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January 2017

Penderecki String Quartet (Chamber Music Kelowna 2016-17)

January 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

he Penderecki String Quartet, approaching the third decade of an extraordinary career, has become one of the
most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. These four musicians from Poland, Canada, and the USA
bring their varied yet collective experience to create performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of
technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Toronto, Globe and Mail).

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LIVING THINGS Festival

January 27 - February 5
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A festival of puppets, masks and performing objects

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LIVING THINGS: Portraits in Motion

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Jan 29, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Portraits in Motion is a piece of photographic flip–book cinema created by Berlin–based artist Volker Gerling.

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LIVING THINGS: Portraits in Motion

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Portraits in Motion is a piece of photographic flip–book cinema created by Berlin–based artist Volker Gerling.

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February 2017

LIVING THINGS: The Message is a Mess

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A brain on a dinner plate tries desperately to declare his interest in a brain on another table. A message is born from the brain and sent to bridge the gap... but is the message in danger of being scrambled along the way?

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LIVING THINGS: Caws & Effect

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Feb 4, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Caws & Effect is a modern fable that explores the unexpected consequences that arise after a crow plants a magical seed. The story is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score.

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LIVING THINGS: The Message is a Mess

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A brain on a dinner plate tries desperately to declare his interest in a brain on another table. A message is born from the brain and sent to bridge the gap... but is the message in danger of being scrambled along the way?

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LIVING THINGS: Caws and Effect

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Caws & Effect is a modern fable that explores the unexpected consequences that arise after a crow plants a magical seed. The story is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score.

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Snowed In Comedy Tour

February 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The 2016 tour received numerous Standing Ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become one of the largest comedy tours in Canada.

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Formosa Quartet with Reiko Uchida, piano (Chamber Music Kelowna 2016-17)

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Winners of the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition in 2006, the Formosa Quartet is, “one of the very best quartets of their generation” (David Soyer, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet).

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March 2017

Bobby Bazini in Concert

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Now, inspired by the release of his third album, Bobby Bazini kicks off 2017 with a national tour featuring his brand new show ‘SUMMER IS GONE’.

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April 2017

Imani Winds (Chamber Music Kelowna 2016-17)

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Considered North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has also established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. The group has performed in major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall, and Kimmel Center.

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Angel Award

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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April 2nd 12 noon Atrium pre-show featuring local artists work for sale along with entertainment by Romanza del Arco duo, Denis Letourneau & Susan Schaffer, violin & viola.

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Creator’s Arts Centre Competitive Spring Showcase 6:30pm

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$17

Dancers will be showcasing various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary and hip hop.

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Lake Country Dance PAC In the Spotlight

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$16.50

Tickets:$16.50 Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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OSIF IndieFest 2017

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"IndieFest is a Film Festival comprised of 100% locally made short films, music videos and documentaries. There will be prizes for the Best Film, Best Doc, Best Music Video, a People’s Choice Award, Best Acting, Best Cinematography, Best Story and Best Post-¬Production, a Live MC, and more!

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The Canadian School of Ballet Night of the Arts

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This year's performance will be a collaboration with local talented young dancers, musicians and singers. Our dancers will be dancing to live music from The Kelowna Community Music School and Alexandra Babbel's Candesca Singers.

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Rock of Ages

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Apr 29, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$30

It's the tail end of the big, bad 80's in Hollywood and the party has been raging hard at The Sunset Strip's last legendary venue.

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May 2017

Westjet Wine Tastings

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$79

The urban chic setting of the Rotary Centre for the Arts is your venue to taste over 250 wines all under one roof. Let WestJet transport you into the wine culture of the Okanagan by featuring 60 wineries and a live band.

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Westjet Wine Tastings

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$79

The urban chic setting of the Rotary Centre for the Arts is your venue to taste over 250 wines all under one roof.

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Arts Council of the Central Okanagan presents: 10th annual Okanagan Arts Awards

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come out for a night of art, culture and celebration! Mingle with some of the top artists in the Okanagan, enjoy a great showcase of local performers and help us celebrate the creative excellence of our community. Award Gala to be hosted by Mayor Colin Basra and Nathan Flavel.

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Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers: This New Land

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Dolyna Ukrainian dancers with guest performers Sadok Ukrainian Dancers present a celebration of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. It is 125 th anniversary of the first Ukrainian immigration and Canada's 150 birthday.

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Into the Woods Jr (evenings)

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Jun 2, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$12.50

A new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make

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June 2017

Into the Woods Jr (matinees)

June 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:15pm, repeating until Jun 2, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make

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Celebration Singers Presents: Divas!

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The show is entitled “DIVAS! Celebrating Divas of Pop and Broadway”. It is a review of music from some of show business’ most beloved and prolific female musicians from Tina Turner to Beyoncé.

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Sarafanov Dance Studio Year End Performance 2pm

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Sarafanov Dance Studio's, 7th annual, Year End Dance Recital! Based in West Kelowna, our dancers, 3-years-old to Adults, show off their moves in a variety of performing arts genres such as Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre! An entertaining and exciting show for the whole family!

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Sarafanov Dance Studio Year End Performance 6pm

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Sarafanov Dance Studio's, 7th annual, Year End Dance Recital! Based in West Kelowna, our dancers, 3-years-old to Adults, show off their moves in a variety of performing arts genres such as Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre! An entertaining and exciting show for the whole family!

