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Held in the Kootenay Commons parking lot (formerly Extra Foods) at the east end of Baker Street from 1 to 7 p.m., the festivities include live music by Kootenay bands like Motes & Oates, Hot Tin Can, Immune 2 Cobras, Allie Kane, Chinese For Travelers. There will also be community outreach tables, and artisan and food vendors, as well as a kids zone for the little ones with face painting, crafts and activities. The local roller derby league will hold an exhibition game inside the old Extra Foods building at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to all members of the community. Kootenay Co-op Radio memberships will be available for sale. Consider buying a membership to help sustain the radio station throughout the year. Right: Slocan Valley's hard rock duo Immune 2 Cobras play the Kootenay Co-op Radio Block Party at 5 p.m.

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May 24th - Kastle (Live) May 25th - Elliott Brood w/ Pauline Lamb & James Lamb May 29th - Open Stage Electric Wednesdays with Estevan May 30th - Striker and Savage Blade May 31st - Tantrum Desire w/ Deeps, Dirty Tactix vs. L-Nix June 1st - Lars Moston Berlin House June 7th - Clicks & Whistles June 8th - The Cave Singers with Special Guests June 14th - Tofu Stravinsky w/ Chinese for Travelers June 15th - Electro Swing Club June 19th - The Boom Booms June 21st - Vinyl Richie & DJ Hoola Hoop June 22nd - Deep Dark Woods June 25th - Besnard Lakes w/ July Talk & Grounders


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With a dazzling line up of Les tour which started with shows Pauls, Teles and Stratocasters, across eastern Europe and and people who really know Scandanavia in April, and will their way around them, the ninth then wind down to where the annual Blues Caravan is heart of the blues Blues Caravan shredding the stage. started pumping, Friday, May 24 The latest edition of in the midwestern Doors 8 p.m. the yearly Ruf Records and southern US, Capitol Theatre collaborative tour feaalong Highway 61 $32.50/$22.50 tures a talented selecand beyond. tion of guitar player/ Each of these vocalists, including blues de- top-notch artists have a CV wormon Jimmy Bowskill of Toron- thy of raised eyebrows, and they to, the hot licks of Nashville's prove their mad skills night after Bart Walker, and the First Lady night. of British blues, Joanne Shaw Get your ticket to tonight's Taylor. show at the Capitol Theatre The group is coming to Nelson box office or online at capitoltonight as part of an extensive

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Ravencourt Bed and Breakfast, an eclectic strawbale house in Passmore, will once again be hosting a series of house concerts over the summer in their amazing inner courtyard. The season begins on Friday, May 31 with an intimate concert by well-known musicians Laura and Paul Landsberg. Laura is a jazz singer and music instructor whose latest CD, A Simple Twist, has been receiving rave reviews. Paul Landsberg is an accomplished jazz guitarist and music instructor, who will be returning from a tour of Europe just in time for this performance. There are several more performances scheduled over the summer months: On Friday, July 5 classical pianist Donna Noton and violinist Rebecca Schellenberg will be journeying from Alberta to play everything from Brahms to Canadian fiddle tunes. Next up, on Friday, August 2, Attila Vural, a classically trained jazz guitarist from Switzerland will be strumming his talents in the courtyard. Then on Friday, August 23, pianist Maria Rapp and violinist Anke Steinmetz will be visiting from Germany to perform. There may even be a performance in September. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the musicians. Refreshments will be available. Ravencourt B&B can be found at 4615 Upper Passmore Road and is run by Dorothea Schlichting and Peter Hauser. Turn off Highway 6 at Passmore, cross the bridge and follow the signs to pure musical enjoyment. For more information phone 250-226-7801.








