Events & Performance Listings

  1. Place des Arts Open House

    Category: Open House

    Date: Sep 10, 2016, 2:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Discover your inner artist!

    Our annual Place des Arts Open House is an informative, entertaining way for the whole family to find out about all the classes and programs available at Place des Arts. Meet some of our fabulous teachers, watch class demos, enjoy live performances by students and teachers. Participate in our Passport to the Arts activity for a chance to win great door prizes. Register for a class during the open house and receive up to $10 off your registration fee (1 per family).

    Register to reserve your spot (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Sep 10, 2016, 4:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  2. Just for Adults! N.O.T.A. a night of the arts

    Category: Visual Art

    Date: Oct 1, 2016, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Are you 19 or older? Then you’re invited to our second annual adults-only night of the arts! Take part in two innovative art workshops of your choice led by skilled Place des Arts teachers. In between workshops, enjoy complimentary tapas. Cash wine bar.

    This fun-filled, no stress evening of art is part of Culture Days.

    Register to reserve your spot (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

    End Date: Oct 1, 2016, 10:00 PM

    Admission: Free

  3. Faculty Performance: Guitar and Violin - A Concert for Autumn

    Category: Music

    Date: Oct 15, 2016, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Welcome the fall season with faculty members Anne Stride (violin) and Frank Bond (guitar) as they perform various contemporary light classics. Enjoy the music of Bach, Kreisler, Jobim and Chick Corea, among others. Prepare to be mesmerised by the beautiful harmonies of the guitar and violin.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636 ext. 0

    End Date: Oct 15, 2016, 9:00 PM

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

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

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Oct 30, 2016, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Join us at Place des Arts for our first Family Day at PdA! of the 2016/17 season. Start with a tour of three exhibitions: Time with Past by Nino Dobrosavljevic, Inside/Outward by Peter Kohut and Capture Coquitlam, a community exhibition in celebration of Coquitlam’s 125th anniversary.

    Then dive into three exhibition-related art activities and create your own masterpiece! Finish up your day by joining us at 2pm 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!

    Art Activities

    Make a cubism paper mask using various drawing materials;

    Colour your own paper salmon to decorate the Place des Arts walls;

    Create a door snake using socks and spare fabric scraps as part of Energy Awareness month.

    Reserve your spot for Family Day and purchase tickets to Mr. I's concert (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com (use the drop-down menu to access both) | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Oct 30, 2016, 3:30 PM

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

  5. Teen Day at PdA!

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Nov 20, 2016, 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 2016/17 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 exhibitions and are specifically designed to engage teens ages 13 - 17.

    Register to reserve your spot (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

    End Date: Nov 20, 2016, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free Admission

  6. Faculty Performance: Beckett . . . Bits and Bytes

    Category: Theatre Arts

    Date: Nov 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Krapp’s Last Tape is the outrageous title of an outrageous play. Imagine! A feeble, nearly blind and deaf, solitary and half-drunk man, crouching in a squalid room, subsisting on bananas and playing to himself old tape recordings of his own voice. Is this theatre? Yes, it is Beckett!

    Vancouver actor and Place des Arts film making instructor Peter Grasso will bring to life the words of playwright Samuel Beckett in Krapp’s Last Tape. The evening will also feature Beckett’s early work, Breath.

    Directed by Michael Fera

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Nov 26, 2016, 9:00 PM

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

  7. Family Day at PdA! Lantern Making

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Nov 27, 2016, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    This November, come take in three new exhibitions of artwork, including Sandrine Pelissier’s Ethereal Landscapes, Leora Gesser’s Boundaries and Positively Petite, our annual miniature exhibition. Meet some of the artists and drop in on two art activities inspired by their exhibitions. Finally, create your very own lantern in preparation for our free annual celebration of light on December 4: A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays!

    Art Activities

    Using Sandrine Pelissier’s art as inspiration, make a collaborative, miniature sculptural forest from recycled paper rolls and paints;

    Use mini-canvases to make your own tiny artwork like those in Positively Petite;

    Craft a lantern using recycled bottles and various art mediums in preparation for A Lantern Affair.

    Register to reserve your spot (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

    End Date: Nov 28, 2016, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

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

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Dec 4, 2016, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Each year we invite you to gather up family and friends and drop by Carré Heritage Square for our annual A Lantern Affair celebration. This year, it is part of our Family Day at PdA series as Our Family Day for the Holidays, and it will be a true multicultural celebration of light, with inspiration taken from four of the main cultural groups that populate Coquitlam: English, Korean, Farsi and Mandarin.

    Find out more about A Lantern Affair here

    End Date: Dec 4, 2016, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  9. Just for Adults! Festive Felting

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Dec 16, 2016, 6:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Kick start the holiday season with this fun and crafty adult 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. Browse our Christmas Boutique and receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Dec 16, 2016, 8:00 PM

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

  10. Salon Speaker Series: Dr. Rick Dorfer

    Category: Speaker Series

    Date: Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Rick explores the concept of ‘inspiration’ and how it weaves through his multi-faceted career as a musician. A violinist with the Vancouver Opera and conductor with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, Rick also maintains a large violin studio and is regularly invited to adjudicate festivals and give master classes.

