‘Sockeye King’ opens 2017 at Rollin gallery

Beginning Jan.12, Doug Blackwell will be on display at the Rollin Art centre with his exhibit featuring a collection of watercolours.

Come visit the Rollin Art Centre beginning Jan. 12 for our new art exhibit titled, “Sockeye King”, featuring artist Doug Blackwell.

Blackwell will be showcasing his collection of watercolours and mixed media with a fish and seashore theme.

Join us in the gallery this Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1–3 p.m., for refreshments and a chance to meet the artist and ask about his artwork.

Burns supper

The 34th annual Robbie Burns Supper, presented by the Port Alberni Highland Dancers Association, takes place Saturday, Jan. 28 at Echo Centre, which is a new location this year. The dinner honours the Scottish poet Robbie Burns.

The evening will feature a traditional roast beef dinner, address of the haggis, Highland dancing, bagpipes, Scottish country dancing and Celtic harp. Doors open at 5 p.m., entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 & under and are available at the Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Alter Ego, and Echo Centre.

Musical Memories

This weekend is your last chance to share in 80 years of “Musical Memories” at the Capitol Theatre! Portal Players tickets are still available for the Jan. 13 and Jan. 14 performances at the Capitol.

This musical show celebrates 80 years at the Capitol.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and available at the Rollin Art Centre, theatre box office and on line.

Film fest returns

The Alberni Valley Museum is proud to present the 2017 Winter Film Festival series, featuring four films, to play Sundays at the Paramount Theatre. Screen times are 5 p.m.

Jan. 29 – Maliglutit /Searchers – Canada/Inuit.

Feb. 26 – Old Stone – Canada/China.

March 26 – Tulip Fever, featuring Dame Judi Dench, from the United Kingdom/ US.

April 23 –  to be announced (the film fest committee is  working on bringing in something special).

A series pass for all four films costs $35 while single films are $10 each. Tickets are available at the AV Museum.

What’s on at Char’s


Sat, Jan. 14, 8-10 pm, THE FOX Ryan McMahon solo – folk/roots/rock/Americana

Sat, Jan. 21, 8-11 pm, Concert – ‘WiL’ Dynamic Canadian Roots Rocker *NEW*

Thu, Jan. 26, 7-9 pm, Concert – BTU Bentall Taylor Ulrich.


Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council. Call 250-724-3412.