TGIF: Concerts and events in Penticton

Upcoming art exhibits, plays, concerts, events, comedy shows and more happening in Penticton and the South Okanagan.

Sept. 26 to 28 — Rita Chiarelli performs at the Dream Café. Sept. 26 and 27 sold out. Tickets still available for Sept. 28.

Sept. 28 — One of the world’s biggest punk bands, Dropkick Murphys, will bring their blend of punk rock, Irish rock and hardcore music to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for an energetic, adrenaline-pumping show.

Oct. 12 — Safe In Sound Festival featuring electronic music from Destroid, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Caked Up and Terravita at the SOEC.

Oct. 18 — Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Rhapsody (Deloitte masterworks) with special guest Ian Parker on the piano. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre.

Oct. 27 Classic rock fixture The Doobie Brothers at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Nov. 1 — The Contenders Tour with Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard at the Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Martins Flowers, 250-494-5432.

Nov. 2 — The Contenders Tour with Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard at Barking Parrot at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at The Dragon’s Den, 250-492-3011.

Nov. 27 — Legendary musician John Fogerty’s coast-to-coast Canadian tour stops in Penticton at the SOEC, celebrating 1969 the extraordinary year John Fogerty wrote and produced three seminal albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Until Oct. 2 Tickled Pink with artist Judy Templeton at Front Street Gallery

Sept. 26 — Taste for the Arts at the Shatford Centre at 6 p.m. Fine food, wine and entertainment, with silent auction and kick-off for Rotary Club of Penticton’s Community Learning Kitchen. Tickets are $45 with early bird prices of $35 until Sept. 15 available at the Shatford Centre.

Sept. 27 — The Couch of Willingness author Michael Pond returns to Hooked On Books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 27 and 28 — Penticton Art Gallery welcomes B.C. Culture Days. Exhibits opening include 7th annual Psychiatric Art Show, Beyond Words: How does my garden grow; Our Nature, by Levi George; As Our Garden Grows Watch Us Heal and Distance and Displacement Kalsang Dawa, Laurie Papou, Joseph Sanchez, Jack Wise and Australian Aboriginal Artists. Until Nov. 9.  Penticton en Plein Air Sept. 27 and 28. For more information visit

Sept. 27 Comedy Train Wreck with Eric Sigurdson and Ivan Decker at the Copper Mug Pub from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets $10 at the pub.

Sept. 27 — The 15th annual Community Foundation Comedy Festival at the Barking Parrot. Featuring Greg Morton, Pete Zedlacher and Tim Nutt. Tickets are $65 and are available at The Penticton Lakeside Resort.

Sept. 27 and 28 — The Devine Arts Showcase at the Summerland Waterfront Resort from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Complimentary wine tastings.

Oct. 3 ­ Eat a Burger: Promote Mental Health Awareness at the Barley Mill at 5:30 p.m. Features a 50/50 draw, silent auction and music by Slapdog. Tickets are $15.

Oct. 4 —Test of Humanity fundraiser at the Barking Parrot with entertainment by One Too Many. Cover is $5. Doors open at 7 p.m.