Here’s what is on at the Brockville Arts Cen­tre

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - SPORTS - MAR­GOT GREEN

The staff at the the­atre is happy with the suc­cess of the Pricedex Sum­mer Se­ries. Many ho­tels and restau­rants of­fered deals to the at­ten­dees and there were gen­er­ous spon­sors on board for the con­certs. Coaches from the U.S. and sur­round­ing ar­eas came in as is cus­tom­ary and there was added sup­port from other or­ga­ni­za­tions in the area.

The film Dog Days is show­ing Septem­ber 14/15/16 on Fri­day, 2/7 p.m., on Satur­day, 7 p.m., Sun­day at 2 p.m. The plot: This movie brings to­gether peo­ple in Los An­ge­les who all have a com­mon in­ter­est and love of ca­nines. The stars are Nina Do­brev, Vanessa Hud­gens, Finn Wolfhard.

On Septem­ber 15 at 2 p.m., presents the doc­u­men­tary The Purple Road, which is a jour­ney across many coun­tries to bring aware­ness of Hunt­ing­ton’s dis­ease which is ter­mi­nal and usu­ally af­fects chil­dren. Un­for­tu­nately it is an hered­i­tary, ge­netic and fa­tal brain ill­ness the re­sponse to which is highly un­der­funded, thereby bring­ing un­due hard­ship to the fam­i­lies in­volved. This is an in­for­ma­tive event; ad­mis­sion is free with no re­served seat­ing.

The City of Brockville presents an A.J. Benoit Pro­duc­tion, Sil­ver Wings, on Septem­ber 22 at 7.30 p.m. (lim­ited seats avail­able). All of the pro­ceeds go to the F-86 Sabre Jet Me­mo­rial Restora­tion Fund. The jet stands front and cen­tre on Block­house Is­land and is in the process of be­ing re­stored, as I write. The show fea­tures well­known songs from World War Two with A.J. Benoit, Mary Ross Com­stock, Paul Gar­diner, James MacKen­zie, Tr­ish Reilly, Christina Mad­den, Lee Anne Fred­er­ick­son, Ainsleey Wor­den and Nicky Hould­croft.

On Septem­ber 25/26 Puz­zle will be shown at 2/7 p.m., star­ring Kelly Mac­don­ald, Ir­rfan Khan and David Den­man. Synop­sis: A sub­ur­ban mother feels that she is be­ing taken for granted, when she dis­cov­ers a pas­sion for solv­ing jig­saw puz­zles which brings her into a new world – her life takes an un­ex­pected turn as a re­sult of same.

A Mu­nic­i­pal all-can­di­dates de­bate is on Septem­ber 27 at 6 p.m. Free ad­mis­sion and gen­eral seat­ing are in place for this Cham­ber of Com­merce event.

The Brockville Concert As­so­ci­a­tion is in its 70th year of ex­is­tence and is again bring­ing in Mu­sic Se­ries 2018/19; con­grat­u­la­tions are in or­der here. On Septem­ber 29 at 7.30 p.m. the first artist is Philip Chiu, “a pian­ist/painter who turns ev­ery mu­si­cal idea into a beau­ti­ful ar­ray of colours” (La Presse). He is one of Canada’s lead­ing mu­si­cians through his artistry and his varied reper­toire. His con­certs are unique as he adds film pro­jec­tions to bring the au­di­ence the re­al­ity of the era he por­trays. His abil­ity to con­nect with the pa­trons both on and off stage is a fur­ther ex­ten­sion of this bril­liant and sen­si­tive pian­ist.

The film Juliet, Naked is on Oc­to­ber 10 at 2 p.m. and Oc­to­ber 11 at 2/7 p.m. The stars are Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd. The plot: The long-suf­fer­ing girl­friend of Dun­can gets in­volved with Tucker, a faded singer song­writer, in a transat­lantic ro­mance. Iron­i­cally, the lat­ter was Dun­can’s mu­si­cal ob­ses­sion!

The Brockville Concert As­so­ci­a­tion’s sec­ond concert is on Oc­to­ber 12 at 7.30 p.m. and it fea­tures the Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tra Cham­ber Trio, who plays a range of in­stru­ments in­clud­ing the pi­ano. They per­form a va­ri­ety of mu­sic and live up to their names as prin­ci­pal mu­si­cians of the above orches­tra. More on this in my next col­umn on Oc­to­ber 12, yes, on the above date!

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