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March 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Lorene Charlton

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Since moving to Kelowna, I decided to further my art education at Potters Addict Art Centre majoring in ceramics, where I explored figurative and fantasy sculpture techniques, along with utilitarian works that serve as an art statement as well as functional vessels for eating and drinking."

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Free

EXHIBIT: Donna Mair

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"My current exhibit is a culmination of 2 years of shoe leather, blisters, and soaking wet exploration both on the downtown streets, and the suburban parks and work yards (with a road trip thrown in). I hope you enjoy it."

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Free

EXHIBIT: Sandra Cook

March 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm

Sandra Cook is a Kelowna-based visual artist. Her artistic efforts are concerned with growth and self-expression. She creates an experience in a moment of time that is left to stand still.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Adam Temple, ‘Peaks of Interest’

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Peaks of Interest is a series that explores the mountains of Western Canada from the perspective of an alpinist. It is, in essence, a portrait series. Most Canadian alpinists will recognize the faces of these mountains. Some they know well…some they only hope to know! For me, the crown jewels of Canada lie in our ranges."

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Free

EXHIBIT: The Art of Truth Compassion Tolerance

March 8 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Art of Truth Compassion Tolerance brings together the work of eighteen artists from around the world who share in common the practice of Falun Dafa. All have emigrated from China with the exception of one, Kathleen Gillis, who is Canadian.

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$15

SOCIAL SUNDAYS (Musical Theatre): dance, mingle, coffee

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us to Dance, Mingle and Coffee. Casual atmosphere, select Sundays from 3-5 PM in the Rotary Centre for the Arts atrium.

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$35

DROP-IN Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 daily with learning ‘led by their choice’ of classes in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance.

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$90

Spring Break ARTS BLAST for Preschoolers (ages 3-5)

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A fantastic camp! Your preschooler will work with local professional instructors and engage in music, art, dance, and movement while interacting with their new camp mates. Self-confidence and comfort are established in this secure setting.

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$35

MOSAIC NIGHT LIGHT (ages 14 & up)

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Learn to construct a mosaic night light using a clear base and adding coloured pieces of glass on top. No glass cutting or soldering! We will then grout (if applicable) the mosaic and attach to a night light. Ready to take home: Easy-Peasy!

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

March 28 @ 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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$10

Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

March 29 @ 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

March 30 @ 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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$5

Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

March 30 @ 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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April 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: The Kelowna Painters’ Studio Society

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Painters’ Studio was formed in Kelowna in 1992, as a new alternative to the established art groups who had lengthy waiting lists for new membership. At its inception, there were seventeen fellow artists working in diverse media, but open to new and innovative approaches to expressing their art.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Steve Austin

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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I feel our relationship with nature and how we interact with the world around us is able to ground our spirit and perspective in our daily lives.

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Free

EXHIBIT: Liz VanGolen Vincent

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"Art allows me to experience the mystery of life. It becomes a communication vehicle for our spirit." -Liz VanGolen Vincent

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Free

EXHIBIT: Art Felt Collaborative, ‘Okanagan Arts Awards Sculptures’

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The creation of the award sculptures for the 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards, presented by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan came about through a process of both individual and collaborative work that worked to capture the essence of each of the 13 award categories.

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$15

TEA at High Noon

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A selection of sandwiches and sweet treats made on site by our English cook; tea or coffee as accompaniment.

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$53

Tap Dance – Beginner (adults, 16+)

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s very evocative and 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’. You need to start small and quiet, giving great concentration to learning each step well, so it sounds (as well as looks) accurate.

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$93

Life Drawing a Model, undraped (adults, 18+)

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Apr 25, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The primary focus of this course is to eliminate the fear of drawing a live model and to enjoy the process using the creative energy that comes from the model.

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$53

Tap Dance – Beginner (adults, 16+)

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s very evocative and 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’. You need to start small and quiet, giving great concentration to learning each step well, so it sounds (as well as looks) accurate.

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Free

FIRST thursdays in the Cultural District

April 6 @ 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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$41

Physical Theatre for Parents & Tots (ages 2-4)

April 7 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, repeating until Apr 28, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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hysical Theatre is an artistic form of performance that pursues storytelling primarily through gestures, actions, and improvisations. Physical Theatre classes help children and parents affirm they know how to think outside of the box to problem solve and find creative solutions.

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$41

Physical Theatre for Adults 50+

April 7 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Friday, repeating until Apr 28, 2017

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Physical Theatre is an artistic form of performance that pursues storytelling primarily through gestures, actions, and improvisations. Physical Theatre classes’ help seniors affirm they can think outside of the box to problem solve and find creative solutions to everyday dilemmas.

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Free

School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

April 13 @ 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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$15

SOCIAL SUNDAYS (Lyrical Contemporary): dance, mingle, coffee

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us to Dance, Mingle and Coffee. Casual atmosphere, select Sundays from 3-5 PM in the Rotary Centre for the Arts atrium.

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$51

Bollywood (adults)

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 17, 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. Guys & gals of all ages & fitness levels welcome.

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May 2017
$35

Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Our professional instructors are geared up to keep your youth involved & active in a variety of ways - dance / drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few.

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$51

Bollywood (adults)

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jun 14, 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. Guys & gals of all ages & fitness levels welcome.

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$15

SOCIAL SUNDAYS (Bollywood): dance, mingle, coffee

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us to Dance, Mingle and Coffee. Casual atmosphere, select Sundays from 3-5 PM in the Rotary Centre for the Arts atrium.

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June 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: The Breastfeeding Art Expo

June 2 @ 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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This First-Time-Ever unique exposition explores breastfeeding. The large Expo includes fifteen innovative community art projects where professional artist networked with community partners and project participants.

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Free

All Bodies Dance Project

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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All Bodies Dance brings together movers with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of expression. In this mixed ability dance practice, differences are used as creative strength to create choreography that celebrates diversity and community; exploring choreographic possibilities of wheelchairs, crutches, and canes.

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Free

Creative Aging Day

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join us for the Okanagan's third annual Creative Aging Day (Fri. June 17, 2016) at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Both health educators and community members attend this well received event!

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July 2017
$35

DROP-IN Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 daily with learning ‘led by their choice’ of classes 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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$240

Summer Arts Blast Camps (ages 5-12)

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 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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$95

Summer Art Blast Camps for PRESCHOOLERS (ages 3-5)

July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 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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$240

Summer Arts Blast 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

RCA Presents: EMBODIMENT III

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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August 2017
$95

Summer Art Blast Camps 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
$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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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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