Events & Performance Listings

  1. Family Day at PdA for Culture Days

    Category: Visual Art

    Date: Oct 1, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Join us to celebrate Culture Days at our first Family Day at PdA of the 2017/18 season! View the galleries and participate in a variety of drop-in art activities based on the subject matter and mediums of the exhibitions.

    Registration opens July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Oct 1, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  2. Handmade in Canada Spin-in

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Oct 7, 2017, 1:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlan,

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    Join the fibre artists from the Coquitlam Weaver's Guild for a "spin-in" in celebration of our common heritage. The spin-in is part of a pop-up exhibition that runs October 1-7 during Place des Arts operating hours.

    All ages welcome!

    End Date: Oct 7, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  3. October Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Oct 13, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . .

    Drop by the free opening reception for four new shows: Evolution of Still Life in Spain, acrylics by Pepe Hidalgo; From Within: Expressions in Stone, stonework by Anthony Edwards; Annual Members Exhibition, photography by Photoclub Vancouver; Women in Colour, acrylics by Clarissa Argueta.

    All four exhibitions will be on display from October 13 - November 10, 2017.

    Thanks to our Exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: Oct 13, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  4. Episodes from the Life of Robert Schumann

    Category: Music

    Date: Oct 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Learn about the life of Robert Schumann through his music! Pianist Barry Tan, with guests Ben Goheen, Peter Ing and Will Chen, will perform three Schumann works from different periods in the composer’s life, while recounting fascinating episodes that are representative of each phase.

    Hear about Schumann’s love life with his wife, the great pianist Clara Schumann, and learn about his struggles coping with depression and mental illness while enjoying Fantasiestucke (Fantasy Pieces), Op.12 (Early Period), Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.47 (Middle Period) and Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op. 82 (Late Period).

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Oct 14, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST)

  5. Family Day at PdA! with Mr. I's Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Oct 29, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Join us at Place des Arts for our Halloween-themed Family Day. Start with a tour of three galleries, then dive into three exhibition-related art activities and create your own masterpiece!

    Finish up your day by joining us at 3pm for Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories concert (tickets $10/person), perfect for getting wee ones (and the rest of us) in the mood for haunting! Costumes welcome.

    Registration opens July 1, 2017

    Reserve your spot for Family Day and purchase tickets to Mr. I's concert
    online at brownpapertickets.com (use the drop-down menu to access both) | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Oct 29, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Family Day: Free | Mr. I concert: $10

  6. Christmas Boutique

    Category: All

    Date: Nov 12, 2017, 9:00 AM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Place des Arts’ Artisan Shop expands into a veritable Aladdin’s Cave filled with glittering treasures perfect for the holiday season. Drop by and browse in peace amidst beautiful, high quality handcrafted items made by artists in our own community.

    The Christmas Boutique runs from November 12 to December 22, 2017 and is open during regular operating hours.

    Join us for a festive opening reception in conjunction with the opening of our annual miniature exhibitions Positively Petite on Friday, November 17 at 7:00pm.

    End Date: Dec 22, 2017, 9:00 PM

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  7. Festive Opening Reception Positively Petite and Christmas Boutique

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Nov 17, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Drop by for a festive opening reception for our annual Christmas Boutique and our November/December exhibitions: The Positively Petite miniature exhibition; Canadian Colours, fibre arts by Judy Villett and We Love it Here: Three Cities, Two Worlds, photography by Kovan Photo Club.

    Get an early start on your holiday gift shopping at our Christmas Boutique featuring exquisite handcrafted artisan wares and the Positively Petite show featuring a wide array of lovely miniature artworks - all perfect for the art lover on your list!

    All three exhibitions will be on display until December 22.

    Thanks to our exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: Nov 17, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  8. Teen Day at PdA!

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Nov 19, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Gather up friends and/or family and drop by this exciting new event that is designed for teens by teens—the members of our 2017/18 Youth Arts Council.

    Immerse yourself in art as you tour our galleries and view three diverse exhibitions. Then explore your own artistic side in a variety of activities that are based on the subject matter and mediums of the shows and are specifically designed to engage teens ages 13 - 17.

    Registration opens July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

    End Date: Nov 19, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  9. Family Day at PdA! Lantern Making

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Nov 26, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    This November, come take in three new exhibitions of artwork, including July Villett's Canadian Colours, Kovan Photo Club's group show We Love it Here: Three Cities, Two Worlds and Positively Petite, our annual miniature exhibition. Meet some of the artists and drop in on art activities inspired by their exhibitions. Finally, create your very own lantern in preparation for our free annual celebration of light on December 3, A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays!

    Registration opens July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636.

