Thursday, December 30, 2010

Okanagan Media Real Estate Visual Tours

Okanagan Media is a marketing firm that specializes is High Definition Real Estate Visual Tours. The days of the "virtual tour" and the dreaded picture slide show is over! Welcome to the evolution of the REAL walk-through.

Did you know that 84% of home buyers use the internet and video tours as a resource when they are searching for a new home, and only 33% attend open houses. Once you have an Okanagan Media Video Tour, you have created a 24/7 online open house that buyers can conveniently experience from their home or office computer.

Okanagan Media Video Tours allow buyers to quickly determine if they are interested in taking the next step of making an appointment to go out and visit a property, which saves both your time and theirs. Buyers who have taken a video tour before they arrive already have a general idea of what they are going to see, and are often more focused and prepared to do business. Buyers who don't use video tours spend an average of three times longer with a realtor before making a purchase decision.

If you're a Realtor in Kelowna, and you have not "embraced " technology, then you need to watch this video...

Big White 411

Whats Kickin' at Big White this Week:
* Gem Lake is OPEN!!!
* Kettle Valley Steak House
* Blue Run Extravaganza - "Cruise The Blue Runs as much as possible"
Thanks again Josh for all your support up at the hill buddy!

Deadmau5 at Prospera

Okay not a great video, almost annoying really. But its deadmau5 in Kelowna, at Prospera. so watch it anyway! Besides, the audio is fantastic!


Whatsup Thursday

Deadmau5 was last night, and the reviews are pretty mixed. Some loved it, most people seemed a little disappointed with the mascot head. Anyways you probably want to know what is happening today, so here it is!

O'flannigan's pub Open Mic Jam Night-9pm ( every Thursday ) 
Address:  319 Queensway Ave, Kelowna
Big Stud
 35 cent Appy Night / cant go wrong there

 WHL Hockey / Rockets Vs Kamloops
Address:  Prospera Place / Puck drops at 7:05 Tickets $16
 Local Hockey star Tyson Barrie from the Rockets is playing in the World U20 championships right now. Be sure to keep an eye out for him. Good luck Ty!

Minstrel Cafe & Bar
Kim Mcmechan playing live
Address:  4638 Lakeshore Rd  / $5 entertainment charge
Genre: Acoustic / Country / Folk

Got an event we missed? send it to whatsupkelowna@gmail.com


Big White "Blue Bird" Goodness

Don't know who this god among men is, but he found some amazing lines. Wicked pow video of our home mountain.

A big thanks to crispymoore for the video of our local Big White Ski Resort. Check out his other vids on Youtube.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Whatsup Wednesday

For those of you who aren't into swinging your brain around into stew for 3 hours straight at the concert tonight, Come down to Avenue for Open mic. The dude of all dudes, Josh Racho ( shaggy? nice )  will be playing. Head down, say hi, and enjoy a beer with some local talent! Big thanks to Josh for sending videos and music, Keep em coming.

PS: Got some talent? we want to see it! Don't let Josh have all the spotlight!






Another event going on tonight is over at Gotcha Night club / oasis side.

Whatsup DEADMAU5

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Years with The Rat Pack

Last year the Toronto Star named the New Year's Eve party at the Kelowna Community Theatre as one of the 10 most unique New Year's parties in Canada. This year it's even better. Directly from Las Vegas, we are flying in the worlds' top tribute act to the Rat Pack. This year's party which will be a combination of world class entertainment, music, comedy, dancing, food and partying. We have five live acts that will be entertaining all night long throughout the newly renovated theatre complex, including the black box, the lobby and the main stage. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art will be decorating the theatre with a Las Vegas theme and there will be door prizes given away throughought the night, with the grand prize being a trip for two to Las Vegas from Kelowna with three nights accomodation at the Balagio hotel. Tickets are now on sale at Selectyourtickets.com or at the Prospera Place Box office or at 250 762-5050.

