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TWO NIGHTS OF COMEDY WITH SIX COMICS THIS HALLOWEEN

KeyNote Productions together with Train Wreck Comedy is proud to present the 3rd annual Halloween event: Haunted Howler Comedy Fest! This year the Haunted Howler has expanded to two nights of ‘spooktacular’ comedy that will feature six of the best comedians in the business. The fun doesn’t stop there! Just like last year, in full […]

WildMen

‘WildMen’ Jim Kalnin & Lucas Glenn Okanagan artists Jim Kalnin and Lucas Glenn come together in Lake Country Art Gallery’s latest exhibition titled ‘WildMen’. In this exhibition Kalnin investigates and challenges the how we respond and interact with the natural world around us. Kalnin’s work consists of large semi-abstract acrylic and oil paintings along with a […]

FRED PENNER – LIVE IN CONCERT!

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Fred Penner on Sunday, October 4th 2015 at 11:00am at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre as the first show in the 2015/16 TD Kids’ Series. A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master […]

Morning Melodies – Benjamin Butterfield

Benjamin Butterfield – Morning Melodies Tuesday, October 6 2015 – 10:00am, Performance at 10:30am Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre For Tickets Contact the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) $35 Adult – $33 Senior – $18 Student Discounts available for members of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society   The Vernon and District […]

Ballet Kelowna Moves to a New Home

New rehearsal studio features state-of-the-art sprung dance floor   Ballet Kelowna is moving into a new home and the transition will be complete by early October. Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando is thrilled about the new space and the endless possibilities that it will present for the future of Ballet Kelowna. Orlando is eager […]

World-class clarinet virtuoso to enchant Kelowna at the Alternator at debut of new concert series

Internationally renowned clarinetist and Juno nominee François Houle will be making a rare appearance in Kelowna September 27th, 2015 at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. His performance marks the debut of the Skin and Bones Music Series, a new concert series presenting experimental music in the Okanagan. Houle has established himself as one of […]

Future Fossils number two discovered in downtown Kelowna

Just two weeks ago, citizens spotted what appeared to be a small crashed spacecraft above a popular walkway in the Cultural District. Now it looks like a second piece, or fossil as they are being called, has been found. Within an industrial-looking capsule appears to be the fossilized remains of a collection of junk – a […]

14th Birthday Bash: Kaeshammer

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Michael Kaeshammer on Saturday, October 3rd 2015 at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. This concert is the Centre’s 14th birthday bash and 2015/16 Season opener. Michael Kaeshammer is called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. This potent combination has earned the Toronto based artist […]

Finger Eleven to rock Kelowna

CANADIAN ROCK BAND FINGER ELEVEN TO BRING “FALL OF THE HAMMER” TOUR TO KELOWNA IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW ALBUM   KeyNote Productions and Power 104 are excited to announce that Finger Eleven will be rolling into Kelowna for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Wednesday, October 28 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Finger Eleven is a Canadian […]

Downed spacecraft found in Kelowna

Take a walk downtown and you might come upon what appears to be a small crashed spacecraft. It seems to have become entangled and stuck suspended above a popular Cultural District walkway. Is it some kind of hoax? No, it’s the launch of Fossils from the Future, a public art project, created by Okanagan-based artist Johann Wessels […]

2015/16 Kids’ Series Subscriptions on Sale Now!

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly announces the launch of our 2015/16 Kids Series. With this subscription, the Performing Arts Centre offers excellent shows for the whole family at a great price! Our 2015/16 Kids Series begins on Sunday, October 4th 2015 at 11:00am as gentle giant Fred Penner returns to our stage. With kind eyes […]

2015-16 Dance Series Subscriptions On Sale Now!

