Comedy Night! Marc Sauvé & Bob Mann Saturday, March 3, 8:00 PM

If you caught Canadian legendary comedian Mike MacDonald at the Osprey last fall, you’ll remember the opening act. Comedian Marc Sauvé entertained with side splitting-jokes and knee-slapping stories. He’s returning, this time with comedian Bob Mann.

Actor, comedian and writer, performing on screen and on stage for twenty years (most recently CBC Television’s Mr. D., Haven, Trailer Park Boys, CBC Doc Zone). Bob Mann was a recipient of the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival Script Development Award and Harold Greenburg Fund for a new feature-length comedy, and in 2017 co-produced and starred in the film, “You Ruined Our Life!” which made its premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival.

Tickets: $25 adult – ages 19+

A Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky – PART II Saturday, March 10, 7:00 PM

Let’s welcome Tony Schellinck back to the Osprey for a second astronomy presentation!

If you attended this event last summer, you learned how to identify objects in the summer night sky, now we’ll take a look at objects in the winter night sky.

This event is presented in partnership with Boxing Rock Brewing Co. and their Dark as Keji Black IPA which they released to raise awareness and funds for dark sky programming at Kejimkujik National Park. Beer tasting will be available prior to the presentation.

BEER TASTING – 7:00 PM
NIGHT SKY PRESENTATION – 7:30 PM

On Any Night…Take a Journey to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe:
A Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky

Host, Tony Schellinck will show you how, with minimal investment you can start to find deep sky objects (DSOs) in the night sky. Using photographs he has taken of the stars, he will show you how to use binoculars and small telescopes to find a galaxy, planets and their moons, nebula, open clusters and globular clusters. Viewing the night sky will never be the same again. If you have binoculars please bring them to the show as you will be able to practice finding deep sky objects while in the theatre. Tony has binoculars to borrow during the show if you do not have a pair to bring.
If the weather cooperates, after the show we will go out to a darkish place nearby and find these objects in the night sky using binoculars.

Admission by donation, suggested at $10. Limited seating is available – the event is presented in the balcony for optimal distance from the projections.

 

Hillsburn in Concert Saturday, March 17, 8:00 PM

Hillsburn is an indie band with folk roots from Halifax. Their music has been described as a mix of rock, folk, pop, and Americana. They have been touted as the East Coast’s’ Next “Big Thing”. The band has been nominated for a number of regional and national awards including recently winning a Canadian Folk Music Award for ‘New Artist of the Year’ and an East Coast Music Award for their video for “Run Down.” They’ve also been featured on several national media platforms, including CBC’s East Coast Music Hour with David Myles.

Enjoy some top-notch live music on Saint Pat’s Day at the Osprey with Hillsburn!

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student.

Black and White Gala – Osprey Fundraising Event Saturday, April 7, 8:00 PM

As part of the Osprey’s 15th anniversary season, the Osprey’s Board of Directors is planning a Black and White Gala Night – a fun, social fundraising event to assist the Osprey in bringing a full season of quality programming to its stage in 2018. Guests are encouraged to dress up in semi-formal black and white themed attire. Music with a black and white theme will be played and B&W themed appetizers will be provided.

Tickets: $25 adult

A Tribute to Neil Young Saturday, April 21, 8:00 PM

It’s time for another quality Osprey fundraising concert with a crew of class-act Shelburne County musicians performing their favorite Neil Young songs. Enjoy great live music and support your local Arts Centre at the same time.

Neil Young has been a well-known name in music over the last five decades. A fellow Canadian, a prolific guitarist, an instantly recognizable vocalist and a brilliant songwriter, Young has released a massive collection of songs over the years that have varied greatly in style from folk to country to heavy rock.

A group of talented Shelburne County musicians (many of whom are die-hard Young fans) will perform a tribute show on the Osprey stage featuring their favourite selections from Young’s long-standing musical career. Although Young been a member of iconic groups like Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, much of the evening’s selections will be from his 39 solo albums including many hits and a few rarities.

Support the Osprey and local music with songs by Neil Young!

Tickets: $17 adult, $7 student

The LYNNeS – Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson Thursday, May 17, 7:30 PM

The LYNNeS are Juno award-winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian heartbreak poets are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), fusing tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics.  Individually they have toured North America and Europe, and their debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio will be released in 2018.

Get ready to see this duo live on the Osprey stage!

Tickets: $20, $7 student