Arts and Entertainment

This piece is part of a door prize ‘golden’ basket that will be going home with one lucky winner from the Kaatza Art Show taking place this weekend, May 20-22, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Kaatza Art Group celebrating 50+2 this weekend in Lake Cowichan

Represented are woodworkers, jewelry silversmiths, potters, fibre artists and more

  • May 19, 2022

 

Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Island man’s journey took him from the boxing ring to supplying security to the stars

Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage, Robbie Williams: Victoria’s Jason Heit was by their side

 

The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
‘Refresh’, by Joane Moran, is one of the winners at the 2022 Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show on now until the end of May at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Joane Moran painting)
‘Refresh’, by Joane Moran, is one of the winners at the 2022 Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show on now until the end of May at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Joane Moran painting)
Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan put on ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’, from April 27-30, 2022. (Photos by Hayley Picard and Loretta Paoli)
Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan put on ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’, from April 27-30, 2022. (Photos by Hayley Picard and Loretta Paoli)
The first solo exhibition of artist Chuuchuub - Darren Webster Thompson is on for the month of May at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan. (Art by Deerin Thompson)
The first solo exhibition of artist Chuuchuub - Darren Webster Thompson is on for the month of May at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan. (Art by Deerin Thompson)
Johnny Reid, seen here performing at Sunfest, is a Cowichan Valley fan favourite. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)
Johnny Reid, seen here performing at Sunfest, is a Cowichan Valley fan favourite. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)
The work of Laurel Hibbert will be displayed in the gallery feature window at Imagine That! in downtown Duncan through May, 2022. (Laurel Hibbert painting)
The work of Laurel Hibbert will be displayed in the gallery feature window at Imagine That! in downtown Duncan through May, 2022. (Laurel Hibbert painting)
Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)

Raincity launching 5-date tour funkifying Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island tour a homecoming for Parksville singer

Clare Twiddy, left, and Kaylar Chan form the Vancouver-based rage-funk band Raincity. They’re coming to Port Alberni’s Rainbow Room for a show on April 30, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RAINCITY)
‘The 39 Steps’ with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

‘The 39 Steps’ with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Camp Cue is a one-of-a-kind musical theatre sleep-away camp coming to Camp Shawnigan in July. (Submitted by Camp Cue)

Musical theatre sleep-away camp coming to Shawnigan Lake

Camp Cue offers standard camp experience, and then some

Camp Cue is a one-of-a-kind musical theatre sleep-away camp coming to Camp Shawnigan in July. (Submitted by Camp Cue)
Raincity is scheduled to hit the stage at the Duncan Showroom with their rage funk-rock on May 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Raincity)
Raincity is scheduled to hit the stage at the Duncan Showroom with their rage funk-rock on May 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Raincity)
Writers can enter the Islands Short Fiction Contest until April 30. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island writers still have time to enter Islands Short Fiction Contest

Nanaimo Arts Council extends deadline until month’s end

Writers can enter the Islands Short Fiction Contest until April 30. (Stock photo)
The work of Pat Fischer will be featured at the Cherry Point Artists annual show and sale April 22 and 23, 2022. (Submitted by Cherry Point Artists)

Work of Pat Fischer to highlight Cherry Point Artists show

Cherry Point Art Show, April 22 and 23

  • Apr 18, 2022
The work of Pat Fischer will be featured at the Cherry Point Artists annual show and sale April 22 and 23, 2022. (Submitted by Cherry Point Artists)
Participants in a new program to train professionals for the live music industry will learn their skills at Laketown Ranch in Youbou. (Citizen file)

New training in Lake Cowichan teaches live music industry skills

Program will run at Laketown Ranch

  • Apr 14, 2022
Participants in a new program to train professionals for the live music industry will learn their skills at Laketown Ranch in Youbou. (Citizen file)
Gaston (Jordan Heath) is surrounded by adoring townspeople, including his biggest fan, LeFou (Sam Mellemstrand, front), during the song “Gaston” in the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Gaston (Jordan Heath) is surrounded by adoring townspeople, including his biggest fan, LeFou (Sam Mellemstrand, front), during the song “Gaston” in the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Larry Brennan has a voice so much like Joe Cocker, you’ll have trouble telling the difference, promise producers of ‘The Joe Cocker Experience’, coming to Cowichan on April 9, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Joe Cocker Experience)

‘Joe Cocker Experience’ aims for authenticity in Cowichan show

“Close your eyes, and you’ll swear you’re hearing the real deal”

Larry Brennan has a voice so much like Joe Cocker, you’ll have trouble telling the difference, promise producers of ‘The Joe Cocker Experience’, coming to Cowichan on April 9, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Joe Cocker Experience)
The Old Stone Church, by Peter Spohn, who is part of a group of artists in a new show at the CVAC gallery in Duncan. (Peter Spohn painting)

A&E column: Easter Eggspress is back, plus plenty of art to enjoy

Metal art on display at Imagine That! gallery

The Old Stone Church, by Peter Spohn, who is part of a group of artists in a new show at the CVAC gallery in Duncan. (Peter Spohn painting)
The deadline is coming up to submit work for the Cowichan Valley fine Art Show for 2022. (Wilma Millette collage)

A&E column: Coffeehouse, and lots of art

The latest in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

The deadline is coming up to submit work for the Cowichan Valley fine Art Show for 2022. (Wilma Millette collage)