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TGIF: Concerts and events listings for Penticton and South Okanagan

Jamie Moore of the Penticton Lakeside Resort pours a glass of wine for Toni Klamut at the Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Room in preparation for the Bacchanalia. - Mark Brett/Western News
Jamie Moore of the Penticton Lakeside Resort pours a glass of wine for Toni Klamut at the Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Room in preparation for the Bacchanalia.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News

CONCERTS

May 3 — Soul Sister featuring Belle and Grace Grant and Nikita Afonso at the Orchard House for a Tanzania fundraiser. Tickets are $12. All ages event. Licensened venue, food available. Call 250-770-7627 for tickets.

May 3 — The Naramata Community Choir performing together with Hexaphone. Choral music from all styles sacred to swing at the Penticton United Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Available at the door, Penticton United Church office, The Dragon’s Den or Naramata Store.

May 3 — Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra celebrates 25 years with a special evening of music at The Shatford Centre. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, student compositions and a special piece composed by Imant Raminsh. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children. Concert takes place at 7 p.m.

May 4 — A Song For Hope benefit concert featuring Tracy Fehr and singers to fundraise for materials and supplies for need artisans in North Africa as a part of ACT Development’s Livelihood project for single mothers. Accompanists Dennis Nordlund and Elizabeth Lupton. Concert at 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Tickets are $12 and available at 220 Manor Park Ave, via email at tlfehr@shaw.ca or $15 at the door.

May 7 — Princess Margaret Secondary and Penticton Secondary School All Concert Band at Princess Margaret Secondary School. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 each or $10 for a family.

May 10 — MusicFest Canada Penticton Concert Band student fundraiser at the Copper Mug Pub. Dance to cover band Random Act featuring Justin Glibery, Rann Berry, Scott Gamble and Mike Fic. Tickets are $20 and include roast beef dinner and one drink. Doors open at 6 p.m. Silent auction, draws and more. Call 250-770-7627 for tickets.

May 10 — Kyle Anderson is hosting a CD release party featuring music from his new album A Family Original in an unplugged setting at Opus Café. Playing his own compositions inspired by family members, Anderson welcomes guest singer Gail Riddall to share three numbers. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at Opus Cafe or call 778-476-5856 to reserve dinner and the 8 p.m. show.

May 17 — Rick Fines classic blues guitar picking at the Dream Café.

May 31 — Fighting Orange at the Firehall Brewery Back Alley Concert Series in Oliver. Featuring artist Luba Chpak. Picnic meals encouraged, no minors. Gates at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets pre-sold at Firehall Bistro for $12.

June 12 — Kenny Rogers Through the Years tour at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

June 14 — A night of romantic love ballads and dance hits with Engelbert Humperdinck at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Special guest comedian Herb Dixon.

July 5 — Wined it Up CD release party at the Firehall Brewery Back Alley Concert Series in Oliver. Featuring Tinhorn Creek Winery and artist Janet West. Picnic meals encouraged, no minors. Gates at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets pre-sold at Firehall Bistro for $12.

Aug.1 to 3 — Boonstock music and arts festival featuring headliners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, City and Colour, Armin Van Buren, Rise Against, Classified and many more.

Aug. 2 — Johnny’s Hat at Firehall Brewery in Oliver featuring Stoneboat Vineyards and artist Leann Parrent. Picnic meals encouraged, no minors. Gates at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets pre-sold at Firehall Bistro for $12.

Aug. 8 — Alice in Chains with opener The Pack A.D. at the SOEC.

EVENTS

May 2 and 3 — Monster Trucks roar into the SOEC with the Monster X Tour. May 2 at 7:30 p.m. May 3 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

May 2 and 3 — 88th Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival music highlights concert on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. and the dance highlights concert on May 3 at 7 p.m. Both at Cleland Theatre.

Until May 4 — Many Hats Theatre Company production of Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (no performance April 11) and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22/$19 at the Wine Country Visitor Centre or reserve by phone 250-276-2170.

Until May 17 — Quintessential Okanagan art show at the Leir House features artists Sharon Snow and Lynne Marand. Openening reception is April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

May 3 — Enjoy an evening of chic glam at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Grand Ballroom for Bacchanalia. Chef Chris Remington’s culinary masterpieces with over 200 wines from 50 different wineries. Event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75. Black tie and cocktail attire strongly encouraged.

May 3 — First Pitch Fundraising Event at the Best Damn Sports Bar and Grill for the Wave Internation Baseball Academy to send Canadian baseball players to the Latin American Baseball Meet Chicago White Sox alumni Jim Parque. Silent auction, games, prize draws and more. Tickets are $20 and includes beverage, burger and fries.

