ARTS BRIEFS: Two classic Disney musicals, a cat show and more coming to Sidney

Here’s a brief look at what’s coming up in arts and entertainment on the Peninsula.

There is always lots to see and do on the Peninsula. Here’s a brief look at what’s coming up in arts and entertainment.

Art exhibit and sale: From now until Thursday, July 6 the works of two local artists – Stephanie Quainton Steel (watercolours) and Philip Cottell (wood turnings) – will be on display and for purchase at the Brentwood Bay Village Empourium, 7103 West Saanich Rd., Brentwood Bay. For more, visit

Beauty and The Beast: The Four Seasons Musical Theater presents the Disney classic at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre. The show runs Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18. Tickets are $28.15. For more, call 250-656-0275 or email

Garden City Cat Club Show: The Mad Catter’s Tea Party is back for another year on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages six to 12 and free for children five and under. There is also a family ticket price for $12. For a $1 ticket discount bring a cat food donation for a local rescue group. For more, call 250-656-0275 or email

Celtic Vespers:Celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18 is Scotland Santiago. The trio is made up of fiddler Judith Gaston, lead singer Diego Barrientos and Sean Quicke on mandolin, bass and vocals. The services begin at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church, 10990 West Saanich Rd., and like always admission is free, but with an offering to cover the cost of the musicians and the program. For more, call 250-656-5273 or email

Peter Pan: This award-winning production from London’s West End by Piers Chater Robinson is at the Mary Winspear Centre Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Tickets are $15. For more, call 250-656-0275 or email

Brahms Sonatas: Grammy-nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova and Global Music award-winning concert pianist Zhen Chen are performing together on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre. This is a free concert presented by the New York Chamber Music Festival. Seating is first come first serve. For more, visit

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