Just in time for Remembrance Day, the Pender Harbour Choir is putting on a new and remarkable concert — Till We Meet Again — to honour the fallen of several wars.
This moving performance will include songs from the eras of the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Directed by Coast treasure Joy McLeod, there will also be guest instrumentalists.
Till We Meet Again is on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sechelt Legion and on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Community Hall in Madeira Park. Tickets are $15 adults $15, and $5 for children 12 and under, available from choir members, Bluewaters Books in Madeira Park, the Sechelt Visitors’ Centre, and Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons.
Kecia Scholermann opens West Coast Shire, an exhibition of her delightful folk paintings in acrylics and sparkle, accessible for children and appreciated by adults. The show runs from now until Nov. 25. The opening reception is Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.
Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 604-885-5412 or see www.scartscouncil.com.
Art supply sale
New and used art supplies, paint, brushes, art kits, laser printers and more will be on sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Come stock up. All proceeds are going to the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.
Art of seeing
The District of Sechelt’s lecture series by prominent artists continues with Takao Tanabe on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt. Tickets are $10 at thye door.
The series seeks to expand, inspire, and challenge our perceptions of creativity, artistic practice, community and culture on the Sunshine Coast.
Up next in the series is a presentation by Michael O’Brian and Shawn Hunt on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
London Theatre in HD
Shakespeare Strange fable about the toxic nature of a ruthlessly commercialized world, Timon of Athens, featuring a compelling performance by Simon Russell Beale, is presented in HD at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt this Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
The show runs approximately three hours with one intermission. Tickets are $15 (general/senior) and $10 (17 years and under). Call the theatre at 604-885-4597 to have tickets held for pick up.
Probably the first love story to be narrated by a craggy-voiced, smelly dead fish, Maelstrom is a perfect mix of dark humour, deep human yearning, and wild coincidence, so typical of Quebecois filmmaking.
Marie-Josée Croze stars as Bibiane, a depressed alcoholic woman who hits a jaywalker while driving home and flees the scene. When she reads a newspaper account of a seafood delivery man killed by a hit-and-run driver, she’s convinced she was responsible. Guiltily attending the man’s funeral, Bibiane meets his son, Evian, and soon the two become romantically involved. But Bibiane is unable to tell Evian her secret. The film screens on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for film society members, $8 for non-members.
Creative in the Creek returns for another season.
The performances are MC’d by David Roche, and the line-up includes mesmerizing music by Nir Blu, cool comedy by Jenica, Mike Oswald reading from his new book, and others at the Gumboot Café on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation is $10 at door.
November’s coffeehouse at the Pender Harbour School of Music features Katrina Bishop, alto, and member of Westerly A Capella, performing original vocals, Roland Matais on guitar, Katherine Rowlands, soprano, performing original songs with a Celtic flair, accompanied by guitar and piano and the women’s vocal ensemble, Sokole, performing Balkan Folk songs, with the Coast’s own Linda Williams and friends. Treats by Trish and coffee for sale. The coffeehouse is next Friday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 7 for the 7:30 performances. Suggested donation is $10.
‘Tis the Season, and craft fairs are staring this weekend.
Be sure to look in the craft fair section of the Reporter classifieds each week to plan your shopping.
Art Beat items
Send notice of your arts events to contributing writer Carole Rubin. She is filling in for Jan DeGrass for next month as she promotes her recently published novel, Jazz with Ella. You can reach Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-883-2022.