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TGIF: Upcoming events and concerts

June 16 — Canada’s legendary country great Jess Lee plays Medici’s in Oliver at 7:30 p.m.

June 17 — Infectious rhythms, guitar mastery and improvisational wit will make you marvel and definitely want to get up and dance when Oscar Lopez performs at the Dream Cafe. Premium seats are $49, wings $34.

June 18 — Lisa Anderson performs at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

June 20 — The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s youngest bluegrass band to watch and are performing at the Dream Café. Tickets are $24 for premium seats and $14 for wings.

June 23 — The Rob Robertson Band performs at JoJo’s Cafe in Osoyoos from 7 to 9 p.m. bringing back a little bit of country and a little bit of rock. Tickets are $10, must be 19 years or older.

June 24 — Sons of the Pioneers, presented by Old Rivers Western Productions at the Frank Venables Theatre at 7 p.m. Recognized as the world’s premier cowboy singing group with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, their renditions of Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Cool Water are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Tickets are $45.

June 24 — Internationally recognized artist Ezra Kwizera performs at the Dream Café. Money the artist raises at this performance, which includes a soulful mix of reggae, soca, East African bongo and pop, will go towards the construction and running of a music school he is building in Rwanda. Premium seats are $38, wins $23.

June 25 — Luke Wallace takes the stage at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

June 29 — The Latin project of Juno award-winning musician Tom Landa, Locarno, performs at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $48, wings $33.

June 30 — Vancouver’s hippest blues-funk band, Brickhouse, is performing at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $48, wins $33.

July 2 — Coffee Cups and Contemporaries at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

July 9 — Join Aaron Loewen for a free concert at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover charge.

July 15 — Terence Jack’s West Coast rock energy comes to the Dream Café. Tickets are $39 for premium and $24 for wings.

July 26 to 29 — Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz and boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer. He brings four hot nights of music to the Dream Café.

July 30 — West Hammock performs at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Aug. 18 to 20 — Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival in Rock Creek featuring headliners Five Alarm Funk, Wolf Parade, Austra, Bear Mountain, helicopter tours, river floating and more. Visit for more.


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

June 17 — Grandmothers For Africa are hosting Yoga in the Garden at Farleigh Lake, just l0 minutes outside of Penticton off Farleigh Lake Rd. toward Apex Mountain. Two one-hour yoga classes, iris garden tour, bird watching and a salad bar lunch. All proceeds support the Grandmothers to Grandmothers HIV/AIDS campaign in sub-Sahara Africa. Tickets are $30 for yoga, lunch and garden tour, or $20 for lunch tour. For more info or to reserve, call Lynn at 778-476-0609 or Marilyn at 250-499-7217.

June 17 — Children’s Pirate Festival at the SS Sicamous. Hunt for treasure, walk the plank and duel with pool noodle swords from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is $5 with proceeds going to the SS Sicamous Society.

June 18 — Father’s Day Sunday at the Keremeos Grist Mill includes an old fashioned melodrama, Dirty Work at the Stopping Place, at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Site admission includes the melodrama. General admission is $7, students and seniors is $5 and children under five are free.

June 23 to 25 — Peach City Beach Cruise is billed as the Northwest’s premium three-day car show. Colourful beach to peach parade takes place on June 23 starting at 5:30 p.m.

June 24 — Grand Sommelier Express returns to the Okanagan. Hop aboard the Kettle Valley steam train for a 90-minute ride that includes a trestle-side stop to sample Bottleneck Drive’s hand-crafted beer and ciders. A three-course dinner paired with Bottleneck Drive wines follows the trip. There will also be live music and a live and silent auction. For more info visit

June 28 — Topics and Tea from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Art Gallery with Peter Hay on The Art of the Book. This is a free event and refreshments and snacks served.

June 29 — Lloyd Gallery on Front Street hosts the opening reception for the Radiant Land solo exhibition by Robyn Lake from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

July 30 — The Little Mermaid Musical takes the audience along on this underwater adventure for the whole family. Show is at 3 p.m. at the Frank Venables Theatre.

Sept. 9 — Improv comedy show, The Comic Strippers, is coming to the Cleland Theatre. A fictitious male stripper troupe (no nudity, however it is a 19 years or older show) is played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. Show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $39.