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

‘Won’t You Be My Neigh­bour?’ at King’s Nov. 9

King’s The­atre in An­napo­lis Royal screen’s ‘Won’t You Be My Neigh­bour?’ Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

It’s an ex­plo­ration of the life, lessons, and le­gacy of iconic chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion host, Fred Rogers. The sleeper hit of the sea­son is a likely doc­u­men­tary Os­car con­tender and has been called one of the best doc­u­men­taries ever made.

Mor­gan Neville’s movie is about the benev­o­lent pi­ano-play­ing pup­peteer host of ‘Mr. Rogers Neigh­bor­hood’ (1968-2001), a show for chil­dren about how to build a neigh­bor­hood and live to­gether in so­ci­ety, fol­lows sleeper Ruth Bader Gins­berg biodoc ‘RBG’ as a movie that shows us what a hero looks like.

Tick­ets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

Doors open 45 min­utes be­fore show time.

Phone: 902-532-7704

Go On­line: www.kingsthe­

The Game’s Afoot at Cen­treStage

The dan­ger and hi­lar­ity are non­stop in this glit­ter­ing, far­ci­cal mys­tery. Ken Lud­wig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ or ‘Holmes for the Hol­i­days’ will be on stage at Cen­treStage The­atre in time for the hol­i­days.

It is De­cem­ber 1936, and Broad­way star Wil­liam Gil­lette, ad­mired the world over for his lead­ing role in the play Sher­lock Holmes, has in­vited his fel­low cast mem­bers to his Con­necti­cut man­sion for a week­end of rev­elry. When one of the guests turns up dead, the fes­tiv­i­ties in this iso­lated house of hid­den rooms and state-of-the art gad­gets quickly turn dan­ger­ous.

The play is di­rected by Ju­nie Hutchin­son. The cast in or­der of ap­pear­ance: John Smith, Mike But­ler, Han­nah Fisk, Linda Levy Fisk, Ethan Van Meek­eren, Wendy Ste­wart, Devon Ed­monds, Caro­line Lev­erett. The fea­tured artist is Karen Kerr.

The dates are Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 18m, 23, 24,30, Dec. 1, 2m, 7, 8.

Front of House opens at 6:45 p.m. for the evening per­for­mances and 1:15 p.m. for the mati­nees.

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

Call 902-678-8040 for reser­va­tions.

Go On­line: www.cen­trestageth­e­

Erin Costelo at Ever­green The­atre Nov. 10

Erin Costelo stops at Ever­green The­atre in Mar­garetsville Nov. 10 dur­ing her tour with her new CD ‘Sweet Marie’ that was re­leased in Oc­to­ber.

Ever­green The­atre Man­ager David O’Leary said there’s a lot of buzz about Costelo’s new al­bum, in­clud­ing a doc­u­men­tary about how it was put to­gether in 10 days. The re­sult­ing film was broad­cast on CBC TV and was fea­tured at The At­lantic Film Fes­ti­val re­cently.

O’Leary said Costelo will bring her full band to Ever­green for the 8 p.m. show dur­ing her CD re­lease tour.

The lat­est news at Ever­green The­atre is the demise of their tra­di­tional ‘cake and cof­fee’ to be re­placed by a liquor li­cense. The the­atre will be serv­ing a se­lec­tion of al­co­holic and non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages be­fore and af­ter shows, and dur­ing in­ter­mis­sions.

On the screen at Fundy Cinema

Fundy Cinema screens ‘Tran­sit’ on Nov. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m.

In Chris­tian Pet­zold’s fol­low-up to ‘Phoenix,’ Ger­man refugee Ge­org flees to Mar­seille to avoid the Ger­man in­va­sion of Paris and as­sumes the iden­tity of de­ceased writer Wei­del, whose Mex­i­can visa pa­pers he has dis­cov­ered in his bag, in an at­tempt to es­cape France to­gether with Wei­del’s widow.

Shows are at Al Whit­tle The­atre, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Tick­ets are $10 and avail­able 30 min­utes be­fore screen­ing.

Go On­line: fundycin­ Go On­line: face­­ema-1692183731024542

Phone: 902-542-1050

Or­gan­ist Sarah Svend­sen vis­its the Val­ley

The An­napo­lis Val­ley Cen­tre of the Royal Cana­dian Col­lege of Or­gan­ists (RCCO) is spon­sor­ing the visit of promi­nent Cana­dian or­gan­ist Sarah Svend­sen, a na­tive of New Glas­gow, to Bridgetown and An­napo­lis Royal. Sarah is a grad­u­ate of both Uni­ver­sity of Toronto and the Yale School of Mu­sic. Her visit comes as a re­sult of the trav­el­ing clin­i­cian pro­gram of the na­tional of­fice of the RCCO.

Her first ap­pear­ance will be at the Dawn Oman Art Gallery in Bridgetown Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. She will present a child-friendly hand­son work­shop ‘Dis­cover the Pipe Or­gan’ de­signed to al­low young peo­ple to be­come more fa­mil­iar with the work­ings of a pipe or­gan.

Lo­cal mu­sic teach­ers have been en­cour­ag­ing their stu­dents to at­tend the work­shop. Par­ents and the gen­eral pub­lic are in­vited as well, with a freewill of­fer­ing go­ing to the Or­gan Restora­tion Fund of the Art Gallery.

