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Dinner and a movie the Deconstructing Dinner way

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 2nd, 2013

By Colin Payne, The Nelson Daily

Want to know more about your food and where it comes from? Then join John Steinman and the crew at various venues around Nelson this week for the 2013 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival.

Steinman, producer and host of the internationally-syndicated radio show/podcast ­Deconstructing Dinner, is offering up a great lineup of films that will inspire, inform and entertain you over three days this week.

Showing on Thursday, April 4 at The Royal on Baker will be: The Mud and the Blood: Oystering in the Lowcountry; Perogy, and Smokin’ Fish.

On Friday, April 5 at the Capitol Theatre will be the worldwide theatrical premiere of Bringing Home the Bread, one of six episodes for a forthcoming ichannel television series written and hosted by Steinman. Also showing at the Capitol on Friday will be the films Artisan Baker and Hungry for Change.

The Civic Theatre will be host to Saturday’s events, which including showings of Sushi: The Global Catch, Bitter Seeds, Big Boys Gone Bananas and The Chocolate Farmer.

“I’m tremendously excited to host this film festival once again,” says Steinman. “The power of film is proven to encourage real change locally and abroad and coming together to be inspired together is what this film festival is all about.”

Visit get more information about the event, including show times and ticket prices.

Trés Chic

If you’re vertically inclined, be sure to check out the presentation by world-class mountaineer, traveler and speaker, Chic Scott at the Old Castlegar Theatre on Saturday, April 6.

Through stunning photography and great live narration, Scott will tell tales of the grand traverses of the Rocky and Columbia Mountains he’s undertaken over his 67 years, including a ski trip from Jasper to Lake Louise that he recently completed at the age of 64.

This is a public event presented by the Kootenay Mountaineering Club. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. To get more information, contact P’nina at or 250-352-9547.

Learn to be docent

A docent by any other name is a volunteer tour guide, a person who helps to educate people about exhibitions by inviting observation, interaction and questioning to help visitors get more out of their experience at museums.

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History is offering a Docent Training course in April that will help participants learn the skills necessary to be a docent followed by the opportunity to shadow more experienced docents to get practical skills for the job.

This course starts on Friday, April 5 and runs each Friday in April from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To get more information, contact Jessie Demers by telephone at 250-352-9813 ext. 275 or by e-mail at

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents!

The final concert of the successful Selkirk Pro-Musica first season is slated for  St. Saviour’s Anglican Church on Saturday, April 13.

Headlining the final night is the The Galena Trio.

The trio has Nicola Everton on Clarinet, Susanne Rubreg Gordon playing Piano and Johanne Perron on Cello

Special guest is Isabella Perron on violin and vocals.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m.’

Tickets are at the door for $15 and are also available at Otter Books.

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Colin Payne is a Nelson-based professional writer and photographer, and a former reporter at the Nelson Daily News. Visit to learn more about his work.

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