Annie hits the boards
The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts presents Annie, continuing Jan. 10 to 20 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Evening performances are at 7: 30 p.m. on Jan. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. on Jan.
12, 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. All seats on Jan. 10 (evening) and Jan. 12 (matinee) are $9.75.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
The second production of the University of the Fraser Valley theatre department's 2012/13 season will be the bittersweet tragicomedy Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, by award-winning First Nations playwright Tomson Highway. Play opens Jan. 11 at 7: 30 p.m. in the theatre on the old north Chilliwack campus at Yale and Airport roads. There are two half-price previews Jan. 9 and 10 and regular performances Jan. 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7: 30 p.m., with matinees Jan. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 21 at noon. Ticket prices range between $10 to $22. The Jan. 20 matinee is a special pay-what-you-can performance with a recommended minimum price of only $10. For more information and reservations call Rick Mawson at 604-795-2814, email email@example.com or visit www.ufv.ca/theatre.
To start the new year, the Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum (45820 Spadina Ave.) hosts an exhibit produced by the Central Fraser Valley Graphics Guild. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 12 at the museum from noon until 2 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Pardon My Striptease's Andrew Christopher is playing a solo show at Bravo Restaurant Jan. 12 from 8 to 11 p.m. Then Christopher plays with PMS drummer Dylan Weightman at Chances Chilliwack Jan. 25 from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The Chilliwack Harmony Chorus is looking for singers. Come out Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room of Christ Lutheran Church on Charles at Yale Road. Men and women interested in singing four-part harmony in the barbershop style are welcome.
Come and enjoy a coffee and fellowship. Contact J. Woods for more information 604792-2098.
Eyes of a Beginner
The Chilliwack Community Arts Council present the Chilliwack premiere of Eyes of a Beginner on Jan. 16 at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas.
Written and directed by, and starring, local filmmaker Rob Beare, Eyes of a Beginner is a memorizing docudrama that takes viewers on a breathtaking adventure. The Chilliwack premiere will also feature a special pre-show presentation, as well as a post-show question-and-answer period with the film's creators. Presentation starts at 6: 30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available at The Bookman, 45939 Wellington Ave. For more information visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com or call 604-392-8888.
Visions of Three
The next show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery is Visions of Three featuring the paintings and drawings of artist and teacher John Leflock and two of his past students, Robyn MacRae and Pat Duncan. The art includes airbrushing along with other traditional and modern techniques. Show runs Jan. 17 to March 2 in the gallery, 9201 Corbould St. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. Opening reception is Jan. 19 from 1 to 3p.m.
Fresh on the heels of two Canadian Folk Music nominations and chart-topping radio play with her new album Grandma's Rules for Drinking, Annie Lou brings original string band music on her CD release tour to the Harrison Memorial Hall, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
Side-splitting comedy returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre's main theatre when The Ultimate Comedy Show 2 comes to entertain Chilliwack on Jan. 26 at 7: 30 p.m. This show will likely sell out as it was a huge hit last year and is hosted once again by Roman Danylo. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Lace Club meets
The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (next meeting Jan. 24) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall.
Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in any aspect of lace is welcome. Lessons in bobbin lace are available. For more information call Hylda Law at 604-858-4953 or Jenny Althoff at 604-823-4705.
Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (next meeting Jan.
16) at Cooke's Presbyterian Church 45825 Wellington Ave. For more information call Lyn 604-858-6070.
One third of folk rock super-group Blackie & the Rodeo Kings kicks off the 2013 concert series at Bozzini's Upstairs with two solo shows on Feb. 1. (Late show sold out.) Tickets available for the early show are $28.50 (minimum charge $15). Doors open at 4: 30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. For tickets and details call 604 792 0744 or www. bozzinischilliwack.com.
The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Rd. Come out for knitting help, ideas and community.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the group on Facebook.
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