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collapse Friday, December 08, 2017
Holiday Market Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
Dec. 8 - 17 (except 11th), 10-6:00. Dickens style experiential faire, includes make-it-and-take-it workshops and special events every day, for all ages. The Gibsons Public Market is transformed into a magical Victorian village.

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PR - Seasonal Social
Time:2:00 PM
Location:ARC Community Centre, 7055 Alberni Street, Powell River
Cost:na
A fun-filled afternoon of festive cheer. Come enjoy some light refreshments. Make some new friends and share a few laughs as we celebrate community.

Pender Harbour Christmas Boat Parade
Time:6:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour
Cost:na
Boaters: 5:30 assembly at Madeira Park Wharf. Spectators: Find a good vantage point on shore, bring your camera, and dress warmly! Boats will tour around Pender Harbour: departing Madeira Park Wharf 6pm - Hospital Bay - Duncan Cove - Irvines Landing - Lee Bay - Whiskey Slough - Madeira Park Wharf.

Handel's Messiah, Part One
Time:7:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Rd
Presented By:The Coast Messiah Choir
Cost:$20 general admission presales; $25 at the door
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Gibsons, Sechelt Visitor Centre or by contacting coastmessiahchoir@gmail.com
Contact:David Poon
Join the Coast Messiah Choir for two special performances of Handel's Messiah, Part One! On December 15, in addition to Messiah performed with string quartet and continuo, we'll be presenting multiple settings of the matins responsory, O magnum mysterium, Corelli's Christmas Concerto, and sing-along Christmas carols.

Family Dance
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$10 per adult (over 15)
Tickets:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings/
Contact:Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
We challenge you to keep your body still, with the Knotty Dotters Marimba Band playing, and gumboot dance instruction. Cold drinks provided. All welcome for some wholesome fun and exercise as we approach the holidays. info@gibsonspublicmarket.com

PR - O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave, PR
Presented By:James and Jamesy
Cost:$13-$26
Tickets:Old Courthouse Inn, The Peak and online
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://ochristmastea.brownpapertickets.com
Outrageously funny, brilliantly inventive comedy. When catastrophe strikes at a Christmas party, friends try to find innovative and hilarious solutions to save the day. "A masterpiece of physical comedy" featuring charismatic international comics James and Jamesy. All ages.

Friday Night Jamboree
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba
with Stereo Steves Stevo Jack Knouff Sully Messner Joshua Wood

PR - Sam Hurrie Band
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, 6251 Yew Street, Powell River
Cost:$10 cover
With Dennis Fox/Neko

collapse Saturday, December 16, 2017
Halfmoon Bay: Annual Breakfast with Santa
Time:9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:Halfmoon Bay Community School, 8086 Northwood Rd
Cost:$6 to attend, or $20 for a family of 2 adults & 2 children
Bring the kids for a photo with Santa, and enjoy breakfast for a great cause. Proceeds and donations go to Halfmoon Bay Community School, Halfmoon Bay Community Association and the Food Bank. Donations of dry goods for the food bank.

Festive Sale at the Art Building
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:na
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Dec 16-17. Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4. Late shoppers, this one is for you. Quirky, Tasty, UniQue with a touch of Vintage. The Festive Sale is very fun to browse and find unique handmade or vintage presents. It is a cornucopia all beautifully displayed with the tasty cafe for treats as you shop.

PR - End of Season Pottery Sale
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Earth Inspirations Pottery, 6820 Cranberry St Powell River
Cost:na
Web Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Inspirations-Pottery
Dee invites you to visit the gallery for a end of season 50% off sale. The idea is to clear out this years stock to make room for all new ideas and designs. Here is your opportunity to pick up some last minute gifts at great prices.

Harbour Gallery Christmas Sale
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12954 Gonzales Rd. Madeira Park
Cost:free
All painting prices reduced for the month of December.

