The haggis makes grand entrance
Members of the Belfast Pipe and Drum Band carry the haggis into the band's annual Robert Burns Dinner and Ceilidh in Charlottetown Sunday night. This year is the 256th anniversary of the Scottish poet's birth and dinners and banquets are being held in his honour. The annual Robert Burns Concert hosted by the Caledonia Club of P.E.I will be held Jan. 29 in the Kirk of St. James Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown. friends Reg Ballagh and Mike Robicheau). Each week there is a special guest and the second set is always an electric blues. Feb. 6 is a tribute to Tom Waites with singer/keyboardist/bassist/guitarist Jon Rehder. For information: htttp://www.facebook.com/group s/306169336775.
will be held Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Dr. Steele Recital Hall, UPEI, as part of the UPEI Department of Music Recital Series, 2015-2016. Admission is $15 for adults/$10 for seniors and students. will be performing their high-energy Celtic/pop-rock music, dance and gospel production Celtic Revival on Jan. 30, 7 p.m. (storm date, Jan. 31), at New Glasgow Christian Church, 617 Route 258 (across from the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers building). Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. All proceeds go to Open Door Outreach with an honorarium for the Sky Family.
will be held on Jan. 30, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Charlottetown. Fitzroy Street entrance. There will be a dessert auction during intermission and a free will offering will be taken. Proceeds to the First Baptist Church Cuba Mission Team. Contact the church at 902-628-2111.
series starts Jan. 30 at the Jack Blanchard Family Centre, Charlottetown, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy dance, music, cultural presentations, ethnic food and children’s activities. East Indian Ethnic food will be provided by Sharda Gupta and there will be arts and crafts from India, China and Dominican Republic. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Tea and coffee are available. The venue is wheelchair accessible. There will be door prizes. Call Ratna Rajapaksa, 902-314-5772.
recently diagnosed with APL leukemia, is at Belfast Consolidated School on Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. Entertainment will include Eddy Quinn, Kevin Ryan, Kelley Mooney, Kendall Docherty, The Kinnees, J.J.
Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m., at Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, with guest conductor Dinuk Wijeratne, featuring organ soloist Leo Marchildon. For tickets and information contact Confederation Centre of
the Arts box office. and Darla Chaisson, Kallie Gerritsen, Austin Walker, Macy Hancock, Joan Gleadall, Barry O’Brien, Todd MacLean, Norman Stewart, Quintin and Blake, Milla and Sophia, Worship Team and a school choir.
featuring Janet McGarry & Wildwood, and Dunromin, will be held Jan. 31, 2 p.m., at the Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Route 11 (Linkletter Road), West of Summerside (wheelchair accessible). Admission is $10; doors open at 1 p.m.
featuring The Arsenault Brothers is on Feb. 1 at the Summerside Legion, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Open mic performers, 7:30-8 p.m., have free admission. Admission is $5. Come, bring a friend & acoustic instruments for a jam after the concert.
is Tuesdays at The Guild on Queen Street in Charlottetown, 10:45 a.m., in the theatre and Thursday, 10:45 a.m., at Stratford Town Hall, in the gym. With his accordion and unflagging energy, these casual shows are a time for children to enjoy music and play, socialize with other families and move and laugh. A small fee per family is charged.
will be held Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., as part of the UPEI Department of Music Recital Series, 2015-2016. Admission is $15 for adults/$10 for seniors and students.
continues all through 2016 at The Haviland Club with the next one set for Feb. 6, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). To celebrate the 40th birthday Jackson, the band will be doing a set of classic hits released in 1976. The show will also open with a set of sing-along 70s songs led by Jon Rehder. Come dressed in 70s attire, and be prepared for a fun, relaxing night of music of the 1970s. For more information, visit www.amandajacksonband.com.
is on Feb. 7 (storm date Feb. 21), 2-4 p.m., at Fortune Community Centre. Sponsored by the Kings United Pastoral Charge. Advance tickets are $10, call Wanda Downe, 902687-3486, Norma MacKenzie, 902687-1280, or Kerry Howarth, 902-357-2322. Tickets will be $12 at the door. A light lunch will be provided at intermission.
will be held on Feb. 5, 9 p.m. to midnight, at the Fort Augustus Rec Center. Donations accepted at the door, as well as a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and a basket draw. Music will be provided by Route 21.
In partnership with The Guild, the Popalopalots will perform live for a 26-hour period to raise money for the QEH Cancer Treatment Centre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29. Admittance is by donation until 7:30 p.m., on Jan. 30, when regular admittance fee will be charged for the final two hours. Reservations are recommended for anyone interested in seeing the final block of the performance. For information call the Guild Box Office: 902-6203333; www.theguildpei.com.
is at Westisle Composite High School on Feb. 6. Tickets can be purchased at Eugene's General Store in Tignish, Pat's Retail/Irving in Alberton and Westisle High School. Cost is $25.
features Sandi Hartling, Things We Can Agree On and Other Works of Fiction, Jan. 16 to April 10; From Housebuilder to Architect: Charles B. Chappell’s Charlottetown, opened on Jan. 27; Snapshots of Armageddon: Jack Turner and the Great War, to May 1; historic prints by military officer Henry Buckton Laurence: Sketches of Canadian Sports and Pastimes, as well as works by Leah Modigliani, Feb. 14. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Call 902-628-6111.
Dana Jakubowski's exhibit, Through the Woods: art carved and created from nature, until Feb. 12. Doug Keefe's "From Here to There: a collection of paintings inspired by the people and places of P.E.I. and travels beyond”, will open on Feb. 16 and run until March 25. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 1-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, 15:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., and