Arts and Entertainment

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

 

Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March of 2020. (File photo)

Kelowna to consult community on the feasibility of new performing arts centre

The centre will replace the Kelowna Community Theatre which has been open since 1962

 

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)
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre cutouts support students through the bursary program. (VDPAC photo)

Grants give Okanagan arts students a lift in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary

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)
Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)

First Nations artist featured in Okanagan Symphony’s Kelowna and Vernon performances

Fortier, of the Syilx Nation and Secwepmec peoples, a guest artist for in-person and online shows

Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)
Ballet Kelowna artists present Petrushka. (Kenny Tai)

Ballet Kelowna returns to stage with brand-new program

As venues begin to open up, the dance company is preparing to return on stage

Ballet Kelowna artists present Petrushka. (Kenny Tai)
Gift from the Sea is a full-face mask performance based on the classic Celtic legend of the Selkie Bride, showing at Powerhouse Theatre Oct. 20-24. (Contributed)

Curtain finally opens at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre

One Acts grace historic stage: Change of Heart and Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea is a full-face mask performance based on the classic Celtic legend of the Selkie Bride, showing at Powerhouse Theatre Oct. 20-24. (Contributed)
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)
Okanagan musician Andrew Allen filming his 2020 Christmas concert at the currently closed Dream Cafe in Penticton. The festive concert was streamed on Dec. 20 with proceeds going to support the Dream Cafe co-op and further streaming concerts. (Hazel Bennett photo)

Penticton’s Dream Cafe to reopen in September with limited seating and live-streaming

Tickets for the in-person dining and performances will be limited

Okanagan musician Andrew Allen filming his 2020 Christmas concert at the currently closed Dream Cafe in Penticton. The festive concert was streamed on Dec. 20 with proceeds going to support the Dream Cafe co-op and further streaming concerts. (Hazel Bennett 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)
Salmon Arm's Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performed in Vernon and Kelowna Aug. 6 and 7 as part of the Vernon Proms August-long event of concerts. (Contributed)

24 concerts staged in Okanagan

Escape heat, smoke and worries with live music

Salmon Arm's Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performed in Vernon and Kelowna Aug. 6 and 7 as part of the Vernon Proms August-long event of concerts. (Contributed)
Auditions are open to any local talent (Kelowna Actors Studio)

Kelowna Actors Studio looking for new talent after extensive hiatus

Actors are needed for Legally Blonde, The Sound Of Music, Ghost! and more

Auditions are open to any local talent (Kelowna Actors Studio)
Actors from Shakespeare Kelowna took their skills to the small screen during the pandemic. (Richard Knight photo)

After a bumpy pandemic, Kelowna theatre groups are ready for the spotlight

Innovation allowed these theatres to survive the pandemic, now they are planning their return to normal

Actors from Shakespeare Kelowna took their skills to the small screen during the pandemic. (Richard Knight photo)
Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)

Local Kelowna distillery to host live music event every weekend all summer

Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. will feature local artists every weekend until Sept. 17

Jazz vocalist Anna Jacyszyn will be performing on Sunday, July 18 at Forbidden Spirits Distillery Co. (Forbidden Spirits Distilling Co./Contributed)
Twenty-five per cent of proceeds from this exhibition will help fund the Alternator's programming for the next year. (Contributed/Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)

Exhibit featuring 50 local artists launches in Kelowna

The exhibit aims to support local artists and help fund programming at the Alternator

Twenty-five per cent of proceeds from this exhibition will help fund the Alternator's programming for the next year. (Contributed/Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)
Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland has won accolades in the musical theatre and Canadian song categories during a recent provincial competition. (Contributed)

Summerland singer receives honours for musical excellence

Tiana Ferlizza has been pursuing musical theatre since she was seven

Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland has won accolades in the musical theatre and Canadian song categories during a recent provincial competition. (Contributed)
Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)

Opera Kelowna returns to the stage

The Book Of My Shames is the opera’s first live production since 2019

Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)