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly announces the launch of our 2015/16 Dance Series. This series of five shows continues the Performing Arts Centre Society’s tradition of offering high quality dance performances at an excellent price. The Society’s 2015/16 Dance series kicks off with Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Masterworks on Tuesday, November 10th 2015 at […]

The Lonely

  Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LONELY – A TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISON on Friday, October 2 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna.  Tickets are only $34.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street.  Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. […]

Osoyoos Art Gallery – Artist Susan McCarrell – Beyond the Brush

Opening Reception is August 29th – show runs until September 19th Eclectic yet focused, Susan McCarrell’s mixed media works are reflections on memory, rituals of life, including celebrations, successes and hiccups.  She owns a unique style which is energetic, playful, bound by discipline and tradition.  Her art confronts the ups and downs of modern life with connections […]

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

Theatre Kelowna Society – Fall show Our Fall Show at the Black Box Theatre this year will be a musical revue featuring the folk music of the 1960’s.   Due to the enormous popularity of our last tribute to the 1960’s “The Swingin’ Sixties,” we have decided to once again explore the large treasure trove […]

TEST YOUR METAL RECORDS Signs Kelowna Death Metal Architects GOMORRAH

Vancouver, BC based Test Your Metal Records is proud to announce its next signing of Kelowna, BC’s leading death metal architects GOMORRAH. Already sharing the stage with such bands as Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Archspire, Ancients, Striker, Origin, Beyond Creation, King Parrot, Ninjaspy, KenMode, Bison BC, The Agonist, Fuck The Facts and creating a strong following in their home province and the […]

New Paintings by Kristian Adam at Saint-Germain Cafe Gallery in Penticton

NEW PAINTINGS BY KRISTIAN ADAM At Saint-Germain Café Gallery August 21, 2015 – October 28, 2015 Kristian Adam brings his new collection of NymNums to Saint-Germain Café Gallery this summer in a show titled PECULIAR BEASTS. It is an exhibit unlike any other that has been shown at the gallery (or in Penticton, for that […]

Local artists invited to take part in community-based exhibition exploring Kelowna’s history

This year the Kelowna Art Gallery is undertaking an exciting project titled Preserves. This is a community-based initiative that will explore the history of Kelowna, and the stories of the people who have shaped the city. The results of this project will be shown in exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery that runs from November 7 to […]

Ponderosa Festival – Rock Creek Area Fire Safety Update

Dear Ponderosa Lovers. As many of you may already be aware, a wildfire has started in the Rock Creek area. Crews have acted quickly and are working around the clock to keep people safe and to contain the fire. We are watching this situation very closely and are in discussion with local authorities and people […]

SHANE KOYCZAN RETURNS TO THE ROAD IN OCTOBER

SHANE KOYCZAN ANNOUNCES BC FALL TOUR DATES INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, POET AND AUTHOR RETURNS TO THE ROAD IN OCTOBER SILENCE IS A SONG I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO ALBUM + GRAPHIC NOVEL OUT NOW  “Shane Koyczan is at the heart of a Category Five creative hurricane” The Vancouver Sun “a symbol of hope …Canada’s […]

Jazz at the KAS

You asked for it and you got it! Kelowna Actors Studio opens its theatre doors for the month of August to Hot Jazz. Host Anna Jacyszyn is thrilled to collaborate with Nathan Flavel and Randy Leslie to create a modern day speakeasy for like-minded Jazz, Funk and Soul lovers. From August 13 until August 29 […]

Dense and intriguing paintings comprise new solo show at gallery

Visitors to a new solo show by BC artist Jeroen Witvliet at the Kelowna Art Gallery may feel as though they’ve stumbled onto a set for a post-apocalyptic movie. Many of Witvliet’s paintings have a dark, brooding, nightmarish quality. The exhibition’s title is taken from a work entitled Wayfarer by 16th century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch, who is […]

Friends of Foes – Western-Canadian Tour

Hailing from the heart of the Saskatchewan prairies, Friends of Foes hit their listeners with a roaring wall of sonic talent. From soft, gentle melodies to full on audio assaults, the heavy drum lines and harmony-laden choruses mix musical finesse with raw power. Having already shared the stage with some of Canada’s best bands, topping […]

Musician Ben Klick and local singer Taylor Thomas this Sunday

Ben Klick – The Guitar Pickin’ Country Gentleman to play at the Caetani Summer Music Series, Opening Act: Local singer Taylor Thomas Sunday afternoon, July 26, from 2 – 4 pm   Talent, commitment, sacrifice, and attitude are four words that Kelowna, British Columbia based artist, Ben Klick, lives by. Klick has established himself as […]

A World Without Orphans

Join us for a screening of short documentary “A World Without Orphans” hosted by Hope for the Nations with Producer Brittany DeVries, at Third Space Coffee, Tuesday July 28 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The evening will include screening of “A World Without Orphans”, discussion of the role of social media and film in social change, […]

New Okanagan event company seeks to pay it forward – using art!

