Join the creators of Across the Lines, A Community Recording Collaboration, for a fun and lively session this Sunday, Jan. 13, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Gibsons and Area Community Centre, room 219. Meet and mingle, munch goodies, see slides, and hear music from Steve Wright, Ian McLatchie, Boyd Norman and Barry Taylor. More about this interesting project can be found at: www.acrossthelines.ca.
Pecha Kucha Friday
Travel, art, environment, mystery, comedy ó you never know what youíll get on Pecha Kucha Night, this Friday, Jan. 11. You may even get a chance to join in! Taking the stage and sharing stories will be: Donna Shugar, Ed Hill, Ginny Cullen and Chris Whyard, Jan DeGrass, Jeremy Valeriote, Michael Epp, Radhika Samwald, Wendy Crumpler, plus a PKN Mix. Thatís at the Arts Building at 464 S. Fletcher Rd. in Gibsons. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
Laurie Verchomin will be hosting an artistís reception and solo performance by folk icon Penny Lang, for the exhibition Abstractions on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gumboot Restaurant in Roberts Creek.
This exhibit of works by Kasia Krolikowska and Penny Lang is the first show for both women. Krolikowska, a medical doctor from Poland who lives in Roberts Creek and works as a radiation technician at St. Maryís Hospital, has been painting for a few years now. Lang is one of the Coastís hidden gems. Given the title The First Lady of Folk, she is a veteran singer/ songwriter who performs worldwide and lives in Madeira Park.
To usher in the New Year, 101 Office Supply on Cowrie Street in Sechelt is featuring works by artist-photographer Jone Pane. She is an active participant in the local art scene, with a career going back many years. She has had her photographs on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and was given a place in a permanent collection at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia and the National Film Board. The project now on display features hyper-realistic images inspired by her own flower garden as well as large-format colour field studies. This show runs until the end of January.
Ravenís Cry Theatre presents The Magistrate on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. from the National Theatre in London that continues to broadcast live performances to cinemas worldwide.
The respectable life of an upstanding magistrate (John Lithgow) crumbles into hilarious disarray in this fast moving farce. A pioneering figure of the late Victorian and Edwardian stage, playwright Pinero is best known for his farces. Superbly constructed and richly entertaining, their enduring appeal is testament to his brilliant eye for human absurdity and his sheer stagecraft. Tickets are $15 (general/senior) and $10 (child 17 years and under). Please do not bring children under the age of six. To have your tickets held for you, call the theatre at 604-885-4597.
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