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The Kelowna edition of MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's Older & Reckless features acclaimed senior dancers Stelio Calagias (Nelson), Cori Derickson (Westbank First Nation), Joe Laughlin (Vancouver) and Ballet Kelowna's Simone Orlando, plus a community performance by local dance enthusiasts.Find out more »
A Taste of Fringe supported by ARTSCO September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am (doors at 6:30 pm) Fringe is for renegades, for the brave, for the adventurous. Fringe is for the curious. Fringe is for Kelowna. On Saturday, September 22, curious, adventure-seeking renegades will descend on the Rotary Centre for the Arts as we pull back the curtain and reveal A Taste of Fringe. For one night only, we will welcome two award-winning performers to share their fun…Find out more »
A rare treat for Coronation Street fans, Beth & Sinead offer a chance to hear from the newer generation of Corrie Stars who are behind the sewing machines and exciting story lines at the Underworld factory. Showcasing Lisa George who plays Beth Sutherland and Katie McGlynn who play Sinead Tinker her niece on Britain’s longest-running television drama.Find out more »
They're at it again! Colin Hollett (NTV, CTV), Mike Lynch (The Outhouse, CBC) and Brian Aylward ("Best Standup Comic" - Canadian Comedy Awards) are bringing their new BEST KIND COMEDY TOUR across Canada this fall.Find out more »
Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm The members of the Dali Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States and studied with world-renowned artists at Yale and Indiana Universities, Cleveland Institute of Music and Simon Bolivar Conservatory in Venezuela. Based now in Philadelphia, the quartet is sought after for its signature mix of Classical, Romantic and Latin American repertoire and engaging and passionate performances. Russian-American pianist Olga Kern was the First Prize Winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition…Find out more »
Passion and Performance Arts Inc presents: The Jungle Room: Robyn, Haley, and Sara are working at The Jungle Room Nightclub one evening when Von enters to shake things up for everyone. Enamoured with Robyn from the start, Von immediately works to make her his. Sara is all for the match, hoping her friend will find love like she has with the club’s bartender, Mykal. And Haley is excited about anything that will add some excitement and a little chaos to…Find out more »
Her latest release, the self titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and Socan. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world-wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of 'Must See Artists'.Find out more »
God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from Platypus to Pocahontas in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North America fell in love with the original show and this sequel has become even more popular!Find out more »
“Words seem so deficient for explaining the depth of experience we all felt... I was being moved by sound, my whole body was light and vibrating.”
— Vancouver Yoga Review
Imagine floating in an ocean of sacred sound… vibration so profound it seems to take on qualities of form, texture and color.
It’s hard to believe these sounds come from a human.
Age with Confidence! What you need to know to add more life to your years ahead. With, Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF Friday November 9, 2018 Discover how to be the best advocate for your own healthy aging. Learn about the latest innovations in health care for older Canadians. Hear updates on the push towards the development of a National Senior Strategy. - Dr. Samir K. Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of…Find out more »
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30pm The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. As summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, these artists have been playing together for more than twenty years. Violinist David Perry is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin and is first violin in the Pro Arte Quartet. He served as concertmaster of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded a number of violin…Find out more »
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30pm The Lysander Piano Trio was formed at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009 and takes its name from Shakespeare’s: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, this Trio has performed extensively in major centers across North America. Highlights include performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,…Find out more »
Jan 15: An evening of animated shorts from the National Film Board archives and independent film-makers from around the world including 2018 selections from The Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Jan 22: An evening of experimental animation showcasing both seasoned artists and directors as well as new and emerging independent artists and storytellers from Canada and beyond. Tickets: Advance $7 General Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.Find out more »
This event takes place at Black Box Theatre 1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed storytelling champion and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty 7 year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. In Blindside, a prospector’s recent diamond discovery forces his daughter, a young and sheltered cancer patient with a prosthetic eye, to change schools in the middle of the third grade. While her family members are distracted by their…Find out more »
These shows will take place at the Black Box Theatre 1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC Jan 18, 6pm or 7:30pm and Jan 19, 1pm or 2:30pm From award winning creator Candice Roberts comes a clown tour de force of comedy conundrum. With a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion, animation projections, dance and live music, the world of Ideas Bobert! is rich with magic and creativity. For more about Candy Roberts visit the artist’s website and preview Ideas…Find out more »
A soldier loyal to his country encounters three witches on the battlefield that tell him he will be king. Now, Macbeth and his partner in crime, Lady Macbeth, are on a bloody path of ambition, power, and betrayal. Macbeth Muet completely deconstructs this Shakespeare tragedy into a fast-paced, visceral theatre experience, using the body, objects as imagery, and a ton of fake blood. Entire scenes are reduced to a single look, as Shakespeare’s complex and beautiful poetry is rendered mute…Find out more »
