Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa are coming to Port Alberni this weekend. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ARTS AROUND: Magic show will raise funds for Port Alberni art gallery

Murray Hatfield and Teresa don’t just do magic—they are magic

MELISSA MARTIN

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Tickets are still available!

Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa are coming to Port Alberni this weekend to help with a family friendly fundraiser for the Rollin Art Centre.

They don’t just do magic, they are magic! Combining breath-taking magic, interactive comedy and some of the newest, most exciting and most up-to-date stage illusions, Murray Hatfield and Teresa will present an evening of exceptional entertainment that is completely unique and world-class.

The show starts on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 -10. Children aged 4 and under can enter FREE with a paid adult! Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre or online at https://rollin2019.brownpapertickets.com.

CURRENT ART EXHIBIT

The current art exhibit at Rollin Art Centre features two artists, Elaine Johnston and Phillip Bugala.

Elaine is showcasing her collection of paintings of Canada’s group of Seven, titled “Reflections of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.” Phillip, also a painter, is showcasing his collection of African themed paintings titled, “When I Was Truly Happy.”

This exhibit runs from Jan. 10 until Feb. 1. Join us in the gallery on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet the artists.

FELTING WORKSHOPS

For the first time, artist Gittan Klemetsrud is offering three felting workshops that will teach the traditional and contemporary techniques of felting.

Express yourself through colour, texture and design while creating one-of-a-kind items. These workshops are an excellent introduction into the world of felt and other fibres.

1.) Scarf Workshop – Feb. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $330 + materials.

2.) Bowl/Lantern Workshop – Feb. 19 and 20, 5 – 9 p.m., $150 + materials.

3.) Handbag Workshop – Feb. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $270 + materials.

*Register for all 3 workshops and receive a 30 percent discount for savings of $225. Call the Rollin Arts Centre to register today. Space is limited to only 7 spots per workshop.

WINTER FILM FEST

All films are shown on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets and series passes will be available at the Museum. Passes are $35 and single tickets are $10 each. This series has four films:

Puzzle – Jan. 13, If Beale Street Could Talk — Feb. 10, Edge of the Knife – March 10 and The Wife — April 7.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Advanced tickets available at Char’s Landing or the Rollin Art Centre.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Ever Lovin’ Jug Band – Old Time fiddle/banjolin/kazoo

Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., The House Trio with Graham Villette

Thursday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., Writer’s Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., AV Words on Fire-Side ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring:

Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Greg Block – Composition for Solo Guitar

Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Eveline Rousseau – pop/jazz harpist

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.

Just Posted

Wildfire burning near Taylor Flats in the Alberni Valley

Fire is located close to Highway 4 near Sproat Lake

Port Alberni youth breaks neck in riverbank accident

Fundraiser has been set up for youth and his family

Port Alberni’s high school gets a rainbow crosswalk for Pride Day

Students and staff at Alberni District Secondary School celebrated the official opening… Continue reading

Port Alberni man dies in ATV accident

A Port Alberni man has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident near… Continue reading

City of Port Alberni imposing water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions go into effect June 17

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read