There is an excellent line up of classes at the Arts Building in Gibsons for the fall season including Bronwen Payerle’s 10-week Painting Canada art class for children and youth, a photography composition course with Shel Neufeld, and clown and improvisation theatre workshops.
The building opens up this weekend with the Plein Air Paint Out show from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and classes begin the following week. Registration is online at: www.artsbuilding.org or by phone at 604-740-7790 or register in person at the Arts Building on Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blues at Boomers
David Boxcar Gates brings his “A game” to Gibsons this Saturday night, Sept. 14, and will astound everyone with a set of true Delta blues. Gates appears at Boomer’s Burger Bar in Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons in an event hosted by the Sunshine Coast Blues Society.
His Piedmont blues stylings are drenched with bottleneck slide and alternate finger-picking. Heavily influenced by the Blues forefathers Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Mississippi Fred Mcdowell with a ragtime twist, he accompanies himself on the blues harp, mounted to a unique, homemade harmonica rack, constructed out of bicycle and lamp shade parts. Tickets are $15 in advance at Dial A Delivery, Responsible Ride, MELOmania and Gaia’s Fair Trade Gifts. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Also at Boomers, a Roots and Blues Jam takes place every Tuesday at 7 p.m. John Tenbear Thompson is host. Find out more on Facebook, at Boomers Roots and Blues Jam page.
The Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt features The Audience, a National Theatre production from London starring the multi-talented Helen Mirren.
Phone the theatre at 604-885-4597 to reserve tickets.
On Saturday, Claws for a Cause, a lobster feast, offers dinner and entertainment at the Seniors Activity Centre in Sechelt. Funds raised go to the Linwood Ministries.
Call 604-886-1765 or see www.linwoodhouse.ca for ticket availability.
Teen performance troupe
Driftwood Theatre School is holding auditions for the Teen Performance Troupe class (ages 12 to 17) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Bart’s Hall in Gibsons.
The 14-week class utilizes theatre exercises, monologues, scene study, ensemble work and stage craft leading to a travelling performance troupe.
Please contact Sandi at 604-886-0143 or firstname.lastname@example.org (www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts).
Truffles Café in Gibsons Landing is offering a one time only hands-on workshop in learning the technique in preparing delicious cheese/savoury scones. Workshop takes place on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Truffles Café. Cost is $40. For information and to reserve your spot, call 604-886-4545. Workshop is limited to eight participants and ingredients are provided.
Chasters Restaurant near Gibsons hosts live music on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21. It’s two superb evenings of live music by Charlotte Wrinch (Friday) and local vocalist Verna Chan with Paul Steenhuis (Saturday). Music is by donation. Chasters opens at 5:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, music is at 6:30 p.m.
Call 604-886-2887 to reserve your table.
The forthcoming art auction event associated with the Gordon Adaskin show at the Arts Centre listed an incorrect website address in last week’s paper. To find out more about the auction visit www.scartauction.ca, the correct web address.
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