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

TGIF: South Okanagan events guide

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


Sept. 1 — Rock the Sun, a free concert series in Penticton’s Gyro Park, featuring Bees and the Bare Bones and Luke Wallace, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bees and the Bare Bones that plays indie-folk music and alt-country folk. Wallace is a folk musician and activist from Vancouver.

Sept. 1 — The Justin Glibbery Quartet featuring guest vocalist Yanti at the Dream, Café. Her sultry vocal style compliments the diverse, yet cohesive band that will play original compositions and torch vocals on jazz classics. Premium seats are $40 and wings $25.

Sept. 2 — Maple Blues female vocalist of the years from 2013 to 2016, Angel Forrest, is performing with guitar players Denis Coulombe and Ricky Paquette at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $42 and wings $27.

Sept. 3 — Justin Koshman is performing at the Cannery Brewing Company on Ellis Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sept.3 — Canadian roots rocker WiL has unmatched skill on the acoustic guitar and will be performing at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $25 and wings $15.

Sept. 9 — Roots-rock-reggae group Big Sugar performs at Tinhorn Creek Winery.

Sept. 9 — Previously performing for three sold out nights at the Dream Café, Lester Quitzau returns with Michael Treadway. Premium seats are $33 and wings $18.

Sept. 15 and 16 — Jim Byrnes and Lindsay Mitchell at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $40 and wings $25.

Sept. 16 — I Love the 90’s Tour featuring the 90s most iconic acts including Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Rob Base, Young MC and C+C Music Factory at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets at the Valley First box office at the SOEC, via phone 1-877-763-2849 or www.ValleyFirstTIx.com.

Sept. 16 — Fundraiser for the B.C. Children’s Hospital at the FOE Hall at 1197 Main St. Entertainment by Terri Bremner and Elvis tribute artist Darrell Douglas. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 250-492-6242.

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Sept. 1 to 14 — Three members of the Federation of Canadian Artists will open their encaustic show vernissage on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Front Street Gallery located at 60 Front St. Show runs until Sept. 14.

Until Sept. 3 — Inspired by famed Canadian writer George Ryga, this is five days celebrating stories, theatre and music in Summerland. More information and a schedule of events at www.rygafest.ca or call 250-460-3532.

Sept. 3 — Punjabi Mela Festival in Gyro Park showcasing the Punjabi culture while raising funds for the B.C. Cancer. Admission is free.

Sept. 7 until Sept. 30 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Real Estate by Allana Harkin, directed by Jamie Eberle. For more information visit www.manyhatstheatre.com.

Sept. 9 — Improv comedy show, The Comic Strippers, is coming to the Cleland Theatre. A fictitious male stripper troupe (no nudity, however it is a 19 years or older show) is played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. Show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $39.

Sept 13 — Stand up comedian Brett Martin performs at the Cannery Brewing Company located on Ellis Street. Tickets are $10. Show is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 15 — Come to Okanagan Lake Park for a free movie under the stars, with a showing of Disney’s Moana, courtesy of Prospera Credit Union. Donations accepted in support of the YES (Youth Empowerment Strategy) Project.

Sept. 15 — Diamonds on the Deck a fundraising event held by the Rotary Club of Penticton is held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Red Rooster Winery. Event offers a chance to win a half-carat diamond.

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