Stu­dents who wish to par­tic­i­pate should ar­rive at the gallery by 12:15 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mau­reen Ma­cLean at 902-825-3387.

Nov. 10, Svend­sen will play a full or­gan recital in St. Ge­orge and St. An­drew United Church, An­napo­lis Royal at 7:30 p.m. In­cluded in her pro­gram are se­lec­tions by Mozart, Vi­valdi, Langlais, Bach, and Mess­si­aen. A high­light should be Bach’s mighty ‘Toc­cata and Fugue in DMi­nor.’

A freewill of­fer­ing will be taken for the Or­gan Schol­ar­ship Fund of the An­napo­lis Val­ley Cen­tre RCCO.

Round Hill Stu­dio of­fers new ex­hibit

Round Hill Stu­dio’s Twila Ro­barDe­coste ex­hibit ‘Field and For­est’ con­tin­ues un­til Nov. 30.

Ro­bar-De­coste is a renowned, pub­lished il­lus­tra­tor and botan­i­cal artist. Her ex­hibit will be com­prised of paint­ings in both wa­ter­colour and acrylic and in­clude many na­tive and in­tro­duced spices of plants, an­i­mals, and birds of Nova Sco­tia.

“The colours, forms and de­tails of our nat­u­ral land­scape and its flora and fauna con­tin­u­ally fas­ci­nate me” - De­coste

Round Hill Stu­dio is at 280 StGe­orge St., in An­napo­lis Royal. Con­tact: 902-955-0365.

Go On­line: www.round­hill­stu­

One-woman play ‘Blind­side’ at King’s The­atre Nov. 10

Award-win­ning ac­tor and play­wright Stephanie Morin-Robert has cre­ated a piece of the­atre based on her own life and pa­trons of King’s The­atre in An­napo­lis Royal will have a chance Nov. 10 to see what crit­ics around the world are rav­ing about.

“I was blown away by this show,” said King’s The­atre man­ager Janet Lark­man. “It’s ut­terly orig­i­nal, uplift­ing, and pow­er­ful. And it’s very funny, in a heart-wrench­ing kind of way. I’m ex­cited to be pre­sent­ing it to au­di­ences in An­napo­lis Royal.”

In ‘Blind­side,’ a feat of riv­et­ing com­edy, Van­cou­ver’s one-eyed sto­ry­telling cham­pion and cancer sur­vivor Stephanie Morin-Robert re­counts her life as a feisty sev­enyear-old who wields her glass-eye as a su­per­power. While her fam­ily mem­bers are dis­tracted by their lux­u­ri­ous new life­styles, she strug­gles with find­ing the con­fi­dence it takes to face her tor­ment­ing bul­lies at her new school.

With the help of her cat, a pair of sun­glasses, and an un­de­sir­able su­per­power, she soon dis­cov­ers that she has what it takes to fight back and come to terms with her dis­abil­ity.

Phone: 902-532-7704

Go On­line: wwwk­ingsthe­

Saeed in con­cert in Wolfville

Silk Road Project was ini­ti­ated by Yo-Yo Ma to share art and ed­u­ca­tion across the world. Saeed is tour­ing Nova Sco­tia to cel­e­brate Silk Road Project with mu­sic of Tur­lough O’Carolan (1670-1738). O’Carolan was a blind Gaelic harper, com­poser, and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic com­po­si­tion. He was the last great Gaelic harper.

The Wolfville con­cert is 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Al Whit­tle The­atre. Tick­ets are $20.

Email: saeed­ Phone: 902-478-5252

‘One Man, Two Gu­vnors’ at Lower Den­ton

The world of ‘One Man, Two Gu­vnors’ mixes the crim­i­nally seedy with the pompously posh. Prat­falls, spit takes, puns, im­pro­vi­sa­tion, slam­ming doors, au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, dou­ble-en­ten­dres and triple takes: ‘One Man, Two Gu­vnors’ leaves no comic stone un­turned.

That shouldn’t im­ply any lack of gen­uine wit in the broad farce and bawdy hu­mor of ‘ One Man, Two Gu­vnors’ when the Aca­dia The­atre Com­pany’s pro­duc­tion hits the stage at Lower Den­ton Hall the­atre at Aca­dia start­ing Nov. 16.

An ideal farce re­quires events to be un­fold­ing mostly in a state of blind panic, but ‘One Man, Two Gu­vnors’ strikes an in­ge­nious bal­ance be­tween metic­u­lous plan­ning and what plays like an­ar­chic spon­tane­ity.

This pro­duc­tion owes no obe­di­ence to the­atri­cal tropes, so there’s no need to brush up on Com­me­dia dell’Arte, Christ­mas Pan­tos, or Mu­sic Hall dit­ties to en­joy ‘One Man, Two Gu­vnors.’

Shows are Nov. 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. mati­nees on Nov. 17 and 24.

Tick­ets are $15 for reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion and $10 for stu­dents and se­niors. There is also a group rate of $7 (per ticket) for a group of eight peo­ple or more. The pro­duc­tion will be held in Lower Den­ton the­atre at Aca­dia Uni­ver­sity.

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