Tanya Graham shows some of the paintings in her exhibit, Conscious Lands, at Good Omens Coffee on Friday evening.

Tanya Graham shows some of the paintings in her exhibit, Conscious Lands, at Good Omens Coffee on Friday evening.

Comedy includes serious overtones

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the rest of the South Okanagan.

Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.

It stars Tammy Hansel as Becky and is directed by Jamie Eberle.

Also onstage will be Justin Cox, Ken Davy, Colleen Fox, Greta Henning, Rudy Nemechek and Martin Pedersen.

This Many Hats Theatre Company production is at the Cannery Stage until Dec. 1.

Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.  For tickets call 250-276-2170.

In concert

Ryan Berry One Hit Wonders. Hear those big hits from the 60s and 70s that you forgot you love, with an eight-piece show band and special guests, the Pen Hi Senior Jazz Band, Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre.

Tickets at the Penticton Community Centre front desk or by phone 250-490-2426.  This is a Pen High Music Department fundraiser.

Gift show

Potters and the Artisans of the Okanagan Valley 22nd Annual Fall Gift Show and Sale is Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna.

It will feature a variety of pottery, clay art, mixed media paintings, digital arts, drawings, glass work, sculpture, jewellery, printmaking and collage works, silver and goldsmiths, fabric art, weaving, photography, wood work media, quilting and other high quality art and crafts.

At the gallery

Busy City and Things Unseen is currently in the Main Gallery at the Summerland Art Gallery on Main Street.

This show features encaustic with collage works by Bethany Handfield.

In the adjoining Adams Room is digital/red/read, featuring works by members of Digital Art Okanagan.


The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will be at the Cleland Theatre in Penticton on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.  They are presenting Romantic Rhapsody II featuring cellist Arnold Choi.


Dates to remember:  Nov. 17,  Summerland Dance Club; Nov. 21, Philosophers’ Café; Dec. 9, Tune Agers Concert; Dec. 2, Sing-along-Messiah; Dec. 7 and 8, The Nutcracker.

Don’t forget you can find these and other events on the Summerland Community Art Council’s online Event Calendar at summerlandarts.com.

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email dfinnis@telus.net or call 250-494-8994.  summerlandarts.com and twitter.com/artspalette

David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.


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