By Natelle Fitzgerald
Whether you prefer shopping for Christmas crafts made by local artisans or listening to classical music performed by a renowned piano duo, Revelstoke’s arts community has something for everyone this month. Revelstoke’s arts organizations have put together a stacked calendar of events that are sure to brighten up the long, dark nights of November.
Here’s a look at what’s happening this month:
- Handmade Parade: Friday, November 7, 2 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, November 8, 10 am to 4 pm at the Revelstoke Community Centre. Looking for unique Christmas gifts? Artisans from all over the Columbia, Kootenay and Okanagan regions will have their creations and crafts on display for purchase or perusal next weekend.
- Official Opening: Friday, November 7, 6 – 9 pm at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. The opening will feature two new exhibits: local artist Jo C. Willems Journey and Art in the Park 2014: Celebrating 100 years of Mt. Revelstoke National Park with the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program (GASP). This exhibit will feature photos by students in the GASP program. Admission by donation. All welcome.
- Pugs and Crows: Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). Join Juno award-winning instrumental band Pugs and Crows as they offer their unique mix of indie rock, modern jazz and classical. Tickets $10.
- Dream Line: Monday, November 10, 7:15 pm at RPAC. This film by Bjarne Salen looks at the magical power of dreams in the life of pro skier and adventurer Ptor Spricenieks. Tickets $15.
- Anagnoson and Kinton: Thursday, November 20, 7:30 pm at RPAC. With over 1,000 performances together, Anagnoson and Kinton are one of the world’s finest piano duos. This recital will feature one piano and four hands and will include favorites by Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak and Stravinsky. Tickets $15.
- Louisiana Hayride Show: Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm at RPAC. A musical extravaganza written, produced and narrated by Lori Risling, the Lousiana Hayride Show features the very best moments and songs of the Hayride, a legendary country music television show that, in its heyday from 1948 to 1960, helped launch the careers of country music’s biggest names. This magical journey is guaranteed to be a foot-stomping good time. Tickets $35.
- Tracks: Wednesday, November 26, 7:30 pm at RPAC. Part of the RPAC’s Movies in the Mountains Series, this film by director John Curran features the true story of Australian woman Robyn Davidson (played by Mia Waskikoska) who walked 2,700 km through the desert with her dog and four camels. Tickets $8.
- Boy’s Play and Louder I Can’t Hear You: November 27, 28, 29 and December 4, 5 and 6 at the Powder Springs Inn. The Revelstoke Theatre Company presents a double feature of two new plays. Boy’s Play written by Jack Heifner and directed by Benjamin Menzies examines teen friendship, sexuality and suicide. Louder I Can’t Hear You written by William Gleason and directed by Imogen Whale is a comedy about a family trying to connect in a world where people don’t listen anymore. For more information, please contact the Revelstoke Theatre Company.
- Comedian Roman Danylo Live: Saturday, November 29, 7:30 pm at RPAC. Roman Danylo takes audiences on a tour around the country in this variety comedy show consisting of sketch, stand-up and improv. Danylo tackles everything from love to war to snacks at the mall food court. Tickets $15.