Friday, Feb. 21
Traditional music and dance from Ghana, in west Africa, will be performed by Adanu Habobo at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. as part of the facility’s variety series. For tickets, call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
ALL THAT JAZZ
River’s Edge Theatre at Riverside secondary (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) presents its winter musical, Chicago, at the high school tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as well as Feb. 26 to 28. Go to brownpapertickets.com. Tickets at $13 can also be purchased at the door.
Trilojay — aka Jay Leonard Juatco, Jay Esplana and Jason Nickel — heat up the Asylum Sound Stage in the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Visit hardrockcasinovancouver.com.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Confidential documents that are no longer needed can be disposed of at The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library shred-a-thon, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). No plastics, photographs or negatives are allowed. The suggested minimum donation is $5 per box, with proceeds supporting the library’s two branches. Visit coqlibrary.ca.
Make Victory garden chowder, salmon fondue, baked corn, and tomato, rhubarb and apple crisp at Coquitlam Heritage’s Cooking with Less: WWII Home Front Recipes, from noon to 3 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Registration is $30 per person. Visit coquitlamheritage.ca.
Kick off the BC SPCA’s Treat Week by visiting its Tri-Cities Education and Adoption Centre (1-2565 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Call 604-468-4044 or visit spca.bc.ca/ways-to-help/events-fundraisers.
POCO ‘F’ WORDS
Learn about Port Coquitlam’s past — in particular, it’s crippling flu, fire, flood and financial fears at the municipal hall — at PoCo Heritage’s new exhibit, titled Port Coquitlam’s F Words. The grand opening at the museum in The Outlet at Leigh Square (150-2248 McAllister Ave., next to PoCo city hall) is from 1 to 3 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Visit pocoheritage.org.
Practise your chess skills and meet other amateur players for games at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St.) from 2 p.m. Chess sets will be provided. Visit coqlibrary.ca.
Families can tour Coquitlam’s Minnekhada regional park to learn about owls and other night creatures. Kids must be at least 8 years old and be accompanied by an adult. The cost for the Metro Vancouver program is $8.50/$4.50. Meet at the Quarry Lodge parking lot. Register via metrovancouver.org (barcode 5087).
INFINITY & BEYOND
Musicians with the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble head into outer space with a show at their home, the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), at 8 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sunday, Feb. 23
Volunteers are sought by the Burke Mountain Naturalists for nest box cleaning and maintenance at Minnekhada regional park, from 10 a.m. to noon. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. To lend a hand, register via email: email@example.com.
Check out what farmers and vendors are producing and selling at the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit makebakegrow.com.
Celebrate Heritage Day at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) where, from noon to 3:30 p.m., you can walk through the 1908 train station and learn about the city’s history. There will be hand car rides, music and a new exhibition to see. No cost for admission. Visit portmoodymuseum.org.
Music students at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) will show their talent at a free recital from 3 to 5 p.m.; a social is afterward. Visit placedesarts.ca.
Composer, banjoist, producer and educator Jayme Stone creates experimental soundscapes in a concert at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. as part of the TD music series. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.