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TGIF: Penticton concerts and events listings

Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life comes to the stage featuring many of the traditional favourite scenes including the bar with Kathie Hemmingson (left) playing Clara, Cameron Baughen (middle) playing Ernie Bishop, Paul Varga (right) as George Bailey. - Submitted Photo
Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life comes to the stage featuring many of the traditional favourite scenes including the bar with Kathie Hemmingson (left) playing Clara, Cameron Baughen (middle) playing Ernie Bishop, Paul Varga (right) as George Bailey.
— image credit: Submitted Photo

CONCERTS

Dec. 14 — South Okanagan Musicians Unite featuring over 16 bands and performing artists at the Shatford Centre from 4 p.m. to midnight. Admission is non-perishable food item or toy for donation to local food banks.

Dec. 14 and 15 — Vancouver-based Sojourners make authentic gospel music not just for Sundays. They are an unbuttoned mix of doo wop, R&B, country and blues that are playing the Dream Café. Tickets are $32.

Dec. 15 — Hip Hop For Hunger Food Drive with the Mad Melody Records family at Voodoo’s. Bring any non-perishable food item plus a $2 cover, or $5 without the donation. All food will be donated to the Penticton food bank. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Dec. 15 — Annual Christmas Coffeehouse at Fresh Healthy Café (325 Main St.) with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Special guest Jennifer Lauren and performances by Beamer, Cool Beanz, Danielle Carlow, Amber Leake, Danielle Nemechek and Olivia Paige. Showtime at 1 p.m. Admission by donation of non-perishable food item.

Dec. 20 — Second annual Notes For Nepal at the Bellevue Café. Enjoy some great music and coffee while supporting a world changing cause as all proceeds go towards the Playing For Change Foundation, Rai-Sing Up Communities and music schools around the world. Tickets available at Bellevue Café and the Penticton Secondary School Accounting Office and are $4. Show is from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 — Okanagan Symphony presents Christmas Reflections with guest artists Alan Corbishley, narrator and baritone, and the Okanagan Symphony Youth Chorus. Show is at 7 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre.

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

Dec. 14 and 15 — St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Acting Classes by Jacqueline present  their production of It’s A Wonderful Life. Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets at Dragon’s Den and at the door.

Dec. 14 — Tumbleweed Gallery open house from 3 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Ad Hoc, St. Germaine and the Penticton Academy of music. Cello musicians and artists in attendance.

Dec. 13 to 15 — Princess Margaret Secondary drama department presents Mirror Image. Showtime is 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Until Dec. 20 — South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club highlight 50th anniversary with juried art show at the Penticton Museum.

Until Dec. 21 — George and Friends art exhibition at the Shatford Centre. Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon Carol Munro has an encaustic painting demo and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Glenn Clark has a oil painting demo.

Dec. 21 — The End of the World Party at The Mule featuring The Wild vs. DJ Switch.

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.

Dec. 27 — The Nightmare After Xmas party at The Elite. Prizes for best Nightmare After Xmas costume and live music from Dustin & Wes, Cinged, The Poles, Headcase and Great White North. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a $7 cover. A hamper will be set up to collect items or monetary donations for the SPCA.

Dec. 31 — New Year's Make It Rain party at The Mule. $1,000 in $1 U.S. bills will be dropped from the ceiling at midnight. Champagne when the ball drops and party favours upon entry. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at The Mule or at Green Beanz.

Jan. 26 — Naramata Scottish Country Dancers and the Shatford Centre host a full-scale Burns Supper. Entertainment from Fiddlekids, Summerland Pipes and Drums, Naramata Scottish Dancers, Liz Lupton, Bob Moss and Kristi Lind. Tickets are $40 at Shatford Centre or The Book Shop.

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

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