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May
31
Fri
NEIL SQUARED: A Tribute to Neil Young and Neil Diamond
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Neil Squared is a stunning 80 minute tribute to both Neil Young and Neil Diamond by award winning singer/songwriter Kenny Byrka.

Largely influenced by the sounds of the 70’s, award winning singer/songwriter Kenny Byrka has taken the works from two of his favourite artists who began their magnanimous careers during this era and developed a stunning 80 minute tribute to both Neil Young and Neil Diamond. The contrast between the two from a vocal and writing perspective is obvious, yet Kenny emulates both with precision, character and creative parameters, fuelled by his multi-instrumental abilities and diverse vocal range. Neil Squared is a collection of the classic songs from each artist, assembled for your enjoyment and to celebration the richness of words and music from two musical legends.

Please check out www.kennybyrkamusic.com

The Neil Squared concert series is in support of mental health initiatives. All Atlantic shows will donate a portion of proceeds to the No Time for That Anti-Bullying Society.  www.NTFT.ca

 

A King’s Theatre Rental.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

$26.09 + hst = $30 General Price
$10.45 + hst = $12 Youth Price

 

 

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Jun
1
Sat
‘FINDING FORTUNE’ BOOK LAUNCH – Brenda Thompson’s new book on Rose Fortune
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm

All are welcome for the official book launch for Brenda Thompson’s new book “Finding Fortune: Documenting and Imagining the life of Rose Fortune (1774-1864)”. Hosted by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal as part of their 100th Anniversary celebrations, come discover fascinating new details about the life of one of the town’s most legendary historical figures.

A daughter of runaway slaves, a Black Loyalist, the First Black Police Officer, business woman and friend of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Rose Fortune was an amazing woman who lived in Annapolis Royal and became a legend known across Canada.

The Event is free and open to all.  Expected to run from 1-3pm, it will include author readings and Q&A discussion.

 

Jun
2
Sun
THE TEMPEST – Stratford Festival
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

VISUALLY STUNNING FANTASY

In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take?

This version of The Tempest is quite beautifully staged and deliciously magical! … Martha Henry was born to play the role of Prospero, exiled Duchess of Milan.

 

TICKETS:

  • $13.90  + hst Member Price
  • $17.40  + hst General Price
  • $  6.95  + hst Youth Price

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

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Jun
4
Tue
ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

 

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

 

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. The filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact.

 

“To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it’s too late.”

—Peter Howell, Toronto Star

 

  • Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
  • With: Alicia Vikander
  • Canada, 2018
  • English, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, German w/ English subtitles
  • 87 minutes

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card.

** YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.***

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Jun
6
Thu
ABCB Spring Concert
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm

Join the ANNAPOLIS BASIN COMMUNITY BAND for their Annual Spring Concert!

Tickets are available by calling Christine Igot at 902-532-7878 or through any member of the Band.

Ticket prices are $12 Advance, $15 at the Door, and $5 for Youth.

Cash only at the door.

 

Jun
7
Fri
POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Rob Letterman

Stars :Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

Jun
9
Sun
POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Rob Letterman

Stars :Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

Jun
14
Fri
KING’S SHORTS – 13th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for the 13th Annual Festival of Ten-Minute Plays!

Always a sold-out favourite,get your tickets early for the best seats in the house.

This year the festival attracted a record-breaking 116 manuscripts. Scripts were received from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Israel. All scripts are anonymous until the Reading Committee have made their selections.

We are excited to announce this year’s eight plays:

  • A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAKDOWN by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Wilfred Allan
  • BOOK ENDS by Shawn Samuelson Henry, Grosse Point Park, MI, USA, directed by Sam Cooper
  • CONCENTRIC by Mary Santarelli, Kenosha, WI, USA, directed by Bliss Rae
  • LAST CALL by Aviva Fleising, Toronto, ON, directed by Paul Goodyear
  • NON-FICTION by Gene DeJoie, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA, directed by Verilea Ellis
  • STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Doug Glenen, Granville Ferry, NS, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • THE CELL PHONE by John Wolfson, New York, NY, USA, directed by Spike Sprague
  • THE SPOT by Bruce Karp, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, directed by Dawn Scott

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday June 14 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 15 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday June 16 at 2:00pm

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the Door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

PRICES:

  • Advance : $15.00
  • Door: $17.00
  • Youth: $8.00
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Jun
15
Sat
KING’S SHORTS – 13th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for the 13th Annual Festival of Ten-Minute Plays!

Always a sold-out favourite,get your tickets early for the best seats in the house.

This year the festival attracted a record-breaking 116 manuscripts. Scripts were received from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Israel. All scripts are anonymous until the Reading Committee have made their selections.

We are excited to announce this year’s eight plays:

  • A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAKDOWN by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Wilfred Allan
  • BOOK ENDS by Shawn Samuelson Henry, Grosse Point Park, MI, USA, directed by Sam Cooper
  • CONCENTRIC by Mary Santarelli, Kenosha, WI, USA, directed by Bliss Rae
  • LAST CALL by Aviva Fleising, Toronto, ON, directed by Paul Goodyear
  • NON-FICTION by Gene DeJoie, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA, directed by Verilea Ellis
  • STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Doug Glenen, Granville Ferry, NS, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • THE CELL PHONE by John Wolfson, New York, NY, USA, directed by Spike Sprague
  • THE SPOT by Bruce Karp, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, directed by Dawn Scott

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday June 14 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 15 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday June 16 at 2:00pm

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the Door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

PRICES:

  • Advance : $15.00
  • Door: $17.00
  • Youth: $8.00
Buy Tickets

196 tickets remaining.

