TGIF: concert and event listings for the week of June 12

Events and music listings for Penticton and the South Okanagan

  • Jun. 12, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Music

June 12 — The Dream Café presents blues-based singer songwriter Tim Williams, a 40 year veteran of the roots music scene stretching back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid ‘60s.

June 12 — 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.

June 13 — The Back Alley Concert series at the Firehall Brewery in Oliver kicks off with Tiger Moon and local artists, the Fibre Broads. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.firehallbrewery.com for more information.

June 14 — Blue’s and Rock Jam starting at 7 p.m. at the Barley Mill. Bring your instrument or sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

June 14 — Open mic night at the Sweet Tooth Café in Summerland with host Mat Duffus. Everyone is welcome to come out and participate or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

June 15 — Karaoke Dance party at Fibonacci Roastery and Café.

June 18 — Live music jam with Boom Chicken every Thursday night at Fibonacci’s starting at 8 p.m.

June 19 — The Dream Café presents Brisas del Palmar from Santiago de Cuba. Formed by brothers Lamoru in 1999 with Rosel Lamoru as arranger, composer and guitarist, the rich harmonies of Brisas del Palmar have been pleasing crowds in Santiago de Cuba since their inception.

June 19 — Karaoke night at Fibonacci Roastery and Café.

June 20 — Live music by Boom Chicken at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

June 24 — Music at the Grist Mill: Vazzy, two talented musicians offering a warm, dynamic and engaging performance of traditional French-Canadian music, coming to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

June 28 — Live music by The Greg Drummond Band at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

July 4 — Live music by Tanya Lipscomb at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

July 10 — Celebrate the start of the summer wine festival from 6 to10 p.m. in Oliver Community Park at Uncork the Sun concert, featuring Mostly Marley. Tickets for the event are $30 for adults, $15 for students and children under 8 are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Oliver Visitor Centre and the Oliver Community Centre or at the gate while they last. For more information about the event visit www.oliverrecreation.ca or call 250-498-4985.

July 16 — Music at the Grist Mill: 100 mile house; winners of the emerging artist award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay are coming to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

July 18 — Live music by The Surf Cats at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

July 24 — Music at the Grist Mill: Lester Quitzau; soulful acoustic and electric folk, blues and roots music; like a cool blue stream flowing over luxurious tones coming to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

July 25 — Live music by Our Sons at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

Aug. 1 —Music at the Grist Mill: The Sweet Lowdown; blending original songwriting and three-part harmonies with an old-time instrumental groove, this award-winning acoustic roots trio is coming to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

Aug. 8 —Music at the Grist Mill: The Rakish Angles bring their unique mix of Newgrass, Latin, gypsy-jazz and old-time music to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

Aug. 8 — Live music by The Surf Cats at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

Aug. 14 — Music at the Grist Mill: Tony McManus, a leading guitarist in Celtic music, comes to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

Aug. 15 — Live music by Boom Chicken at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

Aug. 20 — Music at the Grist Mill: Pharis and Jason Romero bring their never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

Aug. 29 — Music at the Grist Mill: Bill Bourne brings powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in World Beat, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Latin, Funk, Poetry and more to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

Sept. 6 — Music at the Grist Mill: Scott Cook and the Second Chances weave together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements, part of the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

Events

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 twomoonsnt9@gmail.com for more information.

June 15 to July 31 — Members of the local chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists present Summer Shades, a group show of fine art at Shatford Centre in Penticton.[0615p]

June 15, 16 — Princess Margaret Secondary presents the Maggie Theatre Showcase from 7 to 9 p.m. with acting students present two Readers’ Theatre plays, Alice in Wonderland and Of Mice and Men. Alice in Wonderland on June 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Of Mice and Men on June 15 at noon and June 16 at 8 p.m. Content warning for Of Mice and Men, for mature audiences. Tickets are $5 or a donation at the door.

June 17 — The Penticton Academy of Music presents The Academy String Orchestra under the direction of John Suderman, in concert with special guests, Selwyn Redivo and Jonathan Stuchbery (classical guitar duo) on June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave. Tickets are $5 available at the door. All proceeds to support the student bursary fund at the Academy.

June 18 — Tumbleweed, an artist-run collective, presents N.E.W., wall-to-wall fresh art by the gallery’s lively and accomplished member artists. Opening reception is June 18, 5 to 8 p.m., concurrent with the launch of a new show just across the street at Saint-Germain Cafe-Gallery: the doors will be open and the welcome mat will be out at both venues.

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. An 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.

June 21 — Auditions for S.O. Amateur Players January, 2016 production of Noises Off by Michael Frayn will be held June 21 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs board room of the Osoyoos Art Gallery and on June 22 at 7 p.m. in Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, Airport St. No rehearsals planned for July or August. More info at www.soplayers.ca or soap@telus.net.

June 24 — Music at the Grist Mill: Vazzy, two talented musicians offering a warm, dynamic and engaging performance of traditional French-Canadian music, coming to the summer evening concert series at The Grist Mill and Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Rd., Keremeos. Visit www.oldgristmill.ca/events or call 250-499-2888 for more info.

June 24 — Topics and Tea continues from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Art Gallery, with artist Angie Roth McIntosh speaking on Plein Air Painting: What a Way to See the World. The public is invited and goodies are provided by The Bench Market. Free admission; donations welcome.

June 27 — Comedy night with comedians Joe King and Chris Griffin at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.

June 27 — Come out to celebrate the food, music, and culture of Mexico at Flamenco Fusion Mexican Flair. There will be dinner, local wines, dancing, and music, starting at 6 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. The evening will feature Mexican flamenco-fusion duo El Javi on their first Canadian tour. Tickets are $40, available at the Shatford Centre, Therapy Vineyards in Naramata and Sonoran Estate Winery in Summerland.

June 27 — The Penticton Art Gallery presents Tastes of the Palette from 6 to 11 p.m., their 38th annual fundraising auction at the Penticton Art Gallery. The doors open at 5:30, the live auction commences at 6 , and food service begins at 7:30. Live music, unique fashion show and much more. Tickets $60 for members; $65 for non-members, available at the gallery.

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 http://www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca/

Aug. 22 — Comedy night at the Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd.