Remi Bolduc brings a Dave Brubek tribute to Cranbrook on May 18.

Plenty to entertain you; rain or shine

Kimberley Cranbrook entertainment listings

Cranbrook Arts Update

The work of Art Group 75 is on exhibit until the end of the month. This work is an eclectic collection of paintings by a group of Cranbrook citizens who meet regularly to share their love of the visual arts.

Cranbrook Arts is pleased to add another felting Workshop to our May programming. Tuesday May 23rd 10:00 am to 3:00pm, Manual Training Centre, Cranbrook Public Library. Come and make a beautiful custom felted wool hat with Barb Guillen. The bird houses were a lot of fun last month.

Children’s workshops ‘Creating with Colleen’ Friday June 2nd 12:30 – 3:30pm. $30.

May 27th and 28th Our popular instructor, John de Jong is back for small group acrylic instruction. Topic ‘Spring Flowers’ $150 for members, $170 non-members

AND if would like to drop by the gallery and paint a 4’ x 4” canvas with a monochromatic picture of something that reflects your heritage, please do. Everything is set up for you with instructions. Over 500 of these canvases are being created throughout Cranbrook through the month of May. The collective mural will be assembled partly before and during Sam Steele Days in Balment Park. This is a Canada 150 Project sponsored by Heritage Canada and the Sam Steele Society.

Kids Creating with Colleen – Pro-D Days Activities June 2nd 12:30-3:30 at the Gallery ($30 per day)



Key City Theatre

Thursday May 18 at 7:30 pm

In 1950-60, very few American jazz artists have had as much influence and were as popular as Dave Brubeck. The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble with special guest pianist François Bourassa are proud to present a brand new production, Tribute to Dave Brubeck, performing the music of Brubeck’s celebrated band, also recognized thanks to the excellent saxophonist Paul Desmond. Take Five, Blue Rondo a la Turk and several other compositions from the album Time Out are on the program. A night to remember!

Tickets $35 | $29 Members | $15 Youth

Buy Online at or phone 250-426-7006

Friday, May 19

Centre 64

La Cafamore

The trio performs Schubert’s piano trio in E♭+ and Haydn’s piano trio in C+. 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12, under 12 free.

Friday May 19th

2017 Kimberley Artists Gathering.

An emerging music fest, this event features a host of talented local and visiting musicians playing at the Green Door and at Centre 64 on May 20th at —pm. Tonight features 6 artists/duos, a 4 piece Funk band and includes Trol favourites Colorful Language, singing their faces off for the GD audience. Tickets at

Saturday May 20th KAG continues with Songwriters in the Round workshops featuring 4 KAG artist/songwriters performing and sharing stories and insights at GD from 330 to 530 pm. By Donation. Note KAG artists perform at Centre 64 tonight at 7pm. Tickets at

May 20-22

Sullivan Mining Railway

Opening weekend is Victoria Day long weekend. The railway will continue to be open weekends until regular daily operations begin. Railway is open until Labour Day, September 4. Mining tours at 11, 1 and 3 p.m. Express Train Tours run Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays at 10 a.m.

Sun. May 21 Kimberley Nature Park Sunday, “Photography Hike”

with Janice Strong (250-489-1622)

10 a.m. Join “Mountain Footsteps” author and photographer Janice Strong for the easy 4 km Sunflower Hill loop. Meet at the Riverside Campground entrance at 10 a.m. Bring water and a camera.

Mon. May 22

Piano concerts

Award-winning EK pianists, both 15, will play on Monday, May 22 – 2:00pm at Kimberley’s Centre 64, then 7:00 pm at Cranbrook United Church (by Safeway.) ALEC HAMMOND was a winner in each of the past three BC Provincial Festivals; this year he will represent Cranbrook-based East Kootenay Festival as Intermediate Piano entrant at the “Provincials”, May 29-30 in Kamloops. EMMA PENNER attended the Provincials last year as both a violin entrant and a piano observer. This year she will be the Intermediate Piano entrant representing Creston Valley Festival. Hear Mozart, Brahms and more; adm by donation. Details: or 250-427-2159, cell/text 250-540-4242

Fabricated: Works of the North Star Quilters Society

May 22 – June 4, 2017

Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 1 PM – 5 PM; Sat-Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: By Donation. In the Gallery Art Centre 64. 64 Deer Park Avenue, Kimberley.

Tues. May 23

Felt workshop

Cranbrook Arts is pleased to add another felting Workshop to their May programming. Tuesday May 23rd 10:00 am to 3:00pm, Manual Training Centre, Cranbrook Public Library. Come and make a beautiful custom felted wool hat with Barb Guillen. The bird houses were a lot of fun last month.

Thurs. May 25 Spring Fling

The Liela Cooper and Hali Duncan School of Highland Dance present their year end Spring Fligh at McKim Theatre. Show starts 7 p.m. Special guest performance by the Kimberley Pipe Band. Tickets $8, available at the door only. Refreshments serviced compliments of the Kimberley Cranbrook Highland Dance Association.

Thursday, May 25 Nature Park Hike “Coral Root Hunt”

With Struan Robertson (250-427-5048)

6 p.m.Meet at the Matthew Creek turn-off (6.8 km) on St. Mary’s Lake Rd, at 6 pm. Drive up to Horse Barn Valley for a 1.5 hr walk along Coral Route to “flag” Coral Root flower stalks for others to see. Some years the Coral Root flowers are abundant. Mosquitoes are most likely also in abundance!

Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28

Acrylics Workshop

Join artist, John DeJong at the Cranbrook Art Gallery for an Acrylics workshop. Cost is $150 and includes supplies.

Sat. May 27

Give us a Lift““Give us a Lift” Garage Sale

May 27 | 9am-1pm. Donations accepted. Drop off starting Tuesday, May 22 | Please contact us at 250-427-4919 before drop off goods. used | no clothing | clean | functioning

Sat. June 3

Spring Fashion Show and Decadent Dessert Tea

2 p.m. Cranbrook United Church, 2-12th Ave S. Tickets on sale May 17; United Church office, Pages Book Emporium, Cellar Thrift Store. We’d love to have you join us.

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