Three Days of Creative Community

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Streaming Cafe is proud to announce a Three Day Showcase of Art, Music, and Coffee Culture: a celebration of creative community in Kelowna April 18-20, 2013. The three day event will feature community driven events, live music, & visual arts.


THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Thursday we’re launching two new monthly events:
OK Think Tank             4:30pm            Free!


Where entrepreneurial minds come together to solve problems with creativity.
more info @ Facebook Event

Meeple Board Game Night      6:30pm      Free!

Launching a monthly marathon of minds-port mania. An evening of board game play.
Be sure to follow along on Twitter with #GameNightKL
more info @Facebook Event


Visual Art Spotlight          6:00pm           Free!



Streaming Cafe will be transformed into a gallery setting complete with a featured wine, craft beef and live DJ Rich Taylor.  The spotlight will feature three dynamic visual artists who have previously displayed works at Streaming Cafe.

Nikki BalfourLeanne Spanza  & John van Der Woude
more info @ Facebook Event


Music   6:00pm    Ages: All Ages     Cover: $5


Keeping our commitment to providing quality Canadian music in our nationally recognized listening room, Streaming Cafe will host a triple-billed night featuring local and national acts:

Prairie Dance Club

65989_440026857622_7670196_nPrairie Dance Club’s music has been described as Sonic Canadiana. This Langley quartet’s unique blend of alternative folk rock is grounded in timeless melody and has steadily been winning over listeners since the band’s formation in the fall of 2007. The band has had their music in TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model and MTV’S 16 and Pregnant. Their song “Spring” was also featured in the PBS series Road Trip Nation. They were also a top ten finalist in the Shore 104.3′s Song Search competition for 2011.

JJ Shiplett

jjBioImage2Recently JJ was the recipient of Rawlco Radio’s 10k20 Grant Program in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. Following the grant, he recorded his first full length album which will be released April 17th, 2012. Recorded at Five Acres Studios in Aldergrove, B.C. with the help of producer Ryan Mcallister (Dakona, Cowboys and Indians, Maverick Records), the album showcases heartfelt moments full of life experience, right alongside bursts of boisterous feel-good rock and roll.

Raquel Warchol
photoSinger-songwriter Raquel Warchol hails from Vernon, B.C. and is a talented up-and-coming artist with a panache for the guitar. At just 19 years old, Raquel is ready to share her music. She recently recorded four new songs in Nashville with two-time Grammy winner Chad Carlson and will be back in the studio this month (January 2013) to record additional songs. “I love to perform and am excited to play the new tunes live for music lovers at Canadian music festivals and various shows coming up in the new year.”


Featured Roast: Kanzu



We’re really excited about the latest beans that have come today from Matchstick Coffee (Vancouver), their “Kanzu” from Rwanda. The Kanzu washing station receives cherries from more than a hundred small hold farmers!!

Once delivered, the cherries are de-pulped using disc pulpers. The coffee is then fermented for up to 24 hours before being washed and then soaked overnight. Initial drying takes places under shade for 2 days before being transfered to raised drying tables under the sun for the remainder of the drying (7-14 days). These long fermentation times, extra soaking and two-phase drying require more work and resources. However, as in most things, the extra effort results in a superior product.

We are selling 340gram bags of Kanzu for $15.00



Artist of the Month: Dylan Ranney

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Streaming Cafe is very excited to have the works of Dylan Ranney on our walls for the month of March. Dylan’s display is a collection of human portraits, featuring many generations, nationalities and themes. All of the works are for sale, so please be sure to come down to the cafe to see the incredible pieces in person!

Dylan Ranney is a Vancouver born visual and performing artist who moved to Kelowna at the age of 10, and has 1673046_orig-1over the past 4 years contributed as a local artist in the Okanagan.  Dylan has enjoyed over a decade as a performing percussionist in the valley, He is an avid traveler, hiker, and global citizen at heart.   He has exhibited work in several shows in various Okanagan galleries including the Vertigo Gallery, and the UBCO FINA Gallery, and a solo painting exhibition at the Alternator Center for Contemporary Art. Ranney has done several commissioned paintings, and took part in the Mad Hatter installation project under Byron Johnston.  Dylan also paints public murals as a collaborative duo with local artist Liz Dumontet.

Dylan volunteers at Thrive Afterschool Club, working as a child-care attendant and program coordinator with seven years prior experience working with kids at various summer camps and mentoring programs.

Dylan recently displayed work at the “Exhibition from the In-Between World” held at the Okanagan French Cultural Centre, and also at this years Ecotone festival held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Currently, Dylan Ranney is exhibiting paintings at the Streaming Cafe on Leon Ave. in Kelowna until the end of March, 2013.  Ranney is also active in the Kelowna music scene as drummer with ambient rock band, ‘Oceans Apart’.  Look for ‘Oceans Apart’ this coming summer at ‘Parks Alive’.