5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

Visit Presentation House Theatre tonight for a performance by the Borealis String Quartet, as part of the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival. The quartet, who will be performing a stirring program of late romantic-era hits, takes the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15-$30

A number of musical performances, art exhibitions and demonstrations, and culinary events at the West Vancouver waterfront are taking place this weekend as the annual Harmony Arts Festival continues for a few more days. Visit harmonyarts.ca/calendar for more information and to plan your visit.

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On Saturday at 1 p.m., outdoor adventurers with a penchant for the arts are invited to meet at the parking lot of Capilano River Hatchery to join a guided hike with Griffin Art Projects artist-in-residence Lam Wong. The 20-minute, moderately-difficult hike to the river will end with a riverside tea ceremony and art installation by Wong. Contact nnicole@griffinartprojects.ca to register in advance and receive further details.

The Parkgate library is hosting another iteration of Friday Night Films tonight. Feel free to drop by to catch First Man, the story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, at 6:15 p.m. No registration required.

Do you have a spare $1,000 to drop? Award-winning artist Shari Hatt, who has created portraits of dogs owned by the Duke and Duchess of York and the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, will be setting up a dog portrait studio at the Polygon Gallery on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recipients will walk away with dog portrait and a unique 16” x 16” signed chromogenic photograph. Reservations are required. To book an appointment, please call the gallery at 604-986-1351 or email info@thepolygon.ca.


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