March 29 — Voodoo’s and 2theMoon Productions Presents: Within Striking Distance (Abbotsford), Dyslexica (Penticton), Honest Woods (Kelowna) and Luke Striker (Kelowna). The night with some acoustic styles to serenade while you enjoy dinner and then turning it up to 11 with some great rock and roll. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. accompanied by Luke Striker and Honest Woods. Tickets are $20 for dinner and music or $10 for just the music. Dinner includes roast beef, yorkshire, veggies and dessert.
March 30 — Mad Melody Records presents hip hop dance off at Fibonacci’s at 7:30 p.m. Hip-hop and DJ collaboration show features Noize.fm’s Stepone and Wolftrack along with Mad Melody emcees JDK Nonstop, Toxik Emissonz, and MC Bodhi. Plus Special DJ guest Colten Morelli. All ages event and there will be a $5 cover charge.
March 30 — Tavis Weir with Michael Treadway and Phil d’Aoust at the Dream Cafe. Entertainment charge is $5.
April 3 — Victoria’s Durban Poison – punky co-ed garage rock and roll – will be playing and hanging out selling records and tapes at Tiger Alley’s new location at 326 Main St.
April 4 — Tanner James with Ari Neufeld will be performing at the Elite. James is a singer, songwriter and storyteller from Calgary and joining him is Neufeld a multi-faceted artist, who creates a flourish of interactive music with hands, feet, mouth and heart. This is a by-donation event. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m.
April 5 — Relive the music of Elvis Presley with Elvis — The Moments featuring Pete Paquette, a two-time Collingwood Grand Champion, Toronto Elvis Festival Grand Champion, Top 10 in Memphis and voted Las Vegas Elvis Festival best performer. He will be supported by Rudy and the Angels band. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Cleland Community Theatre. Tickets are $35 and available at the Penticton Community Centre or by calling 250-492-2426.
April 5 — Juno award winning world-class blues and boogie-woogie pianist Kenny Blues Boss Wayne at the Dream Café. Tickets are $30.
April 6 — David Gogo acoustic trio at the Dream Café. Tickets are $24.
April 7 — Disgraceland and Voodoo’s present Vancouver’s own outlaw hip hop harmonica player, beatbox poet, punk piano player, string quartet raconteur, rock and roll matador and playwright C.R. Avery and the Special Interest Group with local guest Michael Musclow live at Voodoo’s at 8 p.m.
April 12 — Fighting for Ithaca and Halfway to Hollywood at Voodoo’s. All ages show, cover is $10.
April 19 and 20 — Oscar Lopez’s Latin guitar groove has made him a stand-out on the world music scene. He is playing at the Dream Café for two nights and tickets are $30.
April 20 — Motley Crue with special guest Big Wreck at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Aug. 3 — Alan Jackson with special guest at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Sept. 6 to 8 — 17th annual Pentastic Jazz Festival.
April 2 — En’owkin Centre Literary Reading Series featuring Marilyn Dumont. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., welcome address at noon. Reading will begin at 12:15 p.m. followed by a book signing at 1:15 p.m.
April 4 to 27 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Jack Sharkey’s The Murder Room. Shows are at the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $19 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at the WIne Country Visitor’s Centre or reserve by phone 1-800-663-5052.
April 4 — Kitchen Stove Film Series presents A Late Quartet at the Landmark Cinema 7 with shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 and available at the Penticton Art Gallery and The Book Shop. Limited tickets for $15 may be available at the door.
April 5 — First Fridays at the Penticton Art Gallery. Open mic night in the Tea Room. Enjoy an evening of creative exchange transforming concepts into realities. Free admission and all ages are welcome.
April 5 to 6 — Okanagan Fest-of-Ale at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person per day (plus fees and taxes). Tickets sold only in advance at www.okres.bc.ca/, www.fest-of-ale.bc.ca or in person at the Days Inn. Must be 19 years or older.
April 6 — Performance of The Vagina Monologues held at 7 p.m. at the Osoyoos Secondary School theatre. Tickets are $20 and available in Oliver at Beyond Bliss and Lady O’s Fitness and in Osoyoos at Office Pro and JoJo Café. From more info go to www.vdayoliverosoyoos.org.
April 6 — Thrash wrestling returns to Penticton at the Legion. All-ages event. Tickets are $10 and available at the Grooveyard and the Legion. Tickets at the door are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 — Kitchen Stove Film Series presents The Angels’ Share at the Landmark Cinema 7 with shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 and available at the Penticton Art Gallery and The Book Shop. Limited tickets for $15 may be available at the door.