ARTINERARY: Creative Annapolis mapping culture, African choir, and Mi’kmaq basketry

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April 23 to 29

Artinerary is a weekly digest of arts and culture highlights. Send details of your upcoming concert, exhibition, performance or event to gagombar@annapolisspectator.ca

ARTINERARY: Creative Annapolis mapping culture, African choir, and Mi’kmaq basketry

The Town of Annapolis Royal and the Applied Geomatics Research Group have launched an innovative cultural mapping project called “Creative Annapolis” to produce an interactive online map of creative and artisanal talents and businesses in the Annapolis region. CAO Amery Boyer describes the project timeline as tight, as they hope to go live on May 1st. To be listed, take ten minutes to fill out and submit the four-question questionnaire available under ‘Creative Annapolis’ in the News & Announcements section of www.annapolisdigby.com. The more artists, artisans, venues, galleries, and museums the better, so spread the word. Contact Boyer at 532-3146 or cao@annapolisroyal.com with any questions. >>>MUSIC<<<

Fri. April 24, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Uganda’s WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR presents

CONCERT OF HOPE

Touring internationally since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choir has offered its vision of hope in the face of Africa’s HIV/AIDS and war crises to audiences in Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Brazil, Israel, Germany, Franc, South Africa, and Uganda. A blend of African rhythm, contemporary gospel and ethnic dance. Free will offering.

Trinity Pentecostal Church, 468 Central Ave, GREENWOOD

Contact: 765-0421

Sat. April 25, 9:30pm

BEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS (Southern Rock/Folk)

Capitol Lounge & Grill, 333 Main St., MIDDLETON

Free Admission. Contact: 825-2742

Wed. April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

OPEN MIC with CALEB MILES (Blues/Rock)

End of the Line Pub, 73 Queen St., BRIDGETOWN.

Free admission. Contact: 665-5277 >>>THEATRE<<<

Apr 22, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. & April 25 at 2 p.m.

BRHS Drama Club presents

ALICE IN WONDERLAND –The Play

Adults $10 (Advance $8), Students $8 (Advance $6)

Advance tickets on sale at Bridgetown Pharmasave, Lawrencetown Restaurant, and Endless Shores Bookstore >>>FILM<<<

Teen Movie Night (Ages 12-18)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (PG -13)

Set in 1964 South Carolina, 14 year-old Lily Owens --haunted by the memory of her late mother-- escapes a lonely, troubled relationship with her father by fleeing with her caregiver, Rosaleen, to the home of the unusually independent Boatwright sisters. Lily finds solace in the sisters’ mesmerizing life as beekeepers. Adapted from the novel by Sue Monk Kidd, produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys .

Bridgetown Youth Lounge (downstairs at the Legion), Jeffrey St., BRIDGETOWN

Free admission with library card (Sign up for library card at the door)

Contact: Steve Raftery, community development coordinator, 824-0387

Fri. April 24 at 8 p.m., and Sun. April 26 at 2 p.m.

Movietime Series presents

RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN (Rated PG, 91 min)

Based on a 1968 sci-fi novel, Las Vegas taxi driver Jack Bruno is swept into an epic adventure alongside two powerful extraterrestrials, Sara and Seth, who look like human children. To prevent an invasion of Earth, Jack must help the youths evade government operatives and alien bounty hunters as they attempt to reach their spaceship, buried deep inside Witch Mountain. Starring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Ciarán Hinds.

Kings Theatre, 209 St. George St., ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

Ticket $7 (Students $6), Contact: 532-7704, kingstheatre@ns.sympatico.ca

www.kingstheatre.ca >>>PUBLIC DISCOURSE<<<

Mon. April 27, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Town of Annapolis Royal, the Ecology Action Centre, and Dal’s Cities and Environment Unit present

TRANSPORTATION OPEN HOUSE at AWEC

A chance for the public to agree, disagree, modify or prioritize the recommendations resulting from the green mobility workshop held in March. EAC and CEU will be reporting to Town Council on these recommendations the following day. Annapolis Royal’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), a plan which guides long-term development, is likely to integrate many of these recommendations. AWEC students will make group presentation at 2:30 p.m.

Annapolis West Education Centre, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

Free. Open to the public.Refreshments and snacks provided.

Money is available to offset daycare and/or transportation costs.

For details, contact Laena Garrison, 429-0924, trax@ecologyaction.ca.

Mon. April 27, 7 p.m.

Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency presents

TECH SOCIAL 2.6: INNOVATIVE IDEAS COMPETITION WINNERS

End of the Line Pub & Grill, 73 Queen St, BRIDGETOWN

Contact: kshea@annapolisdigby.com, 638-8784 >>>EXHIBITIONS<<<

Closing April 25 at Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

Geoff Bennett, aviation artist and “brushpilot”

Contact 765-1494 ext. 5955

Ongoing at ARTsPLACE

Chapel Gallery - Inspired by Magnolias

Main Gallery - Mi’kmaq Basketry: George Goodin

Mym Gallery - Adrian Edwards

ARTsPLACE, 396 St. George St, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

www.arcac.ca >>>AUDITIONS<<<

Sun. April 26, and Wed. April 29 at 7 p.m.

