May
2
8:00 AM08:00

Sam Tudor / Wallgrin / Blocktreat

Tickets 10$ in advance and 15$ at the door. Doors at 8 PM, show begins at 8:30 sharp (there are 3 bands, yo). 

Tickets will be online at centralinteriortickets.com
and in person at Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo, we'll let you know when that is up and running.

ST and his crisp band are going on little trip. They are very pleased to be playing in the (ruggedly) handsome city of Prince George. The band has new feelings, fresh haircuts and a lust for life. There will be projections. As if this weren't enough, Sam will share the evening with the blood-spindling talents of Wallgrin & Blocktreat. More updates to come, we just can't write them yet.

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Good Egg Records Launch Party

Come celebrate the launch of Prince George record label, GOOD EGG RECORDS

This legendary evening will feature the musical delights of the following Good Eggs: 

Amy Blanding 
The Brain Porter
Britt AM 
Children Of The Wave
Crones
Danny Bell Music
Flying Machine PG
Naomi Kavka
Sean Wesley Wood
Sober Becky

Good-Egg-Abroad Saltwater Hank is currently on tour and sends his love from afar!

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Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

Salt Thief with Naomi Kavka and Brain Porter

Salt Thief
John and Tony Kastelic left their home in the dusty prairies of southern Alberta and set up operation in the salt and rain of Vancouver, BC, forming Salt Thief on the audacious hunch that a band fronted by two dueling violists could folk-rock harder than almost anyone. Drawing on their classical training, a background in fiddle, their innovative songwriting, and a taste for the raw and groovy, the brothers lay claim to a sound that is unequivocally unique.
Believe it: stereo-viola folk rock is a strange and delightful leap of the imagination.

Naomi Kavka:
Naomi Kavka is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer from Prince George, British Columbia. She performs as a solo artist, fronting her own band, and also as a member of Kym Gouchie's backing band, Northern Sky.

visceral entertainer and songwriter, Naomi has performed extensively in BC and St. John's NL. Recent releases include The Hay Fever EP (March 2016) recorded in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and Power Duo's self titled album (November 2015), both lead ups to Slammed Doors & Severance, Naomi's debut solo album, released on September 17th 2017.

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Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

Hearing Trees and The Jack Van Somer Band

Hearing Trees existed before frontman Graham Hnatiuk had ever picked up a guitar or penned a single lyric. Even as just an apparition in his mind’s eye, Hnatiuk’s musical vision essentially saved his sanity, maybe even his life. And now, with the release of the Winnipeg rock band’s debut LP, Quiet Dreams, the creative seeds sown years ago have come to full fruition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oeoLVLEeMg

The Jack Van Somer Band is Canadian Alternative Indie band formed in Prince George, BC in early 2016. Jack Van Somer and Bradley Brekkaas friends since high-school, and former band mates came together with Curtis Abriel, and then added Josh Hanson to work on some original material that Jack had been cooking up for a couple of years. Heavily involved in the local music scene, each of the band mates brought something unique to the table, and each with over a decade of experience under their belts. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUmfbetQL2c

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Opening Reception: Storytelling through Visual & Performing Arts

Storytelling through Visual and Performing Arts is an exciting evening event to celebrate the visual artwork of the newly formed Northern Indigenous Artists' Collective alongside the storytelling of a special guest as well as a play in development by Marcel Gagnon with a special appearance by Street Spirits Theatre Company. 

Exhibit March 2-15, 2018
Open for viewing Sat 11-3, Sun 11-4:30, 
March 5, 7, 9, 12 & 14 from 10-3

Opening Reception & Play
March 2, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
refreshments provided

About the Play:
"The Drum is Calling you Home" (working title) is a fusion of traditional storytelling, concert, ceremony and theatre. This new play in development takes the audience on a journey of the human spirit depicted in four rounds; each round tells Marcel’s story from a young man discovering his aboriginal roots to making peace with the inner callings of his heritage and the desires that propel him forward to building a meaningful life. This story is an awakening of one man’s spirit to his community and to his roots. It gives the audience a glimpse into what it not only means to be aboriginal, but what it means to be human, the difficult choices each of us face within the raw and challenging realities of life. The decision to follow his heart and spirit leading him home, is echoed from within.


