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Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan are at King’s Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. The pair are much-loved Juno and ECMA winning folk/roots artists. - Jonathan Beadle
Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan are at King’s Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. The pair are much-loved Juno and ECMA winning folk/roots artists. - Jonathan Beadle - Contributed

Lots happening as 2018 arrives

A look at upcoming arts and entertainment events in the Annapolis Valley:

Painting Workshop

There’s a painting workshop with artist Justine Kerr on Jan. 6 & 7, Bear River Artworks Gallery at Oakdene Center, 1939 Clementsvale Road. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Lunch is included. $235.

Connect with yourself more deeply through the process of painting in acrylics and collage with lovely coloured papers, different textures to inspire a rich tapestry.

Registration is first come first served.  Contact Justine Kerr by email or phone to register your spot at this workshop in Bear River.

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Phone: 902 467-0112


Film screenings

Fundy Cinema screens Lucky: Actor John Carroll Lynch's moving directorial debut follows the spiritual journey of a fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist, portrayed by Harry Dean Stanton in his final role, and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert Arizona hometown.

Lucky will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m., Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.

Tickets are $9 and are available 30 minutes before screening.

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Contact 902-542-1050

Documentary Film

The documentary Film Human Flow will be shown at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal Jan. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s part of the Theatre’s Reel Art Series 2018. Human Flow is an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei. It gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Contact 902-532-7704.

At Jack’s Gallery

-- Paintings by Evangeline Artist Coop members will be on exhibit until Jan. 7 at Jack's Gallery, 450 Main St., Wolfville.

Jack's Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms please email


Long Winter Night at Bread Gallery

Eclectic group show featuring work by members of the Avon River Arts Community at the Bread Gallery, 7778 Highway 14, Brooklyn, Hants County.

Includes work by Kelly Mitchelmore, Tacha Reed, Elizabeth Robinson, Sue Robinson, Nick Haentjens, Karen Harvie, Michelle Heron, Brian Fraser, Jonathan Charles Trenholm, Mary Lou Bennett, Stuart L. Taylor, Lexie Barkhouse, Ruth Ross, Christene Sandeson, Rose Marie MacDonald, Anne Clattenburg, and Terrie Greenecorn.

The show runs until Dec. 31. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays.


Dec. 29-30

• Kings Film Society Screens Wonder based on the bestselling book. The inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade in a mainstream school for the first time. Stars Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson. Starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 and 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. $10 Adult; $8 Youth. Info: 532-7704.

Coffee House

A Coffee House will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Middleton Regional High School Band Room Jan. 4. This is a relaxing evening of fun and entertainment with performances by students and community members. Freewill offering. Drinks and snacks available with proceeds going to MRHS bands. Contact Scotia Taylor at 902-824-3323 for information or if you want to perform. 18 Gates Avenue, Middleton.

At King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal has some great events ahead for the new year, according to GM Janet Larkman. She notes that tickets are on sale now for these three great events and they might just make great stocking stuffers.

-- Jan. 14 - First up is Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan at King’s Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. The pair are much-loved Juno and ECMA winning folk/roots artists.

-- Jan. 28 - The new year continues in style with Susan Aglukark on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. She’s a three-time Juno-winning Inuk artist and recipient of the Order of Canada.

-- Feb. 4 – Elvira Kurt & Friends with their Girls Nite Out Comedy Fest take to the stage Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. It’s five of Canada’s hottest female comediens; an absolutely hilarious night of stand-up, sketch comedy and improv.

Box Office: 902-532-7704

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Centre Stage has Drinking Habits

Who says January can be long and boring? Not the nuns at Sisters of Perpetual Sewing!

Drinking Habits by Tom Smith will make you forget the cold of winter with this laugh-out loud farce. Two nuns have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. Can the convent be saved? Come to CentreStage and find out!

Drinking Habits is directed by Wayne and Linda Marriott. The cast in order of appearance: Chantal Murphy, Carolyn Landry, Bob Cook, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Darrell Doucette, Janet Westhaver, Heidi Price, Leroy Heffernan.

The featured artist is Carole Ball.

The dates are Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13, 14m, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28m, Feb. 2, 3, 4m, 9, 10. Front of House opens at 6:45 for the evening performances and 1:15 for the matinees.

Tickets are adults $15; seniors/students $12; children, age12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are hold until 15 minutes before show time.

Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.

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