Seven Days in Chilliwack – Oct. 9 to 15

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Oct. 9 to 15.

Avenue Q

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.

Oct. 10 – Wooden Horseman performs at the Acoustic Emporium (The Vineyard Centre, 45892 Wellington Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets $10 at the door. www.acousticemporium.com.

Oct. 10/11 – Avenue Q, a part-human, part-puppet musical theatre experience, is at the Cultural Centre for two evening shows on Oct. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $49/adult, $46/senior, $44/student, and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Warning: Avenue Q contains adult content, profanity, and full puppet nudity.

Oct. 10/11 – The Vedder Golden Branch 280 has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend it’s ValleyFyre.

Oct. 12 – An Evening of Wonders with illusionist Vitaly Beckman takes place tonight at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. There will be a second show on Oct. 19. Tickets $25 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Oct 15 – The 15th annual Chilliwack International Film Series runs every Wednesday (Sept. 24 to Oct. 29) at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas at 7 p.m. Tickets $6 at the door. Tonight’s movie is Land Ho!; Iceland/USA, comedy/adventure, 18A, 95 min. Two ex-brothers-in-law travel across Iceland hoping to escape the monotony of their everyday lives and get their groove back. Director: Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens. Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson and Karrie Crouse.

Oct. 15 – Country musician, George Canyon, brings his Decade of Hits Tour to the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $42.70 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Oct. 15-26 – UFV Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Birdsong this month marking the 100th anniversary of the first ‘digging-in’ of trench warfare on the Western Front. Birdsong is a new adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ best-selling novel by playwright Rachel Wagstaff. Experience the unparalleled tragedy, the remarkable history and surprising humour of the Great War told through songs, music, movement and the magic of theatre from Oct. 15-26 at UFV. Show times: Oct. 15/16 (previews) at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m., and a school matinee on Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. The opening night performance (Oct. 17) features food, drinks and good old-fashioned mingling at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info: ufv.ca/theatre or 604-795-2814.

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.