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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 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 25 — The Boss, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, comes to the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. Tickets are $35 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

May 24 — The Chicago Staff Band concert at the Salvation Army Penticton Community Church (2469 South Main St.). Tickets are $5 and available at the church office and at the door. The concert is at 7 p.m.

May 25 — The House is a-Rockin’ Blues Jam hosted by the Yard Katz. Season finale at Orchard House (157 Orchard Ave.). Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Hear a great showcase of local musicians from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Guests are the Okanagan Youth

May 28 — Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane brings his Live in Canada Tour 2019 to the South Okanagan Events Centre. The tour will feature Canadian artists Merkules and Peter Jackson. Tickets available at Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), charge by phone 1-877-SOEC-TIX or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com.


May 22 to 26 — Penticton Chamber Theatre presents Two Across, a comedy of crosswords and romance. Shows are from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Cannery Stage (1475 Fairview Rd.). Tickets are $22. The show is for those 19 years and older.

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 1 — Canada Comedy Jam Live at the Barley Mill Pub from 8 to 10 p.m. Matt Baker, Velina Taskov, Andrew Verge and special guest Brett Martin take the stage. Tickets are $15 at the door.

June 1 and 2 — Marcus Mosely returns for his third annual gospel singing workshop at the Penticton United Church. Cost is $45 and participants may choose to perform in the concert on June 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. Audience members pay $10 per ticket at the door.

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.

June 8 — Life’s a Beach fashion show and live performances from Ari Neufeld, Will Schlakl, Joshua Smith, Jerri Rouw and DJ Tona. Silent auction with proceeds going to the Penticton Youth Centre. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite, The Bumwrap, Beach City Crossfit or Clancy’s Liquor Store. Event is at 3 p.m. at the Barefoot Beach Stage at Beach City Crossfit (4145 Skaha Lake Rd.). Must be 19 years or older to attend.

June 9 — Take an Old Bag to Tea event hosted by the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary. Help raise funds for equipment in the David E. Kampe tower trauma room. Tickets are $25 and the the event is at the Penticton Lakeside Resort from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

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