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Upcoming Events

June 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: John Whittall

June 2 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"After retiring I began photographing flowers for a friend and moved on to bugs and anything else I could find in the local area. My focus has been on local Okanagan flora and fauna." -John Whittall

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July 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Dylan Ranney, ‘We Could Be Heroes’

July 2 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"From fuzzy dreaming and innocent play to societal struggles of mental health and identity, We Could Be Heroes examines the roles and masks we put on in our minds."

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Free

EXHIBIT: Karmyc Bazaar, ‘Sea to Sky’

July 3 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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We begin by diving into the ocean depths where mermaids and sea creatures delight, then drying off on land with artwork showcasing the natural cycle of life and death, followed by shooting up into a cloud-filled dreamscape where anything is possible.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Ben Arcega

July 5 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Kelowna-based UBCO FCCS alumnus Benjamin Arcega explores contemporary portraiture surrounding the youth culture of his generation. His subjects mirror aspects of the music, fashion, and skateboarding cultures that are essential to his identity.

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$240

Arts Blast Week-long Camps (ages 5-12)

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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These camps are designed for both boys & girls and feature a wide selection of fun and creative art activities – it’s the total Art Blast experience. Allow your child to explore the power of imagination, while raising self-esteem & confidence as they take classes in Art, Music, Drama and Dance.

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$35

Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

July 21 @ 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 Sep 1, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance. This is a great introduction to visual and performing arts - offered the way you want it - on your schedule!

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$35

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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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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$10

Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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Free

JAZZ JAM

July 27 @ 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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Live After 5: 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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Free

School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

July 27 @ 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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$5

Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

July 27 @ 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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For dancers of all skill levels - Beginners Welcome! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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$210

Capoeira plus Arts Blast Camp (ages 5-10)

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This ‘DAY’ combines Capoeira and our ever popular Arts Blast DAY Camps.Afro-Brazilian martial arts, dance, and self-defense teams up with an Arts Blast of visual arts, drama and more dance for a winning combination.

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$105

Capoeira Youth Camps (ages 5-14)

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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. Students will learn how to play music and sing Capoeira songs.

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August 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Heather Rose Boissoin

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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"There is a unique beauty and mystery in wax painting. I love where my paintings take me once they are complete; to some distant fantasy world, or to a realm filled with vision and magic."

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Free

EXHIBIT: Snail Wizard

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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Snail Wizard Treasures, Hand crafted, up-cycled, from home. Damian Williams & Amy Plante offer quality hand made art, from jewelry, clothing, wall art and accessories.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Stacey Smith

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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"Each piece is a process of shattering the broad expanse of the canvas into little areas of discovery and wonder. There are pockets of colour – glowing lights and velvet shadows."

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Free

EXHIBIT: The Tumbleweed Artist Collective

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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"The Tumbleweed Gallery Artists are continually challenging and exploring individual advancement in the arts. As a group we support each other, and work together to provide a strong and active voice in the arts community."

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Free

FIRST thursdays in the Cultural District

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm 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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Once the centre of the Okanagan Fruit Packing industry, Rotary Centre for the Arts is a hub for cultural activities. Home to a variety of artists and performers, we offer experiences that will appeal to every age and interest.

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$170

Capoeira plus Arts Blast Camp (ages 5-10)

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This ‘DAY’ combines Capoeira and our ever popular Arts Blast DAY Camps.Afro-Brazilian martial arts, dance, and self-defense teams up with an Arts Blast of visual arts, drama and more dance for a winning combination.

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$95

Capoeira Youth Camps (ages 5-14)

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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. Students will learn how to play music and sing Capoeira songs.

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$95

Arts Blast for PRESCHOOLERS (ages 3-5)

August 21 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Preschoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls. Music and movement are integrated into a dynamic class with children having opportunity to sing, play and use variety of percussion instruments.

