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The following is a list of events happening around Prince Edward Island from March 23-29, 2023.

Traditional music/jam sessions

  • Tunes are at the Schooner Session with Mark Douglas and Friends, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., at the Old Triangle in Charlottetown.
  • Fish for the Five card draw and pub night, featuring karaoke, is March 24, 7 p.m., at the Fortune Community Centre, 220 Fortune Wharf Rd., North Fortune Bridge. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Weekly Friday night ceilidhs are at the Seniors Circle Club in St. Peter’s Bay, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
  • A kitchen party is March 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Acadian Musical Village, Abram-Village, with Kim Albert and Michael Arsenault from the Magdalene Islands. Admission to this 19 and over event is $5. A Chase the Ace draw is at 9:15 p.m.
  • Kitchen party is at the Summerside Legion on March 25, 2-5 p.m., with Andy Paynter and special guest Cathy Jackman.
  • Rustico Bay Club Ceilidh and dance will be held March 25, 8 p.m., with fiddler Louise Arsenault, guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Arsenault, bass player Shane Arsenault and special guest Olivia Blacquiere. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door.
  • Ceilidh at Kinkora is March 26, 1:30 p.m., at Kinkora Place. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Fund. Refreshments will be served. Performers will be Not All There, Sandra and Ricky Jones, Lou Doiron, Michael Pendergast, Brad Trivers and friends and The Treble Makers. There will also be a 50-50 draw.
  • Sunday Afternoon Tune Session is at the Old Triangle, Charlottetown, 2-5 p.m., with the next one March 26.
  • Sunday afternoon entertainment is at the Summerside Legion March 26, 2-5 p.m., with Johnnie G and the Legionnaires, together with Still Kickin’ (Heath Hicken, Nelson Veno, Kathy Jackman). There is free admission.
  • Troy MacGillivray and Andrea Beaton are at the Pourhouse of the Old Triangle on March 26, 2 p.m. Tickets are at the bar of the Old Triangle.
  • Helping Hands Band jamborees are Saturdays at St. Anthony’s Hall, Route 2, Woodstock, with the next one April 1, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 with a light lunch and a 50-50. Proceeds are donated to charities. Call 902-859-2394.