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Enrico Rennella “I’m not just an Italian”

June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$35

Fresh off the boat comedian Enrico Rennella will delight you in his one man show with the exhilarating tales of his adventures in Kelowna !!! Comedy and music will accompany his sketches !! The Show is in english ! Or something that sounds like it !! Tickets: $35 Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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A Night of Bowie- The Definitive Bowie Experience

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$39.50

Victoria musician Syl Thompson and his band have been paying tribute to the musical works of David Bowie for more than three decades. Thompson embodies Bowie's exquisite style and persona and has been acclaimed as providing the most credible and realistic Bowie experience in North America.
This show is a multi-media extravaganza. Six highly respected musicians play each song as Bowie and his band performed them live and VJPhoton provides a visual experience second to none with photos and videos unique to each song.

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Dance Inertia – Flux

June 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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June 24th 11:30am Presented by Dance Inertia School of Dance Tickets: $25 Regular $ 12 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Dance Inertia – Flux

June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Dance Inertia Presents Flux Saturday June 24th 2:30pm Tickets:$25 Regular, $12 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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July 2017

A 1970’s Cinderella

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Jul 14, 2017

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Jul 15, 2017

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Jul 16, 2017

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Jul 15, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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What is a poor girl to do when she has two glamorous stepsisters and a wicked stepmother who keep her away from finding her happiness? Call The Godfather, of course! So dress on up and boogie on down to join New Vintage Theatre in this funky version of the classic fairy tale.

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EMBODIMENT III Drag & Burlesque Show

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$35

EMBODIMENT III is the Okanagan’s biggest and baddest drag and burlesque show. Since its inception in 2013, Embodiment has been known for its cutting-edge performances amongst straight and queer audiences alike.

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August 2017

Fairy Tale High

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Aug 5, 2017

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Aug 5, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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High school is never easy, but try being one of six Prince Charmings, a mermaid without a voice or a guy with a monkey on your back! All of your fairy tale favorite characters attend Fairy Tale High and the adventures are epic, the songs are classic and the love is real.

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Chamber Music Kelowna presents: Jens Lindemann,trumpet with Jennifer Snow, piano

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Trumpeter Jens Lindemann has been described as part ballet dancer, part gymnast, and part magician. He is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history.
In addition to her deep commitment to education, Jennifer Snow is a versatile performer who has appeared as a collaborative pianist throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

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Derek Seguin 43.0

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$34.50

Derek Seguin 43.0 delves deep into the challenges of being a single dad in your forties, with a girlfriend that has no kids, living in an ever-changing and all too supercilious world. His Québecois flare and original point of view will make you think, make you re-evaluate, and above all; will have you howling with laughter.

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September 2017

BIF NAKED “I Bificus Songs and Stories Tour”

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$46.25

From her beginnings as an orphan in India, to celebrated International Recording Artist, Poet and Author, BIF NAKED remains innovative, revolutionary, and inspiring. She churned her way through ever-increasingly hardcore bands Jungle Milk, Gorilla Gorilla, Chrome Dog and Dying To Be Violent to stardom as a solo Diva.

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The Comic Strippers

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$39

THE COMIC STRIPPERS A male stripper parody and improv comedy show. Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY

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RAFT a rock opera

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - September 16 @ 9:30 pm
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Sept 13-16 730pm evenings with Saturday Matinee 200pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Theatre Kelowna Proudly Presents RAFT
Written By Locals Randall Robinson and Pat Brown
Directed By Randall Robinson

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Completely Creedence

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$46.25

Woodstock alum Creedence Clearwater Revival ruled the late 60’s and early 70’s. Their Southern Rock style encompassing roots rock, swamp rock and blues produced the hit titles “Proud Mary”, “I Put a Spell on You”, “Suzie Q”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Midnight Special”, “Travelin’ Band”, “Down On the Corner”, “Fortunate Son”, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, “Sweet Hitchhiker” and many others.

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Debra Digiovanni

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Comedian Debra DiGiovanni has been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up” and for three years running-she was named Canada’s favorite female comedian. Debra’s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air. Her humor and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness, and rapid-fire delivery.

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Westjet Wine Tastings- Friday

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$79

The Westjet Wine Tastings combine sass, savour, and social in one funky venue. The two-night Fall Westjet Wine Tasting let guests sample over 200 wines from British Columbia where wineries are organized in their different regions. You can tour throughout the Okanagan Wine Country without having to drive.

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Westjet Wine Tastings-Saturday

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$79

The Westjet Wine Tastings combine sass, savour, and social in one funky venue. The two-night Fall Westjet Wine Tasting let guests sample over 200 wines from British Columbia where wineries are organized in their different regions.

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October 2017

Digging Roots

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Digging Roots utilizes the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines composition technique of tracing melody and rhythm from the contours of the land. This traditional method of creating songs is paired with modern Eurocentric techniques of composition.

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Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: Rolston String Quartet

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Rolston String Quartet (part of the Chamber Music Kelowna 2017/2018 Concert Season)
The Rolston String Quartet was named among the “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30” by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s in 2016.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Oct 21, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, this is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original.

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