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Rotary Centre for the Arts

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421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
250-717-5304 https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre. At the Rotary Centre for the Arts, we continually strive to improve the economic, cultural and social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in, and appreciation of the arts.

As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms and disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of strengthening art and culture in the Okanagan.

PARKING: Metered street parking is available outside the centre. Additional parking available at the Library Parkade (one block south, access from Ellis), Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access off Cawston). PARKING MAP

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January 2018

EXHIBIT: Rachel Neale

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

Rachel has been creating from a very young age, possibly since she first learned how to suss out her environment. Through mixed media and abstract paintings, she explores relationship with self, others and nature.

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EXHIBIT: Heather Yip & Bethany Handfield

January 3 @ 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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Free

"Welcome to Whimsy Peaks! A town located at the top of some snowy mountains; possibly on this planet, but probably not."

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EXHIBIT: Michelle Loughery, ‘ROUTE BLUE BUOY Project’

January 3 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Route Blue Buoys are a connection tool to explore ourselves, our diversity, the environment, and our communities. Artists are the speakers of the now, the painters of the visions and the hands lent to toil the stories of our lives.

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EXHIBIT: Charles Chau

January 3 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Accompanied by visual text, in this set of three mini-installations, Charles has taken a special interest in the tools/media itself, the "four treasures" of paper, brush, ink and ink stone, reflecting on the simplicity, plurality and beauty of the tools, materials and the world.

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EXHIBIT: Bobbi Wallace

January 3 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

"All my life I have wanted to paint. Starting late in life was a problem because I had so many things I was waiting to try. So for 2 years I have been painting a wild assortment of subject matters, experimenting in many medias and styles… a true 'Mishmash' of works." -Bobbi Wallace

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Living Things: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Jan 21, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Living Things International Arts Festival 2018 presents: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster by Nicola Gunn Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a confrontational muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of art, inspired by an incident that actually happened. A woman saw a man throwing stones at a sitting duck and she yelled at him. What follows is a dissection of the excruciating realms of human behaviour and a navigation of the moral and…

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Adult Lyrical Ballet (ages 18+)

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$52.15

A fun class taking you back to all the basic ballet terminology. This class will help to target all your core muscles.

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Stamped Metal Charm Necklace or Bracelet (Adults 16+)

January 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

In this workshop we will be hand stamping 2 or 3 charms using letter & number stamps.

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

January 23 @ 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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Living Things: Objects in Motion (animated film series)

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Jan 23, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$7

Part of the Living Things International Arts Festival $7 at the door (cash & card accepted) Jan. 9, 16, & 23 at 7:00PM Three evenings of animated films from the National Film Board archives and independent film-makers from around the world, curated by Myron Campbell. Jan. 16's film night features an artist talk after the films with Jay Dodge, Denise Kenney, Sharon Thesen, and others.

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Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$43.40

A great way to introduce your little one to the world of dance and physical activity. Make new friends and build a foundation for ballet through songs and games focused on boosting creativity, memory, physical awareness, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

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Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 4-6)

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$43.40

A great way to introduce your little one to the world of dance and physical activity. Make new friends and build a foundation for ballet through songs and games focused on boosting creativity, memory, physical awareness, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

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JAZZ JAM

January 25 @ 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

January 25 @ 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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Our Future Our World

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Jan 26, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$12.75

"Our Future, Our World in song, dance and spoken word poetry is a view of what we need to do to make our future on this earth better and brighter. Students were challenged with what solutions might be to turn our current challenges into opportunity for a better world.

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Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

January 25 @ 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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Wire Work Jewellery (Adults/Youth 14+)

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

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).

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Saturday Popcorn Playhouse (ages 3 & up)

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Feb 24, 2018 at 4:00pm

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

Drop in to see an original mini-play/storytime. You can join in with New Vintage actors and enjoy a yummy treat, too.

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The Paperboys

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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+)

January 29 @ 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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Ballet Lyrical (ages 6-12)

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$49.20

Lyrical is a style of dance that blends ballet and jazz. Dancers will have fun while improving skills and knowledge in Ballet and Jazz styles and learn group choreography.

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Musical Theatre Jazz (ages 12-16)

January 30 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$49.20

Musical Theatre Jazz is a high energy class with expression through dance and performance. Every week will involve a new style and theme of jazz working our way through all the musical classics such as: Hairspray, Chicago, Wicked, Billy Elliot etc.

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February 2018

EXHIBIT: The Kelowna Palette Club Opening Reception

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Opening Reception on Thursday, February 1st from 7pm-9pm

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The Moment Movie

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Darcy Hennessey Turenne, award-winning director from British Columbia, is poised to launch her new documentary THE MOMENT. Closing the Whistler Film Festival, December 3rd, her latest documentary feature film uncovers the origin of Freeride Mountain Biking, it’s provenance in British Columbia, and the rebellious group of backwoods adrenaline junkies that changed the course of a sport that nobody wanted.

