What’s On: The Prom, Art of Marketing and more

Check out some of the arts and entertainment activities happening around Abbotsford.

THE PROM

The Prom, an annual fundraiser for the Devon R. B. Clifford Memorial Foundation, is coming up. “You will enjoy amazing decor, appetizers, wine with a full course meal, dancing, silent auction, and fun events throughout the evening,” says a press release from organizers. The foundation provides music lessons for teens and young adults who are financially disadvantaged. It’s sponsoring lessons for eight students in a 10-week “Rock Camp.” The foundation will provide continued private lessons for those students that show talent and commitment. Tickets cost $100. Phone 604-855-7237, email devonrbcliffordmemorial@gmail.com or purchase online at devonclifford.eventbrite.ca.

ART OF MARKETING

The Abbotsford Arts Council presents part two in their Art of Marketing series: Email and Social Media Marketing, on Jan. 25 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This session covers promoting yourself as an artist or performer, or as a business or non-profit. Attendance of part one is not essential. Tickets are $10 for members, $20 for non-members and an RSVP is required by calling 604-852-9358.

YAEL WEISS IN CONCERT

The Valley Concert Society presents internationally acclaimed pianist Yael Weiss in concert on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way. Single concert tickets are $25, available at the door or by phone 605-859-5192.

LOCAL FORESTS

A collection of drawings and paintings inspired by walks through local forests will be on display as Thread of Line, by artist Anne O’Leary. The Abbotsford Arts Council exhibit runs until Feb. 1 at the Kariton Gallery and Boutique, 2387 Ware St.

CALL FOR MUSICIANS

The Abbotsford Arts Council is calling on local musicians for the Envision Concert Series, running May through October of this year. Applications to perform must be submitted by Feb. 3, and can be found online at abbotsfordartscouncil.com.