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Spirit of the West

Thursday, September 11 2014, 7:30pm

SpiritofWest3Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk.  The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features 6 musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a nights’ worth of timeless and beloved songs.

With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of a drinking song “Home For a Rest”, so well known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status. Tickets $35 

Magic, Comedy, Vaudeville – Family Series

Saturday, September 13 2014, 3pm & 7:30pm

James Jordan And Ryan PilingJames Jordan presents a one-man vaudeville variety extravaganza with original magic, skilled juggling, music and comedy. His one of a kind carnival-themed magic show captures the thrill of the games, the amazement of the magic, and the excitement of the jugglers and all provided by one man. www.fuzzyhair.net

Ryan Pilling’s comedy magic show has spread smiles and laughter from Yellowknife to Cancun. Ryan’s highly interactive performance gets everyone involved in the fun, creating amazing magic with everyday items like ropes, paper bags, and balloons. With his “Suitcase of Wonders” he’s travelling across Canada this summer baffling audiences all along the way. www.wowryan.com

Tickets $5 and Single Show Family Pass: $20 (Two adults and up to three children)

EVENT MOVED – Mick Foley: Tales of Wrestling Past

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 7:30pm

Mick Foley Image 1He’s a three-time WWE champion, a hardcore legend and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Now, Mick Foley is unleashing the same trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth that made his books so beloved (five self-penned New York Times best-sellers) into his one-man spoken-word stage show, “Tales From Wrestling Past”.

Foley has wowed both crowds and critics alike with his unique stage show –  leading “Chortle”, the UK’s most respected comedy source to write “Foley himself is charm personified – eloquent, funny and self-effacing” and the decidedly non-wrestling publication “Broadway Baby” to muse, “if you’re interested at all in wrestling you’ll love it; if you’re not, you’ll like it.”

Tickets $35 available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thursday & Friday, September 18 & 19, 2014, 7pm

Banff FF 2012The Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring The Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival 2014 World Tour to the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Come and check out two evenings of exciting, original films and prepare to be inspired!

Tickets: $20 for 1 night/$30 for 2 nights

Available at the Business and Visitor Centre – 301 W Victoria Road. Now open 7 days a week!

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The Lunchbox – Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, September 24 2014, 7:30pm

The LunchboxDirector: Ritesh Batra
Country: India

Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire) stars alongside the radiant Nimrat Kaur in Ritesh Batra’s delightful feature debut, in which a mistaken lunchbox delivery paves the way for an unlikely romance. Whether it’s the cooking of a meal, the reading of a letter, or the riding of a crowded train, the film’s small moments culminate in big impact. In a word: enchanting.

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present: Movies in the Mountains. The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival – last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets: $8  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

The Paperboys

Friday, October 3 2014, 7:30pm

The Paperboys3This award winning, critically acclaimed band serves up a heady blend of country-folk-celtic-bluegrass-rock with a traditional bit of Mexican music thrown in there for good measure.

The Paperboys are renowned for their energetic live performances and have wowed festival goers the world over.  They create a buzz wherever they play and it is no wonder with Tom Landa’s richly expressive vocals backed up by a medley of whistle, flute, banjo, percussion, guitar and jarana (a small Mexican guitar.)

The lively jigs and reels are sure to get you moving, so get your dancing shoes on and prepare for an exhilarating evening of entertainment. www.paperboys.com

Tickets $15  Season Pass Holder $12.

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Heavy Mental

Saturday, October 4 2014, 8pm

Absinthe Films

Absinthe Films: Full Spectrum Snowboarding Presents

The lack of snow in much of the world, and a lack of snowpack stability in most other places, made this winter exceptionally challenging. Mentally and otherwise. A bit like a riddle, a maze, and a game of chicken rolled into one. With heavy consequences for not playing at the very top of your game. Lucky for you, Absinthe was at the right place at the right time. But that would be a long and weird name for a movie, so we are calling it Heavy Mental. You will be rocked.

Tickets $10 available from The Cabin and at the door.

 

Black Dog String Quartet – Classical Series

Thursday, October 16 2014, 7:30pm

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An exploration of classic and modern works written for strings and oboe, from W.A Mozart to Phillip Glass.

PROGRAM:

Bliss                          Quintet for oboe, 2 violins, viola and cello

Mozart                      Oboe Quartet in F Major

Glass                         String Quartet No. 5

Douglas                   Songs and Dances for oboe and string quartet

Tickets: $15   Classical Series Pass: $35 (See three shows and save $10)

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Mountain Musings; Barry Blanchard

Friday, October 17 2014, 7:30pm

MM1Top Canadian mountaineer Barry Blanchard shares musings from his newly published memoirs “The Calling”. An evening not to be missed. Other contributors to begin the evening will be Patti Larson of Community Connections Food Bank, John Townley, Alistair the Scottish guy, and Francois Derosiers. This event is a prelude to Mountain Musings weekend, which is Nov 14-15.

Tickets $10 available at the door

Proceeds from this evening will go to the local Food Bank.

 

The Ebola Crisis: A Global Concern

Saturday, October 18 2014, 7:30pm

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Film and Fundraiser to support Médecins Sans Frontières and local initiatives in Sierra Leone in the battle against the ebola virus

Ebola War, a film by David Belluz,  is a powerful and inspiring 45-minute film that shows how a team of Ugandan doctors and nurses in Gulu, in northern Uganda, courageously treated Ebola victims. They continued to work even though several medical workers died in the process, they were putting their families at risk and they faced ostracism in their community.

The film will be followed by a small panel/Q&A session with organizers Erin and Travis Wilkins and Laura Stovel who can talk about the Sierra Leonean context, and with medical professionals who have worked with MSF (TBD).

Entrance is by donation. Tax receipts can be given for donations of $10 or more.

 

Heritage by Dafydd James

Friday, 24 October 2014, 7.30pm/ Saturday, 25th October 2014, 7.30pm/ Sunday 26th October 2014, 2pm

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It’s May Day, and a group of misfit children are specially chosen to close the day’s festivities; but as they gather together in uniform to rehearse the village anthem, all is not well. Tubbsy’s hiding a cat in his bag; Deirdre-May’s grieving her Nanna and Mark’s turned up as Stegosaurus. As the rehearsal breaks down, they soon begin to suspect that they’ve been chosen for a far darker purpose…

Heritage is a blistering black comedy with music that explores the darker side of nationalism.

A local youth theatre production — created by youth and for youth. Come along to see a fantastic show and support local artists! 

Tickets: $10 for seniors and students, $15 for adults

Available at Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen and at the door (tickets at the door will cost $2 extra).

Like Father Like Son – Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, October 29 2014, 7:30pm

Like Father Like SonDirector: Hirokazu Koreeda
Country: Japan

This poignant new drama from acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda tells the heart wrenching story of two sets of parents whose worlds are turned upside down when they learn that their six-year-old sons were switched at birth. Like the work of a seasoned symphony conductor, Kore-Eda’s direction is at once gentle and powerful, favouring small, tender moments over a single dramatic incident.

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present: Movies in the Mountains. The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival – last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets: $8  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

Pugs & Crows

Saturday, November 8 2014, 7:30pm

pugscropweb__largeJUNO Award winning instrumental band, Pugs and Crows, intertwines elements of indie rock, modern jazz, and classical music, to exhibit a playful, absurdist bent while evoking lush cinematic soundscapes. The Georgia Straight praised the band’s “music of great strength and beauty,” which has captivated crowds across Canada. An ensemble of accomplished musicians, Pugs and Crows rests on the flexibility and talent of each of its members to complete its energetic and original sound.

Tickets $10 available at the door.

Dream Line a film by Bjarne Salén

Monday, November 10 2014, 7:15pm

DreamlinePosterv2Dream Line is a documentary about the magical power of dreams. It tells the story of professional skier Ptor Spricenieks’ life as a skier and adventurer, follows an astonishing spiritual and physical journey, and shows that dreams can come reality. The film revolves around a recent expedition to Pakistan where some of the world’s best big-mountain skiers together climb and ski the Gashot Peak, a magnificent adventure in a mind-blowing environment. It is an important milestone in the fascinating life of Ptor, which contains elements of physical achievements and spiritual coincidences that can only be explained by the power of dreaming. salomon.com

Tickets $15 available at the door.

Mountain Musings Weekend

Friday – Saturday, November 14 – 15, 2014

Rog_Pass_12_12__KH_(9_of_9)Presentations begin at 7.30pm prompt. Doors open 7.00pm.
Need something to perk you up by mid-November? Look no further…. Thought-provoking presentations on the mountain and wilderness experience.

Need something to perk you up by mid-November? Look no further…. Thought-provoking presentations on the mountain and wilderness experience. Speakers include:

Friday November 14, 2014: Greg Hill, Greg’s Mum, Chic Sharp and Bruno Long.

Saturday, November 15, 2014: Pat Morrow, Douglas Sproul, Jo Willems and Alistair Taylor.

Weekend tickets $20 available at Sangha Bean, Malone’s, Mtn. Meals and the Library. A fundraiser for Revelstoke Community Connections Food Bank program.

