What’s On: Aug. 13-19

Arts and entertainment activities in Abbotsford.

BOOK SIGNING

Author Ginny Yttrup will be at the House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, for a book signing on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. She will also be giving a short talk, sharing her history of healing from abuse and how that intersected with her writing. For more information, check www.houseofjames.com or call 604-852-3701.

JAZZ TRIO

Project Walrus, a modern jazz trio composed of Nico Rhodes, Alicia Murray, and Eugene Burton, is playing at Chapleo’s Coffee Bistro, 2070 Sumas Way, on Sunday, Aug. 14. The performance runs from 7-9 p.m. and is free to all ages.

OUTDOOR MOVIE

Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium, 32470 Haida Dr., is hosting a free movie on a three-storey high big-screen on Friday, Aug. 19. The event is free, but donations will be accepted on behalf of a local charity. The film being shown is ET, and starts at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring blankets.

THE REACH LITERARY CAFE

An evening of poetry, literature and music comes to The Reach on Friday, Aug. 19 for The Reach Literary Cafe. The event will feature young, local and emerging writers sharing the stage in celebration of their work in the UFV and Anvil Press publication, Making Waves: Reading BC and Pacific Northwest Literature. Readers include Chelsea Thornton, Paul Falardeau and Frances Cabahug. The musical guests are Franklyn Currie and Cale Stanage  The show will take place at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and are on sale at The Reach. For more information and tickets call 604-864-8087 x 111 or email info@thereach.ca.  Tickets can also be purchased online at thereach.ca