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EXHIBIT: Yvonne Morrish CSPWC/SCPA

February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

"I was born in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Pentincton, BC and have traveled to many countries throughout the years. Always when returning, I realize how blessed I have been to have lived here all my life." -Yvonne Morrish

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EXHIBIT: The Kelowna Palette Club

February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

The Kelowna Palette Club is the one of the oldest of its type in the Central Okanagan having been continuously active since 1965. The Club places considerable emphasis on artistic merit, all 25 members having gone through a jury review process before joining.

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EXHIBIT: Theresa Bishop, ‘Abstract Thinkings’

February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

"'Abstract Thinkings' is a series of pieces that reflect the deeper subconscious and the way it shapes our perception in our waking lives." -Theresa Bishop

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Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: The Gryphon Trio

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Now in their 3rd decade of performing, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. Winner of the prestigious Canada Council’s 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, they have performed repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to New World jazz and popular song.

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Weave a Scarf in a Day (adults)

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$75

Yes it can be done! Turn a single ball of yarn into a beautiful and unique scarf in one day using the versatile Rigid Heddle loom.

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Living Things: Tempus Extraordinarius

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Living Things International Arts Festival 2018 presents: Tempus Extraordinarius by Théâtre Fools and Feathers Tempus Extraordinarius is a spectacularly funny and touchingly sad performance by two superb French clowns (not the red nose kind). Their comic timing is impeccable and their sensitivity is deeply moving. A poetic world reminiscent of Samuel Beckett and Charlie Chaplin. Tickets:$30 Adult,$20 Student,$10 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Valentine Window Art (Adults)

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

In this workshop we will add some personalized charms to a red glass valentine heart. Make a bead charm, stamp a word or initial & add a copper or silver colour dangle to complete your awesome gift.

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Pottery Wheel Techniques

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Feb 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Mar 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

One event on May 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Jun 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$257.25

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

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HEAL documentary: A film about the power of the mind

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Produced by Elevative Entertainment. Featuring Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani, Anthony William the Medical Medium, and more.

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Hand Building Techniques

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$257.25

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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Musical Theatre (adults)

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Feb 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Mar 7, 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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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

February 7 @ 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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Pottery Wheel Techniques

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$257.25

Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day. Be prepared to have fun and get down and dirty.

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Led Zepagain

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$50

Jimmy Page Says, "It's as close as you'll ever get to the real deal"
Sony recording artists LED ZEPAGAIN captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.

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Sculpture Techniques – Level One

February 9 @ 10:00 am
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One event on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$257.25

Explore creative sculpture techniques using additive and subtractive methods of clay forming. Join our fun, therapeutic and creative clay art course.

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Intuitive Glass Art (Adults)

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 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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Mask Assemblage! (ages 7-12)

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$15

Inspired by the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo we will be creating Mask/Faces with various fun objects. On canvas we will assemble and glue our face creations, we will also be using paint too to add a fun splash of colour.

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PIGS LEFT+RIGHT Canada Tour

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$43.25

On their Left + Right Canadian Tour, PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans - the band will be performing selections from the entire Floyd catalog.

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

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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JUST for KIDS: Mosaic Chalk Board (Youth 6-12)

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

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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Wet Felting: Explore Fibre and Techniques (adults/teens)

February 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$130

How awesome is it to come home on a cold winter day and slip your feet into cozy, warm slippers or put your spring flowers in a vase you designed? This felting class will introduce you to the basics of wet felting, needle felting and creating your own design.

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Crazy with Collage! (ages 7-12)

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$15

Join Sarah for art class, we will be discovering collage techniques and decorating a beautiful large flower vase.

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Bridal Extravaganza

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$15

Bridal Expo. Sunday Feb. 18th, 2018 12pm-6pm Over $20,000 in prizes Exhibitors and prizes Runway Fashion Shows Music/Entertainment www.bridalandgradexpo.com 250 717-5673 for more info. and tickets. Tickets:$15 General Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304

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

February 23 @ 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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Mosaic Night Light (Adults/Youth 14+)

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Construct a mosaic night light using a clear glass base. You will add coloured pieces of glass to make your pattern.

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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! What people are saying... ★★★★★ "This is Hallelujah-Praise-Jesus funny!" - Orlando Weekly - ★★★★★…

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Fused Glass Pendant (Adults/Youth 12+)

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Fragment Art Fusing (Adults/Youth 10+)

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$70

Fusing is the process of melting glass in the kiln. Get Creative! Easy-peasy…

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March 2018

EXHIBIT: Elyse Selig, ‘Vu in Blu / Haiku’

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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Free

Elyse lives by the philosophy of "less is more". There is beauty in simplicity. This ideal has naturally drawn her to both watercolour art and Haiku poetry.