All That Glitters at Cush New Years Celebration

THE LAST SUPPER WITH CUSH: That's right! This is Cush's last night open. Sadly, we've had to close our doors due to a licensing issue that our landlords will not approve. Don't worry, our plan is is to continue doing what we love in a new location.
We'd like to thank everyone for your continued support and we look forward to wowing you all with our new hot spot in 2011.
So come, ring in the new year and send us off with a champaign toast at midnight.
NYE 2011:When nothing but the best will do…
Glitz and glam awaits...add a touch of class to your New Years celebration. Our chef has prepared a gourmet, 4 course meal and we’ve lined up the hottest live music to keep you dancing all night.
Enjoy dinner and drinks and get the night started with our 3 piece latin band.

Open til 4 AM

FIRE and ICE NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION !

This New Years, get ready for the beginning of something huge as SIX of Canadas top DJs bring you into the New Year high on the slopes of Big White Ski Resort.

Experience BC Entertainment Presents FIRE and ICE NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

Experience BC Entertainment has teamed up with Raakels Ridge Pub to bring you a night packed with Entertainment to celebrate the New Year.
Get ready for a 2011 like no other!!! As we will be partying till 3am with 6 of Canadas top DJs on a 5 Star Ski Resort. Featuring: Hirshee - Freddy J - Vinyl Fixx - DJ Kei - TnA - MissDVS

LIVE FIRE PERFORMERS / FREE CHAMPAGNE AT MIDNIGHT / BASS THUMPING SOUND SYSTEM / INSANE LIGHT SHOW / ON THE SLOPES OF BIG WHITE

Open Mic Winfield

Lake Country Coffee House Open Mic

Lake Country Coffee House, 10356 Bottom Wood Lake Road...bring your guitar, voice, fiddle, etc. or just come out and support your local musicians! Great ambiance and fantastic coffee!

Wednesday Nights @  6-8 p.m

Click here for Directions to Coffee House.

 

Open Mic Sandman Hotel

KELOWNA'S NEWEST OPEN MIC!

Come down to Bar One (Sandman Hotel) every Thursday for the Okanagan's newest and hottest open mic! Bring your guitar and play some tunes, meet other local musicians, and enjoy the drink specials!

Ultimate Luck Compilation 2010

 
A video wrap up of some of this year's luckiest moments. Do you have any video like this? Did you experience any death defying moments during the past year? If you have video footage, please email and send us the link! Whether it's sports, driving or just something you saw and captured, we'd love to see it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Clear Images Photography

Chris from Clear Images Photography is a freelance photographer based in Kelowna, BC. Chris specializes in Event Photojournalism, and Concept Portraiture's, but by no means are those his limitations as a photographer. Chris considers himself quite proficient shooting weddings, family portraits, sporting events, boudoir, and commercial needs.
To quote Chris, "Since the day I bought my first DSLR camera, I realized that I had not only a passion for photography, but a looming obsessive presence in my life to learn everything about it!! It’s become a major cornerstone in my life, and I love working with everyone in the industry".
If you have an upcoming event, wedding, or commercial project and you need someone who’s reliable and capable of meeting your needs, contact Chris through his website at clearimagesphotography.com

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Years Party Burlesque Style!

Level Nite Club Presents:
A NIGHT OF BURLESQUE
Friday, December 31st, 2010

The end of one year to ring in the next with no shortage of extravagance, celebration and over-the-top glamour and glitz. Provocative glitz, sultry woman in the masses, we are going to party hardy til 2011!

Open til 4AM. Tickets $20 in advance from Level, Avenue, Christophers and TicketWeb.

New Years Party at Gotchas

The Agency has teamed up with Gotcha Nite Club to bring you a Revolution of Entertainment. Start your 2011 with an experience like no other!! The biggest party anywhere in Kelowna on NYE. 4 DJ's till 4am- COMPRESSION, D:CUE, COOPER and featuring the hottest talent to come out of the underground scene DAVIN ST.MARTIN.

