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Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

One World Festival, spoken-word poetry coming up in the city
Yamabiko Taiko with Naoko Nakamura at the OneWorld Multicultural Festival taking place Feb. 24 at the Lakeside. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)

The final weekend of February has arrived and the start of meteorological spring is that much closer.

Here’s what’s happening from Feb. 23 to 25:

‘Birthday Club’ at Many Hats Theatre (Feb. 23 to 25)

Many Hats Theatre invites the community once again to watch performers present Phil Olson’s ‘Birthday Club.’

The play runs on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, 2 p.m.

Showing of the play will run every weekend until March 3, with this storyline: “Five women get together for their birthdays, each has her own story to share, to drink, celebrate, commiserate and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth and kids, while solving the problems of the world.”

Many Hats Theatre is located inside the Cannery Trade and Convention Centre on Fairview Road.

READ ALSO: Penticton’s Many Hats Theatre is inviting you to the birthday party

OneWorld Festival (Feb. 24)

The 11th annual OneWorld Multicultural Festivals comes to the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Saturday.

Traditions, food, and art from around the world will be on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Entertainment for the day includes Japanese drumming, traditional Chinese instrumental music, and Scottish country dance, organizers said.

There will also be 11 food vendors at the event.

READ ALSO: More than 35 countries represented in OneWorld Festival’s return to Penticton

‘Out of Thin Air’ at the Leir House (Feb. 23 to 24)

Artists at the Leir House will showcase their “spontaneity, experimentation and the infinite possibilities of art” on Friday and Saturday.

The exhibition started running on Jan. 27 and continues from Wednesday to Saturday until March 16.

Entry is by donation.

READ ALSO: ‘No shortage of vibrancy’ at Ignite the Arts Festival’s Walk in Penticton

Spoken Word Poetry Series (Feb. 25)

A spoken-word poetry event returns to the Dream Cafe on Sunday, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The free open mic event runs monthly and features performances from local artists and poets.

READ ALSO: Shane Koyczan coming home in December for one show only

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