Kings County Arts scene: Feb. 11

Wendy Elliott
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John Colton will showcase some of these photos, taken from the Tatshenshini River that flows from the Yukon, into BC, and Alaska and out into Glacier Bay, at the first PechaKucha evening in Wolfville. – Submitted

Jazz trio visits

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio, a unique voice on the Canadian Jazz Scene, will be in Wolfville Feb. 12. Over the past eight years. this acoustic piano based trio has been bringing their own sound to the Canadian jazz landscape. The Trio is comprised of three-time Western Canadian Award nominated bassist Kodi Hutchinson, CBC Galaxie Rising Star pianist Chris Andrew, and Downbeat award-winning drummer Karl Schwonik. They are the winners of the 2013 TD Grand Jazz Award from the Montréal International Jazz Festival.

The trio will perform at the Garden Room, Irving Centre, Acadia University at 7:30 p.m.


Film society offerings

Inequality for All screens Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

Inside Llewyn Davis is on Feb. 16: 4  and 7 p.m.

Fundy Film Ticket:  $8, 30 minutes before screening at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.  


A Spooky Sampling Show

Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day by hearing about some of the greatest love stories in the Valley -  from the man who walked across the ice in the Minas Basin to visit his love to the woman whose wedding dress was saved in the great Windsor fire.

Join Valley Ghost Walks at the Manning Memorial Chapel at Acadia University Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. for a collection of historical ghost stories from all the group’s area ghost walks including Wolfville, Kentville, Windsor and Hall’s Harbour. Show is partly a fundraiser for Randall House Museum.

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students. At all Ticketpro locations (Box of Delights in Wolfville, Home Hardware in Windsor, Wilson's Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick), and at the door.



Try PechKucha

Wolfville is joining 700 other centres worldwide with PechaKucha evenings. The first one is slated for Feb. 13 at the Al Whittle Theatre.

Since each speaker has about six minutes and 40 seconds in total to tell a story. A variety of storytellers from the Wolfville area will gather to present on the theme of love. Williams says the creative narratives will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $6 adults, $4 students, available at the Box of Delights.


Broken Leg Theatre

Feb. 14 Donna Holmes will present another Broken Leg Theatre evening at the Al WhittleTheatre in Wolfville.This theatrical variety show also features dance and poetry. The evening starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10 at the Box of Delights, $12 at the door.


Dinner music

Paddy’s in Kentville will boast Ardyth and Jennifer, Feb. 14,  from 6 to 9 p.m.


Don’t Tell Mother

Don’t Tell Mother is on stage at CentreStage Theatre Feb. 14 and 15. Show times are 8 p.m. 61 River St., Kentville.

Tickets: $15/$12. Call 678-8040 for reservations.



True North on display

Photographer Nick Newbery and well-known musician Peter Anthony Togni are combining talents for a third season of True North concerts. They are coming to Denton Hall in Wolfville on Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Newbery spent three decades teaching in Nunavut and he took thousands of pictures.

Togni will improvise on piano while Newbery’s photos are displayed.


Hear Matt & the Glorylanders

Matt Balsor and the Glorylanders will perform Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Free will offering.



Parsons plus art

Artist Natalie Parsons will be coming from Halifax to Designer Café in Kentville Feb. 16 to March 23. She will be in house Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Delight and Devour

The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir’s annual musical café 

fundraiser, Sweets for the Sweet will be held Feb.16, 2 p.m. at the Louis Millett Community Centre, featuring fine music and fancy cakes.

Entertainment will include the AVHC’s new 65-voice junior 

choir, as well as a variety of entertaining talents, musical and otherwise.

Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Available from members, choir managers or Pharmasave locations in Kingston, Kentville and Wolfville.

A Visual Tapestry

Acadia University Arts has a group exhibit of artwork on display at Jack’s Gallery at the Acadia Cinema Co-op/Just Us Coffee in Wolfville.

There are paintings and drawings featuring the work of talented Acadia University students enrolled in the art program.

Included is a diverse an array of subject matter and techniques, says professor Judith Leidl. The exhibition represents artwork created in the studio art program.

Featured are the paintings of Courtney Wilson, Gabriel Both, Judith Leidl, Catherine Surprenant and Josh Orman. Themes include landscapes, seascapes, abstract art, fantasy art and the mythological.

The exhibit will conclude on March 23.


Singer in recital

Singer Susan Dworkin Hachey will be in recital Feb. 21 at Wolfville Baptist Church.

Come hear a superb program filled with beautiful, sensual, evocative, soul searching songs.

Tickets: $20 each,  or 542-0649.


In the galleries

- Kay Lewis will be hanging her rug hooking, Painting With Yarn, up at the Designer Café in Kentville until Feb. 16.

- The 23rd annual Acadia Art Exhibition is open at the Acadia University Art Gallery. Until Feb. 15.




Organizations: Acadia University, Al Whittle Theatre, Canadian Jazz Scene Pharmasave Irving Centre Randall House Museum Broken Leg Theatre CentreStage Theatre Bethany Memorial Baptist Church Louis Millett Community Centre Acadia Cinema Co Wolfville Baptist Church Acadia University Art Gallery

Geographic location: Wolfville, Kentville, Windsor Montréal Minas Basin 61 River St. Nunavut Halifax Kingston

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