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undreds of art-lovers are expected to file through Oxygen Art Gallery tonight for the opening of its annual Art Market and Sale. With more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs hung salonstyle on every available bit of wall space, it’s a chance to take in the breadth of work made by West Kootenay artists — and perhaps bring a piece of original, locally-made art home with you. New Denver artist Boukje Elzinga led the hanging committee for the show and has a few of her own pieces in the show. She said many artists choose to markdown their work for the market, pricing each piece between $20 and $1,000 and donating half the sale price to Oxygen. “This is a big fundraiser for Oxygen Art Centre, and the artists want to make sure their work will sell,” Elzinga said. “Usually artists submit pieces that have been kicking around their studio for awhile, or something they made as an experiment that it doesn’t really fit with their larger body of work — though some will make something specific for the Market.” Hanging so many different styles together on the wall is a unique challenge for the hanging committee. Elzinga said they try to match colour tones, shapes and styles in the pieces. The larger

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pieces that are best viewed at a distance are hung higher on the wall, while the detailed pieces are at eye level. “Each piece has to look good and can’t be hindered by the piece next to it,” she explained. “We’ll just keep moving things around until they look good.” Elzinga and three other volunteers spent Wednesday hanging the show, which is only open this weekend. Then, it has to be taken down to make way for the centre’s new artist in residence. “It’s a whirl wind — put everything up, take everything down. But it’s for a good

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cause,” she said, noting the event is Oxygen’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps sustain programming at the artist run centre throughout the year. The third annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on Friday, May 24 from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance). For more info see,

With opening night less than a week away, actors and crew are putting the final touches on the local production of Cabaret. Sydney Galbraith, who is doing double duty as producer and lead female actor, says she can feel the buzz around the show growing. “People are stopping me on the street all the time and they’re just really, genuinely excited and that makes me 8,000-times more excited,” Galbraith says. She’s playing the role of Sally Bowles a headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub where burlesque dancers entertain their audience with their sexy stage shows.

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Celebrating the Asian Canadian Heritage Month of May, the Langham Cultural Centre presents Bo Shibari (“Tied to a Staff”), a traditional Japanese Kyogen adapted by Mark Mealing and performed by two J.V. Humphries secondary school drama students, Jessie Lay and Savanah Cockrell, along with Mealing himself. Kyogen is a form of Japanese comic theatre recognized by UNESCO in 1991 as a masterpiece of oral world heritage. It is a fusion of dance, mime and acting with satirical humour and addresses worldly concerns of greed, vanity, and the pleasures of witty banter. The play will be followed by an introduction to a Japanese tea ceremony and a pan-Asian dinner. In many Asian cultures food and tea are typically part of celebrations often shared with family, friends and neighbours and symbolize abundance, happiness, cohesiveness and peace. You can also win a prize by participating in “The Naming Contest” where you name notable Asian Canadians. This celebration of Asian cultures is made possible with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust through its sponsorship grant and many hours of volunteer work of the Langham Asian Canadian Heritage Month group. Don’t miss the only Asian Canadian Heritage Month event in the Kootenays happening Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Langham Theatre (447 A Avenue) in Kaslo. Admission and dinner are free.

Backed by nine dancers for many of her solos, Galbraith says it makes her feel like a pop star. “I’m like Rihanna up there — I don’t even have to move,” she laughs. “I just do three dance moves and they complete everything and make me look like I’ve been doing things … It’s really awesome.” All the men and woman playing Kit Kat Klub dancers, with the exception of Galbraith, have extensive dance experience (“I can’t dance at all,” she laughs). And, because of some explicit sexual content in the show, all of the actors are over the age of 18. “There’re less limitations and

boundaries with an all-adult cast,” she says, recalling how she did a watered-down version of the show in her teens with the Capitol’s summer theatre program. “It’s hard to believe this show was ever made family-friendly,” she says. Cabaret opens at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, May 30 and continues Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. nightly. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on June 1 and a late night show on May 31 at 11 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults or $17 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office. -Sam Van Schie


