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Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall

August 28–September 1

PG, mature theme, language may offend
Dir: Ken Loach, UK/Ireland, 107 min. Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott

“Jimmy’s Hall is a history lesson wrapped in a love story, tied with a bow of lyrical, unapologetical idealism. This gentle, richly filmed, fact-based drama uncovers a little-known chapter in Irish history, when a man named Jimmy Gralton opened a dance hall in
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Swordplay

Swordplay
Fencing training for actors in upcoming Hamlet production

Aug 29–30 & Sept 5–7
Cotton Park

Submitted by ACT

Two actors in Hamlet are opting for an extra touch of authenticity in ACT’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s most famous play. That touch of authenticity comes with a touch of steel.

Each week cast members of Hamlet have been meeting with the coaches of the UPEI fencing club to learn
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5th Art in the Open

5th Art in the Open
Public art festival in Charlottetown

Aug 29
Charlottetown

Art in the Open, Charlottetown’s public art festival, returns for its fifth year, with its main event taking place Saturday, August 29, from 4 pm to midnight. Over 30 projects will be exhibited in locations around the city, including parks (Victoria Park, Rochford Square, Connaught Square) and the plaza of the Confederation Centre of the
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Art in the Open

Art in the Open
Partnership with Samuel Holland 2015 produces theatre

Aug 29
Charlottetown

The Art in the Open Festival has partnered with Samuel Holland 250 to produce an outdoor, walk about theatre presentation that transports the audience back in time to explore the history of Samuel Holland. The interactive theatre experience will be presented in the front field of historic Victoria Park, free of charge,
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Costumes for the characters

Costumes for the characters
Pam Jewell and Helene LaPlante clothe Hamlet and ACT players

Aug 29, 30, & Sept 5–7
Robert Cotton Park

Pam Jewell stitches a brim onto a puffy hat made out of fabric striped in green, gold and black. She tries it on her own head for size and makes notes for alterations. It matches a long cloak nearby: “This was a set of curtains. I found them in a Goodwill store and brought them back to the
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Chromatrope

Chromatrope
Exhibition by Jessica Mensch opens on August 29

Aug 29–Jan 3
Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) opens a solo exhibition by Montreal painter and multimedia artist Jessica Mensch on August 29 in the Entrance Gallery. Titled Chromatrope, the show, which is part of the RBC Emerging Artist series, is also linked to the Art in the Open Festival through a gallery
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Art in the Open 2015

Art in the Open 2015
Line-up of artists and activities announced

Aug 29
Charlottetown

On August 29 from 4 pm until midnight, historic downtown Charlottetown will become an open air gallery by works of ephemeral public art. Art in the Open, a free contemporary art festival curated for the appreciation of art in its many forms, is returning for its fifth year.

Art in the Open runs from August 15 to 29 and will include
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Celebration of Crafts

Celebration of Crafts
Island artisans exhibit at Eptek Centre in Summerside

Until Aug 31
Eptek Centre

In recognition of national Craft Year 2015, Eptek Art & Culture Centre and the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council have joined in a partnership to host an exhibition of craft by Island artisans. All the work selected for the exhibition by the jury met the standards of the PEI Crafts Council. This is the fourth such
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Some Goings On

Treble at the Corner

Until Aug 25 (Tuesdays)
Orwell Corner Historic Village Treble with Girls (photo: Berni Wood)Orwell Corner Historic Village is pleased to be hosting "T [ ... ]

Comedy at The Whiskey

Open Mic with host Eric Payne Aug 7
The Whiskey Pub  Eric PayneThe Whiskey Pub and Kitchen will host its Open Mic Comedy night August 7 at 8 pm. [ ... ]

Jack Shadbolt exhibit

The 1964 Flag Mural and Canadian Flag Debate Until Sept 6
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Lester B. Pearson announces the winning flag design at a 1 [ ... ]

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Cornwall's own

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To the point

I’m Dining Out Here
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Join Second Chances Concert Band

Do you want to dust off your old instrument and return to playing in a conc...

Saturday Art Classes for Kids

Saturday Art Classes for Kids are held at Confederation Centre Art Gallery...

Contact East call for volunteers

Contact East, hosted by the Atlantic Presenters Association, is an annual p...

PEI Potters Studio 20th Anniversary Open House

This year the PEI Potters Studio will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the...

Fundraising Pottery Sale

The annual fundraising sale for the PEI Potters Studio will be held on Augu...

Submissions buttons

Confederation Centre Art Gallery is seeking artists to design art for the “...

PEI Military Family Resource Centre

Staff of the PEI Military Family Resource Centre (PEI MFRC) is on its secon...

Fun Days in the Park

North Rustico’s Seawalk Park now features a Welcome Centre, walkway through...

Bilingual Story Session

A half-hour session is offered for children ages 3–6 yrs and their families...

Garden of the Gulf Montague

Garden of the Gulf Museum in Montague offers children’s programming during...

Farm Camp in the City

International Sustainable Community Assistance assoc (ISCA) presents a summ...

Youth Capital Hockey Academy

The Atlantic Hockey Group (Xtreme Hockey) and the Jr A Capitals team up to...

New Seniors College courses

Online registration scheduled for September 12 Seniors College of PEI offer...

People’s Social Forum

On August 22 and 23, activists, students, and progressive peoples from the...

Ssscraffle

The Souris Striders Ski Club is holding a fundraising draw called Ssscraffl...

Youth work in Haiti

This fall, ISCA (International Sustainable Community Assistance) is offerin...

Island Nature Trust seeks nominations for the 2015 Angus MacLean Award

Island Nature Trust is seeking nominations for the 2015 Hon. J. Angus MacLe...

