A deadline of Monday, Nov. 12 has been set for musicians looking to show their chops at the City of Port Coquitlam's annual Winter Artisans Fair.
The city is looking for easy-listening types of music - small choirs, instrumental, DJs who play Christmas songs or low-key vocals - for the event, which runs Dec. 1 and 2 in Leigh Square. Set lengths will vary between 30 and 90 minutes.
Those interested in applying are asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to any web content that showcases their ability, a brief description of what kind of musician they are and when they'd like to perform.
Now in its fifth go-around, the annual fair includes a myriad of craft tables, seasonal storytelling and a Lighting of the Tree event.
For more details, see www.portcoquitlam. ca/leighsquare.
Coquitlam actors at Burnaby theatre
Coquitlam natives Jianna Ballard and Katie Stone will help kick off the Footlight Theatre
Company's 46th season with one of the most successful plays to ever hit Broadway.
The duo will take part in the company's two-week run of Grease at Burnaby's Michael J. Fox Theatre from Nov. 9 through 24.
The show features Ballard cast as Frenchy, while Stone takes on the part of Blanche.
Tickets start at $19.59, to coincide with the year the show is set in, and can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketstonight.ca.
Group with Tri-Cities roots begins full season of programs
Originally conceived of in the Tri-Cities, the artist collective known as SHIFT Theatre was set to launch its first full season of programming Thursday in Vancouver.
The group will kick off Year 1 with a nine-day run of the play Closer at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch), located at 1895 Venables St. in Vancouver.
Centred around a "love quadrangle," the show's plot examines themes of love, lust and responsibilities as the four main characters date, deceive, manipulate, reject and ultimately love one another over time.
"Closer is an enormously important play - a kind of modern classic that articulates the unspoken experiences of a generation," Nick Sartore, SHIFT's artistic managing director, said in a press release. Closer runs nightly at 8 p.m. at The Cultch, and $25 tickets can be purchased by phone at 604-251-1363.
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