Dine and dance with Colorifics

Jan DeGrass/Arts and Entertainment Writer / Staff writer
March 21, 2014 01:00 AM

The Colorifics, an eclectic group performing styles from Bohemian cabaret to jazz and pop, come to the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club this Saturday, March 22, in a production presented by the Golf Club and Underpants Productions.

Spring is in the Air also features hometown singer Skye Wallace. Dine and dance the evening away. Doors open at 6, dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, available at www.sunshinecoastgolf.com or call 604-885-9212.

Roots Roundup

Recently CBC described Roots Roundup as a legendary iconoclastic entity. Originally formed in 1985 in a small apartment in East Vancouver, Roots Roundup rapidly became widely known as one of Canada's hardest working, hardest touring, and hardest rockin' bands. Before the term "world beat" became widely known, Roots Roundup was one of the first bands performing a high energy hybrid of globe-spanning music, mashing up the sounds of rock 'n' roll, reggae, ska, afro-beat, folk, funk and pure old school punk rock - with a dash of country, blues and jazz thrown in the mix. They play the Roberts Creek Legion this Friday night at 9:30 p.m. See www.rootsroundup.com for more.

Theme song

Gibsons Public Art Gallery's most recent show, Words of Art, presents a ThemeShop song-writing session to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gibsons and District Public Library, with Lowry Olafson, this Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gibsons Library.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the library and Olafson will lead a group session to write a theme song in celebration. This unique song-writing session is open to all members of the community of all ages. No musical experience is necessary. To register for this free event, call the library at 604-886-2130.

Elemental reading

Tales to Tell is the title of readings and ruminations by the Gibson's Landing Writers at the Gibsons library this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Six local writers produced an anthology of stories and poems, Elemental, and four of them will read and talk about the process.

Call 604-886-2130 for more. Stop by for refreshments, laughsand a chance to purchase the anthology.

Sex After Kids

Sex After Kids is a Canadian comedy by director Jeremy LaLonde, which will be screened this Monday, March 24, at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

A gentle, Canadian-made ensemble comedy has no business being this funny, yet LaLonde's feature defies preconceptions.

Sex After Kids is cinematic art, unafraid to push the envelope when it comes to story line, character development, social issues, and yes -sexuality.

Admission is $5 for SC Film Society members and $9 for non-members.

Steve Dawson

Rattlesnake Cage is the recording Steve Dawson's fans have been waiting for. These new, simple and unadorned recordings hearken back to the American primitive sound that John Fahey and other artists such as Peter Lang and Leo Kottke recorded - instrumental music informed by the deep traditions of blues, ragtime, jazz and even Hawaiian music. Recorded with a single vintage tube microphone rescued from decades of hanging from ceiling rafters of an old theatre in Detroit, you can hear every detail and nuance of each note.

Dawson comes to the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons on Tuesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. The Juno award-winning musician is performing with Keith Lowe on upright bass. Tickets are $20, at Gaia's Fair Trade, Laedeli and the Sechelt Visitor Centre. See www.heritageplayhouse.com for more.

Sir Elton

Elton John: Million Dollar Piano screens at Raven's Cry Theatre on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. It comes live from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas via HD satellite. Tickets are $15 ($10 for 17 years and under). Call the theatre at 604-885-4597 or email ravenscrytheatre@eastlink.ca for more details.

Coming soon

It's all happening on March 30: Nikki Weber hosts a Now Generation concert with youthful musicians at the Heritage Playhouse, and Jane Covernton organizes a poetry festival in Roberts Creek. I will have more about these events next week.

Tuesday deadline

Send me notice of your arts events, one week ahead, for this column by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for Friday's paper to jandegrass@dccnet.com or phone 604-886-4692. Keep it brief, please.

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