The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit:
on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship. With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The film alternates interviews, with original documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.
Directed by Giovanni Troilo
Running time: 130 minutes
Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth.
$30 for all three in Reel Art 2020 series at King’s Theatre, deadline January 7, 2020.
All prices include HST.
Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.
Join us for an afternoon of Film, Music and Live dancing with Halifax’s beloved viral dance sensations, the Bhangra Boys! Watch Behind the Bhangra Boys, a new documentary film inspired by their joyous approach to activism, created by local filmmaker and photographer Nance Ackerman in collaboration with the Maritime Bhangra Group. Then experience the Bhangra Boys live on stage. Wear your sneakers and join them for a one-of-a-kind live dance experience! Nance Ackerman and three of the Bhangra Boys will be present. This is an ADMISSION BY DONATION event. Proceeds will be donated to support local action on Climate Change.
Beauty Is Embarrassing : The Wayne White Story
Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.
Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world.
Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. The pieces are drawn from performances at venues in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles including the famous Roseland Ballroom and the Largo Theater.
Whether he’s parading a twenty foot tall puppet through the Tennessee hillside, romping around the Hollywood Hills dressed in his LBJ puppet suit, relaxing in his studio pickin’ his banjo, or watching his children grow up much too soon, Wayne White always seems to have a youthful grin and a desperate drive to create art and objects. It is an infectious quality that will inspire everyone to find their pleasure in life and pursue it at all costs.
At its core, Beauty Is Embarrassing is a reminder that we should all follow our passion. It is those creative impulses that will lead us to where we need to go.
A high-energy ensemble, the Proteus Saxophone Quartet was originally formed in Paris in 2011. The members are united through their combined curiosity and love for exploring chamber music specifically written for the saxophone quartet. With a strong presence across Canada, they strive to share their music with audiences and communities through performances, masterclasses and workshops with students and the public.
Tommy Davis currently lives in Montreal, where he is active in the improvised
music scene, as well as working with many different ensembles and a growing teaching studio. Holly DeCaigny divides her time between Edmonton, Alberta, where she will be pursuing a DMA in saxophone performance, and Calgary, where she is an active freelance musician and teacher. Mark Michalak lives in Calgary, Alberta. He teaches a diverse studio of students from beginners to University level, as well as being an active music teacher in the school boards as a clinician and a substitute teacher. Michael Morimoto lives in Vancouver, BC, where he has a successful career as a music instrument repair technician and freelance musician.
Their repertoire ranges from the familiar Bach and Piazzolla to new music written especially for the ensemble by Canadian composers, and lots more in between.
- Member: $22.61 HST = $26
- General: $27.83 + HST = $30
- Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8
Attention all Musicians!! You are invite to a FREE Workshop on Monday February 17 at 2:00pm on the King’s Theatre Stage with the PROTEUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET. Join this illustrious ensemble of professional musicians for a workshop where you’ll get to fine tune the art of playing together and learn tips from the pros. This workshop is FREE, but please pre-register with the King’s Theatre Box Office so we can plan accordingly. And a special bonus, workshop participants will be eligible for a special 2 for 1 ticket deal for the Proteus Ensemble’s concert at King’s on Sunday February 16!!
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.
Tickets $25: 902-376-2072
Hold Mommy’s Cigarette is an autobiographical one woman show that shares Shelley’s intimate journey through mental illness, the suicide of her father, her own suicide attempt and the effects that have lingered throughout her life. Shelley invites you to enjoy her performance with an open mind and perhaps you’ll leave with a fuller heart.
Join us for an afternoon of art, music, words, and film in celebration of the extraordinary and much-beloved local artist and writer, GEOFF BUTLER, RCA.
The event includes a screening of the new documentary about Geoff by local filmmaker DEVIN FRASER called OFF THE BEATEN PATH, as well a short piece about Geoff by local filmmaker TIM WILSON.
We’ll also be presenting Geoff live on stage with readings from his new book of poetry called LULLABIES FOR SENIORS, followed Lullabies in song with local musicians under the direction of the great NOELLE LUCAS.
This event will also open an new exhibition of Geoff’s art in the lobby of King’s Theatre.
And the celebration may even include some Newfoundland delectable to eat and drink…
Don’t miss this very special event! Admission by donation.
The Stanfields are a multiple award-winning five-piece Folk’n’Roll band based in Halifax, Canada. Combining Rock music with solid nods to Celtic and Americana – they play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table.
Formed in 2008, The Stanfields have since released 5 albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, sharing the stage with Queens of the Stone Age, Flogging Molly, Frank Turner and Dropkick Murphys among many. Coming as no surprise to the band’s sizeable international fanbase,
The Stanfields have taken a “predictably-unpredictable” turn with their upcoming recording “Classic Fadeout” (January 2020 on GroundSwell/Believe), seeing the band draw upon relatively gentler influences such as The Band, Stray Gators-era Neil Young and 70’s west coast country rock and infusing them into their distinct, swaggering brand of storytelling folk’n’roll.
Jon Landry – Vox, Guitar, Harmonica,
Calen Kinney – Violin or Fiddle, Bouzouki, Vox
Jason MacIsaac – Guitar, Vox
Dillan Tate – Bass, Vox
Mark Murphy – Drums, Vox
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
- Member: $26.09 + HST = $30
- General: $27.57 + HST = $34
- Youth: $10.43 + HST = $12
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.