May 22

The Last Word for May 18, 2016

May 22, The DieMahler Quartet, St Michael’s Church, Chemainus, 2 p.m.

• May 22, The DieMahler Quartet, St Michael’s Church, Chemainus, 2 p.m. Featuring superb violinist Pablo Diemecke’s “full, rich tone allied to impeccable intonation and dexterous finger work,” the quartet will perform virtuoso classical and romantic works. Two opera singers will add a sparkle to the afternoon with their three beautiful vocal selections. Tickets are $20 at the door; $5 for under 18 year-olds; $17 in advance at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Valley Vines to Wines, Mill Bay; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Chemainus Festival Inn or by phoning 250-748-8383. More information at chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca

• May 22, Tom Vickery and friends, The Crofton Jazz Series, Crofton Hotel Pub, 2 – 5 p.m. Combine the percussive playing of pianist Tom Vickery with the polyrhythmics of a conga-drum kit melange (Pat Murphy & James McRae), add vibes (Doug Farr), guitar (Cliff Maddix) and bass (Rob Johnson), and you’ve got a tasty afternoon of spicy Latin-jazz gumbo. Crofton Hotel Pub at 1534 Joan Ave. Admission $10. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel.ca.

• May 29, The LaFF Third Annual Golf Tournament, Cottonwood Golf Course, 3 p.m. An afternoon of fun on the greens and after for a delicious Bar-B-Que at the Cottonwood Golf Course….all supporting children and families in the community. Sponsorship opportunities still available and items for the silent auction, as well as prizes for our golfers, gratefully accepted. Info at familyandfriends.ca.

• May 6-28, Harvey, The Chemainus Theatre Festival, The Chemainus Theatre Festival presents Broadway’s charming comedy of errors, Harvey, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mary Chase. The 1940s story is a terrific work of imagination that asks the audience “what is normal, really?”. Reserve a seat by calling the box office at 1-800-565-7738, or online at chemainustheatre.ca.

• June 26, Dreamtime Sound Journey, 7 p.m., Seaside Yoga Studio 9949 Cedar Street, Chemainus. This event will weave together sacred sound to soothe, relax and transform. Native flute and drum, voice, Tibetan singing bowls, and various other harmonic instruments will take you on a healing journey with sound healers Ed Peekekoot, Alison Etter, Jill Shatford and Jonathan Beals. Tickets $20 in advance at The Owl’s Nest, 9752 Willow Street, Chemainus or Ten Old Books at the Duncan Garage; $25 at the door (doors open at 6:30 p.m.; participants are asked to be settled by 7 p.m.). More information at 250-324-3040.