Mini Show & Shine

PEI motorcycle enthusiasts province-wide are invited to participate in a mi...

Government House bilingual guided tours

Government House is open for free, bilingual guided tours until the end of...

Acazing Talent Competition

The Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival has announ...

Backpacks for kids

Since 2003, Bell Aliant employees, retirees, customers and partners have pr...

DeGrowth Movement

Resource person, Bob Thomson will explore what DeGrowth could mean for PEI’...

Athena Class of 1975 Reunion

Athena Class of 1975 Reunion will be held at Belle Alliance Centre, Summers...

Sunday Afternoons at the Log Cabin

A large indoor yard sale/flea market will be held in the former Log Cabin M...

Diabetes Cash for Camp lottery

The Canadian Diabetes Association recently launched their second annual Cas...

The United Way of PEI Conducts Annual Survey

Focus on Families August 4 Deadline Fast Approaching Each year the Uni...

Fundraiser for International Assistance Dog Week

Elanco Canada Ltd is hosting a fundraiser for Dog Guides Canada. Bring your...

Seniors Secretariat seeking Members

The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat is inviting applications from community member...

Proportional Representation

The PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation will have its formation m...

Active Start at Miltonvale

Active Start Program at Miltonvale Community Park is a program put on by Go...

Multisport Program at Miltonvale

Kids can try sports with Multisport Program at the Miltonvale Community Par...

Live Performance Painting

Watch people of all ages create paintings in one hour on reused doors at th...

TD Summer Reading Club

Public libraries on Prince Edward Island are taking part in the Canada-wide...

Triathlon PEI

Triathlon PEI is also hosting the Three Rivers Triathlon in Brudenell on Su...

Drama classes

Bonshaw Young Players is a performing group for ages 5–16 that writes, dire...

Music Together Classes

Music Together Classes are held at The Guild in Charlottetown on Saturdays...

Child and Youth Mental Health

A Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health for adults and children will b...

Youth Sailing Lessons

Sailing lessons for children ages 8 to 17 are conducted by certified Sail C...

Virtues Children’s Class

Virtues Children’s Class, held on the first Thursday of the month (August 6...

Performing Arts Summer Camps

Confederation Centre of the Arts holds performing arts summer camps explori...

Visual Art Summer Camps

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown offers week-long art...

Confederation Players

The Confederation Players present guided walking tours of historic old Char...

Terry Fox Run

The Confederation Bridge, in partnership with The Terry Fox Foundation, has...

7th Annual MCPEI Charity Golf Tournament

When the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) holds its 7th Annual MCPEI Char...

Law Foundation funding deadline

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island has released its funding applica...

Be an In-School Mentor

Share your wisdom and life experience with a child who needs a friend. Sign...

Breast Cancer Retreat

19th Annual Breast Cancer Retreat open to those who have/have had the journ...

Art in the Open needs volunteers

Art in the Open, a free contemporary art festival curated for the appreciat...

Movies at the Courthouse

St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre in St. Peters Bay will present a summer movi...

Pop Up photography exhibition

Explore the photography by recent New Brunswick College of Craft & Desi...

Fringe Fest needs you

Calling all Island Fringe fans. The PEI Fringe Festival is now actively rec...

Maritime Modern Quilt Guild

Maritime Modern Quilt Guild PEI Chapter will meet August 27 at 7 pm at Barg...

Puppet Shows based on history of Eastern Kings

Free puppet shows for the whole family based on the history of the Eastern...

Tracadie Lions Summer Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday until August 30, there will be a Sunday Brunch at the Tracadie...

Hiroshima Day Memorial

A Hiroshima Day memorial will be held in Charlottetown on Thursday, August...

Navy League Cadets of PEI host Fundraisers

The 58 Hyndman Corps, Navy League cadets of PEI ages 9–12 will be hosting a...

Charlottetown Outdoor Adventure Camps

The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Dept is offering co-ed Outdoor Adven...

King’s Playhouse Theatre Camp

Children’s Theatre Camp run August at King’s Playhouse, Georgetown. These w...

Canadian Red Cross Camps

Canadian Red Cross Summer Water Safety Day Camps, unique to PEI, provide yo...

Stratford Summer Day Camp

The Town of Stratford offers a 10 week summer day camp for youth ages 8–12...

Motionball Marathon

A national fundraiser will extend its reach to Prince Edward Island this su...

Investing in Child and Youth

Registration is open for a symposium, Investing in Child and Youth Mental H...

Card Parties at Milton Community Hall

Card parties will be held on Thursdays at the Milton Community Hall until S...

3rd Annual Mini Barn Draw

The Brain Injury Association has launched the 3rd Annual Mini Barn draw. Th...

Soul Food

Soul Food is a unique monthly event that provides an opportunity to relax i...

Grief and Grieving support

A Grief and Grieving Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month...

Nature camps at Macphail

Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project offers summer week-long camps, S...

Learn and Play “en français” summer camp at UPEI

Canadian Parents for French PEI, in partnership with the UPEI Panther Acade...

Victoria Hall turns 100

The Victoria Hall, or Victoria Playhouse, is 100 years old in 2015. Help th...

Island Rock Camps

Summer day camps for ages 9–15 Local musicians Nikki Waite, Bruce Rooney an...

A Course in Miracles

A group meets for in-depth study and discussion of the text “A Course in Mi...

Restore an Acre project at Macphail Woods

Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project has launched a new initiative ca...

PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group, who...

Seniors Active Living Centre

Events continue at Seniors Active Living Centre at CARI Complex, UPEI: Augu...