Concerts, theatre heat up the fall

Know it All entertainment listings for September and October

Compiled by Carolyn Grant

New Poetry Group

Cranbrook & District Arts Council New Poetry Group will meet last Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at the Gallery, 1013 Baker Street, Cranbrook. Please call 250-426-4223 to sign up. Free to join.

September 6-30

Arts Council’s Back to the Books.

The September Exhibit running from September 6 to 30 in the Cranbrook and District Arts Council Gallery, at 1013 Baker Street, ‘Back to the Books’ is a mini-exhibit of local connections to things ‘bookish’. On display are original book illustrations from several local artists, a selection of excerpts from yearbooks on loan from the Columbia Basin Institute of History, a selection of stunning ‘altered books’ and several examples of the written word and more. Much of this work is in the Gallery for your viewing enjoyment and is not for sale. A reception for these artists and the public will be held on Saturday September 10th from 2 – ‘til 4 pm

Wed. Sept. 21

GoGo Grannies’ Travelogue

Travelogue with Gerry Warner: Little Bighorn, Yellowstone Park & Custer’s Last Stand. Tour Idaho, Montana and Wyoming — a road trip you might want to take yourself! Enjoy photos of rainforests, deserts, snowy mountain passes and the wide rolling prairie. Join us in the Lecture Theatre at the College of the Rockies, 7 p.m. Admission by donation to the Cranbrook GoGo Grannys in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Saturday, Sept. 24

God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Key City Theatre

Based on the character created by three-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Mike Delamont and Jacob Richmond for the hit cult cabaret Atomic Vaudeville, God is a Scottish Drag Queen has gone on to become an international sensation.

Un-be-leafable Art with Heidi Brookes

At the Gallery: 1013 Baker St. Sept 27   7pm-9pm. Sept 29   7pm-9pm Please call CDAC office for more info: 250-426-4223 or Email:

Sat. September 24

Live from  Studio 64

Andrea Petrity Trio

Andrea on piano with bassist Stephano Valdo and drummer Robin Tufts are sure to be a wonderful start to the Fall Jazz and Blues series.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Noah Derksen at the Prestige

Noah Derksen, a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter, is coming through Cranbrook on an album release tour. Derksen is playing at the West Coast Grill in the Prestige Rocky Mountain Hotel in Cranbrook, Sunday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Mayook Rural House Concert Series

Performers from across Canada / USA.  New Customs from Manitoba. Whow starts 7:30pm. tkts: $20.00 at the door

Wed. Sept. 28


Key City Theatre

Tri-Continental is a collaboration that fuses the talents of three wonderful guitar-players, singers and songwriters from Toronto, Canada: Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim. There are no musical boundaries present in this one-of-a-kind blues/folk/world music mélange. Tri-Continental presents a truly unique – and critically acclaimed – sound that is a great success in terms of soulfulness and presence, intensity and atmosphere. All three players have been nominated for Canada’s Juno award for their previous work.

Wed. Sept. 28 to Sun. Oct 2

Library Book Sale

The Book Sale of the Cranbrook Public Library Friends and the Sunrise Rotary will be held in the Ktunaxa Gym. Wednesday is for Friends’ members and a membership can be purchased at the door for $10. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 am to 3 p.m. Sunday (Bag Sale) 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fill your Friends/Library bag for $5, or pay $10, receive a bag and fill it up (on Sunday only). Only these bags can be used.

Donations of books (except encyclopedias), DVDs, CDs, and videos would be greatly appreciated. Please bring to the circulation desk in the Library.

Friday, Sept. 30

Golf Ball Drop

The Cranbrook Hub for Refugees is sponsoring a fundraiser called the Golf Ball Drop, that takes place on September 30 at 4 p.m. At Mission Hills Golf Course. We are looking to sponsor a second refugee family. Numbered golf balls will be dropped by helicopter on a target at Mission Hills Golf Course. The numbered ball closest to the target will win $1,000. The tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at Mission Hills, or from a Cranbrook Hub For Refugees volunteer.

Friday, Sept. 30

Piano Pizzazz

Arne Sahlen presents Piano Pizzazz – the sequel!  *Friday* September 30, 7:00 pm at Kimberley United Church near Centennial Park and Sunday October 2, *3:00* pm at Cranbrook United near Safeway. (Schedule shifts avoid overlap with events in both cities.)  Admission is by donation.

