Events & Performance Listings

  1. September Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Sep 7, 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 free opening reception for three new shows: Exploring Form in Paint and Clay, painting and clayworks by Dorothy Doherty; The Forgotten City, mixed media by Jay Lyonns; special exhibition by SD43 Art Teachers, multiple mediums.

    All three exhibitions will be on display from September 7 - October 6, 2018

    End Date: Sep 7, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  2. pARTy@PdA: PAWcasso! Paint with your Pooch

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Sep 8, 2018, 11:00 AM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Create a painted masterpiece . . . with your dog! Grab your pooch and join us for an outdoor painting adventure. First your dog will paint with a painted paws technique and then, with guidance by dog-lover and artist Ruth Hoyem, finish your masterpiece by skillfully blending your brush strokes with your dog’s paw painting to create your own abstract or personalized work of art. Canvases, non-toxic paints and light refreshments for both humans and canines will be provided. Need something a bit more “inspirational”? Purchase a mimosa or glass of wine from the bar!

    One dog per human participant; all dogs must be up-to-date with vaccinations and leashed at all times—no retractable leashes, please.

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    End Date: Sep 8, 2018, 1:00 PM

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

  3. The Fabric of Our Lives: Pop-up Fibre Arts Exhibition

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Sep 30, 2018, 9:00 AM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlan,

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    Celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week with the Coquitlam Weavers Guild during a pop-up exhibition featuring weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing and basketry knitting. Join the fibre artists from the Guild during Family Day at PdA on Sunday, September 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm and at the Spin-in & Have a Go on Saturday, October 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Free Admission

    End Date: Oct 6, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  4. Family Day at PdA for Culture Days

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Sep 30, 2018, 2:00 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 2018/19 season! View the galleries and participate in a variety of drop-in art activities based on the subject matter and mediums of the exhibitions.

    Free Admission | Register now

    End Date: Sep 30, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  5. October Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Oct 12, 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 free opening reception for three new shows: Botanical Reflections, fibre arts by Fibre Art Network; Up There! watercolour Paintings by Enda Bardell; 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Beautiful Moment, photography by KOVAN Photo Club.

    All three exhibitions will be on display from October 12 - November 10, 2018.

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

    Admission: Free

  6. The Music of War: 100th Anniversary Commemoration

    Category: Music

    Date: Oct 13, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    This fall marks the 100th year since the end of the WWI. In this concert, pianist Maria Jung and guests commemorate this meaningful anniversary through voice, clarinet and piano.

    With music and poetry touched by war, the musicians will showcase composers and poets who were involved in, or inspired by, the events of the War to End all Wars. Enjoy works by Britten, McCabe, Debussy, Vaughan-Williams, Ivor Gurney as well as a few memorable tunes that were popular during wartime.

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    End Date: Oct 13, 2018, 9:00 PM

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

  7. Mr. I's Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories Concert

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Oct 28, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Mr. I’s popular annual Halloween concert Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories will enchant youngsters and their parents alike. Costumes are welcome and audience participation is encouraged. Everyone will go home in the mood for haunting when the big day arrives!

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    End Date: Oct 28, 2018, 3:30 PM

    Admission: $10/person

  8. Family Day at PdA!

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Nov 4, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or mediums of the exhibitions.

    Free Admission | Register now!

    End Date: Nov 4, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  9. Festive Opening Reception Positively Petite and Christmas Boutique

    Category: Exhibition Opening Reception

    Date: Nov 16, 2018, 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; Uprooted - A Journey of Self-Discovery, ink painting by SWTC (Suchen Wu and Teresa Chow); and Motion, acrylics on paper by Zhanna Shomakhova.

    Get an early start on your holiday gift shopping at our Christmas Boutique featuring exquisite handcrafted artisan wares and the Positively Petite show exhibiting 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 19, and the Christmas Boutique runs through December 20.

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

    Admission: Free

  10. Teen Day

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Nov 25, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Are you 13 to 17 years old? The members of our Youth Arts Council invite you to immerse yourself in art! 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 exhibitions and are specifically designed to engage teens.

    Free admission | Register now!

    End Date: Nov 25, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  11. pARTy@PdA! Festive Felting

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Dec 7, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Get a kick start on the holiday celebrations with this fun and crafty 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 your own felted keepsakes or gifts while enjoying complimentary sweet and savory tidbits and, perhaps, a glass of wine (cash bar). With the knowledge you gain, you can continue making felted items at home!

