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General News · 31st March 2011
Las Quirkas
Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages, Step Right Up!
Bright eyed and bushy tailed, fresh from the back woods, backwards world of Lasqueti Island “LasQuirkus” a troupe of 25 circus performers, musicians and freaks will be rolling off the ferry and on to Cortes for one night only at The Gorge Hall on Friday April 8th 2011 at 7 pm.
Bring out the whole family for a Vaudeville variety show featuring stilters, clowns, jugglers, musical slapstick, storytelling, hula-hoop spinning, dancing marionettes, giant puppets, general merriment, and a gorilla... or two?
The night will be hosted by Ring Master & Mistress of Ceremonies: the Infamous Jenny V and portable live soundtrack will be provided by our house band: The Bolting Brassicas. There will be plenty of home grown acts from the LasQuirkus Circus Works, plus performers from the greater Salish Sea and extra special guests: your Cortes friends and neighbours.
Still need more? Dance on into the evening with a live set of west coast, high energy, raw brass gypsy funk-punk music from The Bolting Brassicas Marching Band. And cap it all of with Lasqueti's dj beatfarmer who will spin up world beats for your dancing pleasure.
Bring the kids, your juggling balls, dance shoes, and a sense of wonder.
Come one, Come all!
Doors Open at 6:30, Show starts at 7pm, Dance to follow.
Tickets available at the door, show night only! Cost 15$ per person. 30$ family rate.
Non alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase.
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LasQuirkus is a inclusive, do-it-yourself, not for profit, completely volunteer based event aimed at having good clean (yet wacky and wild) fun for everyone from toddlers to great-grandparents and everyone in between. Inspired by long running The New Old Time Chautauqua, we're building our circus skills while inspiring, promoting and bringing together performers, communities and the arts around the Salish Sea.