Arts and Entertainment

leopolds - Left to right Patrick McCann, Malusi Mabaleka, Clint Walker, Kate Poirer

Grab your friends and find out what’s happening Canada Day in Kelowna

Leopold’s servers will be donating their tips to the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

leopolds - Left to right Patrick McCann, Malusi Mabaleka, Clint Walker, Kate Poirer
(Photo - Contributed)
(Photo - Contributed)
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography

Among the stars

Painting, producing and performing all part of Constellation Festival co-organizer’s artist pursuits

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tamara Stanners at Vancouver's Zulu Records- Lia Crowe photography
Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)

Banksy and Warhol on display at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Pop Art exhibit will run from May 21 until Oct. 16

Banksy, Grannies, 2006, silkscreen on paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in. Courtesy of Paul and Tracy Mitchell collection (Banksy/Kelowna Art Gallery)
Kim Coates (Submitted)

‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor to attend Kelowna open house

Kim Coates has appeared in Sons of Anarchy, Bad Blood, Pretty Hard Cases, Entourage

Kim Coates (Submitted)
Actors in Wit perfecting their performance at a recent dress rehearsal (Norene Morrow/Submitted)

‘Wit’ is taking the stage at Theater Kelowna Society

The Pulitzer Prize winning play will be performing May 12-22

Actors in Wit perfecting their performance at a recent dress rehearsal (Norene Morrow/Submitted)
Canada Day celebrations in Kelowna's Waterfront Park in 2019. (David Venn/Capital News)

“Full program” of festivals to return to Kelowna this summer

Celebrate Canada Kelowna and New York New Year’s Eve are on the schedule

Canada Day celebrations in Kelowna's Waterfront Park in 2019. (David Venn/Capital News)
Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Ballet Kelowna leaps towards gender equality

Women are under-represented as ballet choreographers in Canada

Simon Orlando is working to ensure women and marginalized people are equally represented in ballet (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star School takes place Sunday, March 20. (Contributed)

Children’s Festival gets North Okanagan families back to play

Pay-what-you-can weekend event at Vernon Performing Arts Centre

Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star School takes place Sunday, March 20. (Contributed)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Celtic Illusion to enchant Penticton once again

The Irish Dance and magic show returns in April at the SOEC

Anthony Street, middle, choreagraphed and created Celtic Illusion, which will be returning to Penticton after a sold out show in 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito perform Romeo and Juliet at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 19. (Ballet Jörgen photo)

Concerts, live entertainment sells out in Lake Country, Vernon

Local theatres have plenty of other options for those who missed tickets to Bif Naked, Corb Lund and The Glorious Sons

Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito perform Romeo and Juliet at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 19. (Ballet Jörgen photo)
The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)

Arkells, Lights headlining 2022 AltiTunes festival at Big White

Those wishing to attend will be required to provide proof of full vaccination

The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. 
(Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. 
(Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
Alfy'O is one of three hip hop artists performing at Local Losers Friday, Nov. 19. (Contributed)

Open mic opens Vernon hip hop show

Rookie musicians welcomed to hop on stage of Well Versed at Local Losers

Alfy'O is one of three hip hop artists performing at Local Losers Friday, Nov. 19. (Contributed)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Grants give Coldstream, Vernon arts students a lift

Bursaries brought back despite fewer patrons due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)
A photo of Dierks Bentley during his 2017 What The Hell tour. (Photo: Dierks Bentley Official Website)

Popular country star to make tour stop in Kelowna

Dierks Bentley will be playing in Kelowna on Friday, Jan. 28

A photo of Dierks Bentley during his 2017 What The Hell tour. (Photo: Dierks Bentley Official Website)