The musical Hairspray! continues at the Centre Stage Theatre. Here are Emily Schatz as Tracy Turnblad and Kieran Braid as Link Larkin in the production by Summerland Secondary School’s musical theatre department. Performances are at 7 p.m. tonight

Discussion examines art

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

“Art is in the eye of the beholder” is the topic at next Wednesday’s Philosophers’ Cafe being held at the Summerland Arts Centre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. Organized by the Community Cultural Development Committee. Refreshments available. Admission by donation. The speaker is Paul Crawford, curator of the Penticton Art Gallery.

At the museum

You Are Here opens Friday, Feb. 15 at the Penticton Museum and Archives, 785 Main St from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Appetizers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be on offer. Admission by donation.

Film shown

Liberia 77, a film by Summerland brothers, Jeff and Andrew Topham, will be on Knowledge Network (channel 10) on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. A tattered envelope of their Dad’s old photos leads Canadian brothers on an adventure in photography, memory and culpability in the war-torn African country of their childhood.

Musical theatre

Summerland Secondary School’s musical theatre program is presenting the musical Hairspray! at Centre Stage Theatre. Performances are Feb. 14 to 16 and Feb. 20 to 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at the Summerland Secondary School office.

This play about an overweight teen who seeks a role on a television dance show addresses prejudices and is appropriately being performed just prior to Anti-Bullying Day on Feb. 27.


There is a call for submissions for artists interested in being in the Okanagan Erotic Art Show. For more information go to or Facebook.

Film series

A Royal Affair, the next film in the Kitchen Stove Film series, will be shown at the Landmark Cinema on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. As finely crafted as the embroidery on the queen’s gown, this superb 18th century historical drama is based on the true story of King Christian VII of Denmark.

Tickets available at the Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way (250-493-2928) and the Book Shop, 242 Main Street (250-492-6661).

Limited tickets may be available at the door.

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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 or call 250-494-8994. and

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


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