The Miners Hall will be the scene of several cultural events over the coming week. File photo

Culture Days focusses on music and rhythm

Events on all weekend for adults, families and kids

Culture Days is an annual event on this weekend — a pan-Canadian event for everyone to celebrate their community’s culture. This year’s theme is On Beat, focusing on music and rhythm and Rossland has quite a few music events to tie in.

Today:

Rossland Mountain Market from 3-6 p.m. with music by Brad Mackay.

Pizza, Wine, and Beer at the Grind from 6 p.m. on with music by Annie Lou at 7:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event (available at the Grind).

Friday:

The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by donation with a special temporary display of the Rebekah’s Granny Band musical instruments.

Rossland Strongstart at 1 p.m. COINS will be hosting an Indigenous culture visit with drumming circle.

The Rossland Museum is running a backroom tour of our collections and archives storage rooms at 3 p.m. Come view areas normally closed to the public.

Saturday:

The Heritage Commission is leading a downtown heritage walking tour meeting at the Miner’s Hall at 10:30 a.m.

The Museum is open again from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by donation.

We are hosting the Onezie Parade musical group for a kids concert and recycled instrument workshop from 2-4 p.m.

We’ve invited a bunch of our longtime Rosslanders and ski enthusiasts to celebrate Olaus Jeldness’ 162nd birthday with us on Saturday evening. From 5-7 p.m., join us for birthday cake and the type of tea party Olaus would approve of. His birthday is Oct. 1, but we’ve chosen to celebrate a couple of days early.

Following that, head over to the Miners Hall for the Avant Garde Cabaret (ticketed event available at the Grind), or the Flying Steamshovel for The Peelers — an east coast Celtic punk band! (ticketed event available at the Shovel).

Sunday:

Keep your eyes out for a culture crawl around downtown Rossland, including a few heritage buildings, Cabine, Rossland Light Opera Players, Kootenay Gateway, and anyone else that might like to open their doors to the public on a Sunday.

The Rossland Youth Action Network is back at their new space. They will be open to the community to come check it all out. There will be a barbecue (weather-dependent), BEATZ, and tours of the space. Staff will be on site to answer any questions you have about ongoing renovations, upcoming programs, and other youth-related stuff. Bring your skateboard and get gnarly at the new skate park while you’re at it.

This weekend-long event has all been made possible in part thanks to the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

There is also the Acoustic Music Camp on all weekend up at the Red Roof Church for those interested in learning to play an acoustic instrument.

Thursday, Oct. 4:

ArtsBC is coming to town to host a community cultural forum for anyone interested in the long-term growth of Rossland’s cultural landscape — an all day workshop at the Miner’s Hall.

Find more info on our Facebook events page or register at Eventbrite.ca.

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