Blissful birthday to me! Sure Oct. 23, a few years in the past, I got here into this world and yearly that I’m alive, my life story turns into deeper and richer and though I’ve stated the phrases “I want I had identified then of what I do know now.”
I can’t remorse a single factor as a result of at present is the results of all my previous tales and fates alive. I’m having just a few girlfriends over to assist me have fun, maybe reminisce and assist me hone the ending touches of my roast speech for tomorrow’s huge night time out celebrating a neighborhood gem, Maxine DeHart.
DeHart is a widely known asset to Kelowna. A metropolis councillor, director of gross sales and advertising and marketing on the Ramada lodge, all of us have seen her vitality for charity work, particularly for the United Manner.
Her annual drive-through breakfast is successful, elevating consciousness and money for the charity.
Properly, now it’s time for the general public to say thanks for all she has completed for us and what higher approach than to make enjoyable of her.
The charity she has supported all these years is popping the tables and discovering amusing at her expense. The general public is invited to look at and luxuriate in a night at this United Manner movie star roast.
The occasion begins at 5:30 p.m. at Willowstone Academy and First Lutheran Church (atrium and theatre), 4091 Lakeshore Rd. My jazz trio shall be available to entertain as company arrive to get pleasure from meals and drinks created by Artistic Delicacies Catering.
Host Rob Balsdon, knowledgeable actor, host and comic, will carry the present and introduce six native personalities and some surprises with DeHart getting the final phrase.
Dessert and low will comply with the present for a ultimate mixer and alternative for pics with DeHart.
Tickets for this value $75-$150 and people proceeds will assist the United Manner help essentially the most weak youngsters and households in our communities.
Go to UnitedWayCelebrityRoast.com to be a part of this night of laughter and love.
Tonight, the Vibrant Vine hosts The Paul McKenna Band for one night time solely as this Glasgow-based group of musicians journey throughout Canada performing their unique folk-based music with lovely storytelling vocals, a driving guitar and bouzouki, intense fiddle enjoying, and a heat pairing of flute and whistles, bodhran and percussion.
Tickets for this present value $25 by means of showpass.com/the-paul-mckenna-band/ or you’ll be able to name the vineyard at 778-478-4153. The venue is in East Kelowna, 3240 Pooley Rd. This present begins at 7 p.m.
For these of you who get pleasure from spooky eventualities, scary occasions and dressing up presently of the yr, you’ll love what’s on the menu tonight and for 5 days till Oct. 27 on the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
New Classic Theatre’s Halloween deal with is titled Dracula — The Bloody Fact. This new comedy present will take audiences on a journey throughout Europe from the darkish and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside city of Whitby, whereas the frantic Van Helsing and his three beginner actors attempt to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical manufacturing of the occasions of Dracula — hoping to determine, as soon as and for all, the bloody reality.
It’s described as Monty Python meets the macabre. Tickets are can be found by means of the Rotary Centre for the Arts field workplace and showtime is at 7 p.m.
The Rocky Horror Present goes sturdy at Kelowna Actors Studio till Nov. three, It’s the story of Dr. Frank N. Furter and what occurred one wet night time in a citadel in Transylvania. Tickets costs fluctuate so go to the field workplace web site at KelownaTickets.ca or name 250-862-2867. This musical takes place at 1379 Ellis Road. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 or, for a extra R-rated model, there are some 11 p.m. exhibits.
Nonetheless within the temper for all that’s scary, Friday is Horrorfest, an occasion that may showcase the twisted minds of the Okanagan’s indie filmmakers.
Now in it’s 11th consecutive yr, this 19-plus-only occasion has the native Okanagan movie scene uniting to furiously shoot and edit their horror and thriller movies for what has grow to be a cult-like occasion within the Okanagan.
HorrorFest can also be a dressing up social gathering, and an adult-themed screening of frightful movies from the Okanagan’s greatest inventive minds.
Prizes are awarded for Greatest Native Movie, Greatest Worldwide Movie, Greatest Performing, Greatest Cinematography, Greatest Story, Greatest Particular FX/Make-up/VFX, Greatest Audio Combine, Greatest New Filmmaker and Greatest Demise Scene.
Tickets are $20 at eventbrite.ca/e/horrorfest-xi-tickets-69964510735 and the occasion is held on the Black Field Theatre, 1375 Water St., starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday on the Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Rd., is the Crimson Gown Gala Kelowna in help of the Coronary heart and Stroke Basis. Final yr, I had the honour of being on the catwalk and understanding the necessity to elevate funds for this worthy trigger.
It’s additionally nice enjoyable to attend with swag luggage and good meals and drinks to get pleasure from earlier than the style present begins. Tickets are $100 reddresskelowna.ca from 7:30 till midnight. Put on purple or a minimum of a touch of it.
Luke Welch, a Toronto-based piano protege, performs a free live performance on Sunday on the Creekside Theatre, 10241 Backside Wooden Lake Rd. at four p.m. Be ready to be amazed on the information, power and sensitivity this proficient younger man has in his fingers.
I’m listening to him on YouTube as I write this and need I had taken my classical piano research slightly extra critically and had a fraction of this younger expertise.
The Legion poppy workplace is desperately searching for assist with this yr’s marketing campaign. If any of you can provide slightly time, irrespective of how small, to assist distribute poppies, please name the workplace at 250-762-2961 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s make sure that everyone seems to be carrying a poppy and you’re supporting our vets for Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.
Anna Jacyszyn is an award-winning jazz singer. For interviews, arts information and Valley occasions checklist to Hearken to Across the Valley with Anna every Saturday at 10.45 a.m. on OkanaganValleyRadio.com E-mail: email@example.com.