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August 2017

“Salt Spring Stories” Celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday

August 11 - August 22
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Hamilton Beach, Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Stories by artists, Greg Klassen and Andrea Locke, presented by ArtSpring as a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, consists of two main interconnected elements - images and text - designed not just to communicate our sense of wonder and awe at this amazing place but to provide a space for our community to come together and share in the stories of this place and its people and in the making of new stories…

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Photosynthesis: Annual Photography Show – Opening Reception

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Photosynthesis Dazzles Again at ArtSpring For the 17th consecutive year, the Photosynthesis show will provide Salt Spring Island with a look at what some of our top photographic talent is producing. Photosynthesis is a group of accomplished Salt Spring Island photographers founded in 1995. Membership has fluctuated over the years but it currently comprises 18 photographers, chosen for the quality and originality of their work. This year’s theme is “Pretty Pictures?” which encourages each photographer to explore and express their…

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Photosynthesis: Annual Photography Show

August 24 - September 5
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Photosynthesis Dazzles Again at ArtSpring For the 17th consecutive year, the Photosynthesis show will provide Salt Spring Island with a look at what some of our top photographic talent is producing. Photosynthesis is a group of accomplished Salt Spring Island photographers founded in 1995. Membership has fluctuated over the years but it currently comprises 18 photographers, chosen for the quality and originality of their work. This year’s theme is “Pretty Pictures?” which encourages each photographer to explore and express their…

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

Adult $25, Youth (under 19)$20 Sept. 2 adult $28, youth $22

ExitStageLeft presents the hilarious musical Monty Python’s Spamalot! It is “affectionately ripped off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but Eric Idle and John du Prez added riotous send-ups of musical theatre for a rollicking evening of irreverent fun. Thirsty Islanders wine/beer truck and medieval snacks will be available before the show and at intermission. And you can join quests for the Holy Grail every week before! A clue in the Classified section of the Driftwood will…

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

Adult $25, Youth (under 19)$20 Sept. 2 adult $28, youth $22

ExitStageLeft presents the hilarious musical Monty Python’s Spamalot! It is “affectionately ripped off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but Eric Idle and John du Prez added riotous send-ups of musical theatre for a rollicking evening of irreverent fun. Thirsty Islanders wine/beer truck and medieval snacks will be available before the show and at intermission. And you can join quests for the Holy Grail every week before! A clue in the Classified section of the Driftwood will…

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

Adult $25, Youth (under 19)$20 Sept. 2 adult $28, youth $22

ExitStageLeft presents the hilarious musical Monty Python’s Spamalot! It is “affectionately ripped off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but Eric Idle and John du Prez added riotous send-ups of musical theatre for a rollicking evening of irreverent fun. Thirsty Islanders wine/beer truck and medieval snacks will be available before the show and at intermission. And you can join quests for the Holy Grail every week before! A clue in the Classified section of the Driftwood will…

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

Adult $25, Youth (under 19)$20 Sept. 2 adult $28, youth $22

ExitStageLeft presents the hilarious musical Monty Python’s Spamalot! It is “affectionately ripped off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but Eric Idle and John du Prez added riotous send-ups of musical theatre for a rollicking evening of irreverent fun. Thirsty Islanders wine/beer truck and medieval snacks will be available before the show and at intermission. And you can join quests for the Holy Grail every week before! A clue in the Classified section of the Driftwood will…

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September 2017

Monty Python’s Spamalot

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

Adult $25, Youth (under 19)$20 Sept. 2 adult $28, youth $22

ExitStageLeft presents the hilarious musical Monty Python’s Spamalot! It is “affectionately ripped off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but Eric Idle and John du Prez added riotous send-ups of musical theatre for a rollicking evening of irreverent fun. Thirsty Islanders wine/beer truck and medieval snacks will be available before the show and at intermission. And you can join quests for the Holy Grail every week before! A clue in the Classified section of the Driftwood will…

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

Adult $25, Youth (under 19)$20 Sept. 2 adult $28, youth $22

ExitStageLeft presents the hilarious musical Monty Python’s Spamalot! It is “affectionately ripped off” from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but Eric Idle and John du Prez added riotous send-ups of musical theatre for a rollicking evening of irreverent fun. Thirsty Islanders wine/beer truck and medieval snacks will be available before the show and at intermission. And you can join quests for the Holy Grail every week before! A clue in the Classified section of the Driftwood will…

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Ferron & Her All Star Band

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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adult $25 / youth $15

Fresh from another triumph at last month's Vancouver Folk Festival, Ferron will be gracing the ArtSpring stage with her inimitable presence, poignant songs and warm-as-toast voice. She will be joined by her 3-piece All Star Band. Be prepared to be deeply moved by this singer/songwriter/poet whose work has been compared to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Spanning a career of 40 years, Ferron is one of Canada's most respected songwriters. She is an acknowledged influence on many musicians:…

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Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents: LIÁNDOLA

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult: $25, Senior/Student: $22

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco is a vibrant music and dance ensemble comprised of award-winning artists from Europe and North America. Based in Seville, Spain, Fin de Fiesta brings together flamenco dance, song, guitar, flute, and percussion in an electrifying celebration of this passionate Andalusian art form. Their newest production, LIÁNDOLA, brings the uncontainable energy of flamenco – at once playful and intense – to the stage. Simply put, LIÁNDOLA means taking an ordinary experience and making it extraordinary. Pulsing rhythms…

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Vetta Presents Piano Quartet Favourites

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult $20 | Student $5 | Three-Concert Subscription $45 (for subscription call 537.2102)

Arthur Rowe piano Joan Blackman violin Yariv Aloni viola Eugene Osadchy cello Adaskin Introduction and Rondo; Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47; Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60 Vetta’s most venerable chamber musicians Arthur Rowe, Yariv Aloni, Eugene Osadchy and Artistic Director Joan Blackman come together to perform a classic program. Immerse yourself in musical bliss! View Vetta Presents Brochure here.

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SS Forum: Nancy Baron, Science Communications Specialist

September 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 Forum Members; $20 - General Public

A war on science is underway in the United States, where President Donald Trump has fired government scientists, rolled back environmental protections, and withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement. Nancy Baron, one of the most influential defenders of science in the United States, provides a superb start to the Salt Spring Forum’s fall speaker series. Baron is Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS, a Portland-based organization that helps scientists to engage with the public and policymakers on issues such as…

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October 2017

Norma/Bellini (LIVE streamed)

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Overview The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. “Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared…

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The Creative Mind: Creativity In The Arts and Sciences (Salt Spring National Art Prize 2017)

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$25 General

Panellists from the worlds of arts and science will explore the nature of creativity, what are its essential elements, and where the creative spark comes from. How do people conceive novel and original ideas for a sculpture, a musical score or a scientific breakthrough? What is the creative process like? Is exceptional creativity “born” or can it be nurtured? Under what conditions does creativity flourish? And last, but not least, what is the role of creativity in a healthy society?…

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November 2017

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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The Exterminating Angel/Thomas Adès (LIVE streamed)

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new…

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January 2018

Tosca/Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streamed)

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview Puccini's gripping operatic thriller. Experience short arias with an uninhibited flood of raw melody, ambient sounds that blur the distinctions between life and art, and the use of parlato—words spoken instead of sung—at moments of tension. "One of the most wonderful openings of any opera ever written", declared Sir David McVicar  Rivalling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing…

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