Swing and seasonal music

Briefs on what's happening in the world of Arts and Entertainment

  • Nov. 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Swinging start

The newly formed Penticton Swing ’N Jive Dance Association is throwing its first party and everyone is invited, especially beginners.

A lesson on swing dancing for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. At 8:10,  the vibrancy of big band music takes the party into full swing, offering music from many eras, and will kick off with tunes from the Charleston era.

Lessons will be led by Allan Carke, whose danced in many of the hotbeds for swing around Canada and the U.S.

“This is a vibrant group with a retro feel and unique to the Okanagan,” Clarke said. “The focus of this dance style is fun and exciting. Once you know the basics, you can take right off and add to those steps in no time.”

The dancing takes place at the Orchard House and music will be spun by DJ Tenacious T. Tickets cost $10 each and $8 for students with proceeds benefitting Peach City Radio. The event will also be free of alcohol.


Christmas at the Cannery

Christmas music by Mat Duffus will be shared at the Opus Bistro on Nov. 26 and 27 from 6 p.m. until 8. Both of his sets take place right before the Many Hats Theatre Co.’s presentation of Dashing Through the Snow in the Penticton Cannery, where Duffus will be playing holiday classics and a hint of original material.

Dashing Through the Snow show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. until Dec. 5, as well as a 2 p.m. manitees on Sundays.