Concerts

  • Island Jazz continues at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown on Thursdays, featuring Paulina Hernandez with her own piano trio (Maya Márquez Calle, bass, Matt Bridges, drums) performing some of her original compositions and her own unique arrangements of some classic jazz standards on March 23. There are two sets, with the first at 8 p.m. Donations are at the door.
  • ’90s Country: Cryin’, Lovin’ or Leavin’ – starring Julie and Danny is March 24 at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre, College of Piping, 619 Water St. East Summerside. For tickets and information, contact the venue.
  • Tributes to Zac Brown and Alabama are March 24, 7:30 p.m., at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. For tickets and information, contact the venue
  • Debut Atlantic: Liam & LaLa will be presented March 24, 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall of Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, featuring Métis cellist David Liam Roberts and Atlantic Canadian pianist LaLa Lee. For tickets, contact the box office.
  • Island Jazz presents a unique night of comedy, music and poetry featuring Dashan, with guest artists from the Chinese Canadian community. Dashan will be joined on stage for the first time by his brother, Dan Rowswell, with his Island Jazz Quartet, performing music from Dan’s latest project entitled “Old Dan’s Records.” Performances are at The Mack March 24-25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are at the Confederation Centre of the Arts website and box office. The language of music is universal, but the comedy and poetry for this show will all be in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Got Blues Matinee is held on two to three Saturdays each month, 2-4 p.m., at The Salvatore Dali Cafe, 155 Kent St., Charlottetown, hosted by Got Blues (Chris Roumbanis and friends Reg Ballagh and Mike Robicheau), with a special guest for the first set, and an electric blues jam in the second set. On March 25, the guest is singer/guitarist Steve Zaat.
  • Acoustic Saturdays at Copper Bottom in Montague, 3 p.m., featuring Nate Carragher on March 25. Admission is free.
  • Sirens will pay tribute to 10 years of song in Singers’ Choice, March 25, 7:30 p.m., at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown. Sirens singers have selected their cherished pieces from past seasons to create an eclectic program in celebration of the ensemble’s anniversary. Information about concerts, tickets and more is available online.
  • Blues Jam with Plain Dirty Blues is March 25, 5:30-8 p.m., at Baba’s Lounge, Great George Street. Admission is by donation.
  • Honey I’m Home – A Tribute to Shania Twain is March 25 at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre, College of Piping, 619 Water St. East Summerside.
  • The Carson Downey Blue Band performs March 25, 8 p.m., at Harmony House in Hunter River. For tickets, contact the venue.
  • The Island Jubilee presents its second in a series of concerts on March 26, 2 p.m., at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, at 140 Weymouth St., Charlottetown. Performing will be, Lester MacPherson, champion step dancer Janelle Banks and Island singer/songwriter Katie McGarry. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for this and future shows are at Ticketpro Atlantic or by contacting the FSPH box office, 902-894-6885.
  • Music is at the St. Louis Community Centre, March 26, 7 p.m., featuring Just Us – George and Velda Gallant, Charlie Gaudet, Phillip Gallant and Jerome Arsenault. Admission is $5.
  • Adam MacGregor and the Foes and the Love Junkies take the stage for a fundraiser for Blooming House, March 29, 8 p.m., at the Trailside Music Hall on Kent Street in Charlottetown. Admission is $30.
  • Nick Doneff is at Harmony House, Hunter River, on the fourth Thursday of each month, with the next show March 30, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tyler Childers tribute with The Hounds is March 30, 8 p.m., at the Trailside Music Hall on Kent Street in Charlottetown.
  • Trinity Bradshaw, Roland Beaulieu and Route 25 will perform March 31, 8 p.m., at the Trailside Music Hall on Kent Street in Charlottetown.
  • Into the Woods (in concert), Stephen Sondheim’s enchanting fairy tale musical, is being presented by The Guild on March 31, April 1 and April 2. For tickets and information, contact the box office.
  • Copper Bottom Presents Graham Nicholas’s album release with special guest Shane Pendergast on April 1. Tickets can be purchased in the taproom or online via Eventbrite. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Miranda Lambert tribute with Katie McGarry will perform April 1, 8 p.m., at the Trailside Music Hall on Kent Street in Charlottetown.

Dances

  • A dance is at the Hillsboro Community Centre on March 25, with music by Music and Friends, featuring Lester MacPherson, and dancing 8-11 p.m. Lunch is served, and there’s a licensed bar.
  • A dance is March 25, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at the Charlottetown Legion, 99 Pownal St., Charlottetown, with music provided by Kim Albert. All are welcome.

Theatre/Dance/Comedy

  • Bboyizm takes the stage March 23, 7:30 p.m., in the Sobey Family Theatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts. For tickets, contact the box office.
  • The St. Patrick’s Week play, “The Maiden Aunt,” is March 23-25 and March 28-30, 7:30 p.m., in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall at the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown. There will be a 50-50 draw during intermission, and fudge will be sold before the show and during intermission. Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite.ca. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For information, email Mary Ellen at [email protected].
  • Side Hustle, a female comedy team, is on stage at The Guild on March 24, 7:30 p.m. Contact the venue for tickets and information.
  • Clifton The Big Red Comedy Tour is at The Guild on March 25, 8 p.m. Contact the venue for tickets and information.
  • Rat Tales Comedy Night is Mondays at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown at 8 p.m. Brittany Campbell will be the host. Admission is pay what you can.
  • Colonel Gray High School presents “Newsies: The Musical” March 30-31 and April 1, 7:30 p.m., in the Sobey Theatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. For tickets and information, contact the box office.
  • The Watermark Children’s Theatre Festival is featuring two productions this spring for the event’s second season. The first show, “Birds of A Feather,” is March 31 to April 2. The second production, “What If” runs April 14-16. Tickets are available online or at 902-963-3963.
  • Andrew Packer: Ice Ice Baby Tour with Moe Ismail is at The Mack in Charlottetown, April 1, 7:30 p.m., featuring two of the country’s top comedians. For tickets, contact the box office of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Films