Anagnoson and Kinton – Classical Series

Thursday, November 20 2014, 7:30pm

Anagnoson_Kinton_SmallerWith over 1000 performances together, Anagnoson & Kinton are recognized as one of the world’s finest piano duos. Acclaimed by The New York Times as “an outstanding two-piano recital with formidable precision and panache.”  The duo presents a dazzling one piano, four hands program including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, as well as the complex and spectacular Petrouchka by Stravinsky. www.pianoduo.com

Program (one piano, 4 hands):

Beethoven: Marches

Schubert: Fantasie

Dvorak: Selected  Slavonic Dances

Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Tickets: $15   Classical Series Pass: $35 (See three shows and save $10)

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Louisiana Hayride Christmas Show

Friday, November 21 2014, 7:30pm

CroppedThis music extravaganza written, produced, and narrated by Lori Risling, has the very best moments and songs of the Hayride to keep you entertained from beginning to the end. There are many dynamic Fun facts, spirit lifting music and smiles for everyone.

This incredible ensemble recreates one of the most influential shows in music history, The Louisiana Hayride Show with its proven track record will transport you back to that magical time when these giant legends performed.

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening as the atmosphere of those early days in country music is brought back to life by the exceptionally gifted singers and musicians of The Louisiana Hayride.

This show will take you on a magical journey, a delight from start to finish. You will love the stories, you will love the songs. Tickets: $35

Tracks – Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, November 26 2014, 7:30pm

Tracks2Director: John Curran
Country: UK/Australia

In 1977, a twenty-seven-year-old Australian woman named Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) set out from Alice Springs to walk 2,700 kilometres of harsh desert to the Indian Ocean, accompanied only by her dog and four camels. She ultimately wrote about her desert adventure in her 1980 book Tracks, which became a cult favourite around the world and has now been beautifully adapted for the big screen by director John Curran.

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present: Movies in the Mountains. The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival – last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets: $8  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

SHOW CANCELED – Comedian Roman Danylo Live

Saturday, November 29 2014, 7:30pm

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SHOW CANCELLED – Roman Danylo cannot make it to Revelstoke for tonight’s show, the Coquihalla was closed and they spent all day driving only to end up in Cache Creek.

Anyone who purchased tickets can collect a refund tonight, at the door, or from the Visitor Centre next week. Alternatively hold onto your tickets to gain access to the hilariously funny Lucas Myers comedy show in January, you can find more info here.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for tonight, and continues to support live performance in our community – we hope to bring you more comedy some time soon. Apologies and please spread the word.

Visitor Centre: 301 Victoria Rd, Revelstoke, BC

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm

Revelstoke Community Band hosts Musical Artists of Our Community!

Friday, December 5 2014, 7:30pm

RCBGrizzlyPlazaRCB is pleased to host its third annual Seasonal Sounds concert. The Band will perform a variety of music including show, movie and holiday seasonal tunes.  Featured from members of RCB will be a singing performance by Judy Lillace, lyric soprano of powerful, angelic voice; flute ensembles by Margaret Whidden, Judy Lillace and student, Francis Davitt; piano solo by Robyn Abear. Special guest artist, young singer-songwriter, Aza Dechamps, a recent semi-finalist in the Valley Voices Vocal Competition will perform her own composition.

As in past years, door prizes are being offered to several lucky attendees. Raffle prizes including a Staycation and other exciting giveaways will be drawn.

Tickets $10 for adults and $5 children ages 5 – 12, available from musicians and at the door.

 

Louisiana Hayride Christmas Show

Thursday, December 11 2014, 7:30pm

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This music extravaganza written, produced, and narrated by Lori Risling, has the very best moments and songs of the Hayride to keep you entertained from beginning to the end. There are many dynamic Fun facts, lots of uplifting Christmas music and smiles for everyone.

This incredible ensemble recreates one of the most influential shows in music history, The Louisiana Hayride Show with its proven track record will transport you back to that magical time when these giant legends performed.

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening as the atmosphere of those early days in country music is brought back to life by the exceptionally gifted singers and musicians of The Louisiana Hayride.

This show will take you on a magical journey, a delight from start to finish. You will love the stories, you will love the songs. Tickets: $35

Jazz It Up – Christmas Food Bank Fundraiser

Saturday, December 13 2014, 7:30pm

ChoirRevelstoke’s very own talented Community Choir will open the show with songs selected for their jazz and soul influences, followed by feature performances from gifted songstress Jacolyn Daniluck, trombone virtuoso Bob Rogers, multi-talented Back Alley Jazz, a brand new RSS Jazz Band and the one and only Relative Jazz. These unique performances will have you swaying in your seat, singing along to classic carols and leave you feeling jazzed. This is a festive community occasion not to be missed and is a fundraiser for the local Revelstoke Food Bank.

“…the Community Choir was delightful, fun and, at moments, simply sublime.”

David Rooney, The Revelstoke Current

Tickets $15 available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Revelstoke Coffee House 3rd Annual Holiday Fundraiser Extravaganza Hootenanny

Saturday, December 27 2014, 7:30pm

PAC Web Image - Dec. 27thBear witness the treasured Revelstoke Coffee House 3rd Annual Holiday Fundraiser Extravaganza Hootenanny, Saturday, December 27th at The Performing Arts Centre!! Featuring the evening are the folk-jazz outfit The Metro Gnomes – consisting of Jacob Verburg, Stephanie Clifford and James Clark – as well as the old-timey stylings of Myra Morrison and The Tappalachian String Band. In addition to the feature acts, expect to see a handful of short performances by a select group of fabulously talented locals.

Going into its fifth season, the Revelstoke Coffee House has become the de facto Revelstoke event celebrating local talent and live acoustic music. The monthly Revy Coffee House, running from fall to the spring at The United Church (besides December), welcomes performers to sign up and play, audience members to sit and enjoy, and features established acts from Revelstoke and beyond.

All tickets are $15 dollars, sold at Valhallah Pure. See you there folks!!

‘Muffins for Granny’ – Free Film Screening

Friday, January 16th 2015, 7pm

Muffins IMageYou are invited to a special screening of the movie “Muffins for Granny” by filmmaker Nadia McLaren.  Nadia McLaren is Ojibway, and hails from northern Ontario.  She is a visual artist, writer and graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design.  Nadia has recently joined the School District #19 staff as the Elementary Aboriginal Support Worker.

Muffins For Granny is an 88-minute documentary that weaves together home movie footage of her grandmother, interviews with six elders, including animated recreations of their stories, archival photos from residential schools, traditional songs, and scenes of the natural beauty of Ontario’s north. Muffins for Granny is a layered and emotionally complex story of personal and cultural survival. McLaren tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential school.

McLaren uses animation to move the audience between the darkness of memory and the reality that these charismatic survivors live in today. McLaren interviews seven First Nations elders about their experiences in residential schools. Mixing stark animated moments with human faces and home movie footage, this is a raw and honest documentary.

After the screening, Nadia will hold a question and answer session.  This free screening is made possible by the Filmmaker, Nadia McLaren, School District 19, and the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

Lucas Myers: The Best of the Cromoli Brothers!

Friday, January 23 2015, 7:30pm

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The Cromoli Brothers are a high-octane mash-up of sketch comedy, stand-up, vaudeville, and musical theatre, with the Brothers performing 15 vignettes ranging from the poignant to the political to the absurd.  The audience chooses the order of the vignettes, making for a totally unique show every night! Including Nude Beach, Cover Song, Sex, Shot in the DarkDear Mary I’m in a Gang Now, Pilot Talk, and The Rich, the show also features original songs performed on ukulele, melodica and glockenspiel.

WARNING: NUDE SOCK PUPPETS, META SINCERITY, JESUS

Please Note:  The Cromoli Brothers contains adult material and is not suitable for children.

Tickets $15  Season Pass Holder $12

 

Life’s a Breeze – Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday January 28 2015, 7:30pm

Life's a Breeze

Director: Lance Daly
Country: Ireland/Sweden

Life’s a Breeze is a feel-good recession comedy about a family struggling to stay afloat and together through hard times in Ireland.   In this delightful comedy from director Lance Daly a Dublin family races to recover their grandmother’s mattress — and its hidden stash of over a million euros in carefully squirreled-away savings .

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present: Movies in the Mountains. 
The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival – last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets: $8  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

 

Hot Rocks – The Rolling Stones Tribute Show!

Thursday, January 29 2015, 7:30pm

Image 3Canada’s number one Rolling Stones tribute – Toronto-based “Hot Rocks – The Rolling Stones Tribute Show” have it all; the music, the costumes, the show. The band features lead singer Bob Wotherspoon, North America’s most look-alike Mick Jagger, who truly “Moves Like Jagger.”  Performing all of the Rolling Stones’ greatest hits along with his band who look and perform remarkably like their Rolling Stones counterparts in every way – Keith, Ronnie, Charlie and Bill. In their ten year career Hot Rocks have played across Canada and the U.S. and as far away as South America to audiences who say it’s the next best thing to seeing the Rolling Stones.

www.hotrocks.ca

Tickets $20  Season Pass Holder $15

The Little Prince – Family Series

Saturday, Feb 7 2015, 3pm

Little PrinceMeet talking roses and foxes! Venture out on interplanetary travel! Learn about true love and loyalty! Join The Little Prince on a spectacular adventure as he celebrates open-mindedness, open-heartedness and the beauty of imagination. With puppets, masks, original music and a little theatre magic, the storytelling experts of Monster Theatre capture audiences’ hearts and funny bones as they bring Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s cherished novella to life.

www.kids.monstertheatre.com

Tickets $5     Family Pass: $20 (Two adults and up to three children)

Family Series Family Pass: $50 (See three shows, for two adults and up to three children, and save $10)

 

MONSTER THEATRE presents Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Saturday, Feb 7 2015, 7:30pm 

Til Death_Tara Travis_4The Betrayed Wife.  The Scheming Wife.  The Peacemaker.  The Ugly German.  The Slutty One.  The One in Love with Someone Else.   Six Queens.  Six Love stories.  Six Deaths.  One Actress!

