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Local Avant-Garde Musicians Expose Sounds at Naked Café

Rachel Mercer, Laim McIvor, and David Geraghty – three of the Okanagan’s most talented and experimental musicians will be performing in concert on March 30th at the Naked Café in downtown Kelowna. This concert is the seventeenth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its second year of production, Skin And Bones […]

You may be under video surveillance

Monitor February 11 to April 9, 2017 Do you ever feel as though you’re being watched? This question may bring to mind “Big Brother” from George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, or perhaps some of the dystopian films or fiction novels of more recent years, and now, a new group video-installation project produced by UBC Okanagan […]

Immersive installations on view at Kelowna Art Gallery

Fabrications Installation works by Gisele Amantea, Yael Brotman, Libby Hague, and Laura Vickerson February 4 to April 16, 2017   A new exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery entitled Fabrications features work by four women artists who are from different regions of Canada, but all of whom work in installation. A common thread among them […]

Double Vision at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Double Vision: Connor Charlesworth and Malcolm McCormick February 18 to March 26, 2017 No, not the legendary 1978 song by Foreigner, nor the outcome of a bone-jarring hit in football, this reference to Double Vision is to two local artists, Connor Charlesworth and Malcolm McCormick, who are both in a new exhibition at the Kelowna […]

Meditative Movement Workshop

Meditative Movement Workshop “Compass with Chantell Foss” helps people find their way Compass with Chantell Foss is a 5 Rhythms workshops that will be offered in Kelowna on March 17, 18 and 19th, 2017. 5Rhythms® is a transformative movement practice that includes – and transcends – dance. Free, improvised movement becomes meditation, and medicine for […]

A TWIST IN THE TALE

Children’s Showcase is pleased to announce the return of the “Nearly World-Famous” Dufflebag Theatre, spinning their own madcap version of Rumpelstilstkin. The Dufflebag players offer up fast-paced and hilarious improvisational theatre, and make the audience the stars of the show. Since 1992, this troupe has been traveling the world with their original adaptations of fairy […]

The art of time and space

The art of time and space at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art Exhibition: The Scale of Clusters v3 Artists: Alexis Bellavance Date: March 10-April 22, 2017 Montreal artist Alexis Bellavance blends silence, noise and the vagaries of time in his latest exhibition The Scale of Clusters v3 at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art […]

I am Woman – Hear me Laff 13

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff 13 on Saturday March 11 at 8:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. This special presentation is one of Vernon’s biggest stand-up comedy events of the year. Comedian Laurie Elliot headlines our 13th annual celebration of International […]

4th Annual “Levite Summit” Returns to Kelowna

Hundreds of musicians and artists are expected at the 4th annual Levite Summit March 3-4, 2017 in the beautiful city of Kelowna, BC. Hosted at Trinity Church, the 2-day arts and leadership conference is featuring Juno-award-winning artist Steve Bell as the keynote speaker, special guest artist Sean Feucht from Bethel Church performing LIVE in concert […]

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA SWINGS INTO KELOWNA

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for live concerts. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. For the first time ever the Big Band will bring Glenn Miller’s […]

150 Moves

Ballet Kelowna leaps into Canada’s Sesquicentennial with the presentation of 150 Moves, a collection of works designed to showcase the tremendous talent and artistry of Canadian influence in classical and contemporary dance, February 3 and 4, 2017, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The anticipated performance will feature its own company dancers and up-and-coming artists from […]

Experimental Music Series

The Four Tenors of the Avant-Garde Come to Kelowna The acclaimed tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance will be appearing in concert for the very first time in the Okanagan on January 29th at Kelowna Forum. This concert is the sixteenth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its second year of production, […]

CUISINE & CONFESSIONS

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents The Seven Fingers’ Cuisine & Confessions on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. From The Seven Fingers Circus comes Cuisine & Confessions, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will entice the senses. Life happens in the kitchen. In Cuisine […]

Calgary artist Brittney Bear Hat explores family history at the Alternator.

