Arts around Alberni: from paintings and pants to song and dance

The who, what, where and when of Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Final weekend for Tin Pants

This long weekend is your last chance to see the Tin Pants Theatre Co. 2011 in action out at McLean Mill.

Friday night is their final Theatre Sports tournament (7:30 p.m.) and over the weekend you can see their show, “Timber Talk”, performed twice a day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Rollin art abstract

‘Tia Parker’ is the name of the exhibit now on display at the Rollin Art Centre Come view this collection of Parker’s work combining Modern Indigenous and abstract acrylic.

Her exhibit runs until Sept. 14. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Glee returns to the Capitol

The Capitol Glee and Wee-Glee Singers, educational programming offered at the Capitol Theatre in cooperation with Portal Players Dramatic Society, will begin a fun new season on Sept. 15.

Glee is an exciting opportunity for children to sing, dance and perform rock, pop and classics in a theatre setting.

Both Wee-Glee (ages 4-8) and Glee (ages 9-16) put on two shows. No auditions are required.

Join the choir and have fun

Do you enjoy “music” and having “fun”? We suggest you join The Barkley Sounds Choir.

Choir members love to sing all varieties of songs. The choir is starting up on Sept. 14 at 6:45 P.M. at the United Church, 3747 Church St. New members are welcome.

For more info please call Sylvia at 250-723-7185 or Jeanette at 250-723-6884.

Grand theatre reopening

Portal Players Dramatic Society announces the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Capitol Theatre, member appreciation night and the 2011 annual general meeting, all on Monday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Come see the Capitol Theatre on Argyle Street, be treated to entertainment and refreshments and make sure your views are heard.

This will be an opportunity to renew memberships or become a new member and contribute to the running of Port Alberni’s community theatre, whether on stage or behind the scenes.

New members are welcome.

For more info, go online to www. atthecapitol.org, e-mail capitoltheatre@shaw.ca Or call 250-723-1195.

Melissa Martin writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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