• Rossland Miners Hall, 6 p.m. doors open for Joe Hill Coffee House. Show begins 7 p.m. Features: SAM (Shelley, Michael and Eva on bass); Kiana Tingley; Ralph Zebrinski; Kootenay Dance Works; Alan Kirk and friends; Vic, Keith and Dave; and JP Sykes. Coffee, tea and goodies, admission $3. Students and kids free.
• Dec. 20, Royal Theatre, 11 a.m. for The Nutcracker, Royal Ballet Dance in HD. At the palace, the royal family and their guests gather for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations.
• Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. United Way in downtown Trail hosts Rossland Firefighter’s Christmas Hamper Fund. Help United Way fill up window with non-perishables or unwrapped toy for children up to age 12. Runs until Dec. 17.
• Saturday, 900 Spokane Street, Trail Indoor Winter Market, noon until 4 p.m. Plenty of vendors, unique gift ideas, organic produce, good eats and more. Final indoor Trail market this year.
• Jan. 9, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. for Mozart’s Magic Flute, Met Opera Live in HD. Dancing bears, flying birds, giant serpent, all brought vividly to life thorugh ingenious use of puppetry.
• Jan. 14, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. The Clinton Swanson Jazz Trio. Original compositions and arrangements. Rob Fahie on acoustic bass, drummer Steven Parish join Swanson on tenor sax.
• Jan. 16, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. for Les Pecheurs De Perles. Met Opera Live in HD. Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East.
• Feb. 11, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Melody Diachun, the Art of Romance. Singer and her band explore timeless songs of love and lust. Tony Ferraro on drums, saxophonist Clinton Swanson, guitarist Doug Stephenson and Steven Spielman, acoustic bass.
• March 17, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Clinton’s Retro-Swing Band. Smooth vocals and charismatic ukelele of Brian Kalbleisch, eclectic and slightly eccentric arrangements of old tunes, newer tunes and never-heard-before tunes.
• April 7, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. Laura Landsberg Quartet, Nelson singer presents Duke Ellington’s timeless compositions.
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