Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every Sunday. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14 to 20
Thursday, Jan. 17 • The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio returns to Tractorgrease on Jan. 17. The group plays core roots music anchored between the lowdown grit and growl of early blues, the high lonesome sounds of bluegrass, and folk. Their music explores themes of blue-collar angst, substance abuse, infidelity, unrequited love, and wanderlust. They perform at 7 p.m. at Tractorgrease (48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd.). Tickets: $10 cover. Call 604-858-3814 or email email@example.com for more info.
Saturday, Jan. 19 • Petite performer, Little Miss Higgins, brings her country blues trio to Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on Jan. 19. And while she may be small, Little Miss Higgins is mighty: this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues, sprinkled with a little jazz and a hint of folk. Showtimes are 6 and 9:30 p.m. and doors open 90 minutes prior. Tickets are $20, and are available for purchase at Bozzini’s, or they can be reserved by calling 604-792-0744.
Saturday, Jan. 19 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents First Nations and Friends Comedy at Corky’s Irish Pub hosted by local Stó:lō comic Helena Paul and headlined by Kwasi Thomas. Special performances by Deb Silver, Beverley O’Neil, Keith Nahanee, Rajneesh Dhawan Marlene Swidzinski and Keller Reeves. Show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (604) 795-2331 or visit Corky’s Irish Pub for more info.
Saturday, Jan. 19 • Locarno’s danceable and joyful fusion of Mexican son jarocho music, Cuban salsa and contemporary pop songwriting makes a much anticipated return to the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall. The show begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604.796.3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Avenue.
Saturday, Jan. 19 • The 2019 Fraser Valley Marches for Women in Chilliwack is Jan. 19. The second annual women’s march starts with gathering and sign-making in the Ann Davis parking lot on Young Road at 11 a.m., before heading down the road to city hall for some short speeches at noon.
Sunday, Jan. 20 • The Chilliwack Players Guild presents radio play An Affair of Honour to the Cultural Centre for one show only at 1 p.m. There will be no stage acting, no costumes and no script memorization. Just close your eyes and listen. Tickets for the radio play are $10 and can be purchased at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-7469. It will be round-table seating and the show includes coffee, tea, and sweets.
Now to Jan. 19 • One Foot by One Foot, an inaugural Christmas fundraiser put on by the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, is at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The art show is a fundraiser for Chilliwack Community Services and Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford, and supports the mental health community. Several one-foot-square paintings will be for sale for $90 each and all proceeds go to the two charities. One Foot by One Foot will be shown alongside Hear and See: Poetry and Art for Mental Health. Hear and See is a show facilitated by Communitas where 14 poets have been paired with 14 artists, and each artist has interpreted the poem they were given into something visual. One Foot by One Foot and Hear and See run Dec. 13 to Jan. 19. Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Now to Jan. 27 • Chilliwack School of Performing Arts brings 1950s musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress to the Cultural Centre stage Jan. 16-27. It runs Jan. 16-27 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Show times are: previews on Jan. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.; evening performances on Jan. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; matinées on Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $24.30/adults, $20.30/students and seniors, $13.30/preview. Call 604-391-SHOW or visit chilliwackculturalcentre.ca for tickets.