By Nicole Trigg
Now that the cooler, slower shoulder season is here, you may be looking for things to do in the evenings and, as usual, three of Invermeres top venues are continuing to deliver the goods.
A Halloween photo scavenger hunt is happening at The Station Neighbourhood Pub tonight (October 31st) so if you cant wait to don your costume and do something festive before the late night celebrations start, head down to The Station for 8 p.m. with $5 in hand to join in the fun. Teams of two to four people dressed in Halloween garb have to hunt for goofy photographs posted around the nearby Kinsmen Beach area. When your team finds the photo, you need to recreate it on the spot, snap a photo of the re-enactment, and send it to Station co-owner Jason Powers phone. The team that sends in the most re-enactments first wins. The hunt goes until 10 p.m. at which time the winners will be announced and awarded their prize. Adults want to get dressed up too, said manager Victoria Lang. Buds wont be busy until 10 p.m. so this gives people something to do beforehand for a
Next up is Strands Old House Restaurant hosting a locals favourite Bocephus King the evening of Friday, November 7th. Bocephus, who hails from Vancouver and is a regular performer in the valley, will be promoting his newest album titled The Illusion of Permanence (taken from the Woody Allen quote: Tradition is the Illusion of permanence). Fans can expect a unique blend of Bocephus usual sound with classical Persian music. It will be pretty pyschedelic and interesting and very unique, he said. Bocephus, who will be playing guitar and percussion, will be taking to the stage with three other musicians for the collaborative set. The band starts around 8 p.m. and cover is $10.
Music from another part of the world will fill the walls of Pynelogs Cultural Centre the following night on Saturday, November 8th. Irish singer/songwriter Mary Murphy is returning to Invermere to present an evening of traditional, original and contemporary Irish music. According to a press release, it has been said that Mary does not only sing to her audience, but that she creates a musical bridge and invites all visitors to step across. Originally from Wexford, Ireland but now a resident of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, Mary sings primarily in English but also gifts her audiences with a taste of her native Gaelic. To learn more, visit her website at www.marymurphy.ca. Tickets ($20 for adults and $10 for students) are available at Tiffanys Thredz or by calling 250-342-4423, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.