Arts and entertainment briefs

Portal Players Dramatic Society is holding open auditions for chorus members for Reefer Madness.

Open auditions for singers

Portal Players Dramatic Society is holding open auditions for chorus members for Reefer Madness: The Musical. Directed by Chris Arthurs, Reefer Madness takes a cheeky look at the hysteria caused by marijuana in the late 1930s.

The adult-only production is looking for 10 mixed gender chorus members who will act as background characters, singers, dancers and crew members.

Auditions take place Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Please come prepared with a song of your choice, either with piano accompaniment or karaoke CD.

Directors are also looking for a choreographer and a bass player. Please call 778-421-4203 for details.

Coffee house at Trinity

Heart’s Ease, an ensemble of six mid-Island musicians devoted to the Early Music of 1350–1750 will perform at Trinity Church (the corner of Fifth Avenue and Angus Street) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The group includes violin, viol da gamba, recorders and voice.

Tickets cost $10 (incl. refreshments) and are available at the Rollin Art Centre or at the door. Proceeds will go to the Bread of Life.

For info, please call 250-723-8362.

Get ready for Arts Expo

West Coast artists and organizers are excited about the fourth annual Island Arts Expo to be held Nov. 3–4 at the LIghthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay.

Robert Bateman leads the list of guest speakers.

For a list of exhibitors and workshops, please go online to http:// islandartsexpo.ca.