TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings

Upcoming concerts, events, live theatre and more in Penticton and the South Okanagan.

CONCERTS

Aug. 2 —Sunshine Cabaret free summer concerts series at Gyro Park with the Steve Jones Band.

Aug. 2 — Students and professional musicians perform at the Jazzcool Concert at the Shatford Centre at 2 p.m.

July 31 to Aug. 3 —  Michael Kaeshammer at the Dream Café. Tickets are $44.

Aug. 3 — Country star Alan Jackson at the South Okanagan Events Centre with special guest Livy Jeanne.

Aug. 3 — Oliver Community Arts Council presents renowned Canadian tenor Michael Burgess in concert. Concert is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance at Beyond Bliss, BuyLow Foods, Oliver Parks and Recreation, Polka Dot Door, Jardin Antiques, Paw Prints Studio,  Winemaster, S.O. Country Radio station, Berg’s Showroom and Front Street Gallery. At the gate tickets are $35.

Aug. 3 —Sunshine Cabaret free summer concert series at Gyro Park with Great White North.

Aug. 7 and 8 — Hans Theessink and Terry Evans bring gospel tones to the Dream Café.

Aug. 10 — Silk Road, classical Chinese music and French-Canadian folk music is a breathtaking intercultural experience at the Keremeos Grist Mill. Tickets are $15 and available at www.oldgristmill.ca.

Aug. 15 — Brad Paisley’s Beat This Summer tour at the SOEC with special guests Chris Young and Kristen Kelly.

Aug. 17 — Folk-musican Brett Wildeman at The Elite at 9 p.m. Cover is $6.

Sept 9 — Celtic Thunder presents Mythology North American Tour at the SOEC. Show at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 — Country star Dwight Yoakam with special guest Brett Kissel at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Sept. 14 — Celebrating 40 years of rock, Bad Company performs at the SOEC.

Nov. 22 — Matthew Good with special guests Gentlemen Husbands at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

EVENTS

Until 27 — Many Hats Theatre Company production of Frederick Stroppel’s Fortune’s Fools. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre. Tickets at the Wine Country visitor centre or reserve by phone 1-800-663-5052.

July 31 to Aug. 10 — Penticton Chamber Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing. July 31 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Aug. 1 and 2 at Memorial Park in Summerland, Aug. 3 and 4 Topshelf Winery in Kaleden, Aug. 7 and 8 Kenyon Park in Ok Falls and Aug. 9 and 10 at Township 7 Winery. Tickets are $15, except for the Township 7 shows with are $20. 12 and under are free.

Aug. 2 to Sept. 12 — Art Happening is opening at the Shatford Centre featuring members of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 4 — Mr. Muscle and Miss Bikini at Skaha Beach featuring a beverage garden, muscle and bikini contest, feats of strength contest, live DJs and more. Must be 19 years of age. Party starts at noon and entrace is $15 at the gate. Proceeds go towards the JCI Summer Day Camp for kids.

Aug 7 to 11 – The 66th annual Penticton Peach Festival with free live entertainment throughout the day, a kiddie’s day, mid-way. parade, aboriginal village and more. Headlining acts include Honeymoon Suite. For more visit www.pentictonpeachfestival.com.

Aug. 17 — Shirley Valentine starring local actress Nicola Cavendish at the Oasis United Church. Fundraising event with two performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at Dragon’s Den, Coles Books, Indulgences and the church office.

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