The University of the Fraser Valley theatre department is holding open auditions for its 17th Annual Director’s Theatre Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in building D on the Chilliwack campus. Local performers between the ages of 18 and 70 are invited to attend. Performers must arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. The Director’s Theatre Festival is a five-day, fringe-style event showcasing theatre talent in B.C., running April 25-29. For more information call 604-795-2814 or email [email protected]
Artists are invited to bring their “work in progress” to meet and mingle with like minded people while working alongside fellow artists. Drop-ins welcome Thursdays in February from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. For information on this free event contact Suzanne Greening at [email protected]
CLASSES FOR KIDS
Opening Night Theatre is holding acting classes with Camille Knight and Tony Loyer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Feb. 6-15 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A total of six two hour classes will culminate in a performance of two short plays, Snow White and The Frog Prince. The cost is $65 per child, age 7-12. To register call 604-832-8089 or e-mail [email protected] Classes will be held at 33223 Railway Ave, in Mission.
The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society welcomes painters to meet Thursday, Feb. 9 at Abbotsford Collegiate Secondary School, 2329 Crescent Way, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a demonstration with local artist Cheryl Shaw. New techniques and ideas will be explored. The drop-in fee for non-members is $7. For more information call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694 or visit myartclub.com.
TRIP TO BERLIN
UFV is opening up a limited number of seats to the public for a tour of cultural Berlin. The 10-day tour will visit art galleries and world class museum between April 28 and May 9. For information call Vicki Bolan at 604-854-4543 or [email protected]
Registration is open for spring break art camps at The Reach, consisting of a wide range of engaging art activities inspired by their current exhibitions. Camps run March 19-23 and cost $80 for five sessions, with a friend of The Reach price of $72. Camp times are age dependent – go online to thereach.ca to register.
Abbotsford’s rock ’n’ roll act Harma White joins Mission up-and-comers Aqua Vista and the acoustic soul of Vancouver’s Mathieu Lavigne in a diverse night of music to raise money for wild salmon conservation. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at The Playhouse, 33100 10th Ave., Mission. Proceeds will benefit Salmon are Sacred and Fraser Riverkeeper. Tickets are $10. Call Gary at 604-820-2909 or email [email protected] for information.
OPEN MODEL CALL
The University of the Fraser Valley is inviting women 5’7” or more in height and over the age of 14 to audition for the year-end fashion show. No experience is necessary. Auditions take place in room D101 at the Abbotsford campus, 33844 King Rd., on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Models should come in a T-shirt and jeans and bring a hair-tie. High-heeled shoes are recommended. For information, call Corinne Richardson at 604-557-4073 or visit ufv.ca/fashion.