Category: A & E

Brushworks Fine Art Group – Art Show & Sale

Sat May 20, Sun May 21 and Mon May 22 11am to 5pm each date. Brushworks Fine Art Group is presenting a Spring Fine Art Show & Sales at the historical Filberg Heritage Lodge. 30 different Comox Valley artists displaying in a wide variety of styles and mediums. Free Admission. Visit the Brushworks Fine Art Group page on...

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The Wet Coaster Musicfest – Jesse Roper, c o z y and Non Stop Talk

Come check out some awesome live Vancouver Island music! Jesse Roper, C O Z Y and Non Stop Talk The Wet Coaster is a youth engagement program supported by Vancouver Island Musicfest. It has been organized and ran by youth in the Comox Valley. The show is for ALL AGES. There will be refreshments, band and festival merchandise, awesome DOOR PRIZES and, of course, AMAZING LIVE MUSIC! Tickets are limited so don’t wait to get them at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at Bop City Records. Buy Tickets...

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Find That Good Thing – Victor Anthony in Concert

Victor Anthony is bringing his contemporary, southern roots music to the Comox Valley for the first time, in an acoustic concert on May 3. Born in 1952, Victor has worked as a musician, an actor and a photographer, occasionally all in the same week. A native of Nashville, he immigrated to Canada in 2007, settling on an island in the Salish Sea. To date, he has released four CDs of original material including his latest, Mystery Loves Company. His musical style is firmly based in the roots tradition of the American South but the lyrics are up-to-date vignettes of...

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Just in Time Choirs Present a Revolutionary Extravaganza

Three talented choirs, one riveting night. On Saturday, April 29, the Just in Time Choirs will perform Revolution, a collection of inspirational contemporary songs about change and social justice. The performance begins at 7:00 pm at the Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay, BC Visit the Sid Williams website to buy tickets Singing an array of musical favourites from Bob Marley, The Beatles and U2 to Pink Floyd and Broadway, these songs have long been associated with standing up for rights, instigating radical movement and bringing the voice of the people to the forefront of significant political or social issues.  ...

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Take a Journey of Creative Discovery Through Central Vancouver Island.

Comox Valley Arts Council is pleased to release the 2017 Central Island Arts Guide! Visit active, professional artisans in their natural environments. Find new and beautiful works of art for your home, garden, office or personal adornment. Share the beauty of the region by carpooling with friends. The new 2017 Central Island Arts Guide is a year-round reference with short descriptions and a photo of each studio, including full contact details and a pull-out map! All listed studios are open on May 5 (4-9pm) and May 6 & 7 (10am-5pm). Artists will be in attendance at each studio to...

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World Community Film Series: They Were Promised the Sea (74 min.) – 18 April, 7pm @ Filberg

World Community Screens Award Winning Film – They Were Promised the Sea Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with World Community’s screening of the film, They Were Promised the Sea (74 min.) on Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm in the Upper Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. This is the story of a people whose identity as Arab Jews challenges the very notion of enemy. Informed by director Kathy Wazana’s family history, the film investigates the exodus that virtually emptied Morocco of its Jewish population in the late 1960s. Intimate interviews, poetry, recordings of Judeo-Andalusian music performed in Arabic, Hebrew, and Ladino,...

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CVAG Annual General Meeting, Luncheon & Nonny Milne Award Presentation

Saturday April 8th 10:30 am Comox Valley Art Gallery 580 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay BC CVAG hosts its Annual General Meeting followed by a light luncheon, and the presentation of the Milne Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. This is an award named after the late Nonny Milne, whose contributions to the Comox Valley Art Gallery spanned many years, and whose legacy continues. The Awards committee had the difficult task of adjudicating a number of submissions. In the end, Neil Crouch was selected as the recipient. Neil taught art at Vanier and Highland schools for almost forty years. According...

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CLT presents “The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healey at Sid Williams Theatre

Show Dates Thurs. April 6th  7:30 pm Fri. April 7th 7:30 pm Sat. April 8th 7:30 pm Sun. April 9th 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 12th 7:30 pm Thurs. Apr. 13th 7:30 pm Courtenay Little Theatre presents “The Drawer Boy” by Canadian playwright Michael Healey at Sid Williams Theatre. Tickets: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com $22 evenings, $20 matinee. Directed by Catherine Hannon, featuring Brad Arlitt, Wes Buckle, and Steve Hill. This funny and deeply affecting drama set in an Ontario farming community during the summer of 1972 tells how the lives of two bachelor farmers are transformed when a young Toronto actor, doing...

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17th Annual FiddleFest in the Comox Valley

Fiddle Fest Concert & Dance with The Andrew Collins Trio Once again, Fiddle Fest is going to shake up the Comox Valley with another great weekend of concerts, Contra dance and workshops.  This musical festival has been exciting music lovers for 17 years, giving local fiddlers, young and sensibly mature, a chance to play hard and fast at the Big Yellow Merville Hall.  This year, we’ll be blown away by the main act, the award winning Andrew Collins Trio, from Toronto, who will rock the hall stage in a $15.00 concert on Friday night, April 7th, at 7:30. Mandolin...

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Pearl Ellis Gallery’s next show Inspirations by Joanne Sachs-Ross

INSPIRATIONS My inspiration comes from my life on Vancouver Island, the surrounding ocean, the mountains, valleys creating the colors and textures, an artist’s paradise! This show is my expression of ocean life represented in a flowing creative way. Some pieces are representational others a creative interpretation of the magic of the beach. The flow of line; color glistening in the light, seductive in the dark, direct the progression of these paintings. In this series, I explore different mediums, shapes, textures and line; each stroke creating the next, endless possibilities. I achieved my diploma in Creative Art & Design, and...

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