Calendar | Bowen Island
Feb
19
Wed
Mini Gala Exhibit• Gallery @ Cove Commons @ Gallery @ Cove Commons
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mini Gala Exhibit, Gallery @ Cove Commons, Feb 12 - March 9
The Gallery @ Cove Commons’ popular annual Mini Exhibit is a wonderful chance to see the artist expression of approximately 50 different Bowen artists. Each artist is given a small canvas and total freedom to create any type of artwork. The finished canvases are displayed anonymously then auctioned to the highest bidder at the Mini Gala on February 29. It’s a fun evening and a fundraiser for the Gallery.

The Gallery @ Cove Commons is open daily Wednesday through Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Tuesdays.

The Mini Gala is one of Bowen’s best bashes and a must-do arts event. There’s music by Marc Gawthrop, hors d’oeuvres. socializing and lots of fun bidding on an original artwork, with Tim Hausch, auctioneer. Who’s mini master piece will go to the highest bidder? This year’s theme is The Mystery is in the Art and costumes are strongly encouraged. All funds raised support The Hearth, Bowen Island Arts Council.
Mini Gala Live Auction event, February 29, Gallery @ Cove Commons, doors 6:30 PM

Feb
21
Fri
Hamlet • Bard on the Rock @ Cates Hill Chapel
Feb 21 @ 7:15 pm

Hamlet, Cates Hill Chapel Feb 21, 22, 28 & 29
The Bard on the Rock players, a talented group of thespians, cordially invite you to their production of Hamlet. Written, of course, by that famous fellow Mr. William Shakespeare, and directed by a local famous person Graham Ritchie. It will be an enjoyable evening.

Tickets available from Cates Pharmacy, Village Square. Performances Feb. 21, 22, 28 & 29. Doors open 7:15 PM

Feb
22
Sat
Memory Serves • Knowing Our Place Book Club @ Bowen Island Public Library
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Memory Serves - Knowing Our Place Book Club, Feb 22 and March 14, Bowen Library
The aim of Knowing Our Place Book Club is to learn our true history with Indigenous peoples and to foster mutually-enhancing relationships.

Join us on February 22 and March 14 when we discuss Memory Serves, by Lee Maracle. Always open to new members. For more information and register here.

Delvon Lamarr Oregon Trio • live @ The Bowen Island Pub
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Bowen Island Pub, Feb 22
Delivering an infectious blend of soul, jazz and rhythm & blues, the DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO proves to be a band on the rise. Their tantalizing grooves, lush sounds and vibrant jam sessions are always fresh with improvisations strengthened by their undeniable chemistry.

This Seattle-based organ trio, featuring Lamarr on B-3 and Jimmy James on guitar, evokes a classic instrumental sound with a pioneering, virtuosic sensibility all its own on debut LP Close But No Cigar. Featured on Seattle’s KEXP’s “Local Artist Spotlight” in July 2017 followed by a live performance at Upstream Music Festival broadcast by KEXP that has garnered over 5 million views, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio has captured the attention of audiences around the world. The band put out their album independently in 2016 and Colemine Records gave it a wide release in March 2018 to critical acclaim.

Feb
23
Sun
Caro Pierotto • Brazilian vocalist @ Cove Commons
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Caro Pietotto, Feb 23, Cove Commons

“Caro’s vocals are as authentic as her personality. There’s a light that shines right through her and her music.” – KCRW

A Co-Presentation by Kay Meek and the Hearth, Bowen Island Art Council
Cove Commons, Bowen Island Arts Council

Vocalist Caro Pierotto smoulders with smoking hot rhythms and sensuous melodies from the musical heritage of her homeland, performing with Brazil’s Farofa.

Visit Caro’s website here.

Men on the Rock • house concert @ House Concert
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Men on the Rock, Feb. 23, house concert, tickets Cates Pharmacy

Don’t miss this very special intimate house concert. The all-male choir Men on the Rock are performing diverse choral works from Tom Waits to Robert Burns and beyond. Seating is limited, so don’t delay purchasing tickets. Available through Cates Pharmacy, Village Square.

Feb
26
Wed
Mini Gala Exhibit• Gallery @ Cove Commons @ Gallery @ Cove Commons
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mini Gala Exhibit, Gallery @ Cove Commons, Feb 12 - March 9
The Gallery @ Cove Commons’ popular annual Mini Exhibit is a wonderful chance to see the artist expression of approximately 50 different Bowen artists. Each artist is given a small canvas and total freedom to create any type of artwork. The finished canvases are displayed anonymously then auctioned to the highest bidder at the Mini Gala on February 29. It’s a fun evening and a fundraiser for the Gallery.

