Local Entertainment

West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)

16-year-old West Kelowna singer wins Okanagan’s Got Talent

Two years later, the Okanagan-wide contest comes to an end in Lake Country

West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)
Peter Kaz, host of Okanagan's Got Talent, is handing the mic over to 14 of the valley's best this Sunday at The Green for the first in the series of events which will lead to $10,000 in prizes for the top act. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan’s Got Talent finale airs tonight

After COVID-19 stalled the final contest since March 2020, it’s time to crown the region’s most talented

Peter Kaz, host of Okanagan's Got Talent, is handing the mic over to 14 of the valley's best this Sunday at The Green for the first in the series of events which will lead to $10,000 in prizes for the top act. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Caravan Theatre’s 18th annual Halloween event will see groups explore what happens when a mysterious contagion starts appearing in the community. The audio-driven immersive performance takes place Oct. 13-30, 2021. (Contributed)

Spallumcheen theatre turns up the volume on Halloween horror

Walk of Terror: System Failure is Caravan Theatre’s newest immersive audio-driven performance

Caravan Theatre’s 18th annual Halloween event will see groups explore what happens when a mysterious contagion starts appearing in the community. The audio-driven immersive performance takes place Oct. 13-30, 2021. (Contributed)
Instructor Patricia Doyle will show participants about glass beadmaking at a Sept. 25 class at the Vernon Arts Centre as part of BC Culture Days. (Arts Council of the North Okanagan photo)

North Okanagan fired up for BC Culture Days

Museum and Arts Council hosting events Sept. 24-Oct. 24

Instructor Patricia Doyle will show participants about glass beadmaking at a Sept. 25 class at the Vernon Arts Centre as part of BC Culture Days. (Arts Council of the North Okanagan photo)
THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Curtain finally opens for Vernon’s historic Towne Theatre

COVID-19 closed the theatre last November, major renovations undertaken as the show goes on today

THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Crowds pack Kings Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Oct. 2, 2021. (Denim on the Diamond/Facebook)

Thanks to the B.C. vax card, Denim on the Diamond still a go in Kelowna

Those hoping to attend the event will need to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

Crowds pack Kings Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Oct. 2, 2021. (Denim on the Diamond/Facebook)
Lake Country Artwalk 2021 presents Taking it Outdoors, inviting the public to view artists creating, displaying and selling their work at 12 outdoor sites around town Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Lake Country Artwalk photo)

Lake Country Artwalk 2021 heads outdoors this weekend

A free self-guided tour of 12 artist sites will take place Sept. 11

Lake Country Artwalk 2021 presents Taking it Outdoors, inviting the public to view artists creating, displaying and selling their work at 12 outdoor sites around town Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Lake Country Artwalk photo)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Curtain closing on Vernon arts bursaries

Up to 3 $1,000 bursaries available from Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)
The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)

Virtual Taiwanese film festival coming to the Okanagan

The festival will feature eight films that participants can view from home

The Kelowna Taiwnaese Cultural Society and the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival will be hosting the first annual Okanagan Taiwanese Film Festival from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19. (Contributed)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (pictured) is set to take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24, 2021. (File photo)

Proof of vaccinations needed for these upcoming Vernon performances

Comedian Mike Delamont and musician Jodie B set to take stage in September

Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (pictured) is set to take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24, 2021. (File photo)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required to enter Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Starting Sept. 17, all guests, staff and employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)

Spallumcheen theatre delivers triple crown of films for outdoor festival

Second annual Outdoor Film Festival and Indigenous Short Film Showcase runs at Caravan Farm Theatre Sept. 3-5

Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)
The Comic Strippers perform at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Aug. 20 for two evening shows. (Contributed)

Comedians strip down laughter in Vernon

Two cabaret-style shows staged Friday, Aug. 20 with Comic Strippers

The Comic Strippers perform at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Aug. 20 for two evening shows. (Contributed)
Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)

Kelowna Fringe Festival returns to Central Okanagan this fall after year-long pandemic hiatus

The Kelowna Fringe Festival will feature 26 vastly different performances from comedic to touching

Get ready for the fringe that roared, hitting the stages across the Okanagan on September 15(New Vintage Theatre)
Partners in Crime, Cvetozar Vutev and Curtis Howell are breaking out of lockdown for performances Aug. 7 and 8 in Vernon and Kelowna. (Contributed)

24 concerts staged in Kelowna, Vernon

Escape heat, smoke and worries with live music

Partners in Crime, Cvetozar Vutev and Curtis Howell are breaking out of lockdown for performances Aug. 7 and 8 in Vernon and Kelowna. (Contributed)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
Herb Dixon. (Contributed)
The free Vernon concert run by Opera Kelowna takes place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Photo: Vernon Proms, Opera Kelowna.

Kelowna composer’s debut opera set for Vernon stage

Antony Knight’s Oh! Alfred will be performed at the Vernon Prom’s festival on August 15

The free Vernon concert run by Opera Kelowna takes place this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Photo: Vernon Proms, Opera Kelowna.
Splash of Red board members AJ Jaeger, Kathy Parton, Karen Winsor Geatros, president Sherry Price, and Denise Tambellini (Kristin Froneman missing) have put together an online art auction for the 40 works of art donated in support of the Caetani Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon’s Caetani House makes a splash with art auction

Online fundraiser now live in support of gallery expansion for Sveva Caetani series

Splash of Red board members AJ Jaeger, Kathy Parton, Karen Winsor Geatros, president Sherry Price, and Denise Tambellini (Kristin Froneman missing) have put together an online art auction for the 40 works of art donated in support of the Caetani Centre. (Contributed)