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. 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.

Jan. 27 to Feb. 4 — The HeartStop Lounge at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, located at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, offers live music, opportunities to meet with the athletes, dancing, drinks, food and interactive activities for the family each night after the last rock is thrown. Jan. 27 features One 2 Many and their seven-piece cover band. Jan. 30 and 31 is Petunia and the music of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Feb. 1 is the Yard Kat. Check curling.ca for the full schedule

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 — Lucky Monkey, a Kelowna-based four piece rock band, perform at The Mule on Martin. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Doors open at 10 p.m. (must be 19 years or older).

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.

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. 29 — The Okanagan Beard Festival returns for season three of the fun and friendly event where competitors are judged on their beard in four rounds. First round takes place on Jan. 29 at the Cannery Brewing Co. on Ellis Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration to compete is $25 and free for spectators. Proceeds go to Discovery House.

Jan. 30 —Harry McWatters will be the guest speaker at the Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club. McWatters is an authority on the south Okanagan wine industry and founding chair of the Okanagan Wine Festival, BC Wine Institute and VQA Canada. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting at the Sandman Hotel doors open 6:45 a.m. meeting 7 a.m. Full breakfast $15. Coffee/pastry $6.50.

Feb. 2 and 3 — South Okanagan Actors and Players presents Old Love, written by Canada’s preeminent comic playwright Norm Foster. Showtimes are Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Also playing at the OSS Theatre in Osoyoos Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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