This Friday Toronto bluegrass boys The Slocan Ramblers bring their energetic show to The Bailey!

Trail & District Arts Council presents
The Slocan Ramblers
Friday, March 29 at 7:30 pm

The BaileyTheatre

“For a bunch of boys from Toronto, the Slocan Ramblers are turning out a piping hot brand of bluegrass that you just may think was cut fresh from a back porch in the Blue Ridge.” – Elmore Magazine

The Slocan Rambler’s blend of lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with the sawdust-thick vocals of singer Frank Evans is roots music without pretension, made to get you moving. Rooted in the bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the band has a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

Learn more about the band here.

The Slocan Ramblers are part of Trail & District Arts Council’s E2: Experiments in Entertainment supported by Trail Beer Refinery.

Tickets are $24 in advance and $26 on the door.

Trail & District Arts Council presents
Spotlight Theatre Creation Camp Showcase
Saturday, March 30 at 4 pm

The Bailey Theatre

Using their own experiences, students participating in this week’s Spotlight Creative Theatre Camp have created short pieces inspired by their own life based on the theme of superheroes.

Led by instructor, theatre director and actor Bessie Wapp, with help from Alisha Van Wieren, the students, aged between 12 and 17 years old, will perform a showcase of the work they have developed during the week.

The performance is based on pieces that have been workshopped and are works in progress.

Entry by donation.

Trail & District Arts Council’s Sunday Cinema presents
Sunday, March 31 at 4:30 pm

The Royal Theatre

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, and takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole).

CAPERNAUM was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’s instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them.

While steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, CAPERNAUM is a film with an expansive palette: without warning it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, CAPERNAUM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.

“Capernaum is an absolute heartbreaker about children in peril and the plight of undocumented people.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Director: Nadine Labaki / Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole / Lebanon, France, USA / Language: Arabic & Amharic / Drama / Rating 14A

All tickets are $10 cash at the door.

Don’t forget to ask for your voucher for Trail Beer Refinery’s extended Happy Hour.

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