Love is in the air, every sight and every sound… It’s almost Valentine’s Day everybody, which means amongst other things that those coupons you got during our fantastical sale last month are about to expire so come on in to Books & Co and buy something for that special someone in your life (which could be you! Go on, treat yourself). And not just is Valentine’s Day just around the corner, but we’ve got loads of cool things happening this month at Books & Co, Café Voltaire and ArtSpace!
Starting TONIGHT, February 8 at 6:30 pm (and going every Wednesday until the end of February) – ArtSpaceis hosting Graphic Novel Workshops for Teens (13 – 16). There are still a few spaces available, so just drop in. The cost for all 4 workshops is $50 and materials are supplied. For more information, please firstname.lastname@example.org
And TOMORROW, February 9 at 6:30 pm (and every Thursday until March 1st) – ArtSpace is hosting Graphic Novel Writing Workshops for Younger Writers (9 – 12). There are still a few spaces available, so just drop in. The cost for all 4 workshops is $50 and materials are supplied. For more information, please email@example.com (The first meeting will be in Café Voltaire but after that all the meetings will be in ArtSpace).
Tomorrow, Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm, ArtSpace is very pleased to welcome Yukon Slim! Brandon Isaak is coming to town to unveil his new album Bluesman’s Plea. An eclectic mix of Delta blues, country blues, gospel and ragtime, Bluesman’s Plea is “about the 3 greats, great vocals, great musicianship and great songwriting” – John Vermilyea, Blues Underground. Tickets are only $15 and are on sale now at Books & Co.
Then dust off the old didgeridoo or break out the bandura because it’s OPEN MIC NIGHT! This Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm, Café Voltaire is pleased to host another in its wildly popular Friday Night Mics Open Mic Nights. Come prepared to wow the crowd with your willow flute (or you know guitar or voice, we’re not picky) or drop in to listen to some of the best talent PG has to offer. As always this event is free.
And come in to Café Voltaire on Valentine’s Day (February 14) for a casually romantic evening of special desserts, candlelight, and soft music supplied by Sound Addiction Lite. It’s the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day, whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day together, your 5th Valentine’s Day together or your 50th Valentine’s Day together (couples celebrating other Valentine’s Days are also welcome).
Valentine’s Day is also a good time to present your special someone with tickets to some of the wonderful concerts and events happening around the city! You can really surprise your Honey-Bunny by getting him (or her) tickets to The Arrogant Worms Concert at ArtSpace on March 14! Just one month after Valentine’s Day, you’ll be laughing as you dance in your seat to the raucous and hilarious music of one of Canada’s best comedy bands. Tickets have just gone on sale (for only $30 each) and it’s going to be a sold out crowd, so pick yours up!
Books & Co also has tickets for An Evening of Musical Comedy starring Dawn Boudreau & Guests and hosted by Carter Horie on Saturday, February 18 in ArtSpace. Tickets are only $15.
Books & Co also has tickets to the Burns Lake Tragedy Fundraiser Dance happening at the Kinsmen Hall on Friday, February 24. Things kick off at 8:00 pm. There will be live music by Sound Addiction, a silent auction and a late night snack, so get your dancing shoes on and support our neighbours!
The Red Cedar Readers’ Club is CANCELLED on Tuesday, February 14 but meets again on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 pm.
Lastly, Jim Brinkman, owner & founder of Books & Co has felt strongly enough about the new proposed Coyotes Nightclub that he’s written letters of opposition to the City of Prince George and to the editor of the local daily newspaper. He feels that this nightclub is not the route the city should take to aid in downtown revitalization, and will be detrimental to any progress already made. He’s concerned that this nightclub will create all sorts of problems for the businesses and residents of this area. If you share his opinions, he’s asking that you send a letter of opposition to Jesse Dill at the City of Prince George - firstname.lastname@example.org
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