    As a music arranger, Rick uses music to captivate the imagination and encourage creativity in young musicians. This thought provoking evening will include audience participation.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636 ext. 0

    End Date: Jan 20, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $8 (+GST)

  11. Family Day at PdA! Notes in Music

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Jan 22, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Come down for the first Family Day at PdA! of the new year and tour Frederik Popowich’s exhibition Collision, Bob Leier’s Wood Spirits and Divine Lights by the artist group Hfour. Then participate in a variety of all-ages, drop-in style art activities related to the exhibitions. You’ll also have a chance to participate in Notes in Painting, an activity that involves painting along to a live music performed by Place des Arts students.

    Art Activities

    Inspired by Bob Leier’s symmetrical photography, make your own Rorschach blots using ink and paper;

    Design a faux stained glass window using coloured transparencies, inspired by those exhibited by Hfour;

    Let the music move you as your paint your own masterpiece.

    Register to reserve your spot (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636. 

    End Date: Jan 22, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  12. A Celebration of Robbie Burns Supper and Concert

    Category: Music

    Date: Jan 28, 2017, 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 fifth 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. 

    Find out more

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636 ext. 0

    End Date: Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

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

  13. Faculty Performance: Tales of Love - A Journey through Time

    Category: Music

    Date: Feb 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Join Lambroula Pappas and Caelestra for a Valentine’s concert that will take you on a musical journey through the ages of love. From courtly Renaissance love songs and ballads of romance on the high seas, to lively folk tunes from Ireland, the music of Caelestra will warm your heart and linger in your memory!

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Feb 18, 2017, 9:30 PM

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

  14. Just for Adults! PechaKucha 20 x 20 @ Place des Arts

    Category: Community Event

    Date: Mar 17, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Join us for PechaKucha in Maillardville! PechaKucha 20 x 20 is an informal and fun gathering, where people meet, inspire and get inspired based on a format that is fast-paced and fun. During this event, presenters will discuss what inspires them, tell stories or share experiences while 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636 ext. 0

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

    Admission: $12 in advance | $15 at the door (+ GST)

  15. Salon Speaker Series: Dr Celeste Snowber

    Category: Speaker Series

    Date: Apr 7, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam,

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    Celeste is a dancer, writer, poet and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Celeste will explore how deepening our relationships with our bodies and our senses can break open vistas of inspiration for writers, performers and artists.

    She will uncover what it means to create from the inside out and integrate the mundane and magic of our daily lives as a way to access the muse within. Celebrating the body in its limits, beauty and paradox, she will weave dance, story, comedy and the poetic to reclaim creating and living with passion from the inside out. Celeste will perform several pieces and improvise using the audience’s contributions.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: Apr 7, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $8 (+GST)

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

    Category: Family Events

    Date: Apr 9, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Join us for our final Family Day at PdA! of the season. Take a look at the exhibitions Communications of Beauty and Function by Hitomi McKenzie, Whisperings by Catherine Nicholls and Anni Hunt and Codex Pacificus by Laara Cerman. Meet some of the artists and participate in three exhibition-inspired, drop-in art activities. Wrap up your trip with free concert by senior Place des Arts music students at 3pm.

    Art Activities

    Cut found leaves to make unique collage art with help from artist Laara Cerman;

    Use buttons on sheet music templates to make your own micro-song. All the songs will be played by a teacher and turned into a collaborative composition;

    Attend a free concert performed by senior Place des Arts music students.

    Register to reserve your spot (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 604.664.1636.

    End Date: Apr 9, 2017, 3:30 PM

    Admission: Free

  17. Faculty Performance: One Jazzy Evening!

    Category: Music

    Date: Apr 22, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, CANADA

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    Spend the evening swaying to contemporary Ballads, Bossa Nova pieces and Classical Jazz with Faculty member and pianist Isaac Juarez-Flores and guests perform works from Kenny Dorham, Erroll Garner, Antonio Jobim and many more jazz greats.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

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

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

  18. Salon Speaker Series: Karen Goodfellow

    Category: Speaker Series

    Date: May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM

    Location: 1120 Brunette Avenue Coquitlan,

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    Artist Karen Goodfellow thrives on creativity and is fascinated by the inner workings of the creative process. In this presentation, Karen will unmask and lay bare the romantic notion of an artist’s inner and outer world. She will discuss the agony and the ecstasy of the artist’s journey through a start-to-finish multi-media exposé on what it really takes to put on a solo art show.

    On an internal level, Karen will reveal a glimpse into the role of the Muse and discuss the Inner Critic—the speed bumps it poses as well as its positive role in the creative process. On an external level, we will get a glimpse of all aspects of putting on a successful show.

    Buy tickets (available starting July 1, 2016)
    online at brownpapertickets.com | by phone at 604.664.1636

    End Date: May 26, 2017, 9:00 PM

    Admission: $8 (+GST)