It all starts in the afterlife, in a bizarre waiting room of sorts. One by one, the wives of Henry VIII arrive, much to the shock and dismay of each previous wife. What culminates is the heated frenzy of an ex-wives club where these women swap stories, toss Anne Boleyn’s head around, pick on the ugly German one and, most importantly, fight for the right to be acknowledged as Henry’s true bride and eternal partner. But when Henry arrives…everything changes.

www.monstertheatre.com

Tickets $15  Season Pass Holder $12

Valentine’s Special Double Bill

Friday, February 13 2015, 7:30pm

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KEVIN FOX

Dubbed “a cellist and guitarist of rare talent… with a voice that soars like an angel” (Toronto Star), Kevin has been captivating audiences across Canada with his unique musical tapestry of cello-driven pop songs. www.kevinfox.ca

Kevin’s abilities as an instrumentalist, composer/arranger and recording artist have offered him the opportunity to record and tour with countless artists, from Justin Bieber and Olivia Newton John to Steven Page and Chantal Kreviazuk. An evening with Kevin Fox is not to be missed and never to be forgotten.

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Darrelle London’s journey from local Toronto indie piano-pop gem to international touring artist has involved much personal dedication to her craft, and a little help from some unexpected supporters along the way. “Sweet! Catchy! And slightly off-center! We love it!” Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. www.darrellelondon.com

Tickets $15  Season Pass Holder $12

 

We Are the Best! – Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday February 25 2015, 7:30pm

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Director: Lukas Moodysson
Country: Sweden/Denmark

WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm, who despite having no instruments, or discernible musical talent, put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different.

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present: Movies in the Mountains. The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival – last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets: $8  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Land of Thundering Snow Launch

Wednesday, March 4 2015, 7pm

LOTS PosterThe unveiling of Revelstoke Museum & Archives long-awaited virtual exhibition, Land of Thundering Snow: Snow Research and Avalanche Safety in Canada.  John Woods will give a presentation about the online exhibition and it’s “unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ access to material not generally accessible to the public”. This presentation will be followed by a reception and the opportunity to explore interactive displays by Revelstoke Museum’s partners including Parks Canada and Avalanche Canada.

“The historical component of the exhibit is vast in terms of time and space. For example, very few people realize that serious avalanche studies started in Canada as early as 1885 with the construction the Canadian Pacific Railway through Rogers Pass, or that there are records of a snow avalanche destroying a First Nations village near Nain, Newfoundland in 1782.” Cathy English, Curator of Revelstoke Museum and Archives.

Free Event – no tickets required

 

Revelstoke Theatre Company present ‘The Snow Queen’

March 5, 6, 7 2015, 7:30pm

Snow Queen

Written by Charles Way
Directed by Anna Fin

Fantasy / Drama – Full Length – Two Acts

From the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This is a story for all audiences, young and old. The story of a young boy and girl, Gerda and Cei. Cei is chosen by theSnow Queen to fix her broken mirror of ice and is whisked away to the North. Gerda journeys through the seasons searching for him meeting the Queens of the other seasons, Spring, Summer and Fall, along the way. With the help of Bae the reindeer she finds Cei in the north and unfreezes his heart. She overcomes the Snow Queen with the warmth in her heart returning balance to the seasons. Gerda and Cei return home closer friends than they were before.

Tickets: $15 (some discounts available)  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

Available from the Revelstoke Credit Union, at the door and online

 

 

PINA: Free Film Screening

“dance, dance, otherwise we are lost”

Sunday, March 8 2015, 7:30pm

PINATo whet your dance appetite, we kick off our two week contemporary dance residency with a film that will leave you breathless.  PINA is a feature-length dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. If you have never seen a film about dance, do not be put off, this film is so immediate, stunning and beautiful you will be talking about it for weeks. “…an immersive, gorgeously shot tribute to the people who express life through movement.”

 

Aché Brasil – Family Series

Saturday, March 14 2015, 7:30pm

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Equal parts music, dance, spectacle, Aché Brasil has played to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim from all over North America.

Amazing acrobatic feats and dances all done to a combination of Brazil’s most infectious rhythms, featuring a fabulous back-up band comprosed of some of Brazil’s and Canada’s finest musicians.

The word “Aché” stems from Yoruba, meaning, “all things positive” and it is in this spirit that British Columbia’s foremost Brazilian music and dance troupe hopes to inspire others to explore the energetic and multi-faceted culture of Brazil.

www.achebrasil.ca

All Tickets: $5

 

QuintEssence

Friday, March 20 2015, 7:30pm

Quintessence3Featuring internationally renowned vocalists Robyn Driedger-Klassen, Barb Towell, Frédérik Robert and Peter Alexander, with celebrated pianist Tina Chang, the five members of QuintEssence offer a fresh and innovative concert experience for lovers of classical music of all styles.

QuintEssence is ready to deliver with a stunning, new, fresh and fun approach to classical concertizing; delivered by highly acclaimed artists with polish, pizazz and flair! www.quintessencemusic.ca

Tickets $15   Season Pass Holder $12

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society presents PROX:IMITY RE:MIX

Saturday, March 21 2015, 7:30pm

MachineNoisy Legs and boxPROX:IMITY RE:MIX is a layered performance combining dance, theatre and a complex multimedia universe that explores being young in this time and place.  The show is created and performed by local Revelstoke youth, directed by MACHiNENOiSY artistic directors Delia Brett and Daelik and uses interactive technology like the Xbox Kinect system to trigger sound and visual projections. PROX:IMITY RE:MIX is developed from MACHiNENOiSY’S highly acclaimed 2012 production Law of Proximity.

www.machinenoisy.com

Tickets $15, Youth (under 25) $5,  Season Pass Holder $12

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Louisiana Hayride  Show

Sunday, March 22 2015, 7pm

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Join the Louisiana Hayride gang as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary of bringing this incredible show to audiences across Western Canada.

The Louisiana Hayride was a radio show that began in 1948, broadcast from the Shreveport, Louisiana Municipal Auditorium. The show had a studio audience of over 3000 and also went out live over KWKH Radio every Saturday night. It is famous for giving the start to such legendary giants as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jim Reeves and even Elvis Presley. Other notable artists appearing on the Louisiana Hayride stage included Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow and many more Super Stars. The show you are about to see recreates that live iconic radio program complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band. You will be transported back to a time when music was simple, words were understood and the sound was pleasant. This live music extravaganza will be a delight from start to finish. You will love this amazing and unique show!

You will LOVE the songs, You will LOVE the stories Facebook Page: Louisiana Hayride Show

Tickets: $35 Available from the Visitor Centre in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

The Railway Man – Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday March 25 2015, 7:30pm

The Railway ManDirector: Jonathan Teplitzky
Country: Australia/UK

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present: Movies in the Mountains. The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival – last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets: $8  Three Film Pass: $20  Six Film Pass: $30

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Ballet Kelowna

Wednesday, April 1 2015, 7:30pm

Ballet Kelowna2Now a keystone in our seasonal programming, Ballet Kelowna graces the stage with a mixed repertoire of classic and contemporary dance under newly-appointed Artistic Director Simone Orlando.

With the retirement of Founding Artistic Director David LaHay, Orlando is set to lead the company into its 2014/2015 season. An award-winning choreographer, and former dancer for the National Ballet of Canada, Desrosiers Dance Theatre, and Ballet BC, Orlando “can’t wait to get started.” Join us in giving her and the company a heart-felt welcome.

www.balletkelowna.ca

 

Tickets $15  Season Pass Holder $12

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

The Wardens: Original music and stories from the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies

Tuesday, April 7 2015, 7:30pm

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Superb musicianship, haunting vocals and chilling tales from three men who spent their careers in the most rugged of all places.

With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens – Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt – are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 30 years. Born in the remote wilderness, their music immediately connects with anyone who has a love of landscape.

The Wardens share rich stories – from protecting Grizzly bears to rescuing stranded hikers to lonely nights on the trail. These “men for the mountains” share a special blend of music and storytelling from Canada’s richest wilderness.

Tickets $10

Buy online now – Now also available the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke.

 

Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians – Classical Series

Friday, April 24 2015, 7:30pm

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BACH TO THE FUTURE

A programme featuring the creativity of J.S. Bach, and the influence of Baroque style in contemporary compositions.

PROGRAM:

Bach                      Goldberg Variations

Handel                  Trio Sonata in e minor

Raum                     Baroque Suite

Igor Frolov           Divertimento

Bolling                   Baroque and Blue from the Suite for Flute and Jazz piano

Tickets: $15   Classical Series Pass: $35 (See three shows and save $10)

Available from the Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Revelstoke Theatre Company present PROOF

April 30, May 1, 2  and  May 7, 8, 9  2015

ProofWritten by David Aubern
Directed by Denny Kaulback
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius— will she inherit? Proof won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
Drama – Full Length – Two Acts.
Tickets $15 available at the Revelstoke Credit Union, Online and at the door.