New Years Party at Oasis

Well here we go with the start of our New Years party events for the week!
Footwerks brings the FUNK! Join us as we roll over a new decade. Celebrate the new year with us! Mash Ups, Breaks, Funk, Electro, Rock, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, House.
with: WOOD n SOO, SPILTMILK, DEE BASS, JGIRL, ARTHUR SHWIMMER VISUALS 
It all gets rockin' at Oasis Nite Club! Get your tickets early. The parties in Kelowna are sure to sell out quickly

Enjoy this sound clip from local DJ "JGIRL".
Belmont Park Jgirl and manousos by manousos.footwerk

Kyle Radawetz Films

Kyle Radawetz and his film company, The Business Ltd, specializes in snowboarding, skateboarding, and lifestyle short films and movies. Recently Kyle has expanded into business promotions, weddings, and music videos. He directed, filmed, and edited a full length snowboard film last winter called "Get Some: Now or Never" and produced just over 400 copies. Kyle's trailer for the film was featured last summer on snowboardcanada.com. Check out the trailer of his snowboard film right here as well as his Vimeo and Youtube websites.
Kyle Radawetz on Youtube or The Business Ltd on Vimeo

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Kelowna!

Whatsup Kelowna would like to take this special time to wish everyone a very merry christmas.

We would also like to ask why deer get all the attention around the holidays..what about the magestic donkey? Thanks Chris over at Clear Image Photography for the pic!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Awesome Butterworth Highlight reel 2010 !

The title speaks for itself. Matt Butterworth has had an amazing year. Take in some eye candy and support our local talent!


Bike Reel 2010 from Matt Butterworth on Vimeo.

Whats Up Kelowna Photo Challenge!

Calling all Kelowna Photog's! We have laid down the gauntlet and we want Kelowna photographers to send us ONE amazing shot. Pillage through your collection of photos and email us one wicked snap!

We will let you know when the closing date is. We will work on finding a prize for the winning picture as well. We will also feature you and a few more of your photos on our website for all Kelowna viewers to enjoy with the utmost admiration. If you have a website devoted to your photography, we would be happy to share the link with the world!

Good luck to all challengers!

Oh ya...can anyone tell us who took this photo? This is an amazing shot of the Steelers versus Jets on Sunday.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kelowna Lunar Eclipse

Kelowna Lunar Eclipse December 20 @ 10:40 PM

Kelowna Lunar Eclipse December 20 @ 10:45 PM





A HUGE Thank You goes out to Kelownagurl (Twitter) and her husband Erik for the Lunar pics tonight. Working on a timelapse...(fingers crossed????)

Winter Solstice


This is Anna Jacyszyn and The Jazz Cafe Band: Craig Thomson on Sax; Neville Bowman on Keys; Bernie Addington on Contre Bass; Scotty Gamble on Drums. This video is just a taste of our local talent. Head down to Kelowna's New Black Box Theatre and enjoy the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice, Tuesday December 21, 2010. Doors Open 7pm, Showtime 8pm - 11pm.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Whatsup Reckless Abandon

Here at Whatsup we really support the action sports scene, and that's exactly what locals Kelly Veltri and Andy Holmes are doing with their series Reckless Abandon. Check out this video they did last season with guru Mathew Galina at our very own Big White Resort.

Friday, December 17, 2010

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's FRIDAY!

Its been a long week. Kick back. Relax, and enjoy this video after the jump...

Kelowna's "What's Up" Live Music for Saturday Dec 18

Tito Deville and DJ Kenya Gotcha Nightclub
Greg Sczebel Christmas Show Streaming Cafe
Ellen Churchill The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Nico  Cabana Bar and Grille
Downhome Dave and The Dynamite The Blue Gator
Blue City Trio The Minstrel Cafe
OSO Christmas Concert Kelowna Community theatre
Reid Speed Cush Supper Club
Sherman Doucette Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Careful With That Axe Grateful Fed
Redfish and Friends O’Flannigans Pub

Big White 411 Update

Here's the skinny on whats up at Big White December 16
* Powder Chair Opened on Dec 15*
* World Snowboard Day Dec 19*
* Discover Big White & Carnival Night*
* 50% Kids lift pass Christmas week*
* Kids 1/2 Price Lessons*
* Sante Bar & Grille Lounge opens Dec 17, Dining Room opens Dec 23*

Gonzo

A bold and daring arts & entertainment magazine, devoted to exploring and promoting the diversity and richness of Canada's Music, Film, and Cultural Communities. We take on the issues that matter. Written with a gritty, introspective, and humorous edge, we are dedicated to the support and perpetuation of Canadian Art, Music, Film, and Culture and all respective Organizations and Cultural Advocates.

