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Forever Plaid is an off-Broadway musical coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 22. The musical stars a hapless quartet trying to pull off a heaven-worthy concert. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)

Forever fifties, Forever Plaid

Off-Broadway musical lands in Fraser Valley

Forever Plaid is an off-Broadway musical coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 22. The musical stars a hapless quartet trying to pull off a heaven-worthy concert. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack on Feb. 29. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)

SFU Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack

Champion bagpipers will play on Leap Day

The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack on Feb. 29. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)
GoodFellas, which debuted in 1990, stars Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Paul Sorvino, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco (not shown). The Hope Film Club presents a screening of the film on Feb. 20. (Warner Bros.)

Hope Film Club to screen Scorcese classic Goodfellas

Film is ‘breathless and brilliant’ and celebrating its 30th anniversary

GoodFellas, which debuted in 1990, stars Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Paul Sorvino, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco (not shown). The Hope Film Club presents a screening of the film on Feb. 20. (Warner Bros.)
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)

Anne of Green Gables hits the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage in ballet form

Ballet classes, photography workshop also being offered in addition to Ballet Jörgen performance

  • Feb 1, 2020
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)

The Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack, semi-dressed and completely unscripted

This fake-male stripper troupe will be gyrating their way through the Cultural Centre once again

  • Feb 1, 2020
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)
People get a close look at the sculptures and paintings on display during the Upscale Art opening reception at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Visual Artists Assocation calling for artists to display

Works will be on display at O’Connor Group Art Gallery

People get a close look at the sculptures and paintings on display during the Upscale Art opening reception at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Jon Brooks and Lynne Hanson are up first, followed by WiL and then Dan Bern for February concerts

  • Jan 22, 2020
Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack
Through amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control, The Peking Acrobats of China test the limits of human ability. (Submitted)

Peking Acrobats bring extraordinary exhibition of agility, athleticism and grace to Chilliwack

They will perform in beautiful costumes with dazzling special effects and live musicians

  • Jan 20, 2020
Through amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control, The Peking Acrobats of China test the limits of human ability. (Submitted)
Pam Goodvin (left) and Tina Sharkey with Chilliwack Academy of Music are the organizers of the fifth annual Fraser Valley Distillery Festival set for Feb. 1. The event is a fundraiser for the academy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Party like it’s 1920 at the Fraser Valley Distillery Festival in Chilliwack

The fifth annual ’20s-themed festival is a fundraiser for the Chilliwack Academy of Music

Pam Goodvin (left) and Tina Sharkey with Chilliwack Academy of Music are the organizers of the fifth annual Fraser Valley Distillery Festival set for Feb. 1. The event is a fundraiser for the academy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Winter weather and road conditions caused North Vancouver-based Gravity Productions Inc. to cancel filming that had been planned for Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 16, 2020. (Jeannette Peters‎/Facebook photo)

‘They had to pull the plug in the end:’ Film crew cancels Agassiz shoot due to weather

Gravity Productions says planned road closures are no longer in effect

Winter weather and road conditions caused North Vancouver-based Gravity Productions Inc. to cancel filming that had been planned for Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 16, 2020. (Jeannette Peters‎/Facebook photo)
Filippo Scaramucci of Italy is giving folks a chance to hear him live on Jan. 19 with his Classical Guitar Solo Recital at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Admission to his concert is by donation. (Submitted)

Italian classical guitarist presents a journey through European music with concert in Chilliwack

Filippo Scaramucci will perform his by-donation solo recital at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Filippo Scaramucci of Italy is giving folks a chance to hear him live on Jan. 19 with his Classical Guitar Solo Recital at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Admission to his concert is by donation. (Submitted)
A new year brings new classes and new creativity to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

A new year brings new classes and new creativity to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Art classes in pottery, drawing, fibre arts and more start Jan. 20 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Jan 7, 2020
A new year brings new classes and new creativity to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Harrison Festival presents its first family ‘barn dance’

Harrison Festival presents its first family ‘barn dance’

The event will feature a live band and caller, who will teach contra, square, and round dances

Harrison Festival presents its first family ‘barn dance’
Young actors with Chilliwack School of Performing Arts rehearse a scene from Matilda the Musical where the bullies taunt the new kids. CSOPA presents the play Jan. 15 to Jan. 26 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

CSOPA brings big show about a small girl to Chilliwack Cultural Centre with Roald Dahl’s Matilda

The musical is about a ‘very tiny human overcoming a great lot of things,’ says director Lisa Braun

Young actors with Chilliwack School of Performing Arts rehearse a scene from Matilda the Musical where the bullies taunt the new kids. CSOPA presents the play Jan. 15 to Jan. 26 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Actors read from scripts during a rehearsal for A Pearl in the Hand presented by the Chilliwack Players Guild. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

New radio play comes to Cultural Centre after successful first one by Chilliwack Players Guild

Chilliwack theatre company brings radio play A Pearl in the Hand to the stage for two performances

Actors read from scripts during a rehearsal for A Pearl in the Hand presented by the Chilliwack Players Guild. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Paperboys set to party onstage at Harrison Memorial Hall

Paperboys set to party onstage at Harrison Memorial Hall

Vancouver band will help Harrison Festival Society kick off 2020 with a night of roots music

Paperboys set to party onstage at Harrison Memorial Hall
FILE - Apple’s television series “See” filmed near the Kilby historic site in Harrison Mills.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

YEAR IN REVIEW 2019: ‘Aquaman’ actor films new TV series in Harrison Mills

The Observer is taking a look back at some of our top headlines of 2019

  • Dec 29, 2019
FILE - Apple’s television series “See” filmed near the Kilby historic site in Harrison Mills.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Netflix confirms new ‘Virgin River’ series filmed in Agassiz

Netflix confirms new ‘Virgin River’ series filmed in Agassiz

Filming for the romance drama took place on Pioneer Avenue last spring

Netflix confirms new ‘Virgin River’ series filmed in Agassiz
Nigel Harrison is getting ready to debut his new magic show at the Harrison Lake Hotel.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Nights of illusion coming to Harrison

Magician Nigel Harrison will be bringing his magic show to the Harrison Lake Hotel this month

Nigel Harrison is getting ready to debut his new magic show at the Harrison Lake Hotel.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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