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It isn’t often that the Kootenays’ best classical musicians come together for a performance like the one happening this Saturday at the Capitol Theatre when the Selkirk Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonic Solos. The concert has been crafted to showcase the variety of professional classical musicians that we have in our communities from Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Trail, Castlegar, and as far off as Kimberley, Vernon and Kamloops. The players for the concert have performed with various symphonies including the Symphony of the Kootenays, the Kamloops Symphony and the Okanagan Symphony. The Rossini Overture to “La Cenerentola” features the wind section and gives them a chance to shine. The Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 by Handel features Wendy Herbison, Vic Neufeld and Jeff Faragher as the trio and allows the strings to show off. The Kootenay Brass Quintet is made up of some of the best brass players in the Kootenays and will knock your socks off. Bruce Dunn is coming out from Kamloops to be the music director and conductor for this performance. He is the conductor for the Kamloops Symphony and the former conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays. Nelsonites will remember him fondly from his years of bringing the Symphony of the Kootenays to a packed

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Toronto-based folk-rock trio Elliott Brood (Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet, Stephen Pitkin) is fresh off a Juno Award win in the roots and traditional category for their late-2011 album Days Into Years. They’ll be warming up for an appearance at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington state with a show at Spiritbar this Saturday, May 25. Brood overlays lyrical Canadiana themes with stripped-down traditional string sounds; Days Into Years drew inspiration from a European road trip detour to visit the resting places of Canadian soldiers lost in the great wars. Opening for Elliott Brood are local favourites Pauline Lamb and James Lamb. Tickets are $25, available at the Hume Hotel front desk or online at by searching “Hume Hotel.”

house. The Selkirk Symphony is honoured that he is leading them through this program. The performance also marks some changes in the music community here in the Kootenays. Alexis More will be leaving Nelson this summer, although she will be back for her Symphony of the Kootenays and La Cafamore string quartet engagements, and Martine DenBok will be coming in to take her place performing and teaching in Nelson and New Denver. They will each be playing solos with the Symphony, playing the Bloch Suite Hebraique and Legende by Wieniawsky, respectively. The concert gives Alexis a chance to say a heartfelt goodbye and Martine the chance to say an enthusiastic hello to these wonderful communities. Playing a solo with an orchestra is a gift, a challenge, a thrill and an experience that few musicians get in their musical lifetime. This performance will be something wonderful, and the audience will surely pick up on the love of music and playing together that this group shares. Live music of this caliber is an experience not to be missed and will appeal to all ages and interests. Tickets are $20 for adults or $16 for students, available through the Capitol Theatre box office online at or by phone at 250352-6363. The concert starts at 7 p.m.


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A few years ago, I had the immensely lucky fortune to convince a certain summer camp here in the Kootenays that I should be trusted to help run day-to-day operations, including up to 80 screaming kids (angels, every one of them...), and a full staff of teenage counsellors. Of course, as I’m sure you know, when comparing looking after the basic needs and emotions of 80 children with 20 adolescents, the children were a piece of cake. One of those counsellors was a young man who, either in a moment of exhaustion-fueled delirium, or as a brilliant, forward-thinking fashion choice, gallantly shaved his big, curly hair into a prime, shining cul de sac. Yep, bald in the center, long on the sides. Now, as many of you would imagine, this earned my full respect. A few years later, this young fellow, Angus Liedtke, is playing banjo/guitar/harmonica in one of Canada’s most exciting and meteoric young bands, The Good Ol’ Goats. The Goats were most recently runner-up in CBC’s cross-Canada Searchlight competition, and winner of Artist of the Year at this year’s Kootenay Music Awards (a big freaking deal!). As such, even if I wanted to, I could never bad-mouth a man who once sported a cul de sac. It would go against my code. The code of the cul de sac. It’s a thing. The Good Ol’ Goats - The Train Which brings us to The Good Ol’ Goats’ self-released debut, The Train, a fun, folksyrockish, full-tilt barrelroll of chugging banjo, hard-strummed guitars, and blasted harmonicas. This six-piece band of 16- and 17-year olds from Cranbrook has managed to attract some pretty potent talent, in terms of basic musicianship and song-writing. One of their chief strengths is that at any given time on the album, even during a few moments on the ballads (listen to the rattling pound of those drums in the deceptively soft “In Autumn,” for example), each member of the band has their adrenaline level cranked up to a solid Spinal Tap 11 — if Spinal Tap dressed in vintage three-piece landowner suits and rugged ranch-hand overalls and called themselves Ye Spinal Faucet. Listen to the rocking opener “Kiss The Cactus” and try to imagine any member of the band not totally givin’ er at any moment. With less convincing groups, this all-out approach might appear indulgent, but everything about the Goats screams (literally, sometimes) youthful exuberance. Each time you think that one part of the song, be it banjo, guitar, harmonica, or vocals might be a little high in the mix, it immediately becomes apparent that every other part is pushing that limit too, and nailing it in just the right place. Lead vocalist Nolan Ackert has an impressive snarl

