Know It All: Arts and Entertainment for May

Know It All: Arts and Entertainment for May

At the CDAC Gallery

New Exhibit with the work of Art Group 75 begins Tuesday May 2nd. This work is an eclectic collection of paintings by a group of Cranbrook citizens who meet regularly to share their love of the visual arts. Come and meet the artists at the reception May 8th from 2:00 -4:00pm.

And if you would like to drop by the gallery and paint a 4’ x 4” canvas with a monochromatic picture of something that reflects your heritage, please do. Everything is set up for you with instructions. Over 500 of these canvases are being created throughout Cranbrook through the month of May. The collective mural will be assembled partly before and during Sam Steele Days in Balment Park. This is a Canada 150 Project sponsored by Heritage Canada and the Sam Steele Society.

For June’s exhibit the CDAC invites work from and about First Nations.

Upcoming events at Cranbrook Arts Council

Kids Creating with Colleen – Pro-D Days Activities June 2nd 12:30-3:30 at the Gallery ($30 per day)

May 10-13

On Golden Pond

Presented by Cranbrook Community Theatre at the Studio Stage Door. Enjoy the heart-warming stage play that inspired the 1981 Oscar-winning movie starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. The play is written by Ernest Thompson; directed by Elizabeth Ross and features Jack Lindquist, Joanne Wilkinson, Jennifer Inglis, Bob McCue, Trevor Lundy, Lucius Lundy and Michelle McCue. All shows at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at Lotus Books and at the door. Advance purchase recommended. $18 for non-members and $15 for CCT members.

Saturday, May 13

Glitz and Glamour Mother’s Day Brunch

Heritage Inn, 11 am – 2 pm

Sale and Brunch – Gently used jewelry, scarves, and purses; Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Tickets are $25. and available at Lotus Books. Hosted by Cranbrook GoGo Grannies. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation – Grandmothers helping Grandmothers

Sunday, May 14

Kimberley Nature Park “Mother’s Day Walk”

with Laura Duncan (250-427-2600)

3 p.m. Starting at Higgins Street entrance, we’ll follow the Eimer’s Ridge Trail to the ridge, then on to the kiosk on Army Road, and along Army Road to Eimer’s Road, returning to the Higgins Street entrance with a stop at and hike around Eimer’s Lake if time permits.

Tues. May 16

Sunrise Rotary Rockies Film Series

The movie Mr. Gaga screens on Tuesday, May 16, at 7 pm at the Key City Theatre. (Please note: It is a Tuesday night not our usual Thursday night screening) Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Tickets are $12 and on sale at the Key City Theatre box office, at the door, by phone at 250-426-7006 or on line at

Friday, May 19

Centre 64

La Cafamore

The trio performs Schubert’s piano trio in E flat Major and Haydn’s piano trio in C Major. 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12, under 12 free.

May 20-22

Sullivan Railway

Opening weekend is Victoria Day long weekend. The railway will continue to be open weekends until regular daily operations begin. Railway is open until Labour Day, September 4. Mining tours at 11, 1 and 3 p.m. Express Train Tours run Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays at 10 a.m.

Sun. May 21

Kimberley Nature Park Sunday, “Photography Hike”

with Janice Strong (250-489-1622)

10 a.m. Join “Mountain Footsteps” author and photographer Janice Strong for the easy 4 km Sunflower Hill loop. Meet at the Riverside Campground entrance at 10 a.m. Bring water and a camera.

May 22 – June 4

Fabricated: Works of the North Star Quilters Society

Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 1 PM – 5 PM; Sat-Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: By Donation. In the Gallery Art Centre 64. 64 Deer Park Avenue, Kimberley.

Tues. May 23

Felt workshop

Cranbrook Arts is pleased to add another felting Workshop to their May programming. Tuesday May 23, 10 am to 3 pm, Manual Training Centre, Cranbrook Public Library. Come and make a beautiful custom felted wool hat with Barb Guillen. The bird houses were a lot of fun last month.

Thurs. May 25

Spring Fling

The Liela Cooper and Hali Duncan School of Highland Dance present their year end Spring Fligh at McKim Theatre. Show starts 7 p.m. Special guest performance by the Kimberley Pipe Band. Tickets $8, available at the door only. Refreshments serviced compliments of the Kimberley Cranbrook Highland Dance Association.

Thursday, May 25

Nature Park Hike “Coral Root Hunt”

With Struan Robertson (250-427-5048)

6 p.m. Meet at the Matthew Creek turn-off (6.8 km) on St. Mary’s Lake Rd, at 6 pm. Drive up to Horse Barn Valley for a 1.5 hr walk along Coral Route to “flag” Coral Root flower stalks for others to see. Some years the Coral Root flowers are abundant. Mosquitoes are most likely also in abundance!

Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28

Acrylics Workshop

Join artist, John DeJong at the Cranbrook Art Gallery for an Acrylics workshop. Cost is $150 and includes supplies.

Sat. May 27

Spring Fashion Show and Decadent Dessert Tea

Cranbrook United Church, 2-12th Ave S. Tickets on sale May 17; United Church office, Pages Book Emporium, Cellar Thrift Store. We’d love to have you join us.

Saturday, June 3

Nature Park Hike “The Singers in the Park”

with Ruth Goodwin (250-427-5404)

8 a.m. Do you enjoy listening to bird songs while visiting the Nature Park? Join local birder, Ruth Goodwin, to identify these songsters. Meet at the Higgins Street entrance at 8a.m. for this 2 hour hike up Eimer’s Ridge and to Eimer’s Lake.

And later the same day at 10 a.m. join Peter McConnachie for Beginners Biking. Meet at the Visitor Centre in the Platzl parking lot for a ride on moderate trails. The choice of trails will depend on conditions.

June 20 to 24


Turner and Adler Productions present Deathtrap

A play by Ira Levin, Centre 64, Kimberley. Tickets $20, available at Snowdrift Cafe, Kimberley and Lotus Books, Cranbrook.