Seven Days in Chilliwack – Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

Sarah Dyck (left) and Kaori Otake are two featured soloists for the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra's concert at the Cultural Centre on Nov. 1. See listing 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.

Note: Click here for a list of Halloween events.

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – The Vedder Golden Branch 280 has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend it’s Borderline.

Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 – Art Show by Zwany runs Friday and Saturday at 53105 Yale Road East in Rosedale. The unique exhibit of 25 years of visual art features a selection of more than 85 pieces. Artwork of landscapes, portraits, abstracts, still life, and animals in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, charcoal, mixed media, and mosaic. Hours: Friday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.zwany.com

Nov. 1 – The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra will be performing at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Romancing the Flute and Harp will feature Kaori Otake and Sarah Dyck with orchestra playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto. 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.

Nov. 1 – Vancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm and blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor at 8 p.m. in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall. Tickets $22 and available online at www.harrisonfestival.com or by phone 604-796-3664.

Nov. 2 – Classical Ballet Academy presents Ballet Workshop par Excellence with former European ballerina Vera Babakova at 4 p.m. Students with high expectations welcome. Ages 9 and up. For more info, call 604-701-0173.

Nov. 2 – Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes and John Mann are in concert at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35/adults, $32/seniors, $30/students and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Nov. 3 – Come to an evening of music at Chilliwack Baptist Church (46336 First Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. Piano students are being mentored by re-owned pianist, Ian Parker, in preparation for the Nov. 8 Piano Extravaganza concert where they will be accompanied by the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paula DeWit. Admission: $15/adult, $5/student, and $20/family (immediate family only).

Nov. 5 – The Chilliwack Libraries and the Chilliwack Community Arts Council present local author Martin Crosbie (My Temporary Life, My Temporary Life Trilogy, and Believing Again: A Tale Of Two Christmases, and more) who will be reading from his work. Takes place at The Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or coffee/ tea as you revel in the local literary arts. Admission is free, however space is limited. Please call the library or the Chilliwack Arts Council at 604-769–ARTS (2787) for more information.

Now to Nov. 1 – The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra Chorus has immediate openings and welcomes committed singers whose voices blend well in a group. All singers are expected to attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for both the upcoming Christmas and spring performances. The ability to read music is a requirement. Call Paula DeWit at 604-795-0521 for information regarding repertoire, auditions, placement and rehearsal details.

Now to Nov. 1 – Heat, Life, Water is on display in the Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre Sept. 18 to Nov. 1. The show features glass by Karen Ireland, watercolour by Elaine Unrau, and batik (fabric art) by Diane Davidson-Bastien. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 6 to 8 p.m. on show evenings.

Now to Nov. 4 – The Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild have their fibre arts show, Tye One On, on display at the Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.) from Sept. 13 to Nov. 4. The show focuses on a beautiful variety of scarves and shawls that celebrate the upcoming fall season. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 604-769-2787.