The Sunshine Coast Film Society presents Starlight Film Night to launch the new 2012/13 film season this Sunday, Sept. 2, at Winegarden Waterfront Park in Gibsons.
Music starts at 7 p.m. and movies at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) The show features Music in the Landing’s Billy Hillpicker Band, special guest Jackson Davies from The Beachcombers and MC Cody Coyote (the perennial six-year-old). The Film Society invites everyone to bring beach blankets and lawn chairs to the park for a free evening of outdoor family movies, face painting, popcorn and lawn prizes. The program is suitable for all ages — an episode of The Beachcombers, (with comment by Davies), Wallace and Gromit, The Wrong Trousers and Pixar’s Presto, to keep you laughing. Bring warm jackets and a flashlight. Season film series memberships will be on sale.
Last Landing music
Music in the Landing winds up this weekend.
Tonight (Friday), gather at 7 p.m. for the Duttons, a large group of pickers and strummers who share the gazebo with fans and friends in what has become a “kitchen party” tradition for the music series. There will be no performances on Saturday.
On Sunday, at the Sundial Stage next to the Market, singer songwriters Ross Hastings and Chelsea Crawford return to Gibsons for a special treat of vocals, guitars and piano. Sunday’s last show of the season is a musical collaboration with Starlight Film Night at 7 p.m. in Winegarden Park.
Music in the Landing would like to thank all the musicians, supporters, businesses, sponsors, fans and the many tourists who have taken the time to relax, listen to music and stay a while longer to enjoy our very beautiful Gibsons Landing.
Music Makers is offering a wide range of programs for all ages this fall, including preschool music, Suzuki violin, family, adult and gospel choirs, guitar gang, a pennywhistle/theory workshop, and beginner and intermediate adult fiddling. Lynne Dickson will host a vocal tune-up on Sept. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the studio. Registration day is Sept. 5 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. also at the studio, 4669 Simpkins Road in Davis Bay. Check out the website for more details at www.music-makers.ca.
The Coasting Along Theatre Society is pleased to announce open auditions for the inaugural Nutcracker ballet, music by Peter Tchaikovsky, libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, with choreography after Ivanov/Petipa by David and Kathleen Holmes.
Professional and non-professional roles will be cast. The 2012 run will include at least five performances featuring a double cast of over 100 dancers.
The auditions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. The website (www.CoastingAlongTheatre.org) gives information about audition times, required ages and commitments. Contact the Holmes at 604-740-9951, or kdhhHolmes@gmail.com.
Registration takes place this Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. for dance classes at the Halfmoon Bay Performing Arts School. Instructor Elaine Hunter offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap for juniors and teens along with musical theatre. Register by calling 604-885-3844 or e-mailing mselaine
Classes start Sept. 17.
FibreWorks Studio and Gallery presents Singing the Blues: Indigo Dyeing with Ros Aylmer on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Vats will be set up at FibreWorks on the deck from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your natural fibre yarns and fabrics ready to work with two indigo vats: natural indigo and one made with iron and lime or calx to activate the dyestuff.
Participants come away with a greater understanding of this magical dye, and lovely blue fabrics and yarn.
Contact Fibreworks for cost and a list of what to bring. To register, call 604-883-2380 or e-mail fibre
firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Fibreworks is at the Yurts, 12887 Sunshine Coast Highway in Madeira Park.
A reminder that Com-munity Song Circle, singing for the fun of it, will begin again on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Join your voice in song at Chaster House in Gibsons. For more information call Karen Stein at 604-886-9319.
Touchwood Editions and the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society celebrate the launch of Beyond Beauty: Hunting the Wild Blue Poppy, a new book by Bill Terry. All are invited on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. to the Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Road in Sechelt.
Dave Nachmanoff from Davis, California will perform at a house concert in Halfmoon Bay on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.
He is an award-winning, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a long and varied career, recording nine solo CDs, his latest being Step Up (2011). Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call John at 604-740-2816 or e-mail email@example.com.
The British Broadcasting Corporation presents the annual Last Night of the Proms, via?HD satellite at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m.
This year’s big and lively musical celebration features Nicola Benedetti and Joseph Calleja, plus John Williams’s Olympic Fanfare. Bring your flag and join the fun! Call the theatre at 604-885-4597 for tickets.
Artist, author and performer Jean-Pierre Makosso announced recently that after many years apart, his wife, who lives in the Congo, has just received her visa allowing her to come to Canada. Makosso is happy to broadcast this good news to the community who has been supporting him in his work and waiting for this moment to happen. She will likely arrive in September.
Art for the District
The District of Sechelt and the Sechelt Festival of the Arts call for submissions from Coast artists by Sept. 22 for entries into the annual juried Art Show. For submission guidelines see: www.secheltartsfestival.com.