Creative Current – My Fair Lady performances to be given in old AES gym

Nadine Davenport's bi-monthly column of art, theatre and entertainment in the area.

Family Movie Night this Friday

The Village of Cache Creek presents Movie Night bring the entire family for a night of entertainment at the Cache Creek Community Hall on Friday, Oct. 2. Doors open at 6pm – Movie starts at 6:30pm. Admission at the door with CCES PAC concession.

The Movie this month is Max. After U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott is killed in Afghanistan, Max, his highly trained service dog, is too traumatized to remain in service. Back in the U.S., Kyle’s family adopts the dog, but teenage brother Justin (Josh Wiggins) has problems of his own and doesn’t want the animal. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to learn what really happened to his brother. With the help of a dog-savvy friend, Justin and Max begin to bond, and set out to unravel the mystery of Kyle’s death.

Desert Hills Pumpkin Festival next week

The annual Desert Hills Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 10-11 has over 10 bouncy castles with the addition of some new ones this year; a full concession including Bar-B-Q and Candy apples made special for this day; donkeys available for the little ones to ride; and tractors will be taking people to the Pumpkin Patch so you can pick your Pumpkin first hand from the field. The Pumpkin Cannon is here for both days – if you haven’t seen this cannon in action be sure to come watch. Then of course there is the Haunted Barn which is guaranteed to be scarier than last year so not recommended for the faint of heart! The evets starts Saturday at 9am and ends Sunday at 5pm.

New Sunflower Festival looking for sunflowers!

The Village of Cache Creek presents its first Fall Festival on Oct. 3 from10am to 2pm in the Cache Creek Recreational Park, with Games, Soap Box Derby, Face Painting, Vendors Market, Corn Feast, and Temporary Thrift Shop Fashion Show! There will be prizes for the largest and smallest Sunflowers,  Best Bouquet and People’s Choice Award! For more Info or to book a table call Marcie (778) 207-6957.

Halloween Mad Hatters Tea Party in Ashcroft

UniTea Tea Room will be hosting a fabulous, wonderful, marvellous, delicious, crazy, creepy Halloween Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday, Oct. 31. We’re all mad here! Fall down the rabbit hole straight into UniTea’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – where nothing is as it seems.

Limited seating so get your tickets! Fingers food (fingers not included..promise) and tipsy teas and great hallows eve dance music is  on the menu. Prizes and Mad Ghoolish Fun for All !!

Dress up is encouraged. Be Bold!! … and don’t forget your HAT!! More info soon – look for posters around town !!

My Fair Lady performance dates set

The buzz and excitement is building and the anticipation intensifying!

The rehearsals for the upcoming WRAPS Theatre production of My Fair Lady are well underway. Cast members are learning their lines and practicing their dance steps and trying to keep the songs on key. Set design and construction is under way, and the props and costume people are scouring the country side for appropriate period pieces and costumes. This is going to be the entertainment event of the year – and you are not going to want to miss it!

The dates of the performances of My Fair Lady (five shows in total) have been set – so mark your calendars: Friday, Nov. 20, Saturday, Nov. 21 (two shows – the regular evening performance and an afternoon matinee), Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. All performances will be at the new HUB building (the former Ashcroft Elementary School gymnasium).

Winter Lights & Singalong

Get your pipes ready for the fourth annual Cache Creek Winter Lights and Christmas Singalong on Friday, Dec. 11.

Hosted by the Cache Creek Beautification Society, this annual event celebrates the festive lights and outdoor decorations around town by recognizing the residents who put them up for everyone to enjoy.

Join in the celebration at this free family event. This recognition is combined with a musical concert that includes a performance of Christmas music by the Desert Bells Hand Bell Choir, carols performed on Baroque recorders and other musical guests, a singalong of Christmas carols and a visit by Santa Claus.

Coffee, hot chocolate, candy canes, oranges and other Christmas treats available.

The fun begins at 7 pm in the Cache Creek Community Hall.

WRAPS Concert Series

The Nautical Miles, a rollicking seven piece folk/rock band from Vancouver will kick off WRAPS’ Concert Series in January.

Whether collaborating with jazz artists for mash-up performances, with visual artists for a year-long song-blog, with bluegrass bands or brass quintets, The Nautical Miles continue to push the boundaries of contemporary Canadian folk music.

Caroline McKay, Celtic Harpist from Kelowna, will perform in March. She creates a space where the mystery of harp and the magic of voice become one.

Cayla Brook presents a Vegas-style tribute to an incredible vocal stylist  with “Eva Cassidy – How Can I Keep From Singing” in April. Cayla is a versatile singer, actor and songwriter from Vancouver.

Sarah Hagen, Classical Pianist, will be here in May to give a virtuoso presentation of classical piano music. Sarah has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves throughout North America and Europe. Her interpretations have been described as “outstandingly inventive,” performed with “infinite skill.” A visionary and an idealist, Sarah’s performances are conceptually innovative, involving photography, dance and spoken word.

WRAPS will also be reaching out to the citizens of Cache Creek by hosting two of these events in their town. WRAPS has entered into an agreement with the Elders and congregation of the Crossroads

Pentecostal Church to present two musical shows in their wonderful facility. For those who have not been in this building, it is an ideal venue for presenting music and artistic performances – with a large stage, stage lighting, musicians green room, an overhead AV display, and 32 channel sound board along with seating for up to 300 souls, a large kitchen/dining area and spacious lobby.

They are absolutely stoked about the upcoming play and the Winding Rivers Concert Series. Please check out this website (www.windingriversarts.ca) and our Facebook page for more information. As Eliza Doolittle would say – it will be loverly!

For more info www.windingriversarts.ca or find them on Facebook.

Nadine Davenport

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