  • The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Film series runs to the end of April. The films, mostly travelogues, are screened on Thursdays at noon, with March 23 featuring “Rudy Maxa’s World – Exotic Places: Turkey” (56 minutes) distributed by Questar Inc. There is no charge. Eptek Centre, a site of the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation, is at 130 Heather Moyse Dr. on the Summerside waterfront.
  • There will be several screenings of francophone films during March, including on March 23, 7 p.m., a comedy called “The Royal Wee” by Daniel Bourgeois, being presented to the public for the first time, followed by a Q&A with the producer, filmmaker and actors, taking place at 16 Pondside Dr., Wellington.
  • Documentary screening of “Kiss the Ground” is March 26 in the taproom of Copper Bottom Theatre, Montague, hosted by Perennial Abundance Nursery. Admission is by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Club listings

  • Thursday trivia with Cone – Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, March 23, 7 p.m.
  • Entertainment trivia with Darcy Campbell – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, March 23, 9 p.m.
  • Keira Loan – Bogside Brewing, Montague, March 24, 6:30 p.m.
  • Trivia – Lone Oak Brewing Co., Borden-Carleton, March 24, 7 p.m.
  • Carter MacLellan – The Local, Charlottetown, March 24, p.m.
  • Stratton and Kays – Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Acoustic Brothers – Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, Summerside, March 24, 9:30 p.m.
  • Yak Bak – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, March 24, 11 p.m.
  • DK Dekz – Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, March 24, 11 p.m.
  • The High Tide and Feelings – Baba’s, Charlottetown, March 24.
  • Carter MacLellan – Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, March 25, 1:30 p.m.
  • Kelley Mooney – The Local, Charlottetown, March 25. 1:30 p.m.
  • Blizzard Goat Band – Bogside Brewing, Montague, March 25, 3 p.m.
  • Billy White – Bogside Brewing, Montague, March 25, 6:30 p.m.
  • David Woodside – The Local, Charlottetown, March 25, 7 p.m.
  • Dekz and Foggyswoggle – Baba’s, Charlottetown, March 25.
  • Bayview Crossing – Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, Summerside, March 25, 9:30 p.m.
  • Main Street Bullies – Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, March 25, 10 p.m.
  • Hired Guns Band – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, March 25, 11 p.m.
  • Nathan Carragher – Lone Oak Brewing Co., Borden-Carleton, March 26, 1 p.m.
  • Lawrence Maxwell – The Local, Charlottetown, March 26, 6 p.m.
  • Name that Tune trivia with Andrew Rollins – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, March 26, 9 p.m.
  • Matt and friends – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, March 27, 10 p.m.
  • Lieutenant Dan – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, March 28, 10 p.m.
  • Open mic with KINLEY – Baba’s, Charlottetown, March 29, 10 p.m.

Classes/Workshops

  • Movement for Health and Fun is at St. Mary and St. John Anglican Church, Summerside. Thursdays, to March 23, 10-11 a.m. Instructor Kristen Pottle will guide participants through easy dance moves, stretch and strength exercises. It is open to all abilities and free with registration: [email protected].com. Register by emailing [email protected]. Payment will be taken at the door and is cash only.
  • Free arts workshops continue into March and April at the Kings Playhouse with everything from paint pouring to ukulele, guitar, felting, chocolate making and more. For information, visit online or call 1-888-346-5666.
  • Acting for Film and Television classes at The Guild are Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., April 11 to May 9 or Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., April 12 to May 10, for people 18 and over. The instructor is Carl Marotte, an actor with over 30 years of experience in the profession.

Festivals

  • Second annual Winter Tales Storytelling Festival begins March 23 at the Kings Playhouse, Georgetown, with a virtual show featuring Alan Buchanan and Patrick Ledwell, as well as some new local storytellers. On March 24, 7:30 p.m., Buchanan, Gary Evans and Ashley Condon will present a night of stories and music. On March 25, 2 p.m., bring the family to a Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines performance with special guest Julie Pellissier-Lush. An open mic is at Lucky Bean in Montague March 26, 1-4, p.m., hosted by Tanya Davis. Joce Reyome performs the evening of March 26. For information call 1-888-346-5666.

