TGIF: South Okanagan concerts and events listings

Live theatre, concerts, events, art exhibits and more from around the South Okanagan


Sept. 15 and 16 — Jim Byrnes and Lindsay Mitchell at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $40 and wings $25.

Sept. 16 — I Love the 90’s Tour featuring the 90s most iconic acts including Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Rob Base, Young MC and C+C Music Factory at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets at the Valley First box office at the SOEC, via phone 1-877-763-2849 or

Sept. 16 — Okanagan Gleaners Fall Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at 507 No.3 Road in Oliver. Live music, kids activities, silent auction, tours of the Gleaners plant. Entrance by donation. Event is rain or shine.

Sept. 16 — Fundraiser for the B.C. Children’s Hospital at the FOE Hall at 1197 Main St. Entertainment by Terri Bremner and Elvis tribute artist Darrell Douglas. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 250-492-6242.

Sept. 17 — Jazz Vesper returns to St. Saviour’s Anglican Church on Orchard Avenue at 4 :30 p.m. Join for a jazz-filled hour featuring Andy Gabrys, Stefan Bienz, Mike Treadway, Larry Crawford and Debi Johnson. Free will offering.

Sept. 17 — Aaron Goodwin is performing at the Cannery Brewing Company on Ellis Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sept. 19 — Amy Helm carries on her late father’s, Levon Helm, roots music legacy earning praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer. She will be at the Dream Café, show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44 for premium seats and $18 for wings.

Sept. 22 — Roy Forbes is one of Canada’s most respected and best-loved singer/songwriters who has 10 solo records and two more with his UHF companions, Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson. He is performing at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $39 and wings $24.

Sept. 23 — Live music Sundays at the Cannery Brewing on Ellis Street featuring Dorian Goodwin from 3 to 5 p.m.

Sept. 23 — Best known for his work as singer, songwriter, accordionist and trumpet player with Maria in the Shower, Jack Garton returns to the Dream Café with the Demon Squadron to perform. Premium seats are $39 and wings $24.


Until Sept. 30 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Real Estate by Allana Harkin, directed by Jamie Eberle. For more information visit

Sept. 15 — Come to Okanagan Lake Park for a free movie under the stars, with a showing of Disney’s Moana, courtesy of Prospera Credit Union. Donations accepted in support of the YES (Youth Empowerment Strategy) Project. Movie starts after sundown (around 7:15 p.m.).

Sept. 15 — Diamonds on the Deck a fundraising event held by the Rotary Club of Penticton is held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Red Rooster Winery. Event offers a chance to win a half-carat diamond.

Sept. 15 to 28 — Joe Enns exhibition Forest and Stream, a collection of original oil paintings centred in the Okanagan, at the Front Street Gallery. Opening is Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sept. 16 — The second annual Home Brewing Competition, a CAMRA South Okanagan event from 2 to 6 p.m. at Square One Hop Growers (1166 Davenport Ave.). Free for CAMRA members or $10 per person.

Sept. 21 — Cannery Brewing Company (on Ellis Street) hosts Pecha Kucha at 7 p.m. Kicking off the inaugural Arts Rising Festival, creators share their thoughts on the future of the arts in Penticton. Speakers include art gallery director Paul Crawford, artists Kindrie Grove, Renee Matheson and Julie Mai and Tumbleweed Gallery’s Prema Harris. Doors open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Cannery Brewing and Cowork Penticton.

Sept. 21 to 24 — Connections 2017 national juried art show and conference at the Shatford Centre. Phone 250-770-7668 to register for the demonstrations or workshop.

Sept. 21 to 24 — Youth Pop Up Gallery as part of the Arts Rising Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 456 Main St. Live music, art exhibit, dance workshops, theatre improv workshops, photography workshops for all ages and more. Information at

Sept. 22 — Snakeball Cabaret from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Lakeside Ballroom. This event is part of the Arts Rising Festival and includes live music, performances by the Army of Sass, Boundless Burlesque and more. Tickets are $50 and $5 discount to guests that are costumed or those that bring “props.”

Sept. 23 — Parkadium Roof Top Music at the Lakeside Parkade as part of the Arts Rising Festival from 3 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include live music from Lakeman, Cosmic Brew, AK-747s, TC Creek and Friends, Jared Jackel’s Bad Vibrations, Yarrows, Shayu Lewis featuring Dynisse, Marry Me, The Screen Doors, According to Poe, Lowell Friesen and Faith Maxwell.

Sept. 23 — New work from Shannon Ford at the Lloyd Gallery at 18 Front St. Contemporary equine and wildlife work of internationally acclaimed, western Canadian artist Ford. Official opening celebration from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sept. 23 and 24 — The Arts Rising Festival presents Gyro Spyro in Gyro Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24. Beer garden, arts market, live performances by Allan Harkin, Timbre Wolves and more on Sept. 23. Enjoy live music on Sept. 24 by Nankama Interactive Rhythm Circle, join the Zumba warm up, Qi Gong, paint in with Little Long and DJ Wolf, experience the hearing power of art and more.

Sept. 24 — Artwear: Chrysalis is not your average fashion show. As part of the Arts Rising Festival this event is an immersive art experience for the body, mind and should. Event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cannery Brewing on Ellis Street. Tickets are $25 at

Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 — The Naramata Arts Studio is holding their 19th annual exhibition and sale at the Naramata Community Church Hall, Robinson and Third Street. Opening reception on Sept. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the show is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

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