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Upcoming Events

March 30, 2017

Andrew Allen Live! @ The Vineyard (March 31st)

Come down to the Vineyard community Center in Chilliwack BC for Andrew Allen and Corey Primus! Doors open at 7pm and Tickets are 15$

 

Start: March 30, 2017 8:00 am
End: March 30, 2017 8:00 am
Venue: Vineyard Community Center
Address:
45892 Wellington Ave., Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Cost: 15.00

April 1, 2017

Abbotsford Skating Club presents “Spin the Jukebox”

Fun family annual event showcasing our talented figure skaters. Skaters 3-20 years old. Our skaters look forward to showcasing their talents to their community each year -Rock music theme from the 60′s, 70′s & 80′s -games and activities in the Lobby before the show – raffle baskets and 50/50 draw to help support our non-profit organization -children under 3 are free -2 showings 2pm and 7 pm.

Start: April 1, 2017 2:00 pm
End: April 1, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: MSA Arena
Address:
2323 Emerson St, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3J3, Canada
Cost: Free

April 2, 2017

Brunch with the Artists @ the Reach

Join artists David Campion, Sandra Shields, Carrielynn Victor and representatives from the Sq’ewletz community for a delicious brunch, casual conversation and a tour of the exhibitions.

Start: April 2, 2017 10:30 am
End: April 2, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: The Reach Gallery Museum
Address:
32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 0B3, Canada
Cost: Free

Suburban Swing

Western Canada’s oldest and largest swing dance club. Entertaining dancers since 1998 at UFV, then independently since 2000. We specialize in East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, and Balboa. We offer swing dance lessons every Sunday! Drop in lessons from 7:45 – 8:30pm. The Abbotsford Social Activity Association, known as the ASAA, is also the home of Suburban Swing.

Start: April 2, 2017 7:00 pm
End: April 2, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: ASAA Hall
Address:
33889 Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 2H6, Canada
Cost: Free

April 5, 2017

BC Skills Competition @ TradeX

Skills Canada BC offers a unique opportunity for young people across the Province to showcase their mastery of trade & technology related skills at our annual Skills Competitions.

Date: April 5, 2017
Venue: TradeX
Address:
1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6H5, Canada

April 6, 2017 – April 6, 2017

The Lion King

Chief Dan George Middle School is very proud to present …Disney’s The Lion King is in many ways the story of Simba’s “coming of age”, of his maturation from impetuous young cub to grown-up. When Simba is young, his father’s wisdom is confusing to him. But as he grows up, he gets a better handle on all that crazy stuff his dad said, and what it actually means.

Start: April 6, 2017 7:00 am
End: April 6, 2017 7:00 am
Venue: Abbotsford Arts Centre
Address:
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 3M1, Canada
Cost: 4.00

April 7, 2017

Friday Night Blues Jam

Time to get out and have some fun, let your hair down and play some music or just enjoy the music. Monthly Blues Jam happening close to home. No Cover, Donations Appreciated. Doors open at 7pm, host band begins playing at 7:30. Musicians invited to sign in to be included in the Round Robin format. Check out our website or Facebook page for more info. Cash Only Venue.

Start: April 7, 2017 8:00 am
End: April 7, 2017 8:00 am
Venue: Eagles Hall
Address:
33868 Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 2H4, Canada

April 7, 2017 – April 7, 2017

Campground: A Murder Mystery in the Woods

Take a campground, fill it full of strangers, throw in a missing person, and you have the most hilarious camping-trip-turned-murder-mystery you’ll ever experience. Campground: A Murder Mystery in the Woods (with songs) is writer and actor Lucas Myers’ take on the frustration that comes with getting to know your campground neighbours — whether you want to or not. On April 7 & 8 he’s bringing the show to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Myers got the inspiration for the play after his own run-in with fellow campers. “I was camping with my family and we didn’t have spoons or something,” he said in an interview with the Cranbrook Townsman. “We had to go to the total rednecks in the camper next door, who were running their generator at seven in the morning, and we were cursing them out, and they ended up being the sweetest people.”

Myers decided to turn has experience into something relatable that he could share with others. “So I was thinking how can I make this idea into an interesting show?” he said. “What if there are a bunch of people in the campground who are somehow connected? That’s when I came up with the idea of there being a missing person and maybe they’ve found his camera, and there’s some footage on it that tells a story, and they’re all connected to him.”

