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Louisiana Hayride Show Saturday September 15 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× You’ll think you’ve gone back in time and are at the concert of Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Crystal Gayle, Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell. Also on stage to entertain you will be Shania Twain along with songs by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buck Owens.
Dakha Brakha Saturday September 22 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha delivers a sonic feast that weaves traditional Ukrainian folk melodies into a musical tapestry of indie folk-rock, urban hip hop and pop. Its an avant-garde sound that’s been lovingly described as “ethno-chaos”!
Aida Saturday October 6 2018 at 9:55 AM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Giuseppe Verdi's Aida broadcast live starring soprano Anna Netrebko singing her first Met Aida and going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris in the grandest of grand operas. Few operas match Aida with its magnificent choruses, complex ensembles and elaborate staging. Estimated run time 3 hrs 36 mins. Sung in Italian
Flicker Sunday October 14 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Dancers of Damelahamid, an indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, transform time and space, and bridge the ancient with a living traditions through performances of dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks, and elaborate regalia. Flicker (as in “woodpecker”) is a multimedia dance work that follows a young man as he sets out on an inner journey encountering wandering souls, dancers and mythical creatures.
Nashville Hurricane Thursday October 18 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Chase Padgett, the creator of 6 Guitars, returns to the stage in a one-man, tour-de-force performance about what really happened to the best damn guitar player you’ve never heard of... the Nashville Hurricane. Filled with comedy, music and multiple characters, this curious tale of finger-picking fury will blow you away.
Ballet Kelowna Thursday October 25 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× In celebration of Ballet Kelowna’s 15th anniversary season, the company presents its first full-length ballet – A Streetcar Named Desire, by renowned Canadian choreographer John Alleyne. Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Alleyne’s Streetcar explores themes of vitality and fragility and the struggle between the dying aristocracy and the working class and combines compelling dance with superb acting, lavish costumes, and an original jazz score by BC-based composer Tobin Stokes.
BC World Music Collective Friday November 2 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× If there ever was a World Music super-group, this would be it. The BC World Music Collective is an exciting band with some impressive talent. Their performances brings together musicians from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, who now make their home in the beautiful province of BC collaborating with each other as they play and sing their own songs and tell the stories of where they are from and how they got to BC.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen Saturday November 3 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Comedian Mike Delamont returns with his hilarious, award-winning one-man show God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming - an all new two-act comedy of biblical proportions! God comes down to skewer everything from the 10 Commandments to Trump in an unforgettable night of comedy!
Glass Tiger Wednesday November 7 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Glass Tiger's Wae Yer Family (With Your Family) is the perfect evening of music, friendship, family, and storytelling that are sure to capture your heart with an evening of songs and storytelling and special guest Jessica Mitchell.
Marnie Saturday November 10 2018 at 9:55 AM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met, Marnie broadcast live, with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Estimated run time 2hrs 52mins. Sung in English.
This is That Live! Friday November 16 2018 at 7:30 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Get ready for another evening of non-stop laughter when CBC Radio show hosts Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly revisit their best fabricated headlines, character interviews and mockumentary stories as the final curtain drops on This is That Live in Cowichan.
Tango de mi Vida Sunday November 18 2018 at 2:00 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Tango de mi Vida combines three musicians from one of the world's most famous tango orchestras, Beltango Quinteto, with dancers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo who are considered the best tango couple in the world.