Good news everyone! We’ve made it through what’s statistically known as the most depressing day of the year. Blue Monday (Jan 16) happened this week and we all managed to survive it. But we’re not out of the winter woods yet, so to speak. We still have several more weeks of grey, snow flaked weather to shovel through. So instead of sitting in the house watching the snow pile up and wondering why there aren’t more new Netflix movies to watch, here’s a few more interesting ideas.
1. Dine Around Thompson Okanagan
One of Kelowna’s favorite winter events is here! Dine Around Thompson Okanagan starts this weekend. Enjoy fixed menus from many Okanagan restaurants for $15, $25, $35 or $45.
2. See a Rockets Game
Join the Kelowna Rockets as they face off against the Portland Winterhawks on January 21st. Puck drops at 7:05 pm at Prospera Place. Tickets from $17-$31.
3. Tap into your Spirituality at the Illuminate Psychic Fair
Explore astrologers, tarot and tea leaf readers, numerologists, mediums and energy healers at the Laurel Packing House Jan 20-22. $8 for a one day pass and $15 for a weekend pass.
4. Get Your Giggle On at a Comedy Show
Comedians Alex Fortin And Charles Haycock are sure to help you laugh off the temperatures.
At Dakoda’s Jan 21st at 7pm and then again at 11pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.
5. Treat Your Eyes To An Art Exhibit
This week’s show at the Rotary Center is Megan Hunter showcasing her work exploring colour, texture and her feminine connection to nature.
6. Dance the night away with the Youngins at The Blue Gator
A $5 dollar cover charge is a steal to enjoy this cover band play pop hits from every genre. Grab a drink and let loose.
7. Unplug and Play
The week of January 21-28 encourages kids, families, schools, and communities to unplug and get outside to play together by hosting a variety of events.
8. Enjoy Happy Hour at Sandhill Winery
Spend your Friday unwinding from work at Sandhill’s urban lounge enjoying delicious $5 wines and $5 appetizers from a different Chef each week.
9. Slip & Slide Down the Hill
The Big White Tube Park is fun for every age. Zooming down the hill with friends and family is the perfect cure for those winter blues.
10. Shop Local at the Winter Farmer’s Market
Even though it’s winter, the farmers and artisans still show up with delicious locally grown food and hand made crafts on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.