Cuckoo

Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Cuckoo Jaha Koo January 30, 2020 incluA journey through the last 20 years of Korean history told by a bunch of talkative rice cookers. In bittersweet and humorous dialogues, Jaha and his clever rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history, combining personal experience with political events and […]

$25 – $35

Cuckoo

Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

A journey through the last 20 years of Korean history told by a bunch of talkative rice cookers.
In bittersweet and humorous dialogues, Jaha and his clever rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history, combining personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crises and death.

$25 – $35

Looks Like Sounds

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Looks Like Sounds Various Artists January 31, 2020Looks Like Sounds is an experimental performance event that combines music, dance, and visual projection to explore live improvisation between multiple artistic forms.  Classical and avant-garde musicians and dancers will observe and respond to each other amid an ever-changing visual backdrop, connecting and communicating through the languages of movement, […]

By Donation

Figures in Motion

Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Figures in Motion Vanessa Goodman & Heather Ware February 1, 2020An evening of dance, celebrating figures in motion. Container // Vanessa Goodman Container is a new work by choreographer and performer Vanessa Goodman that explores heritage, culture and resilience. A Fine Kind of Madness // Heather Ware A body in conflict searches for balance, for […]

$20 – $30

Figures in Motion (Matinee)

Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Figures in Motion Vanessa Goodman & Heather Ware February 2, 2020An evening of dance, celebrating figures in motion. Container // Vanessa Goodman Container is a new work by choreographer and performer Vanessa Goodman that explores heritage, culture and resilience. A Fine Kind of Madness // Heather Ware A body in conflict searches for balance, for […]

$20 – $30

The Collective Body

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

DANCERS, MUSICIANS & DIGITAL ARTISTS PLAY TELEPHONE…
How do artists connect and collaborate while living in isolation? Experience a haunting, shimmering collage of diverse bodies projected onto the windows of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, as a cascade of sound washes over visitors outside.
The Collective Body is an audio/video project that captures a moment in history while inspiring artists from across North America.

Free

Objects in Motion, Part 1

Online at Unicorns.Live

Unconventional and unexpected. A selection of animated films that push narrative boundaries.
Objects in Motion spans two evenings, each with a different selection of films. Experience rare international animated short films curated from international festivals and archives by local artist, animator and UBC professor, Myron Campbell.

$15 – $20

Objects in Motion, Part 2

Online at Unicorns.Live

Unconventional and unexpected. A selection of animated films that push narrative boundaries.
Objects in Motion spans two evenings, each with a different selection of films. Experience rare international animated short films curated from international festivals and archives by local artist, animator and UBC professor, Myron Campbell.

TBD

The Book of My Shames (Postponed)

Kelowna Community Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

An original solo show that's thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns.
Follow Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.

TBD

The Book of My Shames (Postponed)

Kelowna Community Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

An original solo show that's thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns.
Follow Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.

TBD

The Collective Body: Live Stream

Online

DANCERS, MUSICIANS & DIGITAL ARTISTS PLAY TELEPHONE…
How do artists connect and collaborate while living in isolation? Experience a haunting, shimmering collage of diverse bodies projected onto the windows of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, as a cascade of sound washes over visitors outside.
The Collective Body is an audio/video project that captures a moment in history while inspiring artists from across North America.

Free

The Book of My Shames (Postponed)

Kelowna Community Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

An original solo show that's thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns.
Follow Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.

TBD

Something is Rotten

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Described as ‘object theatre with a bit of puppetry’, Something is Rotten is a 60-minute comic retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. With two performers they endeavor to tell the story in a makeshift castle with a few pieces of string, a fork, a kettle, a rose, and some other accessories. Created by Pier Porcheron of Elvis […]

$25

The Living Things Cabaret

Kelowna Community Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Short-form, adult puppet & object theatre cabaret Ever wonder what was on the other side of a black hole? Or under the bed when you're sleeping? Or what happens when you mix mustard with scotch whiskey? Well, so do we! — And just maybe we will find out in a night of deep art and […]

$25

Something is Rotten

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Described as ‘object theatre with a bit of puppetry’, Something is Rotten is a 60-minute comic retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. With two performers they endeavor to tell the story in a makeshift castle with a few pieces of string, a fork, a kettle, a rose, and some other accessories. Created by Pier Porcheron of Elvis […]

$25

The Living Things Cabaret

Kelowna Community Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Short-form, adult puppet & object theatre cabaret Ever wonder what was on the other side of a black hole? Or under the bed when you're sleeping? Or what happens when you mix mustard with scotch whiskey? Well, so do we! — And just maybe we will find out in a night of deep art and […]

