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Coldsnap Week: East Coast Kitchen Party
Friday January 26, 2018  |  7:30 PM
Ramada Hotel Ballroom, 444 George Street

Coldsnap is back! Enjoy Prince George's annual winter music festival with excellent acts from around the world. Tickets are $30 and available online or from Studio 2880 or Books & Company.

Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels. Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. These transplanted east-coasters have earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of- breath and hollering from their seats!

Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just two years ago, Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. While their pub shows have transformed into festival headlining gigs in a very short span of time, they are equally comfortable performing in both types of venues.

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Coldsnap Week: Folk Rockin' it at the Ballroom
Saturday January 27, 2018  |  7:30 PM
Ramada Hotel Ballroom, 444 George Street

Coldsnap is back for another year! Enjoy excellent concerts and a great environment throughout the week. Tickets are $30 and available online or at Books and Company or Studio 2880. This evening's performances will be lead by Digging Roots and Scenic Route to Alaska.

Juno-winning First Nations power couple Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta have built their sound on a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love. Digging Roots’ new song and video AK-47 has both, in spades. AK-47 packs the punch of Digging Roots’ live anthem Hwy 17, adding the romantic optimism of For the Light, the title track of their most recent album. Like the latter video, AK-47 articulates an aesthetic deeply rooted in human love, but takes the approach to a new level.

Substance and accessibility are often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more impressive when a band like Scenic Route to Alaska so effortlessly delivers ample doses of both.

The easygoing Edmonton-based trio, comprised of Trevor Mann on lead vocals and guitar, drummer Shea Connor, and bassist Murray Wood, effortlessly weaves catchy vocals and memorable melodies through rich arrangements – instantly engaging but begging to be heard again and again. It’s a coveted combination within the crowded sphere of indie rock – and one that’s rarely the product of anything but time, talent, and heaps of hard work. Of course, Scenic Route to Alaska are no strangers to any of those.

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DISTRICT 57 Tapestry Singers - Silent Auction and Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday January 27, 2018  |  5:30 PM - 9:30 AM
Hart Community Centre, 4900 Austin Rd W

DISTRICT 57 Tapestry Singers will present a special evening of musical entertainment that will include a Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction at the Hart Community Centre.
There will be door prizes, a gift basket raffle, and over 90 silent auction items that have been generously donated by our wonderful community.
All proceeds will be used to send the singers to The Edmonton Cantando Choir Festival in April 2018.

The dinner will be delicious and includes roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, potatoes, roast vegetables, three delicious salads, dinner rolls, and fabulous desserts. Vegetarian options are available.
Come out to get some great deals, have an awesome dinner, and listen to some beautiful music.

Tickets are $40 per person. Email Carolyn Duerksen at carolynduerksen@hotmail.com to buy your tickets.

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/875308872642746/

Thank you for your support!

Contact:  250-640-7703  |  carolynduerksen@hotmail.com
Coldsnap Week: Banjos and Cellos and Ukes, Oh My!
Sunday January 28, 2018  |  7:30 PM
Prince George Playhouse, 2833 Recreation Place

Coldsnap Music Festival is back for another year! Enjoy this concert with The Eisenhauers, James Hill and Anne Janelle, and an opening act by a local artist. Tickets are $30 and available online at Studio 2880 and Books & Company.

It has been said that all Canadian writing inevitably reflects the almost impenetrable vastness of the land and the great distances that separate us. If ‘The Road We Once Knew’ by the Eisenhauers, the husband and wife duo of Jeremy Eisenhauer and Sheree Plett Eisenhauer, is any indication, you’d be hard pressed not to come to the same conclusion about Canadian music. Simple, spare and heartbreaking in its directness, the concepts of distance, time and the wavering arcs of separation and reunion have rarely been as compellingly explored as they are in this powerful debut album. With its songs of loss, faith and the gratitude of renewal, ‘The Road We Once Knew’ is the perfect soundtrack for real people trying to live authentic lives.  Beautifully played, sung and executed, it is a testament to the healing power of music and the value of wisdom gained from experience.  The ‘Road We Once Knew’ is true soul music. Every word and note on it rings true. 

