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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this April

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Daniel Chai Mar 29, 2019 12:00 pm 304

April is here and so are fun events around the Tri-Cities! Here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this month. Blindside, LaLas Burlesque, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Bernstein, Beach and Beyond – American Classical Music

What: Join Place des Arts vocal teacher and soprano Lambroula Pappas with pianist Matthew Ma for their tribute to American Classical music – an evening of beautiful music from the American Songbook. This concert will feature songs and cycles by composers such as Amy Beach, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copeland, and arias from the operas Porgy and Bess, Susannah, The Ballad of Baby Doe and more.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, $16-$21

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Blindside

What: A story by Stephanie Morin-Robert about living with one eye. Having lost her eye to retinoblastoma, Morin-Robert never plays the story for pity. She shares stories of horrific embarrassment, but plays them for laughs. She appreciates the humour in the absurdity and allows the audience to feel comfortable in sharing that experience.

When: Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm (3 pm matinee on Saturday)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – Studio Theatre 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

The Lalas Burlesque Show

What: The Lalas was created by celebrity choreographer Erin Lamont and features beauty, brains, bustiers and music. Every performance is uniquely choreographed and no two are alike.

When: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Laughing Matters 4.0

What: A comedy fundraiser for the Gaby Davis Foundation. Featuring headliner Mayce Galoni with guests Myles Anderson and Jacob Samuel. Emceed by John Cullen

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 6 to 10:30 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $40

Hyde Creek Watershed 13th Annual Fish Release & Open House

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What: Help the Hyde Creek Watershed Society members release thousands of salmon into Hyde Creek. Members have spent 18 months raising coho from eggs through to fry and smolt stages and these coho are now ready to travel to the ocean. While you’re at the hatchery, visit the Education Centre and have a tour with one of the volunteer members. Exhibits and crafts are part of the day, along with a fundraising hot dog BBQ.

Parking is available at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on Laurier Avenue. It’s a short walk west along the Poco Trail to the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Hyde Creek Watershed Education Centre & Hatchery – 3636 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Earth Day in Port Moody

What: Port Moody is full of Earth Day events on Sunday, April 14. Head out on a bird walk with the Burke Mountain Naturalists, participate in Portrait of a City, help plant Port Moody’s Canada 150 eco-sculpture and enjoy earth-friendly crafts, activities, and more. Plus enjoy a curated selection of Earth-inspired art by the Port Moody Art Association from April 14 to 18 in the Galleria.

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm (Various start times for different activities)
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Bats at Night

What: Check out local habitat and watch for bats with the Burke Mountain Naturalists.

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rocky Point Spray Park – 2800-block Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Greg Kennedy: Innovative Juggler

What: After spending five years with Cirque du Soleil’s Totem, performing over 1500 shows in 25 cities for more than 3 million people, Greg Kennedy brings his craft to Coquitlam. He has a long and adventurous career as a juggler – from winning the Gold medal at the International Jugglers’ Association Championships, to performing on five different continents, he’s been featured on the cover of Juggle magazine, appeared on the Tonight Show, and received over two million views on YouTube.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – Studio Theatre 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Kickin’ It Country

What: Enjoy a delicious variety of food and drink, an auction, and the company of fellow supporters of community philanthropy. In support of the Coquitlam Foundation.

When: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: All Saints Parish -821 Fairfax St. , Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, $50

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival

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What: Featuring 28 handpicked food trucks from the Greater Vancouver Area, live music, artisan market, children activities and more. Get your eat on!

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Inlet Park – 3000 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

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