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Let the weather drive you indoors: Plenty to do in Kelowna

Jock Macdonald, The Black Quartet, 1946, ink, watercolour on paper, 25.8 x 35.7 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Image Credit: Teresa Healy
January 10, 2014 - 8:27 AM

KELOWNA - The weather this weekend is forecast to be relatively warm and wet with a mix of sun, cloud, rain and snow, so if you'd rather spend it indoors, then Kelowna has all kinds of events to make it fun nonetheless.

The Kelowna Art Gallery will be displaying Unreal, an exhibition of work by twenty-eight artists from Canada and elsewhere. Starting Saturday at noon, Unreal explores areas of thought and experience beyond the ordinary and contains both utopian and dystopian realms. The works are grouped by sub-theme: The Unconscious, The Haunted, The Absurd, and The Disassembled. Mediums range from oil paintings, mixed-media works, printmaking and three-dimensional sculptures.

The earliest works of art in the show are from the 1940’s with many of the artists having never been on display in Kelowna before. Viewers will be impressed at the range of artists included in this show, as well as the thought-provoking notions and themes the works address. Unreal is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Okanagan Golf Club is holding the Sweet Love Bridal Swap Sunday at 10 a.m. The Swap is the perfect place to buy and sell second-hand wedding decorations, gifts and clothing. The Sweet Love Bridal Swap is brought to you by the Milestone Events Girls. Limited tables are available so sign up today.

On Saturday, Columbia Bottle Depot will be hosting a bottle drive between 9 and 3. All money raised goes to The Paige Foundation, a registered non-profit organization that supports paediatric cancer research.

'Voice of Diversity' Theater Group is holding an open workshop Saturday at 2 p.m. Voice of Diversity is a multicultural theatre group for immigrants and visible minorities in Kelowna. It encourages participation in a series of theatre workshops to make a creative and positive change in the community. Any immigrant or visible minority can join this workshop at no charge. If you are interested in participating in this free theatre workshop, please contact Young Jae Kim at and 250-826-6502

If you're up on the hill Big White has several events planned this weekend. There is a Kid's After Dark pizza party and games night at 5 p.m. Friday. If an evening of board games with kids aged seven and up isn’t your thing, then a fireworks show is also planned for Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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