MAGICAL MUSIC AND DANCE

Goodbye February blahs. Be inspired. Be moved! Enjoy home-spun and world-class performances on Salt Spring stages all February.

Dance like no-one’s watching!  Here’s what’s happening in music and movement all February. Venue info at the bottom of the page.

To get the party started on Feb 1st – Lonesome Ace Stringband at Moby’s Pub.  8 pm until they break their strings!  $10 at the door.  The Lonesome Ace Stringband brings grit, skill and abandon to old-time, Appalachian folk songs and fiddle/banjo tunes. These are songs and tunes for life and all of it’s occasions: festivals, dances, wars, parties and funerals. The members are Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle and Max Heineman on bass. Together they bring a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for the sound that transcends both.

Feb 3rd – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

Feb 4th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

Feb 7 – The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel: Peter N’ Chris 7:30 to 9:30 pm at ArtSpring.  Tickets are $23 and can be purchased at www.artspring.ca  Peter N’ Chris (Just for Laughs, CBC’s The Irrelevant Show) bring you their most acclaimed show ever. With hundreds of sell-outs under its belt, The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel is a hilarious send up of the horror and slasher in the way only Peter N’ Chris can.  “A terrific blend of narrative momentum and relaxed absurdity, where reality is elastic and the fourth wall comes and goes. Think Family Guy meets Picnicface with a pinch of Flight of the Concords. It’s a sharp, fresh, nimble and extremely funny hour I recommend wholeheartedly.” – CBC

Feb 10th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

Feb 11th: Swing Shift: Big Band Dance at Fulford Hall.  A fun evening to dance or to listen to music by Swing Shift Big Band.  Enjoy a great dance floor, fun tunes, finger foods and a cash bar. 7:30

Feb 11th: MascallDance: The OutLiner from 7:30 to 9:30 at Artspring.  Tickets are $23 and can be purchased at www.artspring.ca  Each figure wears an architecturally devised costume created by Vancouver designer Nathan Wiens. Some appear like creatures, others contraptions. All are extensions of an idea of the body. Dancer and garment delineate lines and volumes in space, rendering the invisible visible. The point of ignition between dancer and garment reveals what we understand and communicate about the body in space. “A glimpse into the fertile, iterative, gloriously unfinished practice of one of this town’s most unique creative forces.” – Deborah Meyers, July 2016  Proudly sponsored by Mouats Clothing Co.

Feb 11th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

On Family Day, Monday Feb 13 – The Salt Spring Arts council presents The Ta Daa Lady .  She is a gentle, fun-loving soul who clowns, dances and mimes her way through crazy antics with her lovable puppets.  2pm at Mahon Hall.  Admission is by donation. Concert is followed by crafts and fun. Arrive early to get a seat and practice you finger snaps in advance.!

Feb 17th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

Feb 18th – Salt Spring Indoor Market from 9 am to 4 pm.  Free admission at the Farmer’s Institute.  Live music and buskers, food and arts abound!

Feb 18th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

Feb 20th – Rick Fines presented by the Salt Spring Folk Club at Fulford Hall 7:00 pm Tickets are $25 available at Salt Spring Books.  Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. As a veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl.  Learn more about Rick here:  www.rickfines.ca

Feb 24th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

Feb 25th from 10 am to 2 pm MET Opera: Ruskalka at ArtSpring Tickets from 12.95 youth to $21.95 adults and can be purchased at www.artspring.ca  Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song of the Moon.” Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorak’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

Feb 25th – Live Music at Moby’s Pub

MOBY’S PUB visit site

Dance the night away, weekends at Moby’s waterfront Pub in Ganges. 

Wednesdays SongJam 7:30pm & Thursday Open Mic with Dave & Ross, all month long at Moby’s Pub

SALT SPRING FOLK CLUB visit site

The Folk Club is a long-standing tradition on Salt Spring – bringing high caliber musicians to Fulford Hall once a month during the quieter season to this heritage community hall in Fulford. Music, delicions organic food and bar service.

DANCE TEMPLE visit site

Dancing from the inside out. Dance Temple is the heartbeat and core of a larger transformation and foundation of a new community movement where all are allowed to share their brilliance.  Dance Temple provides a safe space to have an authentic experience, to express in an inclusive way, to clear blocks, thoughts or patterns, center and harmonize with ourselves and with each other.  And it’s a great workout!!

Book now! or Call for more info. (250) 537-4223

SALT SPRING IN THE NEWS

Salt Spring Island Featured on Food Network’s “Chuck and Danny’s Road Trip”

Salt Spring Island is the star of the show! We are featured on this wonderful episode of "Chuck and Danny's Road Trip". They are on a trip accross Canada and they chose Salt Spring Island as one of their few West Coast stops. Many local islanders are featured on this show. Have fun watching this!

Salt Spring Island Featured Knowledge Network’s “Island Diaries”

Island Diaries is showcasing Salt Spring Island! Join host Sophie Fouron (Waterfront Cities of the World) as she travels the globe to discover the unique lifestyles being lived out on islands. From Canada to Japan to Cape Verde, discover what similarities these island communities share, and what sets them apart.

Forbes Travel Encourages Readers to go “Island Hopping” !

According to Forbes Travel, Vancouver is a great jumping off point to go Island Hopping! Most people think of southern destinations when planning island hopping excursions but we think that venture the fair isles closer to home is a better idea! Visit Salt Spring Island, Galiano and if you have a bit of time you could also go to Victoria!

Southern Gulf Islands featured in Vogue Magazine

There’s nothing quite like an island vacation—getting away from it all and really unplugging. Hawaii and St. Barth’s are great this time of the year. But guess what, everyone (and we mean everyone) knows those islands are great and they’re probably vacationing there right now. Wouldn’t it be better to go somewhere new, a place where you don’t have to battle with your neighbor or boss or best friend’s ex-boyfriend for a piece of sand or a table at the must-try restaurant? Here are three (mostly) unheard of islands worth the trek.

Southern Gulf Islands featured in a wonderful Vancouver Sun article

Writer Cherie Thiessen had a great time exploring the Southern Gulf Islands!  Her feature article in the weekend Vancouver Sun and the on-line version had readers getting ready to pack their bags and head [...]

Salt Spring Island Featured in the Globe and Mail Newspaper!

Described as “Evergreen” and a “Hot Destination” by writer Tara Henley:  “From the moment that the plodding BC Ferry backed out of Tsawwassen Harbour in Vancouver, the experience was vintage Gulf Islands. The views were [...]

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