April 6 – Sherman Downey with special guest Megan Nash!

Sherman Downey

Sherman Downey

On April 6, experience the music of CBC Searchlight Winner and Newfoundland’s SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Sherman Downey, as he performs live in our intimate Hague Gallery.

Doors at 7:30pm.  Starts at 8:30pm.
$17 + GST OR $15 + GST in advance (click here to purchase tickets)
All ages. Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

With infectious melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, and a story to tell, SHERMAN DOWNEY presents his craft with a charm and poignancy that leaves a lasting impression.

After releasing his 2009 debut “Honey For Bees”, Sherman took his energetic performances to stages ranging from the Vancouver Olympics to Australia’s Woodford Folk Festival, earning international radio play. His highly anticipated second release “The Sun In Your Eyes” was awarded MusicNL’s ‘Pop/Rock Recording of the Year’ and earned him Newfoundland and Labrador’s ‘SOCAN Songwriter of the Year’ distinction. The album’s first single ‘Thick as Thieves’ won CBC’s inaugural Searchlight Prize and ‘Canada’s Best New Artist’ accolade, while increasing his profile as a touring act and garnering an even broader fan base. [Read more…]

Sew My Idea! Spring classes!

SewMyIdea_Poster_SpringSaturday mornings starting April 9, 10:00 am and 11:15 am, for Beginner level sewing.

Our sewing instructor in residence, Jeanniene Tazzioli, has just confirmed her spring sewing class schedule!

Beginner level classes will be offered on Saturday mornings at two different times, 10 am to 11:15 am, and 11:30 pm to 12:45 pm.  To register for the Beginner level class, click here!

Intermediate classes will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  This class is already full, but don’t hesitate to contact Jeanniene if you want more information or if you want to be put on a waiting list for future classes.  Jeanniene can be reached at sewmyidea@gmail.com.





Apr 15 – Industry Happy Hour with the CCC!

Hague Gallery Empty with ArtFREE
All ages
Cash Bar with Valid ID
Feature Drink: Gin + Tonic
Join us for $5 drinks and complimentary snacks as we ease into our weekend with good company, conversation, and a slight reprieve from the daily hustle. Check out our new exhibit: Birds & Bees by Monique Martin; take a handbill to stay up to date with our newest events, or dream up your next big collaboration and talk to us about making it a reality!
With the right people, and the right room, anything can happen!

April 8: Birds & Bees by Monique Martin

Opening reception, April 8, 5 pm to 8 pm, free to attend, all ages welcome!

Equal 1 by Monique Martin

Equal 1 by Monique Martin

Exhibition runs April 8 to May 7 inclusive


Using bees as the subject, the works explore the fragile nature of existence, the interplay between humans and small creatures, and the communication patterns of our world. The large-scale interconnectable prints explore the relationships within the hives and how those relationships mimic and contradict those in the human population. The cyclical nature of both bee and human populations is represented through the sequential nature of the artwork. The newly recognized loss of bee populations is commented on through the artwork as well as the historical links bees have with humans.

Monique Martin is a multi-disciplinary artist with an extensive exhibition history.  Her work often uses historically significant symbols or comments on contemporary social issues.  For more information, check out http://www.moniqueart.com

Apr 15 – Regina Word Up Poetry Slam ft Rafay Ansari

Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar and bake sale fundraiser!

Bring your baking A-game and let’s send our Regina Representative, Johnny Trinh, to the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver right! It takes a community! (And this time it involves sweets!)

Regina Word Up is held on the first and third Friday’s of every month. Regularly, the first Friday is a community stage, and our third Friday is a poetry slam.

A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd.

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April 19 – Quick & Dirty: Trade Secrets!

Tuesday April 19 , 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Free!  All ages welcome. Cash bar for those with valid ID. QD 4 poster

This April, Regina’s Artist Trading Cards (ATC) Collective celebrates its 13th anniversary. This installment of Quick & Dirty will feature several short, sweet, and completely unboring artist talks by its members.
Who gives their art awaySounds crazy, right? Maybe one time; but for 13 years? Meet the Regina-based members of a global art movement that got its start when a couple of Fluxus Mail-art trash poets met over beers one night in Calgary, and dreamed up an epic, international art performance that is still going.

Local artists Sylvia Ziemann, Nicolle Nugent, Margaret Bessai, Sharon Eisbrenner and Gerda Osteneck invite you to an evening of lightning-speed talks, true confessions about an addictive open-studio practice—and these artists aren’t all talk: Stick around for a drink, and make some art cards with them! Never made an ATC? We supply the basic materials–bring your favourite art stuff– All ages welcome.

Presented in partnership with Dunlop Art Gallery & Creative City Centre. [Read more…]

Apr 22 – Regina Word Up Youth Stage ft Adrienne Yeung

Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.
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April 23 – Behind the Songs: Greg MacPherson, Tiny (Chris Matchett) and Jadius

BTS April 23 Web Photo 2016Doors at 8:00pm. Starts at 8:30pm.
$15 + GST in Advance ; $20 + GST at the Door.
Sign up for the open mic and pay only $10 + GST!
All Ages. / Cash bar (19+ with valid ID). / Rush seating.

On April 23, hear the stories and the songs of Greg MacPherson, Tiny (Chris Matchett) and Jadius, and share your own at the Open Mic!

Advance tickets are highly recommended to guarantee your spot in our intimate Hague Gallery. Buy advance tickets by clicking here!  Register for the open mic and buy your discounted ticket by clicking here! [Read more…]

May Events 2016

May 1 – Guitar Theory Workshop & Jam

Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo)

Erik Mehlsen (aka Del Suelo)

2:00pm – 4:00 pm
By donation ($10 suggested)*
Facilitated by Erik Mehlsen (a.k.a. Del Suelo)

Are you a guitarist who has been playing for a while, but doesn’t know anything about theory or improvisation? Or maybe you have some theory up your sleeve but are in need of some guitarists to practice with? Maybe you like the company of cool people enjoying some music on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
At the Sunday guitar hangout, musician and author Erik Mehlsen(aka Del Suelo) will cover some basic music theory and explain how it applies to creativity on the guitar. Following this 30 minute lesson, guitarists will be encouraged to stick around and jam with each other, trading tips and insights on what they’ve just learned. The intention of the workshop is to build a community of guitarists and provide a space for those wishing to improve their craft.  If there is a high level of interest, this may become a monthly event.
*Your donations will go to paying the workshop & jam facilitator for his time as well as the venue fees.