Arts & Entertainment

Youth Media Project Call /  “Walk With Me” Program Events

Youth Media Project Call / “Walk With Me” Program Events

It has been powerfully moving to see the way people are coming together with the events scheduled every Wednesday and Saturday, as part of our program “Walk With Me / uncovering the human dimensions of the overdose crisis.” If you have yet to partake in one of the “Story Walks” at the gallery, please visit the schedule of events for more information and to reserve your space.

New film about dreams to screen in Courtenay

Dream, the new documentary from the award-winning film production studio Unveil Studios, will be screening in Courtenay next month. Dream is about the power of dreams and how a purposeful dream can change the world. It also explores what happens when people lose their way so that their dream becomes a nightmare. The documentary follows nine inspiring stories of children, women and men from around the world.

Virtual Reality Research and Creation / Open House + Public Reception

On May 31st, this event offers all ages an interactive engagement with the virtual reality research + creation projects of artists who are participating in the Spaces VR sponsored residency that is part of the thematic program Constant Change at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

Crumblies Do Paris Book Launch

The Comox Valley Writers Society is pleased to announce the launch of Crumblies do Paris. The author, Marlet Ashley, and the illustrator, Kate Brown, will be reading and signing books on Sunday, May 26th at 4058 Haas Road, Courtenay, in a launch with local author, Carolyn Walton, beginning at 2 pm.

World Community Addresses the Climate Crisis

World Community Addresses the Climate Crisis

World Community is hosting a series of four special events on the theme ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis: Activism, Adaptation & Resilience’. The series of films, panel discussions, and presentations will highlight some of the positive actions taking place in our community.

Silk Painters at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Silk Painters at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Vancouver Island Silk Painters celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a “West Coast Symphony” from August 27 to September 14 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. This group of eclectic artists has taken the ancient fine art form of silk painting to its optimum level.

Science Pub Explores Trees and Community!

Science Pub Explores Trees and Community!

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is hosting the second event in their NEW 2018 CCFS Science Pub Series, where experts, elders, ecologists, artisans and local knowledge holders share stories, insights and understanding about the science and mysteries of life of earth. The next CCFS Science Pub is Wednesday April 25th and its all about Trees!

Wilderness within; wilderness without. Exploring psyche and nature through the film “Into the Wild”

Wilderness within; wilderness without. Exploring psyche and nature through the film “Into the Wild”

In this lecture on the need to live in or close to wilderness Dr. Kepner uses the film “Into the Wild” to explore analytically one young man’s desperate attempt to heal a broken psyche through an experience of wilderness. Joseph Campbell’s themes of the archetypal heroic will be explored in light of current, changing conceptions of the archetype. As wilderness disappears, what implications for Soul and psyche resound?

Join Hospice For An Evening of Music Trivia With VaLori!

Join Hospice For An Evening of Music Trivia With VaLori!

If you know who put the ‘Bop’ in the ‘Bop Shoo Bop’ and are ready for a great evening of fun with your friends, the Comox Valley Hospice Society invites you to join us for a night of Music Trivia with the famous VaLori on Friday, May 4th- 7—10pm at the Comox Legion. In addition to admission and music from every era, your $25 ticket includes a slice of delicious Church Street Bakery pizza and an Ultimate Fifty/50 raffle ticket along with lots of great prizes for those who really know their music and for those who are still aspiring music trivia experts. And, last year’s Ultimate Fifty/50 winner took home $25,000 cash!

Alan Burgess receives CVAG award for contribution to the arts

Alan Burgess receives CVAG award for contribution to the arts

Alan Burgess, a retired college instructor who has had a profound impact on hundreds of Comox Valley artists, was awarded the annual Nonny Milne Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Saturday.

Fiddle Fest Concert & Dance  with  The Marc Atkinson Trio & Cam Wilson

Fiddle Fest Concert & Dance with The Marc Atkinson Trio & Cam Wilson

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 nigh on 18 years, giving local fiddlers, young and sensibly mature, a chance to play hard and fast at the Big Yellow Merville Hall. This year, our knee socks will be blown off by the main act, the award winning Marc Atkinson Trio, with guests Cameron Wilson and Trent Freeman. These high voltage musicians will rock the hall stage in Friday night’s concert, April 7th, at 7:30.

CVAG Youth Media Project screening ‘Film for Thought’

CVAG Youth Media Project screening ‘Film for Thought’

You are all cordially invited to our CVAG Youth Media Project screening which will be taking place at the Rotary Hall at the Florence Filberg Centre this coming Friday, April 13th. Doors open for free snacks at 6:30pm. Our free screening starts at 7:00pm.

Celebrating The Tragically Hip & National Canadian Film Day

Celebrating The Tragically Hip & National Canadian Film Day

As part of the annual celebrations for National Canadian Film Day, the Sid Williams Theatre Society and World Community Development Education Society proudly present a screening of Long Time Running on Monday April 16 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

“I would have loved to say thank you face, to face, to face – to everybody, somehow,” Gord Downie declares in one of the interviews featured in the latest film from renowned Canadian documentary filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God, Watermark).

FIDDLE CONCERT at the LITTLE RED CHURCH

FIDDLE CONCERT at the LITTLE RED CHURCH

On Saturday, April 14th, the Little Red Church in Comox will be fired up with fiddles as 5 time Grand North American Fiddle Champion, Ivonne Hernandez, tears out the tunes with the Coastline Fiddlers, a string ensemble comprised of some of BC’s top young musicians. This award-winning band has already been making a name for itself since its inception in January, 2013, and now the players are on a whirlwind tour of BC.