There’s a definite nip in the air and it’s snowing like crazy…in Mackenzie, but that doesn’t mean hot things aren’t happening at Books & Co in the next couple of weeks! We’ve got authors and parties and music and more!
TOMORROW: Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm we’ve got Bonita Forsyth, the fantastic children’s and young adult author who wrote the classic Snowboarding Bunny. Bonita will be reading from her wonderful new fantasy novel Fire, the sequel to her marvelous Ice.
Friday Night Mics is super psyched to present Folksinger Denis Straussfogel at 8:00 pm in Café Voltaire this Friday, October 28. Come out for a fantastic night of classic covers of fabulous folk music! As always this event is FREE.
Tickets are still available (but going fast) for the Navaz & Los Gringos show in Art Space on October 29 at 8:00 pm. All the way from Argentina to Iran, this show will blow you away with fantastic global music! Tickets are only $15 ($10 for students) and available at Books & Co right now!
If that’s not enough, Books & Co is having a Howling Halloween Party on October 30 at 2:00 pm in ArtSpace. There will be a special storytime, games, crafts and prizes for kids who come in costume!
But wait, that’s not all! Come on out for the special Warm-Up to Coldsnap Party on October 30th at 8:00 pm in ArtSpace. The entire Coldsnap 2012 Lineup will be announced and blues legend Colin Linden will provide a taste of the wonderful concerts coming up in the new year! Tickets are still available at Books & Co, but don’t wait to get them at the door or you might miss out on a fantastic night!
And if politics is your purview, Books & Co and Café Voltaire are hosting an all Candidates Forum focused on issues near and dear to our hearts: Arts Funding and Downtown Business Development on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm. Come in to find out each candidate’s ideas about how to keep the arts vital in Prince George and how to encourage people to shop, eat and just spend time downtown! There will be time for questions and a chance to talk to the candidates!
On Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am, local author Whisper Demoss is in to sign copies of her thrilling new book Escape from Manhattan. Drop by and learn about this death defying tale of mystery, adventure and one family’s travels from New York to Alberta after the towers fell on 9-11.
Starting on November 5 at 2:00 pm in ArtSpace (and continuing on every Saturday in November) Quesnel author and writing instructor Ed Zaruk is offering a series of writing workshops! Workshops are $15 each or $50 for all four ($10 each for students). Drop in for one or all! Topics include: Show Don’t Tell, How to Write Dialogue, Developing Characters with Emotion and Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way. For more information please contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 7 is a bit night in Café Voltaire and ArtSpace! Not only dies it see the return of Literary Karaoke at 7:00 pm, but Peter Katz will be upstairs for the Prince George leg of his “Live at the Music Gallery” CD/DVD release tour!
And we’ve got tickets for Joanna Chapman-Smith, the Canadian Songstress that CBC’s Q called “The slinky-voiced Canadian whose arch acoustic musings and fondness for the accordion come laced with a hint of Parisian cafes and East European Klezmer music.” Tickets for her November 12 show in ArtSpace ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) are available NOW!
And who could forget: Alex Cuba (seriously, Alex Cuba)! He’s going to be in ArtSpace on November 18th. Tickets are available NOW! Come in and pick them up so you don’t miss out on one of the most fantastic concerts of the fall!
And remember, if you’ve got a club, group or organization that needs a place to meet, Café Voltaire has the perfect atmosphere!
That’s it for this week, folks! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook (we love your feedback), Twitter (140 characters or less), our blog and on our fantastic homepage!