Garden Club

Charlie Kozier, 12, helps his grandmother Marion Kozier dig up raspberry plants for the Penticton Garden Club’s plant sale, Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the Downtown Market at the corner of Main and Front Streets.

Thursday, May 18

• Rain City, The Dream Café, 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., $28, for tickets visit: thedreamcafe.ca

• Don Vappie & Jazz Creole, Venables Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $35, for tickets visit: venablestheatre.ca

• Miss Penticton Speech and Talent Evening, Cleland Community Theatre, 7 p.m., $20 (cash or cheque) at the door

• The Strange Beauty of Everyday Objects by Kathryn Gibson and Jacinta Ferrari, Leir House Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave., Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., exhibition closes May 27

• Penticton & District Community Arts Council drop-in, age 55 and older, Arty Aging with Alice Strohmaier, Leir House Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave.,10 a.m.-noon; $2, sing-a-long drop-in, 1:30-3 p.m., free

• Canadian Counsel of the Blind South Okanagan Chapter White Cane Club, Kiwanis building, 390 Brunswick Street, 1-3 p.m., for information call 778-622-2528 or email: lcyra2@gmail.com

• Acoustic jam, Penticton Elks Lodge, 7 p.m., bring your instruments

• Trivia Night at Summerland Sweets, 6-8 p.m.

• Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night, The Barley Mill Brew Pub, 7-9 p.m.

• Open Mic Night, Clancy’s Pub, Grill and Pizza, 7 p.m., new improved stage, house drum kit, guitar and bass amps

• Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present Celebrate the Fibre Arts, show opening, The Art Gallery of Osoyoos, 8713 Main Street, Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., show closes May 20

• Pizza day, Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre, 11 a.m., bingo, 1 p.m., doors open at 10 a.m., computer support, 1-2 p.m.

• Special sneak preview: Fast X, Landmark Cinemas, 7 p.m. and 10:10 p.m.

Friday, May 19

• Meadowlark Nature Festival, presented by Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance, first of four days, for tickets and list of tours visit: meadowlarkfestival.ca

• Ve Oh Lay Acres grand opening weekend, 5616 Simpson Road, Summerland, free petting farm, free admission all weekend, Tak-Oh Taco Truck, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• 100th anniversary Naramata May Day, soapbox races, 1 p.m., May Day family dance, school gymnasium 6-8 p.m., hosted by Naramata OAP

• Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour, South Okanagan Events Centre, 6 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., tickets range in price from $24-$95, plus tax and applicable service charges

• Penticton Bike Festival begins, Bike Show and Shine, Westminster Ave. E., between the Cannery Brewing Co. and Highway 97 Brewery, 6-9 p.m.

• Thrash Wrestling’s Rocking the Luso Volume 3, Luso Canadian Multicultural Society Hall, 135 Winnipeg Street, 7:30 p.m., $20 in advance from One Boardshop or ticketseller.ca, $25 at the door

• Karaoke, The Barley Mill Brew Pub, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

• Andrea Superstein, The Dream Café, 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., $40, for tickets: thedreamcafe.ca

• Fish and Chips, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 40, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., karaoke with Candie, 7:30 p.m.-close

• Penticton & District Community Arts Council drop-in, ages 16 and older, Sketch Book Club, connect, draw and laugh together, 220 Manor Park Ave., 6-8 p.m.

• Tai Chi, Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre, 10:30 a.m., TED Talks, 1 p.m.

• Now showing at Landmark Cinemas (May 19-25): Fast X (PG, 141 minutes); Blackberry (14A, 122 minutes); Book Club: The Next Chapter (PG, 107 minutes); Nefarious (14A, 97 minutes); Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 (PG, 149 minutes); Love Again (PG, 105 minutes); The Super Mario Bros. Movie (G, 92 minutes), for tickets: landmarkcinemas.com/showtimes/penticton

• Now playing at the Oliver Theatre: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, for showtimes: olivertheatre.ca

Saturday, May 20

• Meadowlark Nature Festival presents An Evening with Dr. Teresa Ryan Simhayetsk, who will discuss the Mother Tree project, Venables Theatre reception begins at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m., $50 (students are $30), visit: venablestheatre.ca or meadowlarkfestival.ca or call 250-492-5275

• Ve Oh Lay Acres grand opening weekend, 5616 Simpson Road, Summerland, free petting farm, free admission all weekend, petting farm and wine, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

• 81st annual Keremeos Elks Rodeo, 3010 River Road East, Keremeos, 1 p.m., $5 admission on Saturday

• Penticton Farmers Market, 100 block of Main Street, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., more than 40 vendors

• Opening Week: Downtown Community Market, 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street plus Front Street and Backstreet Blvd., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

• The Shabby Coachman, a retrospective celebrating artist Ralph Critchlow’s 90th birthday, presented by Summerland Community Arts Council, George Ryga Arts & Cultural Centre, 9525 Wharton Street, special opening reception 2-4 p.m.

• Penticton Garden Club plant sale, Penticton Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., perennials, annuals, drought tolerant plants, berry plants, vegetables and garden-related items (see above photo)

• 80’s Roller Skating Party, Oliver Roller Rink, 5-7 p.m., all ages, 7-9 p.m., adults, registration required in advance at: katie@oliverrecreation.ca

• Mat Duffus entertains, The Barley Mill Brew Pub outdoor patio, 6-9 p.m.

• Live music with “Gypsy,” Elks Lodge, 6:30 p.m., drop-in cribbage, 10 a.m., IGA meat draw, 4 p.m., dinner, 5:30 p.m.