Just For Kicks Showcases

Weds May 13th & Thurs May 14th 

JFKlogoTwo evenings of amazing dance showcases.Just for Kicks Dance Studio was established in 1988 by Patty Fleming with a goal to create a studio atmosphere based on fun and laughter and build a studio community where acceptance, creativity and mentorship abound. Our studio’s atmosphere allows students to experience technical training with confidence and success. No, we have not forgotten that dance is an incredible discipline, we just believe that anyone can enjoy the learning. We offer recreational, part-time competitive and full-time competitive classes with one goal in mind; to inspire our students creatively and technically while building their self-esteem. Not only is it our job to inspire our students, we look forward to each year as they inspire us. Just for Kicks Dance Studio is the place where TECHNICAL TRAINING and FUN combine!

Tickets $10

 

Edward Jones Special Event

Wednesday, May 27, 6pm

fehr_craig_2012This event will feature speaker, Craig Fehr, Edward Jones’ Canadian investment strategist, followed by a reception at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Craig Fehr is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic trends and market conditions, along with developing and recommending appropriate investment strategies to assist clients in building and maintaining portfolios designed to help them reach their longterm financial goals.

Fehr is also a member of the Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee, the team of investment professionals responsible for constructing and adjusting investment advice and guidelines, as well as developing expectations for long-term capital market returns. In addition, Fehr co-chairs the subcommittee responsible for market analysis and the development of investment guidance for the firm’s Canadian affiliate. He is a regular guest on various financial news networks, including a frequent co-host on the Business News Network (BNN) and has been featured in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and on CBC Radio. Free Event

Flying Arrow Productions presents Totally Over You 

Thurs – Sat, May 28- 30, 7.30pm & Sun May 31, 2pm

TOYPosterFinalCheck out this comedy by Mark Ravenhill with a really interesting social message – society’s obsession with celebrity culture. We think an audience as young as 10 (and possibly younger), would appreciate this play.  This is a youth production where participants are mentored in all aspects of theatre production. It is LOCAL and LIVE theatre! 

$5 Youth/Students & $10 adults

Tickets available at Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen Store on MacKenzie or at the door.

Kiki the Eco Elf

Friday, May 29, 10am

Screen-Shot-2015-05-23-at-3.53.48-AMChildren’s performer Kiki the Eco Elf leads sing-alongs, interactive games and all kinds of high-energy good stuff for kids at this free show at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. “Proud to be a Screen Smart Event.”

Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Revelstoke Early Years Centre, Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee & the Revelstoke Child Care Society.

Free show. Tickets are available through the Revelstoke Child Care Society at Begbie View Elementary School. (Room 124-1001 Mackenzie Ave).

 

Brackenbury Music Year End Piano Recital

Friday June 12, 7:00 pm.

PianoCome and support our community’s student musicians as they perform on the piano.

Tickets $5 at the door.

Flying Arrow Productions presents ”A Bunch of Little Plays”

Thurs – Sat, June 18 – 20, 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

Flying Arrow4 letter final.pagesFlying Arrow Productions Seniors Theatre Group are presenting their first production “A Bunch of Little Plays”.  It is an evening of skits, plays and songs and will be a comic night out for almost the whole family (no swearing, but some cheeky comments in some of the scenes).   Come early to enjoy a glass of wine before the show in the theatre foyer!

Tickets $5 Youth/Students & $10 adults

Available at Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen Store on McKenzie or at the door.

 

 

 

Revelstoke Arts Council AGM

Tuesday, June 23, 7pm at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

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Join us in an intimate jazz club setting on the Centre stage for our AGM, and enjoy light entertainment along with appetizers and wine.  This is a great way to support the Arts in your community, meet like minded people, become a member and find out exclusive details about our up-coming Season 2015-16.
 
Live music will be provided by Jacolyn Daniluck on vocals with Lida Carey on the grand piano.

You can take this opportunity to support the arts in your community by becoming a Revelstoke Arts Council member for just $10, or click here to purchase your membership in advance.

 

 

Now & Then – A Beatles Revival Tribute

Thursday, June 25, 7:30pm

BeatlesFour great lads coming all the way from Argentina to share the timeless music of the Beatles – Now & Then – is a world class Beatles revival band.

The Show is divided in three parts, recreating: first,the Apple “Rooftop concert” Then, the experimental period which includes the album “Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band”, and its famous suits , and everybody’s favourite, the early period or “Beatlemania”.

Even though Now & Then Beatle tribute band is very respectful of the Beatle roots in each song they play, its members clearly put their stamp on them. This passion is what makes them sound more original fresh when they play live.

• Edgardo Rodriguez Baez as Paul McCartney

• Nicolas Mansilla as John Lennon

• Pablo Gutierrez as George Harrison

• Nicolas Spadaccini as Ringo Starr

Tickets $35 standard admission, $30 students and seniors. Click here to buy online.

Available from Revelstoke Visitor Centre and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke.

 

 

2013-14 Season

September

The Sapphires, Movies in the Mountains

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Director: Wayne Blair
Language: English

The Sapphires was inspired by the true story of an all-Aboriginal female soul quartet that entertained American troops during the Vietnam War. Filled with show-stopping renditions of classic Motown hits The Sapphires is a rousing film that hits all the right notes.

Movies in the Mountains
Featuring some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The series brings alternative cinema from around the world to Revelstoke the last Wednesday of every month.
Wednesdays: September 25, October, 23, November 27 2013
Tickets $7, Multicultural Society members $5 (all 3 films for $15)
Buy tickets from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door.

NCES presents John Ralston Saul

Presented by the North Columbia Environmental Society in partnership with Living Lakes Canada

Friday, Sept 27th, 6:30pm

Internationally-renowned Canadian author and public intellectual John Ralston Saul will be speaking in Revelstoke about his book, “A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada.” Mr. Saul was declared a “prophet” by TIME magazine in 2003 and included in Utne Reader’s list of the world’s 100 leading thinkers and visionaries. His works have been translated into 23 languages in 30 countries. In this lecture, Mr. Saul will discuss the way Canadians are influenced and shaped by aboriginal culture in the context of understanding our past to build our future.

To learn more about John Ralston Saul, you can visit his bio here, or check out his recent newspaper article here. For more event information, visit the NCES website, or this event page.
Tickets $15 adult, $5 youth (18 and under) Chantilly Kitchen & Grizzly Books
Books available via Grizzly Books in shop, or at the event with book signing opportunities.

 

Music of the Louisiana Hayride in Story and Song

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Sunday, September 29th, 7pm

Go back in History with The Louisiana Hayride featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and many more! We pay tribute, through story and song, to the classic radio show, The Louisiana Hayride, aired in 1948-1960 on KWKH radio. This radio show helped bring stardom to so many of the classics, it was coined “the cradle of the stars”. Join our amazing LIVE singers and band, and let us take you back to that timeless era. You will LOVE the music, you will LOVE stories. For more information visit http://www.gohayride.ca/.

 

Tickets $35 available from the Chamber of Commerce, ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians

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Thursday, Oct 3, 7:30pmChamber_musicians

Join us for an intimate fall performance, featuring a trio of Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians. Violinist Cvetozar Vutev, cellist Martin Kratky and pianist Naomi Cloutier will present three late romantic piano trios composed within 10 years of each other. They include Sergei Rachmaninov’s elegiaque, Antonin Dvorak’s Dumky Trio and a piece by Johannes Brahms. For more information visit kamloopssymphony.com.

 

Program:
Rachmaninoff Trio elegiaque in g minor
Brahms Sonata # 3 for violin and piano
Dvorak “Dumky” Piano Trio in e minor, opus 90

 

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Everything Fitz

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Friday, Oct 4, 7:30pmeverythingfitz

Everything Fitz is a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians. With roots in the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition and Ottawa Valley step dancing, their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles- everything from traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, Celtic, gospel as well as novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines. For more information visit www.everythingfitz.ca.

 

“The precision and intricacy of their footwork was breathtaking and the complex choreography left many in the audience shaking their heads in amazement.”

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce, ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Improv Workshops with Loose Moose Theatre Company

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Saturday, Oct 5th, 12:30-2:30pm – FREE

 

Adult (18+) Improvisation Workshop
Saturday, Oct 5th, 3-5pm – FREE

 

The Loose Moose Theatre Company is an internationally recognized theatre specializing in improvisation. These classes are designed as an introduction to basic improvisation skills and training techniques.

 

The Impro Show! by Loose Moose Theatre Company

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Saturday, Oct 5, 7:30pmLMT2

The Impro Show is a fast paced comedy performance where our performers base improvised scenes on information taken from the audience. Just as no two audiences are alike, no two Impro Shows are ever alike. Always fresh and always fun! Improvised comedy deluxe!

