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Blues and University concerts among this week’s highlights

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Celebrate the first week of December with  a lot of live music. The blues is the thing this week.

The week begins early with local synth pop musician Ty Vandendool, who has a  farewell party at the Slice on Tuesday, Nov. 30 before he  leaves Lethbridge for greener pastures.

The show begins at 7 p.m.. Admission is by donation.

Paul Kype and Texas Flood play Casino Lethbridge this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery


As usual there is also a comedy open mic at Good Times on Tuesday. Good Times features  Brad Semotiuk and  Celeste Lampa on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $16.64.

 Also for comedy, Drunk Improv: Extra Eggnog Edition is happening at  Didi’s Playhaus on Saturday, Dec. 4. The showbegins at 7 p.m. Admission is pay what you can. 

 Things are picking up at the university.  The U of L wind ensemble  performs at University Theatre, Wednesday, Dec. 1. Tickets are  $12 students and alumni, $15 seniors and $20 for adults. The U of L Jazz Ensemble performs at University Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 4. Their “ Back  In Swing” show features the music of  Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson and more. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

 The Watertower’s regular weekly  jazz night is 6-8 p.m., on Dec. 1 as well.

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge‘s monthly jazz jam is  Thursday, Dec. 2. HBO3 and Ryan Heseltine play at 8 p.m. 


 MonkeyJunk’s Tony D plays the blues at the Geomatic Attic’s downtown venue, Thursday, Dec. 2. Eric Braun will be opening the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.

 As usual the Slice weekly open mic is on Thursday.


Classical music fans will want to check out a free afternoon show at Casa with the Unconventional  Trio. on Friday, Dec. 3. Trumpeter Josh Davies, bass trombonist Nick Sullivan and pianist Deanna Oye will be performing works by Eric Ewazen and Arthur Frackenpohl, a famously hilarious operatic duet by Rossini, and a pair of songs by Michael Hennagin, originally for voice and based on some of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. The free concert begins at 12:15 p.m.


 The Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp Family Jam is back at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 4. Gabe Thaine is the host for the jam. Sign up is at 1:30 p.m.


There is plenty of blues on the weekend. Coda Lite host Honkers Pub’s Friday night open mic.

 Paul Kype and Texas Flood play Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

 Paul Kype and Steve Keenan from the band also play the Geomatic Attic downtown venue, Dec. 11. Tickets are $15 for that show, which begins at 8 p/.m..


Saturday night will be the last chance to catch Keith Catfish Woodrow before he goes south for the winter.


 Woodrow and the High Level Blues band will be performing at the Slice at 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. There is a $10 cover.

 There is a whole lot of rock this weekend.

 Fawns returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday, Dec. 3 with Max Hopkins. Admission is by donation.


The Chevelles return to the Place with all of your favourite hits on Friday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $10 in advance $15 at the door.

They are also playing the Coasts Small business Christmas party on Dec. 9 at the Coast.

 LEMF and Theatre  Outré Bring Wigs and Waffles drag brunch back to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sunday, Dec. 5. Tickets are 422.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 November 2021 10:36 )  
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