What's on - Feb. 27, 2014
Montreal-based progressive Celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils, featuring Anh Phung of Chilliwack, perform at Bozzini’s Upstairs on March 1 at 9:30 p.m. A second show has been added at 6 p.m. The Bombadils write and perform tunes that blend their strong musical conviction, drawing from Québecois, Irish, and bluegrass folk styles. Tickets are $15 and available now at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve.
Young opera voices
Counter-tenor Shane Hanson, with fellow UBC students, sopranos Nicole Brooks and Katie Miller, and pianist Ryan Goetz, present An Evening with the Early Stars of Opera at Christ Lutheran Church (9460 Charles St.) March 2 at 7:30 p.m. These talented young performers share a love of music, with a unique passion for 17th and 18th century opera. Their original take on the early works of Handel and Mozart will impress even the non-opera enthusiast. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for student/seniors and children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling 604-795-3864 or in person at the church office, Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (cash only).
Romeo and Juliet
UFV Theatre presents a contemporary version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Adapted and directed by Paul Gélineau, the production runs March 5 to 23 at UFV’s performance theatre at 45635 Yale Rd. (at Airport Road). Preview performances are March 5 and 6. The opening night performance and reception is on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue on March 8, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Two matinees at 2 p.m. are on March 16 and 23. Student matinees at noon are on March 12 and 13. Ticket prices range from $11 to $23 (plus service fees) and are available for purchase by phone at 604-795-2814 and online at www.UFV.ca/theatre.
Women and laughter
I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! returns once again to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 8 with a brand new lineup of fantastic female comedians. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and girlfriends, this is the perfect fun night out to celebrate International Women’s Day and honour all the crazy stuff that makes women so special. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Matuto in Harrison
Born out of New York’s vibrant musical culture, Matuto (a Portuguese slang word meaning ‘country boy’), will share their deep love of American roots music and genuine Brazilian styles at Harrison Memorial Hall on March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604-796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Avenue.
Planes and Characters
The current show in the Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre is Planes + Characters by artists Sandra Wiens and Pierre Tremblay. The gallery is at 9201 Corbould St. and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. during theatre performances. Show runs until March 8.
The DuffleBag Theatre troupe returns on March 9 at 2 p.m. for another fun-filled performance of interactive storytelling at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their hilarious rendition of the classic fairytale Cinderella. For tickets, which are $10, call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Artist Marie McGill’s show “British Columbia Inspirations” is the next show at the Chilliwack Museum & Archives running March 8 to April 17. Award-winning artist McGill has painted on location all over the world. Her work has been exhibited locally throughout B.C. and Washington, and across Canada since the 1960s and more recently in China and Japan. Show opening is March 8 from noon to 2 p.m., no charge for entry on opening day. Regular museum hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and children 12 and under are free. Free admission also for those with a Chilliwack Museum & Archives membership card.
AC/DC tribute band Bonfire plays March 10 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. For tickets, which are $29.50, call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Local artist Ross Bollerup’s show Unexpected Garden is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery, March 13 to April 26. Relief from the cold wet spring comes in the form of this colourful art show. Various themes in acrylic paintings, watercolour paintings and constructions by this well-known local artist demonstrate the value of unexpectedness and the importance of making a commitment in spite of an outcome that is uncertain. Opening reception is March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Calling all artists
This year will be Art on the Farm’s 10th year with the popular event to be held Aug. 16. Organizers are looking for creative types to show and/or sell their stuff. This outdoor venue has more than 700 visitors from the Chilliwack area who visit each year. There is lots of family fun, artist demos, great food and live entertainment. To find out more information about applying or do submit an application (new applicants are juried) visit www.artonthefarm.ca.
Spring Fling Fundraiser
Special Olympics Chilliwack hosts its Spring Fling Fundraiser April 12 at Squiala Community Hall, 8528 Ashwell Rd. (off Eagle Landing Parkway). Head Over Heels will perform and there will be beer and wine sales. No minors. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., dance goes until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 at the door, at Signal Signs (8392 Young Rd.) or call 604-819-0161.
Chorus seeks voices
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra Chorus has immediate openings and welcomes committed singers whose voices blend well in a group. All singers are expected to attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for the April 12 performance. The ability to read music is a requirement. The chorus is performing Handel’s “Dixit Dominus.” Call Paula DeWit at 604-795-0521 for information regarding repertoire, auditions, placement and rehearsal details.
The prayer shawl knitting group is back up and running, meeting at Lynnwood Retirement Residence, 9168 Corbould St., Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to knit or learn to knit prayer shawls is invited to join. For more information call Svea Mountenay at 604-795-0380, or Janine McCully at 604-392-9479.