Award Ceremony for Banner Project
Time:12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Awards Ceremony for the 2018 Banner Project selects from SC Elementary Schools

Off The Page
Time:1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Presented By:Heritage Playhouse Productions
Cost:By Donation at the door
Contact:Heritage Playhouse
Phone:604.886.8998
A monthly Play Reading Series hosted by Heritage Playhouse and Coast Actors. There will be an audience talkback following the reading. Support professional theatre on the sunshine coast and become part of the process. visit heritageplayhouse.com

4th Annual Free Public Skate
Time:1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Arena
Cost:free
Skates will be provided. Come enjoy a Free Hot Dog, Hot Chocolate and afternoon with your family.

'A Winter Walk' Christmas Concert with Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Cost:By Donation
Phone:604.886.4722
Let us take you on an 'imaginary' walk through an old-fashioned Christmas village, with 4-part a Capella carolling at each 'stop'.

Carol Singalong
Time:2:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Church, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Favourite carols, stories & refreshments

Live Music with the Beachcomber Ukulele Group
Time:2:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na

Young Artists Awards Reception
Time:2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Reception for participant of Young Artist Awards displaying art work created outside of school by young artists 5-18 years of age.

Tree and Wreath Auction
Time:4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:0
Tickets:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings/
Contact:Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
Place your final bids on the inventively built and decorated trees and permanent wreaths - they are all beauties - some useful year-round. All proceeds to support the production of the Holiday Market Faire at this unique Dickensian-style fair and programming at the Market. Get into the true holiday spirit - whatever holiday you celebrate. info@gibsonspublicmarket.com

Ron Campbell at the Backeddy
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Backeddy Pub, Egmont
Presented By:Backeddy Pub
Cost:No Cover!
Contact:Ron Campbell
Phone:604.414.4544
Email:ronc@ronc.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/roncampbellmusic
Solo acoustic Blues 'n Jazz

Winter Soltice - Christmas Potluck Dinner
Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gambier Hall
Cost:bring a food dish to share

Joshua Wood
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Mad Park Bistro, 12808 Madeira Park Rd
Cost:na
From Vancouver BC’s indie punk outfit Devil In The Wood Shack; Joshua Wood is shedding his skin and standing alone for the first time.

What Sweeter Music
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:by donation
Contact:Sheila Tyner
Phone:604.885.0574
Email:edalamram@dccnet.com
The Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir presents selections of sacred and Christmas music. Come to listen and be prepared to sing along to some holiday favorites. Admission by donation

The Nutcracker
Time:8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:Coasting Along Theatre Soceity
Cost:$29, general, $19 10 and under
Tickets:Gourmet Girl, Pier 17 Davis Bay
Contact:Kathleen Holmes
Phone:604.989.6050
to Dec 19th. 6th annual presentation of The Nutcracker! 100% live on stage at Raven's Cry Theatre Guest Artists from around the globe, along with the talent from the Sunshine Coast coastingalongtheatre.org

The Song Butchers butcher Christmas
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion (lounge)
Presented By:Gibsons Legion (lounge)
Cost:$10.00 ($5 Members)
Tickets:Gibsons Legion (lounge)
What songs do you want for Christmas? Just ask the Butcher’s Jukebox. Over a hundred songs and always growing. Come dance and sing along to Christmas songs you didn't even know you knew. facebook.com/songbutchersyeah

Nice it Up 4! Xmas Version
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members, $15 guests
with selectors; Self Evident, Riddim Fernandez, HolAgram. Reggae Dub Dancehall Ragga Bass Jungle

PR - Subterranean Sound Sessions - Vol.1
Time:9:00 PM
Location:McKinney's Pub, 6251 Yew St, Powell River
Cost:$10 at the door
An evening of forward thinking bass music featuring Dissociate and INTRiKeT of Vancouver's Turu Crew. Also Slater and Solvent Sound.

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PR - Powell River Jingle Jog 2017
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Willingdon Beach, 4845 Marine Ave
Cost:$10/person $20/family
The Brooks PE classes will be hosting our 8th Annual Jingle Jog event on Sunday Dec 17th at Willingdon Beach in Powell River. This 5 km fun run / walk has raised over $15,000 for our local Food Bank in the past 7 years and has become a popular tradition in the lead up to the holiday season.

