Tis the season for concerts and song

Kimberley/Cranbrook December entertainment listings

Alison Girvan is performing this weekend with the Symphony of the Kootenays

Alison Girvan is performing this weekend with the Symphony of the Kootenays

In the Gallery

Centre 64 Nov. 22 – Dec. 24

Christmas Gift Show

This Invitational Christmas Gift Show features unique and original artworks by many local and regional artists  and artisans.

The annual Christmas Gift Show in the Gallery at Centre 64, this year featuring the work of 16 invited artists and artisans, opened November 22.

A children’s Christmas market will be set up in the adjoining Studio 64 during the reception where small gift items suitable for children to buy as presents will be featured.

Proceeds from this market will go towards the “Give Us  A Lift” Campaign.



Affordable Art

Key City Theatre Gallery

November 24 to December 22

Find that perfect gift for yourself or a loved one at our popular annual Affordable Art Sale.

All works are originals by well known regional Kootenay artists – many of whom participated in our recent Invitational Artist’s Showcase.

Shop early for best selection.  Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm and during performances.



Cranbrook Arts Council Nov and Dec show

In the Spirit of Giving

Cranbrook Arts invite you to celebrate the season with local art. The gallery at 1013 Baker St is extremely proud to be displaying work from many of our local artists, more than ever before in fact.  Not only is the gallery well stocked with paintings and photography but felted wool, wood products, jewelry and pottery also adorn the shelves. Featured artists for the months of November and December are Sharon and Joseph Cross. The Gallery will be open ‘til 8:30pm on the evening of November 25th to help celebrate the Santa Claus Parade and Light Up and for the next few Fridays and Saturdays only, you may be lucky in finding a bargain-priced piece of Twice Loved Art in our Weekend Kitchen Sale.



Nov 25 – Dec 2

Christmas Village

The First annual Christmas Village at the Baker Street Mall. More than 30 gingerbread and teddy bear displays. All are up for bid with proceeds going to the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club.



Thursday, Dec. 1

Rockies Film Series

Rockies Film Series for December is The Dressmaker  Sponsored by Spring Honda. 7 p.m. at the Key City Theatre, tickets available at the Key City Theatre Box Office or Online at keycitytheatre.com or Call 250-426-7006 or at the Door. Starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving.  This wickedly comic drama stars Kate Winslet as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her.

Fri. December 2

Mama Mia

Centre 64

Watch the movie and sing along. Tickets $10 each. Tickets at Centre 64.

Dec. 3, 4

Symphonic Christmas

The Symphony of the Kootenays is offering two performances of its second concert of the 2016/17 season — “Stealing Back the Holidays” — set for Saturday, Dec. 3 (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday, Dec. 4 (3 p.m.), both at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook.  The program includes:  Winter from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (featuring SOTK Associate Concertmaster Jeremy vanDieman); Christmas favourites featuring Nelson singer Allison Girvan; and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague, featuring Michael Jones and choir



Sunday, Dec. 4

Carol Sing

Want a chance to sing your favorite Christmas carols? Join the Kimberley Community Choir  and enjoy a concert of well-loved songs of the season and a ‘Carol Sing-a-Long.’ 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4th at Kimberley United Church, 10 Boundary St. Admission by donation.



Tuesday, Dec. 6

Community Thanks

Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group

Thank You to Kimberley & Community. Drop in and join us … Tuesday, December 6, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Elks Hall, 240 Howard Street, Kimberley. Family entertainment, refreshments and snacks will be served. Any questions? Contact Lee Scott (778-481-5282)



Thursday, Dec. 8

Christmas               concert

The Kimberley Community Band is proud to present its annual Christmas Pops Concert on Thursday December 8 at the Anglican Church Hall.  The show starts at 7:30pm. Come an enjoy a variety of toe tapping favourites. Admission by donation.



Friday, Dec. 9

Christmas Concert

The  Cranbrook Community Orchestra and Cranbrook Concert Band present a Merry Christmas Concert. Cranbrook Alliance Church, 7:30 p.m. Admission $5, children under 16 free.



Dec. 10 and 11

Sun Valley Song presents “Songs for the Season”

Saturday December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday December 11 at 2:30 p.m. Sun Valley Song joyously presents “Songs of the Season” as part of your Christmas Season.  Enjoy traditional Sacred and Secular selections intermingled with some not as traditional pieces as the choir  performs a full concert of choral music. The concerts take place at Knox Presbyterian Church (corner of Victoria Avenue and 3rd Street South).  Tickets are $10 (adults) & $5 (12 & under).Available at Lotus Books, from choir members or at the door.

Sat. Dec. 17

CD release party

Centre 64

Join Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden for their Shufflin’ the Blues CD Release Show. 7:30 pm. $15 at the door.

Sat. January 7

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 pm in Key City Theatre. Tickets $27



Lucas Myers – CAMPGROUND

Saturday January 14 at 7:30 pm

Key City Theatre

It may be winter but the Kootenay’s obsession with camping goes all year long! A young man goes missing from a provincial campground while on a personal journey to discover himself. Four people are suspects, despite lack of evidence aside from Facebook posts and the video from the young man’s cell phone, the overzealous detective is undeterred. Was there foul play? More importantly, did someone remember to bring the toilet paper (and the potato salad)? Lucas Myers brings his trademark brand of observational humor and brilliant character work to this examination of the world within a world that can only be found in the CAMPGROUND.

Tickets: $25 | $19 for Members.  Buy online at www.keycitytheatre.com or by phone at 250-426-7006




Sunday January 15 at 3:00 pm

Key City Theatre

Lucas Myers’ latest creation Captain Future travels back in time to try to save reading from being wiped out by the evil Dr. SamGoogApplesoftsung, who has taken over the world with his devious mixture of highly addictive social networking video game apps!

Using song, puppets, a time machine and a William Shakespeare rap song, it’s up to Myers’ intrepid hero to save the day.

Tickets $10.  Buy online at keycitytheatre.com or by phone 250-426-7006



Joelle Rabu In Concert


Key City Theatre

JOELLE RABU IN CONCERT promises an intimate evening of musicality and theatricality. The concert features songs performed in English, French and Spanish and present a special tribute to a cornucopia of torch song era greats in addition to some moments spiced with laughter. Piaf fans won’t be disappointed!

As one critic summed it up so well: “Rabu is Edith Piaf, Bette Midler and Carole Burnett all rolled into one extraordinary performer.

Tickets $35 | $29 Members | $15 Youth.   Buy online at keycitytheatre.com or by phone 250-426-7006



Live at Studio 64 Spring Concert series



Saturday, February 11:

Don Alder (Acoustic Guitarist) www.donalder.com

Saturday, March 18:

Silver Screen Scoundrels (Music, Laughs & Silent Film) Find them on Facebook

Wednesday, April 5:

Sultans of String ( Celtic Reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-Jazz, Arabic, Cuban & South Asian Rhythms)