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Plenty of Christmas concerts plus blues and jazz happening this week

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Welcome to a chilly December. As expected, there are a plethora of Christmas concerts happening this week.

Bandemonium return to Casino Lethbridge this weekend.  Photo by Richard Amery
 But first, One Bad Son has postponed their  Dec. 5 show at Average Joes to a family emergency according to their publicist. The Show has been postponed to Jan. 30  pre-sale tickets and early bird tickets are sold out and  honoured at the door. General admission tickets are on sale for $25.
 The event was supposed to be one of their staff members who was injured in an accident, so, in it’s place, Average Joes has partnered with Good Times to  present a night of comedy. The line up is to be announced. Tickets for the show are $20 with five dollars of it going to  the fundraiser. Daylan Delaney will be opening the show.

The Sing a Song That’s Yours concert  that was to be Dec. 4 at Cité des Prairies has been postponed to Dec. 11, due to scheduling conflicts.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge goes rap and pop with Calgary  based one man boy band Mark Mills and Killah Khills. Mark Mills , who has played Sled Island music festival, brings his style of pop and sex pop jams to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 6.

It is a good week for the blues with Keith Woodrow’s High Level Blues band to the Slice, Dec. 6. Woodrow also hosts his monthly Slice of blues  jam on Dec. 10.
 James Oldenburg and Bandemonium return to the Casino this weekend as well. The Metrik Jazztet play a matinee show at the at Owl Acoustic Lounge from 3-5 p.m.. Admission is by donation.
 Oldenburg has a busy week as he will also be hosting the jazz jam at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Wednesday, Dec. 4 with HBO3 beginning at 9 p.m.

The first of many Christmas Concerts happens at Southminster  United Church,  Dec. 7. the 28th annual Mayors Concert  features the Lethbridge Community Silver and Gold Bands plus Écolé Agnes Davidson’s Senior and Junior  choirs. Tickets are $15 with children 12 and under getting in for free. The concert, which is also a fundraiser for the local food banks, begins at 7 p.m.
And if you’re want to get a jump on  Christmas shopping, shop local and support local artisans at the Lethbridge Handmade Market, Dec. 7 at  Exhibition Park. It runs  from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.. Admission is five dollars,. There will be live entertainment with Wendy Cee.


 And country/ pop crooner Johnny Reid is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit at the Enmax centre as he celebrates “ My Kind of Christmas.” Tickets are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, $89.50 (Incl. GST) + s/c  The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre, Dec. 8.

 TJ Waltho and friends collaborate with Plum and the Stoketown by  bringing back their Charlie Brown Christmas Show  to the Stoketown, Dec. 1 from 8-19 p.m. They play the soundtrack live with the beloved cartoon playing in the background. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 children including dinner and a visit from Santa., a chance to decorate Christmas ornaments. Plus, bring a wrapped toy for donation to  Harbour House for a $20 gift certificate to Plum.
 For something completely apart from Christmas, Southern Alberta favourite roots and country band Tin and the Toad return to the Slice Dec. 7. Admission is $10.
If you want to laugh, Charles Andre Payne and Amy Edgar will be making you laugh at Good Times, Dec. 7. for one big show beginning at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:18 )  
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