Arts council hosts two shows

The Williams Lake Community Arts Council is hosting two entertainment events this month.

The Williams Lake Community Arts Council is hosting two entertainment events this month.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society will open for comedian Lorne Elliott when he performs at the Gibraltar Room Wednesday, Oct. 19 starting at 7 p.m.

Elliott is a popular Canadian humorist, storyteller, musician and playwright who has been featured on radio and television and in theatres and art centres across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. For 11 years he had his own CBC Radio Comedy series Madly Off In All Directions.

His concert titled The Upside of the Downturn is a show of his own creation comprised of lively stories, songs, poems and monologues with a strong backbone of excellent humorous writing, say critics.

Then on Thursday, Oct. 20 RupLoops, with performer Rup Sidhu brings his wicked cool one-man show The Human Radio to the Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus with the show starting at 7 p.m.

“The show itself is a work in progress,” says Venta Rutkauskas, arts council co-ordinator. She says they are hoping to have some opening acts with the show. she says working with youth is a big part of Sidhu’s work.

“He is facilitating two or three songwriting workshops with youth that emphasize vocal percussion, live looping and creative expression.”

Tickets for The Human Radio show are available at Lake City secondary’s Williams Lake campus or at the arts council office in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. Tickets for Lorne Elliott’s show are available at The Open Book, Kit and Kaboodle and The Station House Gallery: $20 general admission and $15 for seniors and students.