Local Entertainment

Group of cowboys on horses out rounding up cattle, 1888. The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is celebrating Vernon Winter Carnival’s Wild West theme with a virtual trip back in time looking at the ranching days. (GVMA #5021)

Museum rounds up Vernon’s wild west past

Vernon Winter Carnival event, Meanwhile…Back at the Ranch, Feb. 9

Vernon-born Justin J. Moore’s music video for Someone Who Loved You Can captures Kelowna’s city vibe. (Justin J. Moore - YouTube)

WATCH: ‘hyper-talented’ team behind Okanagan-centric music video

New Justin J. Moore music video shot in Kelowna, Armstrong with team of 20-somethings

Family Literacy Week is being celebrated in downtown Vernon with the first ever Story-Window Walk Jan. 21-31. (Literacy Society of North Okanagan)

Catch a Yeti in downtown Vernon

Literacy Week celebrated with first ever Story-Window Walk

Deb White, carnival chairwoman, rode in on style Saturday during the parade. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Pandemic postpones parade, heart of Vernon Winter Carnival

Interior Health says no to one of B.C.’s only winter parades

Deb White, carnival chairwoman, rode in on style Saturday during the parade. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Our HOME Town is set to debut Feb. 12, 2021, during the 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival. (Sherpa Group Events Inc. - Contributed)

Curtains rise on virtual theatre experience this Vernon Winter Carnival

Complete with a local star-studded cast, new carnival event is one of a kind

Our HOME Town is set to debut Feb. 12, 2021, during the 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival. (Sherpa Group Events Inc. - Contributed)
A screenshot from the video game Mario Kart is shown in a handout. (Nintendo of America)

Mario Kart races revved at Lake Country theatre

Socially distanced games a sell out at Creekside Theatre

A screenshot from the video game Mario Kart is shown in a handout. (Nintendo of America)
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Turkey Fight
Swinging with the Stars- Team Jamela
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff shakes up Kelowna
Le Cirque De La Nuit in Kelowna
The Henry D. Redecopp, “pride of the Okanagan Centre Navy,” on the waters off Okanagan Centre in the summer of 1986. (Lake Country Museum photo)

History Snapshot: The pride of the Okanagan Centre Navy

Lake Country museum shares glimpse of the Henry D. Redecopp on a summer’s day in 1986

The Henry D. Redecopp, “pride of the Okanagan Centre Navy,” on the waters off Okanagan Centre in the summer of 1986. (Lake Country Museum photo)
A colourful inflatable igloo is a new addition to Vernon Winter Carnival 2021. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival going ahead amid extended COVID-19 orders

Interior Health has received the event plans; Carnival will run Feb. 5-14

A colourful inflatable igloo is a new addition to Vernon Winter Carnival 2021. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)
The Lake Country Art Gallery starts the new year off with a members' exhibition Jan. 9-Feb. 20 called Made by Hand. (Pippa Dean-Veerman art)
The Lake Country Art Gallery starts the new year off with a members' exhibition Jan. 9-Feb. 20 called Made by Hand. (Pippa Dean-Veerman art)
Opera singer Melina Schein is one of the artists featured in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s Focus online series, premiering Thursday, Jan. 21. (VDPAC photo)

Vernon stage puts live music in focus

Performing Arts Centre spotlights online series with Okanagan artists

Opera singer Melina Schein is one of the artists featured in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s Focus online series, premiering Thursday, Jan. 21. (VDPAC photo)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society has announced the launch of its new, free FOCUS Online Streaming Series, starting Thursday, Jan. 21. Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (picture) is among the local artists lined up for the series. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society focuses on local talent in online series

Free online streaming series set to launch on Thursday, Jan. 21

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society has announced the launch of its new, free FOCUS Online Streaming Series, starting Thursday, Jan. 21. Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (picture) is among the local artists lined up for the series. (Facebook photo)
An Armstrong mom (top right) was among BCLC’s list of top 10 winners of 2020. (BCLC photo collage)

Armstrong mom among top lottery winners in B.C.

BCLC’s list includes feel-good winners who thought about giving back with prizes

An Armstrong mom (top right) was among BCLC’s list of top 10 winners of 2020. (BCLC photo collage)
Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)

Okanagan reels in record year of films despite COVID-19

Dangerous the last of 30 productions shot in the region in 2020

Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)
Actress Dominika Juillet, pictured next to Hollywood film star Jason Statham, was looking to hire an artist or small group of artists to sing for her father in Vernon on his 70th birthday in December 2020, which led to the idea of creating a Facebook group dedicated to hiring local artists for special occasions. (Contributed)

Former Vernon grad turned Hollywood actress creates local musician-for-hire group

A quest to find an artist to give her dad a birthday serenade led Dominika Juillet to a creative idea

Actress Dominika Juillet, pictured next to Hollywood film star Jason Statham, was looking to hire an artist or small group of artists to sing for her father in Vernon on his 70th birthday in December 2020, which led to the idea of creating a Facebook group dedicated to hiring local artists for special occasions. (Contributed)
The Prestige Vernon Lodge was featured as a prize destination on the hit CBS game show The Price Is Right Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon Lodge, Kelowna featured as prize package on The Price Is Right

A vacation package at the Vernon hotel was listed as a prize on the hit CBS game show Wednesday

The Prestige Vernon Lodge was featured as a prize destination on the hit CBS game show The Price Is Right Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Contributed)
The Okanagan's own Marv Machura has written and produced a single appropriate to Christmas in 2020. (Marv Machura photo)

Okanagan song in tune with COVID-19 Christmas

Theme is timely during a Christmas unlike any other where many people are not able to see friends and family

The Okanagan's own Marv Machura has written and produced a single appropriate to Christmas in 2020. (Marv Machura photo)
<em>Appearance</em>, the debut EP from Tallboyeti and Cole Smith is available on all streaming platforms. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan duo emerges from COVID lockdown with debut hip-hop EP

Will Friesen and Cole Smith put their musical education to work on this high energy EP

<em>Appearance</em>, the debut EP from Tallboyeti and Cole Smith is available on all streaming platforms. (Submitted photo)
Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)

Okanagan stars in film featuring Mel Gibson, Scott Eastwood

Production underway in Kelowna, Quilchena, Kamloops and Lavington for Dangerous

Jayce Barreiro (from left), Brock Morgan, Chad Rook, Kevin Durand, Emmanuel Addo and Ryan Robbins in Dangerous, which is in production in the Okanagan. (Minds Eye Entertainment)
Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter show is postponed following the province cancelling live events through Jan. 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

COVID-19 rules tighten reins on Spallumcheen theatre’s holiday sleigh show

Despite attempts to make it safe, new rules paused holiday show for first time in 32 years

Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter show is postponed following the province cancelling live events through Jan. 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Join Rob Dinwoodie and bandmates for a Cowboy Christmas, Dec. 11 and 12 at Vernon and District Performing Arts Center. Seating is cabaret style on the stage for an intimate concert. (Contributed)

Vernon cowboys go virtual for Christmas

Cowboy Christmas streamed Dec. 11-25

Join Rob Dinwoodie and bandmates for a Cowboy Christmas, Dec. 11 and 12 at Vernon and District Performing Arts Center. Seating is cabaret style on the stage for an intimate concert. (Contributed)