Seven Days in Chilliwack – Feb. 19 to 25

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for February 19 to 25.

A group from Project Dance moves to the song 'Grease' during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre last Thursday. The local dance group placed first in the 11-year-old tap division.

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.

Feb. 20/21 – The Vedder Golden Branch 280 has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend it’s Earthmen.

Feb. 21 – 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 at 8 p.m. Tickets $22 and available at www.harrisonfestival.com or by phone 604-796-3664.

Feb. 21 – The opening reception for Sí:tel Coast Salish Baskets takes place today from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum. The exhibition explores the making, trading and collecting of Coast Salish cedar baskets and will feature baskets from the museum’s collection as well as baskets from the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. The event will include a cedar weaving demonstration by Stó:lō Cultural Tourism.

Feb. 21 – The band Lordstown will be playing at Solid Rock Coffee House (46200 Yale Rd., across from the post office) at 7 p.m. Hot and cold beverages and snacks will be provided. Everyone welcome.

Feb. 23 – Wanda’s Tea Dance is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mt. Cheam Lions Hall (45580 Spadina Ave.) with music by Sweet Water. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and a 50/50 draw. Tickets $6 at the door.

Feb. 25 – Secondary Characters presents A Musical Movies Film Festival Feb. 11 to March 4 at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. The festival features one movie each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. This week’s movie is The Music Man. Tickets $10 and available at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas on the day of the show.

Now to Feb. 24 – Art show, Inspirations by Cree artist Jerry Whitehead, takes place now until Feb. 24, at The Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.). Gallery hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 604-769-2787.

Now to March 21 – The 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music And Dance Festival runs Feb. 2 to March 21 at the Cultural Centre (plus some band performances at G.W. Graham theatre). For more information on the festival, go to chilliwacklionsclubmusicanddancefestival.com. Tickets and passes available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Now to March 28 – Robert Harms has his solo exhibition, Art in Harms Way, in the Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre Feb. 19 to March 28. Opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 21 from 1-3 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturday, plus some show evenings. Free admission.

The Evergreen Artist Group invites anyone who loves to paint or draw to join them on Monday mornings (starting Jan. 5) from 9:30 a.m. to noon weekly at Evergreen Hall. They have room for one more artist. Contact Wynne at 604-392-5599 for more info.

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra chorus has immediate openings for soprano singers and male tenors in preparation for its April 11 performance. Interested singers must be able to read music and have past experience singing Bach repertoire. For information regarding rehearsal schedule, location and further details, please call 604-795-0521.

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