 Four strings and a favourite chocolate bar: that’s all James Hill (possibly the best ukulele player in the world) and Anne Janelle (a cellist of true beauty) had in common when they first met. It was more than enough. Today, they’re an award-winning, “utterly world-class” singer-songwriter-ukulele-cello duo (Paul Symes, The Blacksheep Inn). James grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele while Anne was exclusively a classical cellist. But the pair’s differences quickly became their biggest asset. The uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody. Like shadows and light in an old photograph, these contrasts are complementary. “We’re like a pair of dancers who can’t step on each other’s feet,” jokes James.

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Coldsnap Week: Coldsnap for Kids
Sunday January 28, 2018  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ramada Hotel Ballroom, 444 George Street

Coldsnap Music Festival is back for another year! Enjoy this special family-friendly concert with Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes. Tickets are just $6 and available online or at Books & Company or Studio 2880.

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Coldsnap Week: Regional Night at the Legion
Monday January 29, 2018  |  7:00 PM
Prince George Legion, 1116 6th Avenue

Coldsnap is back for another year! Enjoy music from regional performers, including Trina Chivalo, Adam Winn, Danny Bell Trio, and Far From Linear.

Admission is by donation.

Coldsnap Week: Roots and Grooves
Monday January 29, 2018  |  7:30 PM
St. Andrew's United Church, 3555 5th Avenue

Coldsnap is back for another year! Enjoy this concert featuring Roots & Grooves. Tickets are $20 and available online or at Studio 2880 and Books and Company.

Infamous folkie and young keyboard ace join forces for an intergenerational smorgasbord of roots, rhythm and groove!

What do you get when you combine a veteran roots artist with a rising star, seasoned expertise and youthful exuberance, old school groove with Broadway chops?

Rick and Nico blur all boundaries, in a word, they cook!

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Everyday Experts: Inside-Out Accordions
Monday January 29, 2018  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nechako Branch, Prince George Public Library, 6547 Hart Highway

Raghu will unlock the secrets of this mysterious instrument. Take a guided tour of the accordion's innards. Learn how it works and why.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 300  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Coldsnap Week: Boogie Woogie Gypsy Jazz and Blues
Wednesday January 31, 2018  |  7:30 PM
Prince George Playhouse, 2833 Recreation Place

Coldsnap Music Festival is back for another year! Enjoy this evening's concert featuring Blue Moon Marquee and A.J. Croce. 
Tickets are $30 and available online or at Books and Company and Studio 2880.

Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose foothills of Alberta, but currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea, British Columbia.

A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.

Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music. Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues ilk with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz tinged blues.

According to Willie Nelson, “A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!”    

A.J. Croce has been inextricably linked to a version of his own story by virtue of his name. He’s experienced a lifetime of comparisons to a father he lost at age two, whose music bears little resemblance to his own output yet still serves as a reference point despite the years that have passed and the many iconic mentors who have stepped in to offer their counsel, creativity, and endorsement throughout his long career.

It’s curious that it now feels necessary to include the reference, as enough time has passed that a new generation of tastemakers and journalists might not know who Jim Croce was — that he was a golden-voiced everyman, a singer-songwriter-guitarist who died too soon, leaving one of pop music’s most beautiful and memorable ballads (written about a young A.J.) in his wake.

Croce the younger, on the other hand, is a piano man, first and foremost, and a vocal stylist second. His muted growl pulls from a host of American traditions and anti-heroes — it’s part New Orleans, part juke joint, part soul, but somehow evokes New York, a continuum where John Lurie meets Lou Reed. He is further a songwriter, driven by a personal muse, informed by a life on a boomerang of tragedy.

