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Rotary Centre for the Arts

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May 2017
Free

EXHIBIT: Wayne Wilson

May 2 @ 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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"Landscape and panoramic imagery clearly dominate my current art work. For the most part, this grows out of a strong notion that there is something attractively primal in the panoramic format." -Wayne Wilson

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EXHIBIT: Jolene Mackie, Wanda Lock & Tia-Maria Soroskie

May 2 @ 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 exhibition presents the work of the visual artists whose activities in 2016 and beyond placed them in the top spots of the visual arts category of the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards.

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EXHIBIT: Chinese Canadian Association

May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
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Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or colored pigments; oils are not used.

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

May 30 @ 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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$15

TEA at High Noon

May 30 @ 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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$10

Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

May 31 @ 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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June 2017
Free

FIRST thursdays in the Cultural District

June 1 @ 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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Free

JAZZ JAM

June 1 @ 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)

June 1 @ 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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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

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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Free

School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

June 8 @ 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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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
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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$35

Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

July 4 @ 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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$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 Arts 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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RCA and NVT Presents: 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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A 1970's Cinderella by Bonnie Gratz
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!

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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 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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$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
$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

Summer Arts 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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