Coming up in the arts

Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment scene briefs

Get ready for Girls Night on stage in Duncan

The show entitled Girls Night: the Musical, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, has been cancelled, according to the promoter, Jeff Parry Promotions.

If you had tickets booked or paid for, please call the Cowichan Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529 for an exchange or refund.

You can join the jam at the Crofton Hotel

Has the new year put you into a jazzy mood?

A series of Jazz Jam sessions begins on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Crofton Hotel, a venue that’s become a jazz hotbed in the past year.

This event will be held every other Saturday afternoon for all levels of jazz players and singers.

If you are interested, bring your own sheet music and instruments and get ready for a fun afternoon. Piano, sound and lighting are provided.

Clover Point Drifters headline Coffeehouse

Start the new year off in lively style by attending the Cowichan Folk Guild Coffeehouse on Saturday, Jan. 9 with a concert by the Clover Point Drifters.

The event is held at the Duncan United Church at 246 Ingram St. in Duncan.

They’re a bluegrass band from Victoria with a repertoire that consists primarily of traditional bluegrass songs, with a sprinkling of country, folk, blues and pop melodies served up in the bluegrass style.

The band includes Mike Kraft on banjo, harmony vocals, Larry Stevens on dobro, lead vocals, George Robinson on bass, lead vocals, Dan Parker on mandolin, lead vocals, and Alan Law on guitar, lead and harmony vocals.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and there’s an open stage to kick things off starting at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 or $5 for CFG members.

Rhodes and trio boast eclectic jazz lineup

Nico Rhodes finds inspiration in every genre, but his music is his own.

He and his trio are promising a wildly eclectic musical ride on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Crofton Hotel Pub as the Jazz at Crofton series continues.

They’ve been to Crofton before so fans will already know to make tracks to this show. The fun is back at the pub every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Musicians are invited to join in a jam session during the last hour. Admission is $10 per person but get there early, it’s an intimate venue.

Cowichan Valley Citizen