Brought to you by:

Omineca Arts Centre
https://www.ominecaartscentre.com/

12th Annual 'Ut'loo Noye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration
https://b-m.facebook.com/WeavingWordsCelebration/

Marcel Gagnon Artist
http://marcel-gagnon.com/

Sunset Theatre Society
http://www.sunset-theatre.com/

Street Spirits Theatre Complany
http://streetspirits.com/

Northern Indigenous Artists' Collective
http://niacpg.ca/


Proudly Sponsored by:

Integris Credit Union
https://www.integriscu.ca/

Carrier Sekani Family Services
http://www.csfs.org/home

SpeeDee Printing & Promotional Solutions
http://www.speedee.ca/

Prince George Community Arts Centre
http://www.studio2880.com/

University of Northern British Columbia
http://www.unbc.ca/

Prince George Native Friendship Centre
http://www.pgnfc.com/

School District #57 Aboriginal Education Department
https://www.sd57.bc.ca/school/abed/Pages/default.aspx

Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre
http://www.carneyhill.ca/

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Mob Bounce with Khast'an Drummers

by Donation @ door
($5 suggested)

Mob Bounce is Indigenous influenced Hip Hop
with a fuse of EDM (Electronic Dance Music),
with Traditional and Contemporary aspects. Both
Travis and Craig’s gripping lyricism delves into
spirituality, social awareness/justice, and Mother
Earth connection. Mob Bounce is a display of
Hip Hop music and poetry with conviction.

Mob Bounce Mob Bounce
https://soundcloud.com/mob-bounce

The Khast'an drummers are a group of Lheidli T'enneh members and friends who have passion for the drum and the cycles of life it represents. The name Khast'an means Fireweed in the Lheidli dialect of Dakelh. The Khast’an drummers are like the beautiful fireweed plant which represents new growth following a forest fire, the coming and peak of summer, provision of nourishment, having medicinal properties and binding qualities. The Khast’an group is constantly growing with the goal of promoting the Lheidli T’enneh language, history and culture through song and dance. 

Khast'an Drummers
http://khastan.webs.com/

Hosted in conjunction with the
‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration

Proudly sponsored by:

Carrier Sekani Family Services
http://www.csfs.org/home

SpeeDee Printing & Promotional Solutions
http://www.speedee.ca/

Integris Credit Union
https://www.integriscu.ca/

Northern Indigenous Artists' Collective
http://niacpg.ca/

Prince George Community Arts Centre
http://www.studio2880.com/

Omineca Arts Centre
https://www.ominecaartscentre.com/

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Mar
1
4:30 PM16:30

Mob Bounce lyric writing and beat making Workshop

“Hip-Hop + Sacred Space” is an interactive workshop that provides participants the opportunity and experience to learn Mob
Bounce’s approach to combining traditional and spiritual Indigenous Culture with contemporary methods of musical and artistic
expression. Through this process, youth will hear both Craig and Travis’s story of how Hip-Hop music went from being their outlet
of self-expression to then becoming their own personal medicine. To Mob Bounce, a Sacred Space is where we get to
connect with our spirit, personal power and potential.

This is the space where intention and prayer meet goals and dreams.

The session will involve lyric writing and beat making as the tools of contemporary storytelling, drumming, singing, and dancing. We will teach the skill of lyric writing and beat making while incorporating the intention that creates a Sacred Space.

NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS

Mob Bounce is Indigenous influenced Hip Hop
with a fuse of EDM (Electronic Dance Music),
with Traditional and Contemporary aspects. Both
Travis and Craig’s gripping lyricism delves into
spirituality, social awareness/justice, and Mother
Earth connection. Mob Bounce is a display of
Hip Hop music and poetry with conviction.

