Arts and Entertainment

Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)

Indigenous-focused concert in Boston Bar designed to lift spirits after Lytton fire

We Are Still Here being held this Sunday at Tuckkwiohum Village and available online

 

A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club looking for art to auction off at fundraiser

Funds raised through art sale will benefit the Fraser Valley Conservancy

 

Pattie Desjardins is one of the artists organizing the Hope Art Crawl 2022. (Submitted photo)

Hope artists planning local Art Crawl for this summer

Artists invited to register to take part in inaugural, two-day event

 

Hope Cinema. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope Cinema only closed for filming, says owner

Theatre will re-open to the public on Tuesday

Hope Cinema. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)

Bard on the Beach returns with ‘laughter and magic’ of popular Shakespeare comedy this summer

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is the lone production on the festival’s BMO Mainstage

The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Clown performers in Cirque Du Soleil's new-look "Alegria" show, performed in a Big Top at Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place (at False Creek), from March 25 to June 5. (Submitted photo)

‘Joy’ for Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver as company stages first show in Canada post-COVID

New-look ‘Alegria’ opens Friday inside 2,600-seat Big Top at Concord Pacific Place

Clown performers in Cirque Du Soleil's new-look "Alegria" show, performed in a Big Top at Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place (at False Creek), from March 25 to June 5. (Submitted photo)
Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions

Quick-change artist Timoteo hits the ’70s with hilarious ‘Made In Italy,’ his one-man musical

Arts Club show in Vancouver offers laughs about family, food, music and the life of Italian immigrants

Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions
University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV theatre in Abbotsford presents Pericles by Shakespeare

Production opens Thursday, March 24 for 6 in-person shows and 2 Zoom performances

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
Lizzy Elliott of Abbotsford has received a $20,000 grant to film a documentary on Skully White, owner of the gourmet hotdog business Lullys Food Experience. White donated a kidney to a customer in 2020. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman wins $20K grant to film Hotdogs for Life documentary

Project will feature Skully White, who donated kidney to customer in 2020

Lizzy Elliott of Abbotsford has received a $20,000 grant to film a documentary on Skully White, owner of the gourmet hotdog business Lullys Food Experience. White donated a kidney to a customer in 2020. (Submitted photo)
Pat Chessell is a singer/songwriter whose passion for Celtic music tinged with folk and western influences makes him one of B.C.’s prominent acts on the folk music scene. (Contributed Photo/Pat Chessell)
Pat Chessell is a singer/songwriter whose passion for Celtic music tinged with folk and western influences makes him one of B.C.’s prominent acts on the folk music scene. (Contributed Photo/Pat Chessell)
‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz to appear in upcoming TV movie

Little currently known about ‘Where is My Daughter’

‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Big concerts are back in B.C. as several bands announce 2022 dates in Vancouver, other cities

Announced Thursday was a Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard show at B.C. Place Stadium in September

Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)
Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)

Celtic Illusion fuses Irish dancing and magic in Abbotsford show

Event on April 6 at Abbotsford Centre features some of the world’s fastest taps

Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is coming to Hope for a Feb. 11 show at the Hope Cinema (Brandon Hart photo)

Vancouver’s Ed Hill brings live comedy show to Hope Cinema

The Taiwanese-Canadian has an introspective style that is both thought-provoking and funny

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is coming to Hope for a Feb. 11 show at the Hope Cinema (Brandon Hart photo)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito. (Kathy Ward photo)

Romeo and Juliet ballet to grace Chilliwack stage on Valentine’s Day

Ballet Jörgen brings romantic ballet to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito. (Kathy Ward photo)
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Cirque du Soleil coming to Vancouver with ‘reimagined’ version of fan-fave show from 1994

Cirque du Soleil aims to bring some “joy” to Vancouver this spring.…

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Jennifer Lopez, playing a trained assassin in the upcoming Netflix movie “The Mother.” (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
Jennifer Lopez, playing a trained assassin in the upcoming Netflix movie “The Mother.” (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)