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Thursday April 27  Casting Call for Heritage Interpreter/Actor Auditions for 2017 production of Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre at R.J. Haney Heritage Village at 4:00 pm in Marjorie’s Tea Room at the Village. Looking to hire 4 students currently in studies and returning to school in the fall, between 16 and 30, willing to commit to full duration of work dates starting May 7, 2017 and ending August 30, 2017. For more information www.salmonarmmuseum.org or call 250-832-5243.

Thursday, April 27 Salmon Arm Jazz Club presents Bret Higgins at Nexus 7-9pm Admission by donation.

Friday, April 28  Shuswap Music Festival Night of Stars at Nexus at 7:00pm
Admission is $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family.

Friday, April 28  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Why I Love Canada, a multi-media exhibition by artists aged 15 to 24. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until May 27. Sponsored by Dick and Miki Mann.

Saturday, April 29  Shuswap Film Society presents Toni Erdmann 5:00 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Saturday, April 29  Justin Glibbery Quartet featuring Yanti at Nexus 7:30 to 9:30pm
Tickets $20 at Acorn Music or at the door.

Sunday, April 30  A special Canada 150 event: 150 Voices youth-led film project premieres at Salmar Classic Theatre at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is by donation. Sponsored by Shuswap Community Foundation, Salmar, Daybreak Rotary, SAS PAC, Faster Than Light, and Community Foundations of Canada. Show your support for the 50 youth who worked on this project, plus see your friends and neighbours onscreen!

May – June The Okanagan Library presents Love is in the Air, artwork by local artist Jadranka Zizak.

May 2 to 5  Big Rock Candy’s Mountain, a play by the SAS grade 11/12 acting class. 6:30pm at Sullivan Theatre, tickets $8 available at school office.

Wednesday, May 3  Fibre artists/felters are invited to an information session on a community sculpture project at Salmon Arm Art Gallery at 5pm. All levels of interest and ability are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 3  Shuswap Film Society presents Spirit Unforgettable 7:30 pm at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit shuswapfilm.net

Wednesday, May 3  Shuswap Men’s Chorus at Nexus 7:30 to 9:30pm.
Tickets $15 at Pink Cherry or Shuswap Clothing.

May 4 – 7  Wildwood Benefit Production presents Oh Canada! Coast to Coast To Coast thru Music. Join us to celebrate Canada’s rich and diverse heritage as we travel across this great country with songs and dances from each Province and Territory.  Nexus at First 7:00pm doors at 6:30pm (May 7 at 2:00pm) Admission is by donation.

May 4 to June 8  Drawing – An Introduction with artist Lisa Figureroa at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm, Thursday mornings 9 -11:30am. Learn introductory techniques: line, contour, shading, cross-hatching, etc. and put your newly found knowledge into practice by completing a drawing in each class.

Saturday, May 6  Shuswap Theatre presents its annual Garage Sale beginning at 8am. Spring cleaning donations can be dropped off at the theatre on May 5 from noon to 5pm.

Saturday, May 6  Shuswap Film Society presents Oddball 5:00 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit shuswapfilm.net

Sunday, May 7  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents a Special Sunday afternoon concert with England’s Martin Harley presented in association with Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, 2090 10th Ave SW. Tickets available at Acorn Music at the door or online acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Tuesday, May 9  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Friday, May 12  Kamloops Symphony Orchestrea presents Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky featuring guest conductor Martin MacDonald and pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko at the Nexus at First, 7:30 – 10:00pm.Tickets online at www.kamloopssymphony.com, Wearabouts or at the door.

Saturday, May 13  Salmon Arm Community Band spring concert at Nexus 7:30-9:30pm.
Admission is by donation.

Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 Salmon Arm Pottery Club is having a Mother’s Day Pottery Sale at Piccadilly Place Mall. Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4:30pm.

Saturday, May 13  The Metropolitan Opera Live on Screen in Cinema presents Der Rosenkavalier at the Salmar Classic Theatre at 9:30am.

Saturday, May 13  Shuswap Film Society presents Their Finest 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Wednesday, May 17 Everything Shuswap Book Launch at Nexus 7:00-10:00pm.
Admission is free. Funds raised from book sales support Outdoor Learning programs in our School District.