The Gallery @ Cove Commons is open daily Wednesday through Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Tuesdays.

The Mini Gala is one of Bowen’s best bashes and a must-do arts event. There’s music by Marc Gawthrop, hors d’oeuvres. socializing and lots of fun bidding on an original artwork, with Tim Hausch, auctioneer. Who’s mini master piece will go to the highest bidder? This year’s theme is The Mystery is in the Art and costumes are strongly encouraged. All funds raised support The Hearth, Bowen Island Arts Council.
Mini Gala Live Auction event, February 29, Gallery @ Cove Commons, doors 6:30 PM

Feb
27
Thu
Eat. Drink. Write. • Postcards & Prompts @ Doc Morgan's Restaurant, lower level
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eat. Drink. Write. Feb. 27 with Meribeth and Tina, Doc Morgan's Restaurant

Do you want to put pen to paper but you’re not sure where to start or you’re struggling with writer’s block? Join Meribeth Deen and Tina Overbury for a writing adventure. Tips, tools, prompts and lots of fun along the way. And if you want, you can enjoy a glass of wine or even a famous Doc Morgan’s meal during the event. All aboard!

Preregister using the link provided.

Feb
29
Sat
Mini Gala • Gallery @ Cove Commons @ Gallery @ Cove Commons
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm

Mini Gala Auction, Feb 29, 6:30 PM, Gallery @ Cove Commons
The Gallery @ Cove Commons Mini Gala & Auction is one of Bowen’s best bashes and a must-do arts event, held annually in February. There’s music by Marc Gawthrop, hors d’oeuvres. socializing and lots of fun bidding on an original artwork, with Tim Hausch, auctioneer. Who’s mini master piece will go to the highest bidder? This year’s theme is The Mystery is in the Art and costumes are strongly encouraged!

All funds raised support The Hearth, Bowen Island Arts Council. The gala sells out each year, so get your advance tickets early, available at The Gallery @ Cove Commons, open Wednesday through Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Tuesdays. Tickets online here.
Mini Gala Live Auction event, February 29, Gallery @ Cove Commons, doors 6:30 PM

Hamlet • Bard on the Rock @ Cates Hill Chapel
Feb 29 @ 7:15 pm

Hamlet, Cates Hill Chapel Feb 21, 22, 28 & 29
The Bard on the Rock players, a talented group of thespians, cordially invite you to their production of Hamlet. Written, of course, by that famous fellow Mr. William Shakespeare, and directed by a local famous person Graham Ritchie. It will be an enjoyable evening.

Tickets available from Cates Pharmacy, Village Square. Performances Feb. 21, 22, 28 & 29. Doors open 7:15 PM

Mar
1
Sun
Moira Smiley + VOCO @ Cates Hill Chapel
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm

Moira Smiley + VOCO, March 1, Cates Hill Chapel

Moira Smiley’s vocal quintet, VOCO brings together five wildly gifted singers and song leaders from across North America to sing and stomp together – a cappella!   Grounding VOCO’s signature female harmony are two virtuoso male singers, and all together they lift up Moira’s soulful, joyous original songs and a delicious selection of ancient folk songs.

These dynamic voices also come together to inspire YOU to step up and sing with your whole being, and to open your ears to styles and sounds less familiar to North American audiences.  Each singer is steeped in separate but overlapping vocal traditions – jazz, classical and folk genres meet as they collaborate.

Moira’s folk song collecting (and Karla Mundy’s also) in Eastern Europe, Ireland and the Appalachians bring wild, unusual colors and rhythms, while Moira’s songwriting brings it all into beautifully crafted American music. VOCO’s improvisation, body percussion, modal folk melodies and joyous rhythms light up the stage. Named #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, Moira Smiley has been leading VOCO in performances that combine the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet.

VOCO has been called:
“Fascinating and multi-lingual” – The LA Times
“Persuasive, near perfect musicians” – The Herald Times
“Gritty and ethereal, banjo to Bartók” – The Village Voice.

Featuring:
Jake Asaro, Gregory Fletcher, Karla Mundy, Dawn Pemberton, Moira Smiley

Mar
4
Wed
Mini Gala Exhibit• Gallery @ Cove Commons @ Gallery @ Cove Commons
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mini Gala Exhibit, Gallery @ Cove Commons, Feb 12 - March 9
The Gallery @ Cove Commons’ popular annual Mini Exhibit is a wonderful chance to see the artist expression of approximately 50 different Bowen artists. Each artist is given a small canvas and total freedom to create any type of artwork. The finished canvases are displayed anonymously then auctioned to the highest bidder at the Mini Gala on February 29. It’s a fun evening and a fundraiser for the Gallery.

