What's On - April 10, 2014
The 2014 Rock The $#@! Out Of Cancer Benefit Dance Party is bigger than ever with two big nights April 11 and 12 at The Echo Room Nightclub. Performing Friday is Destineak, Pardon My Striptease and Swaggerjack. On Saturday, it’s The Smiley Band, Radio One and Rock Therapy. Tickets are $30 per night, or $50 for both nights and may be purchased by calling 604-768-5697, or visiting The Echo Room at 9282 Main St. This is a 19-and-over show.
Agassiz art show
The Agassiz Monday Painters present the 53rd anniversary Art Show, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agassiz United Church Hall, 6860 Lougheed Hwy. The event will include the work of 29 local artists. Feature artists this year are Lis Scotson and Rose Marie Gordon. There will be door prizes and refreshments by donation.
Spring Fling Fundraiser
Special Olympics Chilliwack is hosting 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.
Mozart and Handel
On April 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents “A Night of Mozart and Handel” at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The evening’s lineup features favourite selections from both masters performed by guest vocal soloists Michelle Koebke (soprano) and Chilliwack counter-tenor Shane Hanson, instrumental soloists on the harp, flute and trumpet, all accompanied by the orchestra. Following the intermission, the orchestra, chorus, Koebke and Hanson will conclude the concert with G.F. Handel’s acclaimed “Dixit Dominus.” Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. Purchase by phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469), on-line at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or in person at the box office, 9201 Corbould St.
One of last year’s Party in the Park favourites, the Kennedy Twins, Carli and Julie, return to Chilliwack for a show at Bozzini’s Upstairs, April 12. Tickets are $15 to $17.50. For more information or to purchase, call 604-792-0744.
New Life Christian Church presents its second annual sing-along program of traditional Easter music accompanied by the Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra on April 13 at 3:30 p.m. Church worships at Vedder elementary school, 45850 Promontory Rd. Special instrumental presentations featuring the Worms family. For more details, phone 604-792-6532.
Evensong Chamber Singers present the annual Lenten Vespers concert April 13 at 4 p.m. in Christ Lutheran Church (9460 Charles St. at Yale Road), and on Good Friday, April 18, at Sardis Community Church, (45625 South Sumas Rd.) also at 4 p.m. The service features the Easter selections of Handel’s Messiah.
April at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Heist, April 11 and 12; Steve Hillis, April 18 and 19; and Earthmen, April 25 and 26. Ladies auxiliary garage and bake sale April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vimy Parade is April 9 at 11 a.m. at the Cenotaph at Vedder and Keith Wilson roads.
Film series is back
The Chilliwack Community Arts Council and the Toronto Film Festival Circuit co-present the Spring 2014 Chilliwack International Film Series: April 16, The Invisible Woman (UK/Drama); April 23, Like Father, Like Son (Japan/drama); April 30, Cas & Dylan (Canada/comedy, drama); May 7, Le WeekEnd (UK/comedy, drama). All films are at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Ticket prices are $6 per screening and can be purchased from the Chilliwack Community Arts Council–The Art Room, 20-5725 Veddder Rd. or The Book Man, 45939 Wellington Ave. For more information call 604-769-ARTS (2787) or visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com.
Artist Marie McGill’s show “British Columbia Inspirations” is on now at the Chilliwack Museum & Archives running until April 17. Award-winning artist McGill has painted on location all over the world. 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.
Movies for hospice
The Chilliwack Hospice Society presents Hospice Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies. The goal of this film series is to provide entertaining, thought-provoking films that will encourage viewers to explore concepts, questions and issues related to aging, illness end of life, grief, loss and healing. All films will include a post-screening question-and-answer session. First up is Love is All You Need on April 16 at 2:45 p.m. at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Cost if $5 per person. For more information call 604-795-4660 or visit www.cottonwood4cinemas.ca/Chilliwack-hospice-society.
Twelve-year-old international dance sensation Autumn Miller and Krista Miller of Mather Dance Studio in Orange County, California and owner of KBM Talent, will be at Chilliwack’s Project Dance studios for A Weekend of Dance April 18 and 19. Limited availability exists for the Friday and Saturday short open sessions, for ages nine to 11, and 12 and up. For more information visit www.projectdancechilliwack.com, call 604-846-3262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popkum Pickers play
The Popkum Pickers will be plucking for disaster world relief on April 25 at St. John’s Anglican Church, 46098 Higginson Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door.
Bye Bye Birdie
A joint collaboration between G.W. Graham students and community members passionate about theatre will result in the staging of Bye Bye Birdie at the end of April. The show runs April 30 to May 10 (Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.) with a special by-donation preview on April 29 to benefit the Patrick O’Brien scholarship. Tickets are $10 to $15 and available at G.W. Graham (45955 Thomas Rd.) and the Dogfather (9701 Menzies St.).
Seven-time CCMA and Juno-award winning recording artist Corb Lund brings his Spring Thaw Tour 2014 to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 8. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.