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Good causes and something to laugh about at the end of April

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Most of the best shows this week  feature local musicians playing for good causes.AMy Nelson is one of the performers at a FLIPfest Fundraiser this week. Photo by Richard Amery
The big event of the week is Heartbreak Hotel: A special Flipfest Fundraiser at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 28. Calgary based banjo picker and singer/ songwriter Amy Nelson returns to Lethbridge for the show.
Shaela Miller is also on the bill her band will also back Wanda Krein. There will be a raffle for prizes including a Dolly Parton prayer candle, country inspired pins by local artist Meghan MacWhirter, a selection of used country vinyl and more. Admission to the event is by donation. It begins at 9 p.m.

 It is competing with Maggie Hall’s annual day long fundraiser for Alzheimer’s. There will be a variety of different artists performing at Legends Pub, April 28. Bands include local country band the Mark Hall band, folk group Artemis in the Summer, electronica artist Tyler Vandendool, Calgary bluesman Eric Braun,local blues rock band Good Time Charlie, singer songwriter Bryan Horvat, local metal band Eons of Earth and 123Go. Admission is $10. The music begins at 4 p.m.

But the fun begins early in the week, April 24 with Vancouver classic rock inspired musician Terence Jack stopping by the Slice with local singer songwriter Tyson Borsboom. The early show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
The Slice has a busy week as the next night, April 25, they welcome back Moose Jaw based blues rockers Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities who will be playing with local alternative rock trio the Supervoid. There is a $10 cover for that show as well.

 The Slice features more alternative rock, April 27 with alternative rock band Fox Eyes, and Brooks based Celtic/punk/blues band My Tin hat and Friends. There is a minimum $5 donation for that show.
 As April draws to a close,  it means  get ready to laugh as the Owl Acoustic Lounge features their monthly stand up comedy open mic. You can also laugh at Average Joes, April 26 as local Rotarians return with 10 Rotarians and a microphone, presenting 10 different Rotary club members and stand up comedians.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. it is a fundraiser for Rotary Club of Lethbridge Mosaic. The giggles begin at 8 p.m.

Club Didi hosts a couple  nights of laughs this weekend with the season ending edition of DMTV, during which the new improv troupe have some fun riffing on the TV show Fullest House. There is a five dollar cover for that show, which  begins at 9 p.m. The next night Impromptu returns to Club Didi with  Drunk Improv, April 28. There is a $10 cover for the show which begins at 9 p.m. Just up the road in Fort Macleod, Ben Price Magic presents Rabbit Stew a fundraiser for Empress Theatre. It is the debut of a new show, the Lethbridge magician is getting ready to bring across Canada. Admission is by donation at the door.


Average Joes brings back high energy AC DC tribute Who Made Who on April 27 as well. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance.

brand new local 14 piece Latin band Latin Rev make their debut at Miz City Church, April 28 in support of Music For Life Africa. Mi Colombia Linda will be performing a traditional Colombian dance routine as well. Tickets are available for $10 in advance at Blueprint. The show begins at 7 p.m.

For the more classically inclined, Vox Musica performs Mozart Requiem with members of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, April 28 at Southminster United Church. Musaeus will also be performing. Tickets are $25 for the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

There is also a whole lot of rock on April 28 as Terrific Kids Collective presents Vancouver based indie pop band Winona Forever, local indie rock band The Utilities plus Swim. Admission is by donation.

 The Slice has a big local rock show on April 28 as Norwegian Blue records features alternative rock band MTBC, skate punk band Sessions and Son of a Baker aka Mickey Hayward. Admission is $10
Blues people will be at Casino Lethbridge both April 27 and 28 for local blues/ rock band Paul Kype and Texas Flood who play at 8 p.m. each night.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:42 )  
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