Still lots to do at Kimberley Kaleidoscope

Spoken word, magic and music on the schedule for the rest of the week

Kaleidoscope Festival is rolling along in Kimberley, and if you are looking for something to do, there are still lots of interesting events planned for the remainder of the week.

Tonight at Centre 64 is Prose, Poetry and Provolone, a celebration of the spoken word, with an Italian flavour.

The featured artist is Harp Pixie. Dawna McLennan (aka Harp Pixie) is a Canadian emerging singer-songwriter, harper, and Spoken Word poet, who released her debut EP titled Silence Becomes Song, in September 2013.

The event will also feature local wordsmiths, and Italian wine and appetizers.

Thursday features Festival Foolin’ at Centre 64 with conjuror Clinton W. Gray. With signature illusions like the Magic Telephone Hotline, the Cowboy Card Trick, and Regurgitated Balloon Poodle, it’s no wonder people say Clinton’s show is unlike any they’ve ever seen. With his charismatic and fun personality, he doesn’t merely fool audiences – he entertains them. This is a family friendly show. Bring the kids. 7 p.m. in the theatre.

Friday evening features the gala reception for the Arts on the Edge juried art exhibit. Featuring Sharla Smith on the grand piano, the reception runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This exhibit is an opportunity to view some outstanding work from local artists.

On Saturday, the Kimberley Arts council has made an effort to appeal to kids and youth with two separate events, plus an evening concert for all ages.

There will be a children’s festival in the Platzl from 10 a.m. to noon with popular entertainer Matt Duffus. Bring the kids for crafts, facepainting and fun.

In the afternoon, youth are invited to the Centre 64 outdoor concert stage at 2 p.m. for a Shane Philip concert. Philip has played Kimberley many times and creates incredible sounds with guitar, drum and didgeridoo.

Prior to the concert at 12:30 there will be a Djembi drum workshop with John Siega.

Kaleidoscope winds up Saturday evening with another outdoor concert with Vancouver’s blues funk band, Brickhouse. Food and bar service begins at 6 p.m.

This is a free concert though donations are gratefully accepted.