Arts around Alberni – last chance to see the Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk, Oscar night at a local dance hall and partying Celtic and Maritime music are just some of the events happening around town.

Irene Williams

Jack been and goneThis weekend marks the final playing of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Capitol Theatre.  The fun-filled production is suitable for all family members. The play’s final run is Feb. 25-27. Showtimes are at  7:30 p.m.. There is 2 p.m. Sunday matinee as well.Tickets are $15 adult, $13 senior/student and $5 children 12.Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box Office.

Oscar night at Char’s LandingChar’s Landing invites you to come and celebrate the Oscar Night — Port Alberni style.  A big screen TV, courtesy of Barlow’s will broadcast the red carpet at 3:30 p.m. and the awards show from 5:30-8:30 p.m.Char invites you to don some “Oscar Fashion” and try for a prize for the best dressed Hollywood likeness.  If you need fashion consultation then try Gayle’s Fashion or Steve’s Studio.Advance tickets cost $10 and are available at Dolce Vita Bar and Grill, or contact Charlene at 250-730-1636.  Tickets at the door are $12. Fundraising will be done for the  Community Arts Council.

Sacred Earth bids adieuSacred Earth, a collection of Gittan Klemetsrud’s photographs, is leaving Rollin Art Centre on Wednesday, Mar. 2. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Admission to the wheelchair accessible   gallery is free.

Celtic music is comingA Streel is a slovenly person in Newfoundland slang.But there’s nothing shabby about this east-coast-on-the-west-coast of virtuoso musicians, who sing and play original, Maritime and Celtic tunes.Their arrangements are fresh and innovative. They have  a high-energy that will make you want to dance, sing along and celebrate east coast style.Lorne Warr and the Streels play at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $18 adults, $16 senior (65+), and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre and Somass Drugs.  All tickets at the door are $20.

Canadiana books neededThe Community Arts Council is in need of books.Specifically, they are looking for books on art, design, Canadiana and books for children. Please drop off donations at the Rollin Art Centre, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Please check donations to make sure that none of the books are torn, mouldy or musty smelling.The arts council is also accepting jigsaw puzzles.

Get your quilt on with a classAre you wanting to do a quilt or sewing project but need a little assistance?Then you can get some help from Janet Finch though Project Days and Evenings.The next project days are March 4, April 7 and May 12. The sessions run from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The next project evenings are March 21 and April 4 ,from 7-10 p.m. Call Janet at 250-723-9177 to register*Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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