How Turtle Set the Animals Free

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Museum and Archives presents "How Turtle Set the Animals"

MAV’s large foyer display case features original costumes and set-pieces from Sen’Klip Native Theatre Company’s production of How Turtle Set the Animals Free. The costumes were designed by syilx artist and knowledge keeper, Barbara Marchand, and made by members of Sen’Klip Theatre using traditional syilx methods.

Sen’klip Native Theatre Company led the way in Indigenous theatre in Western Canada from 1988 to 2001. MAV is entering into a partnership with the company to display some of the costumes, masks, set pieces and backdrops used in their touring theatre productions.

Costumes, masks, and set-pieces representing traditional syilx captikʷł will be on rotating display through 2022 and 2023.

Not the Indian Princess You Expected

Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Not The Indian Princess You Expected exhibits parts of interdisciplinary artist, Mariel Belanger’s private collection of original artwork and display items.

Belanger is a syilx interdisciplinary performance artist who has devised a life “of the land” with self-directed digital performance art as a way to revise history. A 2022 SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, Belanger’s lived experience impacts her studies as a student at Queen’s University. Following in her syilx grandmother’s footprints, Belanger weaves community-driven, land-based artistic knowledge and practice into projects and stories of caring for the land and maintaining matrilineal relationships.

The Gallery exhibit will shift and change with the seasons throughout 2022 and 2023. 

Ballet Jörgen’s Cinderella

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

One of Ballet Jörgen’s most popular classical ballets, Cinderella is a touching ballet that uplifts and makes people laugh. Set to the beautiful music of Sergei Prokofiev, it is the epitome of classical ballet.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $55 Adult | $52 Senior | $50 Student | Available at www.ticketseller.ca

$50 – $55

Judy Rose and the Killer B’s

Vernon Jazz Club 3000 31st Street, Vernon, BC

Local songstress Judy Rose most recently delighted Okanagan symphony audiences last March with a tribute to her lifelong idol Edith Piaf. She is delighted to reprise that repertoire and add even more nuance and layers in “E to the Power of Three” with songs of Edith, Ella and Etta with the Killer B’s to celebrate Valentine’s.

The lovingly assembled Killer B’s include the Valley’s finest musicians: the inimitable Neville Bowman on keys, the gifted Stefan Bienz on bass, the master Loni Moger on guitar and the one and only Scott Gamble on drums.

$40

Musical Giants – Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

With a prodigious talent that is equal to the demands of Rachmaninoff’s towering Third Piano Concerto, Jaeden Izik-Dzurko — fresh off wins at no less than five international piano competitions — makes his first appearance with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra since he performed in 2019 for our CD, Canadian Soundscapes. 

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra onstage for their annual Side-by-Side performance in Wagner’s majestic Die Meistersinger to close this blockbuster show. 

$39.75 – $73.25

The Small Glories

Vernon Jazz Club 3000 31st Street, Vernon, BC

The Small Glories return to Vernon Folk Roots Music Society!  Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are hometown girl Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies.

Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn’t come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well.

The duo won “Artist of the Year” at the International Folk Awards in New Orleans 2020, with their highly anticipated sophomore album “Assiniboine & The Red” garnering 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, a JUNO Award nomination, Critics’ Choice for ‘Album of the Year’ in Penguin Eggs Magazine, and captured the #1 Folk/Roots album spot on the national earshot! radio charts.

$40

The Mousetrap

Powerhouse Theatre 2901 35th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Join the Powerhouse Theatre for a murder mystery!

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

$15 – $35

Campbell Ryga and Chris Startup Quintet

Vernon Jazz Club 3000 31st Street, Vernon, BC

Two saxophones are better than one!
Three time Juno award winner Campbell Ryga, along with longtime Vancouver saxophonist, Chris Startup, bring their quintet to the Vernon Jazz Club.

Mr. Ryga’s awards and accolades are numerous due to his history of touring, teaching and recording. Mr. Startup has recently moved to Vernon and the VJC has wasted little time in booking him in.  Joining these two stellar saxophonists are; the lyrical guitar player, Sean Bray, and the solid rhythm section of Bernie Addington on bass and Scotty Gamble on drums.

$40

Sebastian Gaskin

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

Join special guest artist, the award-winning singer-songwriter Sebastian Gaskin for an intimate and soulful OnSTAGE Concert, cabaret-style, directly on the VDPAC stage! Recipient of the 2021 Western Canadian Music Award for R&B Artist of the Year and the 2021 Kevin Walters Songwriting Award, Sebastian’s emotional, stirring sounds, blended electronic beats, and his sincere and sensual voice and lyrics are sure to bring out your softer side.

Sebastian Gaskin is a multi-instrumentalist R&B singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg, Canada, who grew up in Tataskweyak Cree Nation, or Split Lake as it’s better known. Sebastian writes and self produces music that is anything but formulaic, thanks to their eclectic musical tastes in R&B, Hip-Hop, Metal and Punk. The Winnipeg Free Press says: “...think Post Malone mixed with Frank Ocean, all swag and smooth vocals, hits of hip-hop and rap, rounded out with emotive thoughtful lyrics.”

Following the release of Gaskin’s debut EP, “Contradictions”, on their own imprint, LieBoy Concepts, Sebastian made some impressive strides. Gaskin headlined a cross-Canada club tour, and made appearances at established festivals throughout the country, including Festival du voyageur, Canadian Music Week, Interstellar Rodeo, and Calgary Stampede. They have supported artists like Common, T-Pain, and has toured supporting the iconic songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie. Sebastian frequently collaborates with DJ and producer, Boogey the Beat.

$35

Zaniac Comedy Show

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

He’s baaaaack...! With the energy of ten thousand suns, Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac, shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band. Jaws will drop and eyes will pop as Alex juggles bowling balls, giant knives, and slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card.

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00pm

ALL AGES - Tickets: $12 | Available at www.ticketseller.ca

$12

In My Body

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

It’s said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old – for a b-boy/b-girl, the experience is approaching heroic. In keeping with hip-hop culture, b-boys/b-girls present a façade of confidence and invincibility as they engage in battles to prove their value and establish their dominance. The resulting vocabulary is one of the most physically demanding and visually impressive of the dance genres and leaves no room for the expression of vulnerability.

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:30pm 

Tickets: $40 Adult | $37 Senior | $35 Student | Available at www.ticketseller.ca

$35 – $40

I Am Woman Hear Me Laff!

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

Standup comedian Jane Stanton headlines the 18th annual I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff! Featuring comics Amber Harper Young and MC Sharon Mahoney.

Click on event for ticket link and more details.

$30 – $35