From left: Dave Van Andel, Joe Foley, Matt Mattson, Mike Satchwell, Brad Uchida.

From left: Dave Van Andel, Joe Foley, Matt Mattson, Mike Satchwell, Brad Uchida.

Arts and culture overload in Langley

No shortage of exhibits and performances to take in during the next few weeks

Moment in Time

Birthplace of B.C. Gallery presents Capturing the Moment, featuring new works by gallery painters Perry Haddock, Amanda Jones and Jack Turpin, along with a display of work from jewelry artist Susan Rind. The show opens on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m. and continues throughout May. Contact the gallery at 604-882-1191 or go to bcgallery.ca. Birthplace of B.C. Gallery is at 9054 Glover Rd.

Horse Sense

All Things Horse Day is Saturday, April 27 at B.C. Farm Museum. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9131 King St. in Fort Langley, will include farrier demos, draft and miniature horses a photo op buggy and more.

Free admission for children and youth under 18 (this day only). Adults are encouraged to make a small donation.

Payback Time

The Neighbourhood Art Studios is once again offering scholarships as part of its Pay-It-Back initiative. Promising young art students from the Langley area are invited to apply for a one year scholarship from NAS.

Submissions should include a portfolio, a letter explaining why the the applicant wants to become an artist and confirmation of good school grades.

Packages include 48 lessons, and all the necessary art supplies. Send applications to the Neighbourhood Art Studios, 20059 92A Ave.

Deadline to apply is April 30. Call 604-455-0344 or visit www.theartschool.com.

Spring Colours

The Port Kells Art Club is hosting its annual Spring Art Show and Sale, on Sunday, May 5 at the Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd. the event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It promises to be the club’s most colourful and painterly show, which will include art done in oils, watercolours, pastels and acrylics. Artists will be in attendance to chat and answer questions.

Coffee and light lunch items will be for sale at the lunch counter. There will be a draw for artists’ paintings which will be on display at the ticket table. Buy a ticket for the painting that you like and, hopefully, you will be able to take it home.

Get Hip

“Nothing says Canada like bacon, maple syrup and the Tragically Hip.”

The Hip Show, a tribute to the Tragically Hip, will perform every song from the classic Hip album Road Apples, when they hit the stage at Bogy’s Gastropub in Surrey on Saturday, April 27.

The band will play the hits — Little Bones and Twist My Arm — as well as some rarely played by the Hip, including Born In The Water and Last of the Unplucked Gems.

The Hip Show features Langley’s Joe Foley and Cloverdale’s Dave Van Andel.

There is no cover charge for the show which begins at 10 p.m.  Bogy’s is located at 188 Street and 56 Avenue. Call 778-574-2649 to reserve a table.

Songs and Celebrations

Remix, Renew and Rejoice concert series, April 27— Blast Off with organist Michael Dirk;  May 25 — Next Generation, Young Musicians of the United Church of Canada; June 8 — Celebration, Ian Parker in concert.

All concerts take place at United Churches of Langley, 21562 Old Yale Road. Tickets at www.ucol.ca or call 604-530-2929. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Swing Time

Brookswood’s 5th annual Swing Night is coming up on Thursday, May 2.  Doors for the event, which is hosted by Brookswood Music and Fat City Swing, will open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $6 students and $8 adults for advance sales, or $10 dollars at the door.

The night will include dancing, lessons, live music, food and a DJ from Fat City Swing who will MC the evening.

For more information, contact Brookswood Secondary School.

Arts in the Park

The City of Langley and Langley Arts Council present their third annual Arts, Culture and Heritage Open House on Saturday, May 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent.

The event will feature live entertainment, local artisans and interactive demos. Local artisans have the opportunity to rent a table for $25.

Organizations who wish to promote events or programs may reserve a table for $20. Selling is not permitted at these tables.

Contact the Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865 for more information.

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