!UPDATE! – Time Change for Santa Parade on Baker

Please be advised that the Santa parade TIMES HAVE CHANGED.  Due to  the city bus schedule the parade start time is now 5pm

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Kicking Horse Culture: Funny night out with MILF Life Crisis Sat Dec 2

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With an abundance of talent and a ton of emotional bravery, Anne Marie Scheffler digs candidly into her own personal history to hilariously explore themes of marriage, divorce, and the challenges of a newly-single woman re-entering a dating pool that’s far weirder than she remembers it. And in the process she takes back the word MILF and repurposes it to mean “Mothers are incredibly lovely and fantastic!”

Anne Marie made a ton of fans here in Golden a few years back with her hilarious performance of Suddenly Mommy. Check out this audience testimonial video to see why one fan called her new show MILF Life Crisis “the funniest night you will spend with your clothes on!”

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Get in the spirit of the season with The Bailey Theatre!

Performing Arts Trail presents
Lizzy Hoyt: A Christmas Show – Tuesday, December 5

Lizzie Hoyt is a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, fiddler and mandolinist; and step dancer who describes her style as Celtic folk rooted in traditional music. This concert will feature a collection of well-known and obscure holiday carols that will connect the audience to days gone by. Combining her musical with her love of history, Hoyt said many carols are based on Pagan melodies that had Christian lyrics added to them generations later, which means many of the old melodies are well-suited to her Celtic style.

Also available from Trail Performing Arts is a ‘Half-Season’ Pass for their 2018 shows: Buzz Brass, The Octet, Zogma & Patricia Cano for $65. Available only from the Box Office in person or by phone.


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A century of fine tailoring revealed at Nelson Library book launch

The customers served by Beauchamp & How Tailors over the last 110 years are a Canadian who’s who that includes judges, generals, and prime ministers. They have also been regular people who needed a good, expertly fitted suit. The history of this iconic menswear mecca is revealed in a new coffee table book by third-generation owner, Walter’s grandson, Terry Beauchamp. The Nelson launch of Walter Beauchamp: A Tailored History of Toronto includes a live interview with the author accompanied by a slide show on Thursday, November 3 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library.

Co-authored with style expert Pedro Mendes, the book describes not only the history of Beauchamp Tailors (pronounced Beechum) and Toronto, but of Canada—stitch by stitch. A civilian and military tailor, Beauchamp saw to the attire of men and women on the homefront and battlefront through two world wars and massive changes in sensibility and style over the decades. The store survived the Great Depression in the 1930s and, faced with a throw-away society, the wrecking ball. And yet, style and quality persisted.

Some of the Beauchamp’s quirkier projects include the white flannel, double-breasted suits of Harland Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken), a pirate suit for a swashbuckling groom, and a suit fashioned on the uniform of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Archival photographs in the book reveal Canadian society through the decades, from the Edwardian Single-Breasted Sacque Suit to the custom-tailored waistcoats Gordon Lightfoot wore on tour. Lightfoot, impressed and grateful, wrote an introduction to the book.

Terry Beauchamp’s love for the business is evident in the book, which will be available for sale. The presentation promises to be fascinating, and is free to the public. Casual attire is welcome.

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Movie: WONDER with coupon / Film: OPERA HOUSE added Jan 2018

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We are pleased to be showing WONDER this coming week and with it a $2.00 off coupon!

Nov 24-30

Fri-Thurs 7pm
Sat-Mon 2pm (Monday showing at 2pm due to the school ProD Day)


Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) was born with a facial deformity and has had 27 surgeries in order to help him to breathe, see, and hear without a hearing aid, but he still looks different from other kids. He’s been homeschooled up to now by his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts), but now that he’s 10, she’s decided he should go to school with other children at the beginning of fifth grade.

Before the school year begins, he’s introduced to three kids — Jack Will (Noah Jupe), Julian (Bryce Gheisar) and Charlotte (Elle McKinnon) — who show him around school, but as time goes on, Julian quickly proves to be a bully, often making fun of Auggie. Meanwhile, Auggie’s sister Via (Izabela Vidovic) is struggling with her own problems fitting in at high school, while Auggie’s father (Owen Wilson) reassures his son that everyone has troubles.

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio.

Please enjoy this $2.00 off coupon on regular priced General Admission Tickets. Print it off or show us on your smart phone.


Mark your calendar for January 13 2018 11:00am for the showing of THE OPERA HOUSE. A new film by award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Tickets are $10.00 Adult & $8.00 Senior/Child and can be purchased the day of. More information can be found here: http://www.royaltheatretrail.com/the-met/

We look forward to seeing you in the seats!

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Music Books Plus November 2017 eNewsletter

5 Things Every Musician Needs to Book Great Gigs

You’ve spent hours and hours honing your live set to perfection, and now you’re finally ready to start the process of booking your first gig. Or maybe you’ve played a few shows already, but it seems that your same group of friends are the only people showing up. It’s easy to stagnate in this spot for a while, so how do you take your gigs to the next level?

Let Music Books Plus help you with your search for the right gift. We’ve broken down this category to help you even more.

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and if you need a little extra help, call one of our Customer Service specialists, who are always willing to help a “Santa” out at 1-800-265-8481.


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Nelson, B.C.’S 2018 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival Offers West Kootenay Book Clubs A Ticket Price Break, Chance To Meet With Festival Authors

Nelson, B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is offering West Kootenay book club members discounted tickets to the 2018 event and a chance for their club to meet with one of the festival’s invited authors.

“If your book club is registered with us,” said EMLF executive director Natasha Smith, “your members receive a 10 per cent discount on the 2018 Festival Gold Pass which admits the holder to all festival events.” The 2018 festival will run from July 11 to 15, with a regular Gold Pass priced at $70.

Book clubs can register by contacting Smith at emlf@emlfestival.com Club members who are interested in receiving occasional updates about visiting writers, events, and festival programming are also welcome to contact Smith. “We are interested in input from book clubs about the festival, as well,” Smith said. “Feedback is an invaluable help as we put our program together.”

Some clubs, Smith said, have requested that the festival post a list of books by forthcoming festival presenters. Books by confirmed 2018 EMLF presenters are now listed on the EMLF website under the Read On tab: http://www.emlfestival.com/read-on/

EMLF showcases writers and other literary professionals from the West Kootenay as well as from the larger national community. Confirmed presenters this year include current Jamaica poet laureate Lorna Goodison. Her prose memoir Harvey River: A Memory of My Mother and Her People won the 2008 $40,000 B.C. Award for Canadian Nonfiction. Appearing with her will be her husband J. Edward Chamberlin, an expert on narrative and an aboriginal land claims activist on several continents. His 2003 book If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? was shortlisted for both the Charles Taylor Prize and the Pearson Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize. The couple live on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast.

This year Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is also offering two prizes for book clubs, Smith said. The first is an opportunity for a book club to meet personally with their chosen festival presenter. To compete for this special session with an author, a club submits a 500-word maximum anecdote involving their club. The winning club then picks which presenting author they would like to meet with during the author’s time in Nelson.

The second prize offered, Smith said, is one free Gold Pass issued to the club with the most original or creative name.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018, with submissions sent to emlf@emlfestival.com

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