$15.00
$8.00

Jun
16
Sun
KING’S SHORTS – 13th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for the 13th Annual Festival of Ten-Minute Plays!

Always a sold-out favourite,get your tickets early for the best seats in the house.

This year the festival attracted a record-breaking 116 manuscripts. Scripts were received from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Israel. All scripts are anonymous until the Reading Committee have made their selections.

We are excited to announce this year’s eight plays: 

  • A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAKDOWN by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Wilfred Allan
  • BOOK ENDS by Shawn Samuelson Henry, Grosse Point Park, MI, USA, directed by Sam Cooper
  • CONCENTRIC by Mary Santarelli, Kenosha, WI, USA, directed by Bliss Rae
  • LAST CALL by Aviva Fleising, Toronto, ON, directed by Paul Goodyear
  • NON-FICTION by Gene DeJoie, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA, directed by Verilea Ellis
  • STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Doug Glenen, Granville Ferry, NS, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • THE CELL PHONE by John Wolfson, New York, NY, USA, directed by Spike Sprague
  • THE SPOT by Bruce Karp, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, directed by Dawn Scott

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday June 14 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 15 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday June 16 at 2:00pm

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the Door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

PRICES:

  • Advance : $15.00
  • Door: $17.00
  • Youth: $8.00
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Jun
18
Tue
FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Special Event Celebrating National Garden Week

Doors open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese; displays from local garden groups; door prizes.

 

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf

Thanks to our partners from the Historic Gardens, Champlain Garden Club, Bunchberry, Thexton’s, Bainton’s Books, Nikian Enterprises, Beswick Flowers, and Oakhaven Farm.

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After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

 

 

Special Film Event Tickets:

$14 Adult, $13 with Film Buff Card. All prices include HST.

**YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.**

Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Jun
22
Sat
THE CALEDONIAN ORCHESTRA OF NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Céad Míle Fáilte! – “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”

The Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia is a performance group eager to bring the traditional sounds of ‘Old Scotland’ to your community. Lively marches, strathspeys, jigs, reels, laments and waltzes make up the extensive repertoire of the orchestra.

 

One of the many features in the Caledonia Orchestra Show is the amazing fiddler/dancer duo performed by Maritime Marionettes. Strings are the popular theme, as the string puppets spring to life with the music of fiddler Amelia Parker and guitarist Skip Holmes.

 

The Orchestra will perform under the direction of Mr. Nelson Ferguson. Special guest artists will be Retake, a female barbershop quartet based in P.E.I. Also joining us will be the Caledonian Show Dancers under the direction of Ms. Brenda MacKay.

 

If you enjoy great toe-tapping music, beautiful vocal performances and exciting Scottish dancing, don’t miss this event. We’d love to have you join us!

 

A King’s Theatre Rental Concert.

ALL TICKETS: $20.

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Jun
23
Sun
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

 

 

 

“The Biggest Little Farm is an inspiring celebration of the complex relationships between organisms and the Earth and of what a strong conviction to tackle a challenging project can net for its adventurer.” – Splash Report

“It has the power to give birth to a new generation of inspired farmers, determined to invest in the future of the planet.” – Film Journal International

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card.

**YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.**

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

Jun
26
Wed
JENNY DOAN TRUNK SHOW
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation hosted by Quilts by the Bay

Jenny Doan is a well known quilter from Missouri. She’s coming to Nova Scotia to teach at three different retreats in Smith’s Cove at the Mountain Gap Resort, hosted by Quilts by the Bay. Although the retreats are full, there are still seats available for the trunk show held at the King’s Theatre!

 

 

To reserve and pay for your seat, call Debra Howard at Quilts by the Bay 902-245-6343 . Tickets will include the chance to win many door prizes. There’s only about 30 seats left available, so call Debra soon to reserve your ticket!

Jun
28
Fri
THE GRIZZLIES
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Inuit youth in a small community gain a powerful sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse, in this true-story account of tenacity, renewal, and inspiring resilience.

Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community. In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer) moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town struggling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. With no previous experience or knowledge of life in the north, Russ is shocked and overwhelmed by the numerous social issues facing the youth, all as a result of the massive legacy of colonization on their families and communities. Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school. Although the program is at first met with skepticism and resistance, Russ’s commitment begins to win the trust of the students and together they form the Grizzlies lacrosse team. Through the sport, the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions and the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

Originally from Kugluktuk, one of the film’s producers, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, has first-hand experience of the impact of this program on her community and has been committed to bringing this story to the screen in close creative collaboration with producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and director Miranda de Pencier. With absolutely stunning breakout performances by young Nunavut-based actors Paul Nutarariaq and Emerald MacDonald, The Grizzlies is a testament to the spirit, tenacity, and leadership of Inuit youth, persisting in spite of immense pressure and hardship.

“Inspirational sports stories are nothing new, but a fresh milieu and a vivid cast of characters can revitalize any genre, and The Grizzlies — an excellent Canadian film directed by Miranda de Pencier — stands out as a stirring and compelling variation on a popular theme.”

– The Hollywood Reporter

Audience Favourite Calgary International Film Festival

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Directed by Miranda de Pencier
  • Canada, 2018
  • English
  • 107 minutes
  • Cast: Tantoo Cardinal, Ben Schnetzer, Will Sasso, Booboo Stewart

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Jun
29
Sat
THE BLANKET EXERCISE
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

It will take place on the Fort Anne Grounds on the other side of the sally port (rain location the Academy Gym), and will be followed by a light meal.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE. However, spaces are limited, so please Preregister by emailing the Box Office <[email protected]> or by calling King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

 

That evening, you are invited to:

7:30-9:00 pm WE STORY THE LAND Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.