Open mic night
Jan. 4, 7 p.m. Community Coffee Open Mic Night at Dogwood Bakery, 33219 N. Railway St., Mission. Share your talents: singing, poetry, reading. Share your opinions, thoughts, dreams.
Meet old friends or make new ones. This goes every Friday night. Call 604-287-2253 or see www.dogwoodbakery.ca for details.
Puss in Boots panto
Jan. 4 - 12, Opening Nite Theatre brings you Puss in Boots, the Panto, with rollicking seasonal fun and silliness, now a Mission tradition, at 33227 Railway Ave., Mission. See openingnitetheatresociety.tripod.com. Tickets at Murdoch's BookShoppe, 33078 1st Ave., Mission, or at door. Call 604826-9229 for details.
Voo Doo rock
Jan. 5, Blue Voo Doo cranks out their classic rock, 8: 30 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m. at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., five minutes east of Mission. Also Sunday blues jam 3: 30 - 7: 30 p.m. features the best blues musicians in the valley. Check it out. Call 604-826-4762 or see churchoftheblues.ca.
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.
Sing along songfests
Sing along or listen to the A-Tones on Mondays, 1 - 3 p.m., at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association drop-in centre on Cyril Street. Call Ed at 604853-8624 or e-mail songbag@ bigstring.com.