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Dec
22
Fri
LIVING NATIVITY NIGHT: Theatre Open
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There will be a Living Nativity at the Farmer’s Market on Friday December 22, from 6:30-7:30pm.
“The Living Nativity is the telling of the Classic Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. The story will be wonderfully Narrated with many classic Christmas Carols to sing along with. The children’s choir will be adding their beautiful voices to the story as well. There will be a variety on animals on display including sheep, goats, and donkeys. The story begins at 6:30 and will last about an hour! A perfect opportunity to get into the true Christmas spirit!”

VELMA’S, the Concession at the Theatre, will be open, selling hot chocolate and treats.

The Theatre WASHROOMS will be open to the public from 6:00-8:00pm.

Dec
23
Sat
THE O’BRIEN FAMILY – Food Bank Benefit Concert
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm

The O’Brien Family Benefit Concert in support of the Annapolis Area Food Bank

The O’Brien Family has lived in Canada since 2004, when the family left England for a new life on Vancouver Island. Over the years the family has made three albums, played hundreds of shows, and even toured Europe.Their sound is a blend of luscious harmonies and great songs, played in a folksy bluegrass style. The Family love to perform and get everyone singing at their shows. They are delighted to be performing a concert in support of the ANNAPOLIS AREA FOOD BANK. This will be the very first time the family has performed on the East coast, and it is because Paul and Louise [Mom and Dad] and Millie [eldest child] have moved out East to Bridgetown, NS and Rothesay, NB respectively. The family also sing many songs written by both Paul and youngest member of the family Fintan. Fintan has his own career as a singer songwriter and is about to release a new album of his own songs. Both Fintan and Paul will be touring Europe together for the very first time during September and October. Come out and see the O’Brien Family and at the same time make a big difference to many families over Christmas.

ADMISSION BY DONATION (cash or non-perishable goods)

 

Jan
25
Thu
ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT SCOTCH TASTING – sold out!!
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

Scotch lovers, get out your kilt and sporran.

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.

Bring out your inner Scot and celebrate the life and poetry of poet Robbie Burns with a night of Scotch-tasting at King’s! In partnership with scotch expert Leslee Fredericks from the Annapolis NSLC, we’ll offer a sampling of six of Scotland’s great whiskeys, paired with specially selected sweet and savoury hors-d’oeuvres.

Bagpiper Kim Gunn and our own resident Scot Carol Tonkin will help us pipe in the haggis. All are invited to recite some Burns, tell a salty tale or break into tune!

 

Cost: $35 per person. Advance tickets available at the Box Office or online.

(Cost includes 6 x scotch samples, hors-d’oeuvres and HST).

Feb
10
Sat
VALENTINE’S ART AUCTION: 50 Shades of Love
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm

The famous King’s Theatre Valentine’s Art Auction is back!! This year’s theme is 50 SHADES OF LOVE. Don’t miss the hottest event of the winter. The lobby will be full of art inspired by the theme (and yes! back by popular demand, there will be an adult-only section upstairs) that will be available to bid on. Proceeds of the art sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and the theatre.

There will be gorgeous cakes, colourful cocktails, and that’s not all! After the bidding closes, we will be screening everyone’s favourite red hot film: MOULIN ROUGE.

Whip up an outrageous outfit and join us for the what is sure to be the most colourful Valentines this side of Paris. Have a blast and support your theatre at the same time. If you’re an artist and want to participate, give us a call, we’d love to have you on board.

TICKETS: $25 per person. Available in advance at the Box Office, on line, or at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr
2
Mon
THE HORSE ARCHER – “A Lovasíjász” – Film & Live Demo
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

A beautiful new documentary from Hungary about Lajos Kassai and the world-wide movement to revive the ancient art of archery on horseback.

 

 

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerizing valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire in over 30 countries worldwide.

 

 

Director: Kaszás Géza

Cast: Kassai Lajos, Obrusánszky Borbála, Kassai Iskola növendékei

Documentary, Hungary, 115 min, 2016
English subtitles

 

 

Kassai has inspired a group of people in the Annapolis Valley to form their own horse archery club, the Seawinds Horse Archers, They are bringing Master Kassai to lead a training camp and competition in Nova Scotia in August. Senior Student Lance Bishop will do a small demonstration on the stage before the film on how the arrows are held and shot on a target. He will also display the small and unique horse archery saddle that he bought from Kassai.

