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October 2017

Falling Awake

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$18 Adults $12 Kids

Graffiti Theatre Company Presents Ragmop Theatre's original award-winning surrealist physical comedy: Falling Awake Created and performed by Nayana Fielkov and Matthew “Poki” McCorkle Death, love, flash-floods and a pinch of salt. A surreal physical comedy about a woman and her deceased lover meeting in the dreams. Chock-full with mesmerizing illusions, tender serenades, and scenarios so absurd you’d wonder if you were dreaming. Five Stars Winnipeg Free Press "Wonderfully bizarre" Vue Weekly Edmonton "mastery of physical theatre" - London Free Press…

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SS Forum: Graham Kerr, Former Galloping Gourmet

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017 Forum Members; $20 - General Public

Long before the days of the Food Network, Graham Kerr leapt into the 1970s with his exuberant cooking show The Galloping Gourmet. Now an expert in nutrition, healthy eating and the locavore movement, Graham Kerr joins the Salt Spring Forum for a wide-ranging conversation about all things food-related. Kerr is an internationally renowned television personality and award-winning author. With his late wife, the poet Treena Kerr, he wrote 30 books (selling 14 million copies) and worked on 1,800 television shows.…

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SS Forum: Mark Kingwell, Philosopher

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017/18 Forum Member; $20 General Public

We live in unsettling times, when a climate crisis looms and Donald Trump rules. Is philosophy relevant to our daily lives—and if so, how? From politics to architecture, fishing to pop culture—no subject is off limits for Mark Kingwell, a public intellectual who uses philosophy to gain insights into human behaviour. A professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, Kingwell joins the Salt Spring Forum for a far-reaching and thought-provoking discussion. Mark Kingwell has lectured to academic and popular…

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November 2017

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Looking for a volunteer position on Salt Spring? Join us for the Volunteer Recruitment Fair presented by Volunteer and Community Resources (VCR) and the Salt Spring Island Public Library. Drop by for refreshments and to browse over 25 booths of volunteer opportunities from many local volunteer-run organizations.  The community is fueled by the generosity and commitment of volunteers.  Become part of the energy!

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Cuba in Transition – Lobby Exhibit

November 2 - November 30

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The Artist’s Statement The socialist revolution has not failed in Cuba. It is a work in progress that we can all learn from and support. The country is going through another unique phase in its revolutionary cycle. The capitalist world, and the United States in particular, would have you believe that Cuba will soon fall under its domination once more. And return to the hedonistic Mafiosi-run playground that it was before. Canada is dominated by US culture, and Cuba too…

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Migratory Birds on the West Coast: The Marvels and the Perils

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult - $25. Student (under 18) - $10. Child (12 & under) - free.

Salt Spring Island Conservancy Presents “Migratory Birds on the West Coast: The Marvels and the Perils”. Whether travelling 3,000 or 70,000km, migratory birds of the Pacific Flyway perform an amazing annual feat and encounter many threats along the way. Learn the astonishing facts of these wondrous and perilous journeys with Stan Senner, vice president of bird conservation in the Pacific Flyway for the National Audubon Society. Stan brings his knowledge from a 40-year career as a bird conservationist and his…

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The Comic Strippers: A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$35 regular or $30 per ticket for groups of 6 or more

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show at ArtSpring. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist…

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She Said This is Who I Am – Gallery

November 11 - November 19
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Gallery open Nov 11 - 19 from 10 am - 4 pm.  She Said  This is Who I Am is an art exhibit featuring the word of 14 women:   Selena Baldwin, Sam Barlow, Isabelle DeLauniere, Erin Fawcett, Odette Graham, Bullah Gordon, Jane Mackenzie, Nikki Menard, Meghan McKillop, Ahava Shira, Julianna Slomka, Aria Squire, Charlene Wollf and Emily Surbey.   Through their own creative process, each of these women explores who they are as individuals and artists.  Their work incorporates…

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Opening Reception: She Said This is Who I Am

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The show will be held at Artspring from November 10th to the 19th from 10 am to 4 pm, with an opening reception on November 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. She Said  This is Who I Am is an art exhibit featuring the word of 14 women: Selena Baldwin, Sam Barlow, Isabelle DeLauniere, Erin Fawcett, Odette Graham, Bullah Gordon, Nikki Menard, Meghan McKillop, Ahava Shira, Julianna Slomka, Aria Squire, Charlene Wollf and Emily Surbey. Through their own creative process, each…

