Arts in brief: Cameras and quilts and more

Kaleidoscope contest

Make your voice heard through the Kaleidoscope Real World Video Challenge. Kaleidoscope is an online video contest for youth aged 18 and under. To enter, submit a short video  showing how you are making a positive change in this world.

It could be about a global issue, or something in your own community.

Topics can include human rights, gender equality and environment, to name a few.

Upload your video and you’ll have the chance to win a video camera and a trip to Ottawa.  The deadline for the contest is March 31. For details, check out

Whiskey Jane

Finnegan’s Pub and Grill, 33780 King Rd., will be hosting country/rock band Whiskey Jane on March 25. The show starts at 9 p.m. Cover  charge is $10 after 8:30 p.m. For information call  604-859-2220.

Magic of Ireland

The Mission Clarke Theatre is hosting The Magic of Ireland on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the musical event are $38, $36 and $20.  For more info, call 604-820-3961 or visit

A quilt of many crafts

The 19th annual Sewing and Crafts Show is returning to Abbotsford’s Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street, on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.

There will be more than 70 seminars and workshops each day, discussing creative design, pattern making, sewing, quilting, scrap booking, home decor and staging.

Canadian TV personality Ron Collins will be inspiring audiences with his seminar. In addition, kids will be featuring their talents in the 16th annual all kids fashion show on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. For information, visit or call 604-377-7097.

40 years on skates

The Abbotsford Skating Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special performance: Skating Four Decades – Tracing our Stories.

It takes place on Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at MSA arena, 2323 Emerson St.

Tickets are available by contacting, at the MSA box office from March 28 to April 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the door.

Children three and under are free, youth from ages four to 17 and seniors are $7, and adults are $10.

Barbershop harmony

The best of acapella music will be featured in one performance called Barbershop Harmony at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.

The event has been held in Abbotsford for the past 10 years and will showcase choruses and quartets from around B.C. and Washington State.

Tickets are available at the Abby Art Centre and numerous outlets around Abbotsford.

For more information visit or you can call 604-853-0966.