Holiday Hustle 5k/2k
Time:9:30 AM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Athletics
Cost:$15 by Dec 2, $20 Dec 3-16, $25 day of race. Discount for youth and families.
Tickets:http://www.sunshinecoastathletics.org/hh5k/
Contact:Teresa & Larry Nightingale
Phone:604.885.8849
Sixth annual run with a musical and Christmas theme. Fundraiser for the high school running teams, and for the Elves Club. Run, Walk or Dance-Walk! Music, Food, Prizes and Fun for the entire family. Choose 5k or 2k. Live music by Arbutus Sounds Chorus.

Swap til You Drop
Time:1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:1495 Margaret Rd, Roberts Creek
Cost:na
a fun filled afternoon of swap shopping. Bring items that you wish to re-home and bags for yourself to bring your new found treasures in. (clean, washed, clothes, shoes, fashion accessories, beauty products, home décor etc.

PR - Annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-along
Time:2:00 PM
Location:The Patricia Theatre 5848 Ash Avenue, Powell River
Cost:Admission by donation.
Email:thepatricia@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://www.patriciatheatre.com
With Santa & Mrs. Claus and Songleader Roberta Pearson & Organist Jim Dickson on our Theatre Organ.

Sweet Scarlet Winter Songs
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
This delightful Vancouver-based a cappella group was a major hit at the 2016 Kathaumixw Choral Festival. Their concert will be a perfect way to launch the festive Christmas season.

Auditions: Singers & Actors for The Funtastics 2018 Production
Time:2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Seniors Centre
Presented By:The Funtastics
Cost:Free
Contact:Verna Chan, Musical Director
Email:vernachan@telus.net
This is a non-profit production; fundraiser for the Seniors Centre. Singers: The "theme" this year is Hollywood Musical so bring your favorite song. We're looking for solo, duo or group numbers and anyone who may also be interested in being part of a chorus! Please bring a prepared song (3 minute maximum) with sheet music (if possible) and be prepared to sing without accompaniment for the audition. Actors, please come prepared with a short scene to read, either individually or as a group, 2-3 minutes in length. Auditions will be held on a first-come basis - come early and sign in! Rehearsal Commitment: Jan - Mar, Thursdays 7 pm - 9 pm; Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm Performance Dates: Mar. 23, 24, 25

What Sweeter Music
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir
Cost:by donation
Contact:Sheila Tyner
Phone:604.885.0574
Email:edalamram@dccnet.com
The Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir presents selections of sacred and Christmas music. Come prepared to listen and to sing along to some holiday favorites. Admission by donation

'A Winter Walk' Christmas Concert with Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt
Presented By:Arbutus Sounds Chorus
Cost:By Donation
Phone:604.886.4722
Let us take you on an 'imaginary' walk through an old-fashioned Christmas village, with 4 part a Cappella carolling at each 'stop'.

Santa Arrives in Garden BAy
Time:6:00 PM
Location:13303 Deller Rd, Garden Bay
Cost:na
more info phfire@dccnet.com

Parade of Lanterns
Time:6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:0
Contact:Gibsons Public Market
Phone:604.886.8814
Web Link:http:///
All are invited to join the walking parade of lanterns, to mark the coming winter solstice. We leave the Gibsons Public Market at 6 pm, travel along the waterfront and through a flat 10-minute forest path, returning to the Market just before 7:00 pm. Bring a lantern or flashlight. gibsonspublicmarket.com/happenings, info@gibsonspublicmarket.com

PR - Tom Holliston and Selina Martin
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Red Lion Pub, 5987 Lund Street, Powell River
Cost:by donation
Tom Holliston is associated with Nomeansno, The Hanson Brothers and Showbusiness Giants. Selina Martin fuses pop, art-rock and cabaret. Her music has been described as "sneaky beautiful " and " sharp as shards".

