Members of municipal council urge Summerlanders to participate in Earth Hour on March 31 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The initiative asks people to turn off the lights for one hour in an attempt to raise awareness about electricity and energy consumption. To register

Coffee shop to host performers

Arts and culture events from Summerland and the surrounding area.

Good Omens Coffeehouse presents roots-folk from Alberta by Ky Babyn on Friday, March 23.

Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations recommended. 13616 Kelly Avenue.

Song concert

Something to Sing About – The Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir Spring Concert, Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton and Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, singing songs of faith, praise and celebration.

A freewill offering will be collected at both concerts.

At the gallery

The Penticton Art Gallery has two opening receptions on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

In the Main Gallery is the Daphne Odjig exhibit, A Tribute to Courage. In the Project Room, Toni Onley Gallery and Education Space is an exhibit featuring works by School District 67 secondary school art students entitled Visual Diversions.

Art talk

On Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Penticton Art Gallery will be an Exhibition Walk and Talk with Stewart Turcotte from the Hambleton Gallery of Kelowna.

Jazz sounds

Andrea Superstein, one of Canada’s emerging jazz singers, is set to enthrall audiences with her sultry, sassy voice with an evening of great jazz at Opus Café in Penticton on Thursday, March 29.

Superstein is known for her modern interpretation of vintage jazz music.

The band is Victor Noriega on piano, Rene Wurst on bass and former Penticton resident Andrew Millar on drums. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Reservations required. Phone 778-476-5856.

Film series

A Separation, the next in the Kitchen Stove Film series will be shown next Thursday, March 29 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Pen Mar Theatre, Martin Street, Penticton.

Tickets are available at the Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, 250-493-2928.

Limited tickets available at the door. Transcending cultural and religious barriers to present a fascinating portrait of contemporary Iran, this film has garnered accolades from critics and audiences around the globe.

Film club

The Summerland Film Club presents Incendies next Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Summerland Legion.

Broadway music

Enjoy A Taste of Broadway on Sunday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre, when the Penticton Tune Agers choir and orchestra present their annual spring concert.  Tickets available at the Penticton and Wine Country Visitors Centre.

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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 e-mail or call 250-494-8994. and

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

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