Sunday Cinema serves up story of Chinese artist

Events include Sunday Cinema presents "Al Weiwei: Never Sorry" and VISAC Gallery's tribute to the Old Bridge.

Cinema

• Sunday Cinema presents “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”. A detailed portrait of the Chinese artist Weiwei, from his intimate family exchanges to his increasingly public clashes with Chinese authority.  Directed by Alison Klayman, Sunday, 4 p.m. at the Royal Theatre, admission $9 or series pass for $40.

Gallery

• The Trail Historical Society and VISAC Gallery have teamed up to present “The Old Bridge: A Tribute to Crossing the River in Trail.” The joint show at the gallery includes historical photos and narrative about the building of the bridge, along with current paintings and photos of this Trail landmark as it passes into history. Gallery hours are: M-W, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Th-F, 2-6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is by donation. The show runs until Oct. 12.

Theatre

• The Royal Theatre presents the Bolshoi Ballet production of “La Sylphide”  one of the world’s oldest surviving romantic ballets.  In “La Sylphide,” the human realm of a small Scottish community – evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold’s score – meets the spiritual realm of the otherworldly sylphs. James, a classic Romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph: although he is unable to touch her, he movingly echoes her movements in his. Sunday, 11 a.m. $24 adult at door, $12child under 12yrs.

Other

• Join Teck, Greater Trail Community Skills Centre and other community partners on Sunday at Gyro Park to celebrate Rivers Day. Riverbank cleanup goes from 9:30-11:30 a.m., then enjoy a Kiwanis barbecue, Vancouver Aquarium’s Aqua-van, Rotary Club’s Kettle corn, and plenty of music and kids’ activities from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

• Life Chain will be held Saturday along Victoria St. in Trail at 1 p.m. and also on Sunday in Castlegar at the Canadian Tire – Hwy. 3A intersection. These are peaceful gatherings to convey the message that pre-born human life has value and that adoption is the loving option.

• Trail Caledonian Society Annual General Meeting goes on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Trail, located at 2141 Columbia Avenue. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Danne’ Mykietyn at 362-5466 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on my cell at 512-1238.

• The Trail Market goes on the Esplanade on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If interested in selling your wares please call 368-3144.

• Visit the drop-in Centre for adults at the Alliance Meeting Place, 3375 Laburnum Dr. next to Alliance Church. An informal place where adults meet to play games, do crafts, puzzles, have coffee and socialize. Everyone welcome. Monday from 1-4 p.m. Come for a few minutes or stay all afternoon.

Upcoming

• Renowned Canadian songwriter Rodney DeCroo is touring Western Canada in celebration of the release of his sixth album, “Allegheny,” and the companion book of poetry, “Allegheny, BC.” Join DeCroo and stand-up bass player Mark Haney for a live concert in Rossland at the Cafe Books, 2063 Washington Street on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door.

• Stuart McLean returns to Trail for another entertaining version of “The Vinyl Café.” McLean is one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and a best-selling author. His hit CBC radio show premiered in 1994, and each week over 1-million listeners tune in to hear stories about Dave, his wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie, and assorted friends and neighbours. The show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Oct. 17 at the Charles Bailey Theatre, at 7 p.m. $47 adult, $32 students under 18.

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