Upcoming concerts and events for Penticton and area
BARLEY MILL PUB — Karaoke 2.0 every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. Watch sports on 23 TVs and one 11-foot screen.
ELITE RESTAURANT — Open Mic Night every Friday at 8 p.m. Share your talents, hidden or otherwise, at the Elite After 6. Wednesday is vinyl night starting at 8 p.m. Thursday night karaoke starting at 8 p.m.
FIBONACCI’S — Karaoke every Monday and Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight, Open mic on Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight. Poker Wednesday’s, no money involved play for prizes.
VOODOO’S — Wednesday nights is Surrender the Booty — local artists are given space to show their wares for sale.
May 11 — Pram Trio will be performing in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa.
May 11 — Offramp Jazz Quintet at Dream Café.
May 11— Mad Melody Records presents the second topic rap battle event held at Voodoo’s. Freestyle competitors go head-to-head while random topics are thrown at them. Admission is by donation. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
May 12 — Blues legend B.B. King at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
May 12 — Kyprios and The Chaperones live at The Mule.
May 13 — Winnipeg-based dixieland swingers the F-Holes live at Voodoo’s.
May 13 — Mother's Day concert with Tenore, who recently won multiple awards at the 2011 Gospel Music Association of Canada's Covenant Awards, including the Fan Choice Award. They will be performing at the Cleland Theatre at 3 p.m.
May 16 — Owner Operator with Carolyn Mark, Luther Wright and Jack Grace perform at The Elite.
May 17 — Rick Fines and Carlos Del Junco. Fingerstyle guitar and harmonica at their best. Performance at the Dream Café. Tickets are $25.
May 18 — Mad Melody Records presents The Yin & Yang DJ/Hip-Hop event at the Cannery Stage Theatre. Indie artists from around the Okanagan including MC Bodhi, P-City, Adanacmmorf, Toxik Emissionz, Jay-E, Pixy, Reveal and Mode. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 7: 30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.
May 18 — The Dharma Dolls at the Dream Café. This Vernon trio promises to put on a fabulous show featuring jazz, opera and folk. Tickets are $20. For reservations call 250-490-9012.
May 19 — Elvis Elite starring Steve Elliott and The Blue Suede Boys seven-piece band at the Cleland Theatre.
May 19 — Science and State opening at The Cannery Stage with opening acts Michael Musclow, Cinged and The Nobodies. Doors open at 7 p.m. with opening acts starting at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $7.
May 19 — Scott Cook is a Prairie balladeer with folk, roots, blues, soul and reggae influences with fingerpicked acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele and foot percussion. He is performing at the Dream Café. Tickets are $15.
May 20 — George Thorogood and The Destroyers at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Until May 17 — Naramata Arts Studio presents a Spring Art Exhibition at the historic Leir House in Penticton. Original works from a wide variety of painting media.
Until May 18 — Art In Nature — Colour, Line and Form, photography show at Bellevue Café. Come down and vote for your favourite photo.
May 10 — Through Gaijin Eyes, paintings/illustrations/photographs of experiences in Japan by Endrene Shepherd in the Adams Room of the Summerland Art Gallery. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 10. Show continues until June 23.
May 10 — The Oasis of Permanence opens in the Main Gallery of the Summerland Arts Centre. Photographic oil prints by Frantisek Strouhal. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m.
May 11-13 — Award winning play, Padre X, at The Cannery Stage. May 11 and 12 curtain is 8 p.m. May 12 and 13 there is a 2 p.m. matinee.
May 17 — Penticton Chamber Theatre Green Show: Masks of King Lear at the Shatford Centre at 7 p.m.
May 18 — Summerland Pleasure Painters art show and sale at 10122 Main St. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. artwork shown will be featuring all mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pencil drawings and pastels.
May 19-20 — Self-guided art trip studio tour. Make your own connection with art and get an up-close look at how artists do their work at Art On the Naramata Bench, Summerland and Trout Creek and Lake-To-Lake artist studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 24-26 — Rotary Okanagan International Children's Festival featuring Bob's & Lolo, Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo, Breakdance for Solo Cello, The Matt Velvet and Charlie Show, Élage Diouf and more performers and activities.