The Top Bloke competition returns as part of this year's Spirit Fest. It kicks off with the Speed Dating night at the Last Drop on Friday

Community Calendar – February 1-7 – Spirit Fest schedule inside

List of upcoming events happening in and around Revelstoke.

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February 1

BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is J. Guy Barber: Our honorary ghost. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

February 2

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Buy food, crafts and other local products at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. 2–5 p.m.

HEALING GRIEF A four-part series to support healing grief. This week’s topic: Movement and Stillness Through Grief. Hosted by Tuulikki Tennant. This series will be of interest to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one and those who would like to be supportive. It is appropriate for high-school students, younger and older adults and is provided free of charge to the community. At the community centre. 7-8 p.m.

THEATRE COMPANY AUDITIONS The Revelstoke Theatre Company is holding auditions for its new play, Mending Fences by Norm Foster. There are three roles available. For more information, contact Denny or Lyn Kaulback at 250-837-3687 or denlyn1@telus.net.

THE SWING MONKEYS Local big band jazz. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

February 3–12

REVELSTOKE SPIRIT FESTIVAL Ten days of spirited winter events celebrating Revelstoke. Non-Spirit Festival events are marked with an asterisk.

February 3

PARENT & TOT SWIM Parents and kids pay only $2. Kinds under-3 are free. At the aquatic centre.

APRES-SKI FONDUE FESTIVAL Euro-style theme and deals on fondues. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 3-6 p.m.

ANYTHING GOES ART 50 artists have each produced a 12-inch-square canvas to be sold by silent auction. At the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. 7 p.m.

TOP BLOKE SPEED DATING Come meet the Revelstoke Top Bloke contestants. At the Last Drop. 8:30-10 p.m.

JAM NIGHT Play with fellow musicians. Bar piano and guitar available. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 9 p.m.

DJ WESSIDE spins music at Traverse Lounge. 9 p.m.

February 4

* NEW HOURS FOR ST. PETER’S GOODWILL The St. Peter’s Goodwill Thrift Shop is now open on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on Feb. 4, 2012. 622 Second Street West.

OUTHOUSE RACES Push, drag and ski your outhouse to the finish line and see which eam is the royal flush. Dukes Dogs will be selling food; all money raised goes to support StokeFM. At Centennial Park. 2-4 p.m. See page 11 for more information.

CAROUSEL OF NATIONS A celebration of Revelstoke’s many cultures with ethnic song, dance performances, food, children’s crafts and activities, travel shows and stories from around the world. At the community centre. 4-7 p.m.

MOONLIGHT SKI Cross-country ski eight kilometres up to the Monashee Cabin in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. A fire will be going when you arrive and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. 4-8 p.m.

* SENIORS’ DANCE At the seniors’ centre. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

YOUTH COCOA HOUSE A chance for Revelstoke youth to display their musical talents. At the United Church. 8-10 p.m.

KOKOMA AFRICAN HERITAGE ENSEMBLE Vancouver-based African dance and drum performance company. At the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

PIANO BAR Relax and enjoy live piano by Ron Sahlstron. Requests are welcome. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 9 p.m.

DJ CH3 spins music at the Traverse Lounge. 9 p.m.

February 4-5

MIXED CURLING BONSPIEL Four person teams for any combination of men and women. Contact the Curling Club at 250-837-4356 for more information.

February 5

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Hosted by the Revelstoke Climbing Co-op. At the community centre. 7:30-10 a.m.

REVELSTOKE AMAZING RACE Similar to the hit TV show, teams of two compete in a race all over Revelstoke. Starts at Grizzly Plaza. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 per team.

ASH GRUNWALD Australian blues musician. Live at the Last Drop. Immediately following the Super Bowl. 9 p.m. $10

February 5-6

SKI BUM – THE MUSICAL A character driven, seasonal inspired homage to the dirtbags, debutants, lurkers and posers constantly in search of bottomless pow. Back after two packed shows last year. At the community centre. Part of Spirit Festival $5.

February 6

FAMILY NIGHT OUT Free swimming and other activities. At the community centre. 5:30 p.m.

WHITEOUT PARTY Snow-themed party with Australian DJRSK. At the Last Drop. Free with Ski Bum – The Musical ticket or $5.

February 7

TERRIFIC TODDLER TIME Play and song in the gym as it gets transformed in to a big playroom. At the community centre. $3.

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC Come take in a local musician and enjoy some food and drinks. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 8:30 p.m.

JAZZ NIGHT Tapas and tunes at Wino. $10, includes a shuttle ride to the ski hill. 7-10:30 p.m.

February 8

FIGURA THEATRE Iceland’s master puppeteer performs Metamorphosis, a collection of hilarious and imaginative vignettes, featuring a cast of intricate, hand-carved marionette and unforgettable characters that are brought to life by hands, wooden spheres and silk scarves. At the community centre. 6-8 p.m. $5.