Exhibition: Kokum Artist: Brittney Bear Hat Dates: January 6-February 18 2017 Calgary artist Brittney Bear Hat brings her exhibition Kokum to Kelowna’s Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art from January 6 through February 18 2017. Kokum is inspired by Bear Hat’s on-going exploration of relationships and the value they hold through storytelling, memory and traditions. In […]

Registration now open for adult and youth art classes offered this winter at the Kelowna Art Gallery

It’s a new year for artists too! Start 2017 off with a commitment to your creativity – registration is now underway for winter art class offerings for adults and youth at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Don’t miss your chance to take part in these high-quality, professionally instructed classes that run from January through April of […]

More than just pencil

More than just pencil – Drawing from Life comprises many different media Drawing from Life through January 22, 2016 That’s a drawing? Visitors to a new exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery may find themselves asking this question when presented with the vastly differing large works created by eight local artists. The exhibition is entitled […]

Ninety artists ‘drawn together’ for exhibition at Kelowna Art Gallery

Ninety local artists answered the call to explore the definition and concept of drawing for this year’s annual members’ exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The group show is fittingly entitled Drawn Together and submissions in a wide variety of media were welcomed, including painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, and of course, approaches to traditional […]

A New Start – a New Year’s Eve party at the Penticton Art Gallery

The Penticton Arts Council and The Penticton Art Gallery cordially invite you to join the party! You’ll be in the best of company with many of Penticton’s most groovy, talented and creative people. The theme for this party is 1960’s lounge and kitsch – so break out your leisure suits, mini-skirts, go-go boots, mop-tops, psychadelic […]

Montreal singer/songwriter Bobby Bazini claims “Summer Is Gone”

KeyNote Productions is excited to announce Canadian singer/songwriter Bobbi Bazinis’ Summer is Gone Tour is scheduled to make a stop for one night only on Sunday, March 19th 2017 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Born in Mont-Laurier, Quebec to a family of country musicians, Bobby Bazini was naturally encouraged during his childhood to […]

Heart shape repeated in new works of art at YLW

Angelika Jaeger: Wanderlust November 7, 2016 to May 8, 2017 At the Kelowna Art Gallery’s satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport The image of the heart – the classic Valentine shape with its pleasing symmetrical form – has become ubiquitous, although its origins are obscure. It has appealed to many artists making paintings and […]

Convergent Studio Artist Presentation: Melany

Kelowna Artist Melany Nugent will be giving an artist talk on her work ‘Invisible Threads are the Strongest Ties’ at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art on November 18 at 7pm. Continuing an area of research developed during Nugent’s graduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, this presentation provides an overview of […]

Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Mermaid Theatre’s production of Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny on Sunday, November 27 at 3:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Mermaid Theatre, known in Vernon for their recent performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, uses picture perfect puppets to bring well-known stories […]

Gallery to become a 1920s-era speakeasy for upcoming event

The Kelowna Art Gallery (or should I say The Canary Club as it will be known for the night) invites guests to join them on Friday, November 18, 2016, for a fundraising event that will transform the space into a 1920s-era speakeasy. Speakeasy is presented with the generous support of Meiklejohn Architects Inc., and is […]

New exhibition offers take on the micro home movement

Germaine Koh: Home Made Home October 22, 2016 to February 12, 2017 A new solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery seems especially timely for our rapidly growing city. Vancouver-based artist Germaine Koh’s show titled Home Made Home comprises two “social sculptures” through which she looks at the notion of the micro home. One piece […]

Renowned Blues Musician Jim Byrnes Coming to Creekside

When you have a birthplace of St. Louis Missouri, and you grow up regularly listening to some of the best blues musicians to walk the planet, it becomes no stretch of the imagination, that you too, fall into the blues music industry, naturally. And if your name is Jim Byrnes, this is the story of […]

Supreme Saxophonists Stretch Boundaries in Solo Performance

Award winning saxophonists Yves Charuest from Montreal and Kelowna’s very own Craig Thomson will be giving rare solo performances on November 15th at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna. For the performer, solo saxophone performance may well be the definitive creative risk. For the audience, the degree musical intimacy can be arresting as […]

