Mother’s Day Weekend Guide |


Friday, May 6, 2022

• It’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week

• It’s Youth Week in Penticton

• Vote for Princeton for Hockeyville, online voting takes place May 6 at 12:00 p.m. PT through May 7 at 2 p.m. only, vote online at:

• Penticton Comedy for Cause, featuring Chris Griffin, Sophia Johnson, Efthimios Nasiopoulos and Alex Mackenzie, Cleland Theater at Penticton Community Center, 8 p.m., 50% of all proceeds go to Critteraid, for tickets visit Eventbrite .ca or eclproductions. com, all ages are welcome, disclaimer: the show contains adult material

• Trombonissimo with The Flannel Contract, Clancy’s Pub, Grill and Pizza, 8:00 p.m., $5 entrance fee

• First Fridays with an open mic event hosted by Daryl O’Neil, Penticton Art Gallery, doors open at 7:30 p.m., event runs until 10:30 p.m., coffee, tea and cookies available by donation

• Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, May 5-15 at various locations, for tickets and event listings:

• Hoodoo Adventures presents Paddling Film Festival in support of the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society, 16 inspirational paddling films, including 11 festival winners, 8 p.m., Marina Way Park in Penticton, $10

• Youth Week Closing Party, Penticton Skate Park, 185 Riverside Drive, 3-7 p.m., family friendly, youth skating competition, walk-in tents from local organizations, free loot, BBQ hot dog presented by the Penticton Fire Department

• The Osoyoos & District Arts Council presents the Osoyoos Spring Festival. BC Country Music Association award winner Jackson Hollow at the Osoyoos Community Theater at 7:30 p.m.; $30, The Yule Brothers (indie rock), Osoyoos Elks Club, 7:30 p.m., $30, purchase online at

• Tempest Theater presents “Every Brilliant Thing,” by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donohue, directed by Kate Twa, starring Lucas Penner, 7:30 p.m., $35, for tickets visit:

• Friday night karaoke nights at Howling Coyote Pub and Grill, 6341 Main Street, Oliver, from 8 p.m.

• Fraternal Order of Eagles, Friday evening dinner, 5-7 p.m.

• Penticton Seniors Center presents an open eight-ball tournament, 9 a.m., Mah Jong int., 1 p.m.

• Penticton Elks Lodge presents a weekly acoustic jam session at 6:30 p.m.

• Fish and Chips, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40, 11:30 a.m., Karaoke with your host “Candie” at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40, 7:30 p.m.-closing

• Cascades Casino Penticton open daily, 10 am to midnight; 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays

• Currently playing at Landmark Cinemas: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (PG, 126 minutes); “Memory” (14A, 114 minutes); “The Villains” (G, 100 mins); “The unbearable weight of massive talent” (14A, 105 minutes); “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” (PG, 142 minutes); “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” (PG, 122 mins); “The Lost City” (PG, 112 minutes), for tickets and times:

Saturday, May 7, 2022

• Open week: Downtown Penticton Association Community Market, 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street and part of Front Street, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

• Penticton Farmers Market, 100 block of Main St., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• LocoLanding Adventure Park is open weekends, 11am-5pm (seven-day service begins after Victoria Day weekend)

• Turning Sadness to Smiles, free yoga on the beach with Royal International Ms. Canada Prairies 2022 and former Miss Penticton Princess Camelia Vokey, Skaha Lake Park Beach, near the Sundial, 2 p.m., by donation of non-perishable food for the food bank or monetary donations for Camelia’s father, who is starting a new life as a quadriplegic

• Tempest Theater presents “Every Brilliant Thing,” by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donohue, directed by Kate Twa, starring Lucas Penner, 7:30 p.m., $35 at:

• Pacific Coast Premier Men’s Soccer League action, Kamloops Rivers at Penticton Pinnacles, 2pm at King’s Park

• Opening Day 2022 at The Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Karaoke at the Barley Mill Pub and Sports Bistro, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

• Youth Week: Comic Stripping with Lindsay Peltz, Penticton Public Library, 1-2 pm, all supplies provided, open to ages 12-24, no experience required; Zine Binding Workshop, Penticton Public Library, 2 p.m.

• The South Okanagan Boundary Labor Council presents May Day, Working People in Our Community, Gyro Park in Penticton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a children’s zone, hot dogs, special guests, cakes, entertainment and community kiosks

• Michael Charles performs at the Dream Café, 8 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., $25, for tickets visit:

• Charity bottle drive, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at IGA in Summerland and Penticton, in support of animal organization C-DART, BC-SPCA and Penticton Regional Hospital

• Karaoke at the Barley Mill Pub and Sports Bistro, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

• Fraternal Order of Eagles, burgers and fries, 12pm-4pm; meat draw, 4 p.m.

• The Osoyoos & District Arts Council presents the Osoyoos Spring Festival. Jack Semple, Juno Award Winner, Osoyoos Sonora Center, 7:30 p.m., $30; Mad Jazz, Osoyoos Senior Centre, 7:30 p.m., $30, for tickets:

• Montreal Guitar Trio, sponsored by the South Okanagan Concert Society, in concert at the Frank Venables Theater in Oliver, 7:30 p.m., $27.50, for tickets visit or visit the box office

• Art Exhibit in Support of Oliver Crime Watch, Phantom Creek Estates, 4315 Black Sage Road in Oliver, 12-3 p.m.

• Penticton Garden Club Plant Sale, outside Valley First Credit Union at Penticton Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to noon, experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions

• The South Okanagan Concert Society presents The Montreal Guitar Trio, Frank Venables Theater in Oliver, 7:30 p.m., $27.50, for tickets: or purchase in person at the theater box office, Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40, Beef Baron’s Supper, cooked by Ed and Val Folk, 5 p.m., $12, music to follow with Candie Schmidt, 5:30-9 p.m.

• Monteverdi to Mozart with Tracy Fehr and Seraphim, a four-part acappella ensemble, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m., tickets are $30 and available on

• Penticton Elks Lodge, walk-in nursery, 10 a.m., IGA meat draw, 4 p.m., dinner, fried chicken, 