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

ARTS CLUB
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.

SHADOW CITY
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.

MUSEUM MOVIE
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.

PUCK DROP
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.

DISNEY MUSICAL
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.

CALEDONIA NIGHT
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.

HEART TRIBUTE
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.

NEON NIGHT
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

MEET THE AUTHOR
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.

THE WOO WOO
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.

LEGO ROBOT
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.

PUBLIC SKATE
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.

CHECK MATE
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.

WOMEN IN SPORT
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.

MORE ICE TIME
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

NO BURNS
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.

TO MARKET
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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