TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings

Opera house manager Saunders (Ted Osborne) frantically tries to rouse drugged operatic tenor Tito Merelli (Nathan Linders) in the South Okanagan Actors and Players production of the madcap comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. - Submitted Photo
Opera house manager Saunders (Ted Osborne) frantically tries to rouse drugged operatic tenor Tito Merelli (Nathan Linders) in the South Okanagan Actors and Players production of the madcap comedy, Lend Me a Tenor.
— image credit: Submitted Photo


May 31 — A night of jazz-infused music from the Jazz Café Quartet of Anna Jacyszyn, Bernie Addington, Neville Bowman and Scott Gamble 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.

May 31 — Live music by Brian Highley at the Barley Mill Pub.

June 1 — Kelowna International Choir under the direction of Dennis Colpitts perform Something To Sing About ­— Canadiana at the Penticton United Church. Tickets are $10.

June 4 — Oceans & Lights kicks off their first tour of Western Canada at Dogtown Coffee Co. bringing with them their brand new EP Lowercase Love. Show at 7 p.m. $5 at the door.

June 5 — The Lion, Bear and Fox at the Dream Café.

June 7 — Live music by Tanya Lipscomb at the Barley Mill Pub.

June 7 — Steve Elliot aka Elvis Elite, official headliner of the Penticton Elvis Festival 2004 to 2007, performing at the Elite Restaurant. The show includes hits of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and more. Tickets are $20.

June 7 — Toronto-based jazz trumpeter and composer Mike Field at the Dream Café.

June 12 — Kenny Rogers Through the Years tour at the South Okanagan Events Centre with opening act Charlie Major.

June 12 — Scott Woods Old Time Jubilee with special guests appearance by Fiddlekidz. New show featuring tunes in the style of Don Messner, step-dancing and family humour at the Shatford Centre. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

June 13 and 14 — Gord McLaren perform at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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


May 30 and 31 — South Okanagan Actors and Players present Lend Me A Tenor. 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 Venables Theatre in Oliver.

May 30 to June 13 — Guest artist Sandy Spring at the Front Street Gallery featuring Watercolors from the hand of Sandy Spring.

May 31 — Train Wreck Comedy at the Copper Mug Pub with Jason Lamb and Sean Proudlove at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

May 31 — Treasures From the Attic, the Penticton Art Gallery’s garage sale and silent auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 Shatford.

June 5 — Follow the balloons to the Penticton Downtown Summer Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating galleries include Front Street Gallery, Lloyds Gallery, Picture This Gallery, YGO Studio, Caroline’s Boutique, Kindrie Grove Studios and Tumbleweed Gallery.

June 7 — Author R.J. Hepner is hosting a book signing for his latest offering The Brave One Strikes Back at Coles Book Store from 2 to 5 p.m.

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