Seven Days in Chilliwack – Feb. 5 to 11

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Feb. 5 to 11.

Fredericton's Ross Neilsen (above) performs with Vancouver's Jim Foster at Bozzini's on Feb. 6. 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.

Feb. 6 – The Vineyard presents an all-ages show featuring Poison Corn, The R-Types, Molly Be Damned, and The Schatzis at 6:30 p.m. at 45892 Wellington Ave. Cost is $5 at the door. No alcohol, no drugs.

Feb. 6 – Fredericton’s Ross Neilsen and Vancouver’s Jim Foster perform at Bozzini’s for a night of gritty roots, rock and blues at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). Tickets $20 and available at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone.

Feb. 6/7 – The Vedder Golden Branch 280 has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend it’s Poor Boy.

Feb. 7 – The Local Artisan market and Business Fair takes place at Tzeachten Hall (45855 Promontory Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features more than 100 local crafters and home-based businesses. There will also be a raffle with all profits going to charity, and a food drive for the Salvation Army. Free admission.

Feb. 8 – The Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra presents an afternoon of traditional hymn sing-alongs at 3:30 p.m. at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church (46835 Wellington Ave.). Special presentations by the Chilliwack Heritage Singers. For more information, call 604-792-2154.

Feb. 11 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. Schedule: Grease on Feb. 11, West Side Story on Feb. 18, The Music Man on Feb. 25, and Mamma Mia! on March 4. Tickets $10 each or $35 for festival pass. Tickets 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 Feb. 14 – The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents group show Newest and Best until Feb. 14 in the Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre. Free admission. Hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and some show nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Now to Feb. 24 – Art show, Inspirations by Cree artist Jerry Whitehead, takes place Jan. 15 to Feb. 24, presented by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and School District 33 Aboriginal Education Department. 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.

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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