Arts& cul­ture

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A look at up­com­ing arts and nd en­ter­tain­ment events in the An­napo­lis Val­ley:

On the screen at King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre presents Med­i­ta­tion Park on July 10 at 7:30 p.m.

In Med­i­ta­tion Park, Mina Shum re­turns to the themes that pro­pelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) host­ing a birth­day cel­e­bra­tion for her worka­holic ac­coun­tant hus­band, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres Bing and re­mains in awe of the sac­ri­fices he has made for the fam­ily. But when she finds ev­i­dence that Bing may not be the per­fect per­son she be­lieves him to be, she’s forced to con­sider her world in a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent light. Maria em­barks on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery by en­gag­ing with the world around her, some­thing Bing has al­ways dis­cour­aged.

She be­friends a group of local ec­centrics and a rather shady neigh­bour, Gabriel (Don McKel­lar). Maria soon re­al­izes that peo­ple’s lives are much more com­pli­cated than Bing has led her to be­lieve.

Star­ring San­dra Oh ( Grey’s Anatomy), Cheng Pei Pei (Crouch­ing Tiger, Hid­den Dragon) and Tzi Mah (Ar­rival).

Doors open 45 min­utes be­fore show time. Tick­ets are $10 for adults, $9 with a film buff card, and $8 for youth. Book­club will be shown on July 6 and 8.

Go online: www.kingsthe­atre. ca

Teaser: Book­club will be shown on July 6 and 8.

Steven Page at King’s Theatre July 7

Steven Page, a found­ing mem­ber of Bare­naked Ladies, with whom he toured the globe and sold mil­lions of al­bums, is a le­gendary per­former and he’s com­ing to King’s Theatre in An­napo­lis Royal July 7 for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Hi His dis­tinc­tive and pow­er­ful tenor is one of pop mu­sic’s most rec­og­niz­able voices. He’s a tow­er­ing fig­ure in the world of singer­song­writ­ing, and con­tin­ues his artis­tic evo­lu­tion with a di­verse ar­ray of solo projects.

Page has com­posed six Strat­ford Fes­ti­val scores, col­lab­o­rated and toured with Toronto’s in­no­va­tive Art of Time en­sem­ble, is a mem­ber of the Trans-Canada High­way, and has jour­neyed across North Amer­ica as host of TV’s The Il­le­gal Eater — all the while con­tin­u­ing to write, re­lease and per­form his orig­i­nal mu­sic. He’s cur­rently work­ing on a Strat­ford-com­mis­sioned mu­si­cal he’s writ­ing with Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Award-win­ner Daniel MacIvor. A new al­bum en­ti­tled Heal Thy­self will be out later this year with tours planned in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. and Ire­land.

Ap­pear­ing with Page is Kevin Fox, no stranger to King’s Theatre.

Tick­ets are $40, $36 for mem­bers, and $12 for youth.

Phone: 902-532-7704

Go online: www.kingsthe­

Round Hill Stu­dio of­fers new ex­hibit

Ex­hibit: An­drea Pot­tyondy, What the Tides Bring, runs from July 6 to 29 at Round Hill Stu­dio, 280 St-Ge­orge St., An­napo­lis Royal. There’s a re­cep­tion July 6, 7-9 p.m.

The ocean is the in­spi­ra­tion for Pot­tyondy’s lat­est ex­hibit at Round Hill Stu­dio. The theme for this ex­hibit is based on her trav­els and walks along beaches of Nova Scotia and the shore­birds and ocean ephemera that she finds there. A do­na­tion of 10 per cent of the pro­ceeds of the sale of Pot­tyondy’s art from this ex­hibit will be go­ing to the Clean An­napo­lis River Project (CARP).

Contact: 902-955-0365 Go online: www.round­hill­stu­

Sub­ur­ban Stand­off at Cen­treS­tage

A de­light­ful sum­mer com­edy has come to Cen­treS­tage. Sub­ur­ban Stand­off, by Cana­dian play­wright Michael Grant, is sure to de­light au­di­ences.

