Local music teacher, children's entertainer and Place des Arts' faculty member Mr. I will get kids and parents alike in the mood for Halloween with his annual Halloween concert, Mr. I's Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories, on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Geared towards kids aged two and up, the show will feature costumes galore and an emphasis on audience participation.
Tickets for the show, which runs from 2 to 3 p.m., cost $7 and can be purchased by calling 604-6641636, online at www.placedesarts. ca, or in person at 1120 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam.
COMMUNITY ART SHOW THIS WEEKEND IN POCO
Port Coquitlam's Saint Catherine's Anglican Church and the Art Focus Artists' Association will band together for a community art show this Saturday, Oct. 20.
The show's kickoff will be preceded by a wine and cheese preview tonight (Friday) from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday's show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 2211 Prairie Ave. (the site of Trinity United Church) and will include featured artists Mary Chizik-Barker and Louise Harwood-Lynn.
With more than two decades of experience to her credit, Harwood-Lynn's specialties include water colour, acrylic and encaustic (hot wax).
A PoCo native, Chizik-Barker is a sculptor with three years of experience who formerly dabbled in sketching.
Tonight's wine and cheese preview costs $15 and includes refreshments and a glass of wine. Admission to the Saturday showing is free.
For more information, call the church office at 604-942-9812.
PLACE DES ARTS EXTENDS SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Artists wanting to take part in Place des Arts' Positively Petite exhibit have been given a bit of a reprieve, but the clock is ticking.
The Maillardville-based arts centre has extended its call for submissions for artists wanting to take part in the annual miniatures exhibition, and those artists now have until Sunday, Oct. 21 to get their submissions in.
Works in any media are eligible for entry and may be two-or three-dimensional.
All works at the show will be for sale, and artists set prices for their works.
Place des Arts will retain 30 per cent of the retail price.
The show runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 21.
Interested artists are asked to visit www.placedesarts.ca and follow the "Galleries and Shop" and "How to Exhibit" links for submission guidelines, size restrictions and to download the entry form and artist identification cards.
For more information, call Place des Arts' exhibitions programmer Michelle Chan at 604664-1636, Ext 32.
VIOLINIST COVERS THE MASTERS
Acclaimed Coquitlam violinist Jonathan J. Lee will dust off the classics from Beethoven, Chausson and Debussy for a Tuesday, Oct. 30 performance at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
Slated for 7: 30 p.m., the show will also include Sergei Saratovsky on piano.
Born in Korea in 1987, Lee took to the violin at the age of six and won his first big-ticket competition - the National Violin Competitions of Korea - before he was a teenager.
By the age of 12, he had re-located to Germany to study at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, where he later graduated at the age of 16 with a degree in instrumental performance.
Since that time, he's gone on to perform all across Europe and Asia, and moved to the Greater Vancouver area in 2010.
Lee currently serves as the director of the not-for-profit classical music society Prime Music Chamber Music Society, which is based in Coquitlam.
Tickets for Lee's performance range in price between $15 and $25 and can be purchased by calling 778-231-1602 or 604-917-0235, or online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.