A look at upcoming arts and nd entertainment events in the Annnapolis Valley:
O Mistress Moon
O Mistress Moon is a collection of two centuries of Nocturnes and night-inspired music from composers Field, Chopin, Scriabin, Barber, Debussy, Ravel, Britten and current Juno award winning composer Derek Charke.
This music promises to transport you to the moon and back on a peaceful, thought-provoking journey. Jennifer King will bring the music to Sea-Esta, 1454 Pereau Rd., in Canning, on March 18. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. performance.
A CD of King’s recent recording, O Mistress Moon, will be available for purchase at the concert.
Energetic and insightful, King is a versatile pianist who is in high demand as a performer, teacher, adjudicator, and coach; she has firmly established herself as a sought-after talent across Atlantic Canada. She can be heard in concert alongside many of Canada’s most respected singers and musicians in many of Atlantic Canada’s concert series and on CBC.
Fundy Cinema film screenings
Fundy Cinema screens Spettacolo on March 14 at 7 p.m.
This film is an engaging documentary about the tiny Tuscan village of Montichiello and the remarkable way its population devised to confront its issues by creating and performing an original piece of theatre every year. This has kept their town together since 1967 but is now threatened by an aging population and more modern passtimes.
All shows are at the Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Tickets are $9 for each show and are available 30 minutes before screening.
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King’s Film Society screening
King’s Film Society screens dance April 21 at the Brooklyn Civic Centre. The band, which features lead singer Mike Croft, will rock the house from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $10 apiece.
“They played Tommy Guns just before Christmas and packed the place. Hopefully, it’ll be a great money maker for us,” said McDade. The Post on March 16 at 7 p.m. a and d March 18 at 2 p.m. at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal.
In this Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham ( Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. presidents.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $9 with a Film Buff card, $8 for youth. General admission seating. Doors open 45 minutes before show time.
Acadia Performing Arts series presents Inside/Out
The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents Inside/ Out, a prison memoir by Patrick Keating at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on March 17 at 7: 30 p.m. It’s a production by Neworld Theatre in association with Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl.
Keating is kind, soft- spoken and sincere. Inside/ Out is his real-life story of years spent in and out of Canada’s penitentiary system. And that’s the thing — you look at Keating and think, ‘this guy robbed a bank?’ Keating’s honest and engaging delivery of his funny, sad, and stirring true story helps dismantle our ideas of what a ‘criminal’ looks like — and helps us better understand how language, race and class play a very real part in our lives as Canadians. It’s about a man’s search for community: the community of the street, the community of prison, and of the theatre.
Inside/ Out was written and performed by Keating.
Tickets: $26 adults, $20 dents.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Acadia University Box Office in person, by phone at 902-542-5500 or 1-800- stu-
Firefighter Dan Boyd, who is the fundraising chairman, said he’s already sent out sponsorship letters to area businesses in hopes of garnering support for their cause.
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At Jack’s Gallery Rumors at Centre Stage
Acadia University Studio Art and Jack’s Gallery at 450 Main St., in Wolfville, presents Haydon Ali: The Garden until April 29.
Ali is a fourth-year sociology student at Acadia University who is minoring in studio art. This exhibition represents a culmination of his participation in an independent study course, with his professor Judith Leidl.
The Garden was inspired by flowers discovered in the various countries Ali lived in growing up. These florals aim to convey a sense of the textures, colours, and fragrances from his memories as an expat youth overseas.
CentreStage Theatre takes the edge off the winter blahs with Neil Simon’s farce Rumors.
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the deputy mayor of New York City has shot himself on the night of his 10th wedding anniversary party. Though only a flesh wound, the four couples invited experience a severe attack of farcical ‘ cover-up’.
Lawyer Ken and his wife Chris arrive to find the deputy mayor bleeding in another room and no sign of his wife. They must get the “story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into hilarity...and that’s even before the cops arrive!
Remaining shows are March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24, with doors opening for the evening performances at 6:45 p.m. Matinees will be held March 11, 18 and 25, with doors opening at 1:15 p.m.
Tickets are: adults $15; seniors/students $12; children age 12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are held until 15 minutes before show time.
Please note there is a coarse language advisory for this show.
Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.
Go online: stagetheatre.ca www. centre-
Shannon Quinn at Kentville Ceilidh
Halifax fiddler Shannon Quinn performs at the St. Patrick’s Ceilidh Dance on March 16 at the Tir na nOg Irish Dance Academy upstairs from the school’s studio in the ballroom of the newly refurbished Cornwallis Inn.
Quinn is known for her recent work with Nova Scotia legend Joel Plaskett; as a soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia; and also for numerous awards she has won and been nominated for through Music Nova Scotia and the Canadian Folk Awards.
Performances further afield include sharing the stage with
megastar acts such as Cirque de Soleil, The Chieftains and even acclaimed rock band, Down With Webster.
Tickets are on sale in advance from Wilson’s Phamasave in Kentville for $10. Kids aged five and under can go for free. Tickets at the door are $15.
Rachel Beck at Union Street March 16
East Coast songstress Rachel Beck, known for her work with sister Amy in the Beck Sisters, debuts her self-titled first solo album March 2 and is supporting its release with a Maritime tour that includes a stop at Union Street in Berwick on March 16.
The album is described as ‘super beautiful’ and Beck’s voice as ‘incredibly captivating.’ If you hit Union Street on March 16 note a trio of songs off the new album — Reckless Heart, Hearts on Fire, and Nothing In Between.
Reckless Heart entered CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 countdown the first of February. The album is produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, David Myles, Fortunate Ones).
Rachel Beck with Adyn Townes on March 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets at https:// theunionstreet.com
Rose Cousins at Evergreen
Rose Cousins is back, and on March 17 performs at Evergreen Theatre in East Margaretsville where they are thrilled to host the show which will feature songs from her new album Natural Conclusion.
Phone: 902-825-6834 Go online: www. evergreentheatre.ca
Quick As A Wink does Mousetrap
Mike Butler, theatre- go- toguy, tells us that Quick as a Wink Theatre Society, Windsor’s local theatre company, brings their production of the world’s longest