Bailey Theatre 1501 Cedar Ave, Trail
    NOW SOLD OUT! It’s been 25 years since the release of Tom Cochrane’s landmark album, Mad Mad World, which has its deluxe edition reissue in stores and at streaming services today via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The remastered 2-CD set includes the previously unreleased original demo recording of Love Is A Highway, from which grew the career-defining single Life Is A Highway, and also a 1992 concert performance from Chicago which features key tracks from the album alongside Red Rider classics.Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World Tour comes to Trail’s Bailey Theatre for one show only, on Saturday February 25th, 2017.Tickets for the event go on sale Friday November 4th at 10:00AM. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.trail-arts.com or by phone at 250-368-9669 or in person at the theatre box office. All seats are reserved and priced at $75 including gst (SC extra). The Mad Mad World tour is a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with EZ Rock...
  • Trail Society for the Performing Arts 2016-17 Series

    1501 Cedar Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4C7 - TRAIL
    Tuesday, February 21: Savannah Bisset Kootenay’s own Savannah Bisset has her Bailey Theatre debut. She studied with her mother, Audrey, prior to earning her B.A. in Vocal Performance through Purchase College. While at Purchase, Ms. Bisset studied with Bonnie Hamilton and opened the world premiere of Raphaël Lucas award-winning opera Confession, playing the role of Sofie. She lives in Westchester County, NY where she continues to study and perform. Tuesday, March 7: Christine Tassen & Les Imposteures Christine Tassan et Les Imposteures invite us to join them in their tireless exploration of the gypsy jazz world. This four-woman band demonstrates their originality and offers a new show sparkling with invigorating ingredients: subtle harmonies, modern inflections and playful shams. Tuesday, April 4: Three Sides of a Coin Dance The show presents flamenco dance with Oriental Bellydance; Irish tap / Indian dance or Brazillian Capoeira; and World Music Percussionists in a series of dance vignettes featuring a mosaic of music. The show celebrates multiculturalism, virtuosity and expression as we dance with Spanish castanets and Middle Eastern zills, dazzling scimitars, Chinese fans & Bellydance silk veils, Sevillan shawls and Flamenco rapid-fire footwork.
    $30 per show or $105 for the series
  • E2 = Experiments in Entertainment

    1501 Cedar Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4C7 - TRAIL
    March 3: Silver Screen Scoundrels $20 Advance / $22 Door *Shown in Muriel Griffith Room As the Silver Screen Scoundrels, Brandon Isaak & Keith Picot put on an entertaining multimedia show combining Music with Silent Films and Comedy! The Scoundrels have taken the old classic art form of Silent Movies and thrust it into the modern world. April 21: James Hill & Anne Janelle $20 Advance / $22 Door *Shown in Muriel Griffith Room It’s true: opposites attract. James grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele while Anne was exclusively a classical cellist. But the pair’s differences quickly became their biggest asset. The uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody. Like shadows and light in an old photograph, these contrasts are complementary.
    $65 for a series pass
  • Teck Kids Series

    1501 Cedar Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4C7 - TRAIL
    March 26: Monster Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Single Ticket - $15 A brand-sparkling-new adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys. Created by the award winning storytelling masters of Monster Theatre, in this version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare acts as a Puck-like emcee and enlists the help of the audience to help him put on a play. Using improvisation, and the audience’s imaginations Shakespeare carefully guides the children as they recreate A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By the end they will feel like they themselves came up with the plot twists, the characters, the comedy, and along the way they will learn about the elements of story, the incredible variety and power of the English language, and be exposed to the wonder of William Shakespeare!
  • An Evening with City and Colour - Solo

    City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has announced an extensive Canadian tour for 2017. “An Evening with City and Colour - Solo” tour kicks off in Courtenay, BC on April 1, visiting 25 cities from coast-to-coast, many for the first time, coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary. Green will perform songs from his vast award-winning catalogue, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Matt Kelly from City and Colour’s touring band, in an intimate theatre environment. The tour hits the Bailey Theatre in Trail on April 11; tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3 at noon.
  • An Evening with Frank Mills

    Bailey Theatre - Trail
    Internationally known pianist FRANK MILLS shines his musical light once again as he returns to the stage in “An Evening with Frank Mills”. It’s like spending an evening in Frank’s living room as he shares the music, memories, humour and wisdom that come from over forty years at the piano, in the studio, on the road, and on stages around the world. The show will include familiar Mills classics, including of course “Music Box Dancer, combined with songs Frank likes to call “After the Dancer”… popular recordings from his career that you may not have heard in a while. On a personal level Frank will share incredible stories - from growing up in a house full of music, the struggles and the humour of breaking into the music business… and most certainly the story of one special song that almost never got released, but would eventually skyrocket his career to international fame.
  • The Comic Strippers

    On Saturday, June 24 this fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) perform a sexylarious improv comedy show at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them. Tickets are $35 each. Showtime is 8:00pm. 19+
  • Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest

    Whitewater Ski Resort
    The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival was originally created to provide a grass-roots gathering where mountain enthusiasts of all levels can celebrate Kootenay mountain culture and general stoke for all forms of powder play. We still hold true to this mission, and it is this very basic tenant that is the backbone for the success of this amazing three-day event. In addition to seasoned mountain veterans, Coldsmoke will please snow enthusiasts of all disciplines and ability level. Come and dream with us in the colour powder... as a film festival enthusiast, on the dance floor competing for schwag, on an incredible backcountry tour with a CMCG guide, on a clinic with some of the industry's best coaches, hucking in one of the contests, racing randonnee on a punishing course, or frying an egg in the Backcountry Olympics. Register online, by phone or in the office at 602 Lake Street in Nelson. Any inquiries can be sent to info@skiwhitewater.com.
  • Selkirk College Nursing Students Rice and Beans Dinner Fundraiser

