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What's On - April 24, 2014
Next show at the Acoustic Emporium at the Vineyard Community Centre at 45892 Wellington Ave. on April 25 is songwriter Mike Edel, who is touring with Tyson Motsenbocker. Doors open at 7 p.m., show is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
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. There will be goodies/coffee at break time. Admission is by donation at the door.
Brought to Chilliwack by Vancouver’s vibrant dance company MovEnt, Dances for a Small Stage isn’t just dance with a twist, but an experience that totally recasts the dynamic between performer, stage, and audience. Show is April 25 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets 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 until April 26. Relief from the cold wet spring comes in the form of this colourful art show. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Mayan Corn Connection
A cultural fashion show at St. Thomas Anglican Church April 26 aims to broaden our knowledge and appreciation of Mayan culture. Enjoy an evening of traditional dance by Grupo Nahualli, a fashion show, wine and a delicious Mexican dinner by Fiesta Loca at the church, 46048 Gore Ave. April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at the church office between 9 a.m. and noon. Reserve seats via Facebook at mayancornconnection, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-819-7982.
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 Earthmen, April 25 and 26.
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 30, Cas & Dylan (Canada/comedy, drama); May 7, Le WeekEnd (UK/comedy, dama). 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.
High school art
The Chilliwack Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre hosts the annual Chilliwack Senior High Schools Annual Art Exhibit, which features work from some of the returning grade 12s and a whole new group of grade 10 and 11 students from the three senior high schools in School District 33. Show runs May 1 to June 7. Gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. There will be an opening reception on May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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.).
Vancouver’s top stand-up comics entertain the Fraser Valley May 3 at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel, 45920 First Ave. Doors and cash bar open at 8 p.m., show time 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 online in advance at www.urbanxevents.com or $25 at the door. If online tickets sell out prior to the event, tickets will not be available at the door. Must be 19-plus due to adult content. Seating is general admission.
Jeff ‘Elvis’ Bodner
The Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society presents Jeff “Elvis” Bodner May 4 at 2 p.m. Doors and bar open at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. Tickets available at front desk, 9233 Main St. Phone 604-792-5850.
Celebration of the Arts
The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is pleased to announce that its’ members will join in a Celebration of the Arts exhibition in the historic Royal Hotel in downtown Chilliwack from May 6 until June 8. The lobby, café and homestead room will be transformed with a free art exhibit. This is the second year of the exhibit, which includes artists in residence working near the front door. Opening hours are Sunday to Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Country star and 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. Special guest for the show is Harlan Pepper. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Join The Crusties fundraiser to end MS at the Royal Hotel Show Room, May 9. Doors open at 5 p.m. Entry is a minimum donation of $20, which includes a tax receipt.
Art of Wine
Chilliwack’s first Art of Wine Festival, a benefit event, is May 10 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. This evening will be a celebration of British Columbia’s finest wines including representation from over 25 wineries. Tickets are on sale now at box office. Call 604-391-SHOW (7469) to order or online www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.