‘In Tragic We Trust’ brings pop culture figures to VISAC

This week's events include VISAC Gallery's "In the Tragic We Trust" and comic Erica Sigurdson.


• The VISAC gallery’s next exhibit opens Friday. “In the Tragic We Trust” features large-format collages of pop-culture figures such as Marilyn Monroe by Angela Duclos, a Warfield native studying fine arts at UBC.  Gallery open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.


• Trail and District Arts Council presents comic Erica Sigurson at the Rossland Miners’ Hall, a regular on the smash hit CBC show “The Debaters”, Sigurson is a dominating force in the Canadian comedy scene. Sunday 8 p.m. $20 in Advance, $23 at the door.


•  Mondays in May is biking day. Meet at Gericks Cycle for a free safety check then head out on a leisurely ride through the neighbourhood. Meet at Gericks May 7, 14, 22, 28 at 5p.m. for a fun and healthy pedal just be sure to bring your doctor’s blessing and a helmet.


• The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Seniors will hold its AGM Sunday at 1p.m. in the Trail Seniors’ Hall (Selkirk College; Portland St. entrance). David Hurford, director of the BC Care Providers Assoc. will be guest speaker. Local care facility employees and public are invited.

• Kids Garage Sale  goes Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Montrose Hall. Spring cleaning is just around the corner and you may find your kids have outgrown their quality used clothes, toys, books, and furniture.  For more information, please contact Kelly at 367-9319.

• Waneta Plaza’s Annual Spring Craft Fair opens April 26 to 29.  Come out and support local craftspeople. Harley Davidson Demo Ride Event revs up in the parking lot of the Waneta Plaza on Saturday.

• The Beaver Valley United Church is holding their Spring Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday, from 1 to 3pm, admission $3.


• The tribute band that had rock icon Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page saying “This is about as close as you are going to get to the real deal,” is coming to Trail. Led Zepagain will rock the Charles Bailey Theatre on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37.50 at box office.

• The Trail and District Harmony Choir presents its spring concert, under the direction of Audrey Bisset. Enjoy the music of the Harmony Choir, Women`s Chorale, vocal soloists and more.  Also featured are the Kate E. Shaw Highland Dancers. Charles Bailey Theatre, May 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $15.

•The Greater Trail Hospice Society is having its 25th anniversary celebration at the Cominco Gym on May 5. Cost is $10 per person with a no host bar, light snacks, live entertainment and Enema Awards highlights. Call 364-6204.

• The Trail United Church hosts its spring tea/bake sale on May 5 in Knox Hall, from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission by donation.

• The Kate E. Shaw school of Highland dance presents the Strawberry Social, May 6 at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall from 2 to 4 p.m.

• Nelson Community Opera and Trail and District Harmony Choir present KHAOS the Opera, featuring all local talent and soloists.  Composer Don MacDonald and Director/Playwright Nicola Harwood have collaborated in writing this full length opera. May 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

Adults $25 and Students $20, tickets available at the Charles Bailey