YOUTH MENTORSHIP BOWLING Pizza and bowling at The Cabin. 6:30-8 p.m.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Come hear local musicians and singers perform. At the Last Drop. 8:30 p.m.

DJ PHROH spins music at the Traverse Lounge. 9 p.m.

February 9

FREE FAMILY SWIM At the aquatic centre. 4:30-6 p.m.

* HEALING GRIEF A four-part series to support healing grief. This week’s topic: Caring for Self and Others. Hosted by Tuulikki Tennant. This series will be of interest to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one and those who would like to be supportive. It is appropriate for high-school students, younger and older adults and is provided free of charge to the community. At the community centre. 7-8 p.m.

SISTER GIRL CD RELEASE One of Revelstoke’s favourite bands releases its second album. At the Big Eddy Pub. 8 p.m.

OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT Think you’re funny? See if you can get the audience laught. At the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

February 10

PARENT & TOT SWIM Parents and kids pay only $2. Kinds under-3 are free. At the aquatic centre. $2.

REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Kamloops Storm. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10.

DROP-IN CURLING Open curling for anyone looking to play. At the Revelstoke Curling Club. 7-10 p.m. $5.

REVELSTOKE’S TOP BLOKE FINALS The Top Bloke contestants perform a fashion show and talent. Then the voting happens. 8 p.m. $2.

JAM NIGHT Play with fellow musicians. Bar piano and guitar available. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 9 p.m.

* WASABI DUO Live at the River City Pub.

February 11-12

BANNER PAINTING This year’s theme is water. Banners hang in the streets for a year and then you get to keep it. At the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $45 for kids and adults; $125 for businesses.

MOUNTAIN ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL Festival that brings together filmmakers from Revelstoke and across Canada to showcase films about mountain culture, adventure and life. Presented by the Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier. At the Roxy Theatre. Showings at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. each day. Best of the Fest is Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

February 11

TEAM SCREAM RELAY A fun relay race for all ages and abilities. This year’s costume theme is witches/wizards/Harry Potter. Olympian George Grey will be at the race. Registration from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m. Visit www.revelstokenordic.org for more information.

BUSINESS SCAVENGER HUNT Each business identifies a mystery item that needs to be found by the customer. When the customer finds it, they bring it to the clerk, who stamps their card. At various businesses around Revelstoke. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

LIVE MUSIC at Revelstoke Mountain Resort day lodge. 2 p.m.

* VALENTINE’S TEA At the Seniors Centre. $5.

GREAT CHILI COOK-OFF Sample and judge Revelstoke’s best chili. At various locations downtown. 4-6 p.m. $5 for voting card.

SWIM AND A MOVIE NIGHT Drop the kids off for a swim and a movie, with healthy snacks and beverages provided. At the community centre. 6-10 p.m. $10.

RAIL JAM Open to male and female skiers and snowboarders. Music by Bass Bus. Live Art Show and after party featuring Matt the Alien. On Mackenzie Avenue, between Second and Third Streets. 6-10 p.m. After party at 10 p.m. $20 to enter, free to watch.

MONSTERS OF ART Come bid on a skateboard designed by a local artist. Proceeds go to artists and a local charity. Being held alongside the rail jam. 6-10 p.m.

REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Summerland Steam. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10.

FREE CITY COLLECTIVE Live at the Big Eddy Pub. 9 p.m.

PIANO BAR Relax and enjoy live piano by Ron Sahlstron. Requests are welcome. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 9 p.m.

MAT THE ALIEN Rail jam after-party. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

February 12

LIVE MUSIC at Revelstoke Mountain Resort day lodge. 2 p.m.

EILEEN MCGANN WITH DAVID K Live at the Minto Manor. $15. Call 250-837-9337 or e-mail mintomanorb&b@telus.net for tickets. $20

SPIRIT FESTIVAL WRAP-UP PARTY with live music by Terry Dactyl and the Extinctions. 9 p.m.

February 15

BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is Ski Legends. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

February 16

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Buy food, crafts and other local products at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. 2–5 p.m.

HEALING GRIEF A four-part series to support healing grief. This week’s topic: Creation of Connections for Support. Hosted by Tuulikki Tennant. This series will be of interest to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one and those who would like to be supportive. It is appropriate for high-school students, younger and older adults and is provided free of charge to the community. At the community centre. 7-8 p.m.

THE BREAKMEN with John Jenkins, Ted Amongst Men and Maggie Davis. Roots/rock/Americana. At the Roxy Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $20.

DELHI 2 DUBLIN Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

February 17-18

JESSE DEE AND JACQUI B Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

February 17

REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. North Okanagan Knights. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10.

MOBINA GALORE with Corey T. Abell. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. 9 p.m.