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September 2017

heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

September 5 @ 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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$39

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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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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$80

Capoeira for Adults (15+)

September 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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Bollywood Dance (all ages)

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Oct 18, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come try this lively dance – the instructor has designed fun choreography that is filled with light steps and dance patterns. All ages and abilities welcome.

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$60

Tap Dance – Level One (ages 16+)

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Oct 26, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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It's all about the noise! Tap is one of the greatest feel-good dances you'll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound 'right'.

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$65

Tap Dance – Level Two (ages 16+)

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This class is designed to take your skills to the next level, strengthening the fundamental steps, following Level One. Tap to great music, while increasing the pace for more of a cardio workout.

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October 2017
$110

Clowning Around – Awakening the JOY within! (ages 16+)

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Would you like to feel more enthusiasm and look at life more creatively and confidently? Through the creation of a clown type character in this 6 week course, living more authentically and joyfully is just around the corner!

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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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Presented by the Rotary Centre for the Arts Sat. October 7, 2017, 7:30 - 9:15 pm For the last few years the JUNO winning genre-blurring five-piece indie band from Toronto have been busy touring North America and Europe. For seven months in 2016 they performed at festivals and listening rooms throughout Canada and Australia. Musical partners Raven and ShoShona are the creative team and inspiration behind Digging Roots. In creating music they utilize the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines composition technique…

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Bollywood Dance (all ages)

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Nov 29, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Come try this lively dance – the instructor has designed fun choreography that is filled with light steps and dance patterns. All ages and abilities welcome.

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$80

Capoeira for Adults (15+)

October 30 @ 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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November 2017
$60

Tap Dance – Level One (ages 16+)

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Dec 14, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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It's all about the noise! Tap is one of the greatest feel-good dances you'll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound 'right'.

Find out more »
$65

Tap Dance – Level Two (ages 16+)

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This class is designed to take your skills to the next level, strengthening the fundamental steps, following Level One. Tap to great music, while increasing the pace for more of a cardio workout.

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Liberation Days

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Nov 9, 2017

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Nov 10, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Rotary Centre for the Arts & New Vintage Theatre present Liberation Days November 8-10, 2017 at 7 pm After years of terror under German occupation in WWII, The Netherlands are liberated by Canadian Forces. In the weeks that follow a Dutch woman and Canadian soldier fall in love and try to forge a new life together despite the fact they both have a past that desperately wants them back. See this beautiful tale of humanity and hope as a community…

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Music of the Heavens featuring Orchid Ensemble

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Music of Heavens is a community-based creation of a live musical and multimedia visual animated performance told through images of ancient astrological stories exploring myths and belief systems that make up our rich multicultural fabric of Canadian society.

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December 2017

A Kelowna Christmas Carol

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Dec 15, 2017

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Dec 16, 2017

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Dec 17, 2017

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Dec 21, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Rotary Centre for the Arts and New Vintage Theatre present: A Kelowna Christmas Carol Dec 14,15,16,21 2017 at 7pm & Dec 17 2017 at 2pm New Work! Celebrate Canada's 150th with this magnificent Christmas production of Charles Dicken's classic, set in the first days of our fine city, complete with music. A wonderful holiday treat for all ages. Tickets:$25 Adult,$20 Seniors & Members,$15 Students & Children Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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March 2018

Campground with Lucas Myers

Mar 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A young man goes missing from a provincial campground while on a personal journey to discover himself. Four people are suspects, despite lack of evidence aside from Facebook posts and the video from the young man’s cell phone but the overzealous detective is undeterred. Was there foul play?

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April 2018

La Monarca-The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect

Apr 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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RCA Presents A Flamenco Dance Show: La Monarca-The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect The monarch butterfly’s sleepy transformation from its caterpillar stage is akin to how I felt when I began researching La Monarca: The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect. It was as if I was emerging from an artistic metamorphosis and awakening to a renewed life of creative maturity with its freedom to embrace risks. La Monarca, reflects on my continual motion, travelling between mexico where I was born,…

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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 (opening fall 2016). 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).

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