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Annual Christmas Lunch
Time:1:00 PM
Location:Harmony Hall, Gibsons
Cost:$10
Phone:604.886.3980
Bring small wrapped gifts for the draw.

collapse Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Sunshine Coast 2025
Time:6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:$10
Tickets:share-there.com
A TEDx style presentation covering 75 interesting (possibly outrageous) ideas for a vibrant, sustainable, prosperous, and inspiring region within the next decade. Presented by Sunshine coast author, Researcher, thinker, & resident: Dr. Chris Hergesheimer

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Cocktails & Stocking Stuffers
Time:6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$25 +GST includes refreshments, scrumptious appetizers and more
Art meets Chocolate is excited to organize the first "Cocktails & Stocking Stuffers" evening of seasonal mingle and last minute shopping in a fun cheerful holiday ambience.

The Nadeau Ensemble: Solstice
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$25, $30 at the door
Tickets:share-there.com or 604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Be part of a new tradition and join the Sunshine Coast Arts Council at their first Winter Solstice Harp concert. Features Janelle Nadeau on pedal harp and vocals and Joaquin Ayala performing a special collection of rare instruments dating back to the 9th century.

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Psychic Reading by Elizabeth Candlish
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Create, 5677 Cowrie St. Sechelt BC
Presented By:Create
Cost:20 mins - $50 40 mins - $85 One Question - $25
Contact:Create - Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:kjlove@telus.net
Wondering what 2018 will bring? Get your reading done by the amazing Elizabeth Candlish - unbelievably accurate. By appointment only - 604.741.0422 to book.

PR - Many Handed Makers Debut
Time:3:00 PM
Location:6336 Burnaby Street, Powell River
Cost:na
Many Handed Makers is a group of artsy individuals who create, collaborate and foster artistic endeavours. This gathering will be a debut of current members and provide a call to artists who would like to be a part of the group. If you like or make art, come check it out.

Christmas Carol Fest
Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:donation to the food bank and/or $5
Featuring Susan Rule reciting 'Twas the Night Before Christmas', a live harp performance, festive refreshments, and an exhibition of creative works by The Landing Artists.

Psychic Reading by Elizabeth Candlish
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:'Create', 5677 Cowrie St. Sechelt
Presented By:Create
Cost:20 mins - $50 40 mins - $85 One Question - $25
Contact:'Create' - Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Wondering what 2018 will bring? Get your reading done by the amazing Elizabeth Candlish - unbelievably accurate. By appointment only - 604.741.0422 to book.

PR - Merry Bassmas
Time:9:30 PM
Location:Westview Zoo Bar and Grill, 4463 Marine Drive, Powell River
Cost:$5 cover
Rad beats of junk, Big T and Shelfish Frenchmen. Live music from Terraplane Drivers.

collapse Saturday, December 23, 2017
Harbour Gallery Christmas Sale
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:12954 Gonzales Rd. Madeira Park
Cost:free
All painting prices are reduced for the month of December.

Psychic Reading by Elizabeth Candlish
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Create, 5677 Cowrie St. Sechelt BC
Presented By:CREATE
Cost:20 mins - $50 40 mins - $85 One Question - $25
Contact:Create - Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Wondering what 2018 will bring? Get your reading done by the amazing Elizabeth Candlish - unbelievably accurate! By appointment only. Phone to book. Makes a great Christmas gift!

Sing-along Messiah
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Indian Band Hall 5432 Xenichen Ave
Presented By:The Coast Messiah Choir
Cost:$20 general admission presales; $25 at the door
Tickets:Laedeli Gifts, Gibsons, Sechelt Visitor Centre or by contacting coastmessiahchoir@gmail.com
Contact:David Poon
On December 23rd, celebrate the season with a sing-along Messiah with the Coast Messiah Orchestra, solos from the choir, and YOU! Messiah scores can be preordered for $15 at coastmessiahchoir@gmail.com or purchased for $20 at the door.

