A look at upcoming arts and entertainment events in the Annapolis Valley:
Fundy Cinema film screenings
Fundy Cinema screens: Don’t Talk to Irene Jan. 17. When overweight teenager Irene gets suspended from school and must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home, she follows her passion for cheerleading and secretly signs up the residents to audition for a dance-themed reality show to prove that you do not need to be physically ‘perfect’ to be perfectly awesome.
Don’t Talk to Irene will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.
-- Fundy Cinema is also showing Novitiate Jan 21. In a convent in rural Tennessee, aspiring nun Cathleen struggles with issues of faith, the strict hand of the Reverend Mother (Melissa Leo) and the harsh realities of being a servant of God in a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Vatican II and the massive reforms to the Catholic Church in the 1960s.
Novitiate will be shown Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 & 7 p.m. at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.
-- Fundy Cinema has a third offering with Human Flow Jan. 24. Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei explores the staggering scale and the profound human impact of the current global refugee crisis -- the greatest human displacement since World War II -- in an epic film journey across continents.
Human Flow will be shown Wednesday, Jan 24 at 7 p.m. at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.
Tickets are $9 for each show and are available 30 minutes before screening.
Go To: fundycinema.ca
King’s Theatre film screenings
King’s Theatre’s film society screens All the Money in the World on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.
The movie follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.
General admission seating and the doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
King’s theatre is also screening Waste Land on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Waste Land is part of the Reel Art 2018 series.
General admission seating and the doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
Box Office hours for January are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact 902-532-7704 or go to www.kingstheatre.ca.
Join the choir
A Royal Consort Community Choir in Annapolis Royal will be starting practices on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at a place yet to be announced. But there’s a phone number to call.
The choir will have a new director, Deirdre Morrell-Ormerod and plands are to prepare for a spring concerts to be held on May 13. New members are most welcome.
For information contact Jocelyn Calvert at 902-532-0654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitpu launches 27th annual Eagle Watch
Kitpu, the Mi’kmaq word for Eagle, (pronounced Gitboo) will launch Eagle Watch 2018 on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Sheffield Mills Community Centre, 98 Black Hole Road in Sheffield Mills.
The opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. will feature the Eastern Eagles, award winning First Nation powwow drum and singing group.
A light supper prepared by Ross Patterson from The Noodle Guy restaurant in Port Williams with wine from Planter’s Vineyard. Ken Bykra and Elsie Morden will provide live music.
Other events on the night include story telling from Glooscap Legends and a night walk to explore the sounds of the night and, weather permitting, a talk on the night sky.
Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $10 for children up to 12 years old with under 5 year olds admitted free. Tickets include all of the events, supper and four ounces of wine. Complimentary juice, coffee and tea will be available.
Eagle Watch occurs on the weekends of Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4.
For more information contact Malcolm Lake 902 582 1708 and Malcolmlake100@gmail.com
Magnificent Mozart at Convocation Hall
The Acadia Performing Arts Series presents Symphony Nova Scotia’s Magnificent Mozart at Convocation Hall in Wolfville on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert features Bernhard Gueller, conductor and Luca Buratto, piano.
On the program: Mozart Symphony No. 35; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23; Mozart Symphony No. 39.
Symphony Nova Scotia once again salutes the world’s most iconic composer with a delightful range of Mozart’s most famous works. This is Maestro Bernhard Gueller’s final season as music director of the orchestra so it’s probably the last time that you will see him conducting in Wolfville.
Tickets are $34 for adults, $22 for students. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Acadia University Box Office in person, by phone at 902-542-5500 or 1-800-542-TICK(8425), or online at http://boxoffice.acadiau.ca
Robbie Burns Night Scotch Tasting
includes 6 x scotch samples, and HST902-532-7704)
Live At King’s Theatre
King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal continues its live performances with a couple of must see concerts coming up.
-- Jan. 28 - The new year continues in style with Susan Aglukark on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. She’s a three-time Juno-winning Inuk artist and recipient of the Order of Canada.
-- Feb. 4 – Elvira Kurt & Friends with their Girls Nite Out Comedy Fest take to the stage Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. It’s five of Canada’s hottest female comediens; an absolutely hilarious night of stand-up, sketch comedy and improv.
Box Office: 902-532-7704
Go To: www.kingstheatre.ca
Centre Stage has Drinking Habits
Who says January can be long and boring? Not the nuns at Sisters of Perpetual Sewing!
Drinking Habits by Tom Smith will make you forget the cold of winter with this laugh-out loud farce. Two nuns have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. Can the convent be saved? Come to CentreStage and find out!
Drinking Habits is directed by Wayne and Linda Marriott. The cast in order of appearance: Chantal Murphy, Carolyn Landry, Bob Cook, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Darrell Doucette, Janet Westhaver, Heidi Price, Leroy Heffernan.
The featured artist is Carole Ball.
Remaining dates are Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27, 28m, Feb. 2, 3, 4m, 9, 10. 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, age12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are hold until 15 minutes before show time.
Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.
Go To: www.centrestagetheatre.ca
Quick as a Wink presents musical Drowsy Chaperone
Quick As A Wink Theatre Society in Windsor is back in 2018 with the popular musical The Drowsy Chaperone a parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s.
It’s the story of a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan, named ‘The Man In The Chair.’ He plays the record of his favourite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, and the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.
Theatre insider Mike Butler says the cast includes many familiar faces to not only the Quick as a Wink productions, but Valley community theatre across the board. There’s Thea Burton, Alan Slipp, Kerri B, David Foley, Tyler Hall, Laura Gillis, Joanna Bond, Isaac McWhinnie, Max Cole, Justin Brown, Becca Guilderson, Sherri Bezanson, Kerrianne Ryan, Kaela Biro, Lana Daupinee, Nicole Grass, and Callie Mackintosh.
Show times for The Drowsy Chaperone are Jan. 26 and 27, Feb. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. with matinees on Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Kings Edge hill Fountain Performing Arts Centre, Windsor. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at The Mosaic Market in Windsor, The Box of Delights Book Shop in Wolfville, or Online at QAAW.ca.
Prices for tickets are $20 for Adults $16 for students and seniors, and $12 for Children 12 and under.
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