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April 2018

Cool Arts – Classes & Workshops

April 3 - June 29
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Cool Arts Society provides quality arts experiences to local adults living with developmental disabilities through mid-week classes and weekend workshop offerings.

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EXHIBIT: Rick Gray, ‘The Rehearsal’

April 3 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Rick resides in Summerland in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. He specializes in portraiture and portraiture essays and stories.

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May 2018

Kelowna Vegan Festival: Group Exhibit

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This art exhibition celebrates our animal friends in a wide variety of art forms, from painting to pottery to photography.

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Angel Award

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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6th Annual Angel Award is a Talent Competition and Gala Professional Event – Proceeds to ARC (Arthritis Research Canada) Join us May 20th at 1pm in the theatre for a show unlike any other talent show. This was created by Louise Boisvert, who was inspired by her warrior daughter, Elise who battles an incurable and sometimes debilitating autoimmune disease called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. This disease is relentless in its attack on the body, including organs, eyes, tissue, ligaments and more.…

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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heART Fit is a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation. Open to all ages and levels of experience.

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Qi Gong – Relax and Recharge (adults)

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$48

Originating in China, Qi Gong movements are easy to follow and designed to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body as well as the mind providing positive benefits for your health and well-being.

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Canadian Style Taiji Classes

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jun 20, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Hosted by the Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association Coach: Mar Zhang, licensed Natural Therapist Location: Rotary Center for the Arts Dates & Time: 5-7 pm, Tue Apr 10, Wed. April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 & 20 Fees: $150/10 sessions,$90/5 sessions, $20/session,cash, check or credit card。10% discount for OCCA members. Registration: 778-363-6688

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Hand Building Techniques

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Jun 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Aug 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Sep 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$262.50

Students will explore the basic methods of clay forming. Slab and coil construction methods, surface decoration and glazing techniques will be developed.

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Character Development & Monologues (adults/youth 13+)

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This month TKS is joined by the lovely and talented Elana Bizovie to really get in the head of an on stage character. Together we’ll work on developing a character & finding you a fun monologue to use in auditions down the road.

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JAZZ JAM

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

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Pottery Wheel Techniques

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Jul 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Sep 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 24, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Jun 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Aug 2, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$262.50

Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day.

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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette, on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday each month. Open to professors and spectators.

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Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$5

For dancers of all skill levels - Beginners Welcome! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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Kelowna Vegan Festival

May 26 - May 27
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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by donation

Welcome All.The Kelowna Vegan Festival will be a Celebration of all things Vegan. We will have food Vendors offering tastings and selling product. There will be natural Vegan health care products and also Vendors selling Vegan clothing and accessories.

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The Comic Strippers

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream-The Movie

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Jun 1, 2018

An event every day that begins at 12:15pm, repeating until May 31, 2018

An event every day that begins at 12:15pm, repeating until Jun 1, 2018

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

Hollywood stars, paparazzi, and fairies collide in this streamlined, multi-media enhanced version of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

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June 2018

Fragment Art Fusing (adults/youth 10+)

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Jun 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$70

In this workshop you will design and make a fused glass window hanging. No glass cutting required. Get Creative! Easy-peasy…

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Memory Wire Bracelet (adults/youth 8+)

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Jun 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

Put together a fabulous bracelet using memory wire & beads with Fay Wolfenden. Choose from an array of colours.

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We’ve Tony Just Begun

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join Kelowna's favourite show choir, The Celebration Singers, for "We've TONY Just Begun!" - a night of some of Broadway's best Tony Award-winning musicals

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The Lonely-Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$51

The BIG O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, his distinctive, powerful voice, his complex compositions and the dark emotional ballads we all love. From 1960 to ’64 Roy Orbison landed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 40, including “Only The Lonely”, “Crying”, and “Oh, Pretty Woman”.

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Musical Theatre (adults)

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Jun 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150

This thrilling class with a musical theatre master will get you motivated, inspired and understand how to respect and live a life of your role/roles. Includes scene study, voice, acting and body language, choreography and most importantly learning how to harvest presence onstage.

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Musical Theatre (adults/youth 13+)

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jul 4, 2018

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

Kathleen Munn and Mike Minons will join TKS this month to go over the basics of musical theatre! Come bring your voice as we’ll help you top the charts of your own catalogue and get you prepped up for what you’ll find on a stage musical!