Art for Humanity, a new Okanagan-based event coordination company, is on the hunt for local artists to participate in their first event – a Holiday Art Show & Silent Auction Fundraiser in support of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. Holiday Art Show & Silent Auction Fundraiser When: Saturday, November 28, 2015 Where: The Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna   […]

LOVE AS A GLOBAL FORCE

Join Marianne Williamson in Kelowna on October 1 for an I Am Genie Wishes Fulfilled event: LOVE AS A GLOBAL FORCE Join Marianne Williamson in Vancouver on October 1 for an I Am Genie Wishes Fulfilled event as she creates a roadmap on how to turn love into a collective force for good. Discover how […]

Q&A with Dominique Fricot of The Folk Road Show

Photo Credit: Emily J. V. Wood Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Dominique Fricot is hitting the road across Canada and Europe with The Folk Road Show. As a dream project made up of Olaf Caarls (Long Conversations), Benjamin James Caldwell (Broken Down Suitcase) and Pieter Van Vliet (Port Of Call), The Folk Road Show revives the concept of […]

Artist puts together sculptural paintings like puzzles

Visitors to a new show at the Kelowna Art Gallery by artist Wally Dion will no doubt be intrigued by the works hanging on the wall – these aren’t your typical paintings. Colourful, repeated geometric forms are rendered in relief, and bridge the gap between sculpture and painting. Wally Dion likes to work with small units […]

Cécile Doo-Kingué

Montreal-based multiple award winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué is set for a cross-Canada tour this summer in support of her critically-acclaimed release Anybody Listening Pt. 1: Monologues. Widely considered to be one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create her powerful and unique sound. Doo-Kingué will […]

The Graduate

Benjamin Braddock is a new graduate who despite being at the top of his class at a prestigious Ivy League University has few prospects, except maybe in the exciting world of “plastics”. Unwilling to slip slowly in the numbing world of adulthood, Benjamin begins a torrid affair with Mrs. Robinson and his life takes an […]

Bottega Music & Arts Festival

Only a few days left to get your tickets! Bottega Festival is a Music and Arts community gathering in Kelowna BC nestled in the trees of a 13 acre alpaca farm on the property of Bottega Farm Inn & Studio July 17-18, 2015. Built on the 5 year success of the grassroots Lille Gard Festival, […]

BRING US YOUR BROKEN DISHES!

COOL ARTS SOCIETY PREPARES FOR PUBLIC ART COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT The hot weather will find many people getting into their gardens and community garden plots. Cool Arts is no exception. On Saturday, July 11th, Cool Arts Society; in partnership with artist Wanda Lock, SOL’Art and Central Okanagan Community Gardens; will begin installation of Gaudi in […]

Ballet Kelowna Raises over $40,000

Ballet Kelowna Raises over $40,000 in Successful First Annual Fundraising Campaign   Community donations exceed target for Ballet Kelowna’s year-end Celebrate Excellence Fundraising Campaign   Ballet Kelowna announces that its first annual Fundraising Campaign raised more than $40,000, solidifying a strong finish to the Company’s fiscal year end. Donations were received from over 120 supporters across […]

“One Too Many”

MAMA KIN premiere Canadian Summer Tour Announced   Including  Ottawa Bluesfest,  Calgary Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival & Evolve Fest   Australian soulstress and ARIA nominee Mama Kin premiered her brand new video from is her critically acclaimed album, ‘The Magician’s Daughter’ via Exclaim! Click here to watch and share.    Mama Kin will be bringing The Magician’s Daughter to Canada […]

FELTED

Lake Country Art Gallery presents large scale felted works in next exhibition, opening July 8th FELTED presents an exhibition of fibre works by Art Felt Collaborative at the Lake Country Art Gallery from July 8th to August 22nd, 2015. Art Felt Collaborative is Amy Burkard, Diane Goossens, Judith Mueller, Alice Pallett, and Violet Racz. Felt […]

Live Music at the Lake Country Art Gallery Saturday, July 4th

Art & Music, a beautiful combination. The Lake Country Art Gallery welcomes its second music event to the gallery on Saturday July 4th at 7pm: Tim & Tay, with Angelica Thrift.  Tim & Tay are Tim Osborne and Taylor Thomas. Osborne is a feisty punker with roots in the local music scene. Thomas, who hales […]

