all about arts and sailing this weekend.This is the calm before the
Chester Race Week storm which kicks off next Wednesday.
Get in touch with the right side of your brain for this arts weekend and prepare to park your brain next week.
I mean, everyone else does- so why not join the crowd?
Batten the hatches, the crescendo is imminent !
This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, there are two large events in the village.
The Chester Arts Centre
is holding their Great Gatsby themed annual gala tonight.Dinner and
many auction items are on the block They are offering some amazing
items this year; a sanctuary in Sarasota or a villa in Anguilla for a
week; a helicopter ride over Mahone Bay; Wine, Women and Yoga (a girl's
getaway), and so much more!
Please dial up Daisy Buchanan at 275-5789 right now and book your spot for this evening's event. Click here to preview Auction items.
Also on tonight, the Chester Playhouse
is opening the production "Something Small" written by Daniel MacIvor.
It starts at 8 pm and runs until Saturday with a matinee performance at 2
pm on Saturday.
The play follows the life of Patricia, a cultured
and sophisticated woman retiring from the big city to a small town. She
becomes involved in the lives of Birdy, her no-nonsense new housekeeper,
and Birdy's anarchist daughter, Dell. These three women, with very
different views on life, come together to understand that the solutions
to the big problems are often found in the smallest of gestures.
Train Station Gallery is exhibiting a new selection of work by South
Shore artists with featured artist Diane Robertson. Artisan Crafts will
be displaying their creative wares until this Sunday.
! It's Art's Centre weekend ! Prepare to be bitten by the bug of the
brush so that you may release your inner Van Gogh to the world. Failing
that just pack your paint by numbers set and join in the fun as there is
something for everyone.
The Slow Show kicks off on Thursday in a
celebration of the things that matter to twenty of the finest artists
working in the Hamlet and surrounds. Works by Theresa Bergen, Malcolm
Callaway, Kate Church, Simon Copas, Carol Hansen, Rosi Robinson and Jim
Smith and others in all kinds of media - ceramics, oil, soft sculpture,
fabric, watercolours and acrylics. The exhibition runs until next
Saturday from 10 - 4 pm at the Chester Art Centre, 60 Queen St.
Friday the Art Festival continues with Kids Create art workshop for
short ones. A bit of cloth and colour, a dash of beads, bracelets
buttons and badges, and some imagination will see your sprouts heading
home with wearable art they'll never take off- ever. Face painting and
cupcakes too. This runs from 10 - 1 pm. You must pre register at the
Arts Centre @ 275-5789. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
is the annual Art Fair from 9 - 3 pm. Scores of artists and artisans
will be showing and selling their wares. There'll be demonstrations,
too - watch a jeweler/ rug hooker/ wood carver do their thing. Music
from the group Collage and delicious food and drinks from Julien's Café.
Phew ! OK, back to Friday the weekly Farmer's and Artisan's market is at the Train Station from
10- 2 pm. I got some beautiful high bush blueberries there last week and they were all gone by the time I got home.
Friday evening Amicus Gallery
is opening "Off the Wall," a show of sculpture by several local
artists. You know the drill- get there early or you'll miss out.
After you have secured you new doorstop pop around the corner to the Fo'c'sle Pub
for a bite and catch the sounds of the Klunkers. I think they sound
better than the name implies. Saturday night has Ian Campbell on the
stage. The kitchen will be marching out food until 10 pm both nights.
weekend is the annual Chester Classics Yacht Regatta, a three day event
of delightful classic yachts racing in the bay starting Friday at the
1330 gun. Come down to the waterfront and watch these elegant girls vie
for the cup. The Rope Loft has their lobster poutine racing out the door
these days so why not park yourself there on the dock with a vat of
vino and your new crustacean friend.
Stop by Cameron's Antiques
at the corner of Valley and North streets on Saturday and check out what
Wayne has in the shop. He is very knowledgeable on all things old, so
drop in and have a chat.
Sunday evening String Fever will be at
the Chester Bandstand @ 7 pm. Children are welcome to dance on the
grass and they better do it this week because after Chester Race week
won't be any left.
Also Sunday night the Playhouse presents
musicians John Campbelljohn and Stan Carew of Weekend Mornings fame at
8:00 p.m. We love Stan !
John is an exceptional blues musician with
great instincts, tastefully concise solos and a no-nonsense approach to
giving his fans the good times they have come to expect and love. You
won't want to miss what it is sure to be a phenomenal evening
This is new: There are boat tours being offered in
the bay next week in conjunction with Race Week. Pack your cooler of
goodies and call to book yourself a spot. Sit back, relax and watch the
yachts and the world drift by. Nothing finer than a cocktail in your
hand while someone else is driving. 902-527-8544
Next Wednesday the Kiwi Café
is hosting olympic sailor Oliver Bone cooking up some International
treats with wine pairings as a nod to the America's Cup Challenge in San
Francisco. Dial them up to book your seat @ 275-1492.
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after what he achieved, winning seven Tour de France races while on
drugs. When I was on drugs, I couldn't even find my bike." Willie