Events

Polaris Winner Jeremy Dutcher to Perform at Convocation Hall

Polaris Winner Jeremy Dutcher to Perform at Convocation Hall In London, The Guardian’s opera critic, Jordan Darville, writes about Jeremy Dutcher: Jeremy Dutcher’s low voice is filled with reverence as he quotes Buffy Sainte-Marie: “If what you want is not on the menu, go into the kitchen, cook it up, and show them how good it tastes.” Dutcher’s debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, certainly wasn’t on the menu: an avant-garde neo-opera that reinterprets century-old wax cylinder recordings of traditional songs by his people, the Wolastoqiyik of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, sung in their language of Wolastoqey. The project…
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The Conundrum Concerts

The Conundrum ConcertsBy Kim Barlow This winter, Music In Communities Co-op is hosting a series of informal shows at Conundrum Press, exploring improvisation in different genres. Conundrum is the graphic novel publishing house run by Andy Brown on Front Street in Wolfville. On Sunday December 8, Conundrum Press will launch its latest graphic novel. Mohammad Sahraei and I (Kim Barlow) will play songs and improvise on banjo, guitar, and traditional Persian instruments including setar, dotar, kamanche, and tombek. This is a new collaboration. We’re excited to share the ways that folk and improvised music bridges cultures, history, and geography as…
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Holiday Concert and Event Listings

Holiday Concert and Event Listings There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by experiencing the incredible events the Valley has to offer. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the classic poem. Saturdays November 23 and 30 and December 7, at 11am and 2pmDoors Open at 10:30amUpper Performance CentreTickets are $5/under 12: $7/ adult, cash or cheque. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations. CentreStage Theatre61 River StreetKentville, Nova Scotiacentrestage@centrestagetheatre.ca(902) 678-8040 Old Holy Trinity Church…
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If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin

If I Ever Get Out Of DublinLocal playwright writes and directs new show about highs and lows of travellingMike Butler Allen D. Hume knows the ups and downs and highs and lows of travelling! After a wonky trip to Europe, Allen decided to put the experience to use and share it with theatre audiences by writing a new script entitled If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin. Those of us who have travelled abroad know about delays, obstacles, lost luggage, cold hotel rooms, and expensive food, and in Allen’s new play ALL of those bumps and more are explored through…
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Heathers: The Musical at Acadia

Heathers: The Musical at Acadia The Acadia Theatre Company presents Heathers: The Musical written by Laurence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy. Directed by Robert Seale, musical direction by Paula Rockwell, choreography by Susan Barratt. Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit senior at fictional Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of girls that runs Westerberg: the unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to their awesome levels of “popularity,” the Heathers are also the most powerful and ruthless clique of Westerberg High,…
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Beer Market Open at Wolfville’s Church Brewing

Beer Market Open at Wolfville’s Church BrewingBy Phil Church Let there be beer! The Beer Market is now open daily 11am-11pm (except 9pm on Sunday) at The Church Brewing Company located at 329 Main Street in Wolfville. Inside the arched doorway you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, an array of branded merchandise proudly emblazoned with The Church logo as well as its home (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) and you guessed it, beer brewed right on site. Featured are many items made locally at Stanfield’s in Truro, Nova Scotia, including hoodies and T-shirts in a variety of colours and sizes…
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Strike at Putney Church

Strike at Putney Church:New CentreStage Show A Real Crowd-PleaserMike Butler CentreStage is going on strike! Well, not really, but the characters in their new play, The Strike at Putney Church, are and it makes for a great night of entertainment. The play was written by Eliza Jane Wilson, and is based on the short story by L.M. Montgomery. It is 1922 in rural PEI. The women of Putney Church are outraged when the elders deny a famous female missionary the opportunity to speak in the church, so the women retaliate by going on strike! Filled with laughs, poignant moments, and…
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Cadance Academy’s 14th Nutcracker Sure to Warm Hearts

Cadance Academy’s 14th Nutcracker Sure to Warm HeartsSubmitted It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 14th year that Cadance Academy has brought its annual production of The Nutcracker to the Festival Theatre, and because of all of that experience putting on the show, you can be sure that it will be a performance that will fill you with holiday joy. Cadance Academy Director Gaea Jess is proud of how the show has evolved over the years. “It’s really amazing to be a part of this. Each year, there’s something new to see, whether it be new characters that…
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! A delight for the whole family. Ken Lugwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to the CentreStage’s Upper Performance Centre. It…
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Christmas Artisan Market at the Kentville Library

Christmas Artisan Market at the Kentville Library Dating back centuries, the month-long Christmas Markets from London to Budapest are legendary. This year the Kentville library travels to old world Europe for a one-day festive Christmas Artisan Market. Set in a historic building, the library will present artisans from the surrounding community. A local musician will set the atmosphere with live cello music. Shop your gift list from a host of local artists who make beautiful one-of-a-kind artwork, photography, jewelry, fibre art, culinary delights, pottery, and more. Some of the goodies on offer include Irish cheesecakes, eggnog cookies, tarte Tatin, and…
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