Bethany Handfield’s exhibit

Bethany Handfield’s exhibit

Canadian humourist to perform at theatre

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

This Sunday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. humourist Lorne Elliott will be performing The Collected Mistakes IVat Centre Stage Theatre.

Tickets are available at Martin’s Flowers, 250-494-5432.

Play reading

Summerland Singers and Players next play reading will be The Game’s Afoot by Ken Ludwig.

It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre.

In an effort to save trees, this is a BYOD event (Bring Your Own Device). Bring eReaders, laptops, or iPads and we will give you the script to download and read along. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. They will share!

Refreshments will be provided, of course.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for their fall 2012 production of 100 Lunches — A Gourmet Comedy at Centre Stage on Nov. 1 to 4.

Symphony

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Authors to read

Ten writers who live in Summerland have agreed to read from published or current works, and answer questions about what they write and why at an event entitled In Our Own Write on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Summerland has long been a magnet for artists in various disciplines and many writers have made it their home.

Their topics range from children’s literature to local history and memoirs, to social issues and the environment.

The following writers have agreed to participate: Ruth Charles, Rick Cogbill, Jean Cox, Al Crossley, Danny Evanishen, Don Gayton, Rene Goldman, Richard Haverkamp, Glenn Leaver and Susan McIver.

Ballet

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.

Ballet Kelowna will perform Double Variations on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre.

Reserved seating is available. Tickets are available at Summerland Visitors Centre and online at BalletKelowna.ca

On stage

Many Hats Theatre Company have announced the titles of the plays for their sixth season which opens in February 2013: Death of a Salesman, The Murder Room, Fortune’s Fools, Skin Flick and Mary’s Wedding.

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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.