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Coldsnap Week: Regional Night at the Legion
Thursday February 1, 2018  |  7:00 PM
Prince George Legion, 1116 6th Avenue

Coldsnap Music Festival is back for another year! Enjoy this evening's concert by regional performers including Andrew Twining, The Alkemist, Kiera Dall'Osto, and Crowmarsh.
Admission is by donation.

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Coldsnap Week: Small Pipes and Big Voices
Friday February 2, 2018  |  7:30 PM
Prince George Playhouse, 2833 Recreation Place

Coldsnap Music Festival is back for another year! This evening's concert features Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald, Madison Violet, and a local opener (TBA).
Tickets are $30 and available online or at Books and Company or Studio 2880.

Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together, blending the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle, with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes. Combining their creative vision with influences from Old and New World Gaelic traditions, they create a powerful sound, heralded as “One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.”  – CBC Main Street (Nova Scotia, CAN). Since meeting at the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival, Ben and Anita have toured across North America and further afield, wowing audiences with their captivating blend of driving dance tunes and soulful Gaelic airs.  

Over the years, Madison Violet (Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac) have acquired many accolades, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year and a Critic’s Choice award from Country Music People’s Magazine. Their songs have received a mass of acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, the CBC, Maverick Magazine and NPR, and have earned the duo the Grand Prize in the 2010 Maxell John Lennon Song Writing Contest. Madison Violet were on Germany’s WDR’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’ as well as having song placements on various television shows. Their recent single ‘These Ships’ was released on one of the largest dance labels in the U.S., Ultra Records, and has garnered over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify already. Brenley and Lisa are singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, harmonizers, dog lovers, nature walkers, painters, tennis fanatics, amateur chefs. They have been described as pop, roots, indie, dance and Americana, but think that this quote sums them up best…”Madison Violet has suddenly appeared like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day.”

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Coldsnap Week: Electro-Traditional Dance Extravaganza
Saturday February 3, 2018  |  7:30 PM
Ramada Hotel Ballroom, 444 George Street

Coldsnap Music Festival is back for another year! Enjoy this concert featuring Mélisande and Ten Strings and a Goatskin.
Tickets are $30 and available online or at Studio 2880 and Books and Company.

Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, Mélisande unearths rare treasures that she adapts and presents with a feminist perspective and the distinctly modern sound of the band. Mélisande [électrotrad] offers an energetic blend of traditional music, pop and electro with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, vocal harmonies and programming. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, the group offers a fresh artistic proposal to the folk-world-trad music scene. Its first album Les métamorphoses (La Prûche Libre, 2014), greatly acknowledged by the critics, won a Canadian Folk Music Award and an Independent Music Award as well a being nominated at ADISQ. Since the release of the album, the band performed over 50 concerts in Canada, the United States, France and Australia.

Age-old entertainments–sitting around the fire, telling tales–can take on ever-new faces. Young acoustic power trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin from Canada’s Prince Edward Isle know this, transforming tradition with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humour. They’re inviting a new circle of listeners Auprès du Poêle (“around the woodstove”; release: June 12, 2016) for sometimes moody, sometimes high-energy set of original and traditional songs. Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI’s traditional music, Ten Strings and a Goatskin weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks, flirting with indie’s best moments.

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Doc Cinema: Last Train Home
Sunday February 4, 2018  |  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way

This documentary follows one family struggling to stay together despite changing attitudes towards traditions and cultural values.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 141  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Hedley with special guests Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams
Thursday February 8, 2018  |  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CN Centre, 1287 Ospika Blvd.

Hedley with Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams - Thursday, February 8, at the CN Centre!

Hedley hits the road on the Cageless Tour!

Contact:  1-888-293-6613  |  Visit Website
Theatre Northwest: Hedda Noir
Thursday February 15 - Sunday March 4, 2018
Theatre Northwest, #36-556 North Nechako Rd
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Thursday February 15, 2018
Friday February 16, 2018
Saturday February 17, 2018
Sunday February 18, 2018
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Thursday February 22, 2018
Friday February 23, 2018
Saturday February 24, 2018
Sunday February 25, 2018
Tuesday February 27, 2018
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Thursday March 1, 2018
Friday March 2, 2018
Saturday March 3, 2018
Sunday March 4, 2018

Tuesday-Saturday performances begin at 8pm. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday begin at 2:00pm.

