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TGIF: South Okanagan events and concerts listings

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


March 4 — Live music at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St. from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Tavis Weir.

March 9 — Joe Trio, presented by the South Okanagan Concert Society at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. This is not your average piano trio — their repertoire consists of the classics, new works by contemporary composers and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes. For more information visit www.venablestheatre.ca.

March 9 and 10 — Vancouver’s Lion Fox Bear are at the Dream Café for two nights. Premium seats are $35 and the wings are $25.

March 11 — Live music at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St. from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Indestructible Johnny.

March 17 — The Good, the Bad and the Blues bring a rich sound of deep-rooted gospel, blues, soul and funk to the DreamCafé for St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets are $39 for premium seats and $29 for the wings.

March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day Rockin’ Dance Party at the Orchard House from 8 to 11 p.m. Celebrate with the YardKatz and their friends, the Timbre Wolves. Tickets are available at the Grooveyard and are $20, plus applicable fees.

March 18 — Live music at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St. from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Dorian Goodwin.

March 25 — Live music at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St. from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Jeremy Head.

March 27 — Blurring the boundaries between blues and jazz, Carlos De Junco and the Blue Mongrels play the Dream Café. Tickets are $30 for premium seats and $20 for wings.

April 1 — Live music at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St. from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Darylectones.

April 7 — Hard rock band Wise Youngblood are performing at The Mule on Martin from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Until 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. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 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.

Until March 30 — The Penticton Arts Council host a members art exhibit, A little bit of everything X, at the Leir House.

March 1 to 3 — Southern Okanagan Secondary School presents the fun-filled musical production of Rock of Ages. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. They are available at the SOSS Library. All shows are at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver and are at 7 p.m. with a matinee on March 3 at 2 p.m.

March 3 — Get Bent Dance spring showcase at the Cleland Theatre featuring Bollywood bellydancing, street style, greek bellydancing, tribal fusion, Spanish fusion and Egyptian bellydancing. Doors open at 3 p.m., show is at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 for children 10 and under.

March 3 to 4 — The 23rd annual Home and Renovation Show at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entry cost is $4.

March 5 — The Penticton Public Library hosts author Bruce Fraser in the library auditorium from 2 to 3 p.m. Fraser has won awards for his short stories.

March 6 — Anna Warwich Sears, executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, will speak about the Okanagan watershed at the Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club breakfast meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting at the Sandman Hotel. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. Meeting is at 7 a.m. Full breakfast is $15, coffee/pastry only is $6.50.

March 7 — MP Richard Cannings is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at the Penticton Library Auditorium. Bring your questions, suggestions, concerns and ideas.

March 10 to 31 — The Federation of Canadian Artists presents a juried exhibition of art works of Okanagan landscape by active members of the South Okanagan-Similkameen chapter at The Art Gallery in Osoyoos. Opening reception is March 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday for the duration of the showing.

March 13 — Anthony Haddad, City of Penticton director of development services, is the guest speaker at the Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club breakfast meeting. He will outline the focus of the economic development strategy for the city. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting at the Sandman Hotel. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. Meeting is at 7 a.m. Full breakfast is $15, coffee/pastry only is $6.50.

March 15 — The South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society presents an evening with Ivan Coyote at the Shatford Centre at 6:30 p.m. Coyote is the author of 11 books, creator of four short films and six full-length live shows and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Event will include a question and answer session and book signing. Tickets are $10. For more info visit Facebook.com/SOSPride or email info@sospride.ca.

March 17 — Scrabble Tournament at the Salvation Army Church (2469 South Main St.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $5 and includes coffee and a muffin. Pre-registration required. Event is a fundraiser for overseas missions and there will also be a silent auction. Contact librenl@hotmail.com or call 250-492-6556.

March 18 — Army of Sass brings their production of High Heel Revolution to the Barking Parrot Bar at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. High Heel Revolution is the story of one young person’s journey to self-discovery through dance and friendship. Tickets are sold online at www.eventbrite.ca for $20 or $25 at the door. Shows are at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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

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