(very Elliott Broodish) that, at times, sounds like its coming from someone much older. Speaking of Older, the Goats aren’t afraid to be a little tongue-in-cheek when it comes to both their music and their aesthetic. From their rickety-ol band name to their antiquated song titles and subject matter, the Goats clearly have a fascination with the old, the mystical, the expired. Shipwrecks and mountain men and farmers and sailors all inhabit their musical fantasies. But then, in the penultimate song on the album, “The Night Before,” they turn this aesthetic on its head, revealing themselves as the goofy, young, talented teens that they are. The yearning, lovelorn sailor of “Shipwrecked” is suddenly none other than Sailor Jerry, everybody’s favourite cheap spiced rum, making a (definitely) bootlegged appearance at somebody’s (definitely) unsupervised house party. It’s quite a clever little turn-around for the band, and I never thought that a lyric about Sailor Jerry could be clever. My only recommendation for their next album is that they recruit some of the goats from the “Goats Yelling Like Humans” youtube clip to harmonize with back-up vocalist and melodionist, Alysha Seriani. Now THAT would be something.


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was at the pop-up shop and I noticed darling Rachel shopping around and I thought, “Now she looks good.” Great patterned summer dress paired with vintage purse, stylish and classic hair cut and adorable cat eye glasses so fashionable. I should mention I love her sock and heel combo! Note: not to be confused with socks and sandals — that is bad. This is good! Looking snazzy, Rachel, A+. Fashion Tip: Hair is an important part of your individual style — taking the time to style your hair goes along way. When getting a new look opt for solid colours and natural looking highlights. Try to avoid the strippy highlight look and two-toned unmatched colour. Pair your colour with a classic cut that suits your own personal style. For men think clean, try vintage inspired hair cuts with a modern twist. I’ll say it again: A woman loves a well-dressed sleek looking man!

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and laid out for her so far, and things are going as planned until Alyson surprises herJust One Day is a great piece of teen fic- self and near the end of the trip suddenly tion that doesn’t involve post-apocalyptic decides to travel to Paris for the day, with worlds, epic soul-wrenching love, or vam- Willem, a young Dutch man she’s just met. pires and werewolves. It is about Many things happen that day, and self discovery, the complexities it changes her — whether for betof family dynamics and relationter or worse, you’ll have to read ships, as well as some good ole to find out. travel adventure (and okay, there The concept of identity and remay be the potential for true love). alizing all the possibilities of who The writing is fluid and the diayou are is a strong theme throughlogue convincing. Forman does out the novel (helped with the a great job of drawing the reader many references to Shakespeare’s into the story with great characplays and characters like Melanie ters, interesting plot twists, and and Dee). evocative descriptions. Great for graduating teens The main character is Alyson, who has just (or ones about to travel for the first time). graduated high school and is on a pre-college There’s also a sequel out in the fall called Eli is a Nelson-based writer, art instructor and tour of Europe. Her life has been sheltered Just One Year. musician. He blogs at THE CAPITOL THEATRE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL VOLUNTEERS, RESEARCHERS, DESIGNERS, FOOD AND SILENT AUCTION DONORS WHO MADE THE Otter Books

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hen she assigned me to write a story on Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery, Food and Wine Trails magazine editor Jennifer Schell said, “You’ll love it!” I prefer to draw my own conclusions, though, and after driving up from Kelowna and spending an hour with owner Graydon Ratzlaff, I decided that I love it!

