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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

Friday, March 25 @ The Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Local aerial photographer Benjamin Jordan will capture the first ever West Kootenay Community Formation and would like to extend a personal invitation to Nelson residents to be part in this event.

This March marks the launch of his Above and Beyond Kootenays initiative which connects his...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 14 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker … 

Born Ruffians 

Monday, March 14, $10, Showtime 9:30 pm

The Royal is excited to present one of Toronto's best indie rock groups, Born Ruffians. 

The trio creates a jaunty mix of shifty guitar riffs and hyper-chic vocals for a Pixies-esque...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Mar 12 2011

Attention ski bums, snow bums, skinny bums, and large bums; Iron Mountain Theatre (I.M.T.) is proud to present Ski Bum: The Musical.

I.M.T. (the company who brought you A Tribute to Mining, White Star Lady, and Company jump) is the Kootenay's newest, and coolest,...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Mar 11 2011

Registrations are currently being accepted for artists and venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT).

The CBCT is a two-day celebration of culture taking place Aug. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Mar 10 2011

Fundraiser for Nelson’s first opera

Friday, April 15, Rod and Gun Club

A beautiful night of tapas and tunes awaits in an evening in support of the Amy Ferguson Institute, raising money for the creation of Nelson's first Opera, Khaos.

The event takes place April 15, a Friday, at 6:...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

This week and beyond at The Royal on Baker Street …


Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn

Wednesday, doors at 8:30 pm

Come listen to some great local music or take the stage yourself. 


The Idlers with...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 08 2011
Teched out Tuques – Reload

@ Hume Hotel, Saturday, March 12, 5-9:30 .m.


The West Kootenay’s favourite party band will bring the energy back to weary competitors as locals gather to dance, sing, learn and celebrate with the winners of the first 24-hour WebDev Showdown.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

By Ricardo Hubbs

For years, the Shambhala Music Festival was the Kootenay's little secret.

The event was born of the unique art and culture of the region 14 years ago. About 500 people attended the first Shambhala in 1998 on the Salmo River Ranch near Salmo, and that number has grown to about 10,000 people annually, making it the largest...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 07 2011

Into the Mystic

Saturday, March 12, Winlaw Hall, 7 p.m.


Into the Mystic is a theatrical world dance production which embodies mythologies, traditions and lore from cultures around the world.

Featured dancers are:

Shauna Robertson ~ Middle Eastern Dance...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 07 2011

Oxygen Art Centre’s third annual Kids Spring Break Art Camps are open for registration.

For two consecutive weeks, from March 14–18 and March 21–25, creative kids will be immersed in the artistic process through the exploration of several artistic disciplines.

Taught by six professional artists, the camp will introduce kids to new...