Grapevine: Silver City Days 2017 is officially underway. (Guy Bertrand photo)

Plenty of music, dancing, and food in Trail this weekend

Grapevine: Events & happenings in the Lower Columbia for the week of May 11 to May 17

Community

• Thursday, Columbia River Skywalk, 7-9 p.m. Grand Opening Stroll “Passeggiata.”

• Friday, Colombo Lodge, 5-8 p.m. Spaghettata feast with live music.

• Friday, Bailey Theatre, 7 p.m. Trail Ambassador Program presents the Miss Trail Pageant.

• Saturday, Trail Firefighters’ Parade, 11 a.m. downtown Trail.

• Saturday, Trail Memorial Centre, noon until 4 p.m. Saturday Sidewalk Cafe. Food, live entertainment, Spaghetti Eating Contest (2:30 p.m.) Grape Stomp 3 p.m.

• Sunday, Gyro Park, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Family Day, featuring Dr. Von Houligan’s Shows, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Games, fun and food. Free admission.

• Monday (May 15), Kiro Wellness Centre, 2 p.m. the West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet. For info, call 250.368.9827 or 250.365.6276.

Music

• Friday, Trail Memorial Centre, 8 p.m. until midnight, Scarlet Sway performs. Alt-rock band from Dawson Creek featuring Kim and Karli Harrison, formerly of Trail. Must be 19 or older. Tickets at ReMax or at the door.

• Saturday, Trail Legion, 7 p.m. Jason Scotts Diamond Forever – A Celebration Neil Diamond. The show will end in time to take in the Silver City Days fireworks. Call the Trail Legion at 250. 364.1422 to reserve tickets.

• Saturday, Trail Memorial Centre, 8 p.m. DJ RSK and Delhi to Dublin. Electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle, straight up happy dance music.

Upcoming

• May 18, Trail United Church, 7:30 p.m. La Cafamore presents ‘Guys Named Franz.’ Concert works by Schubert, Liszt, and Haydn. Adults $15, students and seniors $12, under 12-years, free.

• May 20, Royal Theatre, Met Opera Live in HD presents Der Rosenkavalier. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask.

• May 27, Friends of Refugee Trail is hosting a Bike-a-thon. The community is invited to join by biking one of four routes, or pledging one of the bikers on their journey. Gulch start at 9 a.m. To sign up, pledge and for more information, contact Lloyd Joyce by email at laj250@gmail.com.

• June 2, Bailey Theatre, 7:30 p.m. JL Crowe Players presents West Side Story. Runs again June 3. Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 19050s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is on e of the most innovate, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.