Books, twins, a landscape, and beanstalk play: it’s all here

Books needed for annual sale

Books needed for annual sale

The Rollin Art Centre is accepting gently used books and jigsaw puzzles for the Community Arts Council’s annual book sale.

Please drop off any donations to the centre, inside in the wooden bin under the staircase, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Infinitus show two for one

Alex Cheung did not think there was much else he could do in the world, except play music.

Cheung was pretty lazy and much of his attention was spent on thwarting his twin brother’s hare-brained schemes. He was finally able to strike a balance between university studies while keeping a close eye on his twin.

Infinitus will be playing at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18 adult, $16 senior (65+) are available at the Rollin Art Centre. All tix at the door are $20.

Landscape for exploration

For Kristen Russell, creating art is a way of relaxing while exploring.

Creating artwork is a learning process that takes skill, practice and patience.

She feels that the process and the discoveries along the way are more important than the finished product.

‘Explorations of Landscape’ runs until Wednesday, Feb. 2, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to the wheelchair accessible gallery is free.

Jack is back with beanstalk

The first production from the Portal Players Dramatic Society’s 75th anniversary year is Jack and the Beanstalk, a family friendly fairy tale comedy full of laughs for everyone.

The show opens Feb. 11 at the Capitol Theatre and plays for three weeks on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees.

Tickets are now on sale at the Capitol Theatre box office, $15 adults, $13 seniors/students and $5 for children under 12.

Try on some pants: tin ones

Artistic director Kerry Robertson is holding auditions for McLean Mill’s interpretive summer theatre troupe, the Tin Pants Theatre Company.

This season’s stage show, Timber Talk, is taking a new direction, with a focus on the spoken word, puppetry, improvisation, collective creation and the individual talents of the chosen cast.

Closing date for applications is Jan. 28. E-mail a resume, head shot and covering letter to: tinpantstheatre@gmail.com.

Open mic soon at Smitty’s

Open Mic starts the 2011 year with its first performance on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. at Smitty’s.

Bring a friend, come by yourself, contribute or simply sit back and enjoy.

Learn to be a quick draw

Len Matte will instruct on how to use the right brain’s power of perception to develop drawing skills you never knew you had.

These classes take place at Echo Centre on Tuesdays, Jan. 25 to March 15, 7-9 p.m. Register at Echo Centre.

Gareth Flostrand writes Arts Around for the Community Arts Council.

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