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Coast events Aug 09 – 17

Friday, August 9 Music & Art on Cowrie presents Mississippi Kazoo jazz and country blues, in front of Sunstone Beads, Sechelt, noon-2pm Opening reception for exhibition by Amy Stewart, The Kube, Gibsons, 6pm Sleepy Hollow Rod Run, presented by the Coaster’s Car Club, Hackett Park, Sechelt to Halfmoon Bay, departs 6:30pm Music in the Landing ... Read More »

‘Pender Harbour Paradise’

The Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival takes place August 16-18 with a wide-ranging repertoire featuring works by well-known composers such as Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin, alongside more contemporary works by Mike Mower (Sonato Latino for flute and piano) and Kenji Bunch (flamenco for clarinet and piano). In celebration of their 15th anniversary, the Festival commissioned ... Read More »

It’s a play ‘About The Moose’

Following the 8th annual Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival in Whistler on Aug. 9-11, the Point Artist-Run Centre is taking its show on the road with a performance Aug.16 in Gibsons. “It will be a somewhat smaller version of the three-day festival,” says Stephen Vogler, playwright and artistic director of the Point Artist-Run Centre, ... Read More »

Coast events Aug 01 – 11

Thursday, August 1 Gerry Garcia birthday celebration with GDBC, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 8pm, by donation Thursday, Aug. 1 – Friday Aug. 2 Teddy bear sleepover/story workshop, ages 4-8, bring the teddy Thurs. and return Friday to see photos of their adventures and write a book about it, 10:30am-noon, Gibsons Public Library, register at 604-886-2130 Friday, ... Read More »

Writer’s ‘hybrid’ memoir recalls former homes

Writers and readers will once again be flocking to Rockwood Pavilion August 15-18 as the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts brings over 20 talented and celebrated Canadian authors to Sechelt. Vancouver-based writer Chelene Knight has been called “one of the storytellers we need most right now” and she will be bringing her “hybrid” ... Read More »

Red cedar connects artists

“Texem-ay” is an exhibition of works by three artists who live and work in the traditional territories of the shíshálh Nation. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council (SCAC) is delighted to be able to bring these artists together for the first time in an exhibition, August 8 – 18, at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Although ... Read More »

Learn how to weave a cedar basket

Join shíshálh Nation weaver Jess Silvey at the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives in Gibsons to learn the traditional techniques and cultural significance of Coast Salish basket weaving.  One-day workshops will be held from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11.  Silvey has collaborated with the museum since 2012 to offer ... Read More »

Coast events July 25 – Aug 04

Thursday, July 25 Guided tours of SCRD’s Chapman water treatment plant, 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm, rsvp to 604-885-6800 Bring unwanted or broken small appliances and power tools to ElectroRecycle for a chance to win a voucher, Persephone Brewery, Gibsons, 1-6pm Friday, July 26 Music & Art on Cowrie presents Robin Atchinson and Nelson Giles live music, ... Read More »

Get ready for the first-ever Gibsons Lantern Festival

The first-ever Gibsons Lantern Festival takes place on Saturday, July 27. With the cancellation of the Sea Cavalcade for this year, Music in the Landing organizer Verna Chan approached Gibsons Council with a proposal to hold a concert in Winegarden Park. She’d already booked guitarist and nine-time Juno Award nominee Michael Occhipinti on that Saturday, ... Read More »

Music on the pier

Langdale music composer and producer James Bowers plays a sunset concert on the Roberts Creek pier. He plans to do it every Sunday evening at 8pm up to Aug. 25, weather permitting. It’s all gentle music, he says, and transitions from songs to ambient music as the sun sets. His electric guitar and four speakers ... Read More »

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