Tickets $10 available from the Chamber of Commerce, ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

More about Loose Moose:
The Loose Moose Theatre Company, was formed in Calgary in 1977, has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in improvisational theatre. Techniques for training and presenting improvisation which have been created by co-founder and former Artistic Director Keith Johnstone, and developed at Loose Moose are currently used worldwide. The Loose Moose also acts as a training centre for individuals interested in improvisational theatre, and we are very proud of our many alumni that are now working in the areas of film, television, and stage.

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Laila Biali

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Sunday, Oct 6, 7:30pmLailaBiali-Photo1

“It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognisable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.” – Sting.

 

Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila’s music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for “2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year” and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz.

 

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Into The Mind by Sherpas Cinema

Friday, Oct 11, Screenings at 6:30pm and 9pm

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This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests.

From the creators of the award winning film “All.I.Can”, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest feature film, Into The Mind. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices. As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, Into the Mind paints a philosophical portrait of human kind. How do we balance risk versus reward? Why are we inspired to rise to the challenges in our lives and what do we learn on this journey to attain them?

Tickets $14 (6:30pm screening free for under 14’s) available from Eagle Pass Heli

Up On Cripple Creek: The Songbook of The Band

Sunday, Oct 13, 7:30pmCC3

“Named one of the 15 best shows of 2012” The Calgary Herald

On Sunday October 13, a seven-member edition of the Alberta-based Front Porch Roots Revue will take to the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre stage and rock the house with over two-dozen cherry picked selections from the amazing songbook of The Band including the timeless sounds of Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richare Manuel & Robbie Robertson.

It has been over 35 years since The Band’s legendary Last Waltz concert and the albums that gave us such amazing tunes as The Weight, Stage Fright, Across The Great Divide, Shape I’m In, Ophelia, When I Paint My Masterpiece, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down still stand as some of the greatest works in the history of American music. Watch the Youtube promo video here

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Jon Turk presents ‘Crocodiles and Ice’

Tuesday, Oct 13, 7:30pmviewer

Presented by Wildsight and the North Columbia Environmental Society

Rated one of the top 5 speakers at the Banff Mountain Festival. In storytelling fashion, backed by stunning imagery, Jon Turk will take you on a trans-global journey: sea kayaking in the Solomon Islands, the circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in the polar Arctic, a bicycle ride across the Tibetan plateau to the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, and into our own backyards. These journeys constitute a quest for the “spiritual revolution” that must underlie humanity’s greater journey into the 21st century — with a reasonable hope of creating a peaceful, equitable, healthy, and sustainable world.

National Geographic nominated Jon and his partner Erik Boomer as one of 10 top adventure athletes of 2012 for their Ellesmere Island circumnavigation. Jon has written three books about his previous adventures, Cold Oceans,In the Wake of the Jomon, and The Raven’s Gift. As a storyteller, he studied theater and stage movement in Boston, and has spoken at the Lincoln Center in New York City, the New York Explorers Club, the Banff and Telluride film festivals, and a few hundred other venues. www.jonturk.net .

By donation, suggested $10 for adults, $5 for youth

 

No, Movies in the Mountains

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Director: Pablo Larraín
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

This gripping historical drama from director Pablo Larraín stars Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Bad Education) as a savvy young ad exec in 1988 Chile. Engaging, suspenseful and breathlessly paced, No is both a tense political thriller and a vibrant document of Chile’s triumphal return to democracy.

Movies in the Mountains
Featuring some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The series brings alternative cinema from around the world to Revelstoke the last Wednesday of every month.
Wednesdays: September 25, October, 23, November 27 2013
Tickets $7, Multicultural Society members $5 (all 3 films for $15)
Buy tickets from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door

Bergmann Piano Duo

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Friday, Nov 1st, 7:30pmBergmann

“176 keys: 2 pianos in delightful harmony”

Revelstoke Arts Council proudly presents an entire concert devoted to 2-piano, and piano 4-hand repertoire. Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann became a piano duo while studying in Montréal. This remarkable Duo has since garnered many awards including first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy and at The 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. Their recitals and concerts with orchestra have taken Elizabeth and Marcel throughout the Americas and Europe, and they have recorded numerous CDs. They are members of Calgary’s Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, winners of the 2005 and 2006 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Classical Recording.

Elizabeth and Marcel are on faculty at Mount Royal College Conservatory in Calgary and at the University of Calgary; they have been involved with Banff Centre for the Arts projects and have served as artistic directors for the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition in Miami.

2009 marks several anniversaries: 20 years as a duo, 10 years since their arrival in Canada and 14 years as a married couple.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Raven Meets the Monkey King by Axis Theatre

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Saturday, Nov 2nd, 3pmRaven_Monkey_King_0485

JJ, an inquisitive 11 year old, dreams of becoming a rich and famous treasure hunter and hits the jackpot when she buys a mysterious box from a garage sale. Once she gets home the box magically opens releasing the spirits of the Raven (First Nations) and the Monkey King (Chinese), who were trapped in the box for ninety years. These tricksters, renowned in their respective cultures, share their stories and life lessons and guide JJ to understand that the value of money pales in comparison to the values of family and history. Past and present all join together in a rollicking tale of how our lives are transformed by the people we meet, the choices we make and the stories we tell. Watch a clip of the show here.

Tickets $4 adults, $2 children, $10 family (2 adults and 2 children) available from the Child Care Society Office (Room 124, 1001 Mackenzie Avenue, Begbie View Elementary School, Yellow Entrance), Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Of Harlots and Harlequin by Havok Way

Saturday, November 9th, Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm

Havok Way brings their menacing Rock Opera Epic to Revelstoke! Amongst a Tainted world of a Created Fright, a Controlled Chaos of a Tortured Night.  November 9th Show copy

Of Harlots and Harlequin is the story of a naive young man who goes on a quest to win the love of a lovely young woman. Along the way he encounters opposition from a mischievous supernatural figure and risks losing his spiritual innocence…

For video updates, teaser content and behind the scenes footage check the new youtube series “Taste Of Havok”.  This episode features a sneak peak at one of our new songs “Crypt Creep”.

Tickets $11 online and $10 on the door.
This is an an All Ages event although the music stylings and atmosphere may not be suited to younger children.

The Bills

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Thursday, Nov 14th, 7:30pmBills Above2

“Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious…and musically splendid” – Boston Globe

The Bills are an acoustic roots music powerhouse. Blending exquisite songcraft, instrumental virtuosity, sublime vocals and an unpretentious good-time energy, their 2013 album, Yes Please, offers a stunning collection, sure to attract listeners from across the sonic spectrum.

Their previous two releases were JUNO nominees, and the band is legendary for its high impact live performances.  The Bills have been named Entertainer of the Year, Touring Act of the Year, and have been recognized as one of the great current folk/roots recording acts.  Whether its at festivals or theaters from California to Stockholm, The Bills know how to show an audience a very good time. Listen to The Bills here.

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Babies

Documentary presented by the Revelstoke Early Childhood Development CommitteeBabies1

Wednesday, Nov 20th, 7pm – FREE

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

 

“MAN UP” – Street Spirits Theatre Production

Thursday, Nov 21st, 7pm

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“Man Up!” Follows the journey of a man who is suffering from a variety of health issues & does not want to seek help. The pressure to seek help is coming at him from all sides, his family, his workplace and his peers. How does he deal with it? Street Spirits Theatre is a cutting edge social action theatre company. They use the techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed along with other techniques to create audience interactive performances that raise awareness and generate solutions to problems of concern to the community and to the world. Street Spirits was founded in 1999 by Andrew Burton. They have performed all over North America, performing on a variety of relevant social issues.

For more information click here.

Admission is by donation

 

Relative Jazz

Friday, Nov 22nd, 7:30pm

Relative Jazz presents Winter Concert 2013 Special Guest Performance by the Revelstoke Community Choir

Relative Jazz was formed in late winter 2013 with the four members coming together from other groups. The members have a common love for jazz, and an interest in forming new connections to investigate various possibilities of restructuring old favourite tunes. Within the group abounds  a plethora of musical instruments and years of experience playing all genres of music. On the books are tunes ranging from classic jazz, reggae, funk, blues to even a little rock & roll. More inforamtion here.

Tickets $10 each available at Revelstoke Nickelodeon, Revelstoke Credit Union and Powder Springs Inn Front Desk

 

The Fugitives

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7:30pm: White Ash Falls, 8:30pm: The Fugitives

The Fugitives are a group of musicians, poets, and multi-instrumentalists from Vancouver. The quartet features the songs of novelist/musician and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion Brendan McLeod, and musician Adrian Glynn, recently nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Independent Music Awards. Together with their band, they create “dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion.” ( Uptown, Winnipeg) As the CBC has it, “whether you go for the poetry or music or both, this show is simply brilliant.” Read more about the band and have a listen here.

Tickets $10 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Kon-Tiki, Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, November 27, 7:30 p.m.KON-TIKI 2

Directors: Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg
Language: Norwegian with English subtitles

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present Kon-Tiki, an epic retelling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean. With stunning cinematography Roenning and Sandberg’s faithful retelling of Heyerdahl’s expedition is by turns exciting, tense, and, ultimately, triumphant.

Movies in the Mountains
Featuring some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The series brings alternative cinema from around the world to Revelstoke the last Wednesday of every month.
Wednesdays: September 25, October, 23, November 27 2013
Tickets $7, Multicultural Society members $5 (all 3 films for $15)
Buy tickets from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door.