Great Canadian Apple Bin Paint-In returns to Kelowna Art Gallery

The Kelowna Art Gallery will once again celebrate Canada Day by hosting its annual Apple Bin Paint-In on Wednesday, July 1, between 10 am and noon. This popular family art activity offers community members of all ages the opportunity to paint their artistic visions on a side of an apple bin. “The Apple Bin Paint-In […]

Trash part of new outdoor show at Kelowna Art Gallery

Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante & Maxwell Sterry: Pieces of What Spring 2015 to Spring 2016 What most people might consider trash or garbage actually forms the basis for a new work by two local artists. Pieces of What incorporates all sorts of waste in an intriguing outdoor installation at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The installation […]

Summer 2015 Musical Theatre Camp: Red Riding Hood

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is returning to Vernon this summer and registrations are now open for the theatrical experience of a lifetime.  North America’s largest touring children’s theatre will arrive at the Vernon and District performing Arts Centre on July 6th 2015 with all the ingredients for their new production of Red Riding Hood… except the cast! […]

Summer art camps for kids lead by top-notch artist-instructors

Registration is underway for the Kelowna Art Gallery’s summer art camps for children. Art Adventurescamps are organized for pre-school children ages 3 to 5, and two separate camps are offered for children ages 6 to 8, and ages 9 to 11. Full-day camps, half-day camps, and morning-only “mini camps” are scheduled Monday through Friday. Art Adventures begins July […]

Mediterranean Guitarist PAVLO Returns to Kelowna

KeyNote Productions is excited to present a night of Mediterranean music featuring guitarist PAVLO; who will be returning to Kelowna for one night only on Thursday, November 5th at the Kelowna Community Theatre.   Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29th at 10:00am and can be purchased online at www.SelectYourTickets.com, by phone at 250.762.5050 or in person […]

NOW & THEN

Four greast lads coming all the way from Argentina to share the timeless music of the Beatles…Now & Then… is a world class beatles revival band. Now & Then….., was born in 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2014 they won the “battle of bands” in the 14th Latin America beatleweek, organized by The Cavern […]

The Lake Country Arts Bazaar is back this Saturday June 6th

You are invited to join us this Saturday June 6th from 9am – 2pm at the Lake Country Art Gallery’s Lake Country Arts Bazaar to meet local artists and artisans, collectors of vintage and purveyors of hand crafted curiosities. Come peruse the growing number of tents set among an already thriving cultural hub. At the […]

New wildlife art installation takes flight at YLW

It’s not often that wildlife and the inside of airports mix – so visitors on their way to the departure gates at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) may do a double take. A small flock of Canada Geese appear to be rising up from a body of water into the sky. They have been painted by […]

Kenny vs Spenny vs Kelowna

KeyNote Productions and Train Wreck Comedy have teamed-up once again to bring Kelowna another great live comedy show. This time it’s two best friends and big rivals who will be coming to the Kelowna Community Theatre. Kenny vs. Spenny will be live in Kelowna for one night only in a live head to head competition […]

Appearing & Fading

The Lake Country Art Gallery is proud to present Appearing and Fading – art as exploration a group exhibition with work by local artists Connor Charlesworth, Sarah Cordeaux, Steve Mennie, Stephanie Patsula and Riley Wallis which runs May 20th to July 4, 2015.  Each of these 5 artists are involved in the dance of how things appear […]

Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival

At a wildly successful party in Vancouver, jean shorts-clad Ponderosa Festival founders Kris Hargrave and Kia Zahrabi announced the full lineup for its 2015 installment. This year, headlining acts include M​ounties, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer,​B​ear Mountain,​T​op Less Gay Love Tekno Party,​ and F​ake Shark Real Zombie,​all hailing from Vancouver. Joining from Washington, DC, […]

PUTTIN’ ON THE FOIL – Coming to Kelowna

May 24 – Fernando’s – Kelowna, BC ~ 9pm Calgary is home to three of the most important Hillbilly’s you will ever need to know — Puttin’ On The Foil. They plan to make you a part of their singin-a-long, drinkin’, good time trainwreck with their electrifying, kickass punk’n roll music. Since 2011 these small […]

Work by Group of Seven featured in new show at Kelowna Art Gallery

A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Art Collection May 9 to July 19, 2015 Have you always wanted to view original works of art by the Group of Seven but never had the chance? Kelowna audiences will have the rare opportunity to see forty paintings by prominent Canadian historical artists […]

