TGIF: Concerts and events listings for Penticton and South Okanagan

Upcoming concerts, events, live theatre, art exhibits and more in the South Okanagan and Penticton.

  • Thu Mar 13th, 2014 11:00am
  • Life

Eleven-year-old Ceadra Hardardt of Naramata (left) plucks the strings of her harp during her warmup for the strings portion of the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival at the Penticton United Church Thursday morning. Ceadra was one of three students of instructor Ingrid Schellenberg who runs La Muse Harp Studio taking part. Also competing were Holly Waterman of Penticton and Lise Fisher of Summerland. The festival runs through May 3 at a variety of city venues and for more information and a full schedule of festival events visit


March 14 — The Lion, The Bear, The Fox describe their live show as a harmony-filled evening. The trio are performing at the Dream Café and tickets are $10.

March 15 — Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole performing at the Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Room in the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. No cover.

March 15 — Join traditional pipe band Kinship at the Barking Parrot to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. Feature menu items and green beer. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $8.

March 16 — Kim Gouchie Band performing in the Tea Room at the Penticton Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m. She is joined by Sandra D Mac and their new band. By donation.

March 22 — Penticton and District Community Concerts presents ARC Ensemble performing a collection of rarely heard works at the Cleland Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are sold at the Shatford Centre or single tickets on performance night at the Cleland Theatre pending availability.

April 10 — Country music’s hottest duo, Florida Georgia Line, cruises into Penticton at the SOEC.

April 10 — Miss Quincy and The Showdown at The Elite. $8 cover.

April 11 — One of rock music’s greatest, The Steve Miller Band, comes to the SOEC.

April 12 — The Faps at The Elite.


Until May 3 — 88th Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival. For schedule of events visit

March 15 — Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club Mask-erade dinner and dance fundraiser at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75.

March 20 — Mad Hatter Bash at the Best Damn Sports Bar is a fundraiser for Martin House, a community-based program for youth and young adults living with mental illness. Tickets are $20 and include a burger, fries and beverage. Door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 and prizes for best costume. Event is at 6 p.m.

March 28 — Full gallery exhibition, Styx and Stones opens at the Penticton Art Gallery 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring two key components a juried call for artists and non-juried public program which invites the community to come in and add their own experience to the exhibition.

April 4 to 5 — Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Bringing beer lovers and brewers together to celebrate. Live entertainment, local restaurateurs and 35 brewers. Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets available at Days Inn or online at

April 10 to May 4 — Many Hats Theatre Company production of Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (no performance April 11) and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22/$19 at the Wine Country Visitor Centre or reserve by phone 250-276-2170.

May 3 — Enjoy an evening of chic glam at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Grand Ballroom for Bacchanalia. Chef Chris Remington’s culinary masterpieces with over 200 wines from 50 different wineries. Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75. Black tie and cocktail attire strongly encouraged.