Fashion

  • P.E.I. Fashion Weekend 2023 will begin with two shows in one night at the Trailside, Kent Street, Charlottetown, March 24, showcasing and promoting local designers, musicians, models, artists and the local beauty industry, as well as 2023 feature designer Chavah Lindsay. Enjoy live music produced by Craig Fair Productions and a spectacular show. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. show and at 8:30 p.m. for the 9:30 p.m. show. For tickets, visit online.

Literary events/public lectures

  • A public reading for “The Conversation” by Marlene Campbell, the winner of the P.E.I. Playwriting Competition, will be held March 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Watermark Theatre. The reading, which is free of charge, stars Sharlene Maclean and Melissa Mullen and is directed by Robert Tsonos.

Art galleries/events

  • The Charlottetown Library Learning Centre is partnering with This Town is Small to hold four solo exhibitions featuring the work of P.E.I.-based contemporary artists. Messages from the Cosmic Field is on view until April 15 and features artworks by Renée Laprise. This Town is Small is also seeking proposals from professional P.E.I. artists for the new exhibitions. Artists can submit recent artworks that are original and forward-thinking, and priority will be given to works that have not yet been exhibited in the region. More information and the application are available online.
  • Eptek Art & Culture Centre is exploring the Canada Games theme of sparking greatness through a student art exhibit on display until March 24, showcasing student art projects from schools across P.E.I. Eddy Schwartz, a local artist, is showcasing his new solo exhibition entitled Yesterday, Today II – A Portrait of Summerside. The exhibit features 36 paintings of various homes, buildings and churches in the city, highlighting its architectural significance. The exhibit, a follow-up to Schwartz’s 2018 showcase, Yesterday, Today, will be open for viewing March 31 to May 12. Schwartz will be present April 2, 1-3 p.m., to discuss his work. Admission to the exhibition is a suggested donation of $5. Eptek Art & Culture Centre, a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, is at 130 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside. The site is open year-round. Call 902-888-8373 or visit online.
  • Confederation Centre Art Gallery is featuring the following: It’s More Than Sports: A Celebration of BIPOC Athletes on Prince Edward Island celebrating the achievements of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) athletes on the Island; Entrance Gallery: Ronald Bloore, Paul Griffin and Eleanor King; Revisiting; Dreaming Machines; Surabhi Ghosh: What’s mine is yours; While Black: a forum for speculation on what the gallery can’t hold. The gallery is open Sundays, 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 902-628-6111 or email [email protected].
  • The Cornwall Library Art Gallery is showing Tania Pendergast’s show, Curating Beautiful Words, on display through March 31. Contact the library for information on displaying in the gallery, located at 15 Mercedes Dr., Town Hall, Cornwall. Call 902-629-8415 or go to library.pe.ca.
  • Details Fine Art Gallery at 166 Richmond St., Charlottetown, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring local, national and international artists, as well as art pottery, blown glass and Inuit sculpture. Call 902-892-2233.
  • The Sixty Days of Fame series in Summerside features Byrds of a Feather, a joint exhibit between long-time artistic friends, Elise Arsenault and Meaghan Roberts, at the McNaught History Centre, 75 Spring St. It is free to view, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, Imagination and Nature, the first solo exhibit for artist Phyllis Gay, is on display at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside during March. It is free, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 205 Prince St., Summerside.

Museums

  • The Acadian Museum in Miscouche is featuring Unearthing the Past: Archeological Discoveries of Prince Edward Island. Contact 902-432-2880. Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. Admission is charged.
  • Beaconsfield Historic House is on the corner of West and Kent streets in Charlottetown. Contact 902-368-6603. Admission is charged.
  • Tryon Museum is open by chance or appointment at #47 Route 10 in Tryon. Call 902-629-5806 or visit online.

To submit information for the Don’t Miss This or Community Calendar listing, send public service announcements to [email protected]. The deadline for submission is the end of the day Tuesday.

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