15th Oct, 2010

And All that Jazz

Okay, maybe not *all* jazz – we’ve actually got two plays lined up for you this week, but we did want to take some space to talk about one of the best jazz places in town as well.

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Hermann’s Jazz Club is the oldest live jazz club in Victoria. The club has been owned and operated by Hermann Nieweler since 1986. It includes a bar, restaurant and a dance floor. And that’s just the beginning. Hermann’s is active in the city’s jazz scene – it’s always one of the major venues for the Jazz Fest in the summer, and Hermann makes a point of encouraging up and coming musicians to perform at his place, as well as attracting some of the most important, talented and best known jazz musicians in the world. If you’re in the mood for jazz, you want to be sure to check this place out!

 

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And at the Belfrey this weekend, be sure not to miss The Trespassers by Morris Panych  which opens the 2010 – 2011 season. Lowell is a fifteen-year-old boy with no conventional role models. He’s caught between Cash, his born-again mother, and Hardy, his rambunctious granddad whose penchant for gambling and radical socialism has made him persona non grata in town. A mysterious murder in an abandoned peach orchard has brought Lowell to the attention of the police and now he must choose his truth. Or as Hardy taught him, “There’s something in between lying and not lying. It’s called a story.”

And if you have benefited from the Belfrey’s quality work over the years, you might want to enjoy their fundraiser. Oct. 24, at the Laurel Point Inn, join Jurgen Gothe and Kathy McAree for the first annual “Crush: A Fine Wine Affair” Tastings, Food pairings and a silent auction as well as a fine wine auction are the main attractions, but competing for the spotlight will be the undoubtedly terrific food prepared by the Laurel Point’s Executive Chef, Brad Horen. You’ll be entertained by the Noah Becker Trio. Come out for a wonderful evening of wine, music and food – and maybe end up with a wine you never thought you’d own!

 

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If comic theatre is more in your line, then be sure to catch the hilarious Arsenic and Old Lace, staged by St. Luke’s players. Watch and chuckle, guffaw and out-right howl as Motimer Brewster tries to grapple with his sweet, (not so) innocent maiden aunts, his Uncle Teddy, charging up the stairs (or is it San Juan Hill?), and his brother, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s creepy sidekick, Dr. Einstein, and several unexpected guests. Running this weekend and Oct 20-23.

 

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If you haven’t booked your tickets already, be sure to do so for St. Luke’s Christmas Panto. Now in its fifth year, each year has been a sell-out, and this year promises to be no different. Enjoy all the traditions of classic British Pantomime in St. Luke’s Players rendition of Robinson Caruso, Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 1. Don’t leave it too late, or you’ll miss out on some side-splitting fun.

After all the music and all the laughter, you’re going to need somewhere homey and quiet to lay your head to prepare for the next day. Come and stay at the Admiral Inn and Suites, your home away from home. Spotlessly clean, cheap at twice the price, we give five star service with a smile.

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