent additions to the City’s public art collection. Visitors to the exhibit will have an opportunity to suggest new sites for artwork.  The exhibit runs from January 10 to February 17, 2013.
More info:  604.931.2008

What:  Opening Reception: Place des Arts January 2013 Exhibitions
When:  Thursday, January 10 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . the perfect way to spend an evening. Place des Arts presents: Edible Art, tapestry weaving by TWIGS & TAPIS group; Unruly Lines, acrylic on canvas by Ellen Bang; and Capturing the Vibrancy of Nature*, multiple media by the Passionate Outdoor Painters. All are welcome to attend the free opening reception to tour the exhibitions and hear the artists discuss their process and inspiration.
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  SFU Philosophers’ Cafe
When:  Thursday, January 10 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where:  Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St (Boardroom) (map)
The skinny:  Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés, and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafésare open to everyone and have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. Registration and experience are not required and admission is free.
This week’s topic:  Adult children –  Why do young adults continue to live with their parents and postpone getting married and having children? What is the impact on society? Moderator: Amir Kamyabnejad.
More info:  778.782.5215

What:  Chamber Night with the Coquitlam Express
When:  Friday, January 11 from 6:15-9:00pm
Where:  Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street (map)
The skinny:  Join the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for an evening of hockey, food, drink and networking as the Coquitlam Express take on the Merritt Centennials! Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Price includes HST, appetizers, drink and Coquitlam Express game ticket.
More info:  604.464.2716

What:  Crossroads Coffeehouse – Darren Exley
When:  Friday, January 11 from 7:30-10:00pm
Where:  1100 – 2253 Leigh Square (The Gathering Place) (map)
The skinny:  For over twelve years local musicians from across the Lower Mainland have joined Crossroads to help raise funds and awareness for the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice. Their “Unplugged at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse” series is set in a casual atmosphere centered on acoustical performances from a wide range of musical genres.
This Week: Darren Exley is a contemporary musician who develops his craft in Maple Ridge. As a singer/songwriter, bandleader and producer, Darren has a vested interest in seeing a resurgence in the local music scene. His overall style combines multiple genres from the past and present, with fresh sounds that will resonate into the future. www.youtube.com/user/darrenexley  $5 admission at the door.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Open stage 7:30 pm.  Feature performer 9:00pm.
More info:  [email protected]

What:  Inlet Theatre Movie: Amador
When:  Friday, January 11 from 7:30-9:30pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  Marcela, a South American immigrant living in Spain has been hired by Amador’s family to take care of this bed ridden terminally sick elderly man. Everyone needs his pension money! Marcela’s hustling husband wants to set up a flower store and needs to make payments on a refrigerator, the children of Almador need his pension to complete their new house. Whatever transpires the pension money has to keep coming in. Spain Drama/Comedy Unrated 112 min. Tickets are only available at City Hall Galleria after 6:45 pm on film nights. No presales. Show time is at 7:30pm. Theater doors open at 7:15pm Admission: $5.00 (plus $5.00 annual membership fee is not already a member)
More info:   [email protected]

What:  Port Moody Winter Farmers Market
When:  Sunday, January 13 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny:  The Port Moody Winter Farmers Market is held every second Sunday until April 21, 2013. It is a market bursting with fresh local produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and beautiful artisan crafts. There is a great line up of new vendors, offering a variety of prepared foods, produce, and craft items. Of course your favorites from the summer markets will be here as well. There is lots to explore and discover! Be sure to come by the market for some delicious lunch selections from participating food vendors.
More info:  604.318.8966

What:  Family Day at PdA
When:  Sunday, January 13 from 1:30-3:30pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Gather up the family and tour three new exhibitions: Edible Art, tapestry weaving by TWIGS & TAPIS group; Unruly Lines, acrylic on canvas by Ellen Bang; and Capturing the Vibrancy of Nature, multiple media by the Passionate Outdoor Painters. Then participate in a variety of all-ages, drop-in style art activities led by the exhibiting artists themselves. Don’t be intimidated by art – get engaged in it! Activities: Tapestry Weaving; Painting Inspired by Nature; Exploring your Visual Language with Ellen Bang; Social Fabric Tapestry Weaving.  Admission by donation.
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  Scouting: History in the Making
When:  Wednesday, January 16 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St.(map)
The skinny:  Join the 40th Baden Powell Guild for a variety of scouting activities in conjunction with the museum’s feature display “Scouting: History in the Making”. Retired scouters will be at the Museum to give hands-on demonstrations to visitors. Activities vary each month and will take place inside and outside the museum rain or shine. January 16th – Knots & Lashings.  Youth groups are welcome to visit during any of the programming dates. If your group is larger than 10 children, please contact us at [email protected]
More info:  604-939-1648

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