ANNUAL CANADA DAY FESTIVAL

It’s that time of year again and Festivals Kelowna is inviting local artisans and small businesses to submit applications to participate in the annual “Celebrate Canada Day – Kelowna” festival held July 1st in Waterfront Park, as part of either the “Made in Canada Marketplace” or the “Canada Day Bazaar”. “We are proud to say that […]

The Art of Printmaking

“The sole idea behind organizing the Okanagan Print Triennial juried printmaking exhibition with international participation was to establish a tradition of bringing the best of contemporary printmaking to audiences in our region. “ -Lubos Culen, VPAG Curator   The Art of Printmaking – Lithography Who: Vernon Public Art Gallery What: Jurors’ Tour of an International Printmaking […]

Art Show in Keremeos

ART x 2 + MUSIC = ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Visual artists Lee Simmons and Jill Leir Salter team up with vocalist/guitarist Stef Laramie to provide a feast for your eyes and ears at Tree To Me,  located at 1217 Hwy 3A just north of Keremeos. Opening reception is on Saturday, May 2nd between 1:00 […]

Magic of Mandalas Class

Hello Friends, As some of you know, I now have my own studio classroom at Studio 202 ~ Rotary Centre for the Arts. Next week I am offering a Magic of Mandalas class, every Tuesday night from April 28th – June 2nd, 6 – 9 p.m. Cost is $150 for 18 instructional hours and includes all materials. For […]

Patricia Cano

Our On Stage Concert series continues on May 1 2015 with Patricia Cano. With the audience seated cabaret style on the stage, Patricia Cano performs an intimate concert in this unique venue. Patricia Cano sings in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Influenced by South American folk forms including Afro-Peruvian rhythms and samba. Her music is driven by the groove […]

Show featuring 15,000 handmade boxes will intrigue visitors

When was the last time you counted to 15,000? Or even tried to imagine 15,000 of something? Would you be curious to see what a group of 15,000 silk-screened handmade paper boxes might look like? Okanagan audiences will have the chance to see this for themselves in a solo show by Canadian artist Mitch Mitchell. For […]

Art Unveiled for Art Gallery Fundraiser

Starting today you can take a sneak peek at the thirty amazing works of art that will be available for purchase at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s annual Appetite for Art Fundraiser via an online gallery at www.kelownaartgallery.com. The concept behind the gala evening is to combine a celebration of the best in local cuisine with a selection of art […]

The Lake Country Art Gallery’s 2nd Annual Intergenerational Exhibition

NOW OPEN! With the finishing touches complete, the Lake Country Art Gallery is proud to present two companion exhibitions that celebrate and showcase intergenerational art work: Art Through the Ages, an intergenerational exhibition and Changing Lands by Marlene G. McPherson. Both shows run from April 8th to May 16th, 2015. Intergenerational is a term used […]

Grim & Fischer – A deathly comedy in full-face mask

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Grim & Fischer on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Grim & Fischer is the final performance in the Society’s 2014/15 Theatre series. Described by audiences as “live action Pixar”, Grim & Fischer is a multi-award winning full-face mask […]

Appetite for Art Fundraiser

The idea of combining a celebration of the best in local food, art, and drinks has been a successful one for the Kelowna Art Gallery – and it’s back! On Saturday, May 2, 2015, Walker Real Estate presents the Appetite for Art Fundraiser at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Proceeds from this important evening support ongoing […]

5 Rhythms Dance Workshop comes to Kelowna

5 Rhythms Dance Workshop comes to Kelowna April 17th & 18th The 5 Rhythms Dance practice is a movement meditation practice developed by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970’s. It’s philosophy is to bring the body into movement in order to still the mind, access the knowledge of the body and dive deeply into the […]

The BURN BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL Tour

Dan Bremnes & Jon Neufeld co-headline The BURN BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL Tour Touring 11 markets across Western Canada in April and May This spring, join STARFIELD’s Jon Neufeld, and 5-time Covenant Award winner Dan Bremnes as they hit the road together for the first time for the BURN BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL TOUR, hitting 11 markets […]

Morning Melodies – Sarah Hagen

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Sarah Hagen on Tuesday, April 21st at 10:00am at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Morning Melodies is a series of intimate classical music concerts taking place on select Tuesday mornings. Each event begins at 10:00am with coffee, tea, treats and a chance to chat […]

HAVING HOPE AT HOME – CALL THE MIDWIFE!

