Arts around Alberni: Capitol’s on par and blues at Char’s.

This and that from here, there and everywhere in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

John Pipus

John Pipus

Doors are open at the Capitol

Come help the Capitol Theatre celebrate 75 years in the Alberni Valley. Portal Players Dramatic Society, which runs the Capitol Theatre, will hold an open house this Saturday, Oct. 15.

Tours of the theatre begin at 6:30 p.m. Come see areas that have been undiscovered by the public: backstage, the green room, costume room and the mysterious attic!

Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with special guests, the family of Harold Warren, the builder of the Capitol Theatre.

Join in for an evening of improv, prizes and piano music by Sandy Bouleau.

Lines, rhymes  are just fine

Karen Poirier is a local artist whose work will be on exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9.

Lines and Rhymes, is the title of this show, a collection of florals and landscapes in watercolour and graphite. Poirier uses line, colour, shape and poetry to express thoughts and impressions that are a reflection of her world.

The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Catch the blues at Char’s

John Pippus and Mike Weterings are coming to Char’s Landing for a Sunday evening concert, Oct. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Both artists are Vancouver-based singer/songwriters with original songs and stories to tell.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Dolce Vita or call 250-730-1636 to reserve. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Char’s is located at 4815 Argyle St.

Mark calendars in mistletoe

This year the Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre will take place from Nov. 12 through Christmas Eve. Mark your calendars as you won’t want to miss the gallery all dressed for Christmas.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre, and writes Arts Around for the Alberni Valley News.