Mob Bounce Mob Bounce
https://soundcloud.com/mob-bounce

Hosted in conjunction with the
‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration

Proudly sponsored by:

Northern Indigenous Artists' Collective
http://niacpg.ca/

Prince George Community Arts Centre
http://www.studio2880.com/

Integris Credit Union
https://www.integriscu.ca/

Carrier Sekani Family Services
http://www.csfs.org/home

SpeeDee Printing & Promotional Solutions
http://www.speedee.ca/

Omineca Arts Centre
https://www.ominecaartscentre.com/

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Omineca Flea!

 

The Omineca Flea is a monthly flea market happening at Omineca Arts Centre! The first will be held on Saturday, February 24 and you can expect to find some one of a kind vintage and used items, as well as handmade arts, decor and wearables made by local vendors! If you are holding onto (and would like to rehome) some quality used and vintage pieces, or you are an artisan who would like to be involved, please send us a message on here or email Britt at thisisbrittam@gmail.com!

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Travelling World Community Film Festival

7:00 p.m. "The Forger"
(16 min) 2016 NY Times Documentary and Manual Cinema Studios Filmmakers: Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia, Pamela Druckerman. It's 1944 in occupied Paris. Four friends spend their days in a narrow room atop a Left Bank apartment building. The neighbours think they're painters a cover story to explain the chemical smell. In fact, the friends are members of a Jewish resistance cell. They're operating a clandestine laboratory to make false passports for children and families about to be deported to concentration camps. The youngest member of the group, the lab's technical director, is 18-year-old Adolfo Kaminsky. Their heroic actions helped save the lives of thousands of Jews. Kaminsky went on to forge papers for people around the world in practically every major conflict of the mid-20th century.
Audience Award for Short Documentary, Hot Docs

7:25pm - "116 Cameras"
16 min. 2017 Birdling Films Director: Davina Pardo
As the Holocaust survivor community ages, the Shoah Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, has embarked on an ambitious new project to transform survivors into 3D digital holograms that will interact with generations to come. 116 Cameras follows Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, as she tells her story. This creative project addresses the pressing question of what might happen when witnesses are no longer with us.

7:45pm - "Rebels on Pointe"
89 min. 2017 Director: Bobbi Jo Hart
Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, Rebels on Pointe celebrates the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, comic, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character-driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancingbut an act of revolution in a tutu. "Laugh out loud funny!... The dancers are good company for any audience."POV Magazine. Best Documentary, San Louis Obispo Film Festival and Miami LGBT Film Festival

$30 Festival Passes available at Books and Co.
$5 Day Passes available at the door

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Feb
15
8:30 PM20:30

Blocktreat and Malcolm Jack

Blocktreat:

Blocktreat is a warm-and-tingly lo-fi dreamscape, floating on a backbone of upbeat casio drum grooves, and packed with catchy, kaleidoscopic guitar and synth lines. Brandon Hoffman sings and plays a rack of vintage electronics, while Jess Rampling plays bass, Malcolm (Jack) Biddle plays guitar, and Daniel Ruiz plays drums and electronic percussion. Through heaps of tape saturation, lyrics touch on real-life social situations that leave Hoffman with more questions than answers. From a close friend opening up about mental health issues, to the joy and dysfunction of dating in a small town, Hoffman uses music as a chance to sit with the day-to-day on-goings that complicate his life and give it meaning. Blocktreat has been featured on Vice's Noisey, Indie Shuffle, CBC's the Signal, and has played stages like Vancouver International Jazz Fest, and ArtsWells Festival. 

https://blocktreat.bandcamp.com/

Malcolm Jack:

Malcolm Jack is a Vancouver born and raised composer, producer and performer with a total awareness of the here and now. A folk singer in the true sense, he incorporates tape loops, field recordings, vintage drum machines and bizarre tunings into his otherwise lyrical approach. Touching on the concepts of modern myth, offline living, ecology and alienation, he creates a one of a kind world that is as inclusive as it is unique, allowing peers to peer into their own lives and environments with stunning magnification. His 2016 album Inner Circles was met with enthusiasm. 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wmaq8NCsp8

