Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church (9800 McNaught Rd.) is hosting an art exhibit entitled Kisemanito Pakitinasuwin (The Creator's Sacrifice). The exhibit consists of a series of 12 paintings by Ovide Bighetty, a self-taught Cree artist originally from Pukatawagan First Nation located in northwestern Manitoba. The exhibit runs Sept. 25 to Oct. 20, weekdays 1 to 3 p.m. Special arrangements for viewing can be made by contacting the church office. Special events include: Sept. 27, special welcoming ceremony conducted by native elders; Oct. 2, lingering impact of residential schools on native communities; Oct. 9, blanket exercise; Oct. 16, special concert featuring Cheryl Bear, native artist. Each of these events is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Cornerstone CRC at 604-792-2517 or visit www.cornerstonecrc.ca.
Inez CD release
Inez Jasper's CD release party for her latest album is Sept. 27 at the Echo Room. Doors open at 9 p.m., show at 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Celebrated singer and breast cancer survivor Bif Naked hits the stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Sept. 27. Tickets are $47.50 (plus facility fee and service charges). For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is bursting at the seams as it hosts the annual Cultural Collaboration on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year is a talent showcase that will feature everything from dance to music to theatre. Studio doors will be thrown open so you can see and even try some of the fun activities happening and you can even take a peak backstage.
The University of the Fraser Valley theatre department and the Sto:lo Research & Resource Management Centre present staged readings of Kwantlen First Nation playwright Joseph Dandurand's play Please Do Not Touch The Indians as part of Culture Days. Performances Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Sto:lo Resource Centre, 10-7201 Vedder Rd. Everyone is welcome to attend for a dialogue with the actors after the readings. Tickets are free and available at the door.
Little Miss Higgins
The Harrison Festival Society opens its 2013-14 season of shows with Little Miss Higgins, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. She will be accompanied by a five-piece band that includes an oldschool horn section, guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass and chunky percussion. 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.
The inaugural Fraser Valley Vintage Audio Show and Sale Swap Meet goes Sept. 29 at the Cultus Lake Community Hall. There will be a wide array of mid-high end audio equipment and collectable vinyl records. Come sell or buy vintage audio equipment, records and CDs. Tables are only $20 on a first come basis. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society's Speaker Series presents Dick Cannings, renowned author, birder and conservationist. Come out for a very special presentation on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. All proceeds support the Heron Reserve. Tickets are $10 at the Centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469).
Fall film series
The Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents the Chilliwack International Film Series with six films in October and November: Oct.2, Mud (U.S.); Oct. 9, Love is All You Need (Denmark); Oct. 16, Frances Ha (U.S.); Oct. 23, Unfinished Song (UK); Oct. 30, The Hunt (Denmark); and Nov. 6, Intouchables (France). Films are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Tickets are $6 per person at the door, or save money with a series pass: $30 for all six films. Tickets available at The Art Room, 20-5725 Vedder Rd., or The Bookman, 45939 Wellington Ave. For more info call 604-769-ARTS (2787).
The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society's 2013/14 kicks off Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. with world-renowned pianist Sarah Hagen and special guest cellist Ariel Barnes. Tickets for this intimate morning performance showcasing some of the region's elite musicians are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors and $22 for students. Call the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) for more information.
Have you ever wondered what that old painting hanging on your wall is worth? Find out Oct. 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society welcomes both Peter Blundell of Blundell Art and Antique Appraisals, and Anthony Westbridge of Westbridge Fine Art and Auction House for their first ever Antiques in the Attic art and antique appraisal here in Chilliwack. These are verbal opinions on value, not official appraisals. Assessment of all items is subject to a 15-minute time constraint. Cost is $40 per session. Some pieces of art may be considered for a monthly live, online auction in Vancouver. For more information or to book call 604-391-SHOW (7469).
The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats with jaw-dropping spectacles for all ages on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for students. Call the box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) for more information.
Heron Reserve art
The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association's exhibit at the Great Blue Heron Reserve runs until Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The exhibit is called "At the Water's Edge" and features approximately 30 pieces of art in a variety of media, styles and techniques. The theme is nature and includes representations of flora and fauna.
The Chilliwack Players Guild presents The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Clint Hames, Oct. 17 to 26 with a matinee Oct. 20.
Visit www.playersguild.ca for more information. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
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