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November 2017

EXHIBIT: Meg Yamamoto

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

"Having moved to Kelowna in July 2016, the purpose of my work has been to create an expression of my experience of the Okanagan. This series of zinc plate etchings are representations of some of the various lifeforms I have encountered in my time in the Okanagan."

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EXHIBIT: CMHA Kelowna, ‘Artists Among Us’

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

The Artists Among Us art show celebrates the accomplishments of the participants of CMHA’s ArtWorks Studio as they strive toward and experience mental health recovery and wellbeing. The theme of this exhibit is “seeking to understand: to listen, learn and care”.

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Bollywood Dance (all ages)

November 22 @ 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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Tap Dance – Level One (ages 16+)

November 23 @ 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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$60

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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JAZZ JAM

November 23 @ 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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Free

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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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

November 23 @ 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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Free

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)

November 23 @ 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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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

November 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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Music of the Heavens – Multimedia Performance

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

EXHIBIT: Arlene Buick

December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

The beauty of nature with all its colours and forms are inspiring to her. She is especially fascinated with the intricate pattern of tree branches.

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EXHIBIT: Carol Nelson Williams

December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Carol Nelson Williams has developed skills as an artist in many mediums including digital art, acrylic and watercolour painting, mixed media, glass art and more. Her passion is experimentation with diverse materials and cutting edge techniques.

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EXHIBIT: Brian Martin

December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

"I try to look for inspiration in the natural forms, shapes, and colours of wood, which has a primal and timeless appeal. The pieces I change the least are the ones I am the most proud of."

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EXHIBIT: Amber Walker

December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Since Walker's arrival in Canada she has participated in many group exhibitions and has also had several solo exhibitions. In 2008 Amber was awarded “Most Promising Emerging Artist” at SYANA's First Nation Arts Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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EXHIBIT: Brian Martin Opening Reception

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

"I try to look for inspiration in the natural forms, shapes, and colours of wood, which has a primal and timeless appeal. The pieces I change the least are the ones I am the most proud of."

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FIRST thursdays in the Cultural District

December 7 @ 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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Free

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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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 16, 2017

One event on Dec 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Dec 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

December 20 @ 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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January 2018

Arts Blast: Winter Break DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

Jan 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Jan 5, 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 Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance. This is a great introduction to visual and performing arts!

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The Paperboys

Jan 27, 2018
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots.

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Noon-hour Drawing for Beginners (adults 16+)

Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$59

Join us, and bring your co-workers for a drawing class lunch break. Learn to draw objects and human forms in a great setting.

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February 2018

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

Feb 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Our professional instructors are geared up to keep youth involved & active in a variety of ways; dance/ drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few. Advance registration preferred, drop-in’s welcome.

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Feb 24, 2018
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With critically acclaimed and award winning Canadian comedian, Mike Delamont. From 3 time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and 18 time "Best Of The Fest" winner Mike Delamont comes one of the most popular one man shows in North America! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable and hilarious comedy of biblical proportions! Pull Quotes ★★★★★ "This is Hallelujah-Praise-Jesus funny!" - Orlando Weekly - ★★★★★ "A cross…

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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 (Flamenco)

Apr 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The monarch butterfly’s sleepy transformation from its caterpillar stage is akin to how Rosario Ancer felt when she began researching La Monarca: The Monarch and the Butterfly Effect. It was as if she was emerging from an artistic metamorphosis and awakening to a renewed life of creative maturity with its freedom to embrace risks.

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Drinking Habits presented by TKS

Apr 18, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Apr 28, 2018

One event on Jan 1, 1970 at 2:00pm

One event on Jan 1, 1970 at 2:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine…

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June 2018

Older & Reckless

Jun 11, 2018
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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ARTINI with Dawn Pemberton

Jun 16, 2018
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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ARTINI is a full evening & full building event, featuring live music by the vibrant, genuine and soulful Dawn Pemberton. A big voice and irresistible verve… - Vancouver International Jazz Festival Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, choir director and “go to…

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‘Artini

Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

RCA Presents 'Artini Tickets go on sale April 16 2018!

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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. 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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