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Dec
15
to Dec 21

Chasing the Caribou Woman - Damian John's Art Show

With the support of the First Peoples Cultural Council www.fpcc.ca and Omineca art Centre www.ominecaartscentre.com please come and enjoy an evening of art with us. 
Opening night we will have live music and refreshments. Please come and enjoy an evening of art and music. The show stays for the week, so if you cannot make it to opening night, we will be there for the rest of the week to have great conversation, to talk about art and the weather, and to support our capacities to be creative.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Omineca Holiday Market

For those looking for indie gifts and hipster hauls, we present the First Annual Omineca Holiday Market! 

Featuring some of the region's best artisans and craftspeople, there will be a little something for everyone at this indie market. There will also be delicious treats, live music and general festivity for everyone to enjoy! 

We have a few spots left, so if you are interested in being a vendor, give us a shout at info@ominecaartscentre.com!

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan: Artist Talk

**FREE** to the public: Artist Talk with Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan! 

Collaborators since 1989, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan are among Canada’s best-known performance artists. They were catapulted into the international spotlight in their 20s with the performance and film We’re Talking Vulva. Since then, their live work and videos have been exhibited in diverse venues as far-ranging as women's centres in Sri Lanka to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This Winnipeg-based duo has created installations (such as Archaeology and You for the Royal Ontario Museum), public art pieces (such as One Gay City, the subject of a Manitoba Human Rights Commission challenge) and books (such as Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World, Arbeiter Ring Press). To most, however, they are known simply as the Lesbian Rangers of Lesbian National Parks and Services. Their humourous, feminist and provocative work has been acclaimed as “one of the high-points of contemporary Canadian artistic production” (Border Crossings Magazine). Performance documentation and artifacts are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History and the Dia Art Foundation, among others. They have also curated for institutions including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre and YYZ. Dempsey and Millan are the recipients of many awards, most proudly the Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Publication and the Manitoba Arts Council Special Prize for Innovation and Excellence.

Contact finger@mymts.net. To see videos, visit fingerinthedyke.ca.

“Expose any group of first time viewers…and you'll have a gang of stompers and screamers shouting, ‘One more time!’” – Village Voice

“Smart, funny, and edgy - almost all at the same time.... The more they work, the more apparent it becomes that Dempsey and Millan really are subversive. Their occupancy of the forms of popular culture is one of the high-points of contemporary Canadian artistic production.” – Border Crossings

“Witty, acid-tongued...armed with gruesomely funny visuals and a sharp ear for the lethal banalities and truisms of modern pop culture. The logic is impeccable, provocative.” – Edmonton Journal

“Sleek, satiric.” – The Globe and Mail

“Shawna Dempsey is Queen of Great Bliss. Twat throat and cigarette dew, that floor would ruin a sponge mop!” – John Giorno

“Composition is flawless...so slick, it's unnerving!” – Swerve Magazine

“June Cleaver on an acid trip.” – Winnipeg Free Press

“Sexy, self-assured, completely unpretentious.” – Eye Weekly

“Performance art on the edge: in your face humour.” – CBC Newshour

“The iron fist of feminism in a fun-fur glove.” – Guy Maddin

“Gleefully turning mainstream culture on its head, exposing heterosexism and misogyny through biting irony cut with loopy humour.” – National Post

“Dempsey and Millan refuse to be invisible or silent.... Theirs is, without a doubt, a courageous act.” – Canadian Theatre Review

“At turns, humorous, irreverent, poignant… and highly evocative” – Books in Canada

“Dempsey and Millan…might be the Yes Men's lesbian sisters, wickedly sending up corporate targets as well as consumer marketing and their own feminist community.” – Now Magazine

http://www.shawnadempseyandlorrimillan.net/

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Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Block Printing Workshop with Catherine Ruddell

Learn the basics of block printing to create unique patterns on fabric!

