Know It All April 9

Your guide to arts and entertainment in Kimberley/Cranbrook

This month at the Cranbrook Library, in honour of Easter, the display case is presenting a stunning egg collection owned by Kathy Simon.

Dance With Me Cranbrook

Dance Classes

For you ladies who don’t have a partner, but would like to learn all the basic steps, spins and turns in most dance genres. Come and check out our Dance Style Fitness Classes. These are, or can be, high energy exercises incorporating and improving balance and movement in as many as 12 different dance styles. These classes are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday daytime, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The price is $10 per person drop in.  If you are looking for something a bit less energetic, but still a lot of fun, come and check out our line dancing class, Wednesday Daytime 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Salsa classes for ages 4 to adult resumed on Friday April 4th after Spring break. If you are interested in having these classes continue in the future, we will need a larger turn out (at Least 4 people per class.

CDAC Presents: The Art Group 75 Exhibition

Upcoming in April, the Cranbrook and District Arts Council will be happy to present the Art Group 75 Exhibition. This show features work from a local seniors painting group and includes beautiful landscapes and still life pieces. The artwork will decorate the Gallery walls from Tuesday April 1st to Friday May 2nd. For more information contact Marisa Phillips – CDAC Administrator at: 250-426-4223 or email:

April 9 to 12,             16 to 19

CCT “The Foreigner”

The Cranbrook Community Theatre presents the hit comedy, “The Foreigner” April 9 – 12 and 16 – 19 at 7:30 pm at The Stage Door, 11 – 11thAvenue South.  Tickets are available at Lotus Books for $15 or $13 for CCT members.  Please note – a stair lift is available for those with mobility concerns.  If you require the stair lift, please call the theatre at (250) 426-2490 and leave a message as to what night you will be attending and an attendant will be available to assist you.  Please be sure to arrive at the theatre by 7:00pm to ensure you are seated prior to curtain time.

Fri. April 11, Sat. April 19

Easter Eggs

Join Elke Heimann from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marysville Artisans free workshop  on how to create a Ukrainian Easter egg. On Saturday, April 19th all day, create a Ukrainian Easter egg. Enter to win an Easter basket door prize.

Sat. April 12

A Celebration of Excellence

The Symphony of the Kootenays 2013-14 season reaches a climactic finish April 12 and 13 at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook with A Celebration of Excellence!. Mt. Baker Secondary School Music Director, Evan Beuckert, takes the baton and conducts the Symphony as well as Mt Baker’s Concert and Jazz Bands. Pieces include William Tell Overture, Harry Potter Suite and Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo a la Turk. SOTK Music and Artistic Director, Jeff Faragher performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Show time 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Key City Theatre Box Office. Adults $29.50, Youth under 16: $21.00

The Symphony of the Kootenays’ popular free open rehearsal returns Sat. April 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Key City Theatre. A great chance for families to take in how the symphony brings it all together for the big show!

Sat. April 12

At the Marysville

9 p.m. start for Saturday night dance at the Marysville Pub featuring Alex Buterman and his band.

Sat. April 12

Choir Festival

The International Choral Festival will be held in Cranbrook at the Alliance Church on Saturday, April 12. He festival weekend will kick off on Friday, April 11 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a welcoming reception at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. The public is invited to the reception, which will feature wine tasting from Wynnwood Cellars, beer tasting from Fisher Peak Brewing Company, and tours of the rail cars. The festival will feature two performances on Saturday, April 12 at the Cranbrook Alliance Church, a matinee at 2:30 p.m. And an evening performance at 7 p.m. About 650 tickets will be available for each performance, on sale at Lotus Books in Cranbrook and the Kimberley Visitor Centre for $20.

Sun. April 13

Lorne Elliott

Everyone should be heading madly off in the direction of Kimberley on April 13 to catch Lorne Elliott at Centre 64. Best known for his years on CBC Radio’s Madly Off in All Directions, Elliott is a terrific stand-up comic. Tickets are $25 in advance, $27 at the door Call 250-427-4919.

