SCOOPS April 2, 2016

 

1.  Artist talk Saturday afternoon at the MJM&AG

 
The current exhibition at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery is Joe Fafard: Retailles. Artist Joe Fafard will be giving a talk this afternoon, (Saturday) at 1:30 PM at the MJM&AG in Crescent Park. The exhibit winds up Sunday, April 10th, so time is running out to view this exciting display.
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2.  West of Mabou on stage Saturday night

 
The Mae Wilson Theatre at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, and you’re invited to join the celebration. The MJCC is pleased to present the second in its series of 100th Anniversary concerts:  West of Mabou, tonight (Saturday)  at 7:30 PM.
 
Named after a small town in Nova Scotia, West of Mabou performs lively dance music steeped in the rich traditions of Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle and pipe tunes.  The band unites the talents of Scott Benson (fiddle), Roberta Wallace (fiddle), Alex Rasmussen (pipes/whistles), Justin Easton (guitar), and Jared Dormer (drums). Each of the members is an experienced performer in his or her own right, having performed at festivals, competitions, pubs, and ceilidhs around the world.
 
Tickets are $16.75 including taxes and charges, available at the Cultural Centre box office or online until 2:30 PM at www.moosejawculture.ca. Phone 306-693-4700 for information.
 
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3. CineView presents The Lady in the Van on April 6

 
CineView Saskatchewan presents the 2015 British comedy/drama, The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM at Galaxy Cinemas. Funny and poignant, the film tells the story of Mary Bennett, an elderly homeless  woman who takes up residence in her van, and her relationship with the man who owns the driveway she calls home.  Tickets are $10, available at the door.
 
The season winds up with the Icelandic film Rams on May 4__________________________________________________

 

4.  RuBarb presents Souvenir, starting Wednesday

 
RuBarb Productions Inc. presents Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley, starting Wednesday, April 6 and running through to April 10 at the Mae Wilson Theatre.  The play, starring Evie Koop Sawatzky and Ron De Jager, is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the “Tone-deaf Diva”, a New York socialite whose tin ear couldn’t keep her off the stage at Carnegie Hall. As seen through the eyes of her beloved accompanist, Souvenir is a touching and comic tribute to Ms. Jenkins' sincerity, ambition, deep love of music and complete lack of talent, all of which brought a unique joy to thousands.
 
The show runs Wednesday through Saturday At 7:30 PM, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.  Tickets are available at the RuBarb Productions box office, 321 Main St. North, by phone at 306-691-1771, online at rubarb.ca or at the door. Don’t miss this hilarious show.
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5.  On now at the Mosaic Gallery in the MJCC

 The exhibit currently on display at the Mosaic Gallery in the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is Skies and Flowers, paintings by Charlene Douglas. The Moose Jaw artist studied oil painting at community college through Stan Kossik and continued learning independently. She has taught private oil painting lessons as well as guiding students of various grade levels through painting at Lindale School. Skies and Flowers is in the gallery until April 15th.

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