Merchant of Venice
The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre Department's production of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare continues in the theatre on the old Chilliwack North campus at the corner of Yale and Airport. Production continues with 7: 30 p.m. performances March 21, 22, and 23. There is also one more matinee March 24 at 2 p.m.Ticket prices range from $10 to $22. For tickets and information call 604795-2814 or email email@example.com or visit www.ufv.ca/theatre.
Lines and clay
The current Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) exhibition at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery running until April 20 is called "Drawing the Line, Shaping the Clay" and features the artwork of local clay artist Ted Driediger and sketch artist Heinz Klassen. Function and form is explored and enlivened through the use of pattern, texture and colour.
All are invited to a singalong program of traditional Easter music accompanied by the New Life Orchestra on March 24 at 2 p.m. presented by New Life Christian Church at Vedder elementary, 45850 Promontory Rd. Special instrumental and vocal presentations, along with refreshments after. For more details, call 604-792-6532.
Fraser Valley artist Aaron Moran brings issues of land use, zoning and sustainability into his sculptural pieces made from found wood.
Moran is an Emily Carr University of Art + Design graduate whose work is on display at the Chilliwack Museum until April 11. Exhibition hours at the museum run from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
March at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Greg Hampson, March 22 and 23; and Ray Doucet, March 29 and 30.
Film series is back
The Chilliwack Arts Council and the Toronto Film Festival Circuit co-present the 2013 Chilliwack Arts Council International Film Series: April 3, Midnight's Children (drama, Canada/UK; English/Hindustani); April 10, Stories We Tell (documentary, Canada; English), April 17, The Angels' Share (comedy/drama; UK/ France/Belgium/Italy; English); April 24, A Royal Affair (drama/history/romance; Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany; Danish subtitled); May 1, Quartet (drama/romance; UK; English); May 8, The Sapphires (biography/comedy/drama/musical; Australia; English). All films are at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Ticket prices are $6 per screening. See all six films with a $30 series pass, which can be purchased in advance from The Bookman, 45939 Wellington Ave. Call 604-769ARTS (2787) or visit www. chilliwackartscouncil.com.
Secondary Characters is holding auditions for its fourth annual summer musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat April 5, 6 and 7 at St. Thomas Church Hall, 46048 Gore Ave. This renowned play will run July 24 to August 4. The show requires a large cast of all ages, genders and voice types, with casting open for all roles. Leading roles include Joseph (male, tenor, 18-28) and the Narrator (female, soprano, 18-60). Joseph features 13 important roles for men. For the auditions, actors must prepare one memorized musical theatre number and be available for call-backs on April 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Pre-registration is mandatory. For more information and to sign up, visit secondarycharacters.org/auditions or email SecondaryCharacters@live.ca. There are also opportunities for backstage crew.
The Agassiz Monday Painters 52nd Annual Art Show is April 13 at Agassiz United Church Hall, 6860 Lougheed Hwy. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All ages are welcome to come and enjoy the talents of the 25 participating artists who work in a variety of media. Refreshments are available by donation. There will be a free draw for door prizes. Call 604-794-5554.
Relive the music of Elvis Presley with "Elvis - The Moments" featuring Pete Paquette, a two-time Collingwood Grand Champion, Toronto Elvis Festival Grand Champion, Top 10 in Memphis, and voted Las Vegas Elvis Festival Best Performer. Paquette performs April 8 at 7: 30 p.m.
Tickets are $38 (all inclusive) available at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-SHOW (7469).
CSO & Vivaldi
Celebrate the delights of spring on April 13 with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as they present Vivaldi's Spring and Vivaldi's Gloria at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The concert begins at 7: 30 p.m. and also features the Monteverdi Symposium as special guests. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 students. For tickets call the centre box office at 604391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
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