• Tonight, Muriel Griffiths room at the Greater Trail Community Centre 7:30 p.m. for the Nelson-area jazz ensemble, “Joy of Cooking.” The quintet features piano, sax, trumpet, bass and drums. Tickets $10 in advance at the Charles Bailey box office, or $15 at the door. Reserve tables available for four or more. Call 368.9669 for info.
• Sunday, the Rossland Miners’ Hall doors open at 6 p.m. for Joe Hill Coffee House, a great way to lose the January blues. Admission $3, kids and students free. Performances include piano students, Nicole Zimmer singing, the Columbia Phoenix Players, Slocan guitarist Justin Tydeman, modern jive by Ben Kolff, Marti Daniel and the Foggy Goggle Boys, harmonies and rhythms.
• Saturday, the KP Hall in Trail at 8 p.m. for SwingSationsS, big band dance. Tickets $15. Call 367.6115 for info.
• Sunday, the JL Crowe Grad 2014 class is picking up Christmas trees in neighbourhoods throughout Trail and city drop off points. Please put trees curbside away from snow and ice, Saturday night or earlier.
• Monday, Kiro Wellness Centre at 2 p.m., the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. Guest speaker, Gordon Simms discusses all matters of fraud. For info call, 368.9827 or 365.6276. Everyone welcome.
• VISAC Gallery showing a Jared Betts collection of abstract paintings and all new works. Call 364.1181 for info.
• Tuesday, Colander Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. the Trail/’Castlegar Parkinson support group will meet. New members welcome. Call 367.9258 for info.
• Saturday, The Royal Theatre at 9:55 a.m. for the MET Opera production of Falstaff. An admired favorite with critics and musicians because of its brilliant orchestration, scintillating libretto and refined melodic invention. Tickets $24, available at the door.
• Sunday, the Royal Theatre 4:30 p.m. for Sunday Cinema showing Wadjda. One of the few films to emerge from Saudia Arabia by a women about gender politics. Tickets $9 or $40 for the series. Call 364.3003 for info.
• Sunday, The Royal Theatre at 9:55 a.m. showing the Bolshoi Ballet’s Jewels. This triptych is a tribute to women and to cities of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg. Children $12, adults $24.
• Jan 23, Local 480 Union Hall from 6-9:30 p.m. for Lisa Frisk from Frisk Esthetics, Cinderella’s Closet. Tickets $5 at Aria Art of Hair includes door prizes a fashion show and live and silent dress auctions. An evening to prepare for prom while saving money.
• Jan. 27, Selkirk College in Nelson (Silver King Campus) at 7:30 p.m. room 16. The West Kootenay Naturalist month-end meeting. Wildlife biologist and ecologist Marlene Machmer presents the yellow-breasted chat, an endangered warbler species in the Waneta area. Free. All welcome. Call 362.7424 for info.
• Jan. 30 The Royal Theatre at 7 p.m. when the National Theatre Live will broadcast Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.
• Feb 11, Charles Bailey Theatre the Trail Society of Perfoming Arts present Joe Sealy and his band. One of the country’s foremost gospel, blues and jazz singers, Jackie Richardson, tells the story of Africville, a small community located in Halifax which was ordered destroyed and the residents evicted to build a bridge across the Bedford Basin. The community is a symbol of African Nova Scotia identity and the struggle against racism.
• Feb 13, J.L. Crowe Variety Show at the Charles Bailey Theatre.
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