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Comedy opens at Centre Stage Theatre

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the South Okanagan.

Don’t miss 100 Lunches — A Gourmet Comedy at Centre Stage Nov. 1 to 4. On Nov 1 to 3 the shows begin at 8 p.m. while the Nov. 4 show begins at 2 p.m.

Lecture series

Summerland photographer Jeremy Hiebert will be speaking Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre as part of the Okanagan College Speaker’s Series.

Everyone welcome, admission by donation.

For years, Hiebert has been collecting interesting patterns, colours and shapes in common scenes of the Okanagan: orchards, vineyards, creeks, grasses, and trees.

He has shown his photos in local galleries.

In concert

The Contenders, Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard, will be performing at Centre Stage on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.  Tickets at Martin’s Flowers.  Phone 250-494-5432.

Soup bowls

The 16th annual Soup Bowls Project will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 199 Marina Way, Penticton. This event is always a sell-out so purchase your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased at the Penticton Art Gallery. Phone 250-493-2928.

On stage

Many Hats Theatre Company presents Becky’s New Car which opens on the Cannery Stage on Nov. 8 and runs until Dec. 1. Show times are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Phone 250-276-2170.

Art class

As part of its Fall into Art – Fall and Winter classes for Adults, the Summerland Community Arts Council is presenting: Drawing and Painting from Life with Bill Hibberd on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18 for all levels. Participants will discuss and work on composition, values, edges, perspective and design. Registration required.  Phone 250–494-4494.

At Leir House

The Penticton Art Council presents Denise and Friends at Leir House, 220 Manor Park Avenue Penticton until Nov. 8.  Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discussion

The next Philosophers’ Café will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Summerland Arts Centre. The speaker is Rene Goldman and the topic is “Does knowledge lead to wisdom?” This is the first in the 2012-2013 series organized by the Community Cultural Development Committee. The Philosophers’ Cafés are held at the Summerland Art Gallery, 9533 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Tea, coffee and refreshments available.

Craft market

Do you make handmade crafts, art or artisan work? Are you looking for an excellent place to sell your work? The SS Sicamous is looking for vendors for their popular Christmas Arts and Crafts Market being held Dec. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16.  Phone 250-492-0403 or  visit www.sssicamous.ca for details.

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email dfinnis@telus.net or call 250-494-8994. summerlandarts.com and twitter.com/artspalette.

David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.