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Bach on the Rock presents “A Baroque Bouquet”

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $20 Students $5

Bach on the Rock takes great pleasure in welcoming you to our first concert of the 2017/18 season: "A Baroque Bouquet". Please join us to hear the Magnificat in C by Pergolesi, Mozart's Concerto in Bb for bassoon (featuring soloist Kerry Graham), Bach's Brandenburg II, and a well-loved favourite Vivaldi's Gloria. The chamber choir and orchestra will once again be in the capable hands of conductor and artistic director Michael Jarvis. This magnificent music will warm your hearts and lift…

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SS Forum: Stephan Lewandowsky

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017/18 Forum Members; $20 General Public

Although scientists long ago settled on the conclusion that human activities are causing climate change through the emission of greenhouse gases, a small but vocal number of dissenters remain unswayed by the evidence. What causes people to reject scientific evidence? What contributes to climate change denial and to conspiracy theories in general? To help us understand and address these issues, the Salt Spring Forum welcomes Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, who is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol. Lewandowsky’s most…

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SSI Film Festival and SWOVA present: A Better Man

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$10 Tickets can be purchased in advance at ArtSpring Box office

A Better Man Film - presented by SS Film Festival and SWOVA -  Illuminating a new paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man follows the recent meeting between Attiya Khan and her ex-boyfriend - Steve who was repeatedly violent and abusive towards her 22 years ago.  The courageous attempts of Khan to seek answers to questions and urge responsibility, offer a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility…

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December 2017

Salt Spring Concert Band: Winter Song & Dance

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult - $18; Youth - $5

Salt Spring Concert Band and our new music director, Keith Ollerenshaw, present Winter Song and Dance, our rendition of folk songs combined with traditional Christmas carols. The folk songs focus mainly on familiar western European traditions, but also include Russian and South East Asian selections. Through dance and song, we will share with you the joy of the holiday season. You will hear traditional composers such as Holst, and Vaughan Williams, and also be treated to contemporary composers like Frank…

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SS Film Fest: Django

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$10

The legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt remains one of the great jazzmen to emerge from Europe in the 20th century, recording hundreds of memorable tracks during his lifetime, playing with the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins. In occupied Paris (1943), Django is at the pinnacle of his career. The king of ethereal swing is playing to standing-room-only crowds in the best venues Paris has to offer. Meanwhile his gypsy brethren are being persecuted throughout Europe. His life…

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Salt Spring Singers present Yuletide Fires

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $20, Under 14's $5

Some of the most beautiful music ever composed proclaims Christmas and the Solstice. Join us to celebrate the Winter season with sacred pieces by Bach, Barber, Britten, and Handel, traditional arrangements by Willcocks, Rutter, Davies, and a wonderful new Suite composed by Tate with lyrics written by Emily Carr.

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Salt Spring Singers present Yuletide Fires

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $20, Under 14's $5

Some of the most beautiful music ever composed proclaims Christmas and the Solstice. Join us to celebrate the Winter season with sacred pieces by Bach, Barber, Britten, and Handel, traditional arrangements by Willcocks, Rutter, Davies, and a wonderful new Suite composed by Tate with lyrics written by Emily Carr.

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RainWood Dance Studio Winter Recital

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $16 Children/Students $8

RainWood Dance Studio is pleased to offer our second Winter Recital on the ArtSpring stage. Students and instructors are very excited to share our dances in various genres, from preschool Creative Movement to Adult Hip Hop and so much more! Some of us are beginners, some of us have danced many times before, but we are all eager to celebrate the results of our work at the end of this dance term. Join us December 14th at 7:30pm for an…

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Messiah – Concert Performance

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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adults $20 students $5

A Concert Performance.  Please join us for a stunning edition of Handel's beloved Messiah. Salt Spring Chamber Choir and Orchestra are proud to present a concert performance of the "1st London version 1743" of Messiah, under the capable hands of conductor Michael Jarvis. We are being joined by 4 outstanding vocal soloists to offer an evening concert taking you back to earlier times. Come and discover a Messiah which includes the well-known parts, but also treats you to seldom-performed and…

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