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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings
June 13 and 14 — Gord McLaren performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
June 14 — The South Okanagan Big Band dinner and dance at the Penticton Legion lounge. Dinner at 6 p.m., dance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the bar.
June 14 — Lead vocalist and bassist of Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster, Russell DeCarle is at the Dream Café.
June 15 — Steve Jones performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
June 17 — Young At Heart Singers are having a musical ice cream social at the Leisure Centre Hall on 439 Winnipeg St. Admission by donation to the seniors centre. Event starts at 1:30 p.m.
June 20 and 21 — Steve Jones performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
June 21 — Live music by Uncorked at the Barley Mill Pub.
June 21 — Doug Towle’s De La Terra is taking Spanish guitar to new heights at the Dream Café.
June 26 — The Penticton Concert Band perform a free concert at the Kiwanis Stage in Oliver’s Community Park from 7 to 9 p.m. with a variety of styles including classical, Irish music, rock classics, movie soundtracks and even some disco.
June 27 — Brent Tyler and Joshua Smith at the Dream Café.
June 27 — World champion fingerstyle guitarist Don Alder at Opus Cafe in Penticton. Tickets are $20 and available in advance at the Opus Cafe in the Cannery Trade Centre.
June 27 to 29 — Dustin McGifford and Annie Scott perform at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
June 28 — The Boom Booms, a funk/soul band, is performing at Tinhorn Creek Winery amphitheater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.
June 28 — Canada’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook at the Dream Café.
June 30 — Bob Bricker performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
July 1 — Bob Bricker, Joe’s Garage and Paul Gibbons play at the Barking Parrot patio on Canada Day.
July 4 — Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce boogie blues band at the Dream Café.
July 4 and 5 — Paul Gibbons performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
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.
July 6 — The Penticton Concert Band perform a free concert at the Gyro Park Bandshell in Penticton from 7 to 9 p.m. with a variety of styles including classical, Irish music, rock classics, movie soundtracks and even some disco.
July 9 — Strings The Thing faculty recital at the Shatford Centre. Concert at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
July 9 — Front Porch, Up On Cripple Creek at the Dream Café.
July 10 — Anja jazz trio, led by Keremeos-born saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman, are playing at the Sunshine Cabaret in Naramata at the Cobblestone Wine Bar at the Naramata Heritage Inn. Reservations recommended.
July 11 and 12 — Barney Bentall travelling with Eric Reed at the Dream Café.
July 11 and 12 — Gord McLaren performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
July 12 — Live music by Brian Highley at the Barley Mill Pub.
July 17 — Anja jazz trio, led by Keremeos-born saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman, are playing at the Okanagan Crush Pad as part of their summer concert series. Concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and includes a glass of wine.
Until June 13 — Guest artist Sandy Spring at the Front Street Gallery featuring Watercolors from the hand of Sandy Spring. Specializing in animals and people. Gallery open Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Until June 26 — Guest artist Bill Hutchinson is exhibiting wood carving and bronze sculptures at the Front Street Gallery. Open daily Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 14 — Penticton Pistoleras roller derby team faces the Revelstoke Derailers at the Penticton Curling Club. Live DJ, beer gardens, face painting and more. Tickets are $8 in advance at Pentagon Boardshop, Black Widow Winery, Sun City Tattoo and 30 Minute Hit, or $10 at the door. Kids 10 and under are free. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and whistle is at 7 p.m.
June 14 — Okanagan Angels and Fairies fair at the Shatford Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. International speakers on topics like balancing your energies with the angles. Booths will be set up to offer 15 to 30 minute angel healing and card readings, holistic vendors, authors and books, intuitive card readers, energy healers and more Admission is by donation.
June 15 — Discovery House presents their fourth annual Father’s Day fundraiser event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Street hockey, dunk tank, barbecue. Event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 397 Wade Ave. W.
June 15 — Father’s Day celebration at the Keremeos Grist Mill. Music, food and more. Free admission.
June 15 — Penticton Pirate Festival at the SS Sicamous and Loco Landing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a ride on Penticton’s largest one-day slip-n-slide, enjoy pirate crafts and activities, birthday cake, entertainment, face-painting, dig for hidden treasures and more. Dress like a pirate and you could win a prize for best costume. Cost is $5 per child and no charge for dad’s at Loco Landing.
June 18 — Hooked On Books hosts mystery author R.J. McMillen as she celebrates the launch of her new Dan Conner mystery, Dark Moon Walking. McMillen will read an excerpt from her book and conduct a workshop for mystery writers at 7 p.m. A question and answer session will follow and the author will be signing copies of the new release.
June 27 — Guest artist Irene Gray showing pastels and oils of animals and landscapes at the Front Street Gallery from June 27 to July 10. Opening event on June 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Gallery open daily, Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 3 — 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.
July 3 to 26 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents a production of Ray Cooney’s Caught In The Net. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22/$19 at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre or reserve by phone 250-276-2170.
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 5 — Penticton Art Gallery’s 37th annual fundraising auction Tastes of the Palette. Featuring live auction, two silent auctions, wines from the Naramata Bench, beer from Cannery Brewing, Penticton chef’s and restaurants creating unique hors D’oeurves and door prizes. Tickets are $55 and available at the art gallery.
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.
July 11 to 12 — Oliver Sunshine Festival in Oliver Community Park includes a variety of live music, kids activities, a petting zoo, West Coast Amusements, food vendors, beverage garden and more. Parade July 12 at 10 a.m. in downtown Oliver.
July 12 — The Similkameen BBQ King Competition from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos. Live music by Ajna, paired wine and food from nine wineries and chefs. Tickets are $80 at any of the association wineries, the Keremeos Visitors Centre, by phone 250-488-0878 or online at SimilkameenWine.com.
July 26 — La Party Fantastique! An night to remember with glamour, fashion, wearable art, food and drink. Fundraising for SOVAS and the Penticton Art Gallery. Dress up, be creative and enjoy an evening of fashion by Tiger Alley And Heiress Salon and Boutique, food trucks and beverages. Tickets are $40 and includes complimentary drink. VIP ticket is $60 which includes admission and other benefits to support both SOVAS and the art gallery.
Aug. 7 — 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.