    Browse our Christmas Boutique while you’re here and receive a 10% discount on your purchases of locally handcrafted artisan wares.

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    End Date: Dec 7, 2018, 9:00 PM

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

  12. A Celebration of Robbie Burns Buffet and Concert

    Category: Music

    Date: Jan 19, 2019, 5:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Join us in our annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns! Fiddler and faculty member Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems. Heart-wrenching airs and ballads, songs with rousing choruses and lively jigs and reels are brought to life with Blackthorn’s luscious harmonies and complex instrumentation.

    The musical celebrations start at 7:00pm or come early at 5:30pm and enjoy a delicious small plates buffet before the show. A piping-in of the Haggis, followed by a recitation of Burns’ Address to a Haggis, round out the long-standing traditions that are a must at any Robbie Burn’s birthday celebration.

    Haggis will be served at intermission for those who feel inclined to indulge in such fine Scottish fare!

    Rosie Carver and Blackthorn Concert: 7:00pm
    Small Plates Buffet: 5:30pm

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    Supper and Concert: $41 (+GST)
    Concert only: Adults $21 | Students $16 (+GST)

    End Date: Jan 19, 2019, 9:30 PM

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

  13. Family Day at PdA!

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Jan 20, 2019, 2:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or mediums of the exhibitions. 

    Free Admission | Register now!

    End Date: Jan 20, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  14. pARTy@PdA: Books with Burgundy

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Feb 1, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Learn to make your own book with artist Dawn Livera. Using traditional and some unconventional techniques, Dawn will inspire you to explore your creativity and make each book a personal artistic statement. Enjoy complimentary sweet and savory tidbits and, perhaps, purchase a glass of Burgundy to help get your creative juices flowing. With the knowledge you gain, you can continue making your very own books at home!

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    End Date: Feb 1, 2019, 9:00 PM

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

  15. Family Day at PdA!

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Feb 17, 2019, 2:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or mediums of the exhibitions. 

    Free admission | Register now!

    End Date: Feb 17, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  16. pARTy@PdA: Pottery, Pizza & Pinot

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Mar 1, 2019, 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! Art supplies and pizza ingredients included | cash bar.

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

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    End Date: Mar 1, 2019, 9:00 PM

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

  17. Bernstein, Beach and Beyond

    Category: Music

    Date: Apr 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Join Place des Arts faculty member Lambroula Pappas (Soprano) and guest Matthew Ma (piano) for their tribute to American Classical music - an evening of delightful pieces from the American Songbook. This concert will feature songs and cycles by Amy Beach, Samuel Barber, John Duke and arias from the operas Porgy and Bess, Susannah, The Ballad of Baby Doe and many more.

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    End Date: Apr 6, 2019, 9:00 PM

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

  18. pARTy@PdA: Perspective and Prosecco

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: Apr 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Looking for a little perspective? Join this fun visual arts pARTy and find some with multi-talented artist Rebecca Blair! Rebecca will teach the basics of drawing 3D buildings using the techniques first developed by the Renaissance masters. You’ll learn the concepts of one-, two- and even three-point perspective while enjoying a glass of bubbly prosecco from the bar and complimentary Italian-inspired tidbits. After this pARTy, you’ll never look at buildings the same way again!

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    End Date: Apr 26, 2019, 9:00 PM

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

  19. pARTy@PdA: Palette . . . eat, paint, create!

    Category: Adult-only Event

    Date: May 10, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coqutilam, CANADA

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    Palette . . . eat, paint, create is an evening to inspire the artist in everyone! In the comfortable setting of Place des Arts’ Leonore Peyton Salon, yummy complimentary appetizers and a glass of wine will get you primed to unleash your inner artist. In a social and relaxed environment, come have some fun with paint and get creative! Art supplies and food included | cash bar.

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    End Date: May 10, 2019, 9:00 PM

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

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

    Category: Community Event

    Date: May 25, 2019, 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. Come and explore your artistic and creative interests through a variety of casual arts activities. In addition to making art, hang out and enjoy other fun experiences, snacks and music. Art After Dark is an awesome way to spend a Saturday night chilling with your squad!

    Free admission | Register now!

    End Date: May 25, 2019, 9:00 PM

    Admission: Free