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What's On - May 1, 2014
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. The show runs May 1 to 10 (Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $10 to $15 and are available at G.W. Graham (45955 Thomas Rd.) and the Dogfather (9701 Menzies St.).
Todd Richard plays
Agassiz country singer Todd Richard comes to Chilliwack May 2 to play the Echo Room, a one-night radio release party. Tickets are $10. For tickets call 604-793-8824.
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.
Afternoon of song
The Christ Lutheran Church choir invites the community to attend “An Afternoon in Song” on May 4 at 2:30 p.m. The church is located across from Chilliwack secondary and middle schools at 9460 Charles St. In addition to choral music, the concert features soloist countertenor Shane Hanson as well as violin, organ and piano plus other performers. Tickets $10 and will be available at the door or call 604-858-4814. Children 12 years and younger free.
Open mic at Jimmy’s
Jimmy’s Pub has announced open mic every Sunday hosted by Agassiz’s own Andrew Christopher. The shows start at 3 p.m. and the pub is looking for singer-songwriters who want to showcase their talents. This is not a jam session, this is a weekly event that allows single or duo acts showcase their music and their musical abilities in a fun laid- back environment. Jimmy’s Pub will allow acts to play all afternoon into the evening. Jimmy’s Pub is located at 7215 Pioneer Ave. in Agassiz.
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.
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.
Harrison Art Show
The Harrison Art Show runs May 17 and 18 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. both days at the Harrison Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison Hot Springs. The cafe is open for lunch.
The prayer shawl knitting group is back up and running, meeting at Lynnwood Retirement Residence, 9168 Corbould St., Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to knit or learn to knit prayer shawls is invited.