Some of the planet’s best mountain films will be on the big screen at the Roxy Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, February 8 and 9. Yes, it’s the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels tour featuring adventures in Japan, the US, Canada, Brazil and elsewhere.
The doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Cash Bar is open from 6 to 7 pm and at Intermission.
Tickets are available now at the Visitor Information Centre at 301 Victoria Road West. $20 per ticket or two nights for $30 cash. A $1 processing fee will apply to credit or debit purchases.
The next performance at the Revelstoke Jazz Club in the Selkirk Room at the Regent Hotel will feature Salmon Arm’s Thick as Thieves.
This four-man band is known for its imaginative blend of jazz, blues, folk, and world music.
A statement from the Jazz Society said the quartet features Richard Owings on the five-string violin, Jordan Dick on guitar, Blair Shier on guitar/bass, and Larry Keats on drums.
“A principal inspiration for the group is the distinctive work of the American composer and guitarist Bill Frisell,” the statement said. “Thick as Thieves performs its own original versions of choice Frisell compositions and arrangements, plus new tunes written by band members. Of special interest are the band’s covers of the Beatles Strawberry Fields and Julia, in fresh instrumental settings.
Thick as Thieves will perform on Friday, February 19. Admission is by donation and the doors will open at 7 pm, with the band playing from 7:30 until 9:30 pm.
Speaking about great music, Saskia Van Overbeke and Darrel Delaronde, known to their thousands of fans as The Great Plains, will be in concert at the Carlin Hall, located at 4051 Myers Frontage Road in Tappen next Thursday, February 11, starting at 7 pm.
Locals and long-time residents will no doubt fondly recall this duet’s many performances at Grizzly Plaza, the Seniors Centre and other venues in Revelstoke before they moved away a number of years ago.
Their music is original and entertaining and many of their songs have special meaning for their audiences in this region.
Advance tickets are $15 and are available at Acorn Music or by calling Larry Stephenson at 250-675-5426. Tickets will also be available at the door.
There are also some exciting events at the Performing Arts Centre this month.
On Saturday, February 11, the Motus O dance theatre troupe, will perform their amazing version of Alice in Wonderland. The show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for grownups and $5 for kids. Please click here to order them online.
Later on in the month — Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 pm to be precise — the Multi-Cultural Society is offering up Timbuktu as their Movies in the Mountains flick for the month.
Timbuktu was a byword for the kind of exotic and distant location that beckoned to people who loved travelling. This film by the great African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako tells the story of a cattle herder who comes into fateful conflict with the fundamentalist jihadis who took over this ancient city in northern Mali.
Tickets are $9. Please click here to order them online.
And, lastly, if you are a real metal head you’ll very likely be interested to know there’s a heavy metal music festival coming up this year.
The Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 is being held July 15-16 at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong. So far, there is an interesting looking lineup of metal bands from BC and Alberta:
|XUL (Vernon, BC)||http://xulmetal.bandcamp.com|
|Trollband (Edmonton/ Vancouver)||http://www.trollband.bandcamp.com|
|Dead Asylum (Vancouver)||http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deadasylum|
|Leave the Living (Red Deer)||http://www.leavetheliving.bandcamp.com|
|Black Wizard (Vancouver)||http://blackwizard.bandcamp.com|
|Slagduster (Grand Forks)||http://slagduster.com|
|Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo)||https://crypticenslavement.bandcamp.com|