Arts and Entertainment

(From left) Benjamin Koo, Alina Nicolenco and Kira Gill perform at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s Winter Wonders concert in Abbotsford on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Three winners of Young Artists competition perform in Abbotsford

Trio part of Winter Wonders concert presented by Fraser Valley Symphony

 

Natalie Hunter is among three artists whose work will be shown at the new exhibit image/object at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford. Show here is her piece titled Edge of Sky. (Submitted photo)

The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford opens new season

Upcoming exhibits include Fraser Valley Biennial with 20 artists

 

The Sweeney Singers present their annual Christmas benefit concert in Abbotsford on Dec. 20. (Submitted photo)

Sweeney Singers present annual Christmas concert in Abbotsford

Donations collected for Archway Food Bank at show on Dec. 20

 

Abbotsford musician Darius Crump (aka “girly”) is the recipient of a $5,000 MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship, which includes an intensive mentorship experience.

Abbotsford musician one of 7 MusiCounts scholarship recipients across Canada

Darius Crump receives $5,000 and a mentorship experience to kickstart career

Abbotsford musician Darius Crump (aka “girly”) is the recipient of a $5,000 MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship, which includes an intensive mentorship experience.
A scene from the new movie “Avatar: The Way of the Water.” (Photo: Youtube.com)

‘Touch, sight, sound, smell’ at one theatre in Metro Vancouver showing new ‘Avatar’ movie

Cineplex is rolling out 4DX technology at 7 theatres across Canada, including Metropolis in Burnaby

A scene from the new movie “Avatar: The Way of the Water.” (Photo: Youtube.com)
A scene from Feld Entertainment’s “Jurassic World Live” arena show, coming to Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum in May 2023.

‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs coming to Vancouver for jungle-set arena show next spring

‘Pre-show experience’ includes photo ops with dinosaurs and vehicles in Feld Entertainment production

A scene from Feld Entertainment’s “Jurassic World Live” arena show, coming to Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum in May 2023.
Singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen of Abbotsford performs a holiday concert Dec. 17 in Abbotsford and Dec. 18 in Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Singer Brian Doerksen hosts holiday concerts in Abbotsford and Surrey

The Heart of Christmas tour on Dec. 17 and 18 includes seasonal classics

Singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen of Abbotsford performs a holiday concert Dec. 17 in Abbotsford and Dec. 18 in Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Lawrence Locke performs over 40 different characters in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Ron Reed. (Photo by Dianna Lewis)

One actor plays 40 roles in Abbotsford production of A Christmas Carol

Lawrence Locke stars in holiday classic presented by Gallery 7 Theatre

Lawrence Locke performs over 40 different characters in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Ron Reed. (Photo by Dianna Lewis)
The crew for @Home — a new, Indigenous focused, home makeover show that will be airing in Fall 2023 — recently gave the studio, of Ojibwe and Cree fashion designer Linda Kay Peters, a complete makeover. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

New home makeover show features famous fashion designer Linda Kay Peters

The Ojibwe and Cree and Seabird Island First Nation designer will feature on fifth episode of @Home

The crew for @Home — a new, Indigenous focused, home makeover show that will be airing in Fall 2023 — recently gave the studio, of Ojibwe and Cree fashion designer Linda Kay Peters, a complete makeover. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Mary Boonstra is the writer and director of the new production Life … It’s About Living, being staged in Abbotsford on Dec. 3.

Abbotsford stage production is about hope and resiliency

Life … It’s About Living presented Dec. 3 by Legacy Productions

Mary Boonstra is the writer and director of the new production Life … It’s About Living, being staged in Abbotsford on Dec. 3.
Starring in Fraser Valley Stage’s production of Plaid Tidings are (from left) Jake Hildebrand, Dann Wilhelm, Christopher Hall and Brad Dewar. (Photo by Jean Konda-Witte)

Fraser Valley Stage presents two festive musicals in Abbotsford

Winter Wonderettes and Plaid Tidings run Dec. 1-10 at arts centre

Starring in Fraser Valley Stage’s production of Plaid Tidings are (from left) Jake Hildebrand, Dann Wilhelm, Christopher Hall and Brad Dewar. (Photo by Jean Konda-Witte)
Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents its production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Nov. 25 and 26. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents festive production

Best Christmas Pageant Ever staged on Nov. 25 and 26 at Matsqui Auditorium

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents its production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Nov. 25 and 26. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds auditions for The Secret Garden

Rehearsals start in December, with production being staged in March

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.
(From left) Shana Pierce, Marcus Miller and Rebecca Dougan perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of The Magician’s Nephew. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)
(From left) Shana Pierce, Marcus Miller and Rebecca Dougan perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of The Magician’s Nephew. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)
A movie made by Peters First Nation member and filmmaker Andrew Genaille is currently available to view — and it was filmed entirely on the iPhone 12.

New movie from Peters First Nation filmmaker now available on iTunes

Called Rehab, movie focuses on a man dealing with the recent passing of his father

A movie made by Peters First Nation member and filmmaker Andrew Genaille is currently available to view — and it was filmed entirely on the iPhone 12.
Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.
Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.
Violinist Calvin Dyck and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra present a fall concert on Oct. 29. (Diamonds Edge Photography photo)

Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and violinist Calvin Dyck present fall concert

Event on Saturday, Oct. 29 features Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Violinist Calvin Dyck and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra present a fall concert on Oct. 29. (Diamonds Edge Photography photo)
Aaron Dawson is the founder of the new Abbotsford Film Society, which screens its first film on Oct. 28. (Submitted photo)

New Abbotsford Film Society holds first screening

Classic horror film Night of the Living Dead to be shown on Oct. 28

Aaron Dawson is the founder of the new Abbotsford Film Society, which screens its first film on Oct. 28. (Submitted photo)
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Harrison Ford joins Captain America 4

Ford will make his first appearance as the character in ‘Captain America:…

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Caio de Figueiroa, a 2022 WJ Mouat secondary graduate who is also a Abbotsford Children's Theatre alumni, received a $500 bursary recently. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre alumnus rewarded for time spent on the stage

Caio de Figueiroa took part in five productions in his time with the acting group

Caio de Figueiroa, a 2022 WJ Mouat secondary graduate who is also a Abbotsford Children's Theatre alumni, received a $500 bursary recently. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)