The Gallery @ Cove Commons is open daily Wednesday through Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Tuesdays.

The Mini Gala is one of Bowen’s best bashes and a must-do arts event. There’s music by Marc Gawthrop, hors d’oeuvres. socializing and lots of fun bidding on an original artwork, with Tim Hausch, auctioneer. Who’s mini master piece will go to the highest bidder? This year’s theme is The Mystery is in the Art and costumes are strongly encouraged. All funds raised support The Hearth, Bowen Island Arts Council.
Mini Gala Live Auction event, February 29, Gallery @ Cove Commons, doors 6:30 PM

Mar
7
Sat
One of a Kind • Monoprinting on Gel Plate @ Community-use Room, Bowen Island Community School
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

One-of-Kind Monoprinting Workshop, March 7, with Jennifer Love
Using a gel plate, learn how to create beautiful mono prints on paper. Warning: this technique is addictive! Register online or phone the Recreation Office. Activity # 3757.

Jennifer Love exhibits widely and continues to share her inspiration, methods and joy for art through collage and mono-printing workshops and advocacy for the arts. She will have an exhibit at the Gallery @ Cove Commons in fall 2020.
Poster for Monoprinting & Collage Workshops March 7 & 8 with Jennifer Love

Bowen Fables – Shadow Puppet Films @ The Annex, Bowen Island Public Library
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm

Bowen Fables, shadow puppet films screening, March 7, 7 PM, The Annex, Library
Explore Bowen Island through the creative lens of shadow puppet theatre. Truly a unique perspective! This evening will feature at least six short films created by Bowen Islanders. Collaborative workshops developed the fables and films, guided by locals Liz Nankin and Daniella Sorrentino. Admission is by donation, so don’t miss this unique event. Check out this trailer. Creative & whimsical!

Mar
8
Sun
Collage • Creating Cards & Journals @ Community-use Room, Bowen Island Community School
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Collage workshop March 8 with Jennifer Love
With your printed papers from the mono-printing workshop on March 7, you’ll create mini collages for art cards and journal covers. Register online or phone the Recreation Office. Activity # 3837.

Jennifer Love exhibits widely and continues to share her inspiration, methods and joy for art through collage and mono-printing workshops and advocacy for the arts. She will have an exhibit at the Gallery @ Cove Commons in fall 2020.
Poster for Monoprinting & Collage Workshops March 7 & 8 with Jennifer Love

Mar
9
Mon
Mini Gala Exhibit• Gallery @ Cove Commons @ Gallery @ Cove Commons
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mini Gala Exhibit, Gallery @ Cove Commons, Feb 12 - March 9
The Gallery @ Cove Commons’ popular annual Mini Exhibit is a wonderful chance to see the artist expression of approximately 50 different Bowen artists. Each artist is given a small canvas and total freedom to create any type of artwork. The finished canvases are displayed anonymously then auctioned to the highest bidder at the Mini Gala on February 29. It’s a fun evening and a fundraiser for the Gallery.

The Gallery @ Cove Commons is open daily Wednesday through Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Tuesdays.

The Mini Gala is one of Bowen’s best bashes and a must-do arts event. There’s music by Marc Gawthrop, hors d’oeuvres. socializing and lots of fun bidding on an original artwork, with Tim Hausch, auctioneer. Who’s mini master piece will go to the highest bidder? This year’s theme is The Mystery is in the Art and costumes are strongly encouraged. All funds raised support The Hearth, Bowen Island Arts Council.
Mini Gala Live Auction event, February 29, Gallery @ Cove Commons, doors 6:30 PM

Mar
14
Sat
Memory Serves • Knowing Our Place Book Club @ Bowen Island Public Library
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Memory Serves - Knowing Our Place Book Club, Feb 22 and March 14, Bowen Library
The aim of Knowing Our Place Book Club is to learn our true history with Indigenous peoples and to foster mutually-enhancing relationships.

Join us on February 22 and March 14 when we discuss Memory Serves, by Lee Maracle. Always open to new members. For more information and register here.

Mar
28
Sat
Michigan Rattlers • live at The Pub @ The Bowen Island Pub
Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm

Michigan Rattlers, Bowen Island Pub, March 28
The Michigan Rattlers are touring across American . . . and they’re coming to Bowen Island on March 28. Don’t miss ’em. It’ll be a night to remember. Stay tuned for ticket details or contact The Bowen Island Pub.

Check out this video for a sample.