The film will be preceded by a live archery demonstration by Canning farmer Lance Bishop, one of Master Kassai`s students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All tickets: $12 (includes HST)
May
11
Fri
WALK WITH ME – Doc about Zen Buddhism
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
‘Walk With Me’ is meditative film about a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Directors & Writers: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thich Nhát Hanh, Brother Pháp De

 

 

“Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” — Laure Bonville, London Film Festival

G | | Documentary |

 

 

All tickets: $12 (includes HST)

   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware

May
12
Sat
Rare & Unusual Plant Society’s Seminar & Reception with FREEMAN PATTERSON
May 12 @ 4:00 pm

9th Annual Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th 1PM to 4 PM in Market Square

The Atlantic Canada Rare & Unusual Plant Society Presents:

A Rare Seminar and Reception with Award Winning Photographer

 

 

FREEMAN PATTERSON

“GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand”

  • Seminar 5pm (doors open to public at 4) 

  • Reception with cash bar to follow at 6:30pm

Reception is catered by Paula Buxton of Leo’s Cafe

Tickets through King’s theatre Box Office

  • All tickets $30.00 plus HST

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GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand

Namaqualand is the semi-arid to arid region in the northwest corner of South Africa, comprising an area roughly the size of New Brunswick. Although Namaqualand has no defined political boundaries, it falls primarily within the province of Northern Cape. What makes it so remarkable botanically and striking visually is that it is the home of approximately 4000 plant species, most of which bloom within the same period of approximately one to two months (late July through early September), following the spring rains that normally begin in late April or May. (By comparison, the great spring floral displays of West Australia are comprised of far fewer species.) Although the spring rains can be very sporadic, most years they are sufficient to bring forth good to incredible floral displays, which may be apparent along the main north-south highway commencing around Vanrhysndorp and continuing north almost to the border with Namibia. However, the greatest discoveries are invariably made by persons who go slowly, wander along unpaved secondary routes and farm roads, then get out of their vehicles and walk in search of plant specimens in the highly varied, often rocky landscape.

Freeman first travelled to Namaqualand in 1980 and returned in 2018 for his 40th extended visit. For 25 years, beginning in 1982 he conducted four annual wild-flower workshops at the Kamieskroon Hotel in the little village of the same name. During this period he amassed what is unquestionably the world’s largest collection of photographs of Namaqualand in bloom, although the University of Stellenbosch has the largest picture collection of individual species. Also, through his educational efforts in conservation and preservation, he helped to initiate land purchases that eventually led to the creation of Namaqualand National Park, which begins across the road from the Kamieskroon Hotel and now extends 70km to the coast and outward from there to include 100km. of the ocean floor.

Beginning in 2007 and continuing to the present, Freeman has led a two-week wilderness camping tour in March (autumn), the first week from a base camp on the Atlantic coast in Namaqualand National Park, the second week in the Richtersveld National Park, the spectacular mountain desert in the far north of Namaqualand along the Orange River, the border with Namibia. Some years this trip also provides the opportunity to see and photograph varieties of March lilies, a few striking species that bloom in autumn, but send forth leaves only after the spring rains.

Namaqualand, the small village of Kamieskroon, and the little Kamieskroon Hotel have become Freeman’s second home. In this program he invites you to visit him there.

 

***All images copyright Freeman Patterson***

Ticket can be purchased the Box Office or by calling 902-532-7704, or online.

Note that a PayPal account is NOT required to purchase online.

All tickets are $30.00 plus HST.

Reserved seating.

A KING’S THEATRE RENTAL EVENT.

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Jun
23
Sat
THE GARDENER
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
King’s Theatre Special presentation in partnership with the
King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens
in celebration of National Garden Week
  • Doors open at 6pm, special treats, Velma’s bar and back deck.
  • The Historic Gardens will provide ‘Garden Baby’ door prizes!
  • The Champlain Garden Club will introduce the film
  • Check out the garden-themed art in the lobby
Sébastien Chabot | Canada | 2016 | 87 min 
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.


Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English-style garden and summer estate.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. This poetic doc shows the harmonious relationship between people and nature and offers a compelling call for preservation.
Directed and produced by Sébastien Chabot    

 

General Admission at the Door.

$12 ($1 off with Film Buff card).

Doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm.