We arrived via Highway 97 through Vernon and then by following the signs on the Trans-Canada Highway turnoff west between Sicamous and Chase. Another half-hour’s drive would have put us into Kamloops. I had checked out the winery’s web site, of course, but I still wasn’t prepared for the beauty of the tasting room and shop. The structure has its own story, having been built for a customer in Japan. It got some water damage en route, was rejected and then returned to BC. The beautiful alpine-style building looks like it might have been made for the purpose and the site, and Ratzlaff spent the winter doing some renos inside, adding a beautiful wood-slab counter top that perfectly matches the building. We spent our time with the amiable host, who has spent his working days in a number of jobs in the food and beverage industry. He is keenly aware that the northern climate is not suited

to growing grapes that demand a long ripening season. So Recline Ridge has focused on cool climate favourites of the sort one might find in European countries like Germany. Kerner, Siegerebbe, Ortega, Marechal Foch, Madeline Angevine and Madeline Sylvaner grapes need cool night temperatures to develop their flavours and they are doing nicely in the Shuswap area. As we chatted and tasted our way through the Recline Ridge lineup a theme quickly developed. These are clear, crisp and appealingly aromatic wines, well-balanced and made to bring

out the best characteristics of these varietals. Among the wines that really stood out during our tasting was the Siegerrebe, which is cross between Gewurztraminer and Madeline Angevine, both of which are very aromatic. The Recline Ridge version is creamy and perfectly balanced, with a pleasant acidity and very long finish. When we tasted the Bacchus, I was reminded that we often used to buy bottles from the Lower Mainland’s Domaine de Chaberton. I once gave Angela a case for her birthday, calling it

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“The Bacchus a Month Club.” Tart, with pear and spice flavours, I immediately thought it would go nicely with spicy food. We tried just that a few weeks later by opening a bottle after ordering in our favourite dishes, pad Thai and drunken noodles with chicken. Fantastic. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We were too full from supper to be tempted by a post-prandial drink. Otherwise I might have opened our small bottle of Ridgeport, a fortified Marechal Foch dessert wine that would have been just the ticket because we always like something a little sweet after a spicy dinner. Our visit to Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery was made on a glorious sunny day in late April, and it really offered everything we hope for when we set out on another winery adventure. Small operations are our favourites — the best ones are bursting with character, hosted by the owners and offering distinct and well-made wines that provide a sense of place. Personally, I like people who are comfortable in their own shoes and who make the best from what their environment has to offer. By leaving any preconceived notions behind and staying open to new experiences and tastes, we are rarely disappointed with what we find. Our visit with Graydon Ratzlaff is one we won’t soon forget, and a memory that will come to life each time we open another of our purchases.

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Selkirk Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonic Solos on Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults or $16 for students.

Selkirk Fine Woodworking year-end show runs Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26 in the Nelson Trading Company Building (402 Baker Street).

Spiritbar welcomes back 2013 Juno Award winners Elliott Brood on Saturday, May 25 with Pauline Lamb and James Lamb. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25, available at the Hume Hotel front desk, or online through by searching “Hume Hotel.”

The third annual Oxygen Art Market, featuring the work of nearly 40 Kootenay artists will take place on Friday, May 24 from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre (320 Vernon Street, back alley entrance).

The Shrugs play the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw (5709 Highway 6) on Sunday, May 26. Music starts around 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

TeenScene at the Nelson Public Library is featuring Grade 9 art from L.V. Rogers secondary school. Come in and enjoy the great work of Impressionist landscape pastels on display until June 14.

JOIN THE 117 YEAR OLD HOTEL YMIR Monday - Sunday Open 3pm-9pm, will stay open later for parties! Over 20 musical instruments to choose from to play anytime Every Friday join us for the Country & Bluegrass Jam


Celebrate Asian-Canadian Heritage Month with a Kyōgen-style play on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Kaslo’s Langham Theatre (447 A Avenue). Kyōgen is a fusion of dance, mime and acting with satirical humour. The play is called Bo Shibari (“Tied to a Pole”), in it the key characters become drunk even though they are tied to a pole. After the play there will be an Asian dinner and tea ceremony. Admission and dinner are free. A local production of the musical Cabaret, directed by Pat Henman and featuring a slate of local actors including Michael Graham, Lisel Forst, Michael Calladine and Sydney Black, opens at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, May 30 and continues Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. nightly. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on June 1 and a late night show on May 31 at 11 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults or $17 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

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San Francisco's Kastle brings his live show to Spiritbar tonight.


On Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m., the Civic Theatre is showing My American Cousin, a Canadian film set in the 1950s. This will be the final film shown on the Civic’s old 35mm projector. The film’s local producer Phil Schmidt and director Sandy Wilson will both be in attendance for event. Tickets are $9 for adults or $7 for children and seniors, with a $1 discount for Civic Theatre members. Fliks is screening Still Mine on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Based on true events, Still Mine is a heartfelt love story about Craig, an 89-year-old New Brunswicker. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for youth under 18, available at the door or in advance at Otter Books.


Finley's hosts a hip-hop showcase on Friday, May 24 featuring solo artists Anonymouz, Assault of Knowledge (AOK), Azrael, Copasetic, DJ Booz, Nicky Scarfo, P-Butta, Risskant De Woordvoerder and Sythe. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. The Abramson Singers play a public house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Blues Caravan, a trio featuring Toronto’s Jimmy Bowskill, Nashville’s Bart Walker and Joanne Shaw Taylor from Britain, bring their international tour to the Capitol Theatre on Friday,

May 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 for adults or $22.50 for youth, available through the Capitol Theatre box office. Kastle will be at Spiritbar Friday, May 24. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Kootenay Co-op Radio Community Block Party and membership drive on Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Nelson Commons parking lot (formerly Extra Foods), featuring live music by Motes & Oates, Hot Tin Can, Immune 2 Cobras, KCR DJs, and slam poets. There will be also be a kids zone, and artisan and food vendors. Roller derby teams hold an exhibition game inside the old Extra Foods building at 2 p.m. Pioneers & Legends: The History of Country Music, featuring video footage of country music's early pioneers, at the Kootenay Lakeview Village Lodge in Balfour on Saturday, May 25. Tickets are $34 and include a buffet dinner. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. and the buffet opens at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Reservation required. Call 1-877-229-4141. Corazón, a 63-member youth choir directed by Allison Girvan, has its yearend concerts on May 25 at the Nelson United Church. There will be three shows, at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for main floor tickets and $12 for balcony seating. Students and seniors pay $12 for all seats. Tickets are available in advance at Otter Books.

Introducing Chef Robert Erickson Open Nightly from 5 pm 620 Herridge Lane Nelson 250 352 0101

and the All Seasons Cafe new Spring Menu. Vegan and Vegetarian dishes, BC meat from four different Kootenay farms, Oceanwise fish and seafood.

Award winning wine list starting at


Electric Wednesday open stage at Spiritbar on Wednesday, May 29. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. Edmonton heavy metal band Striker plays Spiritbar on May 30 with Nelson’s Savage Blade. Doors opens at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Laura and Paul Landsberg bring their jazz music to the Ravencourt Bed and Breakfast (4615 Upper Passmore Road) on Friday, May 31. Admission by donation. For info phone 250-226-7801. UK drum ‘n’ bass duo Tantrum Desire will be at Spiritbar with Deeps, Dirty Tactix vs. L-Nix on Friday, May 31. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. Vancouver's Orpheus Male Chorus will join the Nelson Barbershop Chorus for an evening of vocal music, Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m. at Bethel Christian Church. Tickets are $20 for adults of $18 seniors and students, and are available at Kootenai Moon Furniture and the Music Store. For more info, call 250-352-6892. Spiritbar proudly welcomes Berlin house master Lars Moston for a summer-time throwdown on Saturday, June 1. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. On Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. be prepared for The Bison Brothers to stretch out at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw (5709 Highway 6). Admission by donation.

The best patio in Nelson is now open. Come and experience our new menu, the same award winning wine list with wines starting at $30.00, in a truly spectacular setting.

May 24, 2013  
May 24, 2013  

Vurb is a weekly entertainment newspaper distributed Fridays inside the Nelson Star.