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Thu, Oct. 26, 2017

Lennie Gallant ~ Searching for Abegweit ~ Canada 150 Series

Time: 7:30pm

Woven around the music of the award-winning Island songwriter, this P.E.I. love-letter stars Gallant himself, and presents his folk, roots and pop music, alongside comedic stories, Island legends, and poignant tales in a multimedia format that utilizes film, and visual works from well-known painter Karen Gallant. This dynamic, energetic show is storytelling at its best and includes Acadian and Celtic... more...
Sat, Oct. 28, 2017

Dave Gunning & JP Cormier "Two" CD Tour

Time: 7:30pm

J.P. Cormier and Dave Gunning, both individually celebrated and critically acclaimed, are teaming up for a new recording called ‘two’. The record is stripped down with just their two guitars and their two voices and features new original songs and old gems that they’ve been digging up. These two comrades have been playing and writing together for over 20 years.  They... more...
Sun, Oct. 29, 2017

Classical Series: Bouey-Doucet Duo

Time: 7:30pm

Two extraordinary Atlantic Canadians join forces to bring their musical gifts back home! Debut Atlantic has teamed up PEI violinist Christina Bouey and New Brunswick pianist Pierre-André Doucet for a special program brimming with both beauty and spirit. Featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Saints-Saëns and more, these musical powerhouses, are sure to ignite the stage! Tickets: $25 - Buy... more...
Thu, Nov. 2, 2017

Buffy Sainte Marie ~ Canada 150 Series

Time: 7:30pm

Academy Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie’s audacious attitude to life on and off the stage has inspired people around the world for over four decades. Since the early ‘60s, Buffy Sainte-Marie has toured North America's colleges, reservations and concert halls, meeting both significant acclaim and huge misperception from audiences and record companies who expected Pocahontas in fringes, and instead were both... more...
Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

Oh Canada We Sing for Thee ~ Canada 150 Series

Time: 7:30pm

With over 80 performances booked from coast to coast in 2017, and a 28 city tour this fall, there is no finer way to celebrate our nation's 150th birthday. "Oh, Canada" takes you on an exciting musical journey accross this spectacular country with a cavalcade of hits from our greatest stars. Along the way the artists share anecdotes and side stories with... more...
Sun, Nov. 5, 2017

An Evening With Frank Mills

Time: 7:00pm

AN EVENING WITH FRANK MILLS  “Mr. Music Box Dancer” Internationally known pianist FRANK MILLS shines his musical light once again as he returns to the stage in “An Evening with Frank Mills”. It’s like spending an evening in Frank’s living room as he shares the music, memories, humour and wisdom that come from over forty years at the piano, in the studio,... more...
Mon, Nov. 6, 2017

Soldiers of Song ~ Canada 150 Series

Time: 7:30pm

A live performance involving theatre, music, and storytelling based on the original works of the Dumbells, a Canadian concert party that entertained the troops on the front line in World War I. If nationhood was won on the crest of Vimy Ridge, it was the Dumbells who provided the country with its earliest soundtrack. The soldier-entertainers’ journey from Vimy to vaudeville is... more...
Thu, Nov. 9, 2017

Rose Cousins

Time: 7:30pm

Rose was born and raised in Prince Edward Island but now calls Halifax home base for her busy career. With seven recordings to her credit she is one of the East Coast's most successful and in-demand artists. She has won a JUNO Award, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and made "Best Of" lists in USA Today, NPR Music... more...
Mon, Nov. 13, 2017

Breabach / Old Man Luedecke ~ Canada 150 Series

Time: 7:30pm

Breabach was voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ & ’Best Folk Band 2012‘ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Energetic and exciting, these artists pay homage to the traditions of 150 years ago and the music was brought to Canada by Scotish immigrants, while creating new traditions. Old Man Luedecke... more...
Wed, Nov. 15, 2017

Lullaby - Inside the Halifax Explosion

Time: 7:30pm

A dramatic, educational and emotive experience that explores little-told stories of the events of Dec. 6, 1917. It is a day that has become synonymous with tales of heroism, survival and of how a community fought against the disaster and the elements. It is a tale of how Canadians emerged from under terrible condidions to help each other. It is exactly... more...
Thu, Nov. 16, 2017

Classical Series: Wayne Weng

Time: 7:30pm

"After a Reading" is an evocative and thoughtful program weaving together words and music. Using poetry, letters and journal entries of the time, pianist Wayne Weng exposes the music of greats including Debussy, Schumann and Liszt in a whole new way. Wayne Weng's playing has been described as "bold, vibrant, and immensely musical" (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald) which is no... more...
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017

