One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, the Borealis String Quartet will be coming to the PDCI stage on Friday, March 13 as part of this year’s PPAC series. This group has received international critical acclaim — praised for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined, musical interpretation. Grab your tickets today at Tickets Please!
Spring wouldn’t be spring in Perth without some sweet, sweet talk of maple syrup. Parents with children home for the March break can do much more than that at Wheelers March Break Maple Festival, which runs from March 14 to 22. For more details, you can call Wheelers at 278–2090 or visit their website. And no, you don’t have to have children to join in on all the fun and deliciousness!
Spring will have officially sprung by March 20, and to kick off the season, Perth Picture Framing will hold its Grand Opening event on March 21 from 12–4pm. The framing shop, at 88 Gore Street East, is now under new ownership, and they encourage everyone to drop in for a look-see and a friendly visit. They are located right next to Gallery on Gore, which represents many local artists.
If it’s a great film you’re craving, you’re in luck, as Film Night International (FiNI) presents The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared on March 25. Based on the best-selling book, this film screens at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre at 2pm and 7pm.
On March 27, the Full Circle Theatre will be celebrating the 100thanniversary of the opening of the Balderson Theatre by commemorating the return of vaudeville to Perth. The night’s main attraction features the Vintage Variety Vaudeville Revue. Perth’s own Jamie Campbell will also perform his tribute to the Balderson Theatre: Vaudeville’s Back In Town. BarnDoor Production’s Marks Brothers Melodrama will present some special scenes from the repertoire of Perth’s Marks Brothers Dramatic Company, whose home stage was the Balderson Theatre. As an extra treat, there will be displays of Balderson Theatre and Marks Brothers memorabilia, some of which has never been seen before. All of this takes places on March 27 starting at 7:30pm, and you can find tickets at <barndoorproductions.ca>.
Finally, on Saturday, March 28, in support of his third CD, local favourite Chris Angel takes to the stage at the Full Circle Theatre for what promises to be another powerhouse performance. Known for his powerful voice and fiery guitar, Angel is currently rated as the #1 singer/songwriter on ReverbNation. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $16.50 and available at Tickets Please in Jo’s Clothes at 39 Foster Street or online.