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If it’s not Scottish it’s … still full of lots of great music this week

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Get an early start on Robbie Burns Day (Jan. 25) with a couple of excellent Celtic shows from local Celtic folk band Celtic Roots who play a few times this week.


Celtic Routes play several times this week. Photo by Richard Amery

 They play the Zoo in the University of Lethbridge Students Union building on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m..


 The next day they help reopen Theoretically Brewing, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19.


 Then they “celebrate everything Scottish” at the Multicultural Centre with the Lethbridge Highland Dance Association, bagpiper Alec Chisholm, Scottish Trivia, Robbie Burns poems and songs and Celtic Routes winding things up. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 teens 13-17 and  five dollars for children under 12.


If you want to play, the Owl Acoustic lounge’s open mic is Tuesday, Jan. 17. Chris Drew hosts the Slice’s Wednesday open mic and Mercedes Fawns hosts another open mic at the Slice’s  on Thursday, Jan. 19.


 Nord Bridge Seniors centre has a welcome back jam, Friday, Jan. 20 with  the Nord Bridge jammers.

Luke James Bruce hosts Honkers pub’s open mic on, Jan. 20.


If you want to laugh, So You Think you can Comic returns to  the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Wednesday, Jan. 18.

 And Impromptu brings back Drunk improv to Good Times, Thursday, Jan. 19.


CBC is opening up a Lethbridge bureau with journalist Ose Irete in Lethbridge.  As part of their two day celebrations, they are sponsoring a comedy night at Good Times with Brittany Lyseng, plus special guest Spencer Streichert and Lauren McGinnis and host Faris Hytiaa. Admission is $10. The laughs begin at 8 p.m.

The main event for the CBC bureau launch is a two day co-sponsorship with the Lethbridge Public Library, Friday, Jan. 20.

On Friday, Jan. 20,  there will be  a live presentation of Alberta at noon, a live presentation of the Homestretch from 3 - 6 p.m.

 There are activities all day long at the library on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.. Alberta at Noon’s  Judy Aldous hosts story-time at 10:30 a.m.. Calgary Eyeopener’s Angela Knight and Loren McGinnis  at 11 a.m and The homestretch’s Chris Dela Torre and Jenny Howe host story-time at 11;30a.m.. There will be cultural workshops in the Eagles Nest featuring Elder Evelyn Kelman and a Japanese dance eWorkshop with the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden at 11 a.m.. Eric Dyck host a comics jam from 1-3 p.m.

There will also be live performances  beginning at 1 p.m. with the New Testaments at 1 p.m., Starpainter at 2:30 p.m. and Shaela Miller at 4 p.m.. Admission is free.


The Slice has an eclectic week planned with open mics on Wednesday and Thursday.

 JDs  band will be playing a little bit of everything during their acoustic cover show on Friday. Admission is five dollars.


 And get ready to bang your head with hard rock duo Dead Army and Trigmigestus at the Slice, Saturday, Jan, 21. There is a $10 cover for the show, which begins at 9 p.m.


The Owl Acoustic Lounge welcomes back country band the Misery Mountain Boys, Jan. 20.

 on Saturday, Jan. 21, Horizon will be playing all your favourites at Honkers Pub and host the open mic. beginning at 5 p.m.


 Tom Price will be playing classic country music at Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.


The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra  brings Intima II: Celebration Diversity, Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at Casa. The concert features clarinetist Joan Rogers and the Musaeus  String Quartet. Tickets are $35 adults, $10 children.

Every Thursday,  Midnight Channel will be playing some jazz music at the Nikka Yukko Japanese Gardens Bunka Centre. They will be switching to Sunday performances in February. Also in the jazz vein, l’omelette and Makiisma return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Jan. 21. Admission is by donation.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2023 14:44 )  
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