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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in October

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Daniel Chai Oct 05, 2017 1:00 pm 458

October has arrived in the Tri-Cities, which means there are many fresh and fun events to enjoy, including comedy, Halloween, and more.

Here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this month. For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Episodes from the Life of Robert Schumann

  • What: Learn about the life of Robert Schumann through his music. Pianist Barry Tan, with guests Ben Goheen, Peter Ing and Will Chen, will perform three Schumann works from different periods in the composer’s life, while recounting fascinating episodes that are representative of each phase.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16

Sarah and Michael Explore Port Coquitlam – Book Launch

  • What: PoCo Heritage has collaborated with Art Focus, Friends of Leigh Square, and various local writers and artists to create a children’s history book.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Terry Fox Library – 2470 Mary Hill Rd, Port Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

Girls Night Out

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  • What: The Port Moody Arts Centre annual Girls Night Out is a night of comedy by women for women. Featuring stand-up comedian Erica Sigurdson and friends, with proceeds supporting arts and music programming and gallery initiatives at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, $42.50-$47.50

Halloween Howl Haunted House

  • What: The Hyde Away Youth Centre and youth of Port Coquitlam present a spooky Haunted House at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.
  • When: October 21
  • Time: 3 to 5 pm
  • Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre – 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Regular

Demystifying Mushrooms

  • What: ​​Learn to identify common mushrooms without harvesting them, and investigate fungi’s role as the underground interconnected “world wood web”.  A 30 minute indoor slideshow is followed by a slow trail walk. ​Ages 15+.
  • When: October 21
  • Time: Registration at 8 am, Event starts at 10 am
  • Where:  Minnekhada Regional Park
  • Registration: $8 per adult, $4.25 per youth/adult 65+. Registration required – 604-432-6359. Barcode 7069.

Star Wars Reads Day

Image: Walt Disney Studios

  • What: Experience Star Wars in the library with crafts, Jedi Training Academy, contests, prizes and more. There will be fun activities for every age – from Padawans to Jedi Masters.
  • When: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: 2 to 3 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Public Library – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Price: Free

Mom’s The Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

  • What: From the creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour.
  • When: October 24 to 29
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$42

An Evening at the Museum

  • What: A special evening at PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives, with tours of the Terry Fox – “Running to the Heart of Canada” exhibit.
  • When: October 26
  • Time:  7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam

Youth Franken-Fest

  • What: A Halloween party at Westhill Youth Centre, featuring a costume contest, pumpkin carving, haunted house, pizza, games, movie, prizes and more. For grades 6 to 12.
  • When: October 28
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Westhill Youth Centre – 203 Westhill Place, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Family Day at Place des Arts

  • What: Tour four exhibitions by local artists, then dive into four exhibition-related art activities and create your own masterpieces. Finish up your day with Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories Concert.
  • When: October 29
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, BC
  • Price: Free for art activities, concert $10

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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