Nelson Star Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There will be a Roots ‘n’ Culture Celebration at Sleep Is For Sissies in Winlaw on Friday, April 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. Performers include Mohamed Andre Duranteau, Mama Sa, Farrada Dance, Yardy Fryz and Lady Humble. Bring your dancing shoes!
Electro Social Club, an interactive theatre performance created by Rossland’s Rupert Keiller and Nadine Tremblay, will be in Nelson on Friday, April 11 at The Royal. Tickets are $12 in advance, available at The Dominion Cafe, or $15 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents Sons and Daughters, a folk ensemble from Selkirk Music composed of eight harmonizing vocalists. They will be followed by Stephanie Dufresne with guests Glen Martin (mandolin) and Jesse Lee (upright bass).
The Kootenay Festival of the Arts wraps up this weekend with a highlights concert on Saturday April 12. The show features performances covering speech and dramatic arts, choral and vocal arts as well as piano, strings and guitar. The concert takes place at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation. The festival is sponsored by the Nelson Musical Festival Association and provides an opportunity for young people in the Kootenay to showcase their talent.
Corazón, Nelson’s celebrated 66-member youth choir, will perform at Touchstones Nelson on Saturday, April 12. There will be five, 20-minute performances starting at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.
Hume elementary school’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids goes Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the school (seating is limited). Nelson Youth Theatre presents Greaze: A Live Tribute to the Hit Movie on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. This show will have you singing and dancing in your seat, with the T-birds, Pink Ladies and old Rydell. Zoe Burrell and Evan Forst star as the unlikely couple Sandy and Danny. They’re accompanied by past NYT actors, such as Zooey Bingham, Zorn Rose, Tate Whitman, Maddy Reilly, Tucker Bingham and more. There will also be some new faces among the NYT gang. Tickets are $11 for adults or $6 for students and seniors available at capitoltheatre. bc.ca or by phoning 250-352-6363.
Free HealtHy CHoColate tasting!!! April 26 at Hume Hotel 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm The Emporium Room Please RSVP to Kelsey 780.982.6869 Kelseymgodwin@hotmail.com
Join Nelson author Deryn Collier for the launch of Open Secret, her latest in the Bern Fortin novel series, on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre (3-320 Vernon Street, alley entrance). Donations will be accepted at the door ($5 recommended). Nelson poet Jane Byers will be celebrating the launch of her first book of poems, Steeling Effects, at the Nelson Library on April 17 at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event. Karen Rivers, a children’s author from Victoria, is touring libraries throughout the Kootenays with her book The Encyclopedia of Me, which has been nominated for this year’s Red Cedar Book Award. She’ll be at the Nelson Public Library on Tuesday, April 29 from 10 to 11 p.m. Her presentation is suitable for ages 10 and up. If you are interest in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy at 250-352-8283.
Edmonton prog-metal gods Scythia play the basement of Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday, April 12 with Nelson’s Sack Grabbath. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $10.
Miss Quincy, aka former-Nelsonite Jody Peck, plays the early show at Spiritbar this Friday.
The Capitol Theatre Season Series presents: Shay Kuebler Dance Company’s Karoshi on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. Don’t miss this contemporary dance performance with explosive choreography and an all-male ensemble of six dancers. A thrilling and visceral experience. Tickets are $30 for adults or $24 for students at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363.
The Nelson Civic Theatre will be showing Captain America: Winter Soldier this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 9 to 11) at 7 p.m. nightly. In the film, Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. For more information, visit civictheatre.ca. Village Portraits: Then and Now, a photographic film created by Proctor residents Ursula Heller and Barry Gray, will be shown at Procter Hall on April 12. During the 1970s Heller travelled across Canada photographing small communities, then she repeated the journey about 35 years later. The film shows how the communities have changed over almost two generations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and the film will start at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share. Nelson Cohousing presents a screening of the documentary film Happy on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Expressions Cafe. The film explores human happiness through interviews with people from all walks of life in 14 different countries, weaving in the newest
findings of positive psychology. Admission is by donations with proceeds going to Kootenay Kids. Following the film, a cohousing group will speak about their new development at Six Mile. The West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program present the film Deep Green at the Nelson Civic Theatre on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. This thought provoking movie highlights innovative solutions to our growing climate and energy crises, and provides specific concrete steps you can take to join the green energy revolution. Tickets are $5.
Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man (aka “The King of Dancehall”) will be at Spiritbar on Wednesday, April 9 with an opening set by Dubconscious. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets available at the Hume Hotel front desk. Miss Quincy and The Showdown will be celebrating the release of their latest album Roadside Recovery at Spiritbar on Friday, April 11. This is an early show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume Hotel or ticketweb.ca (search “Hume Hotel”). Ed Solo will be at Spiritbar on Friday, April 11 with Bryx. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Hume Hotel front desk. Sons and Daughters will play Expressions Cafe on Thursday, April 10 with Thea and the Fine Gentleman. Cover is $10, or $5 for students. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Galena Trio will perform at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. This trio, sharing a passion for the art of Chamber music, consists of Nelson clarinetist, Nicola Everton, pianist Susanne Ruberg-Gordon and cellist Johanne Perron. Tickets are $14 for students and $24 for adults and are available atcapitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363. Students from schools participating in the NOCS Outreach Program can access tickets at no cost. Stickybuds will be celebrating four-twenty at Spiritbar on Saturday, April 19 with Mister Leon. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 available at the Hume Hotel front desk. Toronto’s multi-instrumental duo Sunparlour Players play Spiritbar on Thursday, April 24 with local songstress Rhoneil. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume Hotel or ticketweb.ca (search “Hume Hotel”). Three DJs from Vancouver — The Librarian, Max Ulis and Sobata — will be spinning at Spiritbar on Saturday, April 26. They’re here to promote the upcoming Bass Coast Music Festival. Doors open at 10 p.m. and Tickets are $15 in advance at the Hume Hotel front desk. Winnipeg singer-songwriter Ruth Moody of the Wailin’ Jennys plays an all ages concert at the Nelson Civic Theatre on Wednesday, April 30. Local troubadour James Lamb will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at The Music Store (580 Baker Street) or $20 at the door.
At the pub
Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts a rock ‘n’ roll jam night Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts Karaoke on Wednesday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to close. Spiritbar hosts Top Spin Thursdays, a free weekly ping pong tournament with prizes each week. Doors open at 7 p.m. for registration and the tournaments begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All skill levels welcome. Details at facebook. com/topspinthursdays.
April 09, 2014 edition of the Nelson Star