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ART SHOWS Brew Gallery 3202 - 31st Avenue, located in the Bean to Brew Coffee House beside the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Brew Gallery is pleased to present its 21st exhibition, Animal Crossing, featuring the paintings of Kelowna artists Kristen Amy Cresswell and Katarina Delisimunovic, and the printed digital compositions of Armstrong artist Michael Sturdy. Work is on display to May 16. CHerryVIlle arTISaNS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. There is lots of new glass and art for everyone to see. The shop is open during May, Thursday to Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. COaTCHeCK Gallery Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. The Vernon Camera Club presents its latest exhibition and photography sale, Precious Moments, now through May 5. COurTyard Gallery Suite 104, 907 Belvedere St. Enderby. The new gallery has on display paintings, fibre art, sculpture, stained glass, woodwork, and more, all produced by local artists. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Gallery VerTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. NOAA Annual Juried Members Exhibition opening night is Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Music provided by singer-songwriter Alyssa Gardner, followed by Barefoot Caravan. Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., is Smarties Art for Families and in the Main Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. is the Inspired Word Café. HeadBONeS Gallery 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 542-8987. This That - featuring work by local abstract artists Carin Covin and Alistair Rance - continues to May 6. THe HuB arTS COlleCTIVe 2906 30th Ave. Downtown Vernon, beside the Towne Cinema. Vernon artist Melissa Dinwoodie opens her exhibition, Stories, featuring her painted portrait work, for the month of May. Reception is May 4 at 8 p.m. KalaMalKa VerTIGO Wayne Emde’s collection of doors and window photographs taken around Europe are on display at the Gallery Vertigo Okanagan College Vernon campus location until the end of June. OKaNaGaN arTISTS Of CaNada host “Art Splash” annual show and sale of original artwork by local artists, May 4, noon to 9 p.m. and May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Ballroom, 3914 -32nd Ave. rIVer rOCKS BISTrO 409 Cliff Ave., Enderby, 938-2297. May features the artwork of Armstrong’s Frances Hatfield. VerNON PuBlIC arT Gallery 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Winfield-based artist Richard Suarez, former sculpture professor at UBC Okanagan, shows a large body of his drawings and paintings in the exhibition quantumspaces. Also on display is Art and Soul, Vernon school district secondary student art show. Both continue to May 23.

CONCERTS/DANCES CHrISTa COuTure Vancouver singer-songwriter performs songs from her new album, The Living Record, tonight with opening acts Jess Hill and Lowell Friesen at Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens in Coldstream, 9172 Kalamalka Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Friesen’s and the Bean Scene. VerNON arT aNd SOuNd exCHaNGe Downtown Vernon. Music performances, drumming, kids activities, puppet show and much more takes place today through to Sunday. Venues include Gallery Vertigo, The Hub Arts Collective, Okanagan Centre for Spiritual Living, Eclectibles, Vernon library and Cenotaph Park. Passes available at the Bean Scene and Eclectibles or pay admission at the door. Info available at event headquarters in Cenotaph Park. VerNON COMMuNITy SINGerS The choir presents Moments to Remember in celebration of its 20th anniversary at Trinity United Church tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Special guests are VCS founder and original leader Paul Hunter with his barbershop quartet Some Other Time and Ancora, a women’s ensemble directed by Terry Logan. Tickets are $10 and available from the Schubert Centre and from choir members. IMaGINaTION MOVerS Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the Emmywinning Disney Channel TV series Imagination Movers bring their Rock-o-Matic Tour to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Thursday,

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The Linda-Sue Wilson Band, featuring the smoldering vocals of Vernon’s own Linda-Sue Wilson, along with guitarist Billy Haner, drummer Darcy Ross and bassist Gord Kaine, performs classic rock and blues at a dance Saturday at the Elks Hall, 310330th St. The Mabel Lickers open starting at 7 p.m. LindaSue takes the stage from 9 to 11 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. May 2 at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 regular, $118.50 VIP, with premium seating and a chance to meet The Movers, available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. yOuTH SyMPHONy Of THe OKaNaGaN Conducted by Rosemary Thomson and Dennis Colpitts, the YSO presents Horizons for its 24th season May 4 at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. Featured soloist is the YSO’s very own Jasper Meiklejohn of Penticton on violin. Repertoire includes Goddard’s Aurora Spiritus, student compositions, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Op. 64 in E minor (first movement), and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 in E minor, From the New World. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15/ adult, $10 youth/senior, $5 child 12 and under, available at the Vernon Community Music School, from YSO musicians or at the door. COuNTerPOINT CHOIr Tickets for “Cine Magic” are now available for the May 5 concerts to be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 370132nd Ave. at 2 and 7 p.m. Counterpoint Choir, conducted by Coreen Smith and accompanied by Dyan Cornies, also welcomes additional musicians, Monty Hughes on stand-up bass and Rod Neufeld on guitar to this eclectic performance of nostalgic hits from TV and the big screen to Broadway! Tickets are $10/adult and free for children under 12, available from choir members, Shear Dimensions and the door. For further information, contact Cynthia Markson at 250-545-1505. OKaNaGaN SyMPHONy OrCHeSTra Get ready to hoot, holler and stand for Last Night of the Proms, May 19 at 7 p.m. Soprano Dawn Mussellam and the Okanagan Symphony Chorus will join Rosemary Thomson and the OSO to bring the cherished British tradition to the Okanagan with all the belles and whistlers. Bring your Union Jacks and prepare to celebrate as the orchestra and chorus create musical mayhem. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