HAVING HOPE AT HOME “IT’S AN 8LB. 5OZ. BUNDLE OF LAUGHS” WHEN: April 22 – May 3 TIME: Evening shows Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7.30 pm. Matinees Sundays only at 2 pm. PLACE: Black Box Theatre TICKETS: $25 + service charges in advance at www.selectyourtickets.com //  Prospera Place Box Office 250-762-5050 //or $30 cash at the door Theatre […]

Draw By Night #6: Inorganic Beings!

Draw By Night #6: Inorganic Beings! Thursday, April 2, 7-9pm at the Alternator Our next party will be hosted at the Alternator Centre during UBCO MFA candidate David Kadish’s exhibit which consists of kinetic hanging “leaves”, sound-producing pipes, and misting patches – that form an ecosystem of inorganic beings. We will be set up in […]

Classics at the Classic – Finale!!

Okanagan College’s “(Contemporary) Classics at the Classics” not-for-profit film series ends next Monday night (the 30th) with a closing night double bill at the historic Salmar Classic. At 5:00pm we are screening the animated, family-friendly Wes Anderson film “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, followed at 7:30pm with Terrence Malick’s magnum opus “The Tree of Life”. Admission to […]

Käfig: BRASIL

Brazilian martial arts fused with avant-garde hip hop dance: discover the energy of Compagnie Käfig when they take over the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage with their performance of Käfig: Brasil on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30pm. The show starts with the sound of classical music, with 11 male dancers portraying the poetry […]

STORYHIVE Season 3 – MUSIC VIDEO APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 6

This April, STORYHIVE is hosting six information sessions around BC and Alberta for filmmakers and musicians to learn about the new Music Video Edition and network with creators in their community. These workshops will be an opportunity for musicians and directors interested in applying to ask questions and get more informed through presentations and videos […]

There Will Be Blood

Okanagan College’s “(Contemporary) Classics at the Classics” not-for-profit film series continues next Monday night (the 23rd) at the historic Salmar Classic at 5:00pm with Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliant There Will Be Blood. This strange, sprawling, visually-stunning film is set against the backdrop of the infancy of 20th Century capitalism and of American religion on the […]

TransMigration by Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre

Inspired by the life and works of the Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s TransMigration will sweep you away on Saturday, March 28th through dance, music and stunning visuals that reflect one of Canada’s most loved artists. Known as the “Picasso of the North”, Morrisseau’s art is characterized by thick black outlines and bright colours.  His […]

38th BC Interior Jazz Festival

April 16, 17, 18, 2015 Kelowna Community Theatre and Rotary Center for the Arts www.bcinteriorjazzfestival.com Show Dates and Event Listings Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT) Thursday, April 16 – 8:30 am – 6:05 pm Jazz Bands Friday, April 17 – 9:30 am – 5:05 pm Vocal Jazz Saturday, April 18 – 10:30 am – 3:15 pm Jazz […]

Lake Country Art Gallery’s 5th Anniversary and AGM

On January 10th, 2010 the Lake Country Art Gallery officially opened its doors to the public. After years of dedication, the team of Lake Country volunteers finally saw their vision become a reality.  The Lake Country Art Gallery will be holding a reception to celebrate their 5th anniversary at the end of their AGM set […]

Kelowna Fan Xpo Launches March 21

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s KFX!  New Vintage Theatre is set to kick off a super new fan experience for Kelowna this March 21- The Kelowna Fan Xpo.  This event is a celebration of live performance, film, animation, gaming, cosplay and fan culture with high profile local, national and international guests slated to […]

Okanagan Attracts International Printmakers

Vernon is about to make a mark in the art world, as it prepares for the opening of an international printmaking exhibition on March 19th.  Presented by the VPAG and KPMG, the Okanagan Print Triennial will run from March 19 – May 21, 2015. Launched in 2009, the Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) is an open […]

Screenwriting Workshop

Thinking of writing a screenplay? Come spend an afternoon with one of Canada’s top script editors to get the latest tips and techniques! The Magic of Screenplay Writing takes place Saturday, March 7 in the small meeting room, second floor, downtown Kelowna library, 1380 Ellis Street, 11 am—3pm for a fee of $55. Curious Beyond […]

