• Jazz At The Griff

    Muriel Griffiths Room - Trail
    Enjoy a glass of wine or a mug of local-roast coffee as you enjoy the most talented regional and BC jazz musicians up close in the intimate jazz club setting of the Muriel Griffiths Room Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (groups of 4 can reserve a table at the box office - 7 Show Series Pass: $112). Thursday, November 23 Kootenay Jazz Ensemble: Donnie Clark on trumpet, Clinton Swanson on saxophones, Doug Stephenson on guitar, and Rob Fahie on acoustic bass. Blending melody, improv, harmony, and textures these four veteran jazz musicians deliver a lush sound that explores the delights of jazz (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, January 11: Joy of Cooking: Led by guitarist Doug Stephenson, this ensemble is the very definition of cool, easy-listening jazz. Rick Lingard sax/voice, Tim Bullen trumpet, Mark, Spielman bass, Steven Parish drums, Doug Stephenson guitar. (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, February 15: Melody Diachun Quintet: Juno and National Jazz Awards Nominee Melody Diachun has been hailed as a “singer of the first order.” Whether performing jazz standards, Broadway tunes or pop songs, her warm, beautiful voice and polished stage presence delight audiences of all ages and tastes. At this event, Melody is taking requests in advance. Please post your song requests to the Facebook event linked to this show. Tony Ferraro on drums, Doug Stephenson on guitar, Clinton Swanson on Sax and Mark Spielman on bass. (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, March 15: Laura Landsberg: Versatile doesn’t begin to describe singer Laura Landsberg’s performances, given the range of her voice and the breadth of material she interprets in a jazz style. (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, April 26: The Devils You Don’t: This band crosses boundaries from renditions of Sinatra and Hank Williams to bluegrass and Rock n’ Roll using vocal prowess and its eclectic instrumental savvy to deliver a unique sound. Brian Kalbfleisch on vocals/ukulele, Craig Korth on banjo/dobro/vocals, Clinton Swanson on woodwinds/vocals, Rob Fahie on acoustic bass/vocals, and Graham Tracey on drums/vocals (Single Ticket: $17.50 Advance, $22 at Door).
  • E2

    Bailey Theatre and the Muriel Griffiths Room - Trail
    A mixture of cutting edge comedy, theatre and music, E2 is the best quirky and intimate arts experience you’ll have all year. Including award-winning Canadian Fringe circuit artists, every show is artful and innovative, gets you close to the artists and laughing hard in a cabaret-style setting. Fridays 7:30pm (One performance starts at 7:00 pm). Tickets are on sale from the Bailey Theatre (Four Show Series Pass is $65) Friday January 19 (7:30pm at the Muriel Griffiths Room): JUPITER REBELLION: An unlikely hero, a plucky best friend, cool special effects, a villainous boss, a space duel, and even a sultry love interest! The show provides all the excitement of a big budget science fiction action movie performed live by one man armed with little else than his body, his voice, and a whole lot of energy. Sex… Spaceships…Socialism…A one man silver screen spectacular (Single Ticket: $22 Advance, $24 Door). Friday April 13 (7:30pm at the Muriel Griffiths Room): COCO LOVE ALCORN's ‘An Invitation To Sing Tour’: Coco is the queen of the collaboration, the gel of the jam. Her shows are an invitation to connect, an invitation to sing, and an invitation to be swept away by great pop and jazz melodies, catchy lyrics and winning performances. Her career has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours and award nominations (Single Ticket: $22 Advance, $24 Door).
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  • Coats for Kids with Secret Garden Toys

    Every child deserves to be warm and together we can make it happen! Drop off your gently used children’s coats and snow pants to Secret Garden Toys at 455 Ward Street in Nelson! As a big thank you for your donation you get to choose a gift from the Secret Garden treasure chest.
  • Winter Kickoff Kootenay Style

    Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism presents Winter Kickoff Kootenay Style November 24-December 2 with homegrown food and drink, boutique shops, heritage, art, workshops, cultural scene, Santa parade, craft hairs, live music, theatre and films, and more!
  • Stuff the Bus

    The 4th annual Stuff the Bus event benefiting Salvation Army Food Bank is expanding this year. In addition to collecting non-perishable food and winter coats for the Food Bank, Trail Transit will host a BBQ lunch by donation from 11am to 1:30pm each day. Ferraro Foods will also be soliciting donations to the food bank at their tills from Remembrance Day until the event and customers who contribute will gain entry into a draw for some fantastic prizes. This year’s event will also see the bus attend the December 2nd Home game of the Trail Smoke Eaters, where non-perishable food items and cash donations will be accepted. The Stuff the Bus event in Trail started in 2014 when over 5500lbs of food and warm clothing was collected for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Stuff the Bus runs Friday, December 1st from 10am to 6pm and December 2nd from 10am to 4:30pm at Ferraro Foods in Trail.
  • Light Up the Hospital! Pledge Day for the Kootenay Lake Health Foundation

    Enjoy Christmas music from local school choirs, buy your ticket for the Diamond Necklace Raffle, drop off your donation and say hi to Foundation volunteers…and so much more! At the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson.
  • Light Up the Hospital! Pledge Day for the KBRH Health Foundation

    Live entertainment, Santa and more. This is an amazing day to support your local Hospital Foundations. Visit Waneta Plaza Centre Court from 10 am- 7 pm or the KBRH Health Foundation from 7 am- 7 pm. Or call 1-888-364-3424.
  • Castlegar Winterfest Celebration and Parade of Lights

    Happening in Downtown Castlegar on Friday, December 1 with vendors and family entertainment starting at 5:00pm. Performances from Arrow Lakes Dance Studio, Scotties School of Highland Dance, Christina Amelio on stage at 5:30pm and again at 6:40pm. The Parade of Lights happens at 6:00pm with Light up the Spirit Square at 6:30pm. Santa & Mrs. Clause will be in the City Hall foyer starting at 6:30pm.
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  • Trouble in Zimbabwe

    Last week, the military took over the presidential district in Zimbabwe. Here's a short description of what's going on over there!
  • Incredible Visual Effects

    Mindhunters has really taken off on Netflix, it seems like everybody's watching it. But what are they watching exactly?