Creative Current – Great music, food and entertainment

Nadine Davenport's bi-monthly column of music and theatre in the area.

Tiki Lounge & Toga Dance Party Weekend at The Riv

A great weekend is coming up at The Riv Pub in downtown Ashcroft. On Friday, Oct. 18, the Tiki Lounge returns featuring, Ashcroft’s own –  Spiritus Mundii. The local quartet plays a great blend of world fusion and folk. Come down and listen to some great live local music. Come early and order dinner or appetizers from The Riverside Restaurant. The music goes from 7:30-9:30 pm

Toga! Toga! Toga! The weekend continues on Saturday night with a Togo Dance Party with DJ Tracie Model. It’s time to get creative and break out your best toga attire. There will be a toga contest at 12:30 am for the best toga costume!

Dj Tracey is going to be spinnin’ tunes all night long that will make you want to get up and dance. Come before the dance party and grab a bite to eat at the Riverside, you’ll need some fuel to keep you going all night. Toga inspired drink specials all night long! So tell your friends and lets get ready to TOGA!

The following week the Tiki Lounge is back with an ‘Open Mic’ with your host, Nadine Davenport this month on Friday, Oct. 25. Pass the hat donations encouraged. The fun continues from 7:30-9:30 pm. For more information and to sign up call (250) 457-1145 or visit them on Facebook.

The Riv in Ashcroft will also be holding a Skary-Oke on Friday, Nov. 1 with Tracie Model will helping you howl out some ghoulish songs into the witching hour. Costumes encouraged – the fun starts after 8 pm.

Family Halloween Dance in Cache Creek

The Village of Cache Creek presents a Family Halloween Dance on Friday Oct. 25 at the Cache Creek

Community Hall. DJ Tom Moe will be spinning some fun and ghostly music for kids of all ages. All ghosts and goblins are welcome to gather. Bring your friends and ghoul friends!

Make sure the family dresses up as prizes will be awarded for best family and individual costumes. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the Dance starting at 7 pm. There will be popcorn and goodies available for purchase at the concession supporting Cache Creek Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council.

Clinton Fall Craft Sale

The Fifth Annual Clinton Fall Craft Sale is on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Memorial Hall. If there are any local crafters who would like to take part we have a few tables still available – email sscoutnrysquire@gmail.com for information.

Local Dinner Theatre ‘Murder Mystery’

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society presents ‘Dinner Theatre’ in Ashcroft. Mark your calendars for Nov. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Enjoy a hilarious murder mystery. A host will greet guests and provide all the information they will need to enjoy their evening and try to figure out “whodunit?

The clues will be plentiful and authentic and the prize worth the hunt. Plus, you will enjoy a delicious meal while murder and mayhem happen sporadically around you. There will be a total of six great performances, with different cast members for each performance, including several performances by a kids only cast!

Rosemary Saint-John is a loud, annoying hypochondriac convinced she is allergic to water. Celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her four kooky sisters – a hippie, a valley girl, a trucker and a banker, Rosemary makes enemies with everyone around her.

When she disappears and is presumed murdered, the only objective witnesses in the restaurant are the audience members, who must cast their vote. Was it one of Rosemary’s sisters? The self-taught detective? The passionate French chef? The polite and proper mâitre d’? The sarcastic waiter? No one is above suspicion in this delightful dinner theatre murder mystery!’

Stay tuned for more info on where to buy tickets or make your reservation and watch for posters for more information or go to www.windingriversdarts.ca.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

The Ashcroft Branding committee invites the Community to another great  family spaghetti supper/fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Ashcroft Community Hall from 6-8 pm.

Get together with neighbours and friends for a fun night of great food and thrilling auctions to raise money for next year’s Wellness Festival – July 18-20, 2014.

Stay tuned for more information on where to buy your ticket and get ready, because they sell quickly for this popular event.

Nadine Davenport

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