LOCAL SONGSTRESS LEILA NEVERLAND SAYS “HELLO” TO ADELE AT CREEKSIDE THEATRE

Creekside Theatre is excited to present Leila Neverland for two nights on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th, at 7:30 pm in Lake Country for a night of original compositions and superstar Adele covers. Known for her creative, and absurdly brilliant performances, Leila Neverland truly never duplicates a performance. Her unique, multi-talented artistry has […]

Stormy Post-rock Improv Duo Bring Their Thunder to Kelowna

The electrifying Vancouver duo Peregrine Falls will be in concert on November 4th at Muninn’s Post in Kelowna. This concert is the lucky thirteenth installment of the Skin And Bones Music Series. Now in its second year of production, Skin And Bones is an Okanagan Arts Award nominated concert series devoted to the presentation of […]

Okanagan Indie Pop Artist ROYAL Marks Her New Sonic Era with Radio Single Release of “Wild”

Independent pop artist ROYAL is pleased to celebrate the recent release of her new radio single “Wild” with a show in her hometown of Vernon on Friday, October 28th at Record City at 8PM. Released to Canadian radio on September 13th, “Wild” is the first radio single release for ROYAL since her selection as a […]

Ten Strings And a Goatskin Bring Their East Coast Trad/Folk/Fusion to the West

Creekside Theatre is thrilled to present Ten Strings And a Goatskin for one night only on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 pm in Lake Country. When the phrase “East Coast Music” is used, it typically conjures up images of toe-tapping, spoon-wielding, step dancing, fiddle-playing tunes. It is a classic Canadian picture that most have had […]

Erin Costelo POP UP concert October 29

DUE TO THE POPULAR DEMAND OF THIS PERFORMER, AND THE CLOSING OF DREAM CAFE, ERIN HAS CONFIRMED A BONUS SHOW ON FRIDAY OCT. 28 AT WINE AND ART!!! Dear Jazz Café friends – I would like to bring to your attention a singer/musician who is coming through Kelowna while in British Columbia touring. Like all […]

Bates Motel Murder Mystery This Saturday

“Sometimes we all go a little crazy” This Saturday night New Vintage Theatre’s soap opera AS THE SUN BURNS presents their own version of Psycho as a fun murder mystery at The Black Box called Bates Motel. Major movie star Janet Leaves (played by Guest Star Elana Bizovie) is in K-Town and heap of financial […]

Local artists invited to show their work

The Kelowna Art Gallery is looking for works by local artists to include in the upcoming annual members’ exhibition, entitled Drawn Together. Artists interested in participating are asked to explore the concept and definition of drawing through their media of choice, so painting, sculpture, photography, and new media are encouraged. To use one example, consider […]

Creekside Theatre is Ready to Rock

Creekside Theatre is Ready to Rock This Thursday night, Creekside Theatre will ‘rock out’ to three fantastic local rock bands: //AMISTAD//, CYNK, and Windmills. All three groups have a distinct, unique rock sound that combined, will create an elaborate musical tapestry for the audience this week. The trio of young talent will showcase the different […]

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery on Thursday, November 10 2016, 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is the first performance in the Society’s 2016/17 Theatre series. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is […]

Soulmen Blues Brothers Too Interview

In just a few short days, the stage at Creekside Theatre in Lake Country will be filled with the sounds of a high energy duo and band: The Soulmen. Formerly known as “The Blues Brothers Too”, Ian McDonnell and Grant Eisworth have rebranded as “The Soulmen” and are in the process of adding different elements […]

GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents God is a Scottish Drag Queen on Friday October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. From critically acclaimed and award winning comedian Mike Delamont comes the hit one man show God is a Scottish Drag Queen. God, dressed in a […]

MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Major Motion Picture on Friday September 30 2016 at 7:30pm. Major Motion Picture is the first show of 2016/2017 Dance Series. Out Innerspace Dance Theatre is a Vancouver based company dedicated to furthering the development and appreciation of contemporary dance in Canada through the creation of […]