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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Tricia at the RCA!

June 7 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:15pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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By Donation

Join Tricia at the RCA for a fun, interactive evening of music.  Sing-a-long, Name-that-Tune, Be a Star!  All are welcome.  This event is By Donation.

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Art inspired by Rosina Wachtmeister (ages 7-12)

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Come and join Sarah in art class where we will be creating art inspired by Rosina Wachtmeiser. We will talk about Rosina's colour palette and extraordinary whimsical cat’s characters. We will then create our own inspired masterpieces.

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Annual Dance Performance-Sarafanov

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Sarafanov Dance Studio Presents: Annual Dance Performance Saturday June 9th 2018 2pm & 6pm performances Tickets:$26 Adults, $22 Students & Seniors Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Wild Creatures Extreme Conditions Featuring photographer Michelle Valberg

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join renowned award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer, explorer and adventurer Michelle Valberg for a passionate talk about her experiences capturing breathtaking and amazing wildlife in some of the world’s most remote regions. Recognized internationally Michelle’s images grace the walls of art collectors the world over. Her photographs have been showcased in exhibits across North America and are regularly featured in publications across North America and Europe. Michelle is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in her field. She is the only woman…

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Adult Lyrical Ballet Workshop

June 11 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A high energy class for anyone who wishes to start learning ballet or who wants to revisit it. We will implement some lyrical movements dancing to some familiar songs.

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Older & Reckless

June 11
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Details to come... please visit again or like our facebook page for updates.

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Creative Aging Festival

June 11 - June 15
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Presented by Mark Ritchey of Sage Realty and Rotary Centre for the Arts Creative Aging Festival has expanded to 5 days of arts opportunities for the public to experience. FESTIVAL DATES: (Mon-Fri) June 11-15, 2018 Kelowna is a hotbed for the arts - our community offers many ongoing programs! Some will be on-site Friday, June 15th for Creative Aging Discovery Day. Join us to find out about calligraphy, dance, music, painting, tap dance and much more. This week is all…

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Nia Dance Workshop with Patti Tennessy

June 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Creative Aging Festival > Featured Workshop Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to…

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Arts Blast for Adults

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Jun 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Themed evenings feature Art, Drama, Dance, and Music and are led by professional instructors… a stellar experience exploring the power of imagination.

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Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop (adults)

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Aug 4, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

Introduction to stained glass. You will learn to cut glass, shape, foil, solder and finish a sun-catcher from a variety of easy patterns (consisting of about 3-4 pieces) ready to hang in your window.

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Trill of the Heart: Community Performance Project

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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In a process led by Claudia Moore, local amateurs, or "dance enthusiasts", will learn a dance work, and then step on to the stage to perform as part of the O&R presentation, on a programme alongside the professional artists.

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Capoeira for Adults

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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An Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense, combining dance, and self-defense techniques, plus learn how to play music and sing Capoeira songs.

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Introduction to Ballet for Adults

June 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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with Simone Orlando of Ballet Kelowna

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Qi Gong – Relax and Recharge

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Originating in China, Qi Gong movements are easy to follow and designed to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body as well as the mind providing positive benefits for your health and well-being.

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Beginner Drawing Workshop

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn how to break down an image from start to finish, giving you a step-by-step approach for future drawings. We’ll complete one drawing over 2 hours.

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Tea at High Noon

June 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$21

Our English cook lovingly prepares finger sandwiches with coronation chicken, traditional scones and whipped cream, finishing off with Banoffee Pie, Lemon Curd Shortbread and a chocolate dipped strawberry!

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Move It! Dance Workshop with Joe Laughlin

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Move It! is a dancing experience for everybody, helping participants discover their natural impulse to move and groove. Participants experience the sensation of joyful, confident, expressive movement in a non-judgmental environment.

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Baker Street Blues with Stelio Calagias

June 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Known as the "rockin blues dance band", their professional, and highly entertaining shows deliver "Blues that grabs hold of you... and doesn't let go!"

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Jazz Dance Workshop with Stelio Calagias

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With a "gentle, and user friendly approach", the jazz workshop class will be structured to include a short warm-up, and basic jazz technique using the fundamental principles of the world famous Luigi, as well as stylistic choreography inspired by the world famous Bob Fosse.

