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October explodes in colour, light and sound

Know It All: Your autumnal entertainment listings for Cranbrook and Kimberley
The groundbreaking Ballets Jazz De Montreal performs at the Key City Theatre

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.

In the Gallery

Centre 64

“Relic & Reliquary” by Rob Toller and Michael Graham. In the gallery from September 27 to October 22

October 5

Oceans, Rivers and Mountains!

Travel Inspirationalist and World Traveller Erin Buttler from G Adventures will take you on Grand Ocean Adventures, Cruising the world’s iconic Rivers, and hiking some the most eye-popping Mountain Trails on the planet. Mountain City Travel presents this fundraising Travel event “in support of AN IMAGE FOR HEALTH MRI Campaign.   Light refreshment and groovy prizes. Doors open 6:30 – Presentation 7- 8:30 pm Buy tickets at:

Pianist Amy Zanrosso performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Symphony of the Kootenays, Oct. 15 at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail and Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Self Exploration Through Art therapy

Cranbrook and District Arts Council. Wednesdays beginning October 5. Fees $100 (members), $110 (non-members). To register: visit The Gallery at 1013 Baker Street, or call 250-426-4223

Thursday, Oct. 6


The Little Jazz Orchestra performs at the HeidOut Brewhouse and Restaurant, Thursday, Oct. 6. 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Don Alder

Green Door

Award-winning acoustic guitarist Don Alder back in Kimberley, Castlegar and Fernie in October. Don Alder’s music is all original, a fusion of jazz, folk, roots, blues, bluegrass and world music. With his special fingerstyle and percussion technique he can create a wall of sound. Alder tours the world constantly, performing in venues from the size of living rooms to arenas with his unique guitar skills and repertoire of crafted solo guitar and vocal compositions. He has won multiple prestigious guitar awards throughout his career, including in 2015, the Dominic Troiano Award. In 2016 Don Alder was nominated again for a Western Canadian Music Award and for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

Oct 6, The Green Door, Kimberley, 8 pm

Oct 7, Element Club, Castlegar, 6:30 pm

Oct 8, The Arts Station, Fernie, 8 pm

Don Alder is at the Green Door in Kimberley, Thursday, Oct. 6.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Rockies Film Festival

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. Tickets will be sold at the Key City Theatre.

Oct. 7 to 15, 19 to 22

CCT presents ‘Lucy’

Studio Stage Door

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

Friday, Oct. 7


Our fourth season of Indoor Lawn Bowling commences with an Open Day from 10:30-12:30 on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Kimberley United Church Lower Hall.

Indoor Lawn Bowls is especially suitable for seniors and juniors. The effort required to play at a high standard is much less than with an outside grass lawn, and seniors can remain competitive much longer, even if they are bowling from a chair or wheel chair. Finesse and tactics are more important to success than strength and agility – making this a very satisfying sport for those no longer wanting to curl competitively or ski.

Come along to Kimberley United Church and find out all about it. We provide the equipment – just bring yourself and a pair of flat and clean shoes. Don’t worry if you have never played before – we will teach you. Regular weekly roll ups commence at 10:30 MST on Friday, October 14, and will cost the same as last year – by donation, suggested $8 a session. The first two times are free.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Just Eat It Film and Challenge

Centre 64

Everyone loves food. As a society, people devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how is it possible that nearly 50% of the world’s food ends up in the trash? On Saturday Oct. 8, Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook and the East Kootenay Humanity Network present Just It Eat, a food waste story at Centre 64 in Kimberley. Doors open at 7 p.m with the film starting at 7:30 p.m and entry is free (by donation). Following the film Wildsight will introduce the Just Eat It Challenge, a unique opportunity for households to document their food waste habits. More information about the film and challenge can be found at or by contacting Andrea Chapman at 250-427-2535 and

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.

Back by popular demand : Mehdi Makraz leads and African hand drumming workshop at Cranbrook and District Arts Council’s Alley Gallery, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2-4 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Art After School

With artist Colleen Routley. Every Tuesday & Thursday, beginning October 11, at Cranbrook and District Arts Council, 1013 Baker Street. Four weeks, $200 (non-members), $185 (members). Per week $49 (non-members), $45 (members). Pre-register at the Gallery. 250-426-4223

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Ballets Jazz de Montreal

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Used bookstore open house

The Friends of the Kimberley Library are hosting an open house at their used bookstore on the main street of Marysville, Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 12 noon to 6 pm. There will be refreshments and door prizes. We operate with amazing volunteers and would like to take time to thank them. Please join us and check out our great bookstore.

Thursday Oct. 13

The Inferiors

As part of their school tour of Invermere, Cranbrook and Kimberley, The Inferiors, a band made up of local students will offer a general public show on Thursday evening at McKim Theatre. Admission is $5. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Oct 13 to 15

Healing Earth

Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Ecology and Climate Change.

Royal Alexandra Hall - Cranbrook History Centre. Thursday Oct. 13 at 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 HeidOut provided) - All day conference with four 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.

Saturday, Oct. 15

African Hand Drumming Workshop

Back by popular demand with Mehdi Makraz. 2 pm to 4 pm. at Alley Gallery, 1013 Baker Street, Cranbrook. $15. Pre-register at the Gallery. 250-426-4223

Saturday, Oct. 15

Beer, Bones and Boogie

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.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Centre 64 Fall Jazz series

8 p.m. will feature the Laura Landsberg Trio from Nelson.  Laura, a gifted pianist and vocalist is joined by a bassist and drummer.October explodes in colour, light and sound

October 15 and 16

Symphony of the Kootenays

The Symphony of the Kootenays launches its 41st season with an October concert “Virtuosity,” set for Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook. The program includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring Amy Zanrosso; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade; Vivaldi’s “Autumn” from the “Four Seasons; and Gilliland’s “Always Be True.”

October 16

Golden Larch Hike

Kimberley Nature Park Society offers this last hike for this season. This is a last chance to see the wonderful array of fall colours on a hike to Dipper Lake. The evergreens give different green shades mixed with Aspen, changing shrubbery hues and the brilliant golden mantle of the Western Larch. The larch needles will FALL before the snow flies.

Two starting points:  Meet at Nordic Centre for a moderate 4 hour round trip through the Nature Park.  Or meet at Km 6.8 on St. Mary Rd. (Matthew Creek Rd.) for an easy 3 hour hike through Horse Barn Valley.  Both groups will meet at Dipper Lake for a brief snack-stop and to choose which way to return.  Come prepared with your refreshments and suitable clothing.   Call Struan Robertson (427-5048) for information.

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).