    St. Rita’s Church Hall at 513 7th Ave. in Castlegar
    Eight Year 3 nursing students are looking forward to their 4 week visit to Guatemala in May to participate in an international nursing practice experience as part of the Baccalaureate Degree program through the University of Victoria at Selkirk College. The students travel to Guatemala as invited guests with a goal of exploring how community development and health are positively linked. The Rice and Beans dinner fundraiser will be held on Friday, Feb. 24th at St. Rita’s Church Hall at 513 7th Ave. in Castlegar; doors open at 5:30pm; dinner at 6pm; $10 - $15 @ the door; children are free. There will be a silent auction, the local Doukhobor Men’s choir will perform, and the students who visited Guatemala in 2016 will give a presentation on their experiences.
  • West Kootenay EcoSociety brings back Winter Markets to Nelson

    February 25 and March 25 at Hart Hall (501 Carbonate St.) from 10:00-3:00 with a wide variety of items for sale including body care products, baked goods, art, clothing, winter produce, locally raised meats and farm fresh eggs. A $2 donation is requested at the door to help the EcoSociety cover costs of the market.
  • Coldest Night of the Year

    This event is hosted by the Nelson Cares Society and invites you to walk for a great cause on February 25! You can help raise awareness about homelessness in our community and funds to help complete the renovation at Ward Street Place. The walk starts at the Wildflower School, 811 Stanley Street and ending at the United Church on Josephine Street.Registration starts at 4:00pm. Register today!
  • St. Michael`s School Presents Game Show Gala Royale

    The event includes a dinner, dance, live game show, and silent auction! Cocktails are at 5:00pm and dinner at 6:00pm. Come dressed in your Hollywood best (cocktail attire). Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from St. Michael`s School in Trail.
  • Ladies Night On the Lake

    February 25th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson. A fundraiser in support of B.C. Children's Hospital and partial proceeds going to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. The evening includes a spring fashion show, live entertainment, door prizes, auction, and more! Cocktails at 6:00pm and entertainment at 7:00pm. Tickets are $50 and available from Save On Foods
  • The Civic Theatre's One Night in La La Land

    For one night only, the intimate Civic Theatre Jazz Club is throwing a Jazz era dress-up party, games, photobooth, tasty nibbles and licensed bar. Live entertainment from Greg Walter, Front Street Dancers, Lola Lane, Discover Circus and The New Gramophones followed by a screening of the 14 Oscar-nominated, La La Land. Buy your tickets at The Civic Theatre or online before Feb. 20th for a chance to win a pair of lift tickets to Whitewater. Lounge opens at 7:30, Performance begins at 8:00. The Civic Theatre will be live streaming the Oscars on Sunday, February 26 by donation.
  • West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association AGM

    WKMLA (West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association) will be holding it's AGM on Sunday, February 26th, at the Castlegar Complex, in the Columbia room, starting at 6:30 pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A FREE returning player registration (valued at $220.00) will be drawn from those attending at the close of the meeting.
  • Beaver Valley Skating Club Presents Our Skating Stars: Dream Imagine Believe

    Monday, February 27 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Fruitvale Arena. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Kids 5 and under get in free.
  • Archeology and the Hunt

    Join the Trail Wildlife Association for a night at the Muriel Griffiths Room on Thursday, March 2. Bill Hanlon shares his amazing story of finding the preserved remains of an ancient hunter emerging from a glacier and the subsequent scientific studies, which include the efforts to locate the living relatives of Kwaday Dan Ts'inchi. Doors open at 6:30pm. Presentation begins at 7:00pm. Admission is by donation with proceeds to the Trail Wildlife Association and the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association.
  • 2017 Art Trot Fundraiser

    The Therapeutic Riding Program's biggest fundraiser of the year, Art Trot 2017, is happening March 3rd, 4th and 5th at the Creston and District Community Complex in the Erickson Room. The event is in need of volunteers and donations. Donations can include artwork, such as paintings, prints, pottery, books, jewelry, art cards, quilts, collectors items, photography or any unique item, and gift certificates for services or an experience are always popular items to bid on. Donations are gratefully accepted at these locations: CDSCL: 205 – 7th Avenue North. 250-428-2296. M to F: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed at noon). Edward Jones Office: 115 10th Ave N. 250-402-6088 Or please call Michelle at 250-402-6793 or email to mwhiteaway@hotmail.com to arrange for pick up or drop off for a time most convenient for you. 100% of the proceeds go to directly to the Therapeutic Riding Program to keep it affordable for our riders!
  • Slopes for Hope at Whitewater

    Slopes for Hope Whitewater is a family friendly ski-a-thon in which participants attempt to ski or board the vertical height of Mount Everest in one day (29,029 feet) in support of the Canadian Cancer Society! Participants can sign up as individuals for a personal challenge, or in teams and split the distance between team members. Come up with a team name, wear costumes, and challenge your friends, family or coworkers! Participants are asked to fundraise in advance to support the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be an après-event with entertainment and prizes awarded at the end of the day for both challenges at Whitewater Ski Resort. The money raised from Slopes for Hope Whitewater allows the Society to provide vital cancer support programs to the residents of Nelson and surrounding communities.