Seven Days in Chilliwack – Dec. 11 to 17

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Dec. 11 to 17.

UFV presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Dec. 10 to 21. See listing below for more info.

Seven Days is a free A&E listing published in print every Wednesday, and online every Thursday. For more information, or to submit your event, email it to Jenna Hauck at photo@theprogress.com (please include a contact name and number), or call 604-702-5576.

Dec. 10-21 – The UFV theatre department brings classic holiday piece, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, to the stage Dec. 10 to 21. Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens’ ironic point of view and creates a panoramic view of Victorian London. For more info: www.ufv.ca/theatre, 604-795-2814 or 1-888-504-7441, ext. 2814, or theatre@ufv.ca.

Dec. 11 – Chilliwack United Church presents singer Ken Lavigne at the Cultural Centre tonight at 7:30 p.m. He will be presenting his new Christmas album Comfort & Joy. Tickets $25 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 11 – Machine Gun Kelly is bringing his No Class Tour to Tzeachten Hall (45855 Promontory Rd.) for an all-ages show tonight. Features performances by Immaculate, EmotionBeats, Neyvone, Rrkade, and Chunky-D. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets $50 (plus fees) and available at Tzeachten Hall (604-858-3888), Diamond Vapz (46136 Yale Rd., 604-819-4307), and ticketzone.com/MachineGunKellyAllAgesChilliwack.

Dec. 12/13 – The Woody James Band performs live at the Anavets (305-46268 Yale Rd.) playing songs from their four CDs and all the best classic rock hits.

Dec. 12 – Pull up a chair and enjoy classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, at Minter Country Garden at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 – The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus brings its Christmas concert, The Nutcracker and Christmas Favourites, to the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the local talents of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Ladies Show Choir, and Belle Voci. Tickets $25/general, $15/student, $60/family, and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 14 – Evensong Chamber Singers present Advent Vespers, a service of Christmas music and readings from around the world. Takes place at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (9460 Charles St.). All are welcome, no admission, offering received for world relief. Contact Walt Goerzen at 604-858-9679.

Dec. 14 – CircusWest brings acrobatic show, A Circus in Wonderland, to the Cultural Centre at 2 p.m. There will be unicycles, aerial acrobatics, tightrope walking, and feats of balance, flexibility, and agility. Tickets $10 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 16 – Winter Harp is at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37/adults, $34/seniors, and $32/students and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

The Evergreen Artist Group invites anyone who loves to paint or draw to join them on Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon weekly at Evergreen Hall. They have room for three more artists. Contact Wynne at 604-392-5599 for more info.

Now to Dec. 20 – Colours of Life, featuring painter and wood carver Collette Pereira and photographer Kelly Corbett, have a show at the Cultural Centre from Nov. 6 to Dec. 20. Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.