Boy! I hope I got that right? (ok,its directly off their website). Well if you have question about Gonzo, contact Brad Krauza. Great Mag!

Naughty or Nice at Gotchas

Well the Christmas parties are hot and heavy this year and Gotchas is set this Saturday, December 18 to raise the roof. Put away your Bobby Helms 1957 "Jingle Bell Rock" record and join the club at Gotcha's Naughty or Nice 2010 Holiday Party! You will be slammed with music from:
Gotchaside: DJ SWAT, D:CUE and COOPER
Oasisside:   JGIRL, MANOUSOS, DISCODAVE, IGNITION


Get there early and party on til "4am".

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Attention All Amateur Filmmakers!

We are scouring the city for great amateur videos. Well ok... professional if you must. If you are a filmmaker and want to be featured on whatsupkelowna.com, then give us a shout! In the short time that we have been live, we have had many emails about what we do and what we are looking for. Well, lets make it simple. Send us a video or a link (Youtube or Vimeo) and we will decide from there. Your video can be a person, place or event. Yes, pretty much anything. Done. Pretty simple huh? You might be the next James Cameron living in Kelowna.

Paul Cotton Films

Paul Cotton has been producing video in the Okanagan since the early 80's. Paul Cotton is a full service production house which Paul produces 100% by himself. Paul works directly with his customers so the production is exactly what they are looking for. Check out Paul Cotton Films at www.paulcottonfilms.com as well as his many videos on Youtube under the name cottonline. Paul has posted a couple of new videos featuring Big White that you are sure to enjoy.

Enjoy one of Paul's spoofs on Winterland Who's Who after the jump. Funny stuff Paul!


Whatsup Gotchas

 Along with Aphrodite (below) at Oasis, we have another good show for you on the other side of the building. Gotchas has Tito Deville and DJ Kenya Friday night, sponsored by MTV so the production crew will be there. Should be lots of fun. If that's not your thing, head down to the Corral for Dollar Beers, 4$ jager bombs, and maybe a bull ride or two. Tickets call: (250) 860-0800

PS: Kessler with a hat trick?

Videos after the jump
NOTHIN ON ILLMERICA - Dj Kenya blend by DJKENYA

Neville Bowman

Neville is a multifaceted musician which includes talents as a pianist, singer, and bass player. Well if that isn't enough, you will find Neville heavily involved in the theatre. He's an actor, producer, director, and currently the musical director at the Kelowna Actors Studio.
Neville is very busy this time of the year with his Jazz Trio and playing bass with local band Ten2Nine.     http://www.nevillebowman.net/
Watch Neville's performance at the Streaming Cafe after the jump


West Coast Authentic presents Theo Fleury

West Coast Authentic presents a special Christmas signing with NHL great Theoren Fleury. Theo's accomplishments include the coveted Stanley cup, Olympic Gold Medal and recently, his autobiography "Playing With Fire".

Head down to the Ramada Hotel on Saturday December 18th , 10am - 2pm
     Theo Fleury will be signing autographs from 11am-12:30pm
A big shout out to West Coast Authentic for bringing in a fantastic guest!

Also, if haven't seen Theo's interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, you can watch the full interview after the jump.










Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aphrodite at Oasis

Footwerk Presents: Aphrodite. Thursday, December 16
The godfather of jungle is responsible for introducing, entertaining, and moving millions of drum and bass fans across the globe. With two successful artist albums, dozens of remixes, and numerous mix albums

Catch Aphrodite at Oasis Nightclub on Leon Ave.