Sat. Oct. 1

Harvest Tea

Harvest Tea Oct 1 at Centennial Center from 1 to 4pm cost $2.00/person. There will be live music. For sale: baking, canning, preserves, garden produce, and a craft table. Also a silent auction on several baskets full of goodies. A door prize will be given out. In addition, a chili lunch will be offered for $5.00. Everyone is welcome to enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Sat. October 1

Kimberley First Saturday

Celebrate Oktoberfest. New for Oktoberfest; Harvest Rugby tournament

In the Platzl:

Harvest beer gardens featuring 4 different craft beers

German music with European Cuts

Entertainment begins with the Kids parade at 11:30 and Music until 9pm

Beer Brats and Pretzels at 5pm

Amazing suds race at 6:30pm with Prizes

Concert with the Hollers at 7pm

Barbecue at the Elks at 8pm

Rocktoberfest at the Elks at 9pm

Dance to the Mile High Club

Free workshops and demo’s

‘Drop by and Try’ workshop with Tony Austin of Dragons Rest Forge and Working Studio.    In the Platzl from 12:30 until 3:30 pm for those 14 and older. To join Tony making a metal flower please pre register  at Centre 64  (250-427-4919) limited numbers. Try your hand at Gold Panning from 12 -3:30 pm in the Platzl.   Geologist Jason Jacobs- E K Chamber of Mines President   will be on hand to give some tips on placer mining!

Thurs. October 6

Rockies Film Series

Key City Theatre

7 p.m. Welcome to our 20th season for the Rockies Film Series and Festival! It is going to be a great year for a variety of reasons! One important reason is we are returning the film series and the festival to the Key City Theatre for the 2016-2017 year. It is also the 25th Anniversary for the Key City Theatre so there is no better time to collaborate on this event! Our First Film is Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortenson, is a story about a father raising his six children in what many would consider an alternative lifestyle. When tragedy strikes, Viggo’s character is forced to bring the children to civilization which forces him to challenge his own beliefs. Sponsored by East Kootenay Community Credit Union. Save the Date…..Tickets will be sold at the Key City Theatre and will be on sale soon!

Oct. 7 to 15, 19 to 22

Cranbrook Community Theatre presents Lucy

Filled with symbolism and emotion, “Lucy” tells the story of a family divided when it comes to raising a daughter with autism. The play runs October 7th, 8th, 12th to the 15th, and 19th to the 22nd at the Studio Stage Door.  Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for non-members with a $10 student night on October 12th (ID needed).  Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lotus Books or day-of at the Stage Door.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Chasing the Colours

10 a.m. Dennis Bathory (403-651-5061). Meet at the Nordic Trails parking lot for a 3.5 – 4 hour easy-moderate hike to Dipper Lake and the Viewpoint & Shannon Trail. Bring a snack & water.

Ballets Jazz de Montreal

Wednesday, Oct. 12

An internationally renowned repertory company, BJM has continued to grow with all the energy and spirit of exploration for which it has been known since its birth in 1972. While preserving the essence of the company, BJM works today with some of the most prestigious figures in the world of dance and ballet. 7:30 p.m., Key City Theatre.

Oct 13 to 15

Healing Earth

Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Ecology and Climate Change;    Oct. 13 – 15     Royal Alexandra Hall – Cranbrook Train Museum. Thursday Evening Oct. 13 @ 6pm FREE public presentations and panel discussion with Q and A session to follow. Friday Oct. 14 and Saturday Oct. 15 (8 am – 5:30 pm (breakfast coffee and treats and lunch from the Hiede out provided) – All day conference with 4 noted authors/presenters. Full Conference Price: $160. Early Bird Registration price (until Sept. 26): $120. 1 day price: $90. 1/2 day price $50.Thursday Evening Session: FREE For more information contact: Fr. Andrew Applegate 250-420-1582 or Ellen Dearden: 250-421-6013.

Sat. October 15

Bones Beer and Boogie

Saturday October 15, Centennial Hall.  Enjoy exciting new menu including ribs with your choice of three succulent sauces. Cocktails 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, dancing 7:30 pm to Ray’s DJ music with your favourite music.  Extra fun with 50/50 draw, Heads and Tails. Tickets are only $45 per person, 19 years and older, available from Rotarians or phone Bev at 250-427-5068.

October 20

Daisy Blue at the Green Door

A return engagement for the Fairmont born Daisy Blue.

Saturday, Nov. 19

ReelRock Film Tour

The Dirtbag Festival is stoked to present this screening of the annual collection of the world’s best climbing and adventure films. Reel Rock 11 is the annual highlight of the international climbing community and features 5 epic adventure films from around the globe. The screening will be held at 7:00 on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Kimberley Conference Center. Doors open at 6:00, Tickets are available online for $12 through or They can also be purchased at the door for $15 (if there are any left).