By Wendy Elliott
Mezzo sopranos Paula Rockwell and Janet Coates will give a free Lenten concert March 20 at the Wolfville Baptist Church.
Heather Price will accompany the duo for the 45-minute performance, beginning at 12:15 p.m. There will be music by Brahms, Rossini and Purcell.
The following Wednesday, March 27, Acadia University organist John Scott will give a recital.
Live on screen
The British play People will be shown March 22 at the Al Whittle Theatre at 7 p.m.
This National Theatre play was written by the comic Alan Bennett, who wrote The History Boys.
At the chapel
Pat LePoisdevin and Corey Isenor will give a concert at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Acadia University chapel.
Tickets are $8 at the Box of Delights in advance; $10 at the door.
Berwick open mic
Dusty Keleher will entertain March 22 at the Union St. Café in Berwick. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.
The Deep Roots Music Cooperative is kicking off a year of tenth Anniversary celebrations by hosting an evening of music and dancing with TripALady, Ian Sherwood and the Kickin'Mule Blues Band. The concert is scheduled for March 22, 7:30 p.m. at the new Louis Millet Community Centre in New Minas.
There will be refreshments, a cash bar and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and are available at the Box of Delights, Wolfville, and Chisholm's Stationery, Kentville.
At the Evergreen
Andy and Ariana, along with Rise Up Shannon will give a concert at the Evergreen Theatre, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the event in East Margaretsville are $40. Reservations online or phone 825-6834.
March 24 Fundy Film will screen Oslo, August 3. Anders, 34, is a fortunate, but troubled man battling addiction. Out of rehab for a job interview, he drifts around his city revisiting old friends. The day grows difficult as he struggles with personal demons and past ghosts, for the chance at love and a new life. Joachim Trier has created "an exhilarating film, with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances." Shows are 4 and 7 p.m., at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.
March 27 Fundy Film screens The Woman with the Five Elephants. "The 5" are Dostoyevsky's great novels, translated by Svetlana Geier, who at 87, was considered the world's most masterful translator of Russian literature into German. Language as a civilizing force is the thread that runs through Geier's life, and it illuminates each minute of the film. Film shows at 7 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets: $8, 30 minutes before screening. Info: 542-5157
Matt Balsor will be holding a CD release concert March 24 for his new gospel album Back to the Cross at Horton High School as a fundraising event for the school's Safe Grad Program.
The concert, rescheduled from February, also features The Glorylanders. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets: $8, available only at the door.
Mermaid Youtheatre will be holding a Talent Show Fundraiser March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mermaid Theatre Loft, Windsor. This event will help the Youtheatre group raise funds to bring The Beyond Blue Project, a production on teen anxiety and depression, to Theatre Nova Scotia’s High School Drama Festival this spring.
Admission is $5 at the door - children under 5 are free - and the event is open to all.
Bring on comedy
The Dead Sheep Scrolls, Wolfville's most carbon-based, bipedal sketch comedy quartet, presents The Big Dead Show March 30.
This promises to be a full-length show of 100 per cent original comedic sketches, starting at 8 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
The Dead Sheep Scrolls were formed four years ago. They have been writing and performing original material in Wolfville ever since.
The group includes: Ross Chapman, Kate Corrigan, Jamie Loughead, Alan Slipp, and occasional, friendly guest-stars.
Tickets: $10 each, available at Box of Delights, Wolfville, or at the door.
Port Williams sisters Lucy and Sally Wilkie are hoping for online votes in Canada Post young stamp design competition now that the website issues have been addressed. Voting continues to March 27.
Vote at: www.deliverhope.ca
Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor, will present Blues guitarist and vocalist Kat Danser April 6, at 8 pm. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, available online, Ticketpro.ca, by phone, 1-888-311-9090, and all Ticketpro outlets.
On stage now
CentreStage Theatre in Kentville is presenting The Dixie Swim Club opens. It is about five very different Southern women who met at college and continue to share long weekends together at the same beach house every August.
Dixie Swim Club plays weekends until April 6. Several matinees are scheduled.
In the galleries
- Coming Through the Fog exhibit of the art of Matthieu Brouillard and Donigan Cumming, Acadia Art Gallery, Wolfville.
- Until March 28 Valley artists paintings, Featured artist Pat McLean at the Valley Regional Hospital, Art Gallery, Kentville.
- Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville has a retrospective of artist and printmaker David Silverberg. Show runs until March 31.
- Harvest Gallery, Wolfville print show called Press, until March 31.