Kings County Arts Scene Jan. 2

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Donna Rhodenizer performed Dec. 21 at the Edible Art Café in New Minas. - John DeCoste,

New season

The Fundy Film Society will present Cas and Dylan on Jan. 5.

This film was Jason Priestly’s directorial debut. It is a Canadian odyssey that starred Richard Dreyfuss.

The screenings, at 4 and 7 p.m., will take place at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. Tickets are $8.


Children’s performance

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch for hometown audiences before the production heads off on a four-month tour of the United States and a visit to the Pittsburgh Children’s Festival. 

Lionni's collage works are ideally suited for Mermaid’s unique approach to stage adaptation. The three Caldecott Honor books Mermaid has chosen for its tribute are among Lionni’s most beloved works. Their images are strikingly beautiful and the texts are whimsical yet wistful. 

The hour-long performance features the innovative puppets and original music that have won international acclaim for Mermaid Theatre. 

Avonport resident Jim Morrow, Mermaid’s artistic director, directed the show and served as production designer. Steven Naylor, Mermaid’s artistic consultant for music and sound design, created the evocative soundscape. 

Company members include Christine Oakey, stage manager, and performers Kaitlin Morrow and Seann Murray.

The local performance will take place on Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor. Suggested age range is two to eight. 

Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and children. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, and in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all Ticketpro outlets.


Learn to Dance

Join Heidi Kalyani, dance leader of ORO! Orkestra, for an eight-week class where she will share some stylish moves to go with some of ORO's grooves. Be ready for the next live music dance party, which is coming soon.

ORO! Orkestra plays the wild and beautiful folk dance music of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey.

Classes will run Mondays from Jan. 6–Feb. 24, 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the Wolfville Curling Club. The cost is $40. To register, email:




Exhibition coming up

Mark your Calendars for the 23rd annual Acadia Art Exhibition next month in Wolfville. 

The Acadia University Art Gallery's annual non-juried exhibition celebrates the visual creativity of alumni, students, staff, faculty and the community. 

Submit work on Jan. 3 or 4 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 

Opening reception will take place on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will run until Feb. 15, 2014.



Dance series

On Jan. 3, the dance on film series at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville will feature dance Crystal Pite of the Nederlands Dans Theater.

It will start at 7 p.m.

Organizations: Al Whittle Theatre, Fundy Film Society, Theatre of Nova Scotia Mermaid Theatre Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre Wolfville Curling Club Acadia University Art Gallery Nederlands Dans Theater

Geographic location: Wolfville, United States, Pittsburgh Avonport Bulgaria Macedonia Greece Turkey

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