Live in Dewdney Dec. 7, Harma White rocks the house at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., five minutes east of Mission, and Dec. 8 the Sharon Young band takes over. Also Sunday blues jam, acoustic open mic with Roger Potter on Wednesdays, and karaoke with Karen Lee Batten on Thursdays. Call 604-826-4762 or see churchoftheblues.ca.
Deception at Gourmet Dec. 15, the blues band Deception performs at Clayburn Gourmet Gallery at 300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford, starting at 8 p.m. Drop by also for Jed's Jam nights Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. Call 604-504-0899.
Merv Tremblay band Merv Tremblay and friends offer country, rock and blues Sundays from 3: 30 - 7: 30 p.m. at Captain's Cabin pub, 33331 Harbour Ave., Mission. There's also a meat draw that benefits the food bank.
Singalong Songfests Sing along or listen to the A-Tones on Mondays, 1- 3 p.m., at the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre on Cyril Street. Call Ed at 604853-8624 or e-mail songbag@ bigstring.com.
Duke of Dublin Soak up live music at The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub on Fridays and Saturdays at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. See dukeofdublin.com or call 604-746-2000.
The Reach exhibits Jacye Salloum installation on the destroyed Buddah of Bamiyan, Amy Loewan's Illuminating Peace, Free Mason history in Abbotsford and the MCC faith perspective on Just for Food, a Right to Food, until January at The Reach Gallery and Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. See more thereach.ca or call 604-864-8087.
Artisan gift fair Until Dec. 22, the Kariton Art Gallery has a Christmas Artisan Gift Fair with unique, handmade items created by local artisans. Hours are Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, 9: 30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. See details at abbotsfordartscouncil.org. Kariton Gallery is at 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford.
MAC gift shop Visit the Christmas Gift Shop at the Mission Art Gallery, 33529 First Ave., Mission, featuring local artisans and vendors from the Christmas craft fair, until Dec. 19. Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. Call 604-826-0029 or see missionartscouncil.ca.
Wassail sing at MAC Mission Arts Centre holds a Christmas wassail and carol sing-along Dec. 21, starting at 7 p.m. with Jenny Bice and Deborah Handley, at 33529 First Ave., Mission.
A Carol for Christmas Dec. 20-22, chose your favourite new carol, as Calvin Dyck's Songs, Strings & Steps presents A Carol for Christmas at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford. Guests will hear original carol compositions and choose their favourites. Shows are at 7 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. matinée on Dec. 22. Tickets at House of James and King's Music in Abbotsford.
Tarl at Finnegan's Dec. 22, local rock group Tarl plays at Finnegan's Pub, 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604859-2220 for reservations. See more at tarlsmusic.com.
Valley Echoes Wanna sing? The Valley Echoes Chorus, a Fraser Valley chapter of Sweet Adelines International, offers women the opportunity to perform in a capella four-part harmony, Tuesdays from 7 - 9: 30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Call Ann at 604-826-8060 for information.
CULTURE & CONCERTS
Church & Ford country Jan. 31, country music artist Eric Church brings his Blood, Sweat & Beers show to the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre in his first Canadian tour, with special guest Colt Ford. Tickets at www. abbotsfordcentre.ca.
Writers, readers festival March 9, Writers and Readers Festival, UFV Mission campus, Heritage Park, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Registration list at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-820-0220.
Terri Clark and friends March 8 at 7: 30 p.m., country star and Juno award winner Terri Clark performs at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, with Kira Isabella. See abbotsfordcentre. ca for tickets.
Pink Floyd Experience March 13, at 7: 30 p.m., the Pink Floyd Experience is a full-on audio visual theatrical experience for the PF enthusiast, at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. See abbotsfordcentre.ca for tickets.
Myth Busters March 17, Discovery series TV hit Myth Busters lands at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre at 8 p.m. See abbotsfordcentre.ca for tickets, more details.
Beauty & the Beast May 1, the magical story of Disney's Beauty & the Beast weaves its spell at 7 p.m., at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. See abbotsfordcentre.ca for tickets, more details.
Carrie Underwood Past American Idol Carrie Underwood performs May 23 at the AESC. See abbotsfordcentre.ca for tickets, more details.
ASA Friday socials Dec. 7, Good Vibrations is the live entertainment at the Abbotsford Social Activities Association, 7: 30 - 10: 30 p.m., 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Members/$6, non-members $7. Last day for Dec. 14 Christmas dance tickets is Dec. 6. New Year's tickets on sale now. See abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com.
Country dancers wanted The Silver Diamond Country Dancers seek male and female dancers to line dance in parades, events. No experience required. Practise Mondays at 7 p.m. at Cloverdale Legion. Call Darlene at 604530-8307 or Diane at 604-8701821 or see silverdiamond@ shaw.ca.