Mystical musings, music and more happening around Langley

Jan. 15 is a chance to learn about Squickerwonkers.

They are the fantastical characters of Evangeline Lilly in her first book of the same name.

Lilly opens the fourth season of Arts Matters, a lecture series hosted at the Chief Sepass Theatre.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. when people can hear Lilly, who is probably most know for acting roles in The Hurt Locker, LOST and The Hobbit. She soon begins shooting Marvel’s Antman and is starting to write a series of graphic novels for adults.

Tickets are available online at or at the box office.

The Arts Matter Lecture Series is to bring the arts to the community to celebrate the arts and promote arts education.

Next in the lecture series is musician and composer Alex Cuba Jan. 29.

Go country

Aaron Pritchett, along with fellow entertainers Cory Marquardt and King & Cash, kick off their West Coast leg of their Outlaws & Outsiders tour with a show Jan. 19 at Gabby’s Cabaret.

A new group, King & Cash are Faber Drive’s Jordan Pritchett with country singer Dan Arnold.

With numerous top 10 hits, music videos, and tours with Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn and many others, Pritchett has gained a significant following.

Marquardt is a singer/songwriter from Ontario.

Funny men at Fox

The next evening features several comedians performing at the Fox and Fiddle Pub on the Langley/Surrey border.

Performing Jan. 20 will be three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner Graham Clark, a regular on CBC’s The Debaters.

Also on the show will be Charlie Demers, another Vancouverite with Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Debaters, and Comedy Now credits.

The emcee will be Langley native Harry Doupe. He has appeared on the shows Comedy On The Road, and Comics! among others, won the 20th Century-Fox King of Comedy contest, is a Canadian Comedy Award winner for television writing (numerous Juno Awards, Gemini Awards, NHL Awards, and both wrote and produced the Canadian Comedy Awards). He was also the first comedian to appear at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre three times.

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