• Comedy night, Patrick Maliha, The Dream Café, 7 p.m.

• Chair dance, Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre, 10 a.m., EZ line dance, 11 a.m.

• Young Guns Memorial, Penticton Speedway, 7 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m., featuring Canadian Supertrucks, dwarfs, hornets, street stocks and hit-to-pass, for tickets: pentictonspeedway.com

• Loco Landing Adventure Park is now open for the season, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., mini golf, go karts, ropes course, monkey motion, rock climbing, Badlands inflatable park; Lickity Splitz ice cream is also open, noon-5:30 p.m.

• SS Sicamous Marine Heritage Society Market and Barbecue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Penticton Bike Festival, group ride, 10 a.m., for details and location visit: bikepenticton.com

• Live from the Met: Don Giovanni (Mozart), Italian, 194 minutes, Landmark Cinemas, 9:55 a.m., for tickets: landmarkcinemas.com/showtimes/penticton

Sunday, May 21

• Meadowlark Nature Festival, presented by Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance, for tickets and list of tours visit: meadowlarkfestival.ca

• Ve Oh Lay Acres grand opening weekend, 5616 Simpson Road, Summerland, free petting farm, free admission all weekend, tacos and wine, 11 .m.-6 p.m.

• 81st annual Keremeos Elks Rodeo, 3010 River Road East, Keremeos, 1 p.m., Saturday and Monday admission is $15; Cowboy Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m.; Fireman’s Breakfast at Memorial Park, 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Cowboy Church, 9 a.m., Rodeo Grounds; BBQ rib supper at Memorial Park, 4:30-6 p.m., prepared by Keremeos Community Church, $15 (adults) and $8 (half size)

• ‘80s themed silent disco party, Bench 1775 Winery, 6-10 p.m.

• James Hay at Cannery Brewing Co., 5-7 p.m.

• The Yellow Brick Road Experience starring Andrew Johns and his eight-piece band the Jets which includes Julie Masi (from The Parachute Club), a tribute to Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Cleland Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $45.95 plus service charge, for tickets: valleyfirsttix.ca

• Penticton Bike Festival, Shaking off the Dust Enduro, one-up movie premier, Airplane Mode, visit: bikepenticton.com

• Gord’s Place featuring Gord McLaren with special guest Will Schlackl, The Barking Parrot patio, 4-7 p.m. **POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK DUE TO HOLIDAY WEEKEND

• Survivorship Flea Market, 1397 Fairview Road at Duncan Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., for breast cancer awareness

• 100th anniversary Naramata May Day, open house, Naramata Museum, 1-4 p.m., open to the public

• Spring Fibre Art Day, The Grist Mill in Keremeos, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, quilting, papercraft

• Young Guns Memorial, Penticton Speedway, 7 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m., featuring Canadian Supertrucks, dwarfs, hornets, street stocks and hit-to-pass, for tickets: pentictonspeedway.com

• Drop-In Roller Skating, Penticton Curling Club, 7-8 p.m., $10, skate rental not available

• BC-SPCA flea market, in front of Wholesale Club, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

• 3-ball tournament, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 40., 1 p.m.

Monday, May 22

• Victoria Day

• Penticton Vees celebration event, South Okanagan Events Centre plaza, outdoors, 4:30 p.m., all welcomed, wear blue

• Final day: Meadowlark Nature Festival, presented by Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance, for tickets and list of tours visit: meadowlarkfestival.ca

• Final day: 81st annual Keremeos Elks Rodeo, 3010 River Road East, Keremeos, 1 p.m., Saturday and Monday admission is $15; Fireman’s Breakfast at Memorial Park, 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

• Ve Oh Lay Acres grand opening weekend, 5616 Simpson Road, Summerland, free petting farm, free admission all weekend, Big Willys BBQ, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Penticton Bike Festival, final day featuring Pump Track Jam, 10 a.m., for details: bikepenticton.com

• American cribbage, Penticton Elks Lodge, 7 p.m., drop-in darts, 6:30 p.m.

• 100th anniversary Naramata May Day, children’s parade, 10:30 a.m. followed by Maypole Dance by Naramata Elementary School students at Manitou Park, decorated bike contest, traditional races, silver spoon race, tug-of-war, barbecue dinner and celebratory cake by the Old Age Pensioners

• Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 40, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23

• Open Mic with your host Will Schlackl, Highway 97 Brewing, 6-8 p.m.

• The Local Group with special guest Bobby Dove, The Dream Café, 8 p.m., for tickets: thedreamcafe.ca

• Chair yoga, Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre, 10 a.m., Tuesday lunch, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginner ukulele, 3:15 p.m.

• Open Mic hosts by Tristan Telle, The barley Mill, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24

• Opening Day: Lyse Deselliers: The Food We Grow, The Art Gallery Osoyoos, 8713 Main Street, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Okanagan Skaha School District 67, business committee meeting, 4 p.m., IMC building, 425 Jermyn Ave., Penticton, public welcomed

• South Okanagan Loss Society weekly conversations on loss and grief, Pathways Addictions Centre, 1-996 Main Street, 6:30 p.m.

• Begonia, The Dream Café, 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., $30, for tickets: thedreamcafe.ca

• Pilates, Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre, 10 a.m., ukulele, 6:30 p.m.

• RDOS adult and teen drop-in basketball, Naramata Public School, 6-8 p.m.

• Downtown Penticton BIA annual general meeting, Highway 97 Brewing Co., 5 p.m.