TGIF: Concerts and events in Penticton

Upcoming art exhibits, plays, concerts, events, comedy shows and more happening in Penticton and the South Okanagan


Oct. 17 — Russell Decarle, former lead vocalist and bassist of Prairie Oyster, at the Dream Café. Tickets are $24.

Oct. 18 — Live music by Will Schlakl at the Barley Mill Brew Pub.

Oct. 18 — Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Rhapsody (Deloitte masterworks) with special guest Ian Parker on the piano. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre.

Oct. 18 — Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter Carolyn Mark at the Dream Café. Tickets are $15.

Oct. 20 — The South Okanagan Concert Society presents Quartetto Gelato, known as the Cirque du Soleil of classical music. Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, multi-instruments and a world accordion champion. They perform at the Venables Theatre in Oliver at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Beyond Bliss or at the door.

Oct. 23 — The Osoyoos concert series presents The Bills, a high impact, acoustic folk music quintet from the West Coast. Tickets available at Imperial Office in Osoyoos or Sundance Video in Oliver. $23 in advance or $25 at the Osoyoos Community Theatre door.

Oct. 24 — Multiple CCMA winner Sean Hogan at the Dream Café. Tickets are $20.

Oct. 25 — Canadian acoustic group The Bills at the Dream Café. Tickets $24.

Oct. 25 — South Okanagan Big Band roast beef dinner and dance. 5:30 p.m. at the Penticton Legion. Tickets are $10.

Oct. 27 — Classic rock fixture The Doobie Brothers at the South Okanagan Events Centre.


Oct. 17 to 30 Guest artist Cecelia Louis-Ralston presents Creation, photography of reflected moments at the Front Street Gallery. Opening event Oct. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 Penticton’s Oktoberfest at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Beer, food and dancing. Tickets are $25 and available at, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC and the Wine Country Visitor Centre.

Oct. 18 Okanagan author Ron Hepner, The Brave One Strikes Back, returns to Coles Bookstore from 2 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 19 and 22 –— Auditions are happening for Cake-walk. Auditions are being held at the Shatford Centre at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. For more, call Judi at 250-770-1867.

Oct. 21 Special reading and slideshow with author Chris Czajkowski at the Osoyoos branch of the Okanagan Regional Library at 7 p.m.

Oct. 25 Thrash Wrestling returns to the Penticton Legion Hall. Tickets are $12 in advance at The Grooveyard, Home Hardware, 30 minute Hit and at the Legion. $15 on the day of the show.

Oct. 26 Children’s Showcase opens their new season with Celso Machado: Sounds of the Rainforest at the Cleland Theatre. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., performance starts at 2 p.m.


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