TGIF: South Okanagan and Penticton concerts and events

Upcoming concerts, events, art exhibitions, plays, musicals and more happening in the South Okanagan and Penticton.

Juno award-winning musican Stephen Fearing

CONCERTS

Dec. 26 — Live music by Boom Chicken at the Barley Mill Pub, 8:30 p.m. No cover charge. 2460 Skaha Lake Rd. 250-493-8000.

Dec. 26 — Scratch Saturday’s at Wild Scallion. Bring your vinyl and enjoy on our new system from 8 p.m. to midnight. Free admission.

Dec. 26 — Saturday night is live music night at Tug’s Taphouse featuring WD40.

Dec. 26 — It’s Boxing Day at The Mule Nightclub with Cosmic Brew. Featuring DJ Phil and special guest comedian Kyle Patan.

Dec 26 — A Boxing Day House is Rockin’ blues jam with hosts, The Yard Katz at Orchard House, 157 Orchard Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m. Musicians are on from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Admission $5. Enjoy great music performed by local artists.

Dec. 28 — Mic’d Mondays open mic night at the Wild Scallion. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free admission.

Dec. 29 — Cannery Brewing is hosting a holiday special concert in the tap room. We’ll be featuring Moon Rocks: J. Wesley and TC Creek. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and that includes a glass of a cask beer – Stout Sparilla.

Jan. 21-24 — Ben Waters the boogie woogie piano player from the UK is at the Dream Cafe.

Feb. 4-5 — Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars at the Dream Cafe.

Feb. 10 — Critically acclaimed guitar player Jeff Lang is performing at the Dream Cafe.

Feb. 11 — Bonnie Killroe at Osoyoos Community Theatre. Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 at the door.

Feb. 12 — Stephen Fearing reaches hearts and minds through his exquisitely wrought lyrics and music at the Dream Cafe.

Feb. 13 — The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Heroes and Heroines from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cleland Theatre, with special guests the OS Youth Orchestra and James Campbell, one of the world’s foremost clarinetists as they juxtapose the classics with jazz.

EVENTS

Dec. 29 — Award-winning singing impressionist, the Legendary Man of 1,000 Voices André-Philippe Gagnon is performing at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at OnTourTickets.com.

Dec. 31 — Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tug’s Tap House with live music from the Blue City Trio.

Dec. 31 — Ring in the new year at the Penticton Legion Branch 40 at 10 p.m. and midnight. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and there will be music by Pure Twang (country, blues and rock). Tickets are $25 or $45 for a couple.

Dec. 31 — Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a deluxe dinner buffet, DJ entertainment and fireworks at midnight. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person (plus applicable tax and service charges). Purchase at Lakeside front desk or online at www.pentictonlakesideresort.com.

Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve at the Barley Mill Pub with three course candlelit dinner, prime rib Au Jus or halibut béarnaise followed by live music with Boom Chicken at 9 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the pub 2460 Skaha Lake Rd. Call 250-493-8000 for info.

Jan. 8 — First Fridays at the Penticton Art Gallery. All ages welcome. Free admission. Open mic for music, poetry, story telling, dance art and crafts. Exhibitions open late. January theme is Hopeful reflection.

Jan. 20- 23 — Broadway Musicals in Concert by Soundstage Production at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. with a matinee at 1 p.m. added on Jan. 23. Tickets available at the Lakeside front desk.

 

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