Eleven Brazilian male dancers fuse martial arts with avant-garde hip hop when they take  over the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage with Kafig: Brasil Tuesday.

Eleven Brazilian male dancers fuse martial arts with avant-garde hip hop when they take over the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage with Kafig: Brasil Tuesday.

Centre Point: Arts scene is as busy as the bees

The arts scene in Vernon is about as busy as it gets throughout the spring.

The arts scene in Vernon is about as busy as it gets throughout the spring.

Don’t miss out on the incredible concerts, dance, theatre and comedy coming to town in the next two weeks.

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is on the Performing Arts Centre’s stage tonight (Sunday, April 12) at 7 p.m. for its performance of Creation.

Celebrating the inspiring work of Josef Haydn, the symphony welcomes the Okanagan Symphony Chorus and three additional vocal soloists to the stage.

There is a pre-concert talk in the Marie Fleming Hall starting at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available online at www.ticketseller.ca or at the door after 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 14, the centre is host to the Compagnie Käfig dance company for a high energy night of dance and acrobatics.

Käfig Brasil is a melting pot of dance genres as choreography from France and Brazil is performed by utterly ripped and athletic male dancers straight out of Rio de Janeiro. The show’s concept of connecting people is served on a silver platter of movement and music with an extra helping of masculinity and adrenaline.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available through the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469), www.ticketseller.ca.

On Tuesday, April 21, charming pianist Sarah Hagen is at the Performing Arts Centre bright and early for Morning Melodies, an intimate classical music concert.

Hagen is heard in concert halls and on the airwaves throughout Canada and Europe and this gifted world-class performer is also known for her eloquent and entertaining commentary.

The event starts at 10 a.m. with coffee, tea and a chance to chat with Hagen, followed by a 70-minute concert starting at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are still available at the Ticket Seller.

On Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Wonderheads are in town for their whimsical performance of Grim and Fischer.

When the Grim Reaper comes ‘round for an aging granny, a lighthearted and slapstick physical performance ensues. With every meticulous movement, the Wonderheads entertain while examining our fear of death.

Be prepared: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry – and you will leave the theatre awe struck at the beauty of a performance that has no words nor facial expressions. Contact the Ticket Seller at 549-7469 for tickets.

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents the Bergmann Piano Duo at the Performing Arts Centre Friday, April 24.

The duo of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – in both marriage and music – has inspired audiences around the world for more than 20 years. Their incredible repertoire ranges from Bach to Bartok, Liszt to Gershwin and more.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are at the Ticket Seller, www.ticketseller.ca.

Derek Edwards is a familiar face in Canadian comedy and is set to bring us another hilarious romp about the strange quirks of our daily routines.

Baloney and Wine is Edwards’ newest one-man stand-up comedy event where he continues to be the inimitable and constantly hilarious voice of reason in our crazy universe.

Catch his impeccable timing and great storytelling at the Performing Arts Centre Saturday, April 25. Tickets are available now through the Ticket Seller.

Enjoy the shows!

Brian van Wensem is the audience development coordinator at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

Vernon Morning Star

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