FILM VerNON fIlM SOCIeTy May 6 is Australian film The Sapphires, starring Chris O’Dowd (Bridemaids, The IT Crowd) about an Aboriginal girl group who perform for U.S. troupes during the Vietnam War. All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue. Shows at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $7 each, available one week in advance at the theatre and the Bean Scene.

KARAOKE/OPEN MICS/JAMS arMSTrONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Open mic is every Friday starting at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Kim and Kaila Sinclair, first time performers are always welcome. To get e-mail updates send an e-mail to kimsin@telus.net. Karaoke is every Saturday night at

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8 p.m. BlueGraSS JaMS are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Vernon Arts Centre in Polson Park. Jams start at 7 p.m. and end around 9:30. Please bring your acoustic stringed instruments and your voice and join the fun.  The first half will be led with books to follow along. The second half is a circle jam with everyone taking a turn at leading if they want. Drop in fee is $3. For more information please call Sid @ 250-549-1024 or email stozer@shaw.ca Blue Ox PuB Hwy 6 Lumby. Friday night jams continue at the Blue Ox. Hosted by the Mabel Lickers Band, the jam welcomes musicians from Lumby and the surrounding areas. Starts at 9 p.m. More info is at www.RauckOn.com BraNdING IrON PuB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 5460044. Superstar Karaoke is on every Friday night, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday is the jam with host Dan Engelland. COldSTreaM COffee HOuSe at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Family friendly acousticstyle coffee house takes place third Saturday of the month. Those wanting to participate in the open mic can sign up at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Concession available. fOlK aNd faVOrITeS JaMS will be held on the fourth   Wednesday of the month at the Vernon Arts Centre in Polson Park. Jams start at 7 p.m. and end around 9:30. Please bring your acoustic instruments and your voice and join the fun. The first half will be led with books to follow along. Please feel free to bring folk/golden oldies, soft rock etc. songs for the second half. Try to keep them to simple arrangements with 3 or 4 chords. Drop in fee is $3. For more information please call Sid @ 250-549-1024 or email stozer@shaw.ca THe GreeN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. The Sunday jam starts at 7 p.m. eaGleS Hall 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. OKaNaGaN CeNTre fOr SPIrITual lIVING 2913 29th Ave., 250-549-4399. May 3, 17, 31 is the New Vibes Music Café family friendly event hosted by Hannah Jukes, Brandon Schmor and Bill Boyd with sound technician/DJ Kris Eide. Snacks and drinks available. Starts at 7 p.m. rIVer rOCKS BISTrO 409 Cliff Ave., Enderby, 938-2297. Features jam night Fridays and a piano bar Thursdays.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PUBS/CLUBS

arMy, NaVy, aIr fOrCe CluB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Dance in the Spitfire Lounge to the live music of No Bad Days tonight from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. BOurBON STreeT Bar aNd GrIll Prestige Inn, 4411 32nd St. Les Copeland and Cameron Ward play every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m. THe GreeN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Tonight, The Original Shakedown with special guests Cosmic Palace play classic rock and roll  at its best. Starts at 9:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday is The Legendary Lake Monsters, an 11-piece swing band that is Hot Hot Hot! Tickets $15 tickets in advance or at door. Arrive early as seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Starts at 8 p.m. ITalIaN KITCHeN 2916 30th Ave. 558-7899. Les Copeland plays live jazz on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. lOreNZO’S Cafe 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 8386700. Tonight and Saturday, dance away to the cha cha, mambo, bolero and all the grooviest Afro-Cuban rhythms of Salmon Arm’s Babalu. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. $10 cover. MONaSHee’S Bar aNd GrIll 2922 30th Ave., 503-1378. Okanagan-Maritime band Cod Gone Wild kicks off its East Meets West Tour tonight at Monashee’s. Joining the band is Newfoundland folk/rock artist Dave Whitty, who has a new EP out, Let it Rest. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Monashee’s, 30th Street Liquor Store, and Kalamalka Wine & Spirits.

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Vernon Morning Star, April 26, 2013  

April 26, 2013 edition of the Vernon Morning Star

Vernon Morning Star, April 26, 2013  

April 26, 2013 edition of the Vernon Morning Star