 

Said The Whale

Saturday, Nov 30th, doors 7pm

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Vancouver’s Said The Whale has been on a steady upward trajectory for the past six years, as relentless touring and a prolific string of releases have led to successes including a JUNO Award in 2011 for New Group of the Year and nationally charting singles.

In 2013, the tireless five-piece — which includes dual songwriters Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester, drummer Spencer Schoening, keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown and bassist Nathan Shaw — will continue to break down doors by releasing its most adventurous and hook-filled batch of songs yet. Fin out more here.

Tickets $10 (students) $15 (in advance) $20 (on the door) available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Dear Santa by Norm Foster

Presented by Revelstoke Theatre CompanyRTC Logo

Dec 6-8, 12-14, 8pm

Santa Claus tries to fulfill a child’s special Christmas wish while his staff attempts to overcome a supply shortage at the North Pole. This is a laugh-filled holiday play innocent enough for the youngest boy or girl, and entertaining enough for adults.

Tickets TBA.

 

Christmas Seasonal Sounds

Sunday, December 15th, 2pm, Doors open 1:30pm

Revelstoke’s very own Community Band is back with more seasonal celebrations with special guests Salmon Arm Community Band, a 40 piece Brass and Woodwind group that will be playing for half the concert. With a Christmas theme this will be a festive occasion not to be missed. This is a family event geared for all ages.  Come out and enjoy, it’ll be ‘Like Christmas for Your Ears”.

Tickets $10, Children 12 and under $5, Children 6 and under FREE Tickets will be available at Revelstoke Credit Union reception starting Saturday November 30th or from any Band Member.

 

B3 Kings

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Thursday, Dec 19th, 7:30pmb3kings

The B3 KINGS were formed in 2002 for a Christmas concert at  The Cellar Restaurant / Jazz Club in Vancouver, BC.  The show was such a huge success the concert has become an annual event.

The shows sell out well in advance and their concerts are eagerly anticipated  every year.  In 2004 the B3 KINGS went into the studio to record  their first Christmas Album. The funky quartet shared the bill with  pianist Bruno Hubert Trio and produced ‘A Cellar Live Christmas.’  The album has received rave reviews around the world. Jazzreview.com called it  “one of the greatest Christmas recordings ever”

The quartet is anchored by Canadian vocal sensation Denzal Sinclaire.  Sinclaire also doubles as the drummer for this band.  Denzal is known internationally as a jazz star and has had his praises sung by the  likes of Diana Krall and Cassandra Wilson.  Hammond B3 Organist Chris  Gestrin is responsible for making this group as funky as it is with  his wicked organ grooves and creative arrangements of the Christmas  classics.  Saxophonist Cory Weeds is perhaps best known for his work  with the great Dr. Lonnie Smith and brings an unbridled enthusiasm to  playing the saxophone.  Guitarist Bill Coon is as funky as they come  but brings with him a wonderful jazz sensibility that really  completes the quartet.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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The 2nd Annual Revelstoke Coffee House Fundraiser Extravaganza Hootenanny

Birchbark & Sumner Brothers

Saturday, December 28th, 7:30pm – $15.00

The Revelstoke Coffee House is Revelstoke’s de facto monthly music event celebrating local talent and acoustic music.  Join them for their 2nd annual fundraising event featuring the old-time/folk tried and true Shuswap locals, Birchbark, as well as the gritty song-writers The Sumner Brothers from Vancouver.  The evening will also be filled with short performances from an assortment of locals and other great surprises.  Come one, come all!!

All Tickets $15 available at Valhalla Pure Coffee and treats will be served Performances by invite 50/50 Draw and Chicken Toss!!

Dave Gunning

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Dave Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers before him.”  — Greg Quill, The Toronto Star 

There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart.  Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song since he broke upon the East Coast music scene in Canada back in 1997.  The Pictou County, Nova Scotia born and bred singer-songwriter and working class hero has built up from humble beginnings to a point where his name is regularly included in conversation with artists such as David Francey, James Keelaghan, Ron Hynes, Stan Rogers, Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot.  Writing from a sonic menu that includes flavors of Irish, Scottish, French Acadian, folk and country musical styles, Dave transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul. Listen here.

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Craig Cardiff

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Songwriter, troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy and left leaning, one song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together.

Craig Cardiff is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Known throughout Canada, Craig is beginning to develop a following throughout North America, and into some parts of Europe. With guitar in hand, Craig can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism that is rarely seen in today’s production heavy climate.

Craig makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is. Don’t be surprised if one day you find yourself enjoying one of Craig’s renowned performances from the comfort of your own living room.

Tickets $10 in advance – $15 at the door – $8 students
Available at the Big Eddy Pub liquor store and the Village Idiot and online

**Spirit Fest Week – February 1-9**

The Fab Fourever: A Tribute To The Beatles

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Thursday, Feb 6th, 7:30pmBeatles2

The Fab Fourever is a musical production that will transport you back in time – to a time they call the sixties.

A time when the music was a soundtrack to a generation. Full of that raw energy, witty humour, and that undeniable charisma that took the Beatles from the Cavern Club in Liverpool and propelled them to the musical icons of the century.

Now, fifty years later, the Fab Fourever have been brought together to perform all of these memorable hits live, without any vocal overdubs or pre-recorded music. Read more here.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Aeriosa Dance Residency

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Talkback Event – Saturday, Feb 1st, 7:30pmAeriosa

Performance – Saturday, Feb 8th, 7:30pm

During Spirit Fest, the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre will play host to Aeriosa Dance Society. This aerial dance company has a reputation for creating unexpected experiences of dance.  While in Revelstoke, the group will develop an original aerial dance performance based on the space and contours of our performing arts centre. By dancing in non-traditional environments such as hallways and on skyscrapers while incorporating unusual performance scenarios, audiences are literally swept up in the beauty of acrobatic dance.

A week before the performance, you will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore the ‘making of’ a site-specific dance show during their talk-back session. In addition, they will offer workshops and other educational activities in dance to the community.

Treat your loved one to an early Valentine’s present…

Tickets $15 for both events available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online. Workshops details TBA.

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Gabrielle, Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, February 26th, 7:30pmGABRIELLE

Director: Louise Archambault  Language: French with English subtitles

Canada’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards, Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle is a stunning, tender film about a developmentally challenged young woman’s quest for independence and sexual freedom. 

Movies in the Mountains

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The series brings alternative cinema from around the world to Revelstoke.

Tickets $7, Multicultural Society members $5 (all 3 films for $15)
Buy tickets from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door.

 

Dissolve, Shameless Hussy

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Saturday, March 8th, 7:30pmSH

Ever woken up beside a stranger? What if it was planned that way? shameless hussy presents the acclaimed one-woman, 14 character, theatrical tour de force DISSOLVE by Meghan Gardiner. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, DISSOLVE confronts the topic of drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault. Responding to interest from schools and educators, this play has been touring to colleges, universities and high schools throughout North America. DISSOLVE stars Jessie Richardson award winning actress, Emmelia Gordon. Read more about the show here.

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Beyond Boarding

Saturday, March 15, 7pmBeyond Boarding

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Beyond Boarding will be presenting two travel-snowboard films, Belén and Northern Grease, that bridge the gap between snowboarding and activism.

Tickets at the door $10 General/ $7 Students

 

 

Sidharth, Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, March 26th, 7:30pmSiddharth_02

Director: Richie Mehta  Language: Hindi with English subtitles

Director Richie Mehta follows his 2008 Film Circuit People’s Choice Award–winning and debut feature Amal with this powerful and heart-rending tale about a poor Delhi street merchant desperately searching for his missing young son.

Movies in the Mountains

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The series brings alternative cinema from around the world to Revelstoke.
Tickets $7, Multicultural Society members $5 (all 3 films for $15)
Buy tickets from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door.

 

Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians

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Friday, March 28th, 7:30pmChamber_musicians

Come out and warm up with this blend of exquisite musicianship and carefully selected chamber music created to showcase the unique beauty of this ensemble work. The concert will feature a well-rounded program, to be announced soon!

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Greg Frankson a.k.a. Ritallin

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Greg Frankson, OCT, a.k.a. Ritallin, is a spoken word artist with a reputation for delivering powerful poetry that is lyrically appealing, accessible and unapologetically provocative in its socially conscious message.  Greg has always written about issues that matter, including social justice, racism, the plight of Afrikans across the Diaspora, and empowerment of the disenfranchised. In 2012, Greg was runner-up at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam and a member of the national slam championship team at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Find out more about the artist here.

Tickets $10 Adult/ $5 Youth available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Innovation Ballet Kelowna

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Wednesday, April 9th, 7:30pmBallet Kelowna

Ballet Kelowna launches its second decade with a ground-breaking program featuring Canadian choreographers and composers. From pioneering works to a cutting edge commission, Innovation will challenge ideas of contemporary ballet.

Tickets $20 Adult/ $5 Youth/ $40 Family available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Revelstoke Climbing Cooperative presents

REEL ROCK 8 FILMS

Friday, April 11th, 7pmReelRock

Reel Rock 8 is coming to Revelstoke!

Revelstoke Climbing Co-op is bringing out the Reel Rock tour just in time to kick off the 2014 climbing season! Reel Rock 8 features short films documenting some of the worlds most extreme mountaineers and climbers doing what they do best.