Jamaican Dance Party
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$5 members; $10 guests
doors 8pm. Monty Montego and the Rocksteady Crew

collapse Sunday, December 24, 2017
Native Drumming Circle
Time:4:00 PM
Location:St Hilda's Anglican Church, Sechelt
Cost:na
4th Sunday of each month. Led by Terry Aleck the beloved Coyote. Bring your drum, shaker and songs.

collapse Monday, December 25, 2017
Roberts Creek Community Christmas Dinner
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:a dish of food to share
details to come

collapse Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Writer's Open Mic Night
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:The Arts Building
Cost:Free
Contact:Weegee Sachtjen
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:www.artsbuilding.org
Last Wednesday of the month. Open to all levels, all genres and even works in progress. Each writer will have five minutes to share their latest work, listen to others and get to know and network with other writers on the Coast.

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Spin-in at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Time:10:00 AM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
Cost:na
Phone:604.883.2380
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
Last Thursday monthly. SC Spinners & Weavers Guild gather in the studio to spin and share information, non-Guild members welcome. Info: http://fibreworksgallery.com

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Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market 473 Gower Point Rd Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:no admission
Contact:Dana Sauer
Phone:604.886.8814
Charlotte plays for you in the atrium at the Gibsons Public Market. While you listen, enjoy house made soups, rustic sandwiches, comfort classics & appies paired with local libations by Emelle's (licensed) Bistro. Check out this wonderful new community hub! gibsonspublicmarket.com/

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PR - A Candle Lit New Years Eve
Location:Laughing Oyster, Lund
Cost:$45
Tickets:reservations 604.483.9775
Music by the Devon Hanley Sam Hurrie Band. 2 seatings call for info.

Friends of the Gallery (FOG) intake
Time:10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Friends of the Gallery intake for FOG exhibition, Jan 3 - 28 '18. Any member of the SC Arts Council can bring in one work of art completed during 2017. Maximum size of artwork is 24" x 36".

New Year's in the Creek - Community Potluck & Jam
Time:7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:by donation
Family friendly licensed event for the community sponsored by the Roberts Creek Legion.Hosted by the Jeevious Family, live music, community potluck - feel free to bring some finger foods / desserts, whatever you love!

PR - New Years Eve 'A Trip Around The World'
Time:7:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location:McKinney's Pub and Eatery
Presented By:McKinney's Pub
Cost:$30.00
Tickets:McKinney's Pub. Tickets available Tues to Sat 3pm-1am
Contact:Cris Greenwell
Phone:Home 604.485.0445 cel 604.223.4131
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/wildwoodssocialclub/
Doors 7:30pm, band 9pm. World music dance party with The Wild Woods Social Club - an 8 piece band playing gypsy, reggae, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and ska music. Late night appy's from around the world. It’s going to be fun!

PR - New Year's Eve Party
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Red Lion Pub, 5987 Lund St, Powell River
Cost:$20 includes food, snacks, bubbly and door prizes
Tickets:Red Lion and Base Camp
Live music and DJ

New Years Eve with Playback
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Legion
Cost:$25 members, $30 guests
Tickets:Gibsons Legion 604.886.2411
Doors 8pm, food buffet, champagne at midnight

PR - New Year's Eve Bash
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Carlson Community Club 4463 Joyce Ave, Powell River
Cost:ask at door
Tickets:at the door
With Moonshine High

New Year's at the Lighthouse Pub
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Lighthouse Pub, 5764 Wharf Rd, Sechelt
Cost:Free
with DJ Saxophin. Prizes, countdown, champagne at midnight.

New Years Eve at Leo's w Funktete !
Time:9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location:Leo's Restaurant, Gibsons Landing
Cost:$80
Contact:Leo's Restaurant
Phone:604.886.9414
There's a Party Goin On... at Leo's ! Celebrate New Years Eve, with a 5 course dinner, midnight champagne toasts and... FUNKTETE !, for your listening and dancing pleasure. The band plays from 9pm to 1am. get your tickets soon!

NYE 2018
Time:9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$10 members; $20 guests of members
Tickets:pre sales at the Legion only
Presented by Project Future. Dress in your best or wear your sweats! We've assembled a local crew of your fav selectors, Cronneloctopus ( El Pulpo), The Funkdealer (Hol/\gram), Buzy B, Octivate, Bridge, & Mieke Jay on visuals.

