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Inspirato debut concert May 6

The Inspirito Vocal Ensemble will have its debut concert, “She Sings”, on Sunday May 6, 6pm, at Calvary Baptist Church on Park Road in Gibsons. This ensemble, with 26 members from the Coast community, is under the artistic direction of Sarona Mynhardt. It promises to be an hour of powerful and uplifting choral music, with ... Read More »

Hansel and Gretel at the Heritage May 5, 6 & 7

Driftwood Theatre School’s all-youth cast is back with a musical fairy-tale mashup for all ages. “The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel” offers a hilarious alternative spin on traditional storybook characters performed by 27 talented young actors (aged 7 to 15). Criminal masterminds Hansel and Gretel are on the run from the law. ... Read More »

Coast events April 26 – May 5

April 26 Turning poems into songs with Lowry Olafson, Sechelt Library, 7-8pm April 26 Malcolm Jack and White Poppy, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 8pm, $10 April 27  Desiree Dawson and Jody Okabe on ukuleles, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 6:30pm April 27 SC Bahai community presents the film “Changing the World One Wall at a ... Read More »

Coast singer-psychologist plays the Gumboot

It’s a long way from being homeless on the streets of Toronto to earning a PhD in clinical psychology and recording seven well-received folk albums. Yet that’s exactly the road less travelled by Gibsons singer songwriter Ken Dunn who will be performing at the Gumboot Cafe on April 28. Dunn was determined to have a ... Read More »

Author Claudia Casper reads Saturday night

Claudia Casper achieved immediate popular success – her first novel was an international best seller – and she has enjoyed continuing critical recognition for her subsequent novels over a breadth and depth of subjects.  In “The Reconstruction” (1996), her sculptor, Margaret, creates a life-size model of the hominid, Lucy, our ancestral link with the primates, ... Read More »

Gibsons painter has show in Sechelt

An exhibition of new paintings by Gibsons artist Jennifer Drysdale runs May 2-27 at the Arts Centre in Sechelt.  The pictures feature the use of technicolor oil paint and wax, a new medium for Drysdale. The opening reception is May 6, 2-4pm. And she will demonstrate her wax technique at 1:30pm on May 13. Photo ... Read More »

Gospel choir plays Gibsons Market May 5

Vancouver’s Universal Gospel Choir – with 50 singers and band – under the direction of Lonnie Delisle is coming to the Gibsons Public Market on May 5.  Delisle is seen, above, at the organ directing a UGC concert in Vancouver a couple of years ago. While in Gibsons – hosted by Gibsons United Church – ... Read More »

Poetry featured at Artesia Friday night

This month’s Artesia coffee house will be presented Friday, April 27 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. As April is poetry month, we have two very special guests reading from their latest works: Theresa Kishkan who’s latest book “Euclid’s Orchard” was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans ... Read More »

Coast events April 19 – 28

April 19 Second “death cafe”, for respectful conversation about death, Sechelt Library, 10:30am-noon April 19 Celebrating the reveal of the “Chekwelhp story pole”, Gibsons Elementary School, 1:15pm, no parking at the school April 19 SD46’s got talent, Chatelech Secondary, Sechelt, 6:30pm, by donation April 19 Workshop on family history research, SC Museum, Gibsons, 7-9pm, by ... Read More »

Jazz guitarists playing Market

On April 21, renowned jazz guitarist Bill Coon teams up with local guitarist Steve Giltrow when they perform at the Gibsons Public Market. The two players have known each other for over 15 years when Giltrow started taking lessons from Coon. “He’s an accomplished jazz guitar player,” says Coon of his former student. Coon himself ... Read More »

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