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September and October entertainment listings for Kimberley/Cranbrook

The first film in the fall Rockies Film Series is Captain Fantastic. Check it out at Key City Theatre on Thursday

New Poetry Group

Cranbrook & District Arts Council New Poetry Group will meet last Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at the Gallery, 1013 Baker Street, Cranbrook. Please call 250-426-4223 to sign up. Free to join.

September 6-30

Arts Council’s Back to the Books.

The September Exhibit running from September 6 to 30 in the Cranbrook and District Arts Council Gallery, at 1013 Baker Street, ‘Back to the Books’ is a mini-exhibit of local connections to things ‘bookish’. On display are original book illustrations from several local artists, a selection of excerpts from yearbooks on loan from the Columbia Basin Institute of History, a selection of stunning ‘altered books’ and several examples of the written word and more. Much of this work is in the Gallery for your viewing enjoyment and is not for sale. A reception for these artists and the public will be held on Saturday September 10th from 2 – ‘til 4 pm

Thursday, Sept. 15

Tiller’s Folly

A Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team Southeast BC fundraiser, in conjunction with Key City Theatre. An evening of fun and fundraising with Canada’s pre-eminent roots, Celtic and folk group. Tickets and info 250-426-7006 or Special guest Dawson Rutledge.

Saturday, Sept 17

African Hand Drum Workshop

With MEHDI MAKRAZ at the Gallery Alley: 1013 Baker St.From 2 pm – 4 pm. Cost: $15. Please call CDAC office to register: 250-426-4223 or Email:

EK Music Teachers’ (EKMTA) music sale.  Saturday Sept 17

2:30 to 9 pm at Kimberley United Church; Sunday Sept 18, 2:30 to 9 pm at Cranbrook United Church.  Sheet music, music books, music texts, CDs, Canadian music.  Hundred of items!  For sale by donation to EKMTA Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Locals Coffee House

The concert series celebrating the best of local performers begins a new season, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The evening’s line-up: Rod Wilson; Lucas Haney and the Fable Hoppers; Steve Lungal; Stacey Oig; Alex, Commander Zander and Webster; Palmer Stroud. Tickets are available at Lotus Books on 10th Avenue in Cranbrook, but be sure to get your tickets early to avoid being disappointed. Tickets $10.

Sept. 17 & 18

Piano concerts

Arne Sahlen, piano: Romantic, Ragtime, and Romantic Ragtime!  Also music of World Wars I and II.  Saturday Sept 17, 7 pm at Kimberley United Church; Sunday Sept 18, 7 pm at Cranbrook United Church (during EKMTA music sales.).  A rich variety of music with Sahlen’s lively commentary; also news of plans developing and help requested for PianoFocus music summer school next August.

Sunday, Sept 18

What to see in HBV

At 9 a.m. with Struan Robertson (250-427-5048). Meet at Matthew Creek Road turnoff (6.8 km) on St Mary’s Rd, then a 4-km hike around this Interpretive Forest adjacent to our Nature Park. Seed-pods, leaves are turning, & friendly fungus are showing. Count the stems in our aspen grove.

Wed. Sept. 21

GoGo Grannies’ Travelogue

Travelogue with Gerry Warner: Little Bighorn, Yellowstone Park & Custer’s Last Stand. Tour Idaho, Montana and Wyoming — a road trip you might want to take yourself! Enjoy photos of rainforests, deserts, snowy mountain passes and the wide rolling prairie. Join us in the Lecture Theatre at the College of the Rockies, 7 p.m. Admission by donation to the Cranbrook GoGo Grannys in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Saturday, Sept. 24

God is a Scottish

Drag Queen

Key City Theatre

Based on the character created by three-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Mike Delamont and Jacob Richmond for the hit cult cabaret Atomic Vaudeville, God is a Scottish Drag Queen has gone on to become an international sensation.

Un-be-leafable Art


At the Gallery: 1013 Baker St. Sept 27   7pm-9pm. Sept 29   7pm-9pm Please call CDAC office for more info: 250-426-4223 or Email:

Sat. September 24

Live from            Studio 64

Andrea Petrity Trio

Andrea on piano with bassist Stephano Valdo and drummer Robin Tufts are sure to be a wonderful start to the Fall Jazz and Blues series.

