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Barrell full of blues and a cornucopia of classical music this week

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Things slow down slightly this week. 

There are open mics at the Owl Acoustic lounge on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday Dec. 7 at the Slice.


The Owl Acoustic lounge hosts their comedy open mic on Wednesday, Dec. 7. 


If you want to laugh, comedian Sammy Ray Benty is  performing at Good Times, Dec. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $15. 

The University of Lethbridge continues a busy few weeks of performances.

The U of L Opera Workshop  perform Sondheim: A Celebration in the University Recital Hall, Friday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors/ alumni , $12 students /children. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


 Also in the classical music Christmas vein The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra gets into the holiday spirit at Southminster United Church as they bring a little “Holiday Magic” to the stage, Sunday Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.  and Monday, Dec. 12 at 7p .m. Expect to hear all of your Christmas favourites with special guest baritone  Michael Hope.Tickets range from $25-$80.


 Racket are back at Casino Lethbridge to make some noise this Friday and Saturday.

Adequate return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge stage this weekend. Photo by RichardAmery


If you missed the Mark Hall band at Casino Lethbridge last weekend, they will be playing Honkers Pub, Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at 8 p.m.. Coda Lite host Honkers Pub’s open mic on Saturday at 8 p.m.

It’s a good week to have the blues,  unfortunately Papa King and the Boogiemen featuring bassist Doug Freeman and  Steve Keenan’s Friday, Dec. 9 show at  the Slice. has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.


 However, the Dark Wrangler also play a bit of the blues at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday,, Dec. 9

 And Keith Woodrow hosts a blues jam at the Slice, Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Get mellow with some local talents, Saturday at the Slice with a songwriter’s circle featuring Kevin Peters and the Burnt Edges, Richard Inman plus Malcolm Maclean and Don Kinahan. There is a $15 cover for that show, which begins at 8 p.m.


Get funky on Saturday at the Owl Acoustic Lounge with Adequate and Max Hopkins. Admission is by donation.

The Bow City underground rock the Ten Ten Pub on Saturday as well. There is no cover for the show.


If you want to shop locally for Christmas, The Lethbridge hand made market Holi-Yay is happening at  Exhibition Park beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 December 2022 14:56 )  
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