May 7 — Ladies Night in the Bufflehead sponsored by Urbana Clothing from 5 to 8 p.m.

May 9-11 — Boonstock presents the third annual Okanagan Falls Bike Rally. Competition categories including custom paing, vintage, chopped and more. Poker run Friday and Saturday leaving the Ok Falls Hotel at 1 p.m. Live music from AC/DC tribute band on Saturday at 8 p.m. and other live music daily. All proceeds go to Penticton U21 soccer club

Until May 10 — Osoyoos Art Gallery presents Tried and True and Something New, an art show combining the works of dozens of young Osoyoos and area artists and a six-decade retrospective from five of the town’s most respected painters - Jean Burt, Dorothy Fairburn, Helen Fisher, Annie Molencamp and the late Verna Tomlinson. Opening reception April 25 from noon to 2 p.m. Show runs until May 10, Tuesday to Saturday noon to 4 p.m. at the Osoyoos Art Gallery.

May 10 — SOWINS fundraising gala featuring live music from The Timebenders, who bring 50 years of hits in one incredible show. Comedian Herb Dixon will be the emcee for the evening at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception, 7 p.m. a sit down dinner followed by music. Dress up in your favourite era from the 50s to the 90s. Early bird tickets are $65 until April 20, $75 after.

Until May 11 — Full gallery exhibition, Styx and Stones at the Penticton Art Gallery. Featuring two key components a juried call for artists and non-juried public program which invites the community to come in and add their own experience to the exhibition.

Until May 15 — Summerland artist Peg Barcelo is the guest artist from May 2 to May 15 at the Front Street Gallery showing Acrylic on Canvas.

May 15 to 19 — 17th annual Meadowlark Nature Festival with over 80 environment events. For more visit www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca.

Until May 17 — Quintessential Okanagan art show at the Leir House features artists Sharon Snow and Lynne Marand. Openening reception is April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

May 19 — Celebrate the SS Sicamous’ 100th birthday at Steam Fest. the launch of a commemorative stamp and outdoor Steam Show, where local residents can register their home-made steam-craft and gadgets in hopes of winning prizes in their category. The collector stamp will be available for purchase. The public is welcome to come down to the SS Sicamous from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 19 to check out the show and have a free tour. The following Saturday, May 24, there will be a Centennial Launch Party at the SS Sicamous with wine and beer tastings, fine foods and live music. To register steam craft in the show, contact Peter Ord at info@steamfest.ca, or visit the festival website at www.steamfest.ca.

May 22 to 24 — Okanagan International Children's Festival at Okanagan Lake Park. Over 30 performances inlcuding headliners Fred Penner, circus comedian Kaput and dance and music group Aché Brazil. For more information visit www.okchildrensfest.com.

May 23 — South Okanagan Actors and Players present Lend Me A Tenor, a madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig. A hapless stage manager substitutes for a famous Italian tenor with hilarious results. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors/students. Available at Sundance Video (Oliver), Your Dollar Store (Osoyoos) or at the door. Show is at 8 p.m. at the OSS Theatre in Osoyoos.

May 24 — S.S. Sicamous centennial celebration. Sample fine wines and ales beside Okanagan Lake. Nibble on delicous food and savour the smell of freshly baked bread pulled from the heritage rock oven. Tickets are $25 with all proceeds to the SS Sicamous. They include your first glass of wine, a tasty morsel, entertainment and a tour of the ship.

May 31 — JCI Penticton’s Murder Mystery fundraiser event, Murder at the Races. Come dressed for the derby for a unique, fun experience. Horse races with prizes, silent auction, prizes for best costume and best hat. Ticket includes Chef Darin Paterson of Bogner’s barbecue dinner and music by DJ Shakes. Tickets are $55.

June 4 to 8 —Exploring Encaustic, series of art classes with Bethany Handfield, at the Okanagan School of the Arts at The Shatford Centre.

July 5 — The Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games. One day family event featuring bagpiping, dancing, heavy events such as the caber toss, sheep dogs and entertainment all day long including the Celtic band Kinship. Play area for children as well.

July 11 — The third annual Party In The Park ant Kenyon Park in Okanagan Falls featuring 12 wineries, a barbecue buffet with Chef Instead and live music from UnCorked. Tickets are $50 (plus tax). Purchase at www.ofwa.ca, at a member winery or at the Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Information Centre.

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