A look at upcoming arts and nd entertainment events in the Ann napolis Valley:
Seeing Red group exhibit at Hardware Gallery
Hardware Gallery’s first group exhibit this season, entitled The Red Show, runs until July 25. What does the word ‘red’ mean to you? Seventeen artists were invited to present art works that represented the word ‘red’ for them. An eclectic and stunning collection of art pieces was the result.
Featured artists for The Red Show include Rhonda Barrett, Meghan Bray, Daniel Brehaut, Terry Drahos, Barb Gibson, Alison Grapes, Cynthia Grove, Gail Isenor, Miyoshi Kondo, Simone Labuschagne, Judith Leidl, Pat Lohrenz, Justine MacDonald, Peter Martocchio, Stephane Richard, Beth Louise Ross and Beatrice Salsman.
An opening event with the artists will be held the evening of July 12.
Hardware Gallery is located at 38 Cornwallis St., in Kentville.
Go online: www.hardwaregallery.ca; or find them on Facebook.
On the screen at King’s Theatre
King’s Theatre presents Oceans 8 on July 20 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean’s 8 is an American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Ross and Olivia Milch, and from a story by Ross. The film is an all-female spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s The Oceans Trilogy. It stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.
Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
Tickets cost: $10 for adults, $9 with a film buff card, and $8 for youth.
Go online: www.kingstheatre. ca.
Union Duke at King’s Theatre July 14
Toronto folk quintet Union Duke brings its explosive live show to King’s Theatre July 14 for a 7:30 p.m. p show.
Sweat flies and floorboards tremble, they say about their live performances.
“Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaring harmonies with three, four and even five voices,” says online kudos. “The songs are irresistible, the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park.”
These five guys have been making a commotion in one way or another since they were kids, and years of making music together have brought them to this: a heartbreak of twang and a boot shake of rock and roll. Union Duke is two fifths city, two fifths country, and one fifth whiskey.
Go online: www.kingstheatre. ca.
Pierre Lapointe coming to Wolfville
The Acadia Performing Art Series will bring one of Quebec’s stars to Wolfville in early 2019.
Pierre Lapointe is not only a star in Quebec where his work has won 18 Prix Félix (Québec’s Juno Awards), but also a critically-acclaimed Artist in France, where twice he received the Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, the most prestigious music prize in the francophone world. Clearly, there is a lineage from Brel to Gainsbourg to Lapointe.
In Wolfville, on Jan. 20, 2019, Lapointe will present the songs from his most recent recording, La Science Du Coeur, a post-modern exploration of the affairs of the heart, an ambitious combination of French chanson, contemporary and orchestral music. His songs will be given a more intimate “musique de chambre” treatment in Wolfville as Lapointe will be joined by renowned classical musicians Philip Chiu on piano and Cameron Crozman on cello.
The concert is being offered free to Performing Arts Series subscribers, with a total of nine shows planned for next season.
For full details on the 2018-19 Performing Arts Series, visit pas. acadiau.ca.
To purchase a full season subscription, go to boxoffice.acadiau. ca.
Individual tickets for all concerts will go on sale on Aug. 1.
Getting to Room Temperature at Evergreen
Getting to Room Temperature (a Drama) will be presented July 14 at Evergreen Theatre, 1941 Stronach Mountain Road, Margaretsville.
Showtime is at 8 pm Cost: $30; $15 for students. Reservations through TIXHUB at www.evergreentheatre.ca.
Round Hill Studio offers new exhibit
An exhibit by Andrea Pottyondy, What the Tides Bring, runs until July 29 at Round Hill Studio, 280 St-George St., Annapolis Royal.
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.roundhillstudio.com.
Exhibits at ARTsPLACE Gallery
Following at current exhibits at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal:
July 8 – Aug. 26 ARC: Living Room Amanda McCavour
July 8 – Aug. 26 ARC: As Seen on Tumblr Ambivalently Yours
July 8 – Aug. 26 Plein Air Art Group: Chapel (rental)
July 8 – Aug. 26 Maria Longmire, 2017 Scholarship Recipient: Mym
ARTsPLACE is located at 396 St. George Street.
Open hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekends 1 to 4 p.m. (by volunteer, call ahead).
Go online: https://arcac-artsplace.weebly.com/
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.
Remaining evening performances are July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, starting at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. 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.centrestagetheatre.ca
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 email@example.com.
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 to www.caravantheatre. ca
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a submission form.
Jacks Gallery is located at 450 Main St, Wolfville in the JustUs! Café.
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.
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. davegunning.com.
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. hhmf.ca.
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.