This show takes place at the Black Box Theatre 1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC Living Things 2019 presents: Bushel and Peck January 20th 2019 2pm Alastair Knowles (James & Jamesy) and Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Merkin Sisters / BLINDSIDE) fuse their mastery of comedy and movement as they tear up their performance handbook, touch the untouchable, and are blown away by the uproarious consequences. Bushel and Peck will boisterously charm your naked heart. “Brilliant and absurd. The perfect tonic for whatever ails…Find out more »
“Feel-good music, soaked in classic soul and served on a 21st century platter.” – BeatRoute Magazine The Boom Booms are a celebrated Canadian band from Vancouver, BC. They blend storytelling and dance music with draws on funk, soul and latin styles. The Boom Booms have spent the last decade touring the world and playing festivals (Pemberton, Squamish Live, Toronto Jazz Fest and more). Their debut album ‘Hot Rum’, written on their inaugural tour from Vancouver to Panama, garnered a dedicated…Find out more »
Living Things 2019 presents: Butt Kapinski January 26 2019 7:30pm and January 27 at 8pm at the Black Box Theatre 19+ Event Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take the ride of a full-on interactive comedic experience. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad…Find out more »
This show takes place at the Black Box Theatre 1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC Living Things 2019 presents: Pepper Pepper: Diva Practice January 26th 9pm This is a 19+ event. Being fabulous takes practice! Diva Practice embodies fabulousness by hybridizing drag, technological interventions and contemporary dance. While blending of genres, Diva walks between the worlds of nightlife, dance-theatre, and installation, while also making accomplices of the audience. For more information, visti the Pepper Pepper project website or preview the show…Find out more »
RCA Presents Sarah MacDougall “One of the greatest talents of our era” — ROOTSTIME, BELGIUM ‘All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything’is a record about strength, identity, death, the breakdown of relationships, birth, and the ghosts we honor and carry throughout. It is my fourth record. It was written in the midst of the death of my grandparents, the birth of my niece, and a break up. The nine songs are influenced by the vastness of the…Find out more »
Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30pm The rarely performed Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach have been called “miracles of music”, where a single violin embarks on some of the most remarkable musical discourses ever written. Juno Award- winning violinist Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked for of a violinist, from the early Baroque to avant-garde. His varied career includes concert master of the Vancouver Symphony, performing in chamber music…Find out more »
RCA Presents: Shari Ulrich March 1st 2019 7:30pm Shari Ulrich celebrates 45 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, piano, guitar dulcimer, & harmonica). From Pied Pumkin through The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has lead to 23 albums – including her collaboration with solo artists Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall .…Find out more »
Presented by Village Dance Academy: Join us for a night of entertainment! "NEW DIRECTIONS" will be our very first show as The Village Dance Academy (formerly known as Reflections Dance Studio)! We are incredibly excited to be showcasing our amazing students and their brilliant work! This show will feature our elite competitive teams as well as all of our solos and duos. Audience members will enjoy a wide variety of genres! We will be showcasing pieces in ballet, jazz, lyrical,…Find out more »
MTBco 2019 AGM & Movie Night It’s that time of year again! And since the weather is probably not quite putting you in the mood for biking season, we thought we might be able to entice you out of hibernation with some shredding action on the big screen. Join us to get the low down on what MTBco has been up to, as well as an update on Gillard and stick around and watch Anthill Films “NotBad” and “Not2Bad”. Our…Find out more »
Thursday, March 21st, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30) Join us for an evening of Music and Storytelling by Dave Hadfield, who's new Album Features Aviation experiences gathered in a lifetime of cockpits. see www.hadfield.ca for more https://youtu.be/EDJ1xIs-a08 Tickets: $25 General Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.Find out more »
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm The members of the New Orford String Quartet are concertmasters and principal cellist and violist in the Montreal, Detroit and Toronto Symphonies. Champions of Canadian works, the New Orford String Quartet regularly programs contemporary and commissioned works in their concerts, with repertoire spanning 225 years. The quartet tours the major cities of North America as well as bringing their performances to smaller centres and rural communities that may not otherwise hear chamber music. The…Find out more »
COMPLETELY CREEDENCE is a Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) tribute band who wants to invite you to a night out to remember the incredible music that John Fogerty and CCR provided for the world to enjoy and relate to.
CCR was a popular rock band, active in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Introducing the Newest Multiple ROCK TRIBUTE Concert Band STARDUST, featuring Jimmy LeGuilloux, Niki Martinus, Singer/Songwriter, David Mihal, Mike Jervis and Dan Fogarty who will make their Debut Concert May 2, 2019 at Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna.This spectacular concert includes Tributes to……DAVID BOWIE,JOHN MELLENCAMP ,CRANBERRIES PEARL JAM ,FLEETWOOD MAC,PAT BENATAR,CHRIS CORNELL, CHRISSIE HYNDE ………Performed by these multi-talented Okanagan Musicians…..JIMMY LEGUILLOUX - NIKI MARTINUS - KAT LAWRENCE SERGIO INTILE - VICKY NISH - TOMY THISDALE Get ready for a unique and…Find out more »
Based on the movie by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
With permission of Musical Theatre International
Seymour is a humble plant store employee when his skid row, downtown life is forever changed by a total eclipse of the sun. Will he win the woman of his dreams Audrey away from her evil Elvis dentist boyfriend and live somewhere that’s green?
PARKING : Metered street parking is available outside the centre (free after 5 PM & Sundays). One block south on Ellis Street, parking has been increased at the Library Parkade to 668 spaces, and Memorial Parkade to 519 spaces. Parkades are free after 6 PM except during special events. There is an Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access from Cawston).