Events happening in Penticton this weekend

TGIF events listings for Penticton this upcoming weekend.

Entertainment

BARLEY MILL PUB — Karaoke 2.0 every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. Watch sports on 23 TVs and one 11-foot screen.

ELITE RESTAURANT — Open Mic Night every Friday at 8 p.m. Share your talents, hidden or otherwise, at the Elite After 6; a great way to try out new material or check out the local music.

GREY SAGE PUB — Free pool every Sunday, poker and prizes every Tuesday, music bingo every Wednesday and karaoke with Sky every Thursday in the OK Falls Hotel. Sports on the big screen.

VOODOO’S — Thursday Night Blues Jam features an incredible lineup of musicians from the South Okanagan, both pro and amateur, including horns, harmonica players and a number of the best guitarists, drummers and singers in the area.

Concerts

March 16 — Charity dance and auction 7 p.m. Lakeside Ballroom in memory of Frank Babakaiff to raise money for a lift in rehab at the hospital. Entertainment by Flashback and Uncorked. Tickets are $20 at Lakeside or call 250-486-1119.

March 17 — Shane Koyczan with The Short Story Long at the Dream Café.

March 17 — Renowned and multi-awarded Filipino artist Joey Albert performing at the Cleland Theatre at 6 p.m. Part of the proceeds will be donated towards projects that will help Filipino immigrants, migrant workers and live-in caregivers in the Okanagan. Tickets are $40, $50 and $65 (with meet and greet).

March 17— St. Patty’s Day party at the Barking Parrott featuring Bangarang, a cover band from Vancouver. Giveaways, traditional Irish food and drinks.

March 18 — Buckman Coe is performing at Fibonacci Roastery and Café, touring on his new album By The Mountain’s Feet.

March 16 — Get Bent presents, The Wild Side of Fitness. A dance, costume, glow-in-the-dark, fitness party. Get Bent cranks up the tunes providing high-energy dance moves and yoga from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is for 14 to 18-year-olds. Tickets are $18 by advanced registration only. Call 250-462-1025.

March 16 — Wild at Heart — a Century of Conservation in the South Okanagan exhibition opening at the RN Atkinson Gallery at the Penticton Museum. Special guests from the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. and the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls. Event is from 5 to 8 p.m. with admission by donation. Food and beverages will be available.

March 17 — The En’owkin Centre presents a reading by Chris Bose from his book of poems, Stone the Crow. Bose is a writer, multi-disciplinary artist, musician and filmmaker. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., reading begins at 12:15 p.m.

March 17 — Copper Mug is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party with Irish dancers, the Penticton Pipe Band and live music all night long. Party starts at 3 p.m.

March 17 — Barley Mill Brew Pub St. Patty’s Day Party. Irish dancers at 6:15 p.m., Penticton Pipe Band at 7:15 p.m. and DJ Skye will keep people dancing all night long. Door prizes, silent auction, games and more.

March 17 — Leprechaun Party for St. Patty’s Day at the Best Damn Sports Bar and Grill starting at 5 p.m. Raffles, DJ Shakes, green beer and prizes for best dressed.