Brian van Wensem

Centre Point: It’s March madness at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre

Famous comedians, sinister storylines, happy-go-lucky show tunes, poetry, photography and reggae are just some of the events in town.

Celebrated guitarist Jesse Cook is back at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre this month. He brings his Blue Guitar Tour to the centre Feb. 24

Centre Point: A month for Canadian talent

The next few weeks at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre offer a feast of events to choose from.

Celebrated guitarist Jesse Cook is back at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre this month. He brings his Blue Guitar Tour to the centre Feb. 24
Saniya Abilmajineva returns to Vernon as Juliet in Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo & Juliet Feb. 4.  Abilmajineva delighted audiences in the principal role of the Swan Queen in Ballet Jörgen’s 2013 tour of Swan Lake.

Centre Point: The shortest month of the year is the busiest

In addition to the Olympics and Vernon Winter Carnival, there is music, ballet, comedy and musical theatre packed into February.

Saniya Abilmajineva returns to Vernon as Juliet in Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo & Juliet Feb. 4.  Abilmajineva delighted audiences in the principal role of the Swan Queen in Ballet Jörgen’s 2013 tour of Swan Lake.

Centre Point: Avoid the snow by checking out a show

Here’s hoping that events at the soft-seated, climate-controlled venues we enjoy them in can get us through the rest of this winter.

CENTRE POINT: Singing in the holly, jolly season

Returning local favourites, tribute acts, and stand-up comedy are some of the pre- Christmas performances in the North Okanagan.

Centre Point: Local artists draw in the visitors

These next few weeks are your perfect opportunity to indulge in shows and events; all of which have a distinctly Okanagan flavour.

Centre Point: A full calendar for shows

Comedy, music, glowing puppets, outdoor adventure films and more, there’s something for everyone coming to a stage near you.

Centre Point: More treat than trick

Fantastic performances are everywhere you look in this busy time of year.

Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James is bringing his Up Close and Personal acoustic tour

Centre Point: It’s the season for shows

This season is all about variety and adding a little something extra to your daily life.

Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James is bringing his Up Close and Personal acoustic tour
A performer with Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats shows his balancing skills. The troupe is coming to Vernon to celebrate the Performing Arts Centre 12th birthday Friday.

CENTRE POINT: Fall into these shows

Get out to see the latest and greatest stunning dance performances, chamber and symphony music, rock concerts, comedy, and more.

A performer with Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats shows his balancing skills. The troupe is coming to Vernon to celebrate the Performing Arts Centre 12th birthday Friday.
Eric Pells

CENTRE POINT: Hear what’s new at the centre

Major sound system upgrade at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre comes just in time for the exciting fall season.

Eric Pells

CENTRE POINT: Events run the gamut this summer

School's out in the North Okanagan this week. Let the fun begin.

Caravan Farm Theatre presents alt. country gal Carolyn Mark live  at the farm’s open-sided timber framed venue

CENTRE POINT: Time for some guitar pickin’

June sees Carolyn Mark play Caravan Farm Theatre and dance recitals at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.

Caravan Farm Theatre presents alt. country gal Carolyn Mark live  at the farm’s open-sided timber framed venue

Centre Point: Enjoy culture at home

Events in the coming weeks provide an abundance of culture – all of which can be enjoyed without the fuss of packing a suitcase.

Legendary B.C. band Chilliwack is returning to play all their hits at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 24.

CENTRE POINT: Tune in to exciting concerts

Vernon and area has an exciting lineup of music over the next few weeks, including classic rock band Chilliwack.

Legendary B.C. band Chilliwack is returning to play all their hits at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 24.
Steve Friesen as Edna Turnblad and Lisa Stewart as Tracy Turnblad can't stop the beat as they get ready for Lights of Broadway's upcoming presentation of Hairspray at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 10 and 11.

Centre Point: Shows flower for May

With May just around the bend, Vernon and district is in the middle of a very exciting and busy performance season.

Steve Friesen as Edna Turnblad and Lisa Stewart as Tracy Turnblad can't stop the beat as they get ready for Lights of Broadway's upcoming presentation of Hairspray at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 10 and 11.
Pianist Minsoo Sohn joins the Okanagan Symphony in playing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 in C Minor at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Thursday.

Centre Point: Skip spring cleaning and catch a show

Vernon events to choose from include classical music, family fun, or a live-on-stage comic book that tickles your taste buds.

Pianist Minsoo Sohn joins the Okanagan Symphony in playing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 in C Minor at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Thursday.

Centre Point: Have a look inside

Take a moment to look inside ourselves, and one another, through the arts.

Nicolas Lebelle

Centre Point: March into spring with a show

No matter your degree of spring fever, it’s a great time to take advantage of Vernon’s beautiful Performing Arts Centre.

Nicolas Lebelle
Brendan McLeod hosts the Travellin’ Slam Poetry show coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 15.

Centre Point: February has every show out of the snow from Tovey to slam poetry

Old Man Winter will stick around a while yet, but we’ve got Vernon Winter Carnival and all sorts of other events to see us through.

Brendan McLeod hosts the Travellin’ Slam Poetry show coming to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 15.