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Stamped Metal Charm Necklace or Bracelet (adults 16+)

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Apr 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Jun 16, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Personalized jewellery is all the CRAZE! Fun & Easy! In this workshop we will be hand stamping 2 or 3 charms using letter & number stamps.

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ARTINI: the art of food & drink

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Cocktails from Okanagan Spirits • One-bite Tastings from Local Restaurants • Music by Dawn Pemberton • Live, Interactive Art Performances Artini is a creative concoction blending food, cocktails and art. Area restaurants serve up their culinary masterpieces as guests mix and mingle accompanied by the sultry voice of Vancouver legend Dawn Pemberton. Guests are invited to engage with local artists as they create living masterpieces throughout the evening while sipping on signature cocktails featuring BC’s original craft distillery, Okanagan Spirits.…

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Russell Earl Marsland and Lovestruck- A tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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45.00$

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN was one of the most influential guitarists of the 1980s blues revival. He was a rocking powerhouse who gave the blues a burst of momentum. With such songs as “Pride and Joy”, “The House is Rockin’”, “Crossfire”, “Cold Shot”, “Little Wing”, “Life By the Drop”, “Tightrope”, “Voodoo Child”, “Look at Little Sister” and the unforgettable “Love Struck Baby”, his influence is still felt long after his tragic death.

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Dance Inertia-Array of Dance

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

"Dance Inertia presents it’s final performance of its 2017-18 season. Come enjoy a great afternoon of dance with Dance Inertia!!"

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Wire Work Jewellery (adults/youth 14+)

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Apr 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jun 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on Aug 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

with Fay Wolfenden, Studio 113 Learn the fundamentals of working with wire. We will make our own jewellery findings: clasps, ear wires, wire wraps and a fun & funky pendant hanger to which you will add bead dangles (a choice of focal bead from my own lamp work collection). Tools, types & sizes of wire will be discussed for each project. Includes all materials. Gift Bag included! Mon / Mar. 12 / 5:00 – 7:30 PM / $40 Sat /…

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Summer Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Aug 31, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity in Music, Drama/Dance and Visual Art.

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Intuitive Glass Art (adults)

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$75

Using pre-cut pieces of glass, assemble a colourful free form window. Add a bevel or some glass nuggets to complete your project.

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July 2018

Summer Clay and Art Camp @ Potters Addict (ages 7-12)

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jul 23, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 13, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 20, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$190

For all mud & craft loving kids. Children learn the basic concepts of hand building, sculpture, decoration and glazing techniques, then go on to making fun loving craft projects, as well as oil, and acrylic painting techniques.

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Craftacular! (ages 6-8)

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$47

Calling all creative kids! Join us every Wednesday morning in summer to explore and create with a team of artists. You will be able to experiment with a variety of mediums like paint, pastel, beads, collage, sculpture and more!

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ART STORIES (ages 2-5, parent participation)

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Children ages 2-5 get the opportunity to explore the world of art and stories in this parent participation class.

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2018 OYP SUGARPLUM BALL

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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2018 OYP Sugarplum Ball 19+ event ID required Kelowna May 2018 - In 2015, Mayor Colin Basran was dubbed "Mayor Sugarplum" after approving the city's first rainbow crosswalk. Mayor Basran’s acceptance lead to the creation of OYP Sugarplum Ball, which strives to celebrate and embrace diversity in our community. After the incredible success of the first event in 2016, which attracted international attention, The Okanagan Young Professionals and Okanagan Pride Society decided to make the event an annual celebration. This…

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 5-6)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 7-8)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 5-day Camps (ages 9-13)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jul 16, 2018 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$250

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Fused Glass Pendant (adults/youth 12+)

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Apr 7, 2018 at 1:30pm

One event on Jul 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Fusing is the process of melting glass in a kiln until it fuses together into one piece. Use your creative spirit to make 2 pendants or key chains.

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Bead Stringing Techniques

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Join Fay Wolfenden and learn the basics of stringing beads on wire. Choose to make a necklace or bracelet.

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JUST for KIDS: Mosaic Chalk Board or Picture Frame (youth 6-12)

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Have fun & take home a colourful chalk board for your messages or picture frame. Using pre-cut pieces of glass (all glass has been tumbled to remove any sharp pieces). Using your creativity you will add a glass border to a chalk board.