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Polar Bear Swims
Location:Armours Beach, Gibsons : Davis Bay : Seafarer's Park, Pender Harbour : Willington Beach, Powell River
Cost:free
check for times in local areas

Hair of the Dog Day
Time:11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden
Cost:By donation
Tickets:n/a
Phone:604.740.3969
Email:info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org
Ring in the New Year with a walk around the Garden with your favourite four-footed friend. One of only a few days each year that well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome in the Garden, this is a great way to start 2018.

Gibsons Polar Bear Swim
Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Armours Beach, Gibsons
Presented By:RCMSAR 14 and Gibsons Marine Rescue Society
Cost:None
Contact:Tess Huntly
Phone:604.374.5168
Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim at Armours Beach. Certificates for all who complete the swim. Free hot chocolate and prizes for best costume.

Lights of Life
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Mission Point, Davis Bay
Cost:na
Lighting of the Memories. Light a light to remember a life, love or friend. Presented by Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.

collapse Saturday, January 06, 2018
Songs for a New Day
Time:4:30 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Join Vocal Intent in an informal concert. More info : vocalintent.ca

collapse Sunday, January 07, 2018
Reception for FOG exhibit
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:NA
Contact:Sheenah Main
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Opening Reception for Friends of the Gallery annual exhibition.

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PR - Banff Mountain Film Festvial
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Brooks Secondary, Powell River
Cost:tba
Contact:Jim Palm
Phone:604.483.3171
January 12-13. "the world's best mountain films."A different lineup of films each night.

collapse Saturday, January 13, 2018
Book Faire Donations
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na

PR - Kiwanis Club Giant Book Sale & Marmalade
Time:10:00 AM
Location:4943 Kiwanis Ave. Powell River
Cost:na

Peanut Butter & Jam Foodbank Fundraiser
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

collapse Thursday, January 18, 2018
Armchair Travel
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Botanical Gardens, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Bill Terry will present pictures and anecdotes from his latest travels.

PR - Moira Hopfe-Ostensen, piano
Time:7:30 PM
Location:James Hall, Powell Rive Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano St
Cost:$18, students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher
Phone:604.485.9633

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Poetry Out Loud w/Lucia Misch & Jillian Christmas
Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (5714 Medusa) Sechelt
Presented By:Sunday in the Park with Pride Society
Cost:$10 suggested donation
Tickets:door
Contact:Laurie Lesk
Phone:604.740.8110
Doors 7:00pm. Award-winning performance poets hit the stage with their potent wordplay. prideguide.ca/calendar/

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Inspirations, Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:na
featuring a fashion show, valuable prizes and more! If you are getting married on the Sunshine Coast, this is one event you do not want to miss

Opening Reception: 'Towards Light' / 'Elemental Landscapes'
Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Opening reception for exhibitions 'Towards Light' by Lil Chrzan and 'Elemental Landscapes' by Judy Witheford. Exhibition closes Monday Feb 12.

Arts Birthday
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:by donation
Transform yourself through Art's Birthday! A worldwide celebration of Art. Sechelt's offering for the occasion will include a song circle, poets, sound art and general art fun. More info artsbirthday.net.

Citizen Jane with Early Spirit
Time:7:45 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
details to come

The Burying Ground
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:$8 members; $15 guests of members

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Open Mic Sundays
Location:Map Park Bistro, Madeira Rd and Hwy 101
Cost:na
Every other Sunday to end of April. Feb 4, 18, Mar 4, 18, Apr 1, 15, 29. If you would like to use the bistro as a launching pad for new material or old favourites please contact us at the bistro and let us know what Sunday works for you. 604-883-2223

The Myth of Parzival
Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:SC Botanical Gardens Pavilion, Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$20
Tickets:Elizabeth 604.885.8845
A Knight of King Arthur's Round Table - join storyteller and British Actor, Olivia Olsen, in a one-woman, 3 hr performance.