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Wire Work Jewellery (Adults/Youth 14+)

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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. 2, 5:00 – 7:30 PM    $40 Visit FayWolfendenDesigns.com for examples. Contact…

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Glass Painting (ages 7-12)

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$15

Join Sarah for art class, we will be glass painting! Sarah will have a variety of fun glass and porcelain items to choose from. The Children will learn different brush stroke techniques which will help them to create designs.

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Wire Work Earrings & Rings (Adults 16+)

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

In this class you will learn to make ear wires and ear dangles. Simple wire rings will also be taught.

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Stained Glass Mini Workshop (Adults/Youth 14+)

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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 4-5 pieces) ready to hang in your window.

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Hand Building Techniques

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Feb 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Mar 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Apr 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

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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$257.25

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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Pottery Wheel Techniques

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$257.25

Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day. Be prepared to have fun and get down and dirty.

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Campground with Lucas Myers

March 16 @ 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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Creating with Inks and Food Colouring (ages 7-12)

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$15

We will be using marbling techniques on water also known as suminagashi - we will create beautiful patterns and designs on paper.

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ARTS BLAST Spring Break 4 day CAMP (ages 5-6)

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$190

These themed 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.

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ARTS BLAST Spring Break 4 day CAMP (ages 7-8)

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$190

These themed 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.

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ARTS BLAST Spring Break 4 day CAMP (ages 9-13)

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$190

These themed 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.

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Introduction to Mosaics (Adults/Youth 12+)

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Learn the ancient art of mosaics. We will be making a mosaicked glass trivet or window hanging.

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Arts Blast Spring Break DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 daily with learning ‘led by their choice’ of classes in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance.

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Stamped Metal Charm Necklace or Bracelet (Adults 16+)

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

In this workshop we will be hand stamping 2 or 3 charms using letter & number stamps. A variety of blank metal pieces (flattened pennies, copper and aluminum tags) are used as a base to create personalized charms.

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Nuno Felting: Creating a piece of Art (adults)

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$320

Nuno Felting is an advanced felting technique which bonds fiber and sheer fabric to create an original effect. This is a beginner nuno felting class and you must have felting experience to take it.

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ART BLAST Spring Break 2 day CAMP (ages 5-6)

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$95

These themed 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.

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ARTS BLAST Spring Break 2 day CAMP (ages 7-8)

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$95

These themed 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.

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ART BLAST Spring Break 2 day CAMP (ages 9-13)

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$95

These themed 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.

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Memory Wire Bracelet (Adults/Youth 8+)

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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. Choose from an array of colours.

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JUST for KIDS: Mosaic Chalk Board (Youth 6-12)

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

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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April 2018

A Night of Bowie

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$43.25

Ghostfinger Productions Presents: A Night of Bowie the Definitive Bowie Experience David Bowie is one of music history's most praised and successful artist, with a career that has spanned four decades. Bowie continuously sought to re-invent himself, while selling an estimated 140 million albums. His genre-defying journey through a vast array of musical styles, from rock to funk, dance to ballad, always kept fans guessing what he would do next. Since the early 80's, Syl Thompson has been paying tribute…

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Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: The Zodiac Trio and Ariel Barnes, Cello

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

The Zodiac Trio is recognized by many to be one of the foremost clarinet-violin-piano ensembles performing today. In its relatively short history, the ensemble formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music before becoming the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory.

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Intro to Flamenco Dance Workshop

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

Mexican-born, Spanish-trained Rosario Ancer performed in the 1980s with the Ballet Español Antonio del Castillo, Tablao Flamenco Arco de Cuchilleros and the Paco Mundo & Maria Velasquez Dance Company.

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Guitar Techniques for Flamenco Workshop

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

In 1989 Rosario Ancer with guitarist/husband Victor Kolstee co-founded Centro Flamenco in Vancouver BC, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival & Flamenco Rosario.

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Weave a Scarf in a Day (adults)

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$75

Yes it can be done! Turn a single ball of yarn into a beautiful and unique scarf in one day using the versatile Rigid Heddle loom.

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Drinking Habits presented by TKS

April 18
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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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May 2018

Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: Dover and Pacifica Quartets

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Dover and Pacifica Quartets (part of the Chamber Music Kelowna 2017/2018 Concert Season)
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a sweep of the Grand Prize and all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

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June 2018

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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ARTINI with Dawn Pemberton

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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ARTINI is a full evening & full building event, featuring live music by the vibrant, passionate 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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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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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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