$25

An Evening with Activist-Artist Steve Lambert

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Join activist artist Steve Lambert for a very special artist talk in the Atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. This event is an incredible opportunity to hear from the creator of the provocative and engaging Capitalism Works For Me! (True/False)  before the interactive installation opens in Kelowna (Jan 26-30, 2022). This event is […]

Free

Sounds Like Things – An Experiment in Music

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Branchroot Ensemble Featuring the Branchroot Ensemble, an improvisation-based trio featuring Darren Williams (saxophone), Nicholas Denton Protsack (cello), and Andrew Stauffer (drums). Combining virtuosic skill with musical sensibilities from the worlds of New Music, free jazz, and experimental music, Branchroot Ensemble embraces risk to create spontaneous music that takes listeners to uncharted depths of invention. Flock […]

$25

CANCELLED: Improvisational Dance & Music Workshop

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Unfortunately, due to ongoing health concerns around COVID-19, our Improvisational Dance & Music Workshop is postponed until further notice. Please stay tuned as we will work to reschedule the workshop for a time when participants are better able to interact with each other more freely. This workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced dancers and […]

$20

Capitalism Works for Me, TRUE/FALSE

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

"With this pointed, provocative installation project, Steve Lambert poses a question that is too often buried in our public discourse: does capitalism really work? The artist has constructed an interactive, street-level billboard that allows citizens to reflect on their own lives and beliefs; one could call it an ideological scorecard, with tallies refreshed each day […]

Free

Capitalism Works for Me, TRUE/FALSE

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

"With this pointed, provocative installation project, Steve Lambert poses a question that is too often buried in our public discourse: does capitalism really work? The artist has constructed an interactive, street-level billboard that allows citizens to reflect on their own lives and beliefs; one could call it an ideological scorecard, with tallies refreshed each day […]

Free

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮

Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

I Swallowed a Moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 Requiem of Our Digital Age Set to the poetry of Xu Lizhi 許立志 (1990 - 2014), Njo Kong Kie’s song cycle uses the human voice, the piano, and video imagery to create a tragic but beautiful cry of protest in solidarity with immiserated workers everywhere. In this […]

$25

Mutatis Mutandis

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Anchored in the fascinating and little-known world of the abyss, Mutatis Mutandis! draws its inspiration from scientific facts that are so incredible they submerge us in a surreal world. Addressing porosity between oneself and the unknown, the show is crafted like a collage, intuitively connecting the languages of sight and sound. It is a dive […]

$25

Capitalism Works for Me, TRUE/FALSE

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

"With this pointed, provocative installation project, Steve Lambert poses a question that is too often buried in our public discourse: does capitalism really work? The artist has constructed an interactive, street-level billboard that allows citizens to reflect on their own lives and beliefs; one could call it an ideological scorecard, with tallies refreshed each day […]

Free

Mutatis Mutandis

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Anchored in the fascinating and little-known world of the abyss, Mutatis Mutandis! draws its inspiration from scientific facts that are so incredible they submerge us in a surreal world. Addressing porosity between oneself and the unknown, the show is crafted like a collage, intuitively connecting the languages of sight and sound. It is a dive […]

$25

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮

Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

I Swallowed a Moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 Requiem of Our Digital Age Set to the poetry of Xu Lizhi 許立志 (1990 - 2014), Njo Kong Kie’s song cycle uses the human voice, the piano, and video imagery to create a tragic but beautiful cry of protest in solidarity with immiserated workers everywhere. In this […]

$25

Another Door Opens—A Finale Concert ft. Branchroot Ensemble

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

When one door closes, another opens. The postponement of Looks Like Sounds has brought the opportunity for a very special closing concert in celebration of the 6th annual Living Things International Arts Festival! Join us for a pop-up performance from Branchroot Ensemble (back by popular demand!) along with festival guests. Celebrate another successful festival with […]

$10

CANCELLED: Looks Like Sounds

Black Box Theatre 1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC

Unfortunately, due to ongoing health concerns around COVID-19, Looks Like Sounds is cancelled. Please stay tuned as we will work to reschedule the event when our performers are better able to interact with each other more freely. Experimental music, image & movement Looks Like Sounds is an experimental performance event that explores live improvisation within […]

$25

Capitalism Works for Me, TRUE/FALSE

Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

"With this pointed, provocative installation project, Steve Lambert poses a question that is too often buried in our public discourse: does capitalism really work? The artist has constructed an interactive, street-level billboard that allows citizens to reflect on their own lives and beliefs; one could call it an ideological scorecard, with tallies refreshed each day […]

Free

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 (ONLINE STREAM)

Online

I Swallowed a Moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 Requiem of Our Digital Age Online performance Our partners and friends at Vancouver's PuSh International Performing Arts Festival are hosting an online stream of this show starting February 6 at 4:00 PM until February 7 at 11:59 PM. Tickets for the online performance are $34 and can […]

$34