Watch DJ Aphrodite after the jump...



Willow Park Church "Live" Nativity

Every year Willow Park Church in Rutland on Hwy 33 puts on a live Christmas Nativity. Its in several parts. A performance in the theater, Bethlehem Village recreation, still life Christmas cards posed by live people holding very still. All in all a wonderful experience every year. Take your family there and enjoy the festivities! Check out the video after the jump.

Whatsup Wednesday

Lots of things going on tonight so I will just jump right in! (for more, see our events tab above) 
  1.  Avenue has Open Mic with our pal Josh Racho ( Song below ) and many other music talents.
  2.  BCHL Hockey / Westside Warriors vs Penticton , Royal LePage Place /Cameron Rd. West Kelowna Tickets : $9 - $14
  3. Scott Thielmann will be playing at the Blue Gator Tonight as he does every Wednesday. Faces will be melted
  4. Train Wreck Comedy Nights at O'Flannigan's Pub , 35 cent Appy Night ,  9:00pm to 12:00am- 
*birdy also told me there is a DJ battle at Cush tonight! Haven't heard much about it but go check it out! Apparently it's so underground the website doesn't even know about it. Party Safe.


Josh Racho - Lean On Back (Original) by whatsupkelowna

Kelowna Actors Studio

The Kelowna Actors Studio wants to welcome everyone to their new season in 2011. Please take the time to browse their website for upcoming shows:

Anything Goes                        January 13,2011
Brighton Beach Memoirs      February 3,2011
Sweet Charity                         March 24,2011
Into The Woods                      May 26,2011
South Pacific                          July 14,2011

Currently playing at The Kelowna Actors Studio is "White Christmas". The show plays nightly at 8PM and finishes on Sunday Dec 19. Watch a short video after the jump.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Good news for James McEwan

Enforcer James McEwan, whose recovery from off-season surgery has prevented him from practicing with the Reign, has returned to Ontario last week. James is a Kelowna boy who hustled his way through Junior "B" and into the WHL. He began his WHL career with the Seattle Thunderbirds for 2 years and finished his Junior hockey, as Captain, with the Kelowna Rockets.

The rest of the story after the jump as well as a video of his classic tilly (they had many) with Garet Hunt of the Vancouver Giants.

In a telephone interview from British Columbia, McEwan said Thursday that he has been cleared to resume practicing and expects to rejoin the team after its two-game road trip to Utah this weekend.

"I'm in awesome shape," McEwan said. "It's just a matter of getting back, getting the systems down."
McEwan had surgery in June to insert a tendon into his wrist, an unforeseen aftereffect of a broken thumb sustained in a fight last December. The initial timetable for McEwan's return was October. Even though it took a bit longer, McEwan said there were no unexpected setbacks in his recovery.

"I just wanted a little extra time because I wasn't able to train as much as I wanted in the summer," he said.

Nor is McEwan worried about his ability to fight coming off a hand injury.

"I'll be ready," he said.

Prior to the injury, the 23-year-old forward had two goals and 80 penalty minutes in 27 games for the Reign. In 2008-09, McEwan collected 227 penalty minutes for the Phoenix Roadrunners, third-most in the ECHL.


Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder where our Kelowna hockey boys ended up after their minor hockey days?  Well here is a current list of where they are now. Check out the list of Kelowna Rockets currently playing in the NHL.
Help us out by adding to the lists or advise us of any team corrections. Ok, you won't be able to add to the list so just send us an email.
The full list after the jump.


