Penticton TGIF for the week of May 8

A weekly listing of what's going on in and around Penticton


May 8 — South Okanagan Concert Society has flex-tickets for the upcoming season now on sale, including Locarno on Oct. 23, the Daniel Gervais Trio on Dec. 4, Capilano University Singers on Feb. 5, Wolak and Donnelly Duo on March 18. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Beyond Bliss in Oliver and Imperial Office in Osoyoos.

May 10 — Sweet Tooth Café is hosting an open mic evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at 13211 N. Victoria St., Summerland.

May 22 — Ron Boudreau’s tribute to The Crooners will take you down memory lane to an era reminiscent of style and class at 6 p.m. in the Frank Venables Theatre. Tickets are available at Beyond Bliss on Main Street in Oliver.

May 14, 15 — The Dream Café presents Angel Forrest, Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the Year, performing with Denis Coulombe and Paul Deslauriers.

May 29, 30 — The Wild Scallion, 76 Front St., presents The Latin Project, a fusion of latin, jazz, blues and flamenco, with Wayne Llewellyn on guitar and Steve King on percussion. Call 250-486-8117 to guarantee a table.

June 4 — Classic Vancouver punk band DOA is coming to The Elite with Special guests the Hippiecritz.


May 1-30 — Free Form, an exhibition of fine art at the Leir House Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 9 — Menage a Trois! The ultimate raw food and wine festival event at Peticton Lakeside Resort from noon to 2 p.m.

May 10 — Children’s Showcase presents Modus O: Circus Terrifico Slideshow Ballet. Performance starts at 2 p.m.

May 10 — The Penticton Art Gallery’s Second Hand Art Sale closes at 4 p.m. Come and place your silent bids before the sales end. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

May 14 — Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penticton Art Gallery for two new exhibitions: Bethany Handfield, official 2015 Meadowlark artist; plus featured art from three local high schools, Penticton Secondary, Princess Margaret and Summerland Secondary.

May 23 — Artist’s talk and tour at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Art Gallery with Bethany Handfield discussing her current exhibition, Bee Alchemy and the Resurrection of Dreaming. Free admission, donations welcome.

May 23 — JCI Penticton’s third annual Murder Mystery from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. Lights! Camera! MURDER! Come on out for this unique, fun, interactive experience while supporting JCI Penticton. Tickets include dinner by Chef Derrie Selles, snacks throughout the evening, music and a dance floor. Silent auction, photo booth and a role in the Murder Mystery will surely keep you entertained all night. Contact for more information.

May 27 — You are invited to have a cup of tea and enjoy some baked goods while listening to the Penticton Art Gallery’s featured Topics and Tea artist, Johann Wessels, who will speak on the subject, Creativity: Style versus Content. Free admission, donations welcome.

May 30, 31 — Summerland Pleasure Painters will have an art show and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Stevens Anglican Church Hall, 9311 Prairie Valley Rd., Summerland, including fundraiser table to support the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion project.

June 6 — Gotta Dance from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver is a special dance fundraiser for the Okanagan Dance Studio’s Show Group, providing young dancers with training, cultural and educational experiences at home and abroad. The evening will feature solo and duo performances by talented young dancers along with selections from musical theatre. A silent auction, wine tasting and refreshments will also be available. Tickets can be purchased in Oliver at Beyond Bliss, Burrowing Owl Winery and SOSS and in Penticton at the Okanagan Dance Studio.

June 13, 14 — Stan Thompson Memorial Rodeo at the Princeton Exhibition Grounds, 315 Laurie Currie Way. Rodeo begins at 1:30 p.m., daily featuring the Cariboo Cowgirls special events drill team, clown Jayson Charters, half-time kids games and more. On Saturday night join us for the rodeo dance and the second annual Best Butt in Blue Jeans Contest. Local entries are May 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 250-295-7479 or email for more information.

June 20, 21 — Oliver’s Dance Studio presents A Night at the Movies in Frank Venables Theatre at 6 p.m. on June 20, with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 21. A end-of-year show filled with all types of dance and music. Great for the whole family. Come and enjoy a weekend of performances with Oliver’s young dancers. Tickets $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under, on sale June 1 at the Dance Studio.

July 4 — Penticton Scottish Festival at Kings Park. Dancing, piping, heavy events, sheep herding, kids zone, entertainment, vendors. $10 per person admission. More information at


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