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TGIF: Listings of events for Penticton and the South Okanagan
Aug. 30 — FLUXX performs at Gyro Park as part of the free concert series Sunshine Cabaret.
Aug. 30 — Singer-guitarist Rykka at Opal Nite Club for two sets at 10:45 p.m. and 12:14 a.m.
Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 — Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival in Rock Creek. Two days (noon to midnight) of live DJs and bands, vendors, merchants, camping along the Kettle River. For more info visit www.ponderosafestival.com.
Aug. 30 and 31 — Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot bring together world class musicians and prolific songwriters to the Dream Café. Tickets $20.
Aug. 31 — ABBA Tribute performs at Gyro Park as part of the free summer concert series Sunshine Cabaret.
Sept 7 — The future of folk music Daniel Champagne at the Dream Café. Tickets $10.
Sept. 7 — Blackie & The Rodeo Kings at Tinhorn Creek amphitheatre in Oliver at 7 p.m. for the grand finale of the Canadian Concert Series. Tickets $65.
Sept 9 — Celtic Thunder presents Mythology North American Tour at the SOEC. Show at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 — Celebrating 40 years of rock, Bad Company performs at the SOEC.
Sept. 15 — Louisiana Hayride at Cleland Theatre featuring Adam Fitzpatrick as young Elvis and Andrea Anderson steps out as the Great Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and wine info centre.
Sept. 20 — Country star Dwight Yoakam with special guest Brett Kissel at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Sept. 28 — Rann Berry One Hit Wonders performing at the Cleland Theatre at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 available at the Penticton Community Centre
Oct. 15 — Six-time Juno Award winner Colin James performs at the Cleland Theatre. Tickets are $45 and it is an all-ages event. To purchase tickets contact the box office at 250-490-2426 or purchase at the Penticton Community Centre reception.
Oct. 19 — Okanagan Symphony at the Cleland Theatre. Series tickets available at Tourism Penticton.
Oct. 22 — Loretta Lynn presents her 50th anniversary tour at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, at the SOEC box office or the wine info centre.
Nov. 1 — Class of 59 - The Early Years of Rock and Roll at the Cleland Theatre. Show is at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the Penticton Community Centre.
Nov. 22 — Matthew Good with special guests Gentlemen Husbands at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
Until Aug. 31 — Art show featuring Barb Hofer at the Leir House. Branching Out is a mixed-media collection of her paintings. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 220 Manor Park Ave.
Sept. 1 — Front Street Gallery (formerly Local Color Gallery) grand opening from 1 to 4 p.m. New name, new artists, new look.
Sept. 1 — B.C. Pinot Noir Celebration and Salmon Bake at Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls. For more info call 250-497-8553.
Until Sept. 12 — Art Happening is opening at the Shatford Centre featuring members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 5 to 9 — Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic returns to SOEC. Tournament features prospects from Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor’s centre,Valley First Box Office or at the SOEC.
Sept. 6 — Artists Bethany Handfield and Kim Greenhow present Our Journey: The Healing Power of Art at 7 p.m. at the Leir House. Artist talk on Sept. 7 at 3 p.m.
Sept. 6 to 8 — 17th Pentastic Jazz Festival at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
Sept. 5 to 28 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Norm Foster’s Skin Flick. Tickets are $22/$19 at the visitor’s centre or reserve by phone 250-276-2170.
Sept. 13 — Thrash Wrestling returns to Penticton at the Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets in advance are $10 at Legion or Grooveyard. $15 at the door.
Sept. 27 — The Great Grape Lake Stomp at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Tickets are $25 plus tax and include pig roast and hip of beef buffet, glass of wine, Live DJ and entry to private beach party, local celebrity judges, grand prizes, music and more.