Tonight, (Friday) Jordao Studios in association with VOICE presents a special double bill concert featuring Electrolyte and Siadic.
Both bands push the envelope for live music entertainment.
Doors open at 8 with the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12, available at MELOmania and the Black Bean Café. Jordao Studios is at #2-626 Shaw Road in Gibsons, behind Petro Canada. You must be 19-plus years to attend.
Driftwood Players will be holding auditions at the Heritage Playhouse tonight, (Friday) from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for two one-act plays by Woody Allen: Riverside Drive (two men 40 to 60 years, one woman 20 to 40 years) and Central Park West (two women 50 to 60 years, one woman teen to 30 years, two men 50 to 60 years.) The plays will be performed in July by Driftwood Players. For more information call Sandi at 604-886-0143.
Viewpoints, a show of colourful acrylics by artist Leanne Spanza, opened April 19 at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. The artist's reception takes place this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. See www.gibsonspublicartgallery.ca for more.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the long-awaited continuation to The Phantom of the Opera, is at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt this Saturday at 12:45 p.m. Call the theatre at 604-885-4597.
Martini Madness at the Kinsmen's Hall in Gibsons, features sophisticated musicians performing hot hits from the '50s and '60s. Reserve at 604-989-3858.
Festival of the Performing Arts Highlights concert is at the Raven's Cry Theatre this Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Meet the artist
The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gertrude Pacific’s show, This Wonderful World: A Retrospective, is being held over until May 13 in the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Art Centre in Sechelt (Trail and Medusa streets).
This Saturday Pacific will be in attendance from 1 to 4 p.m. to talk about her 40-year’s work as an artist.
In addition, Jessica Casey, weaver of wool and cedar, will be in the gallery on Saturday with a piece of the work she will show at a later exhibition.
Actor Sally Williams presents The Theatre of Our Lives on Saturday from 1 to 4 at the Gibsons and District Public Library.
Where does art begin? How do theatre and film impact our lives? What are the roots of Romanticism and Classicism? Williams will provide a richly educational theatre seminar followed by an interactive dialogue.
Join her for an afternoon of inquisitiveness, passion and knowledge. RSVP required by calling 604-886-2130.
Writer and dancer Denise O'Brian invites you to a book launch for her memoir, The Prison Dance that describes the author's encounter with Palestinian women political prisoners. Meet the author this Saturday at the SC Arts Centre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunshine Dragons Abreast are having a spring dance on Saturday, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Sechelt Seniors Centre.
Music is by Joe Stanton and The Band, Joe Stanton, bass, Sully Antonyk, guitar, Simon Paradis, guitar, John Rule, drums. Appetizers will be served by the Upper Crust and a raffle held for a Samsung plasma TV. Tickets are $25, available from Suzannes, Palmeros, Splash 'N Shine in Sechelt and from Laedeli Gifts, Gibsons.
For further information call 604-885-1398.
Local Yuk Yuk
Last October, Teri Bosner won a Yuk Yuks-sponsored So You Think You’re Funny comedy competition in Roberts Creek and she has been performing her stand-up routine ever since.
Bosner will be performing at the brand new Yuk Yuks in Vancouver on Saturday opening the two pro shows for Mark Forward, Canada’s most recognizable comic (8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.). The new Yuk Yuks Vancouver is located at 2837 Cambie Street. Call 1-604-696-9857 or go to the Yuk Yuks webpage for reservations.
Hair for Kenya
A Song Circle led by Karen Stein is going to be singing all day on Tuesday, April 24 at Hair We Are! Salon. This is a fundraising event for the Isecheno Primary School in Kenya. The circle performs at local festivals and shares their song for a good cause. After listening to Stein's stories of fundraising for Isecheno, Laura Christmas and Lynn Nestman of Hair we Are! offered to collect donations for the school. They are now generously offering an entire day of haircuts by donation at their salon on 1554 Ocean View Drive to whoever shows between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All donations from this event will go towards necessary assistance to Isecheno Primary School. Stein will be there to lead and provide singing and will be happy to answer any questions that donors may have about the project.
One Man, Two Guvnors, a hilarious play by the National Theatre of London in HD, is back by popular demand. It screens on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Raven's Cry Theatre.
Tickets: $15 (general), $12 (senior) and $10 (6 to 17 years). Call the theatre at 604-885-4597 to have your tickets held. Runtime is three hours including one intermission.
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