VIKKI DRUMMOND WONDERLAND REDUX

A new exhibition opens at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. VIKKI DRUMMOND WONDERLAND REDUX OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 16 @7PM In the Window Gallery, Kelowna artist Vikki Drummond presents Wonderland Redux, a collection of paintings exploring Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. Reimagined through the counter-culture of 1960’s New York City, these paintings focus on the […]

AXIS THEATRE COMPANY’S ROBINSON CRUSOE

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Axis Theatre Company’s production of the classic tale Robinson Crusoe on Sunday, October 16 2016 at 2:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Robinson Crusoe is the first of three performances in the Society’s 2016/17 TD Kids’ series. Axis Theatre’s Robinson Crusoe is a […]

CHARLOTTE DIAMOND LIVE IN CONCERT

B.C.’s own Children’s music legend Charlotte Diamond is returning to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, October 2 for a special family concert with her son, Matt Diamond. Charlotte Diamond is the first show in the Society`s brand new TD First Stages Series. Recently appointed to the Order of Canada for her […]

AN EVENING WITH COWBOY JUNKIES

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Cowboy Junkies on Saturday, October 1st 2016 at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. This concert is the Centre’s 15th birthday bash. For more than 30 years, legendary Canadian country/blues/folk rock band Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their artistic vision to […]

GOOD OL’ COUNTRY COMFORT

THEATRE KELOWNA SOCIETY Presents GOOD OL’ COUNTRY COMFORT “When Country Music was Still Western” WHEN: September 14th to October 2nd TIME: Evening shows Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. Matinee Sundays only at 2 pm. PLACE: Black Box Theatre TICKETS: $25 + service charges in advance at www.selectyourtickets.com // Prospera Place Box Office […]

The Bboys are coming!

This summer Kelowna is going to see something a little difference out in the summer sun. For the past few weeks, Karram Amro and “Frisco” Ugarte and their break dance crew SoulSikk have been training the next generation of Bboys and Bgirls downtown Kelowna, while brushing up on their own break dance skills. The two […]

Art Gallery seeks volunteers for school tour program

The Kelowna Art Gallery is currently recruiting volunteer docents (tour guides) for their 2016/17 School Tour program. These volunteers lead and assist with taking students on exhibition tours, hosting discussions about what they’ve seen, and facilitating hands-on art activities. Interested applicants should enjoy a creative atmosphere, stimulating surroundings, and working with children. “Becoming a volunteer […]

2016/17 Dance Series Subscriptions & Single Tickets On Sale Now!

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly announces the launch of our 2016/17 Dance Series. This series consists of five diverse, high quality shows from across Canada. The series begins on Friday, September 30 2016 at 7:30pm with Major Motion Picture from Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. The production explores timely themes of surveillance, […]

Registration now open for fall art classes at the Kelowna Art Gallery

It’s back to school for artists too – registration for the Kelowna Art Gallery’s fall art classes and workshops for youth and adults is now underway. Don’t miss your chance to take part in these high-quality, professionally instructed classes that run from September through December of 2016. People registering before September 4, 2016 will receive […]

Royal Wood

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Royal Wood on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Royal Wood is the first performance in the Society’s 2016/2017 season. Known for his classic cabaret pop style of music, Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood brings class, charm and a […]

Okanagan’s only world music festival expanding in 2016 after three successful years

Okanagan’s only world music festival expanding in 2016 after three successful years Seven sets of culturally diverse music will be presented at this year’s West Kelowna World Music Festival over two days. Featuring returning headlining act En Karma, who played the event in 2014, with bhangra fusion dhol and drum music on Friday and afro-fusion […]

Camaro 67 Mini-Tour

Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental groove-band debuted in 2015, picking up from where Miami Device (BC’s premier Afrobeat orchestra over the past 7 years) left […]

New Vintage Soap Opera Goes Tom Cruise This Saturday

New Vintage Theatre calls it “ the seediest thing this side of Sunset Blvd”-Kelowna’s own soap opera AS THE SUN BURNS. The popular parody set in Kelowna is now in its third season and features New Vintage performers in a 1980’s style soap opera with live episodes performed in a cabaret style at The Black […]

