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

TGIF: South Okanagan events and concerts listings

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

CONCERTS

Oct. 13 — Juno nominated, Genie award-winning Canadian songstress Oh Susanna performs country, blues, 20th Century folk at the Dream Café. Tickets are $40 for premium seats and $25 for wings.

Oct. 14 — Awna Teixeira, who lived in Penticton as a teenager, returns to the Dream Café.

Oct. 15 — Live music Sundays at the Cannery Brewing on Ellis Street featuring The Raven and the Fox from 6 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 15 — Jazz Vespers at the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church at 150 Orchard Ave. starting at 4:30 p.m. Larry Crawford and friends will once again take the stage. Free will offering.

Oct. 18 — Modern folk musician Joshua Hyslop at the Dream Café. Tickets are $27 for premium seats and $17 for wings.

Oct. 19 — Jazz evangelist Tim Tamashiro and Calgary’s finest jazz pianist Sheldon Zandboer at the Dream Café. Tickets are $28 for premium seats and $18 for wings.

Oct. 20 — Songs for Autumn, music inspired by the season with Masterworks Ensemble (Tracy Fehr, Dennis Nordlund, Liz Lupton and Bob Park) and Seraphin Vocal Ensemble (Fehr, Heather Allen, Jay Demetrick, Derek Beaton, Natalia Polchenko, Alex Wednesky). Early to model classical followed by local watercolour, photography, film, pottery and fibre artists’ reception and mulled apple cider. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Tickets are $30 and $25 for seniors/youth. They can be purchased at The Book Shop, the Leir House or at the door.

Oct. 21 — Foreigner with guests Honeymoon Suite at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets available at the SOEC box office or at valleyfirsttix.com.

Oct. 21 — Abbamania comes to the Cleland Theatre. Studio musicians recreate Abba live in concert. Tickets are $49 for adults and $40 for seniors.

Oct. 21 — An original evening with Kyle Anderson at the Nest & Nectar from 6 to 9 p.m. A gourmet buffet dinner and concert with original music featuring guests artist Gail Riddall. Tickets are $40 ($35 for seniors) plus GST.

Oct. 21 — Hot off a number one single on the Canadian rock charts, One Bad Son will be playing the Mule Concert House and Bar. Tickets available at the Mule on Martin during club hours, The Grooveyard and online at http://tinyurl.com/y7rmmszj. Opening for the band is Whale and the Wolf.

EVENTS

Until Nov. 11 — Evening of art and music at the Saint-Germain Café Gallery starting at 5 p.m. with the opening reception for So Board: skateboard and longboard art by more than 15 local artists. At 7 p.m., it’s live music with Edmonton’s Wares.

Oct. 14 — The 18th annual Community Foundation Comedy Festival featuring Herb Dixon, John Buehler and Julie Kim at the Barking Parrot Bar. Tickets are $65 at the Lakeside Resort front desk and include dinner at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28 — Halloween Party with Houdini the great horned owl at the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (8965 Highway 97, Oliver) from 4 to 6 p.m. Haunted rooms, spooky games, prizes and trick or treating. Tickets are $5 and space is limited so registration is required at sorco@telus.net.

Oct. 28 — A Mystery in the Library when his majesty, King Henry the Eighth has disappeared. Now it is up to the other literary characters in the library who leave their books at night after the library has closed to discover what happened to him and solve the mystery before 10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. Must be 19-plus to attend. Cost is $20 per person. For more info visit www.pentictonlibrary.ca/event/mystery-library.

Oct. 31 — Family Friendly Halloween Party at the Nest & Nectar at the Cannery Trade Centre from 5 to 8 p.m. Treats and activities, door prizes, buffet style appetizers and silent auction. Tickets are $12 for an adult and $5 per child 10 years and under. Event is a fundraiser for the South Okanagan Similkameen Mental Wellness Society.

Oct. 31 — The Downtown Penticton Association presents Nightmare on Front Street. Costume parade starts at 4 p.m. by Valley First Credit Union down to Front Street and onto Backstreet Boulevard. Halloween party from 4 to 6 p.m. with trick-or-treating in local businesses, graveyard by Starbucks and vote for the most popular pumpkin. Prizes awarded for most original, cutest, themed group and best-dressed pet costume. Hot dogs and hot chocolate available by donation.

Nov. 2 to 4 — The South Okanagan Actor’s and Player’s Theatre presents Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. Tickets online at www.venablestheatre.ca. Shows at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 4.