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Find out what’s coming to the Sanctuary in March

Is this weather crazy or what? I think this is the nuttiest winter I have ever experienced in two continents. I am sure I speak for all of us when I say:” I can’t wait for spring to finally get here and push this weird and clearly confused Old Man Winter out of here.

To sweeten up the waiting time, we figured we invite you to our first ever comedy show on February 23, right after we party with Reuben and the Dark, Ten kills the Pack and Mom Said No.

I have introduced Reuben and The Dark and Mom Said No to you last time we talked. We just recently added Toronto’s Ten Kills the Pack, a musical project brought to life by modern-day poet Sean Sroka, to the show on February 22. Indie 88 named Ten Kills the Pack’s song “When I say you are killing me” the ten new “must listen to” indie songs. This sounds like a fun and pretty diverse night of music to me and it seems many of you are excited to check these three musical acts out for themselves. Fingers crossed the weather plays along.

Fort Erie Arts Council would like to invite you to their next Art Battle on March 1st. It is just so exhilarating to watch 12 talented artists paint their way through three rounds to the top. And the best part is that you as the audience get to vote for your favourite art piece and artist and purchase the piece you love most for yourself. It is a great night out to share with friends. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and Brimstone Brewing Company.

On March 2, the talented Royal Wood is coming by from Toronto to showcase songs from his new album “Ever after the farewell” and his soon-to be released live album “Live at Massey Hall”.

Royal Wood has shared many musical performances with notable musicians such as Sarah Harmer, Serena Ryder and Jill Barber. He toured with David Gray and has been nominated for numerous Juno Awards in his career. This multi-instrumentalist has won over the hearts of countless fans who really appreciate his tremendous songwriting skills and musical expertise. We are very happy to welcome back our friend Valery Gore – local girl – to warm up the stage. It’s so great to see how she has grown as a musician and made a name for herself in the world of music. What a beautiful performer she is. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the show will be on its way by 8 pm. This is a seated show.

I hope you are not busy on March 22 as we have prepared a special musical treat for you. All the way from Pittsburgh the very talented Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller will come. Their names might not be familiar but I am certain you know the legendary band “Rusted Root”. Their award-winning album “When I woke”, released in 1994, catapulted them to the top of the charts with the hit single “Send me on my way”. This particular song has been featured in countless commercials, shows and movies such as “Ice Age” due its beautiful melody and amazing lyrics. It is and always will be a classic loved by people of all ages.

Not much has changed since Michael dropped out of College 29 years ago to become a musician. The legendary frontman is exploring different ways in songwriting to achieve a completely new and fresh sound. Alongside Rusted Root’s guitarist and backup vocalist Dirk Miller, Michael Glabicki will be performing new tunes and old favourites. Buffalo’s band PA Line will be opening the night with their unique blend of funky, harmony – packed Folk – Rock. Their sound might be best described as a mix out of Mumford and Sons meets Rusted Root. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm.

Quick reminder. We have a still a couple of spots available for the “Introduction to Programming for Kids (Grade 4 to 8)” starting on February 21 and “The Essential Oil 101 and Rollerball Make and Take” on February 28.

Tickets to all shows and events are available at Brimstone Brewing Company or www.ticketscene.ca
For more information on events and classes, please visit www.thesanctuaryarts.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Talk again real soon with hopefully a little more sun in our hearts. Keep safe, friends.

Nadine Pizzicarola is the event co-ordinator for the Sanctuary Centre for the Arts in downtown  Ridgeway.