More than 200 people attended the unveilling.
TripALady takes to the stage for their sixth Halloween dance on Oct. 19 at the Old Orchard Inn Barn.
If last year’s sold-out event furnishes any paranormal glimpse into the mysterious shadows of the future, hordes of fabulously-costumed revelers will pack the floorboards as a fantastical, fiendish fiddle-fueled finery of a band channels the best of 80s radio airplay whilst fusing them with the irresistible drive of centuries-old Irish dance tunes.
TripALady is made up of Denise Aspinall, Ariana Nasr, Alex Porter and Aran Silmeryn.
Tickets are available in advance for $12 from Aspinall Pottery at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, Box of Delights Bookstore or by calling the band at 697-2271. They should also be available at the door for $15.
Jordan in concert
Nicole Jordan and the Alchemy Ensemble presents In Vocation just prior to Halloween, when she arrives in Wolfville.
The Halifax soprano and her ensemble, Alchemy, will be coming to Nova Scotia from the Netherlands for concerts at the end of October. The program is called In Vocation and tells the story of a modern-day witch, using music from the 17th century, just in time for Halloween!
In Vocation begins with Jordan as an herbal woman who, through music, helpfully answers questions about health and love. She gradually slips to the ‘dark side’ after suffering a broken heart. With this descent, the music becomes more bad-tempered and witchy.
Jordan brings with her from Holland lute-player Israel Golani and percussionist Udo Demandt. Local organist, Garth MacPhee, music director of St. George’s Round Church, will join Alchemy in Halifax and Wolfville.
The music for In Vocation includes French love songs and English songs by composers such as Henry Purcell and John Dowland.
Much of the music has been edited and transcribed from original sources by Acadia University’s Gordon J Callon, Professor Emeritus of Music.
They will perform Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., at Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville. Tickets at the door are $15, or $10 for students.
Jordan graduated from Acadia University and has made her career in the Netherlands as an early music, chamber music and opera singer. Besides Alchemy, she has sung with celebrated ensembles such as The Harp Consort and Concerto Copenhagen.
Broken Leg Theatre
On Oct. 12, Broken Leg Theatre is on stage at 8 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.
Broken Leg Theatre is a theatrical variety show that follows the same kind of format as Night Kitchen, but instead of mostly music acts, there are mostly theatrical acts.
The theme for this month's show is Spooky and includes a couple of ghosts, spooky-themed song and dance numbers, a Caravan Theatre skit, Dianne Looker, the DEAD Sheep Scrolls and more.
Tickets are $10 in advance (available at Box of Delights Bookstore) or $12 at the door.
Jimmy the Janitor
He’s been called The Dean of Dust, The Squire of the Squeegee, and the CEO of CLR, but mostly he’s been called upon to entertain audiences across Canada and the United States for the past 25 years.
Jimmy the Janitor brings his hilarious show to the Port Williams Community Centre on Nov. 15. The show is good, clean comedy, rated PG, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
The writers’ series at Acadia University presents novelist Thomas King on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Festival Theatre in Wolfville.
One of Canada’s premier Native public intellectuals, King will read from The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. His reading will be followed by question and answer session.
Percussion Quartet to tour the Maritimes
Architek Percussion Quartet will tour of the Maritime Provinces from Oct. 5-12. It’s the first tour to this area for this dynamic young ensemble. They will be performing a program entitled Blips and Beats, which focuses on repertoire composed for or inspired by the drum kit, drawing on influences as diverse as rock, funk, death metal, avant-garde and minimalism.
The location of this tour is meaningful, as two members of the quartet are originally from the Maritime region. Based in Montreal, Architek Percussion Quartet formed at McGill University in 2011.
They are performing Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Festival Theatre, Acadia University. Free admission.
The new Front Row Centre dance on film series at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville will feature Don Quixote by the Royal Ballet on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
The adventures of Cervantes’ bumbling knight have been the inspiration for many ballets. The best known is the Don Quixote of Marius Petipa, with music by Ludwig Minkus.
All the elements of the great classical ballets are here: emotion, drama and vivid characters. The music is full of Spanish flair and atmosphere, with a characteristic clarity of melody and rhythm that makes it so instantly appealing. It’s arranged by Martin Yates, who also conducts.
Don Quixote is a wonderfully entertaining ballet, known not only for its grand pas de deux, but for the ‘white act’ visions of the beautiful Dulcinea and many lively
Tickets are available at the Box of Delights.
The Open Mic Kitchen Party at the Union Street Café will feature Caleb Miles on Oct. 11. The music will start at 8:30 p.m.
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.
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. 25 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.
Drawing and painting
Aylesford artist Twila Robar-DeCoste will be offering two day-long, multi-media 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 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.
Fundy Film also screens Hannah Arendt on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This biopic is about the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) whose controversial reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker introduced her now-famous concept of the ‘banality of evil.’ With footage from the trial woven into a narrative spanning three countries, director Margarethe von Trotta turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.
Screenings for both films will be at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $8 and are available 30 minutes before screening
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 Be plays 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 storytime 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. 11-12 and 18-19. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $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.