Summer may be over, but there is still plenty to do at the Pynelogs Arts and Culture Centre this upcoming winter.
“What we say is, the gallery is closed but we’re still open for business,” said Pynelogs manager Jami Scheffer.
First off, the always-popular Cinefest film series is still going strong and is now entering its ninth year. Originally a mainstay of the Toby Theatre, Pynelogs has run the series for the past few years, and strives to bring interesting and thought-provoking independent films to Invermere. Usually hosting Cinefest on the second Tuesday of each month until April, Pynelogs provides a perfect venue to relax, have a drink at their licensed bar and maybe get a little something to eat.
The next film in the series, The Lady, shows on December 4 beginning at 7 p.m. The Lady comes from acclaimed director Luc Besson, and follows the story of Burmese democracy activist, political prisoner and Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
“They are independent films, so they’re definitely different,” Scheffer said.
Pynelogs will also play host to the open mic series for the second consecutive year. Hosted by local musician Oso Simple, Open Mic Night takes place on the first Friday of every month until June. Appropriate for all ages, open mic gives valley residents first look at some of the best and brightest musicians that the Columbia Valley has to offer. The next Open Mic Night takes place on December 7, and any and all musicians and spectators are welcome to take part.
Finally, Pynelogs is also hosting a new series of watercolour classes this winter, taught by painter Carol Gordon. Registration for the first set of classes has already wrapped up, but for anyone interested a new session begins in January.
For more information about Pynelogs events this winter, visit the Columbia Valley Arts Council website at www.columbiavalleyarts.com.