Tell your friends, bring out the family, and help our cause! All proceeds generated will go directly towards maintaining and expanding Revelstoke’s Rock Climbing and the construction of local climbing gym.

There will be a great line-up of prizes supplied by Selkirk Tangiers, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Black Diamond, and Petzl. Grand prize is a one-day heli-skiing adventure with Selkirk Tangiers!

Tickets $15 available at Valhalla Pure Outfitters prior to the event or at the door.

 

Deck by Lucas Myers

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Friday, April 25th, 7:30pmdeckpic2

DECK examines the fine line between perfectionism and obsession, chaos and freedom and why a piece of 2×6 lumber isn’t really two inches by six inches. Not even close. DECK stars Cliv, a meticulous single parent of two who has been forced to reassess his future after taking major losses in the recent recession. He embraces a new start as a small town, eco-conscious, back-to-the-lander. His attempts at self-sufficiency are hijacked by a bad house buy and he is forced to try his hand at home improvement. Enter Andreas, the charismatic carpenter who takes Cliv under his wing and offers to lend a hand. As Cliv is drawn into Andreas’ world of free wheeling free living, Cliv begins to lose his grasp on reality and is consumed by suspicions of Andreas’ true motives. DECK is a darkly hilarious take on the modern milieu of a small town, semi-urban environment. Review of the show from Victoria’s Uno Fest here.

WARNING: POWER TOOLS, PHYSICS, PARTIAL NUDITY. (This performance is not suitable for children.)

Tickets $10 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Le Week-end, Movies in the Mountains

Wednesday, April 30th, 7:30pmle week-end05

Director: Roger Michell, Language: English

By turns sharply comic and deadly serious, the new film from director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Hyde Park on Hudson), sheds the cozy comfort of retiree rom-coms for an altogether more interesting love story: the ups and downs of a romance 30 years in the making. Bracing, prickly, and full of passion, Le Week-end is both emotionally rich and very funny.

Movies in the Mountains

Revelstoke Multicultural Society and Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The series brings alternative cinema from around the world to Revelstoke the last Wednesday of every month.

Tickets $7, Multicultural Society members $5 (all 3 films for $15)
Buy tickets from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door.

 

Mother’s Day Concert with Sarah Hagen

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Sunday, May 11th, 4pm Tea, 4:30pm ShowSH2

Ticket Price INCLUDES Afternoon Tea and Cake

Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her interpretations have been described as “outstandingly inventive,” performed with “infinite skill.”

A visionary and an idealist, Sarah’s performances are conceptually innovative, involving photography, dance and theatre. She curates, hosts, and performs on numerous concert series in BC, sharing the stage with artists from around the world. This time she will be performing with the cellist Rebecca Wenham who has been described as a musical force of nature. Rebecca has performed across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Sarah’s motivation is the belief that music has the power to be a window into our souls regardless of age or knowledge.

Location: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Tommy Emmanuel

Saturday, May 17, Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pmTEca2

Tommy Emmanuel is, without question, the most trend-setting guitarist of our time.  His solo concerts are a dazzling display of virtuosity presented with a charismatic flare unlike anything you have ever experienced.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be swept into the vortex of awe-inspiring joy that is Tommy Emmanuel In Concert.

Location: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Tickets $35 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Animal Adventure by Rock the Arts

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Saturday, May 24th, 11am

Join the Creature Crew on a field trip to the ZOO like no other. Find out ways YOU can help the environment as the comical puppets come to life and make it a field trip to remember!

The puppets have traveled and performed from Sydney Australia to Saturday morning YTV, and now across Canada! All the Rock the Arts puppets are made with our hands and our hearts. Rock the Arts Puppets are guaranteed to make both adults and children laugh by rockin’ the art of puppetry. Everyone is welcome to enter Creatureville, population: Puppets!

Location: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Tickets $4 adults, $2 children, $10 family (2 adults and 2 children) available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

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Circus Camp

July 14-18 2014, 10am-3:30pm

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Green Fools Theatre present Circus Camp: training in acrobatics, tight wire, stilt walking,
juggling, unicycle, clowning, hip hop, puppet and magic.

Work with professional circus instructors in Green Fools
internationally renowned program that is endorsed by Cirque du Soleil.

Have fun, build confidence, learn new skills. This program has been
successful with kids of all ages, experience and skill levels.

BOOK NOW Limited admission!

Location: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Ages: 8-16

Cost: $130 (some scholarships available contact revelstoketheatre@gmail.com

If you would like to purchase tickets, please follow the instructions on our homepage and visit our online Box Office.

 

 

2012-13 Season

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 20th and Sep 21st, 2012 – $20 one night, $35 two nights

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Stop is coming to Revelstoke, presented by the Chamber of Commerce, for two consecutive nights. The Revelstoke Search and Rescue Dog Association will be running the concession and we’ve got some great prizes to give away!

 

KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY – Revelstoke Arts Council Concert Series

September 27, 2012 – 7:30pm – $30.00

Brilliant Beethoven: Beethoven, a master of expressive, imaginative, and dramatic music, continues to reign as one of the world’s most beloved composers of all time. The “Emperor” Piano Concerto is an example of his groundbreaking innovations. www.kamloopssymphony.com

 

HOPE, CAMBODIAN DANCE

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 – 7:00pm by DONATION

Revelstoke alliance Church presents a  program of traditional Cambodian dances by children from Paces of Rescue Orphanage and AIDS Centre in Cambodia. All are invited to come and share these children’s stories of rescue and a second chance at life.

 

TOWN HALL MEETING

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 – 6:30-9:00pm

 

JAMES KEELAGHAN – Revelstoke Arts Council Concert Series

October 30th, 2012  – 7.30pm  – $15

Called Canada’s finest folk singer-songwriter by one of the most respected music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. www.keelaghan.com

 

GREG HILL

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 – 7:30pm – $10

Greg Hill, a modern day explorer who skins his way into the unknown, returns from his trip to the Himalayas with stories to share. The evening will include the movie premier of his film ‘Two Million Reasons’ produced by FD Productions, which documents Greg Hill’s greatest challenge to date; to climb and ski over two million vertical feet in under 365 days. There will also be a slideshow and Q&A with Greg Hill as he reflects on the disaster that took 11 lives in Nepal September 23rd 2012.

 

AVALANCHE ASSOCIATION BACKCOUNTRY WORSHOP

Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 9 am – 5 pm – $20 ($15 with food bank donation)

A Day with the Canadian Avalanche Centre. This is a full-day event with avalanche industry experts speaking on a variety of topics. There’s an enormous learning opportunity here for both skiers and sledders. There are speakers in the morning and afternoon, lots of time for Q&A, CARDA and transceiver demos over lunch, a mini trade show with some local retailers and CAC sponsors and draw prizes including a BCA Tracker 2 transceiver. It promises to be a full and fun day.  There will also be a donations box for the food bank.

•     Less is More- get the most from the new avalanche bulletin format
•     Avalanche- where they work—and where they don’t
•     Transceiver- Recognizing how different brands “talk” to each other

Chat with avalanche forecasters • search & rescue trouble spots • videos • and more

Proud supporters: Columbia Basin Trust and Revelstoke Credit Union

 

BALLET KELOWNA – Revelstoke Arts Council Concert Series

November 15th, 2012 – 7.30pm  – $20.00

Double Variations: Ballet Kelowna celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a program of contrasts and collaborations: good versus evil in Swan Lake‘s White Swan and Black Swan pas de deux, a battle of ballerina egos, and a world premiere from two of Vancouver’s most exciting choreographers. www.balletkelowna.ca

 

ROMANZA CHRISTMAS CONCERT

November 25th, 2012 – 2pm – $25.00 advance, $30.00 at the door

Philip Grant, Todd Jang and Frederik Robert have been identified as “three talented, young, classically trained lyric tenors who have separately been delighting audiences across North America and Europe.” These three brilliant tenors infuse their performances with their offstage camaraderie, and warm the audience with their intimacy and humour. Romanza has taken tenor repertoire to new heights by re-invigorating opera hits, Italian favourites, popular folksongs and well-loved ballads with their own irresistible and original arrangements for the contemporary audience. Romanza is the real deal. Authentic. Talented. Genuine. www.romanzamusic.com

 

CHRISTMAS SEASONAL SOUNDS

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 – 7:00pm – Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5, Children 6 and under FREE

Three of Revelstoke’s very own bands including the Revelstoke Community Band, Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Band and the Swing Monkeys flex their respective muscles and show off the local talent.  With a Christmas theme this will be a festive occasion not to be missed. Music program will range from traditional Christmas music to Classic Marches, from Benny Goodman to upbeat Holiday swing.  This is a family event geared for all ages.  Come out and enjoy, it’ll be ‘Like Christmas for Your Ears”.

 

THE REVELSTOKE COFFEE HOUSE FUNDRAISER EXTRAVANGANZA HOOTENANNY

Saturday, Dec 29th, 2012 – 7:30pm – $15.00

Revelstoke’s de facto event celebrating local talent and live acoustic music, The Revelstoke Coffee House, is holding its first fundraising event.  Featuring Revelstoke’s very own Stuck On Honey as well as the notorious cross-Canada biking duo A Million Dollars in Pennies from Sunnybrae, BC with local supporting acts. Many pleasant surprises await. Come one, come all!”