Ty is in need of some quick cash so he and his girl­friend, Candy, at­tempt their first home in­va­sion. Un­for­tu­nately, they have picked the wrong house. Hank and Nancy, a re­tired cou­ple, seem to know more about guns than Ty does. Who is re­ally con­trol­ling this mad­cap evening and who will come out on top?

It is di­rected by Michelle Herx, and the cast, in or­der of ap­pear­ance, in­clude: LeRoy Hef­fer­nan, Lor­raine Lazier, Chris Chais­son and Jen­nah Larkin.

The fea­tured artists are Bill and Olee Tup­per who will be ex­hibit­ing their hooked rugs and wall hang­ings.

Evening per­for­mances will be held July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, start­ing at 7:30 p.m., with front of house open­ing at 6:45 p.m. for the evening per­for­mances. Mati­nees will be held July 15 and 22, with doors open­ing at 1:15 p.m.

Tick­ets: adults, $15; se­niors/ stu­dents, $12; chil­dren, age 12 and un­der, $5. Cen­treS­tage takes cash or cheques only. Reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended and held un­til 15 min­utes be­fore show time.

Call 902-678-8040 for reser­va­tions.

Go online: www.cen­trestageth­e­

Bogs and Blooms at Jack’s Gallery

On ex­hibit at Jack’s Gallery in Wolfville is Bogs and Blooms, paint­ings by Si­mone Labuschagne and Les­lie Fraser, un­til Sept. 16.

Jack’s Gallery, lo­cated at 450 Main St., is al­ways look­ing for new work to dis­play. For sub­mis­sion forms email jacks­gallery­

Stu­dent art ex­hibit

New Per­spec­tives Stu­dent Art Ex­hibit opened at the Mac­don­ald Mu­seum in Mid­dle­ton on May 24.

It fea­tures senior stu­dent art from Mid­dle­ton Re­gional High School and Bridgetown Re­gional Com­mu­nity School, shar­ing the per­spec­tives of the stu­dents on im­por­tant is­sues and top­ics.

There is no ad­mis­sion fee to see this one-of-a-kind ex­hibit.

The ex­hibit runs un­til Aug. 31 at the mu­seum, lo­cated at 21 School St.

Call for sub­mis­sions at Jack’s Gallery

Jack’s Gallery Wolfville is call­ing for sub­mis­sions of 2-D art­work for ‘ Fem- Fest: Free­dom Then and Now’ a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary arts fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing the pi­o­neer­ing spirit of suf­fragettes.

‘Fem-Fest Free­dom Then and Now’ ex­am­ines and ar­tic­u­lates the so­ci­etal changes, ad­vances, and present day chal­lenges that de­fine women’s lives.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run from Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, 2018.

For more in­for­ma­tion about ‘Fem Fest: Free­dom Then and Now’ go to­a­vanthe­atre. ca

Please contact jacks­gallery­ to re­quest a sub­mis­sion form.

Jacks Gallery is lo­cated at 450 Main St, Wolfville in the JustUs! Café.

Smokin’ Blues Fest

If you’re mak­ing your sum­mer plans, here’s one that should make your list. The Smokin’ Blues Fest at the Hants County Ex­hi­bi­tion Grounds in Windsor July 6 and 7 boasts a lineup of great blues and rockin’ blues talent in­clud­ing the Chris­tine Camp­bell Band, John Camp­belljohn, Beauwa­ter, the Ken­dra Gale Band, the Dan Do­iron Band, Ced, Mar­tyy and Dave, Cur­tis Mathe­son, and the Lo­gan Richard Band — and that’s just for starters. More acts are be­ing added.

The event, dubbed ‘ A Bea­con of East Coast Blues’ is open to all ages, in­cludes and af­ter-hours acous­tic jam, has free park­ing, on-site camp­ing, and food and ar­ti­san ven­dors. Kids 12 and un­der get in free.

