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TGIF: Upcoming South Okanagan and Penticton events

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

Feb. 10 — Join Penticton party band One 2 Many at the Barking Parrot as they perform a rocking show in support of the youth resource centre. Band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Cover by donation with all proceeds going to the YES Project.

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. 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 — Lowell Friesen performs live at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover charge.

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. 12 — Aidan Mandy play the Cannery Brewing Co. on Ellis Street from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Feb. 18 — Live music at the Cannery Brewing Co. at 198 Ellis St. from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring Justin Koshman.

Feb. 23 — From hot-rod rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country and Western swing, Cousin Harley brings it all to the Dream Café. Tickets are $43 for premium seats and $33 for wings.

Feb. 23 — Working my Way Back to You is a a tribute to The Jersey Boys — Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. Fresh off their successful residency at the historic Memories Theatre in Tennessee, the show features a concert style experience showcasing all your favourite songs. Tickets are $35.

March 1 — Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Terra Lightfoot melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. She takes the Dream Café stage with William Crighton, who is known for his powerful and mesmerizing live performances. Show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for premium seats and $30 for wings.

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.

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

EVENTS

Feb. 8 to 10 — Seussical the Musical by Princess Margaret Secondary School’s Horsehoe Theatre at the Cleland Theatre. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the school and community centre — $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Feb. 10 — Cream Tea at the Saint Saviour’s Church Hall, 150 Orchard Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Event is $5.

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.

Feb. 15 — Kitchen Stove Film Festival, presented by the Penticton Art Gallery, features Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Screened at the Landmark 7 Cinema, limited single tickets, $15, may be available at the door. Series tickets are $38 for PAG members and students and $44 for non-members. All films screened at 4 and 7 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.

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/

Feb. 17 — The Women of Oliver for Oliver host their 25th annual trade show at the Oliver Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring home care products, health care, baking, art and more.

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 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.

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