Weekend: Whisky tasting, neon skate night and Shrek Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2020.

Weekend: Whisky tasting, neon skate night and Shrek Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2020.

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Friday, Jan. 31

Follow Alma as she navigates her way out of a petty crime, in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters. It runs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Sara Graham, the resident artist with the city of Port Moody, hosts Starry Night, a shadow-based art project where participants can imagine the municipality as a magical ice city and create a wintery scene out of paper for a group installation. The drop-in workshop at the Heritage Mountain community centre (200 Panorama Pl., Port Moody) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. No registration is required. Visit portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4760 for more details.

It’s movie night at PoCo Heritage, where the museum will roll a flick — and offer popcorn to participants — for free. Bring a pillow, blanket or chair for the screening that starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit pocoheritage.org.

Coquitlam Express meets the Langley Rivermen on home ice for a hockey game at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.

Students in Treehouse Theatre at Pinetree secondary (3000 Pinewood Ave., Coquitlam) perform the Disney show Freaky Friday at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Zelda Coertze and music by Marcia Carmichael and her student orchestra. Tickets at $15 can be bought at the door or school. Call 604-464-2513.

Sample whisky at a Rotary Club of Coquitlam fundraiser, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic Parish (821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam). The educational tasting also includes an auction, 50/50 draw and snacks. Visit eventbrite.ca or call 604-931-7211.

Barracuda — made up of Donna Caruk, Layla Vaugeois, Kevin Stuart Swain, Curtis Leippi and Ray Roper — hits the Asylum Sound Stage at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 9:30 p.m. to sing Heart covers. Visit hardrockcasinovancouver.com.

Youth ages 11 to 18 can drop by the Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a late night skate with neon lights, from 10:15 to 11:15 p.m. Admission at $3 includes rentals. Sign in starts at 9:45 p.m. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/recreation.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Linden Carroll is back at Chapters (2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) to sign copies of her novel Full Circle, from 1 to 3 p.m. The British native will also discuss her previous historical fictional work Olive. Call the store at 604-464-2558.

Author Lindsay Wong returns to her Coquitlam roots to read and discuss her award-winning book, The Woo Woo, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 136 at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way). Register via coqlibrary.ca.

Children ages 9 to 13 can figure out how to code a Lego EV3 Mindstorm robot — and watch it drive around the room — at the Terry Fox Library in the Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 2 to 4 p.m. Sign up for the free event through fvrl.bc.ca.

Glide on the ice at Arena 3 in the new Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) during a public skate from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Regular admission and rental rates apply. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.

Meet amateur chess players — of all ages and skills — at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St.) for some free games, between 2 to 4:30 p.m. Visit coqlibrary.ca.

Olympian runner Leah Pells, a School District 43 counsellor, will be one of the featured presenters at the annual Wine, Women and Sport — a fundraiser for the Centennial secondary senior girls soccer team. The event takes place at the school (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 7 to 10 p.m. and includes talks from Olympian and sports reporter Karin Larsen, physical performance coach Carmen Bott and Abreast in a Boat paddler and coach Deb Middleton. For tickets at $50, visit winewomensport2020@eventbrite.ca.

Check out the Port Moody Panthers as they face the Ridge Meadows Flames in a PJHL game at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) at 7:45 p.m. Visit pjhl.net.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Learn how to prevent burns during National Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 2 to 8, through the Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services: portcoquitlam.ca/burn. Kids ages six to 12 — the biggest group at risk for burns — can take quizzes and make a poster in a contest via burnfund.org for a chance to win prizes and money for their elementary school.

Tour the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.), and stock up on coffee and fresh veggies. Visit makebakegrow.com.

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