Go to www.smok­in­blues­ for day and week­end passes that start at $20.

Christ­mas car­ol­ing in July

Join the Wil­mot Bap­tist Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Cen­tre for their an­nual Christ­mas in July af­ter­noon of Christ­mas car­ol­ing. Each year, the cen­tre hosts Christ­mas car­ol­ing for se­niors and shut-ins. This year, the event is on July 11 from 1-4 p.m. The group will leave the cen­tre, lo­cated at 208 Dodge Rd., in Wil­mot at 1 p.m. Free. All wel­come to par­tic­i­pate. For info: 902-765-2386.

Shaun Ma­jumder’s HATE Tour com­ing to Wolfville

Mar­itime favourite Shaun Ma­jumder comes to Wolfville with his new full-throt­tle, no­holds-barred stand-up com­edy show that takes a pow­er­ful and hilarious look at the times we live in. Joined by friend Matt Wright, this will be the show that gets you laugh­ing then keeps you talk­ing af­ter­wards.

The show, which runs from 7:30-9 p.m., will be at the Fes­ti­val Theatre, 504 Main St. in Wolfville on July 8.

Ma­jumder is a TV and film ac­tor/ writer/ co­me­dian, well­known in the re­gion for his work as co-host on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Min­utes as well as from his own TV show “Ma­jumder Manor” on W net­work, and ap­pear­ances in Match­ing, Hatch­ing and Dis­patch­ing, and the Repub­lic of Doyle.

Wright is an award-win­ning stand- up co­me­dian who has per­formed at fes­ti­vals and clubs across Canada and, like Shaun, grew up in New­found­land.

Cost: $40 (be­fore tax and fees); avail­able through the Aca­dia Univer­sity Box Of­fice. Call 902-5425500 or 1-800-542-TICK (8425).

About the per­form­ers: www. shaun­ma­jumder. com; www. mat­twright­com­

Dave Gun­ning in con­cert

Dave Gun­ning will be per­form­ing at Sea-Esta, 1454 Pereau Rd., in Canning (Del­haven), at 7 p.m. on July 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $25. Info: www. dav­e­g­un­

Hantsport Mu­sic Fes­ti­val com­ing soon

The an­nual Hantsport Mu­sic Fest, a regis­tered not-for-profit com­mu­nity-run mu­sic fes­ti­val that’s op­er­ated by local vol­un­teers, is tak­ing place July 21.

There is an eclec­tic line up of mu­sic, from blues to coun­try, fea­tur­ing all Mar­itime acts.

Sig­nal Hill head­lines this year’s fes­ti­val.

Other per­form­ers in­clude Heather Rankin, Ced, Marty and Dave, No Name Blues Band, Brook­lyn Black­more, the Par­sons Broth­ers and Friends, and Matt Bal­sor and the Hill Top Show Band.

All pro­ceeds raised are paid back to the volunteer groups that help run the fest. Af­ter four years, the fes­ti­val has paid back more than $100,000 to var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups.

There are ven­dors on site, as well as food and adult bev­er­ages for pur­chase.

The fes­ti­val runs from 10 a.m. un­til 9:30 p.m. at Foundry Road Sports Field in Hantsport.

Tick­ets cost: $25 in ad­vance and $30 at the gate. For a list of where tick­ets may be pur­chased, to learn more about the line-up, or book in camp­ing, visit: www.

Movie Night

Dis­ney’s Co­coa will be shown, for free, at the Bruce Spicer Park, in Canning, at 8 p.m. on July 20. Pop­corn will be avail­able to pur­chase.


Dr. Heather Price di­rects Wolfville’s new com­mu­nity choir, OurTunes, in the warm-up to its first con­cert in June. The 80 voices per­formed in the Fes­ti­val Theatre for an en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ence.

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