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 www.valleyfirsttix.com, 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.