Jul
28
Sat
SUSAN CROWE & Co. Kitchen Party
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

Last year’s Kitchen Party, hosted by SUSAN CROWE — one of Canada’s great singer-songwriters — and featuring a fabulous cast of local musical talent, was a barn-burning success. So we’re doing it again!

A fundraiser for King’s Theatre, the night will feature a joyous, roving celebration of music that starts on the street at 6pm, moves to the back deck at 6:45pm, and then onto the stage at 7:30pm.

Susan brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart back to the King’s Theatre stage where she will offer up a mix of her own classic songs in between showcase performances by local musicians.

  • 6:00-6:45pm Bluegrass on the Street with Eclectica
  • 6:15pm Doors Open; Special drinks and treats
  • 6:45 Music on the deck with Carolyn Buck & David Chamberland
  • 7:30 Showtime on Stage with Susan Crowe & Co, including Shalan Joudry, Shelley Marshall, Gregg Mazel, Taren Yelle, Duncan Draper, James Stevenson, and Caleb Miles

Find out more about the performers who will be contributing their talents to the big night!

SHALAN JOUDRY –  Singer/songwriter

Shalan Joudry is a multi-talented artist who calls the community of L’sitkuk her rooting place. She was raised with Mi’kmaq philosophy and teachings about honouring the sacred relationships of balance, and holistic worldview. She’ll be performing some of her original music on stage.

 

 

SHELLEY MARSHALL – Stand-up comic and actor

Comedienne extraordinaire Shelley Marshall is a Toronto actor & writer who has recently relocated to Bear River. Her humour is unfiltered and powerful. This set will give audiences a hint of what’s to come in her full one-woman show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”, making its Nova Scotia premiere at King’s Theatre in August.

 

 

 

JAZZ TRIO:

DUNCAN DRAPER acoustic bass, GREGG MAZEL – sax & TAREN YELLE – vocals

Greg Mazel is a multi-reed virtuoso on all the saxophones and bass clarinet who is originally from Providence RI and now based in Weymouth, NS.

Taren Yelle was born in Digby, Nova Scotia, and was raised on both coasts of the US. She is a versatile multi instrumentalist and band leader and as a vocalist, sings with a really fresh take on everything -jazz standards , R&B or blues. After performing for years in Kumamoto, Japan and throughout New England, Taren has happily moved back to ruggedly beautiful Sou’west Nova Scotia .

Originally from Massachusetts Duncan J. Draper lived in Northern California for 25 years and was a go-to -accompanist for modern dance companies and dance schools in the SF bay area. He incorporates his knowledge of piano ,percussion, acoustic bass and other instrumentation in his performances. He is delighted to discover that Greg Mazel and Taren Yelle, both world class musicians, could collaborate to form this new jazz trio.

JAMES STEVENSON BLUES BAND

JAMES STEVENSON – Guitar

James plays guitar with ease and grace in many genres from country, gospel to jazz. He has been recognized for his capabilities by a wide variety of audience at many events over the years. Born into a musical family in Annapolis Royal in 1940, he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 13.

CALEB MILES – Guitar

Since moving to the Annapolis Valley in 2005, Caleb Miles has established himself on the local scene as a formidable guitarist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, his stylistic diversity is displayed on three self-produced cds (Brickyard Road, Memory Well, and Strange Weather), blending blues, folk, country, roots-rock and pop.

DUNCAN DRAPER – Drums

 

 

ECLECTICA – Swing!

GEORGE SLOANE (Guitar) & ALEX CONSTABLE (Sax) will be performing on the street in front of King’s Theatre from 6:00pm – 6:45pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAROLYN BUCK – Celtic fiddle

DAVID CHAMBERLAND – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Carolyn & David will be performing on the deck from 6:45-7:30pm.

Carolyn Buck is a fiddler based in Bear River, Nova Scotia.  She has been playing celtic/traditional music for 18 years and forms part of the band Dulaman, also based in the Digby and Annapolis Royal area. Classically trained and a music teacher for almost 40 years, she is now enjoying an expanded repertoire that includes blues, bluegrass and pop accompaniment.

”Born and raised in Sherbrooke, Québec, David Chamberland has been performing since the age of fourteen. Always with energy and humour, this performer is known for connecting with his audience. Inspired by the people and the landscape of Nova Scotia, the province which has been his home for five years, David delivers an acoustic groove with warm vocals influenced by many musical genres.”

 

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General Ticket Price: $32

Member Price: $28

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

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