    End Date: Nov 26, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  10. A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Dec 3, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Gather up family and friends and drop by for our annual A Lantern Affair, our Family Day for the Holidays! This multicultural celebration of light takes inspiration from the four main cultural groups in Coquitlam: European, Korean, Chinese and Iranian. Although their languages are very different, these cultures share a love of storytelling, and they all have traditional myths that focus on the magic of light.

    At this free, all-ages event, you'll make your own lanterns inspired by these cultures, and enjoy live theatre and music performances, a multi-cultural tea salon, heritage activities and more.

    Find out more about A Lantern Affair here

    End Date: Dec 3, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  11. pARTy@PdA! Festive Felting

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Dec 8, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Kick start the holiday season with this fun and crafty adult-only event! In a social and relaxed atmosphere, learn basic techniques of wet felting from our community engagement specialist and fibre artist Catherine Dumaine. Then create felted keepsakes or gifts while enjoying complimentary savory tidbits and, perhaps a glass of wine (cash bar)! Browse our Christmas Boutique and receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

    Thanks to our pARTy@PdA wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Dec 8, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $26/person or 2 for $42 (+ GST)

  12. January Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Jan 12, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . . Drop by the opening reception for three new shows: Colour: A Personal Response, acrylics and fibre arts by Lesley Turner and Sarah McLaren; Lyrical Expressions, acrylics by Jane Appleby; Balance, fibre arts by Mardell Rampton.

    Colour: A Personal Response and Lyrical Expressions will be on display from January 12 - February 10, 2018;

    Balance will be on display from January 12 - March 17, 2018

    Thanks to our exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: Jan 12, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  13. Family Day at PdA!

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Jan 21, 2018, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Welcome in the new year with a brand new Family Day! Join us and check out the exhibitions Lyrical Expressions by painter and teacher Jane Appleby, Balance by fibre artist Mardell Rampton and Colour: A Personal Response by collaborative artists Sarah McLaren and Lesley Turner. And when you’re done all that, join us for several drop-in art activities.

    Registration opens July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Jan 21, 2018, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  14. A Celebration of Robbie Burns Supper and Concert

    Category: Music

    Date: Jan 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Scottish-Inspired Supper: 6:00pm
    Rosie Carver and Blackthorn Concert: 7:30pm

    Back by popular demand for the sixth year, music faculty member Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a guest piper invite you to celebrate Scotland’s national bard, Robbie Burns! Blackthorn will feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs.

    Come for the concert at 7:30pm or come early at 6pm to enjoy a delicious Scottish-inspired supper and stay on for the concert. 

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    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Jan 27, 2018, 9:30 PM

    Admission: Supper and Concert $41; Concert Only: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST)

  15. pARTy@PdA: Night of the Arts

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Feb 2, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Inspire your heart with art - join us for our third annual Night of the Arts . . . for adults only! Take part in two innovative visual and/or performing art workshops of your choice led by professional teachers. In between workshops, enjoy complimentary tapas and, if you like, purchase a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage to go with it. This fun-filled, no stress evening of art is a great way to inspire your inner artist.

    Thanks to our pARTy@PdA wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Feb 2, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $26/person or 2 for $42 (+GST)

  16. February Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Feb 16, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . . Drop by the opening reception for two new exhibitions: A Mosaic of Our Past, multiple media presented by the Coquitlam Heritage Society and Port Town, mixed media by Lori Sokoluk.

    Both exhibitions will be on display from February 16 - March 17, 2018.

    Thanks to our exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: Feb 16, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  17. pARTy@PdA: Pottery, Pizza & Pinot

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Mar 2, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Take part in an exclusive, handbuilding pottery workshop with Place des Arts’ pottery teacher and department head Vin Arora. And that’s just the start of the fun! You will also ‘handbuild’ your very own Neapolitan-inspired, personal-sized pizza that will be fired in an actual pottery kiln. Complete the experience by pairing your pizza with a glass of pinot (blanc or noir) or, if you're a traditionalist, beer!

    Pizzas will be fired on brand new food-safe stones.

    Thanks to our pARTy@PdA wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Mar 2, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $26/person or 2 for $42 (+GST)

  18. Music from the Celtic Isles

    Category: Music

    Date: Mar 10, 2018, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Join harpist Rebecca Blair with flutist and singer Michelle Carlisle and fiddler Rosie Carver for a musical journey through Celtic lands and stories. Be it soulful songs or lively jigs, the Celtic trio Triskellion will get your heart singing and your toes tapping to the sounds of beautiful music from the Celtic Isles.

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Mar 10, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST)

  19. April Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Apr 6, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . . Drop by the opening reception for three new exhibitions: Colour is Life, ceramics by Shohreh Sachs, Contemplation of Forces, mixed media by Moira Calder and 20 Trees, 20 Ways, 20 Weeks, mixed media by Mark Bowen.