Thursday, May 18  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 7pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies. For this youth exhibition, the discussion will begin at 4pm, and the gallery is open late until 7pm. Surprise random performance artists.

May 20 to 26  In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Shuswap Theatre in Salmon Arm will host seven Canadian plays in seven days at the 2017 Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Drama Festival. In addition to the performances, festival events will include public adjudication immediately after each show, “Coffee Critiques” the next morning, workshops and an Awards Banquet/dance on Saturday, May 27. For more information call 250-832-9283 or visit www.shuswaptheatre.com

Saturday, May 20 Shuswap Theatre is pleased to announce that Jewel by BC playwright Joan MacLeod will be its entry in the upcoming Theatre BC OZone Festival. Jewell will open the festival with a performance at 7:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19.

Friday, May 12  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Blue Moon Marquee, Gypsy Blues/Jazz 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, in the Old Canadian Tire building.Tickets available at  Acorn Music at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Saturday, May 27  A Canada 150 Art Journal project for up to 15 young artists aged 15 to 24 is available at the Art Gallery, for free! A Community Foundations of Canada grant has allowed the Arts Council to offer a workshop to create a stunning art journal and learn art journalling techniques in preparation for a wonderful Canada 150 summer. 5pm to 8pm at the Art Gallery, includes smokie on a bun for supper. Register to secure a spot at sdarts@telus.net.

Saturday, May 27  Shuswap Film Society presents Maudie 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 pm at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Saturday, May 27  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Green Room Original, deep, primal roots music from two very talented Shuswap artists! 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, 2090 10th Ave SW, in the Old Canadian Tire building.Tickets available at  Acorn Music at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Wednesday, May 31  Shuswap Film Society presents Nice People 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Friday, June 2  Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Lauren Mann 2014 CBC Searchlight contest winner. 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, 2090 10th Ave SW, in the Old Canadian Tire building.Tickets available at  Acorn Music at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Friday, June 2  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of The Blue Trail, seven artists celebrating Canadian waterways. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, everyone welcome, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until July 15. Sponsored by Salmar Community Association and Shuswap Film Society.

Saturday, June 3  Shuswap Film Society presents A United Kingdom 5:00 pm at the Salmar Classic Theatre. For more information visit  www.shuswapfilm.net

Thursday, June 8  Art Journals for Adults: The Arts Council is offering a one evening workshop for adults to create a stunning art journal and learn art journalling techniques, 6pm to 9pm at the Art Gallery. Dyeing and stitching will happen, so dress appropriately. Cost is $40, includes all supplies. Register at the Art Gallery.

Friday, June 9 Acoustic Avenue Spring Concert Series presents Don Alder Winner of the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Finger style Championships – all with just an acoustic guitar! 7:30pm at The Handmade Shoppe, 2090 10th Ave SW, in the Old Canadian Tire building. Tickets available at Acorn Music, at the door or online https://acousticavenue.tickit.ca.

Tuesday, June 13  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, June 14  The season opener of Wednesday On the Wharf! Come to the gazebo at Marine Park to enjoy the SAS Sullivan and Jackson bands. 6:45pm, admission by donation.

Thursday, June 15  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition. Artist talks begin at 2:15pm.

Tuesday, July 11  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Friday, July 21  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Rolling Stock, an open photography exhibition about graffiti on rail cars. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until August 26. Sponsored by Drew, Lee-Hai & Associates.

Tuesday, August 8  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Thursday, August 17  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition.

Friday, September 1  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Chris Cran, new works. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until Sept. 30.

Tuesday, September 12  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Trader Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Bring your Artist Trading Cards to trade, or make some more! Everyone welcome.

Thursday, September 21  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents Coffee Break from 2pm to 4pm. Enjoy complimentary locally roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while perusing the exhibition.

Friday, October 6  Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents the opening reception of Kanata, new works by aboriginal artists, co-curated by Aaron Leon. Live music and refreshments, 7pm to 9pm, admission by donation. Exhibition runs until November 10.