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What's On - May 15, 2014
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.
Red Light Green Light
Documentary film Red Light Green Light, about the prevention of sex trafficking and the legalization of prostitution, comes to Chilliwack as part of a 100 city nationwide tour. Showing is May 19 at 7 p.m. at Yarrow MB Church, 41995 Yarrow Central Rd. Admission is free. For information on the film, visit www.redlightgreenlightfilm.com.
CSOPA Italian Night
The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts (CSOPA) is holding a fundraiser for the non-profit youth theatre company on May 24 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The all-ages event is Italian-themed with pasta, wine (19-plus), garlic bread, laughs and great entertainment. Tickets are $20 for dinner and the show, or $15 for one or the other. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 604-792-9469 or visit CSOPA at 45899 Henderson Ave.
Have you ever wondered what that old painting could be worth? Or if those ornaments and artifacts could fetch a few dollars, instead of just gathering dust? Find out all this and more when the Antiques in the Attic art and antiques appraisal event returns for the second time to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, May 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These are verbal opinions on value, not official appraisals, and will not be suitable for insurance purposes. Assessment of all items is subject to the 15-minute time constraint for a fee of $40 per session. Multiple appointments may be booked. For more information or to book your spot, call the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW (7469).
Bria Skonberg will be the featured guest when The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus plays a concert May 31 at the Chilliwack Alliance Church. Skonberg is returning home to Chilliwack from New York City to perform with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra. In addition to having toured the world as an award-winning jazz artist, she now enjoys a flourishing career in New York where she has lived since 2010. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 604-391-7469 or go online at email@example.com or in person at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
Step into Spring through the paint brush of artist Grazyna Wolski at Brilliant Blooms at the Chilliwack Museum running until June 12. Stunning flora canvases celebrate the artist’s love of nature; delicate yet strong. Admission is $3, seniors $2, open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May at Branch 4
Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month: May 18, Texas scramble golf tournament at Cheam Golf Club. Sign up at the branch. May 24, parking lot sale and ladies’ auxiliary bake sale.
May at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Open house on May 19, lunch 11 to 1 p.m. with burgers, hot dogs, salads, all by donation to a local charity. Then dance from 1 to 5 p.m. to Valley Fyre. Annual Surf & Turf is May 31 at 6 p.m. Tickets at the bar. Regular weekend dancing, from 8 p.m. to midnight with Valley Fyre Band, May 16 and 17; Midnight Eagles, May 23 and 24; and Wylie & the Other Guy, May 30 and 31.
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 until June 7. Gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
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 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.