Matt Crowell  HYC Herentals   Belgium
Tyler Mazzei  Nijmegen Devils   Netherlands
Craig Eisenhut Yorkton Terriers  SJHL (Saskatchewan)
Clayton McEwan Trail Smoke Eaters  BCHL
Keenan Bailey  Dawson Creek Rage NAHL
Trevor Turner  Deuil-Garges France2
Tanner Clarkson Kelowna Chiefs KIJHL
Jordan Bytelaar Kelowna Chiefs   KIJHL
Cody Sylvester  Calgary Hitman WHL
Brendan Persley Chilliwack Bruins WHL
Adrian Van de Mosselaer Edmonton Oil Kings WHL
Ryan Harrison Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
Cody Beach Moose jaw Warriors  WHL
Keith Hamilton   Portland Winterhawks  WHL
Antoine Corbin Prince Albert Raiders WHL
Art Bidlevskii  Regina Pats  WHL
Curtis Hamilton  Saskatoon Blades WHL
Justin Hickman Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
Austin Baecker Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
James McEwan Ontario Reign ECHL


These are OUR Kelowna Rockets currently playing in the NHL

PLAYER NAME TEAM
Duncan Keith Chicago Black Hawks
Josh Georges Montreal Canadians
Scott Hannan Washington Capitals
Shea Webber Nashville Predators
Luke Schenn Toronto Maple Leafs
Tyler Myers Buffalo Sabres

What's Up Matt Galina!

Matt Galina - Showing  us the sky is for more than just The Sun
If you could cram all the love, passion, dedication, and fun, of everything that is snowboarding into one person, It would be Matt Galina. A bro among bros. Not to mention a Guru, Matt can do basically every trick or line in the book. Shredding for Compatriot Snowboards , S.O.B , and a few others I'm sure. (sorry if I missed one Matty) Check back here at Whatsup for more to come from Matt Galina.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Jersey Shore Party at Level Nightclub

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from MTV's The Jersey Shore makes his appearance at Level on Thursday Dec 23.

A previous show back in November featured The Jersey Shore DJ Pauly D. Check out a video of Pauly D after the jump.

For more upcoming events at Level Night Club go to www.levelclub.ca




Big White Update

Yesterday Big White got hit with 20cm Fresh! Nothing short of epic. Sure it was a little foggy but the snow more then made up for it. check out the stats below, get up there and ride, and head over to Snowshoes for a cold one afterwords. Sorry no shout out for the lad in the photo, too much snow for names.
100cm snow base
37cm last 7 days
55 runs open
11 lifts open
28 runs groomed

 Photo taken by Matt Butterworth......

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jayce Van Der Linden

Jayce is a promotional photographer in Kelowna promoting anything you can throw at him through the use of photos. This would include corporate events, bands, or product photography. Jayce is relatively new to the professional scene, and from what we see on his website, the work is awesome so far. Jayce's photos have great composition and lighting. Keep up the good work! Check out his website...www.vanstudio.ca...

Kendra Smith Art

Welcome to the world of watercolours by local artist Kendra Smith. We recently came across some of Kendra's work and we felt you would enjoy her style and composition. Kendra is also a web designer and you can check out her artwork and web design at www.kendraart.com  or www.kendragraphics.com...........

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Now THIS is Christmas!



All we can say is... Jerry Budnick...You ROCK buddy!

Ballet Kelowna

Meet the Kelowna Ballet Dancers:
Christina Cecchini, Kamloops BC
Raelynn Heppell, Duncan BC
Kamilah Sturton, Richmond BC
Davin Luce, Lloydminster,AB
Brenddan McCooey, Richmond,BC
Brett Trach, Coquitlam,BC

You can see the Kelowna Ballet's The Nutcracker tonight at 7:30 at The Kelowna Community Theatre.Watch a brief performance

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Cheeky Monkeys

The Cheeky Monkeys are a duo hailing from Kelowna BC.
TED OKOSVocals, 5-string Bass, 12-string Acoustic & 6-string Electric Guitar.
Ted was a part of the highly successful Flying Takameenies duo which performed at restaurants, pubs, weddings and corporate events until 2005.
MIKE JERVIS - Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano and synth.
Mike began his career in the early 1980s right after high school graduation, working with touring bands that travelled all over Western Canada. By the late 1980s, Mike had settled back in Kelowna and became a mainstay of the local music scene playing in such bands as 3HGAM, Who’s on Bass and, more recently, the Cruzeros.
The Cheeky Monkeys are performing at Minstrel Cafe & Bar  4638 Lakeshore Rd
 Friday Dec 10 & Saturday Dec 11 @ 8pm "Watch attached video"