Mon. April 14


Friends of the Cranbrook Library are presenting a Travelogue with Gary Clohan on Monday April 14th at 7 p.m. at College of the Rockies Lecture Theatre. Admission is by donation. Gary will  take you  along on his 2013 trip which included  Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Korea, and Japan.  From Stockholm to Tokyo  by train or boat.

Wed. April 16, 2014

Ashley MacIsaac

A renowned fiddle player, piano player and step dancer, Ashley MacIsaac, is one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time. Ashley MacIsaac will be playing at the Key City Theatre on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30. Tickets are $35 / $30 for members and are on sale now at the Key City Box office or call 250 426 7006 to order by phone.

Thurs. April 17

Band Concert

Start the Easter holiday with the sounds of the Kimberley Community Band. Along with their special guests, the Selkirk High School Band, they will be performing at the McKim Theatre in Kimberley on Thursday, April 17th at 7:30 pm.  Admission is by donation with the proceeds going towards the Music Scholarship fund.

Tues. April 22

Have Camera Will Travel

Join Jim Webster & Ian McKinlay – travelogue “Wet & Dry” – Hiking Across Scotland at Centre 64 on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.  Proceeds to Kimberley Arts Council & Expansion Project.

Sat. April 26

Garage Sale

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library will be holding a garage sale on Saturday, April 26 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Donations for the sale will be gratefully accepted on Friday, April 25 from 9 am to 8 pm.  All proceeds from the sale go to support library programs and services.

Sat. April 26

Beginners Henna Workshop

On Saturday April 26th, CDAC will be putting on a Beginners Henna Workshop by local Artist Raylene. Price for this workshop is: $35/person (all supplies included). To register for this workshop, please phone 426-4223 and talk to Marisa or email: The Beginners Henna Workshop will be held at the CDAC Gallery, located at: Room #104, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook.

Sat. April 26

Locals Coffee House at Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook.

Tickets:  Advance Tickets ($8.00) available at Lotus Books (across from City Hall) in Cranbrook.  Tickets will also be available at the door if the show is not sold out. Line-Up: Daze of Grace,  Erin & Ferdy, Doug Mitchell, Josh Norgard, Tom Bungay, Robin Sudo & Jim Cameron The Good Ol’ Goats

Sat. April 26

Home Grown

The final coffee house of the season, will be held at Centre 64, 8 pm sharp, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Snow Drift Cafe $7 or at Centre 64. Line up to date; Stacy Decosse, Fraser Armstrong, Stuart Campbell, Ray Gareau, and Barry Garland is MC

Sat. April 26

Social Dance

Dance to  ‘The Pacemakers’  April 26 at the Cranbrook Seniors Hall at 7 p.m., following the afternoon ‘Jam Session’  &  Ice-cream Social,   at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to come out to both events.  Info:  Flo  250.489.2720.

Wed. April 30

Tribune at the Byng

The band Tribune is on their Canada Slays Tour in promotion of their latest album ‘Tales’, a concept album inspired entirely by literature and features a wide array of influences, from Homer to Mary Shelley to H.P. Lovecraft, to more extreme music influences such as Carcass, Death and At The Gates.

Saturday, May 17

Cranbrook Pride dance

10:00 PM at Dewey’s Pub. Cranbrook Pride seeks to celebrate strength through diversity by staging a day of fun and excitement, including family-oriented activities in the afternoon, and a dance, with live entertainment, at Dewey’s, on the 17th of May. If you’re a performer and want to help, contact Megan Madison at the_ mOrr 1 for more information.

Sat. May 24

Dance With Me Cranbrook

Dance With Me Cranbrook will be hosting a dinner dance at the Royal Alexandra Hall in the Railway Museum on Saturday May 24th This will be a wind up for our spring session. Catering by Heidi of the Heidout. Tickets will be available after April 15th and will be limited to 60 people. Let us know early if you would like to reserve a ticket and mark it on your calender.