Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival premieres play 

Arts News: Gleneagle wins SVMF battle of the bands, free SVMF concerts

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - The world's a stage Sex at Sea will appropriately be performed on a floating stage.
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  • The world's a stage Sex at Sea will appropriately be performed on a floating stage.

Sex at Sea, a new play by Vancouver writer Brian Kaufman, is debuting at the Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival.

The short drama is about a dysfunctional couple that tries to manipulate each other, says actress Susan Hutchinson.

"An older woman comes into a lot of money and has decided to go off on an big adventure on a sailboat and she wants to take her escort with her. It's a push-me, pull-me kind of dance between the two of them," she says.

The play co-stars Brandon Barrett and is directed by Stephen Vogler. It will take place on a floating stage on Alta Lake.

The two-day festival has music, improv, food and more, and takes place at the Point Artist-Run Centre on Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8. For more information and tickets visit www.thepointartists.com.

Gleneagle wins SVMF battle of the bands

Kamloops rock band Gleneagle are coming to the Squamish Valley Music Festival.

The band won SVMF's Buds Up Battle for emerging Canadian talent with 885 votes.

The band blends folk punk, alt-country and indie rock into an "energetic, no gimmicks live performance," said SVMF in a release.

The band began as a solo acoustic project of singer Jackson Gardner and became a four-piece in 2014 with Daniel Hum on percussion, Bryden Scott on guitar and Zakk Bordas on bass.

Their debut EP National Classic is available for streaming and download at gleneagle.bandcamp.com.

On The Street Music returns to Squamish

Six bands will be performing free concerts at the O'Siem Pavillion in downtown Squamish as part of the Squamish Valley Music Festival.

Zaac Pick, Tonye Aganaba and Chin Injeti perform from 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8; Kumbana Marimba, J.P. Maurice and Sons of Granville perform from 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Shuttle services will drop festivalgoers at the pavilion to watch the concerts.

The Squamish Lions and Elks Clubs will also be hosting a pancake breakfast in the park on both days from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $8 a plate.

Author K.C. Dyer at Armchair Books

B.C. author K.C. Dyer is coming to Whistler to read from her new young adult novel Finding Fraser.

As part of her tour, and as a nod to both the Scottish-flavoured novel, she has been holding a Best Legs in a Kilt and Best Scottish Knitwear competitions across Western Canada.

She will also be signing her books at the event, which takes place at Armchair Books on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.

West Van eco film festival explores LNG, fracking

3E Film Festival: Energy, Environment, Economics is a new festival in West Vancouver that explores the impact of fossil fuels and the green movement.

Films include Talking Climate Change with the Centre Right and 4th Revolution — Energy Autonomy.

Thirteen films in all are being shown during the festival, which runs Aug. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at the Kay Meek Theatre.

Tickets are $20 per evening or $60 for a full pass (adults) and $12 or $26 for a full pass (students).

For more information visit www.3efestival.org.

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