New Vintage Theatre presents The Great Gatsby

1920’s New York Comes to Kelowna This July “Ev’ry morning, ev’ry evening…ain’t we got fun?” New Vintage Theatre proudly presents The Okanagan premiere of Simon Levy’s compelling adaptation of the American classic The Great Gatsby. Set in New York City in The Jazz Age, a term coined by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, the story […]

Being Home

Victoria BC artist Farheen HaQ brings her exhibition Being Home to Kelowna’s Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art from July 15 through August 27 2016. Being Home explores HaQ’s reflections on motherhood though a series of video installations and sculptures. The artist records herself in relation to domestic objects to expose the overlapping identities of motherhood, […]

New Vernon Library Branch Head Aims to Take Resources Beyond the Building

Mark Christensen moved from Vancouver to the North Okanagan in April to assume the position as new Branch Head Librarian at the Okanagan Regional Library’s Vernon Branch, and readily admits he is already “dangerously in love” with the place. Christensen’s new role marks the fulfillment of a personal dream. After a successful 7-year leadership career […]

Meet Metal Fest Co-Organizer Jesse Valstar

What is Armstrong Metal Fest all about? Jesse Valstar: Armstrong Metalfest is all about having a great time watching bands with new and old friends from all over North America! What inspired you to start Armstrong Metal Fest? Wacken 2008. I attended that year to see At the Gates, Carcass, Iron Maiden and Van Canto! […]

Metanoia, Pt. I by Andrew Judah is now available

Metanoia is a sprawling 21 track album, which will be created and evolve in as close to real time as possible. Taking form as 7 separate 3 track EPs, released once a month from June until December 2016. In an attempt to subvert the modern pitfalls of self censoring, each one will be written and […]

Séan McCann Sings in The Okanagan June 24-26

Former Great Big Sea shantyman Séan McCann ​will be singing his songs in the Okanagan in June. Friday June 24th at The Dream Cafe Penticton. Saturday June 25th at The Powerhouse theatre in Vernon with Shari Ulrich and a Sunday Matinee in Kelowna at The Mary Irwin theatre (also with Shari Ulrich). http://rotarycentreforthearts.com/port/mary-irwin-theatre/ Séan’s love […]

Ballet Jörgen’s Swan Lake

For the third show in our 2016/2017 Dance Series, the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is proud to present Ballet Jörgen’s Swan Lake, on Saturday February 16 starting at 7:30 pm. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings their major full-length production of Swan Lake to the Vernon stage this February, showcasing the extraordinary beauty of […]

URRENT SWELL

Wet Ape Productions presents: CURRENT SWELL w/ SPECIAL GUESTS Saturday, December 5 Kelowna Community Theatre Doors at 7:30PM, all ages Tickets: $25 advance / $30 doors Advance tickets available at Select Your Tickets – by phone, box office or online Current Swell http://currentswell.com / http://www.facebook.com/currentswell / http://twitter.com/currentswell Canada’s Current Swell announce a cross Canada tour starting in Hamilton, ON on November 3 […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to Vernon on November 10th

World-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company brings breathtaking performances of iconic dances to Vernon for an exclusive engagement. On Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30, this stunning New York troupe will be performing at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre as part of their 2015 tour and the season opener for the Society’s 2015/16 Dance Series. Choreographer Paul Taylor […]

Séan McCann Hits the Road on his first Solo Tour

– The You Know I Love You Tour begins September 18 in Quebec City and includes stops in Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, Kelowna and more – In Kelowna November 7 – New songs available now at seanmccannsings.com – youtube.com/GreatBigSean – facebook.com/GreatBigSean – twitter.com/seanmccannsings Séan McCann, acclaimed singer-songwriter and JUNO Award nominee is […]

Award winning author of ‘Happy City’ comes to Kelowna Oct. 29

Charles Montgomery, author of ‘Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design’ will be in Kelowna for a special presentation on October 29. As a leading author in the field of urban happiness, Charles Montgomery wants to engage everyone to design more health and happiness into their city. He’ll share his insights on the power […]

