May 24: T.G.I.F.

What's happening at clubs and galleries around Penticton


May 24 — Hip hop artist Ill Tone at Voodoo’s.

May 24, 25 New Orleans rocking roots and blues take the Dream Café by storm when Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars perform. Tickets are $27.

May 25 — Portuguese-Canadian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Awna Teixeira at the Elite. Tickets are $7. Show starts at 8 p.m.

May 25 — Tinhorn Creek summer concert series kicks off with Brickhouse. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at

May 25 — One 2 Many, Penticton’s party band, at the Barking Parrot in support Challenge Penticton. Party starts at 8 p.m. $10 cover charge.

May 26 — Blues rock with a hint of reggae comes to Voodoos with Stone Iris.

May 31 — Traveling songwriter Scott Cook shares his songcraft and storytelling at the Dream Café. Tickets are $18.

June 1 — Coffeehouse fundraiser event at Fresh and Healthy Cafe. Music starts at 1 p.m. with all door donations and proceeds going to Make A Wish Foundation. Visit for more info.

June 1 — Roy Forbes, one of Canada’s best loved acoustic performers, is at the Dream Café. Tickets are $25.


May 24 — The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen have an exhibit at the Leir House running until June 21. A range of styles and media will be shown under the title Great Moments In Art. Opening reception May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

May 24 to 26 — The Summerland Pleasure Painters’  annual Spring Show and Sale at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Phone Ruth at 250-494-7627 for more information.

May 25 — Penticton Roller Derby Mayhem featuring the Penticton Pistoleras versus the K-City Rollers at McLaren Arena. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and derby starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, food, vendors, afterparty, music and more. Portion of the proceeds to charity.

May 25 — Book signing by Pauline Newman, author of Heartbeat Angels: Evolving Beyond, will be at Hooked On Books 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 25 — Kreative Bike Run at the Barley Mill Brew Pub. Check out the bikes in the parking lot from 2 to 3 p.m.

May 25, 26 — Tumbleweed Gallery at 452 Main St. will be participating in the open house for the Lake to Lake Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday.  Take a break from gardening, grab a friend and come down town to visit us at the Tumbleweed Gallery.  Artists will be in attendance.

June 1, 2 — Summerland Art Club is hosting their annual show and sale on the lower floor of the Summerland Library with over 20 painters presenting original work. Meet the artists Sunday at 3 p.m. Tea and refreshments will be available during the church open house as well as tours of the historic Anglican Church.

June 4 — Encore! A Repurposed Violin fundraiser. There are only two weeks left to buy your tickets for this event. Sixteen retired musical instruments have been repurposed as works of art, and will be auctioned off at a dinner and live auction at Theo’s Restaurant. Preview the art throughout the city until June 3. Visit to find where. Tickets are $40 and are available at Theo’s Restaurant or at the Penticton Academy of Music office at 220 Manor Park Ave.