And to make the show that much more relatable and interactive for his audience, Myers has created Facebook profiles for some of the characters — you can add hipster Justin Case and hear more about his conversion to a gluten-free lifestyle, or see more photos of Michael Hogkins lifted truck than you really want to. During his investigation Detective Shelly, the inexperienced police officer, excited to finally be on a case, actually uses Facebook. “During the show I actually go online, onto Facebook, when he’s interviewing the ‘suspects,’ and we can see him via projector,” Myers said.

This tour is the second version of the show; Myers revised the first after receiving feedback from murder-mystery writer and fellow resident of Nelson, B.C., Deryn Collier. “It’s not dramatically different, but it’s a streamlined version of the same story,” he told the Nelson Star.

Collier decided to contact Myers with feedback after he asked the audience at one of his shows at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson to do so. “I wouldn’t willy-nilly call someone up and say ‘I want to work with you, I want to collaborate,” she said. “I have to be careful how many stories are in my head. As an artist, your gift is your mindset, your imagination, so being conscientious with how you’re using that is really important.”

Full of characters filling stereotypes that feel a little too personal, and situations that most audiences have already experienced, Campground: A Murder Mystery is brutally — but hysterically — honest. And that’s what makes it so endearing.

“In Lucas’ shows there’s always an emotional truth to them, which is what makes them so funny,” Collier said. “I think people should come because it’s great entertainment.”

Campground: A Murder Mystery in the Woods is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Rotary Hall Studio Theatre on April 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Campground: A Murder Mystery in the Woods is sponsored by: Prime Signs, Myriad Information Technology Systems, the Royal Hotel, The Chilliwack Progress, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Chilliwack.

Start: April 7, 2017 7:30 pm
End: April 7, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Rotary Hall Studio Theatre
Address:
9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4A6, Canada
Cost: 25.00

April 9, 2017

Captain Future Saves the World

The future has finally arrived, but it’s not all flying cars and hover boards like we expected — instead, it’s a world where reading has been banned, thanks to the evil Dr. Samgoogapplesoftsungmart and his app The Game of Life. Fortunately, with a little help Captain Future is able to save the day, and on April 9 he’s making a stop at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in his Timeswozzler 8000™ to pick up anyone interested in tagging along for the ride.

“Captain Future has come back to save reading and the imagination, and he does this by going through the history of reading with his time machine, which looks like a big old-fashioned radio,” actor and playwright Lucas Myers told the Nelson Star.

Although Myers has an impressive repertoire of plays he’s written and produced, Captain Future Saves the World is his first children’s production — but the comedy that makes his regular work so successful is evident. Captain Future takes his young audience on a journey through history, making stops in Egypt to study hieroglyphs, in England to meet Shakespeare, and a whole lot of places in between. “The show basically is a history of reading and writing, from cave painting, through cuneiform to modern language,” Myers told the Cranbrook Townsman. “Each time he goes back, he becomes a character from that time.”

Rather than sticking strictly to education or purely entertainment, Myers makes sure he includes the kids in the performance, but keeps the parents interested as well. “It’s not dumbed down, and adults will get a kick out of it too,” he said. “But part of this was me wanting to do something my kids could come and see and enjoy.”

“I ask the kids, what’s your favourite food, favourite clothing? What’s one of the craziest things that happened to you?” he said. Myers then incorporates the responses into the show. “They come up to me afterwards and just can’t believe something they wrote down was suddenly instrumental in the actual show. It gives them an incredible sense of ownership. They are so jazzed.”

Although the story is about the importance of reading, that doesn’t mean Captain Future forgets to bring the fun along as well. “Instead of being an instructor, Captain Future is more like one of the kids,” Myers explained. “I realized that he doesn’t read because he’s from the future. So instead of teaching, it starts with him asking ‘What’s so important about reading and writing? What do you use it for?’”

The Timeswozzler 8000™ will be starting its voyage from the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on April 9 at2:00 pm, and all are invited to tag along. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Captain Future Saves the World is generously sponsored by: Emil Anderson, KPMG, Tim Hortons, the Royal Hotel, The Chilliwack Progress, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Chilliwack.

Start: April 9, 2017 2:00 pm
End: April 9, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Phone: (604) 391-7469
Address:
9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack, Bc, V2P 4A6, Canada
Cost: 10.00

Fraser Valley Symphony

Two of the most lyrical composers ever, Schubert and Schumann are known for their intimate, passionate and expressive music. Bringing the concert to life is FVS favorite Jane Hayes, a pianist critics have touted “born to play Schumann”.

Start: April 9, 2017 3:00 pm
End: April 9, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
Address:
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1W7, Canada
Cost: 20.00

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