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A lot of laughter and plenty of plays this week

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It’s all about dramatic arts this week. Quaint, Quirky and Queer winds up this week with multiple presentations of Improvised drama comedy  No Way Out.

Playgoers of Lethbridge has a busy weekend planned  as they showcase some of Southern Alberta’s best arts for A Taste of the Arts 100th Anniversary Festival. There will be music and drama happening all  over the Yates Theatre and Sterndale Bennett Theatre, April 21 and 22.  There is a little bit of everything.

If you missed the One Act Play Festival over Easter weekend, all three Taber Players  presentation\s will be returning. “The Break Up” is at  4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, The winner Alternative Accommodation is  Friday at 6:45 and a Dog’s life is at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday. And the Lethbridge Shakespeare performance Society will  be performing excerpts from some of their favourites, Friday at 8:30 p.m.


 Playgoers favourite Priscilla Pringles’ Predicament is  Saturday at 7 p.m. performed by Lethbridge Musical Theatre.

 There will be Metis jigging, jazz music, Rufus the Mime and children’s music and much more.

 The Yates  Theatre will be busy as  they also host comedian Brent Butt on Sunday, April 23. Unfortunately tickets are sold out for the show.  Adam Ruby will be making you laugh at  the Onion on Saturday. Tickets are  $20 at the door, $15 in advance.


Annie -Jo Lee in A Dog’s Life, which will be part of  A Taste of Arts this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery

 Juan Forno brings the laughter to Good Times Friday and Saturday.

 Things begin with the opening ceremonies and plaque unveiling Friday at 5 p.m.


 The Yates Theatre hosts Chicks Tribute Gaslighter on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.


So You Think you Can comic returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Wednesday, April 19.


Drunk Queer Prov returns to Good Times, April 20.

But there is also a lot of music before that .


The Owl Acoustic Lounge’s Open mic is tonight.

 James Oldenburg and Paul Holden return to the Watertower Grill p to play some jazz music from 6-8 p.m.


 The Dark Wrangler aka Don Cassell hosts the Slice’s open mic on Wednesday, April 19.

The multi-talented Tyler Bird hosts  a reggae night at the Slice on Thursday, April 20.

 Celtic Routes return to Theoretically Brewing on Thursday, April 20 to deliver a toe tapping dose of Celtic music.


 The weekend  will be off the hook. There are a heap of events happening in addition to A Taste of the Arts.


 Luke James Bruce returns to Honkers Pub to host their open mic on Friday, April 21. Paul Kype hosts Honkers Open mic on Saturday, April 22.


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge hosts a fun night of pop punk tributes. Bands as bands features local bands playing  as Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Blondie and the Ramones. Admission is by donation.

The Slice features a psychedelic  tinged rock and roll with Rainbow Patrol and Calgary band Free the Cynics, April 21 . There is $10 cover.


 The Slice features alternative rock band Death by Misadventure performing a tribute to the Brian Jonestown Massacre on Saturday, April 21.

For the complete opposite to that, The lethbridge Symphony orchestra focuses on Female composers for intima III at Casa, Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Deanna Oye and  the Musaeus String Quartet will be  performing Tickets are $25 adults, $10 kids.

 The Lethbridge Folk Club also has a big show this weekend with multi-talented songwriter, composer playwright and director, James Gordon, who performs with opening act Read and Writes at the Lethbridge College Cave, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge brings back country musician Kevin Peters and the Burnt Edges  on Saturday, April 22. Local blues musician Eric Braun  opens the show.


 And that’s not all, get ready to laugh and drink with Hamilton funnyman B.A Johnston, who returns to The Owl Acoustic lounge on Tuesday, April 25. with Peace for bombs. Admission is by Donation.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 April 2023 20:50 )  
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