Upcoming events, concerts, live theatre, art exhibitions taking place in Penticton and the South Okanagan.

TGIF: South Okanagan concerts and events listings

Check out upcoming events happening in Penticton and the South Okanagan


May 19 — Aidan and Mandy’s smooth harmonies, heartfelt lyrics and playful guitar are coming to the Dream Café. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show is at 8 p.m.

May 19 — It’s rodeo weekend in Keremeos and the Rob Robertson Band is playing at The Wrong Turn Tavern starting at 9 p.m. and on May 20 at the Keremeos Legion.

May 20 — Mike Farris, 2015 Grammy award winner for Best Roots Gospel album, is performing at the Dream Café.

May 20 — The Barking Parrot Bar is hosting their 2017 Summer Kickoff Party. Doors open at noon. DJs on the patio from noon to 5 p.m. Live music by Blue City Trio from 5:30 to 8 p.m. House DJs from 8 to 11 p.m. DJs Flipout and Zak Santiago from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover before 9 p.m.

May 21 — Live music Sundays at the Cannery Brewing Co at 198 Ellis St. featuring Aaron Goodwin.

May 21 — The award-winning Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Calvin Duck, will perform at the Shatford Centre for the Arts at 2:30 p.m. Admission by donation, with half of the proceeds to support Strings the Thing summer camp at the Shatford.

May 25 — Join the team from Get Bent for an evening of latin dancing at Cannery Brewing. There will be an open dance floor from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with mini lessons at 8:30 p.m. $10 cover at the door.

May 27 — Beamer Wigley, who is signed to Big Star Recordings and has opened for Aaron Pritchett, George Canyon and Brett Kissel, is performing at the Dream Café. Tickets are $10 to $15.


May 20 and 21 — The Medieval Faire returns to Desert Park in Osoyoos, $20 entry fee. A family-friendly event where you can experience the Middle Ages with live jousting, food, games and an array of entertainment. Live Celtic music by Jazzy, a medieval village with vendors and a pub. Medieval feast on Saturday at 6 p.m. for $65. Jousts at noon and 4 p.m. daily.

Until May 26 — New Beginnings art show starts at the Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave, open Tuesdays to Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Until June 23 — “Backwards and Forwards a show by Vikki Drummond at the Summerland Art Gallery. For more information call 250-494-4494,admin@summerlandarts.com or summerlandarts.com.

May 26 until June 8 — Front Street Gallery is featuring guest artist Merle Somerville with Gratitude: Nature’s Bounty. This is a collection of art by the award-winning master photographer. Opening reception on May 27 from noon to 2 p.m.

May 26 — The Downtown Penticton Association is hosting a chalk painting challenge at the Ellis on the Rise Block Party. Challenge is open to Penticton students with prizes going to the top artists. for more info visit www.downtownpenticton.org/chalk.

May 27 — The Rotary Club of Penticton presents Lobster Feast. Nova Scotian lobster, or barbecue chicken and ribs, live and silent auction. Tickets are $65 at Red Bag Store or the Shatford Centre.

May 31 — Topics and Tea at the Penticton Art Gallery with Barbara Wellborn and The Making of the Pilgrimage Cloak, A Spiritual Journey Through Art from 2 to 3 p.m. Free event. Refreshment and snacks served.

May 31 — The We Love Documentary Film Series at the Shatford Centre presents All Together Now. The film is the story behind the partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that results in the Las Vegas production of LOVE. Admission by donation, suggested $5. Film showing at 2 p.m.