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


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 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

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 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

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

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: To find out more about RoboCup International, visit: 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.