MAY 05

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Complete list of Week Long CONTESTS AND CHALLENGES  — CLICK HERE —
EVENT LISTINGS: APRIL 30 / MAY 01 / MAY 02 / MAY 03 / MAY 04 / MAY 05 / MAY 06 / MAY 07



tunesmiths poster fr(1)Event Title: Acadian Tunesmith Circle

Time: 7pm  

Location: The Guild


Featured Artists: Sylvie Toupin, Emmanuelle and Pastelle Leblanc (Vishten), Peter Arsenault, Annastasia Desroches

Description: Island tunesmiths will perform their contemporary Island tunes and tell the stories and inspirations behind their creations. This is a showcase of some of the contemporary Island tunes that were collected into an anthology by the Federation culturelle de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard in 2014.

Partners:  Federation culturelle de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard


Lit Up high res.jpgEvent Title: DAVID DENBY, author of LIT UP One Reporter. Three Schools.Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives

Time: 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

Location: The MacKinnon Auditorium in McDougall Hall, UPEI

Admission: Free

Featured Artist: David Denby

Description: LIT UP is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. In a sea of bad news about education and the fate of the book, Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance of an inspiration provided by great books. A delight in itself, LIT UP will make readers fall in love with reading all over again, and send them rushing to their nearest bookstore or library.

May 3 – 7

indexEvent Title: I Saw The Light

Location: City Cinema

Showtimes: CLICK HERE

14A, language may offend, substance abuse
Dir: Marc Abraham, US, 124 min.
Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones

“Among doomed crooners, Hank Williams ranks near the top of the hit parade of angst, oppression, and addiction. One of the most influential pop musicians of the 20th century, he died in 1953 at just 29 years old, succumbing to a heart worn out by booze, drugs, love, and, as his ex-wife Audrey stated in the papers for their second divorce, ‘a life of wild extravagance.’… Tom Hiddleston puts in a performance as Williams that ranks with that of Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in I Walk the Line. And Hiddleston gets to do it in a better movie. Director Abraham relates the checkered life of Williams in compressed, often eloquent shorthand – brief scenes, images, and edits that relate years or months of misery and triumph. Much of the dialogue has the homespun, epigrammatic edge of some of Williams’s lyrics… Abraham makes it easy for his cast’s career-making performances.” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe.

As part of Reading Town Week there will be a giveaway of the book the film is based on at each screening!

MAY 05

Event Title: Celebrating PEI Books: Island Stories  

Time: 7:00 p.m  

Location: Confederation Centre Public Library  

Admission: FREE

Description: Join several of the writers short listed for the PEI Book Awards 2016 as they read from their work, answer questions, and sign copies. Refreshments will be served.

MAY 05

Event Title: Toddler Time                                                                                                                

Time: 10:30 a.m

Location: Confederation Centre Children’s Library

Admission: FREE

Description: Thursday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m. Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs and play for you little one! 13-26 months!

May 05

Event Title: Baby Lapsit  

Time: 1:30 p.m

Location: Confederation Centre Children’s Library

Admission: FREE

Description: Caregivers and babies will bond with songs, rhymes and tickles shared during this 30 minute program! 0-12 months! Call 368-4644 if you have any questions!


MAY 05

Event Title: Baby and Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cornwall Public Library

Admission: FREE

Description: Songs and rhymes for babies! Improving early literacy skills by having fun together.