Kelowna DJ Competition

Three Local Kelowna DJs

DJ Bag-O-Beetz
DJ Eezy
Stylee Coyotee


         DJ BAG-O-BEETZ (Carlos Rodriguez, Kelowna,BC)
                                              DJ Eezy  (Evan Mitchell, Kelowna,BC)
EeZy - DJ'ing is an EeZy way to get laid by EeZy
                                             STYLEE COYOTEE (Colin Harkness, Kelowna,BC)

Wingfield On Ice

The Wingfield Cycle is a Canadian series of seven one-man plays - Letter from Wingfield Farm, Wingfield's Progress, Wingfield's Folly, Wingfield Unbound, Wingfield on Ice, Wingfield's Inferno and "Wingfield Lost and Found" - written by Dan Needles, directed by Douglas Beattie and performed by Rod Beattie. They tell the story of Walt Wingfield, a stock broker-turned-farmer living in a fictional small town in Ontario called Persephone Township and his various misadventures while trying to make a living in the agriculture business. The plays progress as a series of letters written by Walt to his friend, the editor of the Larkspur newspaper. The plays were later collected and edited into a series of half-hour television shows, which were essentially video recordings of the plays. Check out the short video clip.

December 8-11 @ 7:30pm Rotary Centre for the Arts Mary Irwin Theatre

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 10th Live Music!

DJ Nol – Cabana Bar and Grille
Live Music Fridays @ The House – The House
Wingfield On Ice – Mary Irwin Theatre – Rotary Centre for the Arts
Donovan Sweet – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Cush Presents “Dj Stickybuds” – Cush Supper Club
Half a Quorum – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Rann Berry and The Random Act – The Blue Gator
Malibu Knights – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Liquor Snatch, Cinged, Hippiecritz, and Grymm Hymn and the horrors – The Bakery
Cheeky Monkeys – The Minstrel Cafe
Tonite We Burn the Sky Red – Grateful Fed
Young Sparrows, Pull Incase of Fire, Womk!! – Flashbacks
Floyd Vedan band – O’Flannigans Pub
Dirty Radio Live – Gotcha Nightclub

Deadmau5

Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name Deadmau5 (stylized as deadmau5; pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian progressive, electro, and house producer based in Toronto, Ontario.This Canadian re-work wizard is an assured purveyor of infectious beats. What Deadmau5 is doing for techno is kind of what the Ramones did for rock and roll about 30 years ago. Joel Zimmerman is revolutionizing electronic music, and his music is a testament that proves it. Check out his show in K-Town back in July.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Open Mic @ Avenue

We have been featuring a few artists here at whatsupkelowna.com and really want to spread the word on how much musical talent we really have here in this amazing city. Tonight is open mic down at Avenue. If you haven't checked this place out you should. Last week Josh Racho , Almost A Few, and at least half a dozen more musicians got up to impress. Come down around 8:00, enjoy a cold brew, and be sure to ask about the ridiculous flair bar tending skills of Mr. Cam Brown.
Bonus track for hump-day
Josh Racho - Mario Kart Love Song (cover) by whatsupkelowna

Jacob Moon

What's Up Kelowna! Well, I saw this video the other night and I just had to post it. Jacob Moon is a singer/songwriter from Ontario, but he deserves this recognition. Turn the volume way up and enjoy his version of Subdivisions by Rush. This is truly incredible. If you read our posts in the morning, this will surely start your day off with a grin!

Shakespeare Kelowna

Shakespeare Kelowna presents a "readers" version of A Christmas Carol. Enjoy the story telling of A Christmas Carol.

tel: Cameron Gordon 778-478-1973
email: sezarius@hotmail.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dreamland Sender. Day at the 50 footer.

For those who don't know, these local riders have it pretty figured out. Private space. No restrictions. In fact..it doesn't appear they have many rules at all. They build what they want, and slaughter as they please. Watch the hammers get dropped and remember a warmer time of the year.

