Bands to perform at jazz festival

Summerland and area arts and culture events

The Pentastic Jazz Festival is this weekend, Sept. 9, 10 and 11 and will feature 11 bands plus Pianorama, Drumoram and the Red Hot Swing Dance Club.

For more information about venues, tickets and times see:


International musicals star Peter Karrie returns from the U.K. to B.C. this September to perform this Saturday, Sept. 10 at The Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton.

On the screen

The Okanagan Film Festival Society presents the Canadian premier of Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m.

Six Short Films Showcase 2 at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Parmount Theatre in Kelowna.

Please note that in order to attend any Okanagan Film Festival Screenings you must become an Off Society Member.


On stage

The Rotary Centre for the Arts presents a selection of Canada’s finest touring musicians and theatre productions.

Tickets are on sale now (call 250-717-5304) for the 2011-2012 concert and theatre season.

Knowledge Network

As part of their 2011-2012 British Columbia road tour, Knowledge Network will be in Kelowna from Tuesday, Sept. 13 to Friday, Sept; 16 presenting The 5ifty

At the Paramount Theatre, 261 Bernard Ave.

The 5ifty is a collection of short films on leading artists, performers and designers living and working in B.C.

The presentation features Sarah McLachlan, Douglas Coupland, Dan Mangan, Fred Herzog, Ian Tracey, Shane Koyczan, Carl Newman of The New Pornographers and many more.   Visit

Concert band

The Penticton Concert Band resumes rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at

7 p.m.  They rehearse weekly for pleasure and performance and play a wide variety of

musical selections.

Members come from through the region including Summerland and Faulder.

Haven’t played for a while?  Here’s your opportunity.  Intermediate to advanced musicians Phone 250-809-2087.

Handbell sounds

Looking for a new musical experience? Would you like to ring handbells?

The Angelus Ringers (of Penticton United Church) are looking for new members of any denomination.

Ability to read music is required.

The first session will be a workshop on Oct. 5 in Penticton. Registration is required for the workshop.

For more information, please contact: 250-496-5027

If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please e-mail or call 250-494-4994. and

David Finnis is a member of the Summerland Community Arts Council.


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