 

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR – Pro Photographer Challenge

January 9th, 2013 – 7:00pm – $15 (Fundraiser for Stoke FM.)

2nd Annual Art of Freeriding Pro Photographer Challenge.  The Art of Freeriding photo challenge will invite professional photographers to team up with athletes of their choice to capture the art of freeriding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the surrounding backcountry.  Join us at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre to see the results of the shoot and announce the winners of the event.

 

THE GREAT MOUNTAIN – Family Theatre
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 – 11am – $2.00 children, $4.00 adult, $10.00 family

Red Sky Performance presents The Great Mountain an eco-adventure story in the guise of an action-packed play that entertains and empowers the imaginations of children and families alike. When Nuna starts hearing things she can’t figure out, her Grandmother realizes that she has inherited the ability to hear the spirits of rushing rivers and soaring mountains. This begins a journey across a raging river to a melting glacier where the spirit of the great mountain weeps.www.redskyperformance.com

 

ABBA AGAIN – Revelstoke Arts Council Concert Series

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 – 7:30pm – $15.00

A tribute to Abba….! Beautiful blended harmonized vocals, exciting eye-catching choreography, glittering costumes with platform shoes… And a touch of humour! They feature the best in sound and always leave audiences wanting more. www.abbaagain.com

 

REVELSTOKE RISING

Thursday, Feb 14th, 2013 – 7pm – Admission is by donation proceeds go to the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter and the Revelstoke Community Response Network.

Join the global V-Day campaign to end violence against women and stop adult abuse and neglect! On February 14, the town of Revelstoke, BC will join with activists around the world for a day of action to end violence against women, girls and vulnerable members of our community. We will dance, sing, speak and RISE UP to end this violence and abuse. The event will start at 6:30pm at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre with displays in the lobby.  From 7pm to 9:30pm an evening of celebration and reflection will take place on stage including speakers, dancers, stories, speakers and theatrical monologues.

 

THE BOOM BOOM’S

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 – 3:15pm – 4pm – FREE

They will be playing a special free show in the high school caf as a treat for the students from 3:15 – 4pm. The Boom Booms are a hot 6-piece Indie rock-pop band from Vancouver that will get you grooving! “Their music combines the raw emotional intensity of Ben Harper and the cultural diversity of Manu Chao, with a sound that harkens back to old time folk and soul.” This is part of the 2013 STOKE FM Winter Frostbite Concert Series. See you on the dance floor!

 

IT’S ON IT’S OFF a farce by Ray Lawrence

Presented by Revelstoke Theatre Company

Feb 28th, Mar 1st and 2nd and Mar 7th, 8th and 9th, 2013 – 8pm  – $15.00
It’s two days before Tina Humphrey’s wedding and her parents, Gerald and Daphne, are expecting their daughter’s future mother-in-law for dinner. However, with infidelity, illegitimate children and a case of mistaken identity, all Daphne really wants to know is whether it’s on or it’s off!

 

RITA CHIARELLI – Revelstoke Arts Council Concert Series

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 – 7:30pm- $20.00

Rita Chiarelli is Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist. Chiarelli is a gifted songwriter and an entertaining performer, but it is her soaring 3 octave voice that sets her apart from her peers, inspires awe and often tears in her audiences, and causes critics to gush. ” a voice so blue it could make the angels weep”… “a voice that can growl at her demons or soar with the angels, a gift for lyric, an ear for melody and the heart to combine them.” www.ritachiarelli.com

 

CARLOS DEL JUNCO

Thursday, March 28th, 8pm – $20.00

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre and STOKE FM presents Carlos del Junco, one of the world’s top harmonica players, as part of the Frostbite Series – getting you in from the cold and providing great entertainment!

Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, Carlos’ playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but Carlos and his band are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.

 

BEST OF YUK YUK’S (18+ no minors allowed)

Friday, 12th April, 7:30pm – $20 (food donations for local Food Bank welcomed)

Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre is excited to present the ‘Best of Yuk Yuk’s’ on tour, aimed to put a smile on your face this spring, with a great line-up of comedians to keep you in stitches the whole evening.

Featuring the comedical stylings of Damonde Tschritter, hailed as comedy’s new superhero in the Globe & Mail, recently became the first Canadian winner in the 27 year history of the illustrious Seattle International Comedy Competition, Sam Easton whom you may know from his one hour comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network and Sean Lecomber, who was featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s  “pass the mic” segment, you can also hear Sean’s work on CBC Radio’s “The best of – So you think you’re funny?”

More information on Yuk Yuk’s beginnings can be found on their website. 

Tickets available online and from Talisman Trading.

 

CHASING ICE presented by NCES

Thursday, 18th April – 7:30pm – $10 in advance

The North Columbia Environmental Society presents the award-winning documentary: Chasing Ice, the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history. National Geographic photographer James Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Click here to watch the Film Trailer.

Tickets $10 bought in advance at the Talisman, $15 at the door.

 

SILK ROAD MUSIC

Friday, April 19th – 7:30pm – only $5.00

For over twenty years, Silk Road Music has been smashing stereotypes about Chinese music and taking Chinese instruments in new artistic directions. Its pioneering musical fusions have merged Chinese folk and classical music with Brazilian, jazz, Celtic, Spanish, Arabic, Aboriginal and blues music. Founded by Qiu Xia He (pr. Chu-sha Her), a one-time music teacher and touring musician in her native Shaanxi, China, the ensemble has earned a Juno nomination, two West Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations. Most recently, the group has begun exploring sinified flamenco music and performing on-stage with flamenco dancers.

Tickets $5 at the Talisman and at the door.

 

RICK SCOTT (Music and storytelling) – Family Show

Saturday, April 27th – 11am – $2.00

“Rick’s music speaks to kids and their parents and to me… It’s delightful, educational, accessible and innovative. It’s not only important to Canadian music—it’s essential.” Jurgen Gothe, CBC Radio

Rick Scott is an award winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and actor who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. His gift for combining wacky humor and poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following from four generations in nine countries.

Rick has released 17 albums including seven children’s CDs honored with three Juno nominations and Parents’ Choice, NAPPA Gold, iParenting Media, Children’s Music Web and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

For more information: www.rickscott.ca

Tickets for all ages just $2 – available from Revelstoke Community Center and Child Care Society Office (Room 124, 1001 Mackenzie Avenue, Begbie View Elementary School, Yellow Entrance.)

 

THE REEL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, May 2nd – 7:30pm – $15

Welcome to the 8th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival showcasing the world’s best paddling films of 2013 to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films will be screened in Revelstoke in May for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families, with prize give-aways all night.

For more information check out the website.

Tickets are available at Skookum and Back on the Rack in downtown Revelstoke or online.

 

COD GONE WILD
“2012 Best of the Okanagan Award Winners” East Meets West Tour

Friday, May 10 – 7:30pm – $20

Cod Gone Wild is a Modern Celtic band, based out of the Okanagan Valley of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The “Cods” have melded veteran musicians from diverse musical backgrounds such as folk, rock, jazz, and funk, to create a modern Celtic sound with driving rhythms and tight vocal harmonies.

Tickets available at ArtFirst! and online

 

JUST FOR KICKS DANCE

6pm-9pm, Wednesday, 15th May and Thursday, 16th May

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA RETURNS

Saturday, 18th May – 7:30pm – $30

Peter Karrie and Melina Moore, delight us with an intimate and rare evening of rousing solos and tender duets by two ethereal voices from opposite ends of the world! Join legendary London West End and world-renowned Broadway star Peter Karrie and coloratura soprano Melina Moore for a very special duo show highlighting the favourite songs from Les Mis and the Phantom.Peter Karrie played the lead in the Phantom in Vancouver for its entire run. This will be an evening of song not to be missed.

Tickets available at ArtFirst! and online

 

CANCELLED
BLUES CARAVAN

Saturday, May 25th – 7:30pm – $20

Many apologies, but for reasons out of our control we have had to cancel this show.  If you have already purchased tickets you can take them to ArtFirst! for a full refund, or hang on to your tickets and exchange them for one of our concerts next Season.

 

STAND – adventure documentary

Thursday, May 30th – 7:30pm – $10

STAND, takes viewers on a journey through the waters of British Columbia’s west coast. Under threat by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route is a coastline of immense beauty, pristine ecosystems, and a way of life rich in culture and history. Through the efforts of expedition stand-up paddler Norm Hann, an aboriginal high school class building their own stand-up paddleboards as a form of protest, and the powerful surfing of iconic west coast native Raph Bruhwiler, the diversity of people, landscape and wildlife that would be affected by an oil spill is articulated. STAND takes you to the core of the issue and unfurls the soul of B.C.’s west coast one paddle stroke at a time.

Created by Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob

Buy your tickets here:  standfilm

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, July 19th – 7:00pm – $5

Come and see Shakespeare’s famous fantastical farce – the ultimate romantic comedy!  This summer Theatre Prospero are bringing their unique drama camp to Revelstoke.  The five-day program will culminate in a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where participants will perform alongside professional actors for the whole community.

Theatre Prospero is a professional theatre company based in Edmonton producing outstanding classical theatre since 1996.

Buy your tickets from ArtFirst! and the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Revelstoke.