Things to do in the Alberni Valley in October 2018

Posted by Chris Fenton on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 4:17pm.

With autumn here, there is plenty to do in Port Alberni in October! Check out the information below provided by Port Alberni’s Community Website. And visit the link below for more information. Get out there and have fun

Things to do in The Alberni Valley October 2018

Sue Decker - Slide Guitar at Char’s Landing 

Where: Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

What is it: Sue Decker’s soulful voice and slide guitar enthrall the listener while travelling through territory that is earthy and beautiful, sometimes dark and gritty, and always life-giving. Sue makes music that embodies the essence of early blues and folk with the songwriting sensibility of outlaw country: she is just as likely to meet her muse in a Bessie Smith record as she is at a Steve Earle concert, among many other places. Sue started playing music with a rented guitar at a bluegrass jam and it wasn’t long before she discovered and devoted herself to writing songs, playing the dobro, and singing the blues. Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) Advance tickets $12 (Showdate $15 / Kids 12 - $10). Website

Egypt’s Revolution Records - Hip Hip at Char’s Landing

Where: Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

What is it: Revolution Records - a.k.a. Thawrageya- is the first underground rap label and one of the pioneers in the Egyptian hip hop scene. The group was formed in 2006 by teMraz and Ahmed Rock, along with C-Zar, Rooney Hoodstar and Shehab as music producer. Their rap is a mix between political, anger, light, philosophical, and realistic. And with every track they gain a larger audience. The words they rap have earned a reputation for the band and Arab rap in general. Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) Advance tickets $12 (Showdate $15 / Kids 12 - $10). Facebook Page

 

Hospice Meat Draw Kingsway

Where: Kingsway Pub 3203 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

What is it: A weekly Meat & 50/50 Draws to benefit Hospice! Come down with your friends and family, have a good time, and try your luck to win some meat – all while supporting your local hospice!
Contact: Alberni Valley Hospice Society: 250-723-4478 or Kingsway Hotel: 778-421-2133

 

Business in the Face of Disaster Workshop

Where: Port Alberni City Hall Council Chambers, 4850 Argyle Street

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

What is it: TSUNAMI, FLOODING, URBAN INTERFACE FIRE, EARTHQUAKE... all of these are possible here! Come and hear how to ensure your business will operate through these disasters.
As a Canadian leader in Economic Disaster Recovery, BCEDA has worked with communities and businesses in BC, Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and the US Virgin Islands on both preparing for and overcoming the impacts of disasters. Cost to attend: $50 per person (includes lunch) Registration is required. Poster

 

STARFLEET Alberni Deep Space Port

Where: Echo Community Centre, 4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

What is it: Star Trek fans - join the adventure! STARFLEET Alberni Deep Space Port is the Alberni Valley's own Star Trek fan association, and we invite you aboard. Meetings on second Thursday of the month. First month free! 21st century attire is fine -- come as a hologram of yourself. Shore Leave and Away Mission activities between meetings. Help us mark 50 years from Earthrise in 2018!

 

Jon Miller Jazz Quartet at Char’s Landing

Where: Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

What is it: aka Parallel Universe Band composed of: Jon Miller, drums, Rob Cheramy, guitar, Tony Genge, Hammond B3, and Monik Nordine, saxes. Bringing a strong sense of swing and a wide range of musical expression and spontaneity to both original compositions and classics in the vein of organ jazz luminaries Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Larry Goldings, the Quartet is looking forward to delighting audiences in Port Alberni again this fall. Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) Advance tickets $17 (Showdate $20 / Kids 12 - $10). Facebook Page

 

