February 18, 2014 | by Christina Van
by Natalie Appleton
It’s Wednesday night in Kelowna, but there’s a surprising and impressive number of things to do, from live poetry and comedy to music and hockey. If you’re staying in one of the city’s Kelowna hotels for business or pleasure this week, you’re in for a treat.
More and more, Kelowna is becoming known as a place with great entertainment. Spend your day skiing, golfing or tasting at the vineyards, and at night, walk from Kelowna hotels to any one of dozens of performances, pubs or restaurants.
This Wednesday, Feb. 19 is a great snapshot of how this Okanagan city is attracting some superb entertainment with something for everyone.
Things to Do in Kelowna This Wednesday:
You’ll remember Brent Butt’s voice and face from behind the counter on CTV’s popular sitcom Corner Gas. Now on tour, Butt brings his popular stand-up routine on the road so Canadians everywhere can laugh at his small-town antics.
Brent Leroy performs at the Kelowna Community Theatre Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit ticketmaster.ca for tickets ($44.75) and more information.
If you are a man or woman of words, or even just one who appreciates them, you’ll want to take in the Inspired Word Cafe (IWC). Held twice a month at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the IWC is Kelowna’s longest running and most well attended coffeehouse poetry shows. The stage is also open to emerging and established musicians. Artists also sell their works at performances.
The IWC runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and it’s free to attend, though donations are accepted. The Rotary Centre for the Arts is located in Kelowna’s arts district, just a short drive or walk from many Kelowna hotels.
The Kelowna Rockets are the top ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League right now. You’ll have a chance to see this Western Hockey League team take on the Tri-City Americans on Feb. 19 on home ice at Prospera Place.
Be sure to watch out for forward Myles Bell, with nearly 37 goals already this season, Ryan Olsen with 26 markers, and goalie Jackson Whistle. Wednesday’s game gets underway at 7 p.m. You can get your tickets, $17 to $31, online through SelectYourTickets.com.
The hill will be alive with the sound of music Wednesday night as West Coast musicians Justin Martin and Christian Martin perform at Raakels Ridge Pub at Big White. Described as having a “contagious,” sound, these world-renowned artists perform “sweaty bass lines” as part of Raakel’s Mountain Magic 2014 events. The two talented Martins will be joined by Smalltown DJs of Calgary as well as locals JGirl and Manousos. This rare and electric performance for 19+ guests is just $5 at the door, which opens at 9 p.m.
Are you looking for things to do in Kelowna for other evenings as well? Check out our post Kelowna Nightlife: From Kelowna Hotels to the Dance Floor.
When you’re searching for the city and the hotel that has it all, visit the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites, featuring a mineral pool, hot tub, pet-friendly rooms, hot breakfast, fitness centre, spa, and more.