Upcoming attractions in Burns Lake

Veteran Vancouver musician and actor Jim Byrnes will open the Lakes District Arts Council’s eleventh performing arts season Oct. 6.

Jim Byrnes to perform in Burns Lake

Veteran Vancouver musician and actor Jim Byrnes will open the Lakes District Arts Council’s eleventh performing arts season on Thursday evening Oct. 6.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakes District Secondary School’s multipurpose room. Tickets are now on sale at LDFC Printing and Stationery, The Lakes Artisan Centre and Process 4 circle arts Gallery.

Look for posters around town, and watch for LDAC’s ads in the Lakes District News. Tickets will be available at the door, subject to availability.

LDAC expects this to be a ‘hot ticket,’ so don’t delay – get your tickets now.

Jim Byrnes was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. He spent his youth there, falling in love with the city’s blues scene. Over the years, he has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues. From Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray, Byrnes has been on the blues highway for 45 years, a highway that has sometimes taken a few unexpected turns. Byrnes’ alternative career choice was acting. His fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from numerous TV and movie roles, including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series, and his national variety show, The Jim Byrnes Show.

Byrnes first love, however, is the blues. With his evocative, smoky vocals, his music will draw you into a truth that doesn’t come overnight.

For more information about Jim Byrnes, visit http://jamestbyrnes.com

First monthly coffee house

The first “open mic coffee house” of a series this fall and winter will be held on Friday evening, Oct. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the coffee house starts at 7 p.m.

The coffee house will provide an evening of live entertainment featuring local performers.

It will be a drop in performance event at the Heritage Room, next to the Tourist Info Centre on Hwy. 16.

Performers are admitted free; audience members pay $5. All profits go to the Lakes Animal Friendship Society.

A coffee house will be held on the first Friday of each month, October to May.

For more information, contact Jim Loeb at james_loeb@hotmail.com

First Nations art gala

A First Nations Art Gala: a Celebration of music, arts and culture takes place on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Prince George Civic Centre.

Carrier Sekani Family Services in partnering with Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George to present this charitable evening, dedicated to the preservation of Indigenous Art Skills.

All artwork featured will be by First Nations artists. Tickets are $65 per person, and are available at Studio 2880 in Prince George, 250-562-6935.