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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan events listings

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

Sundays – Shades on Main has an acoustic open stage every Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in their coffee room. Synchronized by Mat Duffus, there will be a guitar and bass on hand and musician and guest specials.

May 10 to 12 — Musaic: Vocal Ensemble presents From Here and There a concert of choral music from Canada and Scotland with special guests the Naramata Scottish Country Dancers and Kelowna Scottish Country Dancers. May 10 in Penticton at St. Saviour’s Anglican at 7:30 p.m., May 11 in Summerland at St. John’s Lutheran at 2:30 p.m.

May 12 — Jessica Singleton covers contemporary pop music at the Dream Café during a Mothers Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 250-490-9012 or email reservations@thedreamcafe.ca to reserve your table.

May 18 — Altona, a Vancouver-based indie quartet, accompanied by alt-country trio Yarrows perform at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery (449 Main St.). Entrance by donation. The concert is at 7 p.m.

May 23 — Twice nominated Juno Award songwriter Maria Dunn performs at the Dream Café.

May 29 — When You’re Smiling, a show created and performed by former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro, combines radio and singing worlds together — like Vinyl Cafe with a live jazz band. The show is at the Venables Theatre in Oliver. Tickets are $37.50.

June 13 — Russell deCarle, the lead vocalist and bassist of iconic Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster, performs at the Dream Café. The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 for premium seats and $35 for wings.

June 18 — One of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters will perform at the Venables Theatre in Oliver. Murray McLauchlan has released 19 albums and awarded 11 Junos in his 45-year career. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $47.50.

June 29 — Simply Queen is Canada’s premier Queen tribute and they will perform at the Venables Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42.

Oct. 25 — Canadian country artists Dallas Smith and Dean Brody on their Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour will perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre with special guests Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter.

EVENTS

May 10 — Axé Capoeira features traditional Brazilian music and professional capoeiristas and dancers at the height of their skill. Tickets are $12.50. The show is at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver at 6:30 p.m.

Until May 12 — The Penticton Art Gallery exhibition featuring renowned lighting artist Bentley Meeker.

May 15 and 16 — The Good Bamford Foundation is hosting the Pics and Sticks charity event. Hosted by Gord Bamford and Keith Primeau the event gives people the chance to play alongside NHL alumni and country music stars on May 15. On May 16 there is a nine hold charity golf tournament at Sonora Dunes Golf Course in Osoyoos, followed by a concert at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.

May 16 — Penticton Art Gallery presents Kitchen Stove Films at Landmark Cinemas. Showing at 4 and 7 p.m. In the film Wild Rose, a country singer is bursting with raw talent living in Glasgow.

With a criminal record and as a single mother of two young children the singer is more country song than country starlet. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door.

May 23 to June 6 — Erica Hawkes solo exhibition express a distinctly west coast aesthetic fusing influences from 20th-century art movements including Art Nouveau, Cubism and the Group of Seven. View her work at the Lloyd Gallery (18 Front St.) Tuesday to Saturday.

May 24 — Ellis on the Rise block party featuring live entertainment, kids activities, food trucks, sidewalk chalk art and a beverage garden. The event takes place on Ellis Street from 5 to 8 p.m.

May 26 — Penticton MS Walk at Skaha Lake Park at 6 p.m. Walk to raise funds and improve the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis.

June 20 — Okanagan and B.C. inspired contemporary landscapes, contemporary wildlife in acrylic by Anita McComas at the Lloyd Gallery (18 Front St.). The gallery is closed on Sunday’s.

June 2 — Comedian and Just For Laughs veteran Derek Edwards will take the Venables Theatre stage with a 90-minute show at the Venables Theatre. The show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $47.50.

July 21 — The Summerland Singers and Players present Murder on the Rails: The Case of the Mondello Crime Family. Based on the success of the one-night-only performance last summer, they are bringing it back with a new script with a combination of staged lines and improvised interaction with the audience.

Aug. 17 — The Summerland Singers and Players present Murder on the Rails: The Case of the Mondello Crime Family. Based on the success of the one-night-only performance last summer, they are bringing it back with a new script with a combination of staged lines and improvised interaction with the audience.

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