TGIF: listing of concerts and events in and around Penticton

Upcoming concerts and events listings for Penticton and the South Okanagan.

CONCERTS

Oct. 19 — Lent Fraser Wall Trio will be performing at the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa.

Oct. 19 — Mad Melody Records is proud to present the very first album release. The 14 track compilation album entitled Follow us Through the Madness, will be available on CD, digital purchase and at the release party at Voodoo’s. Artists take the stage at 7 p.m. Every MMR artist will perform their featured tracks, plus a full length set. Admission will be by donation and CDs will be $15.

Oct. 20 and 21 — Multiple award-winner, internationally renowned author and singer-songwriter Dan Hill at the Dream Café. Tickets are $34.

Oct. 20 — With a raw, gritty and unique voice and a recent international songwriting award, singer/pianist Declan O’Donovan performs at Voodoo’s with special guest Michael Musclow.

Oct. 20 — Okanagan Symphony Orchestra opens their 53rd season at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre.

Oct. 23 — Electronic dance music DJ/Producer Borgore at The Mule. Tickets $20.

Oct. 24 — Well known Okanagan folk musician Ari Neufeld and Ontario pop, rock and folk singer Matthew de Zoete will join on stage at the Dream Café. No entertainment charge for this performance but reservations are a must.

Nov. 1 — Thursday Night Showcase with host Kyle Anderson at Smith and Company Coffee House featuring Bryce Yastremski, Rick Van Camp with Matt Berry and Laurie Hudson, The Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole duo. Performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students.

Nov. 2 — Experience the Beatles with Rain, direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement. Rain is at the South Okanagan Events Centre, for one show at 8 p.m.

Nov. 2 — South Okanagan Concert Society presents Lyric-Coloratura Soprano, Tracy Fehr, accompanied by pianist Dennis Nordlund at 7:30 p.m, Oliver Alliance Church in a program of operatic arias, Afro-American spirituals and popular musical theatre show tunes.  Tickets available at Beyond Bliss, Oliver, or at the door.

Jan. 26 — Canadian country musician Dean Brody brings his Dirt Tour to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Tickets are $39.50 and available at the Penticton & Wine Country Visitors Centre or at www.ValleyFirstTix.com.

Feb.1 — Eric Church The Blood, Sweat & Tears tour comes to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

EVENTS

Until Oct. 26 — Artists of the South Okanagan Similkameen present their inaugural show at Nk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos. Gallery open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Until Oct. 22 —South Okanagan Amateur Players present The Long Weekend by Norm Foster at the Cannery Stage. Showtimes are 8 p.m. and tickets are $18 at Dragon’s Den. Shows also Oct. 26 to 27 at OSS Mini-theatre in Osoyoos. A 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday Oct. 27 in Osoyoos with tickets for $15. For more information contact 250-498-3597 or soap@telus.net.

Oct. 19 to 21 — We Love Documentary — a three-day film festival at the Shatford Centre. Featuring Chasing Ice, a double-bill of Bone Wind Fire and Koop and Nomadak TX.  Tickets are $10 each, or $28 for a set of three, available at The Book Store, Shatford Centre office or at the door the day of the show.

Oct. 20 — For the 13th year the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is hosting a comedy festival. This year they have comedians David Crowe and Matt Kirshen and Alonzo Bodde, who were on the TV show Last Comic Standing.  Tickets are $60 and include all three acts plus dinner at the Barking Parrot. Live and silent auctions will be run. Call 250-493-8221 for tickets.

Oct. 21 — Take an “old bag” to tea at the Barking Parrot for a fundraiser for the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary. English tea and fashion show with clothing from Vintage and Vogue. Tickets $21 before Oct. 15 and after $24. For more info call 250-490-9786.

Oct. 27 — The third annual Oktoberfest at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Great beers, mouthwatering foods and tons of fun. Event is from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 or early bird until Sept. 30 $20.

Oct. 27 — Miradoro Restaurant Halloween Masquerade Gala in Oliver. Tickets are $25 (must be 19 years old) and includes entry, appies and entertainment. Prizes to be won. Shuttle service available. Call 250-498-3742 for details.

Oct, 28 — Comedy night at the Barley Mill Brew Pub & Sports Bistro at 7:30 p.m. Join for a night of laughter featuring Brett Martin and Jaime Charest. Tickets are $5.

Oct. 31— A Nightmare at the Elite! Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tarot Card readings, silent auctions for art and an opportunity to win a free piercing. So much other stuff too! Tickets are $8 in advance at The Grooveyard and Elite Restaurant, or $10 at the door.

Nov 1 to 4 ­—100 Lunches, a gourmet comedy by the Summerland Singers and Players at the Centre Stage Theatre. Tickets available at Indulgences, Good Omens Coffee House and Dragon’s Den. $18 for adult and $15 for senior/youth.

Nov. 8 — Cesar Millan Trust Your Instincts live tour stops at the South Okanagan Events Centre with his brand new seminar.

Nov. 8 to Dec. 1 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Becky’s Car at the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre.Showtimes are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be a reception opening night in the adjoining Opus Bistro Cafe which will give everyone a chance to meet and chat with the cast and crew. Tickets are $22 for adults and $19 for students and seniors and are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or reserved by phone at 250-276-2170 (toll free 1-800-663-5052).