10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this February

Feb 4 2020, 1:00 pm

New events for the new month! Here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this month! Forever Plaid, Black History Month, and more.

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

Musical Mornings: The Red Violin

What: Acclaimed pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann hosts Musical Mornings at Evergreen Cultural Centre. This month’s show is The Red Violin with violinist Jasper Wood.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: Coffee Reception 10 am, show 10:30 am
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Love Bugs – A Valentine’s Day Event

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What: Place Maillardville Community Centre host an afternoon of Valentine’s Day-themed activities including crafts, games, card-making and more. Ideal for kids nine and under, and this is a parent participation program.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Place Maillardville Community Centre — 1200 Cartier Avenue, Coquitlam
Price: $7 per child

Vancouver Jewish Book Festival – A Sense of Place

What: As part of the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival, writer, critic and teacher Norman Ravvin reads from his latest book, The Girl Who Stole Everything, at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Burquest Jewish Community Centre – 2860 Dewdney Trunk Road, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Forever Plaid

What: First Impressions Theatre presents Forever Plaid, the hit musical written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross. A quartet of male singers takes a detour to heaven on the way to their first big concert. They posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this comedic musical celebration of the 50s.

When: February 11 to 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm (matinee performance at 3 pm on February 15)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Black History Month Family Day

What: Mackin House celebrates African culture in Canada with a Family Day weekend event. Enjoy food, live performances, interactive drum circle, crafts, and a presentation by the African Descent Society of BC.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Mackin House – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: By Donation

Westminster Savings Family Day

What: Westminster Savings Family Days invites visitors to tour the exhibition in the Art Gallery at Evergreen and participate in a variety of activities led by Art Gallery staff. On February 15, attendees can take part in Alter Ego Self-Portraits, and on March 21, they can experiment with Illuminated Sketchbooks. There will also be gallery tours at 2:30 pm (English) and 3:30 pm (Korean).

When: February 15, March 21, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Art Gallery at Evergreen – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Family Day at PdA

What: Place des Arts’ hosts a Family Day weekend event featuring a variety of drop-in-style art activities for all ages. Attendees can also check out the three new art exhibitions: Blind Contour Homage Series by Marlene Lowden, The Human Landscape by Suite E Life Drawing Society and The Endless Braid by Clarissa Banos.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, Free

Heritage Week 2020 – Bringing the Past into the Future: The Saving of Melissa Park Lodge

What: Port Coquitlam’s Community Integration Services Society in collaboration with PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives and the City of PoCo hosts a tour of Melissa Park Lodge as part of Heritage Week 2020. Attendees will learn how the historic building was restored.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Melissa Park Lodge — 2175 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Register: Online, Free

Himalayan Life

What: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival presents a screening of Himalayan Life at Inlet Theatre. Learn about the people, culture and life of the highest mountains.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online

The 80’s Club

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What: Take a trip back to the 80’s with performances by A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, and Spoons at the Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver — 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online