Seven Days in Chilliwack – Feb. 26 to March 4

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Feb. 26 to March 4.

Robert Harms (left) chats with visitors during the opening reception of his solo show

Robert Harms (left) chats with visitors during the opening reception of his solo show

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. 27 – Sarah Hagen, with special guest Tawnya Popoff, take to the stage at the Cultural Centre at 10:30 a.m. Tickets $27/adults, $24/seniors, $22/students and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Feb. 27/28 – The Vedder Golden Branch 280 has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend it’s Rhythm Street.

Feb. 27 – The screening of To Light a Candle takes place at 7 p.m. at the Sardis secondary school theatre. The persecution of the Bahá’ís and the denial of education to Bahá’ís is the subject of the new documentary by Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. Marcella LaFever, associate professor in the Communications Department at UFV, will facilitate discussion following the film. Everyone is welcome to attend. Free admission.

Feb. 27 – Atlantic Crossing performs at Chances gaming centre at 9:30 p.m. with their Beatles, Rod Stewart and Elton John tribute show. They will be joined by Dave Reimer formally of Barney Bentall.

Feb. 28 – The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus hosts Cirque de la Musique, its annual fundraising dinner and entertainment evening on at 6 p.m. at Prestons’ Restaurant in the Coast Hotel. The gala affair features an auction, Chilliwack cirque entertainers, CSO instrumentalists and members of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance. Tickets $90 and available at the Coast Hotel, the CSO office (604-795-0521), or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1166978. Guests will receive a tax receipt.

March 4-15 – The UFV theatre department presents Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare March 4 to 15 with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., as well as school matinees at noon. Information on specific performance dates and ticket prices can be found at ufv.ca/theatre or by calling 604-795-2814. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or in person at the UFV Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale Rd.

Now to March 4 – 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. March 4 movie is Mamma Mia. Tickets $10 each and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Tickets can also be purchased at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas on the day of the show.

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. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturday, plus some show evenings. Free admission.

Now to December – The Sí:tel Coast Salish Baskets exhibition is on display in the Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum until December. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Admission $3/general and $2/seniors and students.

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 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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