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PAINT & SIP – Starry Night Sky (adults)

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$50

Want to do something different on your Saturday night? Join us for a fun evening of painting, sipping lovely teas and nibbling on scrumptious treats!

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Theatrical Dance (adults/youth 13+)

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Aug 15, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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We’re continuing our musical theatre journey with the language of your body! Here we’ll discover the basics of dance and introducing you to some choreographies to give you a taste of what you’ll do in a musical performance!

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WALL HANGING (adults)

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$50

You will be creating a totally unique piece of modern home decor! We will be using smooth sticks, shells, found objects and up-cycled fabrics. This style is great for beginners and enthusiasts alike!

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Stained Glass Window Art (adults)

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Jul 23, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$130

In this 2-part workshop you will learn everything you need to know to complete a small stained glass window. Includes: project design, choosing glass colours, cutting, shaping, foiling, solder, assembly and finishing techniques. We will be using the Tiffany Method.

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August 2018

EXHIBIT: Angela Hansen, ‘Morphogenesis’

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Angela creates with encaustics and acrylics and her work is recognized for its organic-inspired imagery, sculptural qualities and use of texture. She is very interested in the human psyche and that which cannot be seen; that which exists through experience, time and change.

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PAINT & SIP – Campfire Sky (adults)

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$50

Want to do something different on your Saturday night? Join us for a fun evening of painting, sipping lovely teas and nibbling on scrumptious treats!

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Summer Arts Blast 4-day Camp (ages 5-6)

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$200

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 4-day Camp (ages 7-8)

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$200

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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Summer Arts Blast 4-day Camp (ages 9-13)

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$200

Arts Blast allows your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

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JUST for KIDS: Fused Glass Funny Faces & Animals (youth 6-11)

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Aug 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop you will make 3 funny faces. Choose to add a magnet for your fridge or wire to make a necklace or dangle doodle.

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Summer Arts Blast Camp for Preschoolers (ages 3-5)

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$105

Pre-schoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls.

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Tea at High Noon

August 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$21

Our English cook lovingly prepares finger sandwiches with coronation chicken, traditional scones and whipped cream, finishing off with Banoffee Pie, Lemon Curd Shortbread and a chocolate dipped strawberry!

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WALL HANGING (adults)

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$50

You will be creating a totally unique piece of modern home decor! We will be using smooth sticks, shells, found objects and up-cycled fabrics. This style is great for beginners and enthusiasts alike!

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Shakespeare (adults/youth 13+)

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Sep 26, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Get ready for Romance and Intrigue – Wizards and Weird Sisters – Kings and Fools – Climb down off the Saddle of Reality and enter the Green World to witness the most fun aspects of Shakespeare’s World!

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October 2018

Mad World-A Post-Apocalyptic Circus

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada

Come one come all for an evening of visual & performance art, music and fire!
In this wasteland of metal, muses and characters from all corners of the world, let us come together to celebrate Kinshira's 10th Year of performance!

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Action Scenes (adults/youth 13+)

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Nov 14, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Want to make sure your pirates and have a great swashbuckling battle among the decks of the ship? Will your train robbers grip you with fear as they kick the ranger off of his caboose? Join us for the action workshop and pump some fun into your scenes!

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Chamber Music Kelowna -Dali Quartet & Olga Kern, piano

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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…

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November 2018

Songs of the Southern Belles

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Nov 16, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Rotary Centre for the Arts Presents: Songs of the Southern Belles Thursday November 15 and Friday November 16th at 7:30pm Tickets:$40 Adults,$35 Members,Seniors, Groups of 6 or more,$25 Students Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Chamber Music Kelowna-Aspen Trio

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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…

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DIY Theatre: Create Your Own Show (adults/youth 13+)

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Dec 19, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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You’ve learned all year and you’ve worked hard! We put the reigns in your hands as this month you’ll create your own 10 Minute Productions to be performed Dec 19th in the atrium - show the experience you’ve earned this year!

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January 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-Lysander Piano Trio

Jan 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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,…

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February 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-Mark Fewer violin & Hank Knox, harpsichord

Feb 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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…

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April 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-New Orford String Quartet

Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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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…

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