Events

Wolfville Indoor Ghost Show

Mtaban. Mud Creek. Wolfville. Have you ever wondered about Wolfville’s  colourful past? Come take a history tour from the comfort of your seat in the  first-ever Wolfville Indoor Ghost Show. The sixth year of Valley Ghost Walks kicks off with the Wolfville Indoor Ghost Show on Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm at Manning Memorial Chapel on the Acadia Campus. This is a creatively spooky, two-hour theatrical production of Wolfville’s intriguing past in a most beautiful setting. This show features some of your favourite tales from the outdoor show along with: new Wolfville ghosts, special guest Alan Melanson of the Annapolis…
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TripALady Celebrates it’s 5th NYE Dance

If you were one of the macabre merrymakers in attendance at TripALady’s Hallowe’en soiree, you’ll know the musical score:  throngs of happy people cutting serious rugs to the sounds of a band who have pillaged the provender of pop radio stations far away in time and wed them to the delights of Irish dance tunes from even further, to conjure temporary but profound epicenters of Eighties dance  bliss.   But shadowy capes, flaming red hair, Ringo’s moustache and dedicated Smurf support will all be shed this December 31st in favour of an eager eye to the arrival of the midnight…
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Back on the Mountain

The Hupman Brothers have recently put out their new album Back On The Mountain and will be performing the songs at their CD release concert on November 24th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. The new album, their best yet, is an outstanding collection of tunes, all recorded at the Hupmans’ home studio up on the south mountain. The songs cover a wide array of genres; there’s a little country, a little funk, all rounded out by a few of their classic blues numbers, and all still having that distinct Hupman sound. This album continues on in the acoustic…
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The Acadia Theatre Company Presents: Marat/Sade

 Written by Peter Weiss and directed by Robert Seale Today, with the after-effects of the 2008 financial meltdown, the Occupy & Arab Spring movements, the EU monetary crisis, and Canadian/American political polarization, the streets are full of those questioning authority. 50 years ago, Peter Weiss’s Tony Award-winning play Marat/Sade echoed the political turmoil of the 1960’s by harkening back to yet another tumultuous period in world history, the French Revolution. The dialectics of personal & political change are seen through the eyes of its two protagonists: the infamous Marquis de Sade, a proponent of pleasure through what later became known…
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TripALady Dance!

Local fiddle-shredding Eighties dance mavens TripALady will host their fifth Hallowe’en shindig on Saturday night, October 27 at the Old Orchard Inn Heritage Barn, starting at 9pm If last year’s dance was any indication, a throng of revellers will caper and cavort inside a hall brimming with fantastic costumes and a melodious, devilish din, as these drum-driven musical alchemists pluck refrains from the ghostly ether of top forty radios past, infuse them with the divine madness of Irish fiddle tunes and, wielding the power of the lightning harnessed by mad sound scientist Andy Flinn, brew a potent potion of pop…
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The 9th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival

Grammy award winning Loudon Wainwright III is probably the best-known performer at the ninth Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville this weekend. A singer/songwriter with over 40 years in the music business, he’ll be on stage for a 90-minute acoustic set on Saturday, Sept. 29. Opening that evening are local favourites the Hupman Brothers along with the voices of the American South: Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son. Friday night’s main stage show promises to be just as exciting with Mae Moore, Lynn Miles and ukelele virtuoso James Hill headlining. Two powerful up and comers, PEI’s Meaghan Blanchard and Halifax’s Micah…
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Don Amero’s Heart On My Sleeve Tour

In September 2007, when Don Amero walked off his day-job as a hardwood flooring installer to pursue music fulltime, you might say he found his calling. Since then, he has headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and toured coast-to-coast. Considered one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today, Don’s first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated five national and international awards – Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American…
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Steve Poltz in Concert

Steve Poltz has graced the stages of Wolfville on several occasions in recent years.  Once again on Thursday, August 30, 2012 he will honour us with a show at the Al Whittle Theatre.  Steve moves on stage with the energy of a six year old, engrosses an audience with the presence of a well – seasoned entertainer, he never stops smiling, and loves what he does. Steve entered this world in Halifax, was brought up in Palm Springs and for some time during the year when he is not on the road, lives in San Diego.   He entertains around…
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Educating Rita

Valley Summer Theatre’s second play of 2012 will be the award winning comedy  Educating Rita.  Written by Willy Russell, the author of a number of hit plays including Shirley Valentine, the play tells the story of Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit who is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrols at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down.  Educating Rita is a unique take on a classic story people may recognize from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion or perhaps My Fair Lady. …
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There IS a cure for the Summertime Blues

On Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th, music lovers will gather once again at the Fox Mountain Camping Park (6126 Aylesford Road) for the Valley’s newest rocking tradition, SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2!  This two-day event featuring 20 acts from: NL, NB, NS and PEI, embraces East Coast blues and exposes the great talent our region has to offer. SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2 promises to be the cheapest weekend of quality entertainment in the Maritimes this summer with weekend passes costing just $40 (day passes are $22.60). It’s also an event of few rules (but much respect). You’re allowed to…
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