February 18

SWEATSHOP UNION Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

February 19

REVELSTOKE GRIZZLIES vs. Sicamous Eagles. Last game of the regular season. At the Revelstoke Forum. 7 p.m. $10.

JESSE AND THE DANDELIONS Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

February 23

CLIMARTCHANGE Film, art and talk about the environment. Put on by the North Columbia Environmental Society. At the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. 7 p.m.

THE WILD OAKS Country-roots-rock band. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite series. 9 p.m. $10 or by donation.

February 24

THE REV Local cover duo. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

February 25

SNOWARAMA The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, Snowmobile Revelstoke Society and Revelstoke Lions Club host Snowarama in the Boulder Mountain parking lot. There will a bonfire, hot chocolate, hot dogs and a toboggan party for the kids. Come on out and help raise money for helping kids with disabilities. 3 p.m.

RAILWAY REFLECTIONS A heritage week event. At the Revelstoke Railway Museum.

ROD & GUN CLUB BANQUET Annual banquet featuring wild game, dancing and silent auction. Call 250-837-9351 for ticket information.

MARITIME KITCHEN PARTY Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

DJ BILLY BANGERS Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

February 27

THE RIVER AND THE ROAD Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.

February 29

BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is Camborne: Pioneer Mining Community. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

March 1

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Buy food, crafts and other local products at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. 2–5 p.m.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Live from the National Theatre in London. At the Roxy Theatre. 7 p.m.

PUNK ROCK BINGO Good music, roller derby girls on roller skates, great refreshments and cool prize giveaways. A fundraiser for Revelstoke Roller Derby. At the Big Eddy Pub. 8 p.m.

March 2

KYTOMI Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

March 2-4

MEN’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY CASHSPIEL Men’s curling tournament at the curling club. Call the club at 250-837-4356 for more information.

March 3

LADIES SNOWMOBILE RIDE Lots of fun and activities planned. Put on by the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club. Contact Kathy Burke at 250-837-2595 for more information.

MARCH 8

SAMANTHA SAVAGE SMITH Singer-songwriter. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite series. 8 p.m. $10 or by donation.

March 10

REDEYE EMPIRE Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

March 13

TIM HARRISON Live at the Minto Manor. $15. Call 250-837-9337 or e-mail mintomanorb&b@telus.net for tickets.

March 14

BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is Water, Power, Light & Telephone. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

BALLET KELOWNA Boutique dance company performance. At the community centre. $20.

March 15

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Buy food, crafts and other local products at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. 2–5 p.m.

MAMAGUROOVE Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

JOHN JENKINS, PRESTER JOHN’S GONE AND THE WILD OAKS Roots/country/Americana. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite series. 8 p.m. $10 or by donation.

March 17

POCKET CITY Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

March 19-25

WES MACKEY Live at the 112 Lounge. 9 p.m.

March 19

TRAVEL ADVENTURE SERIES Speaker series featuring local residents who have travelled the world. Presented by the Friends of Mt. Revelstoke & Glacier. At Mackenzie’s Restaurant in the Powder Springs Hotel. 7:30 p.m.

March 22

OH MY DARLING Old-time bluegrass. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite series. 8 p.m. $10 or by donation.

MASTA ACE Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

March 23

FUNKHUNTERS Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m.

March 25

CARLOS DEL JUNCO Award-winning harmonica player. Live at the Roxy Theatre. $20.

March 28

BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is Albert Canyon. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

March 29

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Buy food, crafts and other local products at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. 2–5 p.m.

April 5

DENIS CHANG MANOUCHE QUARTET Heralded jazz guitarist. Live at the Roxy Theatre. $20.

April 6

REEL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL World’s best movies about kayaking and other water adventures. At the Roxy Theatre. 7 p.m.

April 11

BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is Scandinavian Settlers. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.

April 12

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET Buy food, crafts and other local products at the indoor market at the Revelstoke Community Centre. 2–5 p.m.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM & SPEAKER At the Roxy Theatre. 7 p.m.

April 16

TRAVEL ADVENTURE SERIES Speaker series featuring local residents who have travelled the world. Presented by the Friends of Mt. Revelstoke & Glacier. At Mackenzie’s Restaurant in the Powder Springs Hotel. 7:30 p.m.

April 22

EARTH DAY ACOUSTIC NIGHT At the Roxy Theatre. 7 p.m.

April 25

MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE Live at the Minto Manor. $15. Call 250-837-9337 or e-mail mintomanorb&b@telus.net for tickets.

April 26

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM & SPEAKER At the Roxy Theatre. 7 p.m.

May 28 to June 3

BIKE TO WORK WEEK Celebrate cycling as a mode of transportation by biking to work. Details TBA.

June 9

PONY RIDES at the Selkirk Saddle Club equestrian grounds. Rides are $5. Trails rides are also available. Please bring your child’s bike helmet. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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