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:tba
details to come

CRS: Alexander Weimann, harpsichord & the Pacific Baroque Players
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:Single Tix $25; student $10
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
The Coast Recital Society presents an early music concert featuring the Pacific Baroque Players with harpsichordist/artistic director Alexander Weimann in a program of music by Bach and Telemann.

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Driftwood Players AGM
Time:7:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Heritage Playhouse
Cost:na

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ARTESIA Coffee House
Time:8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door
Email:artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web Link:http://suncoastarts.com
4 acts of local live music and poetry, treats and a slideshow of past performers. Watch for details.

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Roberts Creek Community Pot Luck
Location:Roberts Creek Hall
Cost:bring a dish to share
details to come

Met Opera: Puccini's Tosca via satellite
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Raven's Cry Theatre 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt
Cost:$24 General; $20 Senior/Student General
Tickets:at the theatre
Phone:604.885.4597
Web Link:http://ravenscrytheatre.com
Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

Book Faire Donations
Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na

PR - Met Opera: Puccini's Tosca
Time:10:00 AM
Location:Max Cameron Theatre, 5400 Marine Ave, Powell River
Cost:$27
Tickets:Online, at the door 30 min. before the show
Phone:604.483.3900
Web Link:http://maxcamerontheatre.ca
Emmanuel Villaume conducts a new staging of Puccini's dramatic tragedy. Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star as Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

Mid Winter Chamber Music Weekend in Pender Harbour
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
Four outstanding musicians - Terence Tam, violin; Yariv Aloni, viola; Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, cello and Lorraine Min, piano Two concerts - Sat. Jan. 27 and Sun. Jan. 28, both at 2 PM

Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market 473 Gower Point Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:no admission
Contact:Dana Sauer
Phone:604.886.8814
Charlotte plays for you in the atrium at the Gibsons Public Market. While you listen, enjoy house made soups, rustic sandwiches, comfort classics & appies paired with local libations by Emelle's Bistro. Come down and check out this wonderful new community hub! gibsonspublicmarket.com/

Jazz Series 'Kestra'
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$20
Tickets:gibsonspublicmarket.com
KESTRA plays almost entirely original music from Bebop to Bossa and from Swing to Blues. Featuring some of the top musicians on the Sunshine Coast. Ken Grunenberg - Saxophones Steve Giltrow - Guitars Tammy Clowers - Bass Regan Haydu - Drums

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Mid Winter Chamber Music Weekend
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
Four exceptional musicians - Terence Tam, violin; Yariv Aloni, viola; Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, cello; Lorraine Min, piano Two concerts: Saturday Jan. 27 and Sunday Jan. 28 - both at 2 PM

PR - Monthly Coffee House
Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Cranberry Hall, Powell River
Cost:at the door
Contact Scott 604.414.0423

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Feb 9-11. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Bob Marley Birthday Bash
Time:9:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Legion
Cost:tba

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Katrina Bishop
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park, Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
A respected Sunshine Coast-based musician, singer/songwriter Katrina Bishop plays the piano and guitar and combines Pop, Jazz, a little Celtic and a little country to create a memorable sound that is truly her own.

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Powell River Film Festival
Location:Patricia Theatre & other locations, Powell River
Cost:20% off passes before Dec 31st
learn more from prfilmfestival.ca

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Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival 2018
Time:1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$40, $30 Camra members
Tickets:http://www.persephonebrewing.com/
Web Link:http://www.persephonebrewing.com/
Join us in welcoming 17 of B.C's finest Craft Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries to our beautiful coastline as we raise money for our local non-profit partner, the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL). Don’t forget this is all happening while having some epic brews and enjoying the company of many other craft beer lovers!

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crs: Rolston String Quartet
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
The Coast Recital Society is delighted to present the winners of the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition in concert at the Raven's Cry.

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Sunshine Coast Burlesque Festival
Location:
Cost:tba
Watch for details

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Charlotte Wrinch
Time:2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market 473 Gower Point Rd
Presented By:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:no admission
Contact:Dana Sauer
Phone:604.886.8814
Web Link:http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/
Charlotte plays for you in the atrium at the Gibsons Public Market. While you listen, enjoy house made soups, rustic sandwiches, comfort classics & appies paired with local libations by Emelle's Bistro. Come down and check out this wonderful new community hub!

