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. 

Miracle on 34th Street – The Musical

Powerhouse Theatre 2901 35th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. A holiday classic based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street is a joyous, heartwarming musical for the whole family.

$15 – $35

Michael Kaeshammer

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

Michael Kaeshammer’s loyal legions of fans around the globe have come to expect the unexpected from the BC-based pianist, singer/songwriter and producer. His fiery style blends jazz, boogie-woogie and blues together with passion and consummate showmanship for an unforgettable experience.

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $45 Adult | $42 Senior | $40 Student | Available at www.ticketseller.ca

$40 – $45
Recurring

Noels Anciens et Nouveaux

Aura Chamber Choir 3205 27 Street, Vernon, British Columbia

Under the direction of conductor Dr. Terry Pitt-Brooke, Aura Chamber Choir presents its fall 2022 program. The program of seasonal music features French composers Cesar Franck, Francis Poulenc and Guillaume Costeley along with Bright Angels Sing by Ukrainian composer Kyrylo Stetsenko. The wonderful harmony of Hector Berlioz’s Shepeherd’s Farewell will bring a great smile to your face.

Don’t forget to bring your sing-along voice to enjoy four carols with the choir!

$20
Recurring

Sip Into the Season at Mackie Lake House

Mackie Lake House 7804 Kidston Rd, Coldstream, British Columbia

Enjoy a glass of wine, delicious charcuterie boards and sweets, and make a delightful Christmas craft to take home (or to gift!) using a teacup from our events collection.

$70

Comfort and Joy

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

Bring the whole family to celebrate the festive season with music of comfort and joy! The consummate entertainer, Ken Lavigne will charm his way into your hearts with his lyric tenor voice, bringing warmth and life to favourite seasonal selections. Augmented by special appearances by local childrens' choirs, this will be the perfect way to enjoy the holiday season.

$32.50 – $65.00

Boom X: The Music, Politics, and Culture of Generation X

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

He’s back! BOOM X is the second of Rick Miller’s trilogy of solo multimedia performances that capture history and pop culture through stunning visuals and mind-blowing impersonations. The 70s, 80s, and 90s boom to life on stage with Miller playing over 100 characters from the days of disco, the oil crisis, Watergate, the cold war, video games, punk rock, and more.

“STUNNING… A marvellous mashup of media, verbatim theatre, jukebox musical and autobiographical confession” (Globe & Mail)

Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $45 Adult | $40 Senior | $42 Student | Available at www.ticketseller.ca

$40 – $45

Body Positive Bollywood Dance Show

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

Karima’s Bollywood workshop-style dance show infuses music, breathing, and ideologies from ancient scholars from the Middle East and South Asia. Students of all shapes and sizes will leave inspired to love themselves inside and out, on and off the dance floor!

Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 11:00am

ALL AGES:  Tickets $12:  www.ticketseller.ca

$12

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

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