New installation by local artist Jane Everett opens at Kelowna Art Gallery

Any visitors to a new show at the Kelowna Art Gallery who are fond of loons, and paddling on lakes, and spending time at a cottage, will find the imagery of this exhibition appealing. Jane Everett is a highly skilled artist, and accomplished at her craft, of rendering naturalistic loons, and the fleeting effects of […]

VANCE JOY

VANCE JOY FIRE AND THE FLOOD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016 WITH GUESTS REUBEN AND THE DARK THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016 KELOWNA COMMUNITY THEATRE – KELOWNA, BC Doors:  7:00PM Show:  8:00PM TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 @ 10AM www.livenation.com Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50 (Plus FMF & Service charges) *RESERVED SEATING / […]

Strings and electronics create rich sonic tapestry at new experimental jazz series

Musicians: Ryan Lidstone and James Masz Event: In performance at new experimental jazz series Date: 23 October, 2015, 8 p.m. (doors 7:30) Guitarist Ryan Lidstone and electronics musician James Masz will be appearing in concert in Kelowna 23 October at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. This performance is the second installment of the Skin and Bones Music Series, […]

Latest fossil from the future appears downtown on Bernard

A third mysterious object or fossil, as they are being called, has appeared in downtown Kelowna – this time on Bernard Ave. It was first noticed by pedestrians walking along the southern edge of Kerry Park, who saw something strange attached to a light post. At first glance it looks similar to the previous fossil […]

LeE HARVeY OsMOND and his ‘Beautiful Scars’

KeyNote Productions is excited to present a night of psychedelic folk music by the eminent and hirsute Steeltown reprobate, LeE HARVeY OsMOND; aka Tom Wilson; aka One of Three Rodeo Kings; aka that large, melodic growling man from the former Junkhouse.  Invading Kelowna for an intimate concert at the Mary Irwin Theatre on Wednesday, November 18, […]

Dead Serious A Seriously Thrilling Mystery

“What If I Don’t Want To Stop The Game?” New Vintage Theatre is pleased to present Canadian Doug Greenall’s popular 1980’s murder mystery Dead Serious at Creekside Theatre this October, just in time to celebrate Hallowe’en. Dead Serious is the chilling story of an unusual family who run a lakeside retreat, The Blackfly Lodge,that becomes […]

New Executive Director at the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to welcome Katie Brennan as the new Executive Director. Brennan is a professional artist, who has served the last four years at the Curator of the Lake Country Art Gallery. She holds an MFA in studio art from the University of Guelph and an BFA, also […]

Barra Macneil Celtic Christmas

A Barra MacNeil’s (Celtic Xmas) Coming to Kelowna Community theatre Theatre Nov 17th As a group, the six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture and history. […]

VITALY: AN EVENING OF WONDERS

Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders – Special Presentation Friday, October 23 2015 – 7:30pm Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre For Tickets Contact the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ticketseller.ca $30 Adult – $27 Senior – $25 Student Discounts available for members of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society The Vernon […]

Matthew Good on Tour In Kelowna

Kootenay Concert Connection and Power 104 are excited to announce that Matthew Good will be rolling into Kelowna for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Monday, November 16 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. In support of the highly anticipated release of his seventh solo album, Matthew Good announces the Chaotic Neutral Tour with dates across the country […]

Six Guitars

Six Guitars – Theatre Series Tuesday, October 20 2015 – 7:30pm Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre For Tickets Contact the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ticketseller.ca $25 Adult – $22 Senior – $20 Student Discounts available for members of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society   The Vernon and District […]

Natural beauty with dark themes in new printmaking show at Kelowna Art Gallery

Visitors to a new show at the Kelowna Art Gallery may feel as though they’ve stepped into a surreal, dream-like environment. The exhibition is entitled Makeshift and it is created by Toronto-based artist/printmaker Elizabeth D’Agostino. For her installation the artist has used a combination of etching, screen print, and collage on thin Japanese papers, to bring her […]

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   […]

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