Mystifying Images Made from Simple Materials

Will visitors to the new exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery get into heated arguments about what the charcoal drawings represent? Some people might see tubular bells, others might see a maze for a lab rat, or a pinball machine. Or maybe we are looking at an interpretation of an engineering schematic. Don’t worry, you […]

Ignite your child’s creativity at Spring Break at art camps

The Kelowna Art Gallery and Bumbershoot Theatre have teamed up to offer parents a creative solution for how to keep their children busy during the upcoming Spring Break. Art Break offers two exciting weeks of camps filled with opportunities for children ages 5 to 10 to create art and explore theatre.   The camps will run from […]

BLUES GUITARIST CHRIS ANTONIK TO PERFORM IN KELOWNA

Toronto-based Chris Antonik was nominated for Best New Artist at 2011’s Maple Blues Awards after the release of his debut album, and has since become one of Canada’s fastest-rising blues artists. Blending innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar work, some music critics have already drawn comparisons to Eric Clapton. In 2013, Chris’ sophomore album Better for You was […]

Kelowna Mayor & Other Guest Stars Join Soap Opera For Season Finale On March 1

Kelowna’s popular parody Soap Opera is pulling out all of the stops for their season finale this Sunday at The Black Box Theatre. After running shows since July, this eclectic group of performers are ready to wrap up their first season in what New Vintage Theatre Artistic Director Bonnie Gratz calls, “An episode of epic […]

THE COMIC STRIPPERS

THE COMIC STRIPPERS A male stripper parody and improv comedy show April 10th, 2015, 8pm at The Vernon District & Performing Arts Centre Tix $35 reg, $30 each for groups of six or more. (plus any applicable service fees) Tix avail online at  http://www.ticketseller.ca/983 or Call 250-549-SHOW (7469) ★★★★★ “extremely funny comedy show that showcases the mercurial improvisational talents” – David […]

I AM ART – Artist Collective

oook is proud to present I AM ART – Artist Collective Bethany Petch, a local musician, who has deep roots in the community and a musical family, has come through a journey of doubt, questioning and wondering of value as an artist and person.  An honest journey that we all face, but so often don’t take […]

The Irish Rovers 50th Anniversary coming to YOU

The Irish Rovers, clockwise from l: Geoffrey Kelly, Wilcil McDowell, Fred Graham, George Millar, Morris Crum, Ian Millar, Sean O’Driscoll. Missing is fiddler, Gerry O’Connor. Please credit photographer: H. Burgess 50th ANNIVERSARY Thursday March 5th – Kelowna Community Theatre 7:30pm Tickets: http://www.selectyourtickets.com/venue.php?venue_id=6 or call 250 762 5050 Saturday March 7th – Cleland Community Theatre, Penticton, 7:30pm Tickets: […]

The Highly Anticipated Art After Dark Event Returns to Vernon!

Who: Presented by Vernon Public Art Gallery and title sponsor Woolley & Co. Barristers & Solicitors Where: The Vernon Public Art Gallery When: Friday February 27th, 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.   “Art After Dark is back by popular demand! We are very excited to be hosting our 2nd event, and we are grateful to once again be […]

I am Woman Hear Me Laff 11 featuring headliner Erica Sigurdson

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents I am Woman Hear Me Laff 11 on Sunday, March 8th at 8:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Leo award winning comedian Erica Sigurdson headlines our 11th annual celebration of International Women’s day. Over the course of her 10 year career in comedy, Sigurdson has been twice […]

LEVITE SUMMIT

LEVITE SUMMIT, A WORSHIP AND ARTS CONFERENCE  RETURNS TO KELOWNA FOR ITS THIRD YEAR   On March 6-7, Hear the Music Ministries, together with local church partners, are bringing Levite Summit to Kelowna for its third consecutive year. Hosted at Trinity Church, this year the 2-day conference is featuring award-winning worship artist Brian Doerksen as […]

Ballet Kelowna Announces Dance Break

  Ballet Kelowna is pleased to announce Dance Break, a two-streamed dance workshop and training intensive for young people aged 10 to 18.  At Dance Break, participants will explore different dance styles under the guidance and instruction of Ballet Kelowna’s professional dancers and special guest teachers. “We are looking forward to sharing our love for dance with […]

