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TGIF: South Okanagan events

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


April 8 — Live music Sunday’s at the Cannery Brewing Co. on Ellis Street featuring Aaron Goodwin from 6 to 8 p.m.

April 11 — Hillbilly-flavoured, swing inflected, ragtime music you don’t want to miss at the Dream Café when Petunia and the Vipers visit. Tickets are $43 for premium seats and $33 for wings.

April 13 — The Summerland Community Arts Council presents Friday Night Live featuring music from Kevin Foley (Neil Young tribute artist). Event is at 7:30 p.m. at 9525 Wharton St. $10 entry per person.

April 15 — Live music Sunday’s at the Cannery Brewing Co. on Ellis Street featuring Maiya Robbie from 6 to 8 p.m.

April 15 — Don’t miss the final Jazz Vespers of the 2017/18 season at 4:30 p.m. in St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave., Paris Sidewalk Cafe. With an all-star band led by Larry Crawford (winds), and featuring Sarah Senecal, vocals; Debi Johnson, accordion; Stefan Bienz, bass; Andy Gabrys, guitar; Mike Treadway, drums and Rev. Kim Stauss. Everyone welcome. Accessible entrance off Orchard Avenue. Free will offering appreciated. Donations of sturdy footwear and men’s clothing to the Free Store are always warmly received.

April 17 — The Black Hen Roadshow featuring Leeroy Stagger, Steve Dawson, Ndidi Onukwulu and Steve Marriner at the Dream Café.

April 20, 21 and 28 — Musaic Vocal Ensemble will perform a program taking excerpts of Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address in 1994 set to the music of Latvian composer Erik Esenvalds. Oliver on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oliver Alliance Church. Penticton on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. Summerland April 28 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students at the door or www.musaicpenticton.ca.


April 6 to 8 — The Okanagan Valley Writers’ Festival takes place at the Shatford Centre.

April 6 to 8 — The B.C. Interior RV Show returns to the South Okanagan Events Centre campus.

April 7 — Shatford Treasures Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shatford Centre (760 Main St.). The Okanagan School of the Arts fundraising sale.

April 9 — Beyond Sourdough, a lecture from Benjamin Manea, who established Walla Artisan Bakery & Cafe in Penticton 2007, about his 10-year foray into non-traditional artisan baking. Lecture is at the Shatford Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. By donation.

April 12 to May 5 — Many Hats Theatre Co. will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure whodunnit in their latest production, the Art of Murder on the Cannery Trade Centre stage. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Purchase at Nest and Nectar (closed on Mondays) or reserve by calling 250-493-7275.

Related: Penticton theatre troupe delve into a comedy thriller

April 13 to 14 — The 23rd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Single-day admission $29 and weekend pass $49.

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