Acting 11 students will perform in Summerland Secondary Live: An Evening of Sketch Comedy. The students will be on stage Thursday

Acting 11 students will perform in Summerland Secondary Live: An Evening of Sketch Comedy. The students will be on stage Thursday

Sketch comedy night set

News and events from Summerland's arts and cultural scene

The Summerland Secondary Acting 11 class is putting on an evening of Sketch Comedy at Centre Stage Theatre on May 31 at 7 p.m.  Admission is by donation.

Action Festival

There are three days of free live entertainment in Memorial Park this weekend as the community celebrates the 30th annual Action Festival.

Fireworks are Friday night at 10:20 p.m. and, of course, the annual Action Festival Parade is Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Summerland Community Art Council will have a booth in Memorial Park on Saturday, June 2.

Drop by and find out more about the Summer Art Program.

And for the  kids there will be lots of fun and free activities.

There will be lots of great musical acts performing in the Memorial Park Bandshell on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Art shows

Okanagan Visions is the title of a new show of fine art presented by artists from the Naramata Art Studio.

Acrylics and watercolours by 11 members of the group are now on view at the newly-decorated tasting room at Lang Vineyards.

The Winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Gammon Road in Naramata.

As part of their 60th anniversary celebrations The Summerland Art Club is holding an art show on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower floor of the Summerland Library.

This show will feature watercolour, acrylics, oil, pastels and pencil works by more than 20 painters.

Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Meet the artists on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Chance  Operations, an exhibition of collaborative drawings, prints and collages created in tandem by Rodney Konopaki and Rhonda Neufeld, is currently on display at the Penticton Art Gallery.

On stage

Do you want to be in a play?

Summerland Singers and Players are going to be holding auditions for 100 Lunches, a romantic comedy by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sayers which they are planning on performing during the first week of November 2012.

See summerlandtheatre.ca for more information.

They are also holding their annual meeting on Sunday, June 10.

Live music

Dale Seaman and Highway 97, a five-piece country band that rocks, will be at the IOOF Hall on June 9.

Tickets are on sale at The Sweet Tooth and The Dollar Store on Main Street.

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If you know of an event that 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.

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