    All three exhibitions will be on display from March 29 - April 28, 2018.

    Thanks to our exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: Apr 6, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  20. Family Day at PdA! Featuring a Concert by Senior Music Students

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Apr 8, 2018, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    The rain may seem like a drag, but the trees love it! Celebrate the oncoming blooming season with 20 Trees, 20 Ways, 20 Weeks by photographer and multimedia artist Mark Bowen. Then view Contemplation of Forces by painter Moira Calder and Colour is Life by ceramic artist Sohreh Sachs. Then complete three art activities based on the exhibitions and attend our annual senior students concert, starting at 3pm.

    Registration opens July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Apr 8, 2018, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  21. L'Innovation! French Classics by Request

    Category: Music

    Date: Apr 21, 2018, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    At the turn of the 20th Century, France was the epicentre for musical innovation as artists sought to break away from the time-honoured traditions of the past. In this pursuit, composers discovered sounds that had never before been heard; Debussy went so far as to arrange the piano works of Satie for orchestra.

    Through a similar process, faculty members Barry Tan, Geeta Das and Stefan Nazarevich will present new and unique arrangements of the favourite French music that you choose through our survey process. For an added delight, the trio will premiere a new piece by Stefan Nazarevich himself.

    To vote (1 piece/set) fill out the survey that will go live via our home page between Sep 1 & Nov 19!

    SET 1: Gnossienne No. 1 or Gymnopedie No. 1 by E. Satie
    SET 2: Aprés un Rève by G. Fauré or Habanera from Carmen by G. Bizet
    SET 3: The Swan or The Tortoise from Carnival of the Animals by C. Saint-Saens

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Apr 21, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST)

  22. pARTy@PdA: Dance & Dine - Foxtrot Friday

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Apr 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Get dancing at Place des Arts in celebration of International Dance Day! This edition of Dance & Dine is all about the Foxtrot! Learn how to do this smooth, expressive dance style in a workshop led by professional ballroom and Latin dance expert Oksana Latynina. Then come together with the other dancers and tempt your taste buds with a complimentary tapas buffet. The dance floor will be open throughout the evening so you can try out your newly acquired skills.

    Come dressed to impress and receive a complimentary glass of wine!

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Apr 27, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $26/person or 2 for $42 (+GST)

  23. May Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: May 4, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine . . . . Drop by the opening reception for three new exhibitions: The Beauty of Korean, ceramics by Clay for You, Artificial Flare, photography by Candice Okada and Whispering through Concrete, oils and mixed media by P. Thomas Wood.

    All three exhibitions will be on display from May 4 - June 2, 2018.

    Thanks to our exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: May 4, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  24. pARTy@PdA: Blooms & Bubbly

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: May 11, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    In a social and relaxed environment, create your own beautiful table-top floral art from fresh flowers and learn about floral arranging from award-winning floral designer Louisa Lam. Your arrangement will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or you can use your new skills for the summer wedding season or to artfully display the blooms in your garden. Enjoy complimentary tapas and sip a glass of bubbly (sparkling wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage) while you design, snip and arrange. Please bring your own pruning shears and wire cutters.

    Please note, there is an additional supply fee for this event:
    $50/person covers flowers and supplies for your take-home bouquet.

    Tickets available starting July 1, 2017online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: May 11, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $26/person or 2 for $42 + $50 supply fee (+GST)

  25. Scholarship Awards Gala

    Category: Student Concert

    Date: May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    In celebration of the 2018 scholarship winners, Place des Arts presents our annual Awards Gala. Performances by award winners and special guests will precede the awards ceremony. All are welcome to attend this free event; space is limited, so please call 604.664.1636 to reserve.

    End Date: May 12, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  26. Art After Dark! A Night of the Arts for Teens

    Category: Community Event

    Date: May 26, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Place des Arts' Youth Arts Council invites teens ages 13 to 17 to a free night of the arts! Take part in your choice of two innovative art workshops led by professional teachers, then come together at the end of the night for a performance jam! Workshops include hip hop dance, spoken word, clay handbuilding, theatre, and paper mask making. Admission is free; Choose your block and register online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

    Event Schedule:

    7:00-7:30pm - Ice Breaker Activity (all attendees)
    7:30- 9:20pm - Workshops (activities TBA spring 2018)
    9:30-10:00pm - Performance Jam (all attendees)

    End Date: May 26, 2018, 10:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  27. Student and Teacher Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Jun 8, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Come and help us celebrate the artistic achievements of our students, teachers and staff!
    Join us for the opening reception of our annual APEx Student exhibition, Images and Ideas, the annual show by Art Enhancement students and Art Feats, our annual teacher and staff show.

    All three exhibitions run from June 8 - 29, 2018

    Thank you to our exhibitions wine sponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

    End Date: Jun 8, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free