40 workshops. 12 performances. 10 days.

April 04-14, 2019

2019 Workshops and Events

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Festival Opening Night: Burn Job

Thursday, Apr 4 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gabriola welcomes back King of the Fringe TJ Dawe, with his latest (some say greatest) monologue. Punctuated with music tracks and manipulated sounds created live on stage, Dawe tells a mighty tale about growing up, blowing things up, LSD, and holotropic breathing. [...]

Friday, April 5, 2019

Concert: Hildegard’s Ghost

Friday, Apr 5 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acclaimed Vancouver band Hildegard’s Ghost create ethereal worlds, a marriage of electro-acoustic jazz tinged compositions and improvisations. Imaginative and instrument-bending music with a heart. All ages | $15 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE HIVE EMPORIUM ONLY https://hildegardsghost.com/  

The Candlelight sessions

Friday, Apr 5 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Frank Sehr and friends The Candlelight sessions (Life at the Kitchen) is a live music event with local musicians and guest musicians that covers different styles of music from Blues to Jazz, from Folk and Pop and Rock. Every Friday. By donation

Saturday, April 6, 2019

A Sad Ass Cabaret

Saturday, Apr 6 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
How do musicians turn sadness into beauty? Get ready for an evening of haunting tunes and tales. A Sad-Ass Cabaret stars musician Lindsay Robertson and actor and storyteller TJ Dawe, as they weave the stories and songs of famous sad musicians Hank [...]

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Poetry Gabriola presents... Bill Bissett, Geoff Inverarity and Stephen Roxborough

Sunday, Apr 7 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three of North America’s most notorious poets and spoken word artists, on their tour to launch their latest books with Talonbooks in Vancouver.  Expect surprise guests! Geoff Inverarity is a poet, screenwriter, producer, teacher, and Founder/Producer of the Gulf Islands Poetry Festival. [...]

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Artist Toolkit – Professional Development for Creatives

Tuesday, Apr 9 | 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
$90 for full day (includes lunch) $25 for individual workshops (no lunch) This workshop is for creative business owners who wear the many hats of sole proprietorship.  If you have ever wondered about the questions below? Then this Pro-D day is for [...]

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry: The City is Also an Island

Tuesday, Apr 9 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carleigh Baker, Charlie Demers, and Roger Farr If you listen closely, the hum of Vancity can be heard at night from certain parts of the island, reminding us that we are never really outside The Metropolis. Join these three contemporary writers for [...]

Schryer, Hillhouse, and Dobres

Tuesday, Apr 9 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Returning to Gabriola - this phenomenal trio of Celtic musicians are a tour de force of versatility, fine musicianship and technical dexterity. The group combines three diverse and award-winning careers. The trio features Franco- Ontarian fiddler Pierre Schryer, Canadian folk music specialist [...]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twilight Radio Theatre

Wednesday, Apr 10 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1940's Radio Show Classics Live on Stage! Full of great character voices, live sound FX and swinging commercials from a bygone era. Be sure to bring your imagination as Twilight Radio Theatre spins its golden radio magic right before your eyes! Chris [...]

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Twilight Radio Theatre

Thursday, Apr 11 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1940's Radio Show Classics Live on Stage! Full of great character voices, live sound FX and swinging commercials from a bygone era. Be sure to bring your imagination as Twilight Radio Theatre spins its golden radio magic right before your eyes! Chris [...]

Friday, April 12, 2019

One Book, One Community: Reading and Reconciliation

Friday, Apr 12 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daniel Heath Justice and Shelagh Rogers Inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 94 Calls to Action, we’re encouraging Gabriola to read Why Indigenous Literature Matters, by Daniel Heath Justice. Blending personal narrative and broader analysis with close readings of [...]

Billie Zizi Band

Friday, Apr 12 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Billie Zizi  Band Billie Zizi and her amazing band deftly combine the groove of classic soul with contemporary RnB melody, adding an avant-garde vibe with her adventurous guitar forays. Growing up with father gypsy jazz violinist Cam Neufeld, Billie began playing and [...]

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Festival Closing Night Party: Handmade Selfies: Portrait of a Community

Saturday, Apr 13 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Festival Closing Night Party: Handmade Selfies: Portrait of a Community The show features hundreds of self-portraits made by Gabriolans. Can you guess who’s who? Join us for dancing, refreshments, and fun. Enjoy juggling and dance demonstrations. View fabulous creations made in IOTA [...]