Angela Riley of Rawdon performs for the crowd at the Wolfville Farmers Market on Dec. 28. – Kirk Starratt, www.kingscountynews.ca
Winter art classes
A new round of art classes at Harvest Gallery in Wolfville begins the end of January. Art teacher Terry Drahos travelled to Italy recently and is back with inspiring new projects.
The adult classes will focus on gestural and figure drawing, while the projects in the children's classes will center in patterning and mosaics.
After Supper Art for grown ups will be held Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., starting Jan. 28 and running through March 4.
After School Art for kids ages seven to 12 will be held Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., starting Jan. 29 and running until March 5.
Call, email or stop in Harvest Gallery to register.
Jewels, a dance screening, will take place at the Al Whittle Theatre on Jan. 24. The dance was inspired by New York’s 5th Avenue famous jewelry store.
This ballet was choreographed in 1967. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students.
Dr. Fiona Tolhurst, a visiting fellow at Acadia University, will give a reading on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. from her book ‘Shakespeare as a (Not So) Great Playwright.’
It will take place at the Irving Centre Auditorium in Wolfville.
Quick As A Wink Theatre presents Oklahoma!, a song and dance spectacular, on Jan. 24 (7 p.m.), Jan. 25 (2 and 7 p.m.), Jan. 26 (2 p.m.), Jan. 31 (7 p.m.) and Feb. 1 (2 and 7 p.m.) at the Fountain Performing Arts Centre, Kings-Edgehill School, Windsor. Tickets: $12, $15 & $17.50 from Moe’s Music, or (902) 472-7229 to reserve.
See Judy Dench
Fundy Film screens Philomena on Jan. 19. Stephen Frears (The Queen) directs Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in a true story of an unmarried Irish-Catholic woman who, decades after being forced to give up her son, sets out to find him with the aid of a BBC reporter. Screenings are 4 and 7 p.m.
Fundy Film also screens Blue is the Warmest Colour on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, Abdellatif Kechiche's latest film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Adèle is a young woman whose longings, ecstasies and losses are charted for several years. Emma is the woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. An epic of emotional transformation, this is also a profoundly moving hymn to love and life.
Screenings are at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.
Tickets ($8) 30 minutes before screening.
Tribute to Nunavut
Fundy Film Society is presenting another special film in a Tribute to Nunavat, which celebrates the territory’s 15th anniversary on April 1.
On Jan. 18 the film society will screen The Legend of Sarila for 2 p.m. for youth. Arctic life becomes even more challenging when all the animals disappear. With the community on the brink of famine, the brave youth Markussi sets out with friends Putulik, Apik and lemming sidekick Kimi in search of the legendary land of Sarila, said to be rich in fish, game and fruit. In defiance of the jealous clan shaman Kiliq and confronted with numerous dangers, the intrepid trio must restore the natural balance of the environment in order to save their people.
Tickets: under 19 $5, adults $8, and are available 30 minutes before screening.
Work on calendar
Canning-based fine woodworker Steven Kennard has his work featured this month in a 2014 calendar.
“I was very happy to find my work as the January feature, kicking off the year 2014 in the Fine Woodworking calendar,” he said.
Exploring Turkish music
On the weekend of Jan. 24–25, the Oro Turkish Orchestra is exploring the world of Turkish music. At 7:30 p.m. on that Friday, special guest Ahmet Lüleci from Boston will offer a free guided listening session.
Evening with Steve Polz
A perennial favourite musician and songwriter, Steve Polz is coming back to Wolfville later this month.
He will be giving a concert on Jan. 30 at the Al Whittle Theatre.
The concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville.
Exhibition coming up
The 23rd annual Acadia Art Exhibition is open at the Acadia University Art Gallery.
The annual non-juried exhibition celebrates the visual creativity of alumni, students, staff, faculty and the community.
The exhibition will run until Feb. 15.
Don’t Tell Mother
On the evening that timid librarian Cinnamon Schmidt and her mother are to entertain her fiance Hobart and his mother at serene family dinner, Cinnamon comes home in shock because she has witnessed a bank robbery and is the only one who can identify the crook. She confides her terror to chum, Deedee Malone, not daring to tell her mother. Joe the federal agent arrives to check out a case of tax evasion and ends up checking out the case of a witness to a bank robbery. And then the fun begins in Don’t Tell Mother, the latest play by CentreStage Theatre in Kentville. The pace is rapid fire, the dialogue hilarious and the laughter non-stop.
Written by Monk Ferris, this play will appeal to all audiences. It is directed by Wayne and Linda Marriott.
Don’t Tell Mother plays Jan. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15. Show times are 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Jan. 26 and Feb. 9.
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 678-8040 for reservations).
Mad Hatter event
On Jan. 18, Wolfville Baptist Church is hosting a Mad Hatter Tea Party featuring author Wanda Campbell reading from her novel The Hat Girl. The Mad Hatter himself will make an appearance.
The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents the annual Tom Regan concert Jan. 18. It will showcase musical talent from the Acadia campus.
In the galleries
- Kay Lewis will be hanging her rug hooking, Painting With Yarn, at the Designer Café in Kentville until Feb. 16 and will be rug hooking in house Jan. 18 from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
- Harvest Gallery in Wolfville is featuring MacKenzie Pardy’s exhibit ‘Raw’. The photos will be on display until Feb. 1.