Oct 1, 2017:
The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be throwing a jam-packed weekend of events from October 13th-15th in celebration of the re-opening of the beautifully renovated Miners Hall, as well as Canada’s 150th birthday.
“Like all Rosslanders, we are thrilled about the re-opening of the Miners Hall,” says Theshini Naicker, RCAC President. “We wanted to plan a full weekend of events that will bring the community together and celebrate all the local talent that we have here in Rossland.”
The fun begins at 5pm on Friday October 13th, with the opening of the “Cultural Landscapes” Art Exhibition and Reception, taking place in the newly renovated Attic Space at the Miners Hall. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to come view and shop for pieces from our local artists. There will be wine and cheese to thank all our hardworking volunteers and generous sponsors who have supported the Miners Hall renovation. The reception will also feature the beautiful musical stylings of Lise Levesque and the alternative folk group “Dirt Floor”.
Friday at 7:30 pm: The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada in One Hour! The Canada Show has been Monster Theatre’s most successful play. The show premiered in Calgary at Shakespeare in the Park and over the next two years toured 8 different Fringe Festivals, as well as the Just for Laughs Tour. This is a great chance to see world-class comedy without having to leave town!
On Saturday, Oct. 14th, The Art Exhibition will be open for viewers from 3-7pm.
Saturday at 8pm: The Devils You Don’t featuring opening act Sexton Blake: “Devils” are a high energy five-piece band from Nelson specializing in Swing, Bluegrass, Old Country, Rock, Pop, and Disco. Opening for the band is the talented duo “Sexton Blake” featuring Rosslanders Nadine Tremblay and Rupert Keiller. Sexton’s music is innovative and energetic with hip hop, indie, synth-pop and electro influences. This event is sure to sell out- get your tickets early!
On Sunday, Oct. 15th, 1pm: The Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship! The Purple Pirate weaves together theatre, music, dance storytelling and state-of-the-art lighting and sound to promote positive messages and values rooted in courage and compassion. This show is aimed at kids ages 3-8. There will be an optional craft workshop afterwards where kids will get a chance to build their own pirate ship! Kids are encouraged to come dressed at a pirate- or wearing purple. This event is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Sunday at 7pm: Special Joe Hill Coffee House: “Echoes of Rossland, Past and Present” Poetry, Spoken Word and Songwriting Showcase. Local poets and musicians will perform their original poems and songs and have a chance to win cash prizes!
The Art Exhibition will be open for viewers from 12-2pm, and from 5-7pm on Sunday.
All performances take place at the Rossland Miners Hall. Tickets are available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland, or online at www.rosslandartscouncil.com.
For more information please contact:
RCAC Executive Administrator