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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings

Penticton’s Jasper Meiklejohn,  co-concert master of the Youth Symphony of the Okanangan which is performing on Sunday at Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. - Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton’s Jasper Meiklejohn, co-concert master of the Youth Symphony of the Okanangan which is performing on Sunday at Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News

CONCERTS

Nov. 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.

Nov. 23 and 24 — Harry Manx fuses eastern musical traditions with the blues at the Dream Café. Tickets are $35.

Nov. 23 — Nils of Beats Without Borders lays down some world music at the Penticton Art Gallery as part of The End Of The World As We Know It. Erin Sage will be hand screen printing Mayan Calender Doodle Art posters then Warless will perform and DJ Nils will finish the night off with a dance party until 1 a.m. All-ages event, doors open at 7 p.m. For more info visit www.PentictonArtGallery.com.

Nov. 24 — Mad Melody Records hosts Hip-hop Dream at The Elite with Immaculate, SoGz, MC Bodhi, JDK Nonstop, Twojoints and Toxik Emissionz. Show starts at 8 p.m., $5 cover.

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 B.C. 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. 29 — Punk rock from Vancouver with Lesser Pissers, Girl Dracula and Indestructible Johnny at The Elite. Cover by donation.

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.

EVENTS

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. 24 — Yuk Yuk’s returns to the Copper Mug featuring Tobais Hardgrave and Katie Ellen Humphries. Show starts at 9 p.m. $10 cover.

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. 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. 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.

Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 — Pen High Arts Media Entertainment presents Nanny McPhee at the Cleland Theatre. Showtimes are: Nov. 28 to 30 10 a.m., Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 there is also 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $10 and available at the high school or at the door.

Dec. 1 and 2 — Terry Isaac Gallery hosts a holiday open house. Join them for some festive cheer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 475 Upper Bench Rd.

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.

Dec. 7 to 9 — Cawston Players present A Christmas Chaos at the Cawston Community Hall. Shows at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

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.

Feb. 12 — The Harlem Globetrotters return to the SOEC for the You Write The Rules World Tour.

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