The Ashley Bouder Project

Ballet Kelowna presents the Canadian Premiere of ‘The Ashley Bouder Project’ Featuring stars of New York City Ballet In an incredible coup for Ballet Kelowna, New York City’s finest dancers will travel west to light up Kelowna’s Community Theatre (1375 Water Street) with the anticipated Canadian premiere of The Ashley Bouder Project, March 3 at […]

Immersive Symposium on Sustainability

The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to present our Symposium on Sustainability: Business as Usual or a Future We Really Want?, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The symposium will address a wide variety of themes from personal to systemic change. It will explore ideas about living more consciously as well […]

Classics at the Classic – Royal Tenenbaums!

This weeks film (monday February 16th at 5:00 pm) is called “Royal Tenenbaums!” directed by Wes Anderson – one of Andersons most beloved films. Admission by donation to Second Harvest. this weeks film is sponsored by Pinz Tattoo. There are also awesome door prizes!

Kelowna Community Food Bank Texas Holdem Charity Tournament

This is the second annual Texas Hold’em Charity game. We have room for 100 players to come out and have a great night in support of the Kelowna Community Food Bank, tickets $100.00. We will also have Black Jack and Roulette for those interested. Fun volunteer opportunities, we need 10 dealers and will train you. […]

Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible – Kids’ Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible on Sunday, March 1st at 2:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible is the final show in the Society’s 2014/15 Kids’ series. Billed as a Certified […]

Get out of the ordinary!

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th, and it’s time to prove the old superstition wrong. Kelowna Summer Theatre Festival is partnering with Chances at 1585 Springfield Road to offer a fun night of Bingo with great prizes, $5 appies and drinks and a chance to try something a little out of the ordinary. No worries if […]

Secondary Students Express Art and Soul at Annual Exhibition

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is proud to host Art and Soul, an annual exhibition of artwork by students in grades 8-12, from School District #22. From February 12th to March 10th, 2015, students from all high schools in the Greater Vernon area have the opportunity to display their artwork in a professional setting at the gallery. With […]

Treats, tours, and activities offered on Family Day at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Kelowna Art Gallery invites you to join us on Family Day, Monday, February 9, from 10 am to 4 pm, for a full day of art activities, family-friendly tours, and special programming for children and parents. Come in out of the cold and enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate before exploring the exhibitions and getting creative […]

BOOM

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents BOOM on Saturday, March 7th at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. BOOM is the fourth of five performances in the Society’s 2014/15 Theatre series. Written, directed and performed by Gemini and Dora award-winner Rick Miller, BOOM is an explosive new solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics […]

The Black Cat Cabaret Comes Back and Launches New Vintage Third Season

New Vintage Theatre is betting on “three times is a charm” with their upcoming season which will be announced at their second Black Cat Cabaret this Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb.7 at The Black Box Theatre. This year’s event still has the French Cabaret flair, but it is now set in New Orleans and has […]

Two Bears North at Fernando’s Pub

Join Wild Son and Two Bears North for a night of great music at Fernando’s pub.  Music at 9pm $10 cover. WILD SON Wild Son is a groove based folk rock quartet out of Kelowna, BC. Wild Son is comprised of the funkiest drummer/bassist combination locked in with a high energy violinist and a catchy […]

Classics at the Classic – Boogie Nights

Our next movie feature (contemporary classics at the classic) is Boogie Nights, directed by P.T. Anderson. It plays on February 2nd at 7:30 at the Salmar Classic theatre. Tickets 5.00 at the dorr and free for Okanagan College students.

Superheroes and Supervillains make appearance at Gallery

Superheroes & Supervillains January 31 to March 8, 2015 If wearing full-body tights, occasionally donning a cape, and making use of your unique superpowers just happen to be your thing, then you need to check out our new show at the Kelowna Art Gallery entitled Superheroes & Supervillains. Forty artists have created works of art that […]

Workshop on Creating Books for Kids at Kelowna’s New Writing School

Children’s author Karen Autio will be the guest instructor at the seminar Keys to Creating Books Kids Want to Read, Saturday, January 31, 11am-3pm. Part of the winter-spring classes put on by Kelowna’s Curious Beyond Words writing school, this special class takes place in the small meeting room on the second floor of the downtown […]

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