Billets needed for festival

Billets are needed for the Good Will Shakespeare Festival coming in May. 

If you can assist in providing accommodation for some of the 400 students who come to Summerland from around B.C. for this festival, please call Nancy at 250-494-9871. 


Art show

The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injured Society (SOSBIS)  is sponsoring a public art show and sale next Saturday, March 26 at Fibonacci’s (219 Main St.) in Penticton. Begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door.

Comedy night

An evening of comedy at the Summerland Legion will feature professional stand-up comedian and radio host, Rob Balsdon, with special guests Jamie Charest and Simon Welton.  

Everyone welcome on Friday, March 25 at 9 p.m. Call 250-494-9781 to reserve tickets.  

Movie night

Next movie night is Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Yacht Club. Michael Moore’s film, Capitalism: A Love Story, is presented by the Summerland Film Club. Everyone welcome. Free.

Okanagan Symphony

Okanagan Symphony presents violinist David Greenberg in Dances with David, April 1, 2 and 3 in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon. For more information go to

Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers, featuring Larry Crawford and friends, will be held at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton on Sunday, March 27, 7 p.m.  All are welcome. 

In concert

Ken Smedley and The George Ryga Centre are pleased to present the 16th Annual Bill Henderson/Roy Forbes Songwriters Showcase featuring songwriters from across Western Canada, Friday, April 15, 8 p.m. at the Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland.  

Advance tickets available at Martin’s Flowers, Summerland and the Dragon’s Den, Penticton.

Summer’s Spring Fling 

Tap your feet to live sounds of music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey’s and more. 

Sponsored by the Summerland Kiwanis Club and featuring Windenharp, Larry Crawford Instrumental and Haute Aire and the Thursday Night Jazz Band. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at Centre Stage Theatre. 

Tickets at the Summerland and District Credit Union, Summerland Dollar Store and The Sweet Tooth Café.

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: 250-494-4494.  

Laura Hanon is a freelance writer. and