Well-known Canadian writer Andre Alexis will be reading at the Irving Centre auditorium on Feb. 8.
Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His novels, short stories and plays have garnered acclaim. His recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
His latest work, The Hidden Keys, combines puzzle, quest and crime. Parkdale’s Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and help her solve the puzzle.
His reading will take place at 7 p.m.
On Feb. 9, the annual African Youth Talent Night is starting at 6 p.m. at the Horton High School Performance Centre.
This family- friendly event showcases the amazing talents of students in the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board’s Student Support Worker and Native Student Advisor programs. From singing to instrumental music, dance to comedy, it’s a great night of fun for everyone. All welcome, admission by freewill offering.
Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe will be returning to Nova Scotia in February for several shows.
On Feb. 10 they will give a jazz/blues/soul house concert in Wolfville. Tickets are $20. Reserve by calling Marilyn at 902542-0558.
Then, on Feb. 12 in Port Williams, Nasr will sing Édith Piaf at The Noodle Guy. This ticket includes a meal. Call The Noodle Guy at (902) 697-3906 to reserve. only). To reserve tickets, contact email@example.com
The East Coast Music Association, in partnership with the Atlantic Presenters Association and with support from the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC), are in Windsor on Feb. 10.
This new partnership features five SOCAN Song House workshop’s participants: Ian Sherwood (Nova Scotia), Jordan Musycsyn ( Cape Breton), Jon Pike (of Newfoundland & Labrador), Andrew Waite (of Andrew Waite & the Firm, PEI) and Mike Biggar (New Brunswick).
This tour expands on the SOCAN Song House experience by providing a touring opportunity for five of the artists where they will re-connect and create a performance that focuses on collaborative creation as well as individual songwriting, and feature the new work developed during the SOCAN Song House workshop.
The artists will converge on the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor for a two-day residency to re-connect, explore individual songs and create collaborations.
Immediately following the residency, the tour will launch at MIPAC with an 8 p.m. concert. For audiences the performance will provide a look inside the songwriting process and the chance to see unique collaborations from some of the region’s best up-and-coming talent.
Tickets are $23 advance/$25 door. Get tickets online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.
Acadia School of Music students, faculty, alumni and friends will present their annual showcase of the diversity and depth of the musical talent at Acadia on Feb. 11.
The Acadia Performing Arts Series Tom Regan Memorial Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Festival Theatre.
The Dukes of Kent will present their annual A Singing Valentine on Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Windsor and Middleton. Two Love Songs And A Rose for $40. To book an appointment, call 902-698-2496.
A variety show impacted by earlier weather this winter has been rescheduled to Feb. 12 at the Forties Community Centre.
The music will run from 1:30-4 p.m. Featured musicians are Matt Lunn, Chet Brown, Carla and Ton, Country Jam. Admission is $5. 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.
The two toll trolls who are bickering on a bridge have a ’falling out’ after Billy, the medium size goat, decides to become a bully goat. Several characters want to cross the bridge to get to the green grass on the other side, but no, Billy, the Bully goat, stands her ground. Will there be a happy ending?
The delightful cast of Sam Jorgensen, Grace Oleskevich, Charlotte Crouch, Brandon Taylor, Mike Jorgensen, Eva Lipton, Sonya Pineo, Hana Hutchinson and Rhianna Bailey will lead you on this adventure across the troll – err, toll - bridge.
Come to the Upper Performance Centre Feb. 18,19,25,26, March 4 or 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.