Want something to do as the winter sky gets darker earlier with each passing day? Well, here’s a list of entertaining things you can do in the coming days and evenings.
Roaring Twenties dinner should be great
November is Foundations Month and this year the Revelstoke Community Foundation is holding a Roaring 20s-themed dinner at Glacier House Resort on Friday, November 23.
This fund-raiser will feature a specially-selected 1920s menu, the cool sound of Relative Jazz and 1920s-style games.
Tickets are only $75 and are available at Pharmasave and the Revelstoke Credit Union.
Please don 1920s-style clothing and come out for an entertaining evening that helps the Foundation in its work to assist our community. Minors are not permitted.
Relative Jazz plays November 22 — not the 23rd
Relative Jazz would like its fans to know that information provided to the news media earlier this month about their Performing Arts Centre gig was incorrect.
The band will be in concert on Friday, November 22 — not Saturday, November 23.
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Nickelodeon Museum, the Revelstoke Credit Union and at the Powder Springs Inn’s front desk
Author Laura Stovel discusses the art of writing about growing
Come hear local author Laura Stovel talk about her new book, Mountain Harvest, at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library on Tuesday, December 3, at 7 pm.
This free event will also feature some of the seniors interviewed for her book. They’ll share their tips and stories about vegetable gardening in and around Revelstoke.
Laura and her senior gardeners have uncovered some extremely interesting historical information about agricultural farming, small-scale gardening, and the lives of the farmers and gardeners in the area over the past 80 or so years.
This event is FREE.
Man up! offers insights into behaviour
Vancouver’s Street Spirit Theatre is presenting, as part of the Knowledge is Power series of presentations in Revelstoke, Man Up! an interactive play about a man suffering from a variety of health issues but who refuses to seek help. The pressure to seek help is coming at him from all sides, his family, his workplace and his peers. How does he deal with it? Street Spirits Theatre is a cutting edge social action theatre company. They use different techniques to raise awareness and generate solutions to problems of concern to the.
Man Up! Is being performed on Thursday, November 21, at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. The doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 7:30. Admission is by donation.
You gotta love Babies
The Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee is presenting the documentary, Babies, on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 pm. Best of all, it’s FREE.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.
Discover The Fugitives
The Fugitives are a group of musicians, poets, and multi-instrumentalists from Vancouver. The quartet features the songs of novelist/musician and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion Brendan McLeod, and musician Adrian Glynn, recently nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Independent Music Awards. Together with their band, they create “dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion.
This not-to-be-missed performance is on Sunday, November 24. The doors open at 7 pm, White Ash Falls plays at 7:30 pm, and The Fugitives take the stage at 8:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 and are available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.
Don’t miss the epic adventure of Kon-Tiki
Kon-Tiki, a faithful retelling of Thor Heyerdahl’s amazing 1947 journey across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft has stunning cinematography. By turns exciting, tense and ultimately triumphant it is a paean to the human spirit.
The film is being shown as part of the Revelstoke Multicultural Society’s Movies in the Mountains series and is being screened at the Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7 from ArtFirst, Chamber of Commerce and online, cash only at the door.
Said The Whale is a musical adventure
Vancouver’s Said The Whale plays The Centre on November 30. This group has been on a steady upward trajectory for the past six years, as relentless touring and a prolific string of releases have led to successes including a Juno Award in 2011 for New Group of the Year and nationally charting singles. In 2013, the tireless five-piece — which includes dual songwriters Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester, drummer Spencer Schoening, keyboardist Jaycelyn Brown and bassist Nathan Shaw — will continue to break down doors by releasing its most adventurous and hook-filled batch of songs yet.
Saturday, November 30, doors open at 7 pm. The opening act Escondido begins at 8 pm and Said The Whale begins playing at 9.
Tickets $10 (students) $15 (in advance) $20 (on the door) available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.