CentreStage is auditioning to find 4 women and 5 men of any age for the comedy “No Sex Please, We’re British.” All parts are volunteer. Runs Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 16-Sep. 5 with possible holdover to Sep. 12. Contact: Jean Kelly, fjeankelly@gmail.com. >>>EVENT HORIZON<<<

Hot tickets coming up or nearby:

Apr 23, 8pm (Roots/Blues/Rock) Matt Minglewood: Songs and Stories at Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. $23 ($20 advance), 542-3344

Apr 24, 25 (Theatre) Opening this week: THE KITCHEN WITCHES, an award-winning comedy from Canadian Caroline Smith at CentreStage Theatre, 61 River St, Kentville. Starring Nancy Henry, Rachel Cooper, Brian Smit, and Linda Levy Fisk, Directed by Lia Glover. 678-8040, centrestage@centrestagetheatre.ca

Apr 24 (Blues) JOE MURPHY & THE WATER STREET BLUES BAND at Spitfire Arms Alehouse, 29 Water St., Windsor. 792-1460

Apr 25, 11am (Family Theatre) THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and OTHER ERIC CARLE at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, 106 Gerrish Street, Windsor, to mark 40th anniversary of book and 10th anniversary of Mermaid touring production. $10 ($8 students/seniors). 798-5841

Apr 25, 2pm (Book Signing) PETER RIDDLE launches novel ‘Whistle Up a Wind’ at Box of Delights, Wolfville.

Apr 25, 9:30am (Workshop) WAYNE BOUCHER’S ART WORKSHOP at Evangeline Artists' Cooperative, Grand-Pre. Members $50 (Non-members $55). 542-6122, artists@eastlink.ca

Apr 25, 9am (Gardening/Conservation) EARTH DAY NATIVE PLANT SALE at Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens 32 University Ave, Wolfville. Purchase native trees or plants from Baldwin’s, Bunchberry and Springvale. Native plants cultivated by Friends of the Gardens volunteers also on sale. JAMIE SIMPSON author of ‘Restoring the Acadian Forest Region’ and ecological vendors will be on site. 585-1917, botanicalgardens@acadiau.ca

Apr 25, 2pm (Opera) Live HD Simulcast from New York at Empire Theatre, New Minas: Metropolitan Opera performs Bellini’s LA SOMNAMBULA (2 hours, 38 minutes, one intermission). 681-8080.

Apr 26, 7pm (Bluegrass) RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE, Opening Act: THE BLUEGRASS DIAMONDS at Horton High School, 75 Greenwich Rd South, Wolfville. 538-9259, dempseyupholstery@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Apr 26, 3pm (Acoustic) CELTIC SPRING AIRS at Grand-Pre National Historic Park, Gael Force, Ed Coleman, Maggie Keppie and Duncan Keppie. Seating limited, feel free to bring folding chair. Freewill donation, proceeds to food bank. 542-5320

To Apr 26 (Exhibition) ERNEST CADEGAN, Harvest Gallery Studio, 462 Main St., Wolfville. 542-7093, www.harvestgallery.ca.

Apr 29, 8pm (Jazz) Deep Roots Music Co-op presents Vancouver’s KATE HAMMETT-VAUGHAN and BILL COON at Al Whittle, Wolfville. Tickets: $15

May 1, 8pm (Comedy) LORNE ELLIOTT at Kings Theatre, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, $22 (Advance $20, Members $18, Youth $5). 532-7704, www.kingtheatre.ca

May 2, 8pm (Pop/Rock) IAN SHERWOOD & DAVE CARROLL at Evergreen Theatre, EAST MARGARETSVILLE

May 7-9 (Theatre) Annapolis District Drama Group presents ‘BACKSTAGE AT THE ORPHEUM’ by Peggy Armstrong at Kings Theatre, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL. 532.7704.

May 8-10, 15-17 (Festival) MAGNIFICENT MAGNOLIA FESTIVAL in ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

To May 15 (Exhibition) GEOFF BUTLER: Global Village, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Contact: 585-1373 * * * * *

Artinerary is a weekly digest of arts and culture highlights.

Send details of your upcoming concert, exhibition, performance or event to gagombar@annapolisspectator.ca

Organizations: Applied Geomatics Research Group, Kings Theatre, Trinity Pentecostal Church Roots Town Council EVENT HORIZON Al Whittle Theatre CentreStage Theatre Family Theatre Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre ART WORKSHOP Metropolitan Opera Evergreen Theatre Global Village Acadia University

Geographic location: Annapolis District, BRIDGETOWN, Uganda Wolfville Africa Australia Canada UK USA Brazil Israel Germany South Africa Lawrencetown South Carolina Las Vegas Witch Mountain Windsor Kentville WATER STREET 106 Gerrish Street Springvale New York Vancouver MARGARETSVILLE

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