Christmas at the deCoste

Time: 10:00am — 5:00pm

Christmas at the deCoste  Saturday November 18th, from 10am - 5pm  Sunday November 19th, from 11am - 5pm We still have spaces left for vendors. For more information or to book a booth please call the box office at 902-485-8848, or send us an email decostecentre@eastlink.ca. more...
Fri, Nov. 24, 2017

Menopause The Musical

Time: 7:30pm

Off Broadway -World Wide Smash Hit Comes To Pictou! MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL *Friday November 24th, 2017[http://airmail.calendar/2017-11-24%2012:00:00%20AST]* * First Time To Pictou!* * 1 SHOW ONLY!  DON’T MISS OUT!  ! * * It’s A Party Every Night!* * Laugh Out Loud comedy staged to 25 classic hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.* Come see what millions of women have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years! Set in a department store, four... more...
Mon, Nov. 27, 2017

Mud Bay Jugglers

Time: 7:30pm

Based in Seattle Washington, the Mud Bay Jugglers choreograph their juggling magic to lively music for a mesmerizing performance, weaving together theater, dance, and physical comedy. These masters of levity have captivated audiences of all ages through out North America. A wildly creative and humorous theater ensemble featuring four jugglers, music, mirth - and lots of surprises! "One of the most original... more...
Fri, Dec. 1, 2017

Cadence

Time: 7:30pm

The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima.  It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like... more...
Sat, Dec. 2, 2017

Momentary Lapse: A Pink Floyd Show

Time: 7:00pm

Nova Scotia's own 'Momentary Lapse' brings the audio and visual sensations of Pink Floyd experience to the deCoste stage, delivering the favourite moments from classic Floyd albums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell. Composed of 10 Nova Scotian musicians, Momentary Lapse creates an authentic journey... more...
Thu, Dec. 7, 2017

Les Trio BBQ ~ Canada 150 Series

Time: 7:30pm

Meet Le Trio BBQ Christmas Special: 9 musicians on stage! With Katerine Desrochers on vocals, Véronique Boucher on drums and the all-female barbershop quartet VoxA4 on back vocals, the band revisits Christmas classics in their own unique way! Guarantee to swing you back in the holiday spirit in no time, it will most likely turn you in a kid again!... more...
Sun, Dec. 10, 2017

The Celtic Christmas Show

Time: 2:00pm

This is a show for the whole family featuring the RCMP Pipes and Drums and Dancers, The Acadian Step Dancers, The Diaga Irish Dancers, Pictou's own Holly MacDonald-Bent Dancers, solo vocalist Patricia Murray, and a band featuring Shannon and Tony Quinn! Tickets: $32 / $22 Children 12 and under - Buy Now[https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1179422&presenter=DECOSTEN&venue=&event=] more...
Mon, Dec. 11, 2017

Quartette Christmas

Time: 7:30pm

Quartette is a Canadian country-folk group featuring Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson. The group has received several JUNO nominations, won a Canadian Country Music Award for best vocal collaboration, performed with major symphony orchestras across Canada, and recorded the CMT-TV special, " A Quartette Christmas." They have also released two Christmas CDs, "It's Christmas!" in 1996,... more...
Thu, Dec. 14, 2017

Tis The Season 11

Time: 7:30pm

Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison With Joe Waye Jr, Mary-Colin Chisholm and Jordan Musycsyn Tis the Season 11 brings award-winning actor, singer and comedy performer Bette MacDonald and talented partner Maynard Morrison together with a cast of comedy/musical talent second to none. "Tis the Season is all about giving the audience as many laughs and as much fun as we possibly can... more...

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Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

Tis The Season 11

Time: 7:30pm

Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison With Joe Waye Jr, Mary-Colin Chisholm and Jordan Musycsyn Tis the Season 11 brings award-winning actor, singer and comedy performer Bette MacDonald and talented partner Maynard Morrison together with a cast of comedy/musical talent second to none. "Tis the Season is all about giving the audience as many laughs and as much fun as we possibly can... more...

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Tue, Dec. 19, 2017

Celtic Holidays with Ashley MacIsaac & Friends

Time: 7:30pm

One of the most celebrated East Coast roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in the traditional Cape-Breton style, while adding his own spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader spectrum of fans. He has appeared on the Conan O'Brian show,... more...
Tue, Feb. 6, 2018

Hotel California The Original Eagles Tribute Show

Time: 7:30pm

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It's been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to... more...
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