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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan events listings

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


Aug. 16 — Road Waves make their debut in Penticton at the Mile Zero Wine Bar (200 Ellis St.). They will be bringing a hug sound that touches on funk, blues, rock and jazz. Music starts at 8 p.m. Admission by $10 donation.

Aug. 16 — Rock the Sun free summer concerts in Gyro Park returns with the Mason Burns Band performing music that takes you back to another time of peace, love and change. Concert is from 7 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 17 — Dock Side Drive, one of the West Coast’s newest swing and show bands, perform at the Dream Café at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for premium seats and $30 for the wings.

Aug. 18 — Join local favourite Dorian Goodwin, featuring Maven the Raven at Cannery Brewing. They will be performing from 6-8pm. No cover charge.

Aug. 18 — Music and Market in the Park are hosting a free concert at the bandshell in Okanagan Falls (opposite the Legion). An evening of foot tapping music by RobnWalker. Event starts at 5 p.m. Bring your own chairs.

Aug. 21 — Bluesman Al Lerman is a two-time Juno Award winner with the band Fathead and has built a solid career touring as a acoustic solo act with his guitar and rack harmonica. He plays at the Dream Café at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 for premium seats and $13 for the wings.

Aug. 22 — Multi-award winning musician Sue Foley, who was recently announced as Guitar Magazine’s Best Blues Guitarist nominee will be performing at the Dream Cafe.

Aug. 23 — Rock the Sun free summer concerts in Gyro Park returns with Rumble 100, a premier party band. Concert is from 7 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 25 — Cannery Brewing is the place to be on Sunday, August 25th as Zoonis will be playing from 6-8pm, no cover.

Aug. 30 — Rock the Sun free summer concerts in Gyro Park returns with Ancient Engines, an experimental alternative rock band. Concert is from 7 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 30 — Echuta, Yoon and The Heatscore play at Mile Zero Wine Bar (200 Ellis St.). Admission is $10 at the door. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Sept. 1 — Tobie Lavoie will play at Cannery Brewing from 6-8 p.m, no cover charge. Grab a friend and enjoy the good things in life.

Sept. 3 — Head to Cannery Brewing for vinyl night from 7-9 p.m. No cover. DJ Spill will be spinning an all vinyl set with a mix of tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, spanning many different genres.

Sept. 6 to 8 — The Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival. World class bands in five venues around the city including Dave Bennet and the Memphis Speed Kings, Tom Hook and the Terrier Brothers, Gator Nation, Cornet Chop Suey and more. Tickets and more information at www.pentasticjazz.com.

Sept. 8 — Aaron Loewen is back at Cannery Brewing for another night of music. Aaron will entertain from 6-8 p.m., no cover charge.

Sept. 14 — Country Icons: tribute to Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard at the Cleland Community Theatre. Tickets are $49.


Until Aug. 29 — Penticton Arts Council presents Pot Pourri, a clay exhibition by the Penticton Potters’ Guild. Opening night is July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Leir House Cultural Centre (220 Manor Park Ave.). Complimentary food and refreshments served.

Aug. 16-18 — Discover the best in hunting and outdoors at the Okanagan Fall Hunting & Outdoor Show at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Full list of seminars and exhibitors at http://okanaganfallhuntingshow.com.

Aug. 16-18 — Four Seasons Cultural Society Powwow Between The Lakes. Host drum is High Water. Admission is $5 per person per day or a $10 weekend pass. Children five years and under are free. Friday at 7 p.m. ,Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Aug. 17 — The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park in Summerland. Races start at 9:30 .m., family sandsculpting and activities and a barbecue. For more information visit www.ogopogobathtubrace.com.

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.

Aug. 22 — Summertime evening market from 4 to 8 p.m. on Front Street and Backstreet Boulevard from 2:30 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 24 and 25 — Weekend improv workshop at Tempest Theatre & Film led by Vancouver’s Granville Island Theatresports veteran Lauren McGibbon. Workshop is $175 (plus GST) and runs from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

Aug. 25 – Sip and Support the SPCA at Township 7 on the Naramata Bench from noon to 4 p.m. Meet SPCA animals, pet photos, pet vendors, live music by Summer Whyne and enjoy award winning wines with local cheese and charcuterie. Bring your own leashed pet for a photo. Admission and photo by donation.

Aug. 25 — Art in the Gardens 2019, presented by the Summerland Ornamental Gardens, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists may display and/or sell their work. RSVP by July 15 to events.summerlandgardens@gmail.com if you would like your art displayed.

Aug. 29 — The final summertime evening market from 4 to 8 p.m. on Front Street and Backstreet Boulevard from 2:30 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 30 — Mardi Gras on Martin Street as an end of summer wrap up party. Beverage garden, food and live music.

Aug. 31 — Acting Foundation with Edward Foy at the Tempest Theatre & Film (125 Eckhardt Ave. E.). Two-day scene study workshop open to novice actors who want to brush up their skills. Workshop is $175 (plus GST) and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Sept. 5 to 28 — Many Hats Theatre Co. presents Rapture, Blister, Burn. Opening night reception with wine and snacks and second night reception on Sept. 6 featuring local craft beer. Shows will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Sept. 10 — The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society hosts The Human Condition Comedy Tour at Bar One. Tour features three comedians (Shawn Gramiak, Scott Porteous and Nadine Hunt). Event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Sept. 25 — PDCAC is holding a call for artists for the upcoming fall show Magic & Mystery. Drop off is on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening night and reception is Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 is the second opening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 — The Comic Strippers, a male stripper parody and improv comedy show, returns to Penticton at the Cleland Community Theatre. Tickets are $39 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at the community centre or call 1-800-838-3006.

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