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Don’t miss out on these great events in the incredibly busy arts scene in the North Okanagan.

It’s that bone-chilling time of year again where monsters and ghosts usher us through what’s left of October and leave us with the colder temperatures of November. Don’t miss out on these great events in our incredibly busy arts scene:

An outrageous mash-up of stereotypes from sci-fi movies, comic books and rock ‘n roll from every vintage, Big Apple Productions’ rendition of The Rocky Horror Show is on stage in Armstrong. It began as an experimental production at London’s Royal Court Theatre in June of 1973, and went on to become a massive underground hit and international pop culture phenomenon.

Choose from five performances of this cult classic musical at the IPE Fairgrounds from Oct. 28 to 31. Call Ticket Seller box office at 250-549-7469 or visit www.ticketseller.ca for a complete list of show times and to book your tickets.

Caravan Farm Theatre’s Walk of Terror is back on Friday, Oct. 30 to terrify the hearts and minds of those who dare to enter. This year’s not-so-peaceful walk in the woods will bring you within range of many mysteries and oddities including the Leshy – a sinister shape shifting guardian of the forest.

The walk starts anytime between 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a concert by Jeff Gladstone & the Bad Ideas at 8 p.m. Call the Ticket Seller for your tickets.

On Oct. 30, treat yourself to a night out at the opera at Paul Moore’s Nuit Musicale. Fashioned after many of the great opera houses, the evening includes musical favourites, dance and special video effects. Tenor Moore will be joined on stage by guest soloists and the Kokanee Singers.

Fancy and formal dress is encouraged and you can take advantage of the red carpet photo booth to mark the occasion. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and you can purchase tickets at the Ticket Seller.

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association is back at the centre Sunday, Nov. 1 to present an evening of rollicking of gypsy -jazz rhythms featuring Christine Tassan et les Imposteures. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available through the box office.

And direct from Las Vegas comes a tribute act dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee-Gees and Motown. Four by Four’s performance Nov. 2 will feature more than 50 legendary songs from the great icons of pop music.

This tribute extravaganza starts at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Centre and tickets are on sale at the Ticket Seller.

And on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Performing Arts Centre Society’s Morning Melodies series continues with volinist Peter Krysa for an intimate morning of classical music.

Krysa has performed many solo and chamber music recitals in Canada, the U.S., Europe and China. He will be accompanied by Vancouver pianist and series host Sarah Hagen. Doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee, refreshments and a chance to chat with the musicians before the 10:30 a.m. start of the performance. Get your tickets at the box office.

And on Saturday, Nov. 7, the Legends of Rock’n’Roll presents the Class of ’59.

In this tribute show dedicated to the early years of rock ’n’ roll, you’ll hear your favourite oldies from the likes of Buddy Holly, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee, Bill Haley and more. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Centre and you can call the box office at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets.

Brian van Wensem is the audience development coordinator at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

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