Entertainment

Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre has put out a casting call for its winter show, Self Help, a comedy written by Norm Foster and directed by Adele Kuyek. (File photo)

Vernon theatre seeks cast help for winter show

Casting call for Self Help will take place Dec. 28 and 29 at the Powerhouse Theatre

Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre has put out a casting call for its winter show, Self Help, a comedy written by Norm Foster and directed by Adele Kuyek. (File photo)
Will and Grace star Eric McCormack wearing a Penticton Bike Barn bib while playing Hank in the Penticton-made movie Drinkwater which debuts this month. (Film grab)

Penticton-made movie hits the big screen

Drinkwater, (formally Change of Pace starring Eric McCormack) filmed in summer 2020

Will and Grace star Eric McCormack wearing a Penticton Bike Barn bib while playing Hank in the Penticton-made movie Drinkwater which debuts this month. (Film grab)
Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra adds humour to holiday shows

Holly Jolly Gelato in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton

Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)
Still from ‘This As Not a Ceremony’ (National Film Board of Canada)

Westbank First Nation-based filmmaker showcased at Sundance Film Festival

Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon) captivates audiences with a 360 degree Virtual Reality experience

Still from ‘This As Not a Ceremony’ (National Film Board of Canada)
Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)

Okanagan Fest of Ale takes it outside for 2022

After two years of cancellations, the Fest of Ale will go ahead May 14, 2022

Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
FILE - Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce nominations to the 79th Golden Globes, early Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes announce nominations to a skeptical Hollywood

Nominees for best drama, went to “Dune,” “The Power of the Dog,” “CODA,” “King Richard” and “Belfast”

FILE - Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce nominations to the 79th Golden Globes, early Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)

Award-winning Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith coming to South Okanagan

The two stars will be performing in Penticton in April and June 2022

Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)
Vernon actor Harrison Co is featured in the Hallmark Christmas movie Fixing Up Christmas, which airs on CityTV at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (IMDB photo)

Vernon actor shines in Hallmark Christmas movie shot in Kelowna, airing tonight

Harrison Coe is featured in Fixing Up Christmas, a film that was shot in Kelowna earlier this year

Vernon actor Harrison Co is featured in the Hallmark Christmas movie Fixing Up Christmas, which airs on CityTV at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (IMDB photo)
Julie Oakes and Richard Fogarty of Headbones Gallery in Vernon welcome guests to two artist exhibitions which are on until Jan. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Julie Oakes and Richard Fogarty of Headbones Gallery in Vernon welcome guests to two artist exhibitions which are on until Jan. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Nicole Kidman, a cast member in “Being the Ricardos,” poses at the premiere of the film, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Review: Sorkin goes behind the scenes of Lucy and Desi

‘Being the Ricardos’ delivers an earnest, smart picture of a complex woman

Nicole Kidman, a cast member in “Being the Ricardos,” poses at the premiere of the film, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
This image released by Disney+ shows, from left, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, with Yoko Ono, seated right, in a scene from the nearly 8-hour Peter Jackson-produced documentary “Get Back,” airing over three days starting Thanksgiving. (Disney+ via AP)

And in the end: A fan’s notes on Peter Jackson’s Beatles doc

Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary “Get Back” runs for nearly eight hours and…

This image released by Disney+ shows, from left, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, with Yoko Ono, seated right, in a scene from the nearly 8-hour Peter Jackson-produced documentary “Get Back,” airing over three days starting Thanksgiving. (Disney+ via AP)
Kelly MacIntosh (standing) guides horses through a Spallumcheen field during Horse Drawn Okanagan’s Christmas Sleigh Ride event from 2019. The popular rides return in 2021 from Dec. 21-24, and 26-29. (Coralie Nairn photo)

Spallumcheen horses help harness holidays

Harness the Holidays sleigh rides offered by Horse Drawn Okanagan after year off due to COVID

Kelly MacIntosh (standing) guides horses through a Spallumcheen field during Horse Drawn Okanagan’s Christmas Sleigh Ride event from 2019. The popular rides return in 2021 from Dec. 21-24, and 26-29. (Coralie Nairn photo)
The TV series Superman Lois strengthened the B.C. economy to the tune of $95 million, says Motion Picture Association – Canada. (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo)
The TV series Superman Lois strengthened the B.C. economy to the tune of $95 million, says Motion Picture Association – Canada. (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo)
Emmanuel Baptist Church is busy readying for the annual Bethlehem Star, which will be a drive-thru event this year due to COVID-19. 
(Aaron Wilson photo)

Bethlehem Star still shines for Vernon drive-thru

Emmanuel Baptist Church shifting tradition into COVID-friendly event

Emmanuel Baptist Church is busy readying for the annual Bethlehem Star, which will be a drive-thru event this year due to COVID-19. 
(Aaron Wilson photo)
Shooting for the Stars is one of several artworks up for auction in support of the Okanagan Science Centre. (Roxi Hermsen)

Okanagan Science Centre shoots for the stars

Auction to purchase new projector in memory of founders

Shooting for the Stars is one of several artworks up for auction in support of the Okanagan Science Centre. (Roxi Hermsen)
The Snowbirds send their love over Okanagan Lake. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Snowbirds set to fly South Okanagan skies in August 2022

The Snowbirds last visit to Penticton was for Peach Fest 2019

The Snowbirds send their love over Okanagan Lake. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Alice Cooper returns to Okanagan in 2022

Cooper last performed at Penticton’s SOEC in 2016

Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Bif Naked, cancer survior, activist, record company owner and singer, will perform at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre Feb. 17, 2022. (Contributed)
Bif Naked, cancer survior, activist, record company owner and singer, will perform at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre Feb. 17, 2022. (Contributed)
Federal’s Trigger Effect, a hunting show produced by Thunder Boyz Productions and based in Falkland, will air its 10th season in late December 2021. (Submitted photo)

North Okanagan-based hunting show celebrates 10 seasons on air

Season 10 of Federal’s Trigger Effect airs in late December

Federal’s Trigger Effect, a hunting show produced by Thunder Boyz Productions and based in Falkland, will air its 10th season in late December 2021. (Submitted photo)
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill ready to connect with Okanagan audiences

The comedian is set to go on tour after the recent release of his Amazon Prime special

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)