One of theatre history’s greatest plays Hedda noir tells the story of a beautiful daughter of the late General Gabler, who returns from her honeymoon to confront the boredom and banality of married life in a world where her strength as a woman is not socially acceptable. When the re-appearance of an old flame of hers threatens her husband’s career prospects, Hedda, too proud to lose the only power she believes she can still wield, sets in motion a tragic series of events that builds to a climactic finish. In this new adaptation set in 1938 and with an exciting original design sourced from the Film Noir genre of that period this production of a playwright considered the greatest in history second to only to Shakespeare is a must see for any theatre goer.

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Northern Historical Conference
Friday February 23 - Saturday February 24, 2018
University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way
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Friday February 23, 2018
Saturday February 24, 2018

This is the second annual history conference at UNBC, hosted by the Northern Historical Student Society. Our theme this year is "Discovery." There will be presentations from scholars, community members, and students from all over BC, with a focus on Northern British Columbia. This conference provides excellent networking opportunities and an exciting chance to learn about history and share what you love.

Our keynote this year is Mica Jorgenson from McMaster University.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Teen Art Awards Presentation and Reception
Saturday February 24, 2018  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prince George Public Library - Downtown Branch, 888 Canada Games Way

All showcase entrants and their guests are invited to the reception in the Keith Gordon Room at the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
The Kiwanis Club of Prince George will present prizes in five categories including: most original, best use of materials, people's choice, best overall, and social commentary.
The Teen Artists program is open to all youth in Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, ages 12-18. One submission per artist. Art supplies are available through the Community Arts Council for any participating youth artist who does not have access to supplies.

Johnny Reid with special guests Glass Tiger
Thursday March 8, 2018  |  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CN Centre, 2187 Ospika Blvd.

Johnny Reid with his Big Band, The Soul Providers and special appearance by the Grammy nominated, JUNO Award winning group Glass Tiger - Thursday, March 8!

Chart-topping, multi-platinum, award winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid is embarking on the 2018 “Revival” National Tour. The JUNO and CCMA Award winning artist will headline multiple venues across the country in support of his soulful new album “Revival” available everywhere.

Contact:  1-888-293-6613  |  Visit Website
Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good
Wednesday March 28, 2018  |  7:30 PM - 10:45 PM
CN Centre, 2187 Ospika Blvd.

Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good LIVE IN CONCERT - March 28, 2018, at the CN Centre!

General Admission Floor - 19-years plus. All ages reserved seating in the bleachers.

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Theatre Northwest: The Best Brothers
Thursday April 12 - Wednesday May 2, 2018
Theatre Northwest, #36-556 North Nechako Rd
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Friday April 13, 2018
Saturday April 14, 2018
Sunday April 15, 2018
Tuesday April 17, 2018
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Thursday April 19, 2018
Friday April 20, 2018
Saturday April 21, 2018
Sunday April 22, 2018
Tuesday April 24, 2018
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Thursday April 26, 2018
Friday April 27, 2018
Saturday April 28, 2018
Sunday April 29, 2018
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Tuesday-Saturday performances begin at 8pm. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday begin at 2pm.

After losing their free-spirited mother in a freak accident involving a large drag queen named Pina Colada, brothers Kyle and Hamilton Best have to find a way to work together to make the final arrangements.  Polar opposites, Hamilton and Kyle are hampered by past resentments and the age-old sibling-rivalry question “Who did Mom love best?”

In this 2012 hysterical comedy by famed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor (whose play How it Works was one of TNW’s best attended shows!) two brothers reunite to gain a better understanding regarding their relationship with her, each other, and the family dog. A play for anyone who has had a mother, brother, or dog!

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