The Odd Couple Opening Nite Theatre Society in Mission will present Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (female version) from April 27 - May 13 at 33223 Railway Ave., Mission. See openingnitetheatresociety. tripod.com.
Open call for new plays If you have written a one-act or full length play that you would like to present, Opening Nite Theatre would like to hear from you. Contact email@example.com.
Directors' fringe fest The UFV Directors' Theatre fringe-style festival is on April 25 - 29 in the theatre complex on the Chilliwack campus. For more information call 604-795-2814 or see the university website, ufv.ca.
Culture & concerts
TWU concert band On April 13 at 7: 30 p.m. the Trinity Western University concert band performs at the Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St., Abbotsford, Admission is by donation, $5 suggested. It's poetry month Rediscover poetry and listen to the lyrical language of the locals at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on April 14 from 2 - 3 p.m. Call the library at 604-826-6610.
Big Dave McLean Big Dave McLean brings Winnipeg blues to the Mission Art Centre, April 17 at 7: 30 p.m. Get tickets at MAC, 33529 First Ave., 6048260029, or Murdoch's Books, 33078 First Ave. See MAC on Facebook.
Cuban jazz dinner Dress for a Cuban evening of jazz and food at the Blackberry Kitchen, Fraser River Heritage Park on April 18. Tickets are $50, with proceeds to the Mission Folk Music Festival society. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
Poetry month celebrated Poets Marion Quednau and Heidi Greco toast National Poetry Month at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, on April 19 from 4 - 5 p.m.
Later that day from 7 - 8 p.m., The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, at 32388 Veterans Way, will host poets Elise Partridge and Barbara Nickel.
Valley Concert Society The Valley Concert Society presents Karl Stobbe on violin, Joel Stobbe on cello and Abbotsford's own Betty Suderman on piano in concert April 20 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (city hall) 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets $25 at the door or phone 604-859-5192. See their website at www.valleyconcertsociety.com.
Nathan Rogers The Mission Folk Music Festival presents an evening with innovative folkie, percussionist, Tuvan throat chanter and songwriter Nathan Rogers on April 25, 7 p.m., at St. Andrew's United Church, Grand Street in Mission. Tickets are $20/advance and $25/door. Get tickets online at bit.ly/HUMp2r.
Pavlo performs at Clarke On April 30, flamenco guitarist Pavlo brings his classic Mediterranean and world music to the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, at 7: 30 p.m. See ticketmaster.com.
Ron James is funny The eloquent Canadian stand-up comic Ron James will be at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on May 11, and at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 3. For tickets call 604-391-7469.
Blue Rodeo at Riverfest Blue Rodeo, Randy Bachman, George Canyon, One More Girl, Ridley Bent, Aaron Pritchett and more perform at the 2012 Rockin' River Music Festival Aug. 9 - 11 at Mission Raceway Park in Mission. Early bird tickets, details at rockinriverfest.com or call 604-733-2235.
Dewdney pub blues Join Larry Styles and company on April 14 at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., in Dewdney. The pub also has a Sunday blues jam, an acoustic open mic with Roger Potter with local artists on Wednesdays, and karaoke with Karen Lee Batten Thursdays. Drive five minutes east of Mission on the Lougheed Hwy., turn right on River Road. Call 604-826-4762.
Singalong songfests Sing or enjoy the A-Tones and old tunes on Mondays, 1 - 3 p.m., at the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre on Cyril Street. Call Ed at 604-853-8624 or e-mail email@example.com.
Duke of Dublin Soak up live Celtic music at The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub on Thursdays and Fridays, and club nights on Saturdays at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. See dukeofdublin.com or call 604-746-2000.
Gourmet Gallery tunes Lady and the Tramps play rock, funk, blues on April 14 at the Gourmet Gallery, 3003033 Immel St., Abbotsford. Also informal Jed's Jam sessions every Friday night from 6 - 9 p.m., everyone welcome. Call 604-504-0899.
Jesse Peters Trio The Jesse Peters Trio performs at 8 p.m., April 14 at the Harrison Memorial Hall, with jazz, R&B and hip hop vibes. Tickets are $22 by phone at 6047963664 or online at www. harrisonfestival.com.
UFV art at Kariton The University of the Fraser Valley fine arts students have their exhibit Eklektisch until April 17 from 1 - 4 p.m. daily at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. See abbotsfordartscouncil.com, and find it on Facebook. Call 852-9358.
Goya: Disasters of War The Reach Gallery and Museum presents Goya: Disasters of War and Los Caprichos, organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Also on exhibit is Policing with Pride, a photo review of the former Matsqui Police.
The Reach is at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Call 604-864-8087, or see www. thereach.ca for more information.
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