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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan events listings

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


Sept. 14 — The Steadies perform at Mile Zero Wine bar at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Sept. 15 — The Hugh Parsons Quintet, featuring vocalist Danielle Even, has cooked up a great recipe for Okanagan audiences with a new show which features the compositions of Burt Bacharach. They perform at the Dream Café at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 for premium seats and $17 for the wings.

Sept. 16 — Hank and the Moondogs perform at the Cannery Brewing Co. on Ellis Street from 6 to 8 p.m.. No cover.

Sept. 16 — Jazz Vespers returns to St. Saviour’s Church (150 Orchard Ave.) featuring Larry Crawford, Allan Crossley, Stefan Bienz and singer Yanti. Concert is at 4:30 p.m. Free will offerings accepted.

Sept. 17 — Sage Valley Voice Community Choir is rehearsing for their Christmas concert in December. Everyone of all ages is welcome to join, there is no auditions. They rehearse every Monday at the Oliver United Church (511 Church St.) from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sept. 17 and 18 — With his powerful voice Mike Farris will deliver funky blues-rock over two shows at the Dream Café. Tickets are $63 for premium seats and $53 for the wings.

Sept. 21 — Devon Coyote has a timeless fusion of roots, blues and rock. He performs at the Dream Café at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 for premium seats and $23 for the wings.

Sept. 22 — The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra kicks off their 59th season with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Concert takes place at the Cleland Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the Shatford Centre or call 1-888-974-9170.


Sept. 15 — Saturday morning at the museum from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your family down for a fun-filled hour exploring the topic of science. Hands-on activities for children. Recommended for kids five to eight years old with parental participation. Suggested donation $1.

Sept. 15 — Eve of Destruction Night at the Penticton Speedway. Event is at 7 p.m.

Until Sept. 16 — The Penticton Art Gallery exhibition eRacism explores the resurgence of racism around the world.

Until Sept. 30 — The social life of water in the Okanagan Valley exhibit at the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Sept. 18 — Brown Bag Lecture series presents The History of Penticton High School presented by Karen Collins. Memories of alumni, mainly throughout the late 50s and 60s. Presentation takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton museum. Suggested donation of $2 for adults, $1 for children.

Sept. 19 — Live Comedy at the Cannery Brewing Co. (198 Ellis St.) featuring Velina Taskov, Andrew Verge and headliner Andrew Crone. Hosted by Matt Baker. Doors open at 7 p.m. Suggested $10 cover at the door.

Sept. 19 — The Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour is screening in Penticton at 7 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre, presented by Nickel Plate Nordic Ski Club. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at Peach City Runners, The Bike Barn and True Outdoors.

Sept. 20 — United Way Drive Thru Breakfast from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Penticton lakeside Resort. Drive thru, donate and dig in to a loaded breakfast bag, hot breakfast sandwiches and coffee.

Sept. 20 to 23 — Arts Rising Festival, celebrating community and the arts, featuring an art walk, live music at various venues, storytelling, healing art in the gardens at Leir House and more. Visit www.pentictonartscouncil.com for more information.

Sept. 21 — Learning at Lunch at the Penticton Library auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. Learn about the traditional Chinese cultural and performing arts, presented by Frank Cui.

Sept. 21-22 — Smash! Retro Tennis fundraiser at the Lakeshore Racquets Club in Summerland. Music, wood racquets, 80s aerobic costumes and friendly mixed triples play and lessons for the kids. Donations and proceeds support the Summerland Museum. For more information visit www.summerlandmuseum.org.

Sept. 22 — Fall fair and bake sale at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (corner of Martin Street and Wade Avenue). Jams, books, jewelry and more. Event is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free admission.

Sept. 27 — Pecha Kucha Penticton, at Cannery Brewing (198 Ellis St.), focusing on the theme of Fresh air, Fresh perspectives. Featured speakers include RCMP Insp. Ted De Jager, chair of the Penticton Creek Association Bryn White, urban cycling activist Matt Hopkins and others. Doors open at 6 p.m. Speakers at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the Cannery Brewing and Cowork Penticton.

Sept. 29 — The Comic Strippers, a male stripper parody and improv comedy show, performs at the Cleland Theatre. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006.

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