Video produced by Matt Butterworth ( Who else? Does this guy sleep? )

Avenue A Classic Bar

Check out this Avenue Grand Opening video courtesy of Andy Holmes. What's Up Kelowna will be showcasing local talent at Avenue so stay tuned.



Avenue Grand Opening from Andy Holmes on Vimeo.

Scott Thielmann Guitar Virtuoso

If you have a passion for guitar music, you live in Kelowna, and you have never heard of Scott Thielmann, then you are in for one amazing experience. Scott is considered one of the preeminent guitar players in this valley. I would safely say he is probably one of the best guitar players I have ever seen! Scott is a master of both the electric and acoustic guitar. Scott was part of the well know duo "The Flying Takameenies" group of Kelowna for many years, but now he fly's solo. Sit through 5 minutes of Scott, and you will be absolutely blown away! The video after the bump is a performance of Scott at the Helping Hands For Haiti fundraiser. In the future, we hope to post a few more videos of Scott (if we can find more) in action so stay tuned.
Scott is currently playing at the Blue Gator on Wednesday nights for the month of December and January.

Almost A Few / Avenue Open Mic

Almost A Few are self taught guitar players with a passion for making nice noise. They started playing together in Alberta before moving to British Columbia where they found instant inspiration from the beauty of the Okanagan. Combining classical guitar with blues undertones, Almost A Few take listeners on a melodic journey. Sit back and enjoy!
Almost A Few - Letting Go by whatsupkelowna

Monday, December 6, 2010

5 Christmas Events for December 2010

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Special "Let It Snow"
Kelowna Community Theatre, Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 7:00 pm

White Christmas at Kelowna Actors Studio
Date: Nov 25th, 2010 to Dec 19th, 2010
Time: 08:00pm
Call 250-862-2867
info@kelownaactorsstudio.com

Westside Winter Wonderland Tour
Bylands Nursery, Bylands Road, West Kelowna
Saturday, December 11, 2010 to Tuesday, December 21, 2010
4pm - 6:30pm

Decade of Bells at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Thursday, December 02, 2010 to Saturday, December 11, 2010
11 am to 6 pm

Canadian School of Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
Friday Dec 10th,2010 @ 07:30pm
Saturday Dec 11th,2010 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30pm
Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water Street, Kelowna
TicketMaster 250 860-1470
www.ticketmaster.ca

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Josh Racho Unplugged

Local Musician Josh Racho sings his version of "Hey Ya" as well as an original "Its Been Said". Sit back and enjoy one of Kelowna's up and coming talents!
Josh Racho by whatsupkelowna

Western Canada RoboCup Junior Games


More than 40 local schools participated in the fifth annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior hosted by Okanagan College on Friday Dec 3 2010. Top performing students in Friday’s Western Canada competition will qualify to represent Canada in the World RoboCup Games in Turkey this July. For more information about Western Canada RoboCup Junior, visit: www.okanagan.bc.ca/robocup. To find out more about RoboCup International, visit: www.robocup.org. To sum up, These guys are playing soccer...with robots. Armageddon is here.







This is the final match of the Robocup 2010 in Singapore pairing off Germany vs Germany in "Soccer Robot: Humanoid League". Is Germany secretly putting all their resources into robots? Hmmm...

Kelowna Skating Clubs BC/YT Sectional Championships Medallists!


Left to right: Jayda Jurome, Kelsey Wiebe, Cambria Little, Haley Sales, Makayla Randall, Hannah Delcourt, Julianne Delaurier - missing from photo: Morgan Jmaiff. Congratulations girls!


Kelowna has many incredibly talented athletes. We would like to showcase just a few of our Kelowna Figure Skaters from the Kelowna Skating Club. Enjoy this routine by Kelsey Wiebe. We hope to showcase more skaters in the future. Good luck to all our local figure skaters.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Precision


Check out another of our local bands named Precision. Listen and enjoy.

Precision - There's A Girl by whatsupkelowna