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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

Tanna Patterson: Butterflies from Bucamaranga

Reading and book launch @ Oxygen Art Centre

Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Tanna Patterson-Z’s fictionalized account of the 1998 kidnapping of Canadian diamond driller, Edward Leonard, by the leftist guerilla forces of Colombia, guides readers deep into the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 10 2011

This weekend the Canadian FLIKS Festival showcases some fine local fare along with some of the big hitters in the biz at the Capitol Theatre.

The festival is a mix of six films — documentary, drama and comedy — spanning issues of family dynamics, finding purpose in life, love and work, food ethics, and the choices we make under adversity.

The festival opens Friday, Feb...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 07 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker …

Magic Bus with Rip Ripple, Tuesday, Feb. 8

Doors at 9 p.m. - No cover and some great local electronic music every Tuesday.

Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn, Wednesday, Feb. 9

Doors at 8:30 p.m. - Come...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 07 2011

Even though it was “under subscribed,” City council will once again let the Cultural Development Commission advise on the allocation of up to 35 per cent of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiative funding this year.

Last year over $40,000 was distributed, helping to create a stable funding base to sustain Nelson’s arts community. The deadline...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Feb 06 2011

Sixteenth annual Big Lip Sync spectacular

Registration closes Feb. 11

Get your lips flapping and your hips shaking for the 16th annual Big Lip-Sync spectacular.

From rock to hip-hop, ballet to jive, country to Broadway musicals, all have been strutted upon the lip-sync stage.

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 04 2011

Scaramouche Jones

Live theatre at Grid Gallery, Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Performed by Michael Graham with set and promotional design by Shayne Brandel.


Scaramuccia, also known as Scaramouche, is a roguish clown character of the...

By Anonymous On on Thursday Feb 03 2011

 The Ipswich serial murders, in which five female prostitutes were killed in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, are to be turned into a show entitled London Road. The "documentary musical" is expected to debut in the Royal National Theatre in London this April.

The concept has been criticised. When ITN conducted some vox populi interviews, members of the public reacted negatively: "[A]lmost...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

FLIKS presents …

Deborah Chow’s The High Cost of Living

at the Capitol Theatre, Wednesday Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 

This TIFF winner of the best first Canadian feature is a dark drama that centres on the burgeoning relationship between an unlikely pair.

Nathalie (Isabelle...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Jan 30 2011

Snowed in Comedy Tour

@ The Capitol Theatre, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m.

What happens when four comedians join forces to go snowboarding during the day and do comedy shows at night?

The Snowed In Comedy tour brings together some of the top international comedians in the world.

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 27 2011

Developing literacy skills begins at home. Whether it's a book, board game, magazine, newspaper or website, all British Columbians are being encouraged to take part in a literacy activity with their families for 15 minutes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 to celebrate Family Literacy Day.

Today and throughout this week, events celebrating literacy are taking place in schools,...