From start to finish we will cover:

- what tools to use

- how to carve your block

- pattern layout & design

- printing on fabric

Catherine Ruddell is a BC based textile artist & surface designer. Covering Ground, her most recent body of work, is currently on display in the Rustad Galleria at the Two Rivers Gallery.

Register for this workshop by email: contact@catherineruddell.com

Cost is $115

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Women of The North: A CFUR Fundraiser

CFUR is proud to present Women of The North: A CFUR Fundraiser! 

A CFUR Showcase, Women of The North is a powerful event which will take place in the new local arts venue, Omineca Arts Centre. There, we will gather enthusiasts of local music and culture to celebrate women musicians of our region, with the accompaniment of live painting and live and silent auctions, creating an evening of celebration with Northern flair. This action is supported by CFUR’s mandate and ever-growing ambitions of exposing and encouraging the arts in Northern BC.

Featuring:

Rachelle van Zanten!
Kym Gouchie!
Amy Blanding!
Nove Voce Choral Society!
Britt AM!

Alongside the music of these stellar performers will be visual artist Audrey McKinnon de Leon, live-painting one of her signature pieces while the music plays on. 

Tickets are available in advance at Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo, at CFUR 88.7fm on campus, or online at http://cfur.ca/tickets-1/

Don't miss this opportunity to support CFUR 88.7FM and enjoy one of the biggest music events of the year!

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World Town Planning Day | UNBC Student Planners Association
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

World Town Planning Day | UNBC Student Planners Association

World Town Planning Day | Everyone Welcome!

Event is Free

On Wednesday November 8, 2017, the University of Northern British Columbia’s Student Planners Association would like you to join us in celebrating World Town Planning Day! 

What is World Town Planning Day (WTPD)? 

WTPD is an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities! Countries around the world have celebrated WTPD since 1949 and this year more than 30 countries will be celebrating alongside us!

What is Planning?

We hear this question a lot, we even ask this question a lot! Simply put, ‘Planning’ looks at the past, to make decisions for the present, while considering the needs of the future. 

Join us for a guided walking tour in the heart of downtown where members of the Student Planners Association will show how Planning has influenced and shaped the city of Prince George. We’ll follow up with some snacks and refreshments at Omineca Arts Centre where we can discuss and learn more about what it means to ‘Plan’ and the roles that Planners play in our communities!

When: 
5:00 pm - Omineca Arts Centre (1119 3rd Avenue, Prince George) 
5:30 pm - Walking Tour* (leaving Omineca Arts Centre)
6:30 pm – Return for snacks and refreshments

*Weather permitting – other activities will be prepared in the event of weather limitations

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Studio Space w/ Host Audrey McKinnon

Local professional artist Audrey McKinnon will be hosting a bi-weekly drop-in space for visual artists starting Sunday, October 22! Artists will have access to the Omineca Arts Centre from 10am - 6pm for studio space and skilled creative company. 

All skill-levels, artistic styles, and ages are welcome!

$10 for up to 6 hours of studio access

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Alkemist Album Release Release/30th Birthday Party

The Alkemist (Jay Boy) is celebrating his 30th birthday AND releasing his brand new album.....ON THE SAME NIGHT!!! Going to be a great show! Come on down to the Omineca Arts Centre to celebrate and enjoy some new music from this one-man-band wonder!

A kick stompin', rattle shakin', music machine from Northern BC. Playing guitar, fiddle or banjo while injecting psychedelic effects into the mix and playing kick drum, hoof boot and a crash cymbal, The Alkemist weaves dark and ethereal soundscapes with upbeat porchpunk anthems, to create an environment perfect for blissing out in the mind's eye, or kickin' up a storm. 

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Sean Arthur Joyce
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Sean Arthur Joyce

Sean Arthur Joyce is better known in the West Kootenay as Art Joyce for his poetry, popular newspaper columns and books on local history. Joyce has been a freelance journalist since 1990, working since 2005 as a reporter and Arts and Culture Editor for the Valley Voice, one of the last independently owned newspapers in BC. Joyce has published two books of West Kootenay history and in 2014 published Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West (Hagios Press). New Orphic Publishers of Nelson, BC has published his three collections of Joyce’s poetry, The Charlatans of Paradise, Star Seeds, and The Price of Transcendence. In 2001 he produced his first poetry video, The Muse: Chameleon Fire, with the assistance of BRAVO TV funding. In 2016 he produced his second poetry video to launch his touring multimedia performance, Dead Crow: Prologue, with music composed by Noel Fudge and video production by Isaac Carter of ICandy Films. 

Al Rempel’s books of poetry are This Isn’t the Apocalypse We Hoped For (Caitlin Press, 2013), understories (Caitlin Press, 2010) and a chapbook called The Picket Fence Diaries (Lipstick Press, 2010). His poems have also appeared in The Malahat Review, GRAIN, CV2 and Event, and in anthologies such as The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2011, Rocksalt, 4Poets and Half in the Sun. He currently lives in Prince George where he teaches at a high school.

 

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Book Launch | Glory by Gillian Wigmore
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Book Launch | Glory by Gillian Wigmore

Book Launch & Reading by author Gillian Wigmore of her new book "Glory"

A northern gothic tale about resilience and belonging

In a boom town dominated by a man-eating lake, Renee and Danny Chance start a new life in his grandfather’s cabin. Renee struggles to keep her head above water until she is drawn into the orbit of two beautifully notorious bar-singer cousins, and all three women are called to test the bonds of blood and loyalty. A polyphonic fable riddled with tall tales, Glory explores what it means to be a woman in north-central BC by flooding the shores of the human heart.

http://invisiblepublishing.com/product/glory/

Doors 7pm
Reading 8pm

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Genevieve Jaide Album Release
Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

Genevieve Jaide Album Release

Born and Raised down a country dirt road west of Prince George, British Columbia, Genevieve spent childhood days writing stories, poems & melodies while laying on her horse's back. Genevieve has been singing since she could talk, her parents recognized this at an early age and placed her into choir, song & dance classes, and vocal lessons. Shortly thereafter, Genevieve started performing at local cafe's, restaurants, theaters, and any other stage she could get her microphone on. 
Music has always been a staple in Genevieve's life. After high school she enrolled in psychology classes at a local college. One semester into the program, she knew this was not the path for her... and moved to Nelson BC to attend the 'Contemporary Music and Technology Program' at Selkirk College for a Vocal and Performance Major. In her spare time Genevieve picked up the acoustic guitar and her songwriting journey began. She gathered inspiration from her surroundings, her fellow students, and ultimately the beauty of nature and began translating her stories into songs. 
One year into the music program, Genevieve developed a vocal condition that immediately cut her diploma short and she was unable to continue studying/singing. The doctors recommended vocal rest, which meant complete silence for weeks, and didn't sing again for 3 years. There were times when she believed she would never sing again. 
After moving back to her home town in a state of depression, music began to crawl back into her life; little by little she began writing, humming, and strumming. It was inevitable that music would forever be the main focus in Genevieve's life. She is now a vocal coach, and advocates teaching proper singing technique to her students. 
Genevieve has just finished recording her debut EP "For Him" at Cheslatta Records & it will be available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify in October 2017. Genevieve Jaide performs alongside the ever so talented and rhythmic Nick Tindale. Their music has been described as "folk with a twist of organic pop”. The music of Genevieve Jaide will remove you from your own mind & take you on a journey with every story that she paints through her music.

Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
Cover $10

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Salt Water Hank and Danny Bell
Sep
30
9:00 PM21:00

Salt Water Hank and Danny Bell

Saltwater Hank’s songs will take you on a journey from through the mountains of the Bulkley Valley to the Skeena, to the saltwater out west, down the coast and eastbound to the Kootenay’s. His stories are inspired by the people, the land and the water of the region he calls home.

saltwaterhank.com

Danny Bell's songs are pure & simple, sweeping superfluity off of the table so we can get down to realer and more constructive expressions & conversations.

"Danny Bell's lyrics are so real they are irrefutable, undeniable, so honest and powerful and touching." - Scott Dunbar

$10 cover charge
Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
Drinks by Donation

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Audrey Mckinnon | Misdemeanours in Colour and Scale
Sep
23
to Oct 6

Audrey Mckinnon | Misdemeanours in Colour and Scale

Exhibit Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30-6:00pm

Audrey McKinnon is an artist originally from Vancouver where she organised and exhibited in several shows. Her paintings are characteristically large and filled with vibrant colours and energetic lines. Self-taught, Audrey previously painted in oils, selling out her last body of paintings. Her work is now a part of two private collections in Canada, while other select works have been sold for the benefit of charitable organisations.


Now living in Prince George, her most recent works are done with spray paint, staying true to her style with bright colours and expressive lines. Influences of traditional Mexican art and the wild whimsy of Pop Kei fashion can be seen in the feminine and saturated choice of colours in her paintings of women’s faces shown up close and several feet tall from jawline to forehead.


Misdemeanors in Colour and Scale is an exhibit of Audrey’s most recent work. Several oversized paintings hang and some sprawl from their rigid edges right onto the walls at Omineca Arts Centre from Sept. 23-Oct. 6.

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Party on High Street
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Party on High Street

Since finding each other in Nelson, B.C. seven years ago The Party On High Street has worked tirelessly to bring it's signature feel-good funk jams to the people! We are a lively dance-inducing mix of funk, folk and jazz fuelled rockn' roll, joyfully delivered and presented like a funbomb waiting to make you jive.

Our band sings of peculiar youthful enchantments, weird love, and some of the odder aspects of life. Touring and playing live shows has fed our spirits and stroked our souls since the beginning. Every summer we travel further into the Canadian festival scene. Playing the campfires and stages, bars and backyards. This past summer we performed at over 6 music festivals and we are gearing up to do it again this year.

At these festivals we've developed a family of friends and fellow musicians, who we've joined on stage and off for plenty of collaborations and all around good time merry music makin'! We're taking our new songs and these experiences and bringing our brand new first ever acoustic album to you Spring/Summer 2015! At Yer' Place, Baby!

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Rae Spoon & Thom Coombes
Jul
29
9:00 PM21:00

Rae Spoon & Thom Coombes

Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author. They have released eight solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres over the past twelve years and have toured across Canada and internationally. Their live shows swing between audience singalongs and large danceable arrangements, which keep them playing everywhere from folk festivals and house concerts to rock concerts and theatres. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award and a MOTHA Transgender Musician of the Year Award.

Armour, Spoon’s eighth solo album, is the highly anticipated follow-up to Polaris Prize–nominated My Prairie Home, a musical about Spoon’s fraught childhood in Alberta. As much as My Prairie Home was about Spoon’s upbringing as a queer youth in a Pentecostal household, Armour is about their view of the future. Moments of reckoning with trauma and self-preservation mingle with messages of hope and survival. Armour explores the idea that there is no instruction manual for healthy adulthood, asserting that the attempt to construct meaning is itself the point of life. The album is a tribute to the intimate space where both hope and despair have space to share the same voice. The ten new songs hold all of the lyrical depth indicative of Spoon’s compositions while showcasing their distinctive voice. Armour’s self- produced enigmatic soundscapes blur the lines between organic and electronic instruments. Analogue synthesizers, electronic drum programming, drum kits, percussion, electric bass, cello and guitar carry the album through pop refrains and danceable beats.

Rae’s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2012. The book was a finalist for a Lambda Award in the Transgender Fiction category and was shortlisted for an Expozine Alternative Press Award. In the spring of 2014, Rae was awarded a Honour of Distinction by the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, presented by the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Rae’s second book, co- written with Ivan E. Coyote and titled Gender Failure, was published in 2014. Gender Failure was on the 2015 Over The Rainbow Reading List and was translated into German.

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