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Entertainment: January 2012 Archives

Brave the weather and get out this weekend!

This is the 7th annualIn the Dead of Winter festival, the thing that keeps you going until spring with some great folk acts from all over North America.

Highlights include:

Martha Wainwright and Whitehorse at the Spatz Theatre (Citadel High)
Andrew Sisk (formerly known as Share) Treelines CD release at the Company House
Tanya Davis at the Bus Stop Theatre

Becky Siamon CD release at the Bus Stop
Jon Mckiel at 2053 Gottingen
Stewart Legere at Eye Level Gallery

Plus so many more! Click the link up there for everything.

Andrew Sisk, "Bridges Burn"

Weekend events Jan 20-23

There are a pair of cool film events happening this weekend amongst a very busy Hollywood barrage: On Friday the Alliance Francaise screens a 2009 documentary about Juliette Binoche, one of its greatest living actors, and on Sunday BA Johnston hosts his own birthday screen of the John Cusack cult classic Better Off Dead at Gus' Pub.

A nice dance double bill is on the go at the Dunn this weekend: Mocean Dance (quartet) and Claudia Moore (solo plus a duo with Dan Wild) perform pieces by awesome choreographers Tedd Robinson and James Kudelka. Fri-Sun, 494-3820

A busy music weekend lies ahead:

Cape Breton's unstoppable Tom Fun Orchestra with Town Heroes at the Seahorse
Pop-dance star Lights at the Cohn
BA Johnston's birthday bash day one: w/Bad Vibrations, Adam Mowery, Quaker Parents, Old and Weird at Gus' Pub
wheelwright theatre fundraiser w/Nick Everett, Poplar Pines, Willie Stratton, Tempertemper at the Bus Stop Theatre

A rare performance by The Heavy Blinkers with Laura Peek at The Company House
BA Johnston's birthday bash day two: w/Quivers, Outtacontroller, The Sensibles

Willie Stratton, "November"

Plenty to choose from this weekend!

Even when it's quiet in the arts world at large, there's always a show or six waiting in the wings!

A cool folk show with Matt Reid, Gianna Lauren and Mark Grundy at 1313 Hollis
A cool indie rock show slash 7" release with Long Weekends, Monomyth and Dyscontrol at Michael's
A classical fusion show at the Sir James Dunn Theatre: Crossover Currents w/Andrew Miller, Sanctuary, Spanner w/pianist Bill Brennan, Paul Cram Trio, Aperture Trio and Tena Palmer and Zokugaku

All-ages punk party at Shake It Dance on Cornwallis: Eviction Party, Scribbler, Slumlord, Root Rot and Key Teens

Indie folk rock at Gus's Pub with Klarka Weinwurm, Quaker Parents, Look Look
Shambling alt-country at The Carleton with Racoon Bandit and The Moonshine Ramblers at The Carleton

Quaker Parents, "When You Can't Beat the Dream"