What’s On Around Town

This week’s assortment of entertainment and cultural offerings looks pretty varied. Movie-goers, poetry lovers and blues guitar fans will be equally pleased with great indoor events that will them keep out of the coming rain.

Ross Neilsen is a hard working rocker from New Brunswick. Playing 2 cross Canada tours per year with his full band as well as countless smaller tours out east Neilsen has garnered a reputation as a solid guitarist and fine showman. Neilsen’s music, a mixture of guitar heavy blues and southern rock includes an astonishing amount of catchy hooks and has been recognized around Canada and beyond. He was nominated for Best New Artist at The Maple Blues Awards in 2010, received 2 Rising Star nominations from CBC, back to back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association, he won Best Blues Recording for Redemption at the 2010 MusicNB awards and in 2012 Neilsen was a semi-finalist in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. This time through town Ross and the band will be playing Jack’s Pub in Tofino on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18th. Music starts around 9 and there is no cover Movie fans may want to have a look at what’s happening at Big Beach Cinema in Ucluelet this weekend.

Friday night at 6 and Saturday afternoon at 1 you can catch Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes; 10 Years after a disease that spread around the globe, Apes who have survived the disease go head-to-head with a group of human survivors and a traitor who is hell bent on destroying humans and apes, triggering the unbalanced war for peace.

The Late show, Friday night at 8 and Saturday afternoon at 3 is The One I Love; Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them.

Both films are rated PG and will be shown in the Community Movie Theatre at 500 Matterson Drive, Adults $6, kids $4 At Monday Night at the Movies at Clayoquot Community Theatre, you can catch Chef on Monday at 8 p.m. It stars director Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johannson, Robert Downey, Jr.

It’s a Comedy, US, 2014, 115 min, Rated 14A. Rolling Stone called it the antidote to Hollywood junk food.

Finally, you may have already read elsewhere in this edition of The Westerly that local author Christine Lowther will be launching her latest book Born Out Of This at The Ice House Oyster Bar in Tofino on Sunday, October 20th at 7pm. Folks in Ukee that can’t make the trip will have their own chance to hear select reading by the author at Blackberry Cove on October 23rd.

Geoff Johnson is the advertising representative for the Westerly News. Reach him at 250-534-9213 or gajohnson@westerlynews.ca

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