Seven Days in Chilliwack – March 12 to 18

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for March 12 to 18.

Victoria-based Irish traditional band

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.

March 14 – The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra present its winter concert, Viva Espana, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. It’s an evening of Spanish music by Granados, De Falla, Bizet and more, plus special guests guitarist Rod Swanson, vocalist Tiffany Deloof, and flamenco dancer Karen Pitkethly. Tickets $25/adults, $15/students and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

March 14 – Victoria-based Irish traditional band, Crikey Mor, will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day at Harrison Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. They’ll be bringing together a sense of fun, or what the Irish call ‘craic’, with a genuine love and respect for traditional music. Tickets $22 and available online at www.harrisonfestival.com or by phone 604-796-3664.

March 15 – A fundraising jam session for the Wounded Warriors Weekend will be held at the Vedder Legion. Starts at 2 p.m. and will run throughout the day. The Legion is open to the public, and admission for the jam session event is by minimum donation of $5. The Wounded Warriors Weekend will bring hundreds of soldiers and first responders dealing with post traumatic stress disorder to Chilliwack this summer, at no cost to the participants.

March 15 – Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents comedian Brent Butt at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $39.50 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

March 16 – Chase Padgett brings his one-man show, 6 Guitars, to the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. The show is about six characters who have nothing in common but guitar, and their love of music. Tickets $25 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

March 18 – Long & McQuade (45870 Cheam Ave.) is offering a free music clinic at 7 p.m. today. Exploring the World of Bass Guitar is all about getting the most out of your instrument, from advanced techniques to locking in with a groove and how to sit right in a mix. Inquiries and registration: Brad Fry at bfry@long-mcquade.com.

Now to March 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 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.

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