Until Oct. 13, Lynda Shalagan is featured at the Harvest Gallery in Wolfville. The exhibition “Seeing Red” was an idea that figured prominently during her recent trip to China. – Wendy Elliott, www.kingscountynews.ca
Co-Op Market and Film Night
The Annapolis Valley Co-operative Network is hosting a Co-op Market and Film Night Oct. 16 to shine the light on benefits co-operatives bring to the area.
Displays will be set up at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and co-op presenters will hold draws for prizes from 4-7 p.m.
Free films will be shown from 5-9 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre, including NFB animated shorts from 5-7 p.m. and Shift Change from 7-8:30 p.m. Shift Change is a documentary that tells little-known stories about employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy.
Pre-registration is not required.
Othello on stage
A production of Shakespeare’s Othello will be screened on Oct. 4 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
This is a British National Theatre production starring award-winning actor Adrian Lester. It was captured live in HD and will be broadcast to the cinema via satellite.
It starts at 7 p.m.
Country music show
The music of two country music legends will be on stage at the Kingston Lions’ Hall Oct. 12.
Jim Richard and Rusty Cage will perform Johnny Cash music, while Chet Brown and Lois Lutz will perform Hank Snow music.
The event will get underway at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.
Art on screen
The National Gallery in England is offering a fresh look at one of the most fascinating artists of all time – Johannes Vermeer. The unique film viewing, entitled Vermeer and Music, will take place Oct. 10 starting at 8 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
Amero in concert
Award-winning Winnipeg performer Don Amero will be giving a concert in Wolfville on Oct. 11.
It will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Al Whittle Theatre.
The annual Studio Rally weekend to view Nova Scotia arts and craftspeople is set for Oct. 5-6.
Among the studios open in the Valley region are Tangled Garden and printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen in Grand Pré, Charlotte Onyschuk in Greenwich, Ron Hayes in Canning, along with Holly Carr and Alan Bateman in Woodside and Twila Robar-DeCoste in Aylesford.
Drawing and painting
Aylesford artist Twila Robar-DeCoste will be offering day-long workshops at her Windsong Studio and Gallery in Aylesford. A day of trees and skies will be held Oct. 19. The rural landscape /all about barns and fences will be held Nov. 9.
Call 847-9847 or visit www.windsong-nature-gallery.com for more.
Fundy Film will screen Planet of Snail on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
In this film, poet Young-Chan is deaf and blind. On this planet, inhabitants call themselves ‘snails’ because they lead a quiet, slow life, relying on tactile senses. Young-Chan finds the bridge to a wider world when he meets Soon-Ho, his wife and soul mate. But her spinal condition means that soon, he must learn to be on his own again.
Then, Frances Ha, a modern comic fable, will be screened on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. Director Noah Baumbach explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption in this movie. It focuses on Frances – who lives in the city, but doesn’t really have a flat, and is a dance troop apprentice, but isn’t really a dancer. She chases her dreams, even as they dwindle, but lives her life with joy and lightness.
Both films will be screened at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $8 and are available 30 minutes before the show.
The North Mountain Chorus, under the direction of Wendy Lapierre, is hosting an evening of music with the Burlington (Ontario) Welsh Male Chorus on tour in the Maritimes.
The event will be held at the Wolfville Baptist Church, 487 Main Street, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, or what you can afford, and are available at the door or from North Mountain Chorus members.
Children’s musical on stage
Did you ever wonder what the untold story of the pea from the Princess and the Pea was?
A new children’s musical will take the audience on a journey through that young pea’s path, during which he learns many things about himself, other vegetables and the importance of following his dreams, despite what others say.
This musical was written and directed by Micaela Comeau, winner of the CentreStage Playwriting Competition.
Cast members include Kenzie Melanson, Olivia Lee, Keira Melanson, Charlotte Crouch, Foster Crouch, Claire Donnelly, Sophie van Exel, Jasmine Price, Kaitlyn Kelley and Savannah Maxner.
How the Pea Came to Beplays in the Upstairs Performance Centre at CentreStage on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 and Nov. 2 and 3, beginning at 2 p.m.
All tickets are $5. Call 678-8040 for reservations.
A reading event will be held at the Kentville Library with CentreStage Theatre on Oct. 10.
In conjunction with the launch of the new children’s musical, How the Pea Came to Be, a vegetable-themed story time with the cast will be held from 4-4:30 p.m. This event is free.
CentreStage Theatre in Kentville has Lord Arthur Savile's Crime on stage, which is based on a story by Oscar Wilde.
This play is based on an 1890s story about Lord Arthur Savile, who is engaged to Sybil Merton. Her cheiromantist, Podgers, has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and feels duty bound to get the murder over with first.
It will be on stage Oct. 4-6, 11-12 and 18-19. Showtime is 8 p.m. and matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6. Tickets $15/$12, call 678-8040.
In the galleries
- Copper Fox Gallery in Hall’s Harbour features an eclectic group of Canadian artists with a focus this month on Halifax artist Eva Toth. Her current show is called Wheels and Water.