Graphic nov­el­ist to read at Aca­dia

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Meags Fitzger­ald is a Montreal-based artist and an award­win­ning il­lus­tra­tor, graphic nov­el­ist and stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tor.

She will be read­ing at the Irv­ing Cen­tre, Aca­dia Univer­sity, on March 27 at 7 p.m.

Fitzger­ald im­pro­vises reg­u­larly in Montreal and abroad with her troupe, Quest of the Dragon King. She also par­tic­i­pates in live sto­ry­telling events in­clud­ing Carte Blanche’s This Re­ally Hap­pened, Con­fab­u­la­tion and at Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids.

Long Red Hair is Fitzger­ald’s fol­low up to her ac­claimed Pho­to­booth: A Bi­og­ra­phy. In this graphic me­moir, Fitzger­ald paints a child­hood full of sleep­overs, play­ing dress-up, am­a­teur for­tune-telling and rent­ing scary movies, yet Fitzger­ald sus­pects that she is un­like her friends.

Fitzger­ald is pub­lished by Co­nun­drum Press, which is based in Green­wich.

Agatha Christie’s fa­mous court­room drama, Wit­ness for the Pros­e­cu­tion, comes to Cen­treS­tage The­atre in Kentville.

Wit­ness for the Pros­e­cu­tion is di­rected by Ge­orge Henry and Peter Booth. The cast in­cludes Melissa Vid­ito, Mike Kenny, Bryen Stod­dard, J. Marc Char­rier, Alan Slipp, Rachel Cooper, Dar­rell Doucette, Richard Richard, LeRoy Hef­fer­nan, Paul Abela, Nancy Henry, Chérie Zinck and Emily Bur­ton.

This pro­duc­tion runs week­ends un­til April 1.

The evening shows be­gin at 7:30 p.m., with the box of­fice open­ing at 6:45 p.m. The mati­nee be­gins at 2 p.m.

Fundy Cinema will screen I, Daniel Blake on March 29 at 7 p.m.

Awarded with a Palme d’Or at Cannes for one of his finest ex­plo­rations of so­cial re­al­ism, Ken Loach tells the story of a 59- year- old car­pen­ter’s strug­gle to sur­vive in mod­ern day Eng­land when he is de­nied govern­ment health ben­e­fits af­ter falling ill.

Then, the so­ci­ety will screen Toni Erd­mann on April 5 at 7 p.m.

One of the most talked-about films at last year’s Cannes and nom­i­nated for a Best For­eign Lan­guage Os­car, the new film from Ger­man di­rec­tor Maren Ade is an al­ter­nately hi­lar­i­ous and mor­ti­fy­ing em­bar­rass­ment com­edy about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a re­pressed cor­po­rate con­sul­tant and her in­ces­santly prank-play­ing dad.

Films screen at the Al Whit­tle The­atre, Wolfville. Tick­ets are $9 and they are avail­able 30 min­utes be­fore screen­ing.

Juno- award win­ning singer-song­writer Stephen Fear­ing will per­form at Mer­maid Im­pe­rial Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre on April 7. Show­time is 8 p.m.

In ad­di­tion to his work with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, he is one of the most re­spected names in North Amer­i­can roots-rock. Fear­ing has re­leased two crit­i­cally­ac­claimed al­bums with Andy White as the duo Fear­ing & White, as well as 10 al­bums as a solo artist, fea­tur­ing many mu­si­cal guests.

Tick­ets are $23 in ad­vance or $25 at the door. They are avail­able on­line at Tick­etpro.ca, by phone at 888-311-9090, and in per­son at Wind­sor Home Hard­ware and all other Tick­etpro out­lets.

The Deep Roots Mu­sic Co­op­er­a­tive, in part­ner­ship with the At­lantic Pre­sen­ters As­so­ci­a­tion, has an­nounced a Corb Lund con­cert for April 30.

Brought to this com­mu­nity as part of Canada’s 150th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions, the win­ner of mul­ti­ple JUNO and Cana­dian Coun­try Mu­sic Awards, Lund will per­form at the Fes­ti­val The­atre in Wolfville at 7:30 p.m.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased on Ticket Pro.

- Har­vest Gallery in Wolfville has its 10th an­nual print­mak­ers show, PRESS, on un­til April 8.

- Print­maker Miche­line Gushue has her Re­cent In­spi­ra­tions show on at ARTsPLACE in Annapolis Royal for the month of March.

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