Kings County art scene June 17

Wendy Elliott
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Pictured at the Paints and Pots shop at Hall’s Harbour are creative local artisans, including Darren Brown, left, Linda Barkhouse, Elspeth Mackenzie, and Carmen Dalrymple. - Submitted

Opera in Wolfville

Maritime Concert Opera it will tour southern Nova Scotia with its in-concert production of Strauss' operetta, Die Fledermaus (The Bat), which will include a stop in Wolfville on June 17.

The performance at Wolfville Baptist Church is June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 (students $15 and children 16 and under $10 at the door only).  

Tickets also available through Eventbrite or call 634-4280.

Weblink maritimeconcertopera.com

 

Blue Lotus in concert

Blue Lotus will be performing a concert locally on June 19. Although Sahara Nasr (voice, sarangi, guitar, percussion) and Ken Shorley (tabla, darbuka, frame drums, sax, voice) have worked together casually over the past number of years, Blue Lotus is their first fully-realized musical collaboration.

The group is founded on a shared love of global musics - especially north and south Indian, Persian, Turkish, Afghan and Roma (Gypsy). At times romantic, playful and devotional, the sound of Blue Lotus is intimate, acoustic and international. They perform new arrangements of traditional and popular songs, as well as original material inspired by these powerful world traditions.

The June 19 concert gets underway at 8 p.m. in Manning Chapel, Acadia.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors.

Weblink www.bluelotusmusic.ca

 

Devour presents movie and dinner

On June 20, Devour! The Food Film Fest is teaming up with Front and Central restaurant’s Chef Dave Smart for an exceptional evening. 

The evening includes a screening of Le Chef, which will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $10.

Jean Reno stars in a French comedy as a veteran chef of a Michelin three-star culinary empire, running short on inspiration and at risk of losing one of his stars and his restaurant, when a radical, young, self-taught molecular gastronomic chef enters the picture. 

Following the screening, Smart will create a three-course meal inspired by the movie. Dinner, $50, is by reservation only and will be served at 8 p.m.

 

 

Art in the forest

The Uncommon Art project and the Berwick Young Naturalists Club are co-hosting a free workshop at the Ravine hiking trail in Kentville on June 21.

Art in the Forest will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Artist Jessica Winton will lead an exploration of textures found in the forest.

Register by e-mail: marina_myra@hotmail.com

 

Concert in Berwick

The Union Street Café in Berwick is hosting Manitoba native Matt Epp on June 21. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

 

Dance time

The Bluesmobile band is holding a summer solstice dance at the Cornwallis Inn, Kentville on June 21. It will start at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $20.

 

Opera recital

Wolfville singer Susan Dworkin is giving a recital in her Greyhaven series on June 21. It will start at the Coldbrook manor house at 4 p.m.

She will be singing opera selections.

Tickets are $35 and they are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville.

 

Free concert

The Nova String Band will be performing at the Wolfville Memorial Library patio on the afternoon of June 22. The music will get underway at 2 p.m.

The band comprises 16 local musicians who enjoy the big band era.

 

My Invisible Friend

A play dealing with the issue of bullying is going to be presented by CentreStage Theatre in Kentville. Cynthia Myers, an artistic director with the theatre, became concerned with this issue over the past year and wrote a play, My Invisible Friend, to help students, teachers and parents deal with it in a positive way.

Twelve young people, and a few adults, will be bringing this story to the stage on June 21, 22, 28, 29 at 2 p.m. in the Upper Performance Centre. The show is suitable for upper elementary through high school. Call 678-8040 for reservations.


 

Film society offerings

Fundy Film will screen Words and Pictures on June 22. 

Art instructor Juliette Binoche and English teacher Clive Owen form a rivalry, creating a competition at their prep school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

Director Fred Schepisi infuses this script with great playfulness, while Owen and Binoche, playing characters whose abundant personal troubles have not yet crushed their spirits, are as charismatic and complicated as ever. Their war is not so much about individual victory as it is about collective triumph.  

The screening will be held at 8 p.m. only at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. This will be the last screening until September as Fundy Film then makes way for live summer theatre at the Al Whittle Theatre.

Weblink fundyfilm.ca  

 

Sleuth coming

Not for the faint of heart, Sleuth, the ultimate game of cat and mouse, is played out in a cozy English country home owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. 

Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke’s love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. This psychological thriller will capture your imagination and intrigue your mind as anticipation builds on where the next move might take you.

Cast members are Bryen Stoddard and Mike Butler.

Sleuth opens in the newly-renovated Main Stage Theatre in the Lower Performance Centre on June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, July 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12. Showtime is 8 p.m., with 4 p.m. matinees on June 22, 29 and July 6.

This production is not recommended for children.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Call 678-8040 for reservations.

Weblink www.centrestagetheatre.ca

 

Uncommon Common Art

There is gold in Kings County and a map to take art lovers right to it – and the best part is, no digging is required.

Uncommon Common Art will kick off its seventh season June 21. Until mid-October, there will be 18 installations set up at sites throughout Kings County.

Brochures/maps will be available at all Visitor Information Centres and area businesses.

The event will be launched June 21 at 477 West Long Island Road, North Grand Pré, from 2-5 p.m. At this celebration, participants will have the opportunity to view the first stop on the map and chat with the artists who bring the exhibits to life.

Weblink www.uncommonart.com

 

In the galleries

 

- The Paints and Pots Creative Artists at Captain Hall's Treasure Chest in Hall's Harbour. Open daily, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. featuring Darren Brown of Dragon's Den fame; a cigar box guitar maker. Http://paintsandpots.tripod.com

 

 

 

Organizations: Al Whittle Theatre, The Bat, Wolfville Baptist Church Berwick Young Naturalists Club Cornwallis Inn Wolfville Memorial Library CentreStage Theatre Main Stage Theatre

Geographic location: Wolfville, Kings, Southern Nova Scotia Kentville Berwick Manitoba 477 West Long Island Road

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