DANCE to Shredded Cheese - 90s Covers at Char’s Landing

Where: Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

What is it: Shredded Cheese are a 90s(ish)Tribute Band from Rossland BC. The 4 piece rock band specialize in fun party tunes especially from the decade that brought you grunge and some of the most memorable pop hits. It is to be known that the boys in Shredded Cheese aren't just stuck rocking in the 90s though. From Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to The Beegees, the 70s are another decade this tribute act love to play. 80s? Yep! Come get cheesy and sing along to the decade's most iconic tunes. Their massive repertoire of songs will bring back the nostalgia and keep you dancing and rocking all night long! Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) Tickets are $10 and available now! Contact:info@charslanding.com or call 778-421-2427. Facebook Page

Daniel Wesley with Special Guests

Where: The Blue Marlin / Arlington Hotel, 5022 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni

When: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm

What is it: Got Pop? Presents: An intimate acoustic performance with Daniel Wesley with special guests. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door, and on sale now online only at Showpass 
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Ben Kunder at Char’s Landing

Where: Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

What is it: Expertly navigating that rarefied space between elegiac folk and accessible pop, Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Kunder has emerged as one of the most electrifying musicians on the indie scene and a sought-after live performer. Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) Tickets are $15 in advance (Showdate $20 / Kids 12 - $10) Contact:info@charslanding.com or call 778-421-2427. Facebook Page

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Where: Capitol Theatre, 4904 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Wednesday, On select dates from October 17 - November 3, 2018 - 7:30am to 10:00pm

What is it: Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. Contact: 250-723-1195. Website

 

Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop

Where: Coastal Flow Glass Co., 4-4505 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni

When: Saturday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

What is it: Do you want to learn how to make beautiful glass art jewelry? Maybe kick up your homemade gift giving or make a collection of beautiful pieces for yourself.

 

Rock the Landing - Amateur Musicians Perform Pop & Rock

Where: Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

What is it: Join us for a fantastic evening of live music at Char’s Landing on the third Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 pm! Come watch talented local amateur musicians perform pop and rock tunes or sign up to perform yourself. Each solo artist, duet or trio can play acoustic or electric mini-sets of up to 15 minutes. The venue is open to everyone and has a licensed bar. It’s a great time, so bring your friends, your instruments and a few songs to share. Live music is where it’s at and Char’s Landing is the place to be!  Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) Admission by donation (Suggested $10 per person) in lieu of the hall rental. For more details please contact Jeff Hallworth 250-723-4849.

 

Beginner Watercolour Workshops with Victoria Artist: Joanne Thomson

Where: Rollin Art Centre, 3061 8th Ave, Port Alberni

When: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

What is it: This beginner workshop will be a quick & playful introduction to watercolour materials and techniques. Starting with which end of the brush to use and moving quickly on to washes, textures and layering. We will use landscapes and still life subjects and work on a small scale. Contact: 250-724-3412. Website

 

3rd Annual Autumn Splendor Craft & Vendor Fair

Where: Best Western Barclay Ballroom, 4277 Stamp Ave, Port Alberni

When: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

What is it: This is the event that kicks off the season! Over 20 vendors wares to choose from- homemade canned goods, Baked items, And crafting as well as Direct Sales!
We are once again collecting Non Perishable items for the local food bank- diapers, shampoo, soap, toothpaste as well as food items are very welcome and we are asking the community to be generous! Contact: Davina Hartwell, Chief Election Officer, 250-720-2810.

 

2018 Municipal Election: General Voting Day

Where: Echo Community Centre, 4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

What is it: The 2018 municipal election is fast approaching and your vote will determine Port Alberni's future direction. On October 20, 2018, you will help build the next City of Port Alberni Council. Comprised of a mayor and six councillors, each elected official will serve as your City representative for a four year term. These individuals will shape the vision and goals of Port Alberni. They will provide policy direction on major projects and land use, determine City priorities and allocate municipal funds. With so many important decisions that affect you, it is important that you get to the polls and vote. Join us on general voting day, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Port Alberni Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger Street to cast your ballot. Polls are open from 8 am to 8 pm.
Contact: Davina Hartwell, Chief Election Officer, 250-720-2810.

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Chris Fenton, BCom
The Fenton Team

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