Barbershop and metal

Barbershop Harmony is taking place this weekend at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way.

Barbershop Harmony

Barbershop Harmony is taking place this weekend at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way.

Choruses and quartets from around B.C. and Washington State will be performing at the event. The weekend will feature three shows:  7 p.m. on Friday, and 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are $15. The Saturday evening show is $20. Tickets are available at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, Kings Music, Sound of Music and The Abbotsford News. For more information visit www.abbotsfordartscentre.ca or call 604-515-7050.

Protest the Hero

Canadian progressive-metal band Protest The Hero will be performing at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on Monday, April 4. The band is touring North America to support its recently  released third album Scurrilous. Tickets are $24, available at www.ticketweb.ca. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at  6 p.m.

Irish Country

Acclaimed author Patrick Taylor will be reading from his Irish Country series on Wednesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 Dahlstrom Ave. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.fvrl.ca. For more information call the Clearbrook Library at 604-859-7814.

Walk for the Rice Reason

A Walk for the Rice Reason is happening at Mill Lake Park, entering at Bevan Street, on BC World Food Day, Thursday, April 7.

The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Those involved will walk 10 km around the lake. The first annual event is meant to raise awareness about the lack of nutritious food and its effects on people’s health. Money raised helps support families in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mexico and Cambodia.  For more information and to register, visit www.hungerresponse.org.

Shades of Jade

Shades of Jade is taking place at the Ag Rec building, 32470 Haida Drive from Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10. The event will feature numerous displays, dealers and demonstrations. Local sculptor Deborah Wilson will be showcasing her jade pieces and demonstrating the art of carving jade. There will also be a children’s workshop. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for students and free for children under six. On Saturday and Sunday, all Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Big Brothers/Sisters and affiliated clubs that show ID or wear their uniform will get free admission.

Stereos

The pop-rock, JUNO nominated Stereos are performing on Sunday, April 3 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. The Uncontrollable Tour will also feature special guests Neverest, Eric Solomon and A Frosty Comet. Advance tickets are $25, available at www.ticketweb.ca. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 604-853-0966.

Sewing and Crafts Show

The 19th annual Victoria Sewing and Crafts Show takes place this Friday and Saturday at Abbotsford Tradex,1190 Cornell Street. The show will feature more than 70 seminars and workshops each day involving creative design, pattern making, sewing, quilting, scrap-booking, home decor and staging. For more information visit www.SewingAndCraftsShow.com