UNDERTONES – Opening Reception

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

Nick Cote’s exhibit derives from stream of consciousness drawing, and has mental health undertones. Using surrealism and human anatomy, he hopes his art lifts the stigma of mental illness, breaks down barriers, and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. This is Mr. Cote’s first exhibit.  The show runs from October 5 to 30th, with an opening reception on October 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00pm. Click on event for more details.

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Not Neutral: Exploring Reconciliation in Museum Collections

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

Where do the things in the collection of your local museum come from? Who donated, collected or purchased the artefacts - and were they all acquired in ethical ways? Who decides what is ethical, what is true, what is real, & what is history? Whose stories are told & whose are silenced or ignored? We’ll explore some of these questions by looking at artefacts from the Vernon Museum Collection. Over the course of the evening, you'll be invited to engage in conversations about the mysteries and mistruths of artefact collecting, and you’ll also be invited to play a rousing round of Artefact or Artefiction!

Alex Cuba – SPOTLIGHT’s FOCUS OnSTAGE Concert Series

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

Alex Cuba performs Saturday, October 16th at 5:30pm and 8pm. His “sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape”. Though raised in Artemisa, an hour outside of Havana, Alex Cuba’s artistry is as far-flung as the place he has settled and lived for over fifteen years: Smithers, BC. His music at once incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of styles, having collaborated with artists ranging from Jason Mraz to Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado; and bringing together melodies, pop soul hooks and rock chords in songs that may seem to bear little resemblance to traditional Cuban form. Click on event for more details.

Recurring

Change Of Heart & Gift From The Sea

Powerhouse Theatre 2901 35th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Powerhouse Theatre presents "Change of Heart" and Gift from the Sea". Evening showings and matinees available between October 20th and October 31. Tickets available at www.ticketseller.ca or by phone 250-549-7469. Click on event listing for more details.

$20

Celeigh Cardinal – SPOTLIGHT’s FOCUS OnSTAGE Concert Series

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

Celeigh Cardinal performs at VDPAC on Saturday, October 23rd at 5:30pm & 8pm. With a confident voice and boundless energy, Celeigh Cardinal owns the stage connecting deeply with her audience through humour, passion and love. Whether sweetly strumming an acoustic guitar or leading her band in a rocking rave-up, she commands attention. Her singing is rich and deep with a burnished maturity and a nimble technical virtuosity that wraps itself around notes with a purr, a snarl or something in the middle. Her songs are authentic and heartfelt and connect us to the healing power of music. Cardinal has received many accolades and nominations for her two full-length albums, but most notably was awarded the 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year and recently received two 2020 Western Canadian Music Award Nominations. Click on event for more details.

Mini Artists – Environmental Artworks

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to bring your little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making on the last Monday of every month. ​This month we will start our session off with a quick tour of Embodied Ecologies, a retrospective exhibition of artworks by artist Marsha Kennedy. Inspired by the beautiful artworks on display and the environmental themes present in her work, we will get our hands messy by experimenting with mixed media materials to create artworks on canvas board.
Pre-register by emailing [email protected]
Click on event for more details.

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Family Saturdays – Environmental Artworks

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Family Saturdays at the VPAG take place on the last Saturday of each month with an art project suitable for little kids or big kids alike. This month we will start our session off with a quick tour of Embodied Ecologies, a retrospective exhibition of artworks by artist Marsha Kennedy. Inspired by the beautiful artworks on display and the environmental themes present in her work, we will get our hands messy by experimenting with mixed media materials to create artworks on canvas board. Click on event for more details.

$5 – $9

Family Saturdays – Exploring Music Through Art

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Family Saturdays at the VPAG take place on the last Saturday of each month with an art project suitable for little kids and big kids alike. This month is about EXPLORING MUSIC THROUGH ART,
INSPIRED BY THE SOUNDS SUSPICIOUS EXHIBITION. Sounds Suspicious is a music collective based out of the Central Okanagan. We will start our workshop off with a tour of their exhibition and talk about and listen to some of the music present in the exhibition. We will then experiment with different art materials while listening to the varying music created by the artists to create unique artworks that activate our senses! • $5/members • $9/non-members. Click on event for more details.

$5 – $9

Mini Artists – Exploring Music Through Art

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to bring your little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making on the last Monday of every month. ​This month, we will start our workshop off with a tour of 'Sounds Suspicious', an exhibit featuring a music collective based out of the Central Okanagan. We'll talk about and listen to some of the music present in the exhibition and will then experiment with different art materials while listening to the varying music created by the artists to create unique artworks that activate our senses! Pre-register by emailing [email protected] Click on event for more details.

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A Christmas Carol

Historic O'Keefe Ranch 9380 Hwy 97 North, Vernon, British Columbia

Powerhouse Theatre and the O'Keefe Ranch present a join production of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol". Adapted and written by Diane Llewelyn-Jones. Come to the Historic O'Keefe Ranch and be part of a never-seen-before-rendition of this old time classic.  This is a 'walking' theatre experience as audience members travel to each historic building to take part in the story.

Tickets available at www.ticketseller.ca or by phone at 250-549-7469