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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings
Nov. 16 — Emmy nominated composer John Lee Sanders brings his diverse musical spectrum to the Dream Café. Tickets are $25.
Nov. 16 — Rock ‘n roll band The Wild open for Dusty Tucker, one of Alberta’s best rock ‘n roll bands at Voodoo’s.
Nov. 17 — Okanagan Symphony Orchestra returns with Romantic Rhapsody with guest artist Arnold Choi, Cello. 7:30 p.m. at Cleland theatre.
Nov. 17 — Tavis Weir with Stefan Bienz and Michael Treadway at the Dream Café. Three of Penticton's most dedicated musicians joined fores to bring an exciting new jazz trio. Tickets are $14.
Nov. 22 and 23 — Classically trained trio of tenors, Romanza returns to Penticton at the Cleland Theatre for a Christmas concert. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased at the Cleland Theatre box office or by calling 250-490-2426. The trio also perform in Osoyoos on Nov. 21 at the mini-theatre. Tickets available at Beyond Bliss and Imperial Office Pro.
Nov. 23 and 24 — Harry Manx fuses eastern musical traditions with the blues at the Dream Café. Tickets are $35.
Nov. 24 — Canada Music Week gala concert at the Cleland Theatre. Special live performance of original music created by composers Anita Perry and Ernst Schneider. Featuring students of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Tickets available at the Leir House.
Nov. 25 — Youth Symphony of Okanagan performing at the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church at 2 p.m.
Nov. 25 — Christmas Music Extravaganza at the Penticton United Church featuring Musaic, Naramata Choir, Tuneagers, Sage Valley Singers and Penticton United Choir. Tickets at door $15. Concert at 2 p.m.
Nov. 28 — Kevin Welch is known as an American country music artist and has charted five sinlges on the Billboard Hot Country songs chart and released eight studio albums. He is performing at the Dream Café and tickets are $24.
Nov. 30 — South Okanagan Concert Society presents Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion Daniel Gervais accompanied by Aline Dupuis, a step dancer. Also on stage will be Calvin Vollrath, Old Tyme Fiddle Champion. 7:30 p.m. at Oliver Alliance Church. Tickets available at door and at Beyond Bliss.
Nov. 30 — Kelly Joe Phelps delivers soulful vocals and stellar guitar work at the Dream Café. Tickets are $24.
Dec. 1 — Feed The Family Christmas concert fundraiser and Okanagan food drive at the Summerland Yacht Club. Featuring Canada's rising star Jaclyn Guillou, singing popular music tributes of the great singers Roy Orbinson, Patsy Cline, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Connie Francis and Elvis. Net proceeds go directly to Summerland Community Food Bank. Tickets $25, plus non-perishable food items. Tickets available at Summerland Yacht Club.
Dec. 2 — Voices in Song presents A Song for Hope Christmas concert, 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Penticton. Tracy Fehr, with accompanist Dennis Norlund, and singers present an evening of beautiful music and inspiring Christmas music Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and available for purchase at the Leir House. Proceeds will be donated to ACT Development's Livelihood project for single mothers to purchase a motorcycle for a needy artisan in North Africa.
Dec. 2 — The Penticton Academy of Music is hosting a Sing-Along Messiah at Saint Saviour's Anglican Church. Audience members invited to bring their own score or borrow one of theirs. Academy faculty and string orchestra will be performing for the main fundraiser of the year for the Academy Bursary Fund. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Jan. 26 — Canadian country musician Dean Brody brings his Dirt Tour to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Tickets are $39.50 and available at the Penticton & Wine Country Visitors Centre or at www.ValleyFirstTix.com.
Feb.1 — Eric Church The Blood, Sweat & Tears tour comes to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
March 9 — Heart is performing at the South Okanagan Events Centre on their Fanatic Tour with opening act Simon Townshend.
Until Dec. 1 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Becky’s New Car at the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre.Showtimes are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $19 for students and seniors and are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or reserved by phone at 250-276-2170 (toll free 1-800-663-5052).
Nov. 17 — Cheese, wine and beer festival at the Penticton Lakeside Resort from 7 to 10 p.m. Five artisan creameries, three award-winning vineyards and one local hand crafted brewer and lots of everything cheesy. Tickets are $25.
Nov. 17 — Penticton Pistoleras roller derby team takes on the Tar Sand Betties of Ft.McMurray in their last home bout of the 2012 season. Bout takes place at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and whistle at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door, $10 seniors, $10 students (ID Required) and kids 10 and under are free For more info visit www.sorda.ca.
Nov. 17 — A Taste For The Arts, fundraiser for the Shatford Centre at 6 p.m. Delicious food, specialty teas and coffees, beers and wines provided by local establishments. See the latest Shatford Centre renovations. Tickets are $50 available at the Shatford Centre office.
Dec. 19 and 22 — Sound Stage Productions presents Whistle Down the Wind with lyrics from rock legend Jim Steinman and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Dec. 19 to 21 performances at 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $28 plus tax and available at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.
Nov. 24 and 25 — Authors and Artists Christmas Faire at the Shatford Centre displaying an array of highly talented artists and authors. Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. Hourly Door prizes.
Nov. 24 — Canada Music Week gala concert at the Cleland Theatre. Special live performance of original music created by composers Anita Perry and Ernst Schneider. Featuring students of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $20 for a Family. Available at the Leir House.
Nov. 25 — Children’s Showcase presents A Christmas Carol with Monster Theatre at the Cleland Theatre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $30 for a series ticket (including two or more shows in 2013).
Nov. 28 — Topics ‘n Tea with artist Glenn Clark at the Penticton Art Gallery at 2 p.m. Clark discusses his three northern B.C. tours in preparing his Abandoning Paradise Art Project. Enjoy the discussion over a cup of tea and baked goods. Free event, everyone is welcome.
Dec. 2 — Voices in Song presents A Song for Hope Christmas concert, 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Luthern Church. Tickets are available at the Leir House for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Proceeds will be donated to help purchase a motorcycle for a needy artisan in North Africa, part of ACT Development’s Livelihood project for single mothers.