Arts Feb. 14
On Feb. 14, Ingrid Gatin will perform with Matthew Hornell and Twin Voices at the Acadia Cinema. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Gatin is touring across Canada in support of her newest full-length release, 1,000 Lives, with Montréal-based looping project Twin Voices.
The duo create indie-folk magic on stage with collaborations for many of the tracks from Gatin’s new album and Twin Voices newest EP, live-looping guitar, violin and ethereal vocals, with accordion, piano, soul-style vocals and harmonies.
Lady Antebellum on screen
This just-released 90-minute performance film, from Lady Antebellum’s show in Little Rock, Arkansas, screens Feb. 15 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
The film includes #1 hits “I Run To You”, “We Owned The Night”, “American Honey”, “Just A Kiss”, “Our Kind of Love” and the greatest selling country single of all time, “Need You Now”.
Interlaced through their performances are documentary excerpts depicting their lives as songwriters, musicians and close friends.
Tickets are $12 adults, $10 for students and seniors. Advance tickets at Box of Delights or Ticketpro.ca
Fundy Film screens Hyde Park on Hudson on Feb. 17.
England's King and Queen pay an historic visit to President FDR's New York estate in 1939, just when the president has become especially close to his distant cousin, Margaret “Daisy” Suckley. Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams star. Note: this is a schedule change; the film will screen at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Then, the society screens Silver Linings Playbook on Feb. 24. Pat has lost it all, is back with his parents after a stint in a state institution and is determined to rebuild, remain positive and reunite with his wife. He meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with her own problems, who offers to help him reconnect with his wife - but only if he does something important for her in return. It will be screened at the Al Whittle Theatre on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8, 30 minutes before screening.
Music in Berwick
The Union Street Cafe and the Wick Pub will host
Darrell Skinner on Feb. 15 and The Worry Birds on Feb. 22.
ECMA award-winner John Campbelljohn makes his debut performance on the Wick Pub stage on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, to reserve call 538-7787.
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre is holding its annual fundraising event this weekend due to the recent blizzard. It is now scheduled for Feb. 16 at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Funds raised will support the theatre’s 2013 season, including productions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and a new adaptation of The Iliad, performed entirely around a fire.
Tickets are $75 and include a three-course meal and partial tax receipt. A table of eight is $550. Details are available at www.twoplanks.ca. Tickets can be purchased by calling 582-3073.
On Feb. 16 at the Al Whittle Theatre, Broken Leg Theatre will present DanceConxion, Dead Sheep Scrolls, Whistling Winds of Wolfville, Kathy France and Thea Burton, Jeremy Novak, Quick As a Wink Theatre, and Andy Flinn. Tickets will be available at Box of Delights in Wolfville.
The Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre will present an evening of bluegrass-inspired music featuring two of the region’s most promising bands, The Modern Grass, with guests Grassmarket. The show is Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. Tickets are available online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.
For the last weekend, CentreStage Theatre in Kentville is presenting Who’s In Bed With the Butler?
It plays on Feb. 15-16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $12 / $10. Call 678-8040 for reservations. For more information: www.centrestagetheatre.ca
Matt Balsor and The Glorylanders will be holding
a fundraising concert for Horton High School Safe
Grad Program on Feb. 17.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. at Horton High School.
Admission is $8.
Port Williams sisters Lucy and Sally Wilkie are hoping for online votes when the final round of Canada Post young stamp design competition gets underway. Voting doesn't start until Feb. 18. Here is the link: http://www.deliverhope.ca/
The Women of Wolfville (WOW) present their 12th annual production, WolfVegas: The WOW Factor on Feb. 21-23.
This show is a departure for the group. It is a talent competition along the lines of Canadian Idol, hosted by the well-known and loved Reanne Seacoast.
There will be seven acts in competition before an esteemed panel of judges - Simone Scowl, Theresa Sogenerous and Ginger. However, the final decision will be left to the audience. The cast is promising a bit of Vegas in Wolfville with glamorous showgirls, song, dance, comedy and the Le Cirque de WOW.
WOW works to raise awareness and funds for charities and initiatives that support women and children. To date the group has raised over $150,000.
Performances are at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville, Feb. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and are available at the Box of Delights bookstore in Wolfville as well as at the door. For further information, please call Pat at 542-9788.
A taste of Europe
The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir’s annual fundraising café, Sweets for the Sweet will be held on Feb. 24, 2 p.m., at the Waterville and District Fire Hall.
This year, guests will be treated to a European Café theme and an afternoon of delightful performances, delicious desserts and divine drinks. Entertainment will include songs the choir will be performing during their 2013 European tour, as well as a variety of tunes performed vocally and instrumentally by the talented choir members.
The choir is an instructional music program for students in Grades 7-12, conducted by Heather Fraser. It emphasizes musical and vocal training through choral music and enriches the artistic lives of its members, their families and communities.
Tickets for the fundraising café are $12 and are available at the door.
The Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra of Nova Scotia will be performing in concert on Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor.
Their repertoire is best described as that of a traditional Scottish orchestra, but with frills added. Director Nelson Ferguson, is a Scot, who has played in and been associated with several Scottish orchestras. His music arrangements reflect the sound of the Scottish music as you can currently hear it in Scotland.
Nelson and Ron Ross, the MC and vocalist, make sure that audience hear some background anecdotes associated with the music. The Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra is comprised of 30 musicians (violins, flutes, accordions, bass, piano and drums). The members share a love of the music of Scotland and Ireland, pleasing audiences and being with each other, on and off the stage.
Join them on Feb. 23 for an evening of toe-tapping reels, jigs, polkas and haunting slow airs and vocal renditions of well-known favorites. Jimmy Sweeney, a well known local vocalist/musician, will be the orchestra’s special guest performer.
All tickets are $15 each and they are available online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.
The Acadia Cinema Co-op Board is just past the halfway mark in paying for the new digital server.
The annual Equity Tax Credit share sale terminates Feb. 28, so now is the time to get involved. Shares are also available in the lobby, where tickets are sold prior to each film.
The Nova Scotia Department of Finance will send out Equity Tax Credit slips in early March. A $35 tax credit will be given on 2012 NS taxes is the return for every $100 share purchased.
In the galleries
- Until March 28, Valley Artists paintings, featuring the work of artist Pat McLean, will be on display at the Valley Regional Hospital Art Gallery, Kentville.
- Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville has a retrospective of artist and printmaker David Silverberg. Show runs until March 31.
- The Acadia University Art Gallery has its university/community exhibition on view until Feb. 14. http://gallery.acadiau.ca
- Kentville artist Patrick Bezanson has a show on at the Designer’ Café in Kentville until March 5.