We all know the value of a little time off from mama duty. It’s important (like, crucial) to make time for your own interests and to do that regularly. You probably put lots of energy into your kids’ extracurriculars, so much so that you often neglect to think about your own well-being. It’s time for that to change. Coquitlam’s Place des Arts Arts Centre and Music School has some pretty cool events and workshops to get you started on the path towards mom-me time.
This fall, Places des Arts has come up with two Just for adults events designed to appeal to the 19+ set who are into taking part in arts and culture in a fun and social setting.
A night of the arts for adults only? Sign. Us. Up. Flex your creative muscle in two innovative art workshops while you dig into complimentary tapas and a cash wine bar at this fun-filled, no-stress evening of art. Bonus? It’s free as part of Culture Days. Click here to register for N.O.T.A and choose your block of workshops. Make it quick, though, because this event is likely to sell out.
October 1 from 7-10pm at Place des Arts
Give your holiday gifts and decor a crafty boost with this super fun Festive Felting event. You’ll learn basic felting techniques and make super cute and lovely ornaments and gifts. You’ll get to savour complimentary munchies and there will be a cash wine bar. Plus, you get a discount at Place des Arts’ Christmas Boutique. Tickets are $26 per person or 2 for $42. Find out more and register here.
December 16 at 6pm at Places des Arts
Throughout the season, Place des Arts also hosts a Faculty Performance Series, featuring performances in music and theatre by the centre’s talented teaching faculty, and a Salon Speaker Series, featuring renowned guest artists in a variety of disciplines.
Needless to say, Place des Arts is a cultural hub that offers a ton of opportunities for adults to get immersed in art. If you’re looking for adult classes, they have those too. Find out more at the centre’s annual Open House on September 10 or visit placedesarts.ca for class listings and more.
Heather Maxwell Hall is a Vancouver-born-and-raised writer and journalism school grad who loves the arts, her little family, and the Pacific Northwest. She cultivates good vibes by going on long walks, taking pictures, and discovering new things.