Upcoming events, concerts, live theatre, art exhibitions taking place in Penticton and the South Okanagan.

TGIF: South Okanagan events

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

Jan. 21 — Jazz Vespers bring a rousing hour of music with Larry Crawford and Friends at the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church (150 Orchard Ave.) at 4:30 p.m. Tap your toes and warm your spirit. Free will offering. Everyone welcome.

Jan. 22 and 23 — The Good Lovelies drop into the Dream Café for two nights. Tickets are $41 for premium seats and $31 for the wings.

Jan. 26 — Celebrating their 25th anniversary year, The Paperboys are performing at the Dream Café. Tickets are $43 for premium seats and $33 for the wings.

Jan. 27 — Cosmic Brew performs at the Barking Parrot Bar at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

Feb. 2 and 3 — Canadian-born contemporary roots artist WiL brings his distinctive sound to the Dream Café for two nights. Premium tickets are $30 and wings are $20.

Feb. 8 — Ten Strings and A Goat Skin, a bilingual band from Prince Edward Island and winners of the 2015 East Coast Music Association’s award for World Music Recording of the Year perform at the Dream Café. Premium tickets are $40 and wings are $30.

Feb. 10 — Harmonica master Keith Bennett and top-tier guitarist David Sinclair combine to present a roots blend of blues, jazz and folk at the Dream Café. Tickets are $42 for premium seats and $32 for the wings.

Feb. 11 — Acclaimed country rockers Old Dominion bring their Happy Endings tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre with special guests Cold Creek County and The Washboard Union. Tickets available at the SOEC box office, www.ValleyFirstTix.com or by calling 1-877-SOEC-TIX.

Feb. 14 — Valentine’s dinner theatre benefit at the Dream Café, a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and hosted by the South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa. Actors Dave Cursons and Jen Ditmars of the Cawston Players bring the play Love Letters to the stage. Tickets are $20. Show is at 8 p.m.

EVENTS

Jan. 24 to 27 — Soundstage Productions presents The Secret Garden at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Tickets are $45 (plus tax). All shows at 7 p.m. with a special matinee on Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.

Jan. 28 — Children’s Showcase, presented by the Penticton Arts Council, featuring Tim Sars and Tiny Islands at the Mardi Gras come to the Cleland Theatre. A quartet of masterful musicians engulf kids in the irresistible, can’t-sit-still jazz of the 1920s and ‘30s with tunes by legends Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and more. Tickets are $12.

Feb. 8 to March 3 — Many Hats Theatre presents Buying the Moose. A comedy about two couples, one in crisis and the other caught up in their chaos of misunderstandings and anxieties. Shows are Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.). Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at The Nest & Nectar at the Cannery Trade Centre or call 250-493-7275.

Feb. 17 — Apex Mountain Resort and The Gunbarrel Saloon are hosting the fifth annual Brewski Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets include eight beer tokens, tasty appies supplied by the Gunbarrel and an after party with live music. Afterparty at the Gunbarrel with a live band starting at 10 p.m. For more information visit www.apexresort.com/events/apexbrewski/

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