Local Entertainment

Snaps from 2017 Fort Langley May Day Parade. (Langley Advance Times files)

100th annual May Day Parade to be “bigger and better”

The yearly event is back after 2 years gap

Grade 12 student Elizabeth Aguasin will play the character of Pirate King for Langley Secondary School’s musical production of <em>The Pirates of </em><em>Penzance</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students become pirates for their next musical

Show runs May 19 to 28 at Langley Secondary School

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Aaron Pritchett hits main stage at new country music festival

Summerfest incorporated into women’s show in Abbotsford next month

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Students of Walnut Grove Secondary School will be presenting their production, Mamma Mia in the school courtyard from May 12 to 14. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Mamma Mia, Langley high school students use courtyard for musical production

Students enjoying the opportunity to perform for a live audience

Students of Walnut Grove Secondary School will be presenting their production, Mamma Mia in the school courtyard from May 12 to 14. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fringe Percussion is an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music that bridges Western and non-Western repertories. They will perform at Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall on Sunday, May 15. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fringe Percussion is an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music that bridges Western and non-Western repertories. They will perform at Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall on Sunday, May 15. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers is one of the groups who perform dances at the Aldergrove OAP Hall. (Special to Black Press Media)

Kicking up heels in Aldergrove this afternoon

A dance featuring fiddlers is on tap for Saturday, May 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers is one of the groups who perform dances at the Aldergrove OAP Hall. (Special to Black Press Media)
Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ returns to Langley City May 13 to 15, on 56th Avenue, between Glover Road and 206th Street. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ is back in Langley next weekend

Not only is this a world-class competition, it’s also a fundraiser for the Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ returns to Langley City May 13 to 15, on 56th Avenue, between Glover Road and 206th Street. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Shari Ulrich and Cindy Fairbank will be performing live at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub on Friday, May 6. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shari Ulrich and Cindy Fairbank will be performing live at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub on Friday, May 6. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brad and Janelle Carss, both longtime Langley residents, recently released a book on mindfulness and positivity. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brad and Janelle Carss, both longtime Langley residents, recently released a book on mindfulness and positivity. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Theatre In The Country will present Dinner with Friends, a comedy and drama play at the Fraser Vally Zone Festival on May 8. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Upcoming couple of months to be real treat for theatre lovers

Along with in-person gatherings, theatre festivals, too return to the scene

Theatre In The Country will present Dinner with Friends, a comedy and drama play at the Fraser Vally Zone Festival on May 8. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ellie King, a long-time Brookswood resident and entertainment industry veteran, is retiring. She is inviting public to watch her “possibly” last directorial effort, called Screwball Comedy. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s theatre star announces retirement

Ellie King invites public to watch ‘possibly’ her last gig

Ellie King, a long-time Brookswood resident and entertainment industry veteran, is retiring. She is inviting public to watch her “possibly” last directorial effort, called Screwball Comedy. (Langley Advance Times files)
In addition to performing across Canada, pianist Christina Tong also teaches and coaches with a focus in chamber music. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

School pianists and quartet unite for evening of chamber music

Langley Community Music School hosts third show in musical series on May 7

In addition to performing across Canada, pianist Christina Tong also teaches and coaches with a focus in chamber music. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Shannon, Nicola Shannon, Danielle Snider, Cassie Unger are part of the newly Little Dipper Theatre Company. Their inaugural production will be presented in June at Bez Arts Hub. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Shannon, Nicola Shannon, Danielle Snider, Cassie Unger are part of the newly Little Dipper Theatre Company. Their inaugural production will be presented in June at Bez Arts Hub. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Theatre In The Country presents Dinner with Friends, a comedy and drama play to be performed from April 27 to May 7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley costume designer explores world of theatre

First performace scheduled today as Em Dome makes her debut

Theatre In The Country presents Dinner with Friends, a comedy and drama play to be performed from April 27 to May 7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pianist Ian Parker and Friends (trumpeter Jens Lindemann and violinist Jasper Wood) will be performing chamber music on Saturday evening, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., as part of Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Chamber music set to fill Langley hall Saturday

Langley Community Music School is hosting the second of three concerts in a series on April 30

Pianist Ian Parker and Friends (trumpeter Jens Lindemann and violinist Jasper Wood) will be performing chamber music on Saturday evening, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., as part of Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lindsay Foreman is the curator of Indigenous arts and culture at the Langley Centennial Museum. The museum is organizing Green Art, a show of upcycled works as well as workshops and a panel discuss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Saturdays dedicated to art and environment at Langley museum

Green art exhibit features upcycled pieces as well as free workshops

Lindsay Foreman is the curator of Indigenous arts and culture at the Langley Centennial Museum. The museum is organizing Green Art, a show of upcycled works as well as workshops and a panel discuss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Andrew Bright (left) and Elijah Tadema perform as Panic Squad, a comedy improv team that holds a virtual show for Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre on May 7. The team was formed in 1996 in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Andrew Bright (left) and Elijah Tadema perform as Panic Squad, a comedy improv team that holds a virtual show for Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre on May 7. The team was formed in 1996 in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
While growing up in Langley, Jennifer Buchanan was introduced to the impact her choice in music could have on people. Today, she’s a music therapist and new author. (Jodi O. Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Author shares use of music as way to make a difference

Music therapist from Langley teaches how to use playlists with purpose and intention in new book

  • Apr 20, 2022
While growing up in Langley, Jennifer Buchanan was introduced to the impact her choice in music could have on people. Today, she’s a music therapist and new author. (Jodi O. Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)