Arts and Culture

Nelson Grans to Grans host sixth annual African Dinner

Nelson Grans to Grans host sixth annual African Dinner

Nelson Grans to Grans African Dinner

@ United Church, Sunday, Nov. 13, 5:30 pm

The Nelson Grans to Grans will host their sixth annual African Dinner in the basement of the United Church on Nov. 13. Doors open at 4:30 pm.

This is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to fight Aids in Africa. Entertainment will include a silent auction and a market place.

Rossland Mountain Film Fest kicks off with old favourites and new innovations

Rossland Mountain Film Fest kicks off with old favourites and new innovations

With a slight change in the U-19 format this year, the Rossland Council for Arts in Culture has partnered up with the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology to bring you the REEL Youth Film Festival.

Screenings will begin at noon on Nov 26th at the Miners Hall with a $3 admission charge.  The REEL Youth Film Festival features some of the best in international youth film-making, along with submissions from the talented youth of the West and Central Kootenays.

Elena Yeung and The Kootenay Special get Unplugged

Elena Yeung and The Kootenay Special get Unplugged

Ellison’s Café Unplugged Sessions (12-3 p.m.)

Featured act is Elena Yeung and The Kootenay Special from the Creston area.

Elena is joined by Karl Sommerfeld (fiddle and vocals), Steve Jones (bass) and Keith Larson (guitar, vocals).

Her new second CD, Dandelion, showcases her ability to once again capture the classic bluegrass sound, but also as explores pre-bluegrass influences including old-time piano waltzes, country, and swing.

'The Debaters' deliberate at Selkirk College

'The Debaters' deliberate at Selkirk College

Selkirk College’s Teaching and Learning Institute proudly presents its version of the popular hit comedy CBC Radio show The Debaters on Nov.15 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Pit at the Castlegar campus.

Members of the public are invited to join and participate as two anonymous Selkirk College instructors impersonate authors Nicholas Carr (Internet doubter) and Clay Shirky (Internet hopeful) as they passionately debate the topic “Is the Internet Making Us Smarter?” 

Elliott Brood: inspired, influenced by a five-day trip

Elliott Brood: inspired, influenced by a five-day trip

Elliott Brood

@ Spiritbar, Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 pm

Elliott BROOD will release their third full-length in Canada this month on Paper Bag Records.

Days Into Years was produced by the band and John Critchley at Avening Town Hall and Park Side Drive Studios.

During their first European tour back in 2007, Elliott BROOD found themselves with five days to reach Barcelona from Amsterdam.

Mimicking Michael Jackson turns into full-time passion

Mimicking Michael Jackson turns into full-time passion

Take a closer look — Dianna David

@ The Capitol Theatre, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.


Dianna David is a former mechanical engineer turn professional entertainer.

What started out mimicking Michael Jackson at the age of six turned into a full-time passion.

Dianna wanted to explore her natural talents in movement by fusing it with her love to be silly and play, hence entering the world of clowning.

Wave Motion — the dance of life

Wave Motion — the dance of life

Wave Motion — the dance of life

@ The Moving Centre (533 A Baker St.), Nov. 11-13

Nelson weekend immersion.

Wave motion is the movement of all organic life. From subatomic energy particles to DNA to the spirals of the galaxies, wave motion is the rhythmic expression of form.

It refines articulation. It opens the mind-body system beyond the limits of linear thinking and movement … it is the universal language of life.

Adham Shaikhs up the Royal this weekend

Adham Shaikhs up the Royal this weekend

This week at the Royal on Baker ...

Pureblend

Monday, October 31 - Doors 9pm –

  • $5 suggested donation at the door –

Come dressed up and ready to strut your stuff in your most spooktacular costume while listening to the sounds of Pureblend. 

This is going to be a great Halloween celebration with tonnes of spooky fun. Pureblend bridges melodies of bass and harmony together while tuning into of the frequencies of love, laughter and light.

Shambhala hits another home run: unprecedented number of ticket sales

Shambhala hits another home run: unprecedented number of ticket sales

Tickets for the 15th annual Shambhala Music Festival, Aug. 8-13 2012, went on sale on Friday, Oct. 21 with an unprecedented number of ticket sales.

The 7 pm release was delayed by half an hour when the site crashed due to the high volume of people visiting the site.

The Shambhala tech team replaced the website with a simple ticket ordering webpage which allowed customers to place orders by 7:30 pm.

Ellison’s Café Unplugged Sessions

Ellison’s Café Unplugged Sessions

Opening at noon is Spoon Castro, a young new singer/songwriter to the Unplugged Sessions, performing on guitar.

Next is Mountain Station, featuring fiddler Paul Holitzki, guitarist Billy Jones, mandolinist Roger Luckey and banjoist Steve Garth both doubling on dobro, all supported by David Feldman’s driving upright bass.

They will perform a wide range of music including bluegrass, sweet ballads, Irish jigs and reels.
Closing is Mara Sand and Grant Freeman, performing some light jazz, blues, R and B covers and originals by Mara.

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