Contemplative Concert is scheduled for June 27 in Wolfville.
The one-hour, late-night meditative improvisation will be presented in the beautiful resonance of Acadia University’s Manning Chapel. This concert will feature Richard Bennett on moody keyboards, Corey McBride on mellow saxophone and Ken Shorley on all things percussive.
The musicians will be intentionally hidden from view in order to create a more immersive listening experience. Join the artists for a journey of musical exploration. Suggested contribution is $10 ($5 for students).
The b band performs in multiple languages and styles, playing a variety of instruments. World percussionist Ken Shorley also adds to the band.
This summer, Ashk will also perform at the Mosaic Multicultural Festival in Moncton, NB and SunFest World Music Festival in London, Ont.
Tickets are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville, or online at www.ASHK.ca
Cemetery tours are running again this summer at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Auburn. The first is set for July 4 and costs $10.
Each tour starts at 8 p.m. Learn about local history and the people who lived in Auburn. Participants will be led by costumed guides through the historic cemetery learning local history and meeting the occasional visitor.
For more, email robardecoste@ ns.sympatico.ca or call 902-8479847.
On July 2, there’s going to be some metal on display in Avondale.
Presented by the Hants County Arts Council, Artisans in Action is a series of pop-up shows and demonstrations showcases featuring Nova Scotian artists and artisans who focus on historical trades, crafts, and art forms done in both traditional and contemporary manners.
The Avondale event will feature demonstrations by metal artists Blair Brown of Be Steel My Art and Michelle Heron Faerie Wire Sculpture.
The show runs from noon to 4 p.m. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-757-1718.
Set during the spring of 1918, Nothing Less! is a moving tale of an intrepid band of small town suffragists (and the men who loved them).
Join the award winning Two Planks and a Passion Theatre at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning for the world premiere production of Nothing Less! Cowritten by best-selling novelist Ami McKay and Two Planks Artistic Director Ken Schwartz, the performance is a celebration of the Canadian suffragists as they fight for women’s rights in 1918.
This year’s fireside production is Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
For more, email boxoffice@ twoplanks.ca or call 902-582-3073 long friendship. What is meant to be a relaxing holiday weekend turns into a battle of wits as their pasts catch up with them, the gloves come off and old scores get settled in comedic fashion.
Directed by Junie Hutchinson, The Long Weekend cast includes Linda Levy Fisk, Mike Butler, Lizon Richard and Alan Tupper.
It runs July 7- 8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.
The featured artist this month is Bobbie Mortensen.
Each summer, Uncommon Common Art offers two weeks of camp at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University in Wolfville.
The camp is aimed at children ages seven to 12 and is limited to 12 participants each week. Artist and art educator Terry Havlis Drahos leads campers on an exploration of art making in and about the outdoors.
For more information, look through the blog at www.irvinggardencamp.tumblr.com, which chronicles the activities of past years and visit http:// uncommoncommonart. com/ summer-camp.html to register. The cost is $215 and includes all supplies. celebrate the Deep Roots Music Festival, which takes place Sept. 22-24. The works will be displayed from Sept. 10–Oct. 1.
The Devour Food and Film Festival takes place in Wolfville Oct. 25-29. Submissions of foodthemed work for a show to be held from Oct. 1–Nov. 5 is currently being sought.
Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms go to its Facebook page, Jack’s Gallery in Wolfville, or email email@example.com
Every summer, Annapolis Valley Regional Library staff gear up for the Summer Reading Club. This year, the library is proud to present Book Club 150, a summer edition for all ages.
Since 2005, Upper Clements Parks has been a major sponsor of the program by donating free fast passes to young participants, up to age 16, who complete the club activities. Oaklawn Farm Zoo also offers two days in the summer when kids (18 and under) get in free with their library card. Adopta-Library has donated books and a bike to give away, while the Nova Scotia Provincial Library and the Nova Scotia Library Association have helped provide great cultural events.