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CRS: Angela Hewitt, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
The Coast Recital Society is delighted to welcome back internationally renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt. Angela Hewitt last performed for the CRS in 2003. Angela Hewitt's performances leave audiences on the edge of their seats. - The New York Times

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Library
Cost:na
Mar 9-11. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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CRS: Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Time:2:30 PM
Location:The Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Presented By:The Coast Recital Society
Cost:$25 adult; $10 student
Contact:Koree Rogers
Phone:604.885.0991
Email:coastrecital@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://coastrecitalsociety.ca
The Coast Recital Society is delighted to present Quebec pianist Charles Richard- Hamelin. He was the silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian-Zimerman prize at the 2015 International Chopin Competition and won 2nd prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition. "His sense of time, his sense of harmony, above all his structural originalities are immensely sophisticated and daring." - the Globe and Mail

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Canadian music legend Shari Ulrich with Julia Graff and Ted Littlemore
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
The expression "music legend" is often bandied about casually but, in the case of Shari Ulrich, it hits the mark. Since the 1970's, her voice and her words have left an indelible mark on Canadian music and on several generations of devoted fans.

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Townsite Jazz Festival
Location:Townsite, Powell River
Cost:tba
Watch for details on this new Jazz Festival in Powell River. facebook: townsitejazz

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
April 6-8. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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4th Annual Mountain Grind
Location:Lions Park - Pender Harbour
Cost:$65 Early bird (before Jan 14) $85 to Mar 1; $99 to Apr 1. incl buffet dinner t-shirt and race medal $20 for dinner only
Tickets:register online @ mountaingrind.ca
Phone:604.894.0169
Challenge the race alone, or run with a group to motivate you throughout the course! This is a 10+ km “chip-timed” race (competitors race with a transponder that digitally records finish times), and teams are encouraged to enter (minimum 4 people).

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Fabulous Gypsy Jazz with Van Django
Time:2:00 PM
Location:School of Music, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour
Presented By:Pender Harbour Music Society
Cost:$25
Tickets:www.penderharbourmusic.ca; Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; Sechelt Visitor Centre
Web Link:http://www.penderharbourmusic.ca
Van Django presents high energy gypsy jazz played by four polished musicians who clearly love this music and want their audience to feel the same. Don't miss this final concert of the Pender Harbour Music Society's 2017/2018 concert season.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
May 11-13. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Pender Harbour Spring Concert
Time:2:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour School of Music
Presented By:Pender Harbour Choir
Cost:$20 (children under 12 free with accompanying adult)
Details to come

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
June 8-10. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 6-8. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
July 20-22. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 3-5. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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36th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Location:Festival Pavilion, Rockwood Gardents, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:tba
Tickets:Festival office, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:info@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://www.writersfestival.ca
Aug 16, 17, 18, 19. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Aug 17-19. Friday 1-5pm; Sat & Sun 10-3. Watch for special items on sale.

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Rogue Arts Festival
Time:5:00 PM
Location:Clarke Farm - Tyson Rd at Hwy 101, Wilson Creek, Sechelt
Presented By:Coast Rogue Arts Society
Cost:details to come
Tickets:roguefest.ca and @ gate
Email:contact@roguefest.ca
Web Link:For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.
Aug 24-26. A 3-day, outdoor, arts festival featuring over 70 musicians as part of the MainStage Series (including our Collective Sets featuring musicians playing together for the first time!), Human Foosball, the Rogue Art Gallery, the Workshop Series, the Creation Station, local food, installations, the Libation Station featuring micro-brews and ciders, and and AND….. the Rogue Arts Festival has a bit of something for everyone!

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Book Faire
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Sept 7-9. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3.

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Book Faire
Time:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Public Library
Cost:na
Oct 12-14. Friday 12-5pm; Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3.

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