Wed. Sept. 28


Key City Theatre

Tri-Continental is a collaboration that fuses the talents of three wonderful guitar-players, singers and songwriters from Toronto, Canada: Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim. There are no musical boundaries present in this one-of-a-kind blues/folk/world music mélange. Tri-Continental presents a truly unique – and critically acclaimed – sound that is a great success in terms of soulfulness and presence, intensity and atmosphere. All three players have been nominated for Canada’s Juno award for their previous work.

Wed. Sept. 28

to Sun. Oct 2

Library Book Sale

The Book Sale of the Cranbrook Public Library Friends and the Sunrise Rotary will be held in the Ktunaxa Gym. Wednesday is for Friends’ members and a membership can be purchased at the door for $10. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, noon to 5 pm. Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. Sunday (Bag Sale) 9:30 am – 11:30 pm. Fill your Friends/Library bag for $5, or pay $10, receive a bag and fill it up (on Sunday only). Only these bags can be used.

Donations of books (except encyclopedias), DVDs, CDs, and videos would be greatly appreciated. Please bring to the circulation desk in the Library.

Friday, Sept. 30

Golf Ball Drop

The Cranbrook Hub for Refugees is sponsoring a fundraiser called the Golf Ball Drop, that takes place on September 30 at 4 p.m. At Mission Hills Golf Course. We are looking to sponsor a second refugee family. Numbered golf balls will be dropped by helicopter on a target at Mission Hills Golf Course. The numbered ball closest to the target will win $1,000. The tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at Mission Hills, or from a Cranbrook Hub For Refugees volunteer.

Sat. Oct. 1

Harvest Tea

Harvest Tea Oct 1 at Centennial Center from 1 to 4pm cost $2.00/person. There will be live music. For sale : baking, canning, preserves, garden produce, and a craft table. Also a silent auction on several baskets full of goodies. A door prize will be given out. In addition, a chili lunch will be offered for $5.00. Everyone is welcome to enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Sat. October 1

Kimberley First Saturday

Celebrate Oktoberfest

Free workshops and demo’s

‘Drop by and Try’ workshop with Tony Austin of Dragons Rest Forge and Working Studio.    In the Platzl from 12:30 until 3:30 pm for those 14 and older. To join Tony making a metal flower please pre register  at Centre 64  (250-427-4919) limited numbers. Try your hand at Gold Panning from 12 -3:30 pm in the Platzl.   Geologist Jason Jacobs- E K Chamber of Mines President   will be on hand to give some tips on placer mining!

Thurs. October 6


Key City Theatre

7 p.m. Welcome to our 20th season for the Rockies Film Series and Festival! It is going to be a great year for a variety of reasons! One important reason is we are returning the film series and the festival to the Key City Theatre for the 2016-2017 year. It is also the 25th Anniversary for the Key City Theatre so there is no better time to collaborate on this event! Our First Film is Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortenson, is a story about a father raising his six children in what many would consider an alternative lifestyle. When tragedy strikes, Viggo’s character is forced to bring the children to civilization which forces him to challenge his own beliefs. Sponsored by East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Save the Date…..Tickets will be sold at the Key City Theatre and will be on sale soon!

Sunday, Oct. 9

Chasing the Colours

10 a.m. Dennis Bathory (403-651-5061). Meet at the Nordic Trails parking lot for a 3.5 – 4 hour easy-moderate hike to Dipper Lake and the Viewpoint & Shannon Trail. Bring a snack & water.

Ballets Jazz de Montreal

Wednesday, Oct. 12

An internationally renowned repertory company, BJM has continued to grow with all the energy and spirit of exploration for which it has been known since its birth in 1972. While preserving the essence of the company, BJM works today with some of the most prestigious figures in the world of dance and ballet. 7:30 p.m., Key City Theatre

Sat. October 15


Saturday October 15, Centennial Hall.  Enjoy exciting new menu including ribs with your choice of three succulent sauces. Cocktails 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, dancing 7:30 pm to Ray’s DJ music with your favourite music.  Extra fun with 50/50 draw, Heads and Tails. Tickets are only $45 per person, 19 years and older, available from Rotarians or phone Bev at 250-427-5068.


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