See a rock musical
Students from Kings – Edgehill School in Windsor are presenting School of Rock: The Musical March 2-4 at 7 p.m.
Adult tickets are $15 and students/seniors get in for $10.
Debut release concert
Port Cities will give a debut album release concert at the Al Whittle Theatre on Thursday, March 2.
Port Cities is a Halifax band comprised of Dylan Guthro, Breagh Mackinnon and Carleton Stone. Each was already a singer/songwriter independently when they formed the band.
The trio met in 2011 at the Gordie Sampson Song Camp in Cape Breton. Eventually they were writing and playing together.
The concert, which is being presented by the Deep Roots Music Co-operative, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Wolfville theatre.
Regular tickets are $20 and students are $15 plus fees and HST at Ticketpro.ca and Ticketpro locations throughout Nova Scotia.
Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan on screen
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw will be on stage via film on Friday, March 3 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
The screening of the live work of theatre will run from 7 - 9:45 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.
Tickets at $20 are only available at the door.
Montreal troupe tours to Windsor
Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre will offer a special presentation of Jabber, from Geordie Productions of Montreal, on Friday, March 3.
This performance was originally scheduled as one of MIPAC’S “School-time Series” shows open only to school groups, but with the ongoing labour dispute making school field trips unlikely, Mermaid wants to ensure that this engaging and relevant play can still be presented to local audiences.
Jabber tells the story of a 16year old Egyptian girl whose parents transfer her to a new school when one morning some graffiti saying, ‘All Muslims must die’ is found on the school wall. At her new school, she is the only person wearing a hijab. Through its use of humour, its relevance and creativity, Jabber has engaged over 40,000 teens, teachers and parents across Canada.
The one-hour show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and up. The performance also includes a post-show talk back session with the actors. Due to the late schedule change, there will be no advance tickets for this performance; all sales will be at the door. Admission is $10 per person, or $8 with food bank donation - cash or credit card (no debit) at the door only. For more information, contact 902798-5841. Showtime will be at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, or only $8 with food bank donation.
Lou Harrison’s life
A concert for peace, to celebrate the life and music of Lou Harrison is set for this week. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. Harrison died in 2013. Denton Hall on Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m.
Music will be performed for chamber ensembles, percussion and gamelan. All the proceeds are going to the N.S. branch of the Voice of Women for Peace.
Kids at Centrestage tackle bullying
Can you spot the bully goats? Thank goodness they are only acting! Centrestage Theatre is presenting the first family show of 2017, The Three Bully Goats Griff by Patrick Rainville Dorn. With a tweak and a twist, The Three Bully Goats Griff takes on the issue of bullying.
Come to the Upper Performance Centre March 4-5 and find out. All shows begin at 2 p.m. All tickets are $7 for this performance. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations. The play lasts approximately one hour.
Try a workshop
The community arts centre in Annapolis Royal has a couple of workshops lined up this winter. Cameron Mcintosh will offer a course over four days in March in Batik fabric dying. The sessions run from March 6, March 11, March 13 and March 18.
That’s Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 – 5 p.m.
The deadline to register is Feb. 15. Cost is $95.
Then on March 31 and April 1 Bonnie Baker will present a two-day workshop called The Considered Drawing. She will take 12 students and the registration deadline is March 8.
Call the arts centre on George St. for information at 902-5327069.
Call all women for art day
On March 5, there will be a special community art day at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts entitled A Woman’s Work is Never done. There will be an exploration of the art of women in the early years of the last century - both professional artists and those who perfected traditional forms, including food. Make art inspired by our grandmothers, and have a late lunch and afternoon tea at Ross Creek, with cucumber sandwiches, soups, and cakes. Admission is by donation.
Writer Eden Robinson will read at Acadia University on Sunday, March 12.
Her 3 p.m. reading will take place in the Irving Environmental Centre Auditorium, Wolfville.
In the Galleries
- The Acadia University Art Gallery has its annual Acadia Art Exhibition on until March 1. This exhibition celebrates creative work in the community.
- Artists Dave Lerue and Ian Funke-mckay of Scott’s Bay have composed their newest dual-exhibition, this time at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts near Canning.
‘Each Zone, A Mantle’ will host a combination of painting, sculpture, inflatables, and projection. The show, entitled Each Zone, A Mantle, is on display until March 25.
- Oil, encaustic and pastel artist Lisa Roos is making her Nova Scotia debut at The Firefly Makery, 29 Queen St. in Bridgetown during the month of February.