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Downtown Kelowna is host to many exciting events all through the year. Whether hosted by the Association, the city, or other businesses or partners you’re sure to find something fun to do in #downtownkelowna. Find out more about what’s happening below.

December 4, 2024

Matilda

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Matilda takes you on a whimsical journey into the extraordinary world of a precocious and gifted young girl named Matilda Wormwood. With her wit and intelligence, Matilda overcomes the challenges of her unsupportive family and the tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, to discover the true power of courage, friendship, and the magic of books. Packed with unforgettable songs, mesmerizing choreography, and an outstanding cast of young talents, Matilda is a delightful feast for the senses that will captivate both the young and the young at heart!

This Tony Award-winning musical, featuring a heartwarming and empowering narrative, its’ a perfect fit for the holiday season and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.  With its witty humor, touching moments, and unforgettable characters, Matilda is a theatrical masterpiece that will leave you believing in the power of courage and the boundless possibilities of a child’s imagination.

Whether you’re a fan of Roald Dahl’s timeless story or discovering it for the first time, Matilda is a must-see Broadway gem that will leave you inspired, entertained, and with a renewed appreciation for the power of storytelling and the strength of the human spirit.
PLEASE NOTE: We kindly inform our guests that although there is no official minimum purchase requirement, we appreciate your understanding that when seated at a table/booth for evening performances, it is expected to order dinner or food items as part of our licensing. To ensure a continued pleasant dining experience for all, we reserve the right to impose minimum charges for guests who disregard this policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

May 29, 2024

The Producers

Experience Broadway at  its funniest and most outrageous with The Producers. This hysterical extravaganza brought to life by the legendary Mel Brooks, took home a record breaking TWELVE Tony Awards after its debut on Broadway.

Join us on a riotous journey with Max Bialystock, a washed-up Broadway producer, and Leo Bloom, a timid accountant, as they hatch a harebrained scheme to put on the worst show in history and make a fortune. Packed with side-splitting humor, toe-tapping tunes, and outrageous characters, The Producers Musical is a non-stop laugh riot that will have you rolling in the aisles.

With Mel Brooks’ trademark wit and irreverence, the show skewers everything from show business to political correctness, leaving no sacred cow unturned.

The dynamic duo of Max and Leo, supported by a brilliant ensemble cast, will keep you on the edge of your seat, eagerly awaiting the next hilarious twist in their madcap scheme.

It’s a full-throttle, high-energy extravaganza that will leave you singing along for days.
PLEASE NOTE: We kindly inform our guests that although there is no official minimum purchase requirement, we appreciate your understanding that when seated at a table/booth for evening performances, it is expected to order dinner or food items as part of our licensing. To ensure a continued pleasant dining experience for all, we reserve the right to impose minimum charges for guests who disregard this policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

May 26, 2024

Okanagan Pet Expo

We invite you to the Okanagan Pet Expo!

Join us May 26th at the Laurel Packinghouse and Square to see and learn all there is to know about pets! Come browse vendors, speak to pet experts, enjoy speakers & demos, and more fun!

Tickets will be available soon at www.okanaganpetexpo.com!

Okanagan Pet Expo
May 26th, 2024
10AM-4PM
Laurel Packinghouse & Square

For more information or if you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please visit: https://www.okanaganpetexpo.com/

April 29, 2024

Learn to Paint

Kato Rempel is delighted to announce an exciting beginner art class. We'll be focusing on both acrylic and oil painting, allowing you to choose your preferred medium and explore the magic of both. Each class will feature an informative demo in the process of painting from a still life and eventually a photograph. Throughout the course, I will emphasize composition, colour mixing, and the creative process, equipping you with essential skills to bring your artistic visions to life.

Join us for an enriching experience where you can unlock your artistic potential and master the art of painting.

Monday and Tuesday evenings 6pm - 9pm – 6 classes
April 29th and 30th, May 6th and 7th, May 13th and 14th
Ellis Art Studios, 1021 Ellis Street, Kelowna

$324 CAD

Sign up early as classes fill up quickly

March 14, 2024

Towards Socio-Ecological Justice for Wrokers and Communities: Assessing the promise of Just Transition

How exactly is “just transition” from fossil fuels understood and operationalized in specific contexts? What is just about the transition as it is being envisioned and designed by policymakers, and what are we to transition towards? By drawing on examples from my research in Brazil and Canada, I position the debate on just transition against the backdrop of historic and ongoing injustices on which settler colonial states and racial capitalist economies rest. These injustices include the dispossession of Indigenous peoples and others pursuing traditional land-based livelihoods, but also socio-environmental harms faced by racialized communities and workers who supply labour in most essential yet least valued economic sectors – for instance, farm labour, care work, etc. I maintain that unless we shape just transition as an opportunity for a more fundamental change away from the status quo, transitional measures might very well reproduce existing inequalities, and they will fail to challenge the extractive racial/colonial capitalist systems that have led us in the first place to the socio-ecological crisis we are currently trying to tackle, and the burdens of which are already so unevenly distributed.

March 12, 2024

nsyilxcen: the Journey Continues

Continue your journey with the nsyilxcen language and gain a deeper understanding of syilx culture. Through a series of dynamic classes, students with a beginner understanding of nsyilxcen will engage with each other and their instructor as they continue their learning. This class is presented in partnership with Wildrose Native Traditions and is for everyone, regardless of heritage.

Students are required to have attended nsyilxcen for Everyone, levels 1, 2 and 3 or have a beginner’s understanding of nsyilxcen.

Please contact us directly at education@kelownamuseums.ca to inquire about free tickets for members of Indigenous nations.

Registration required

After 5

Part networking event, part foodgasm, this smorgasbord for the soul takes place in various venues in Downtown Kelowna.

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Block Party

SHOP great vendors and local retailers. ENJOY the atmosphere. EAT at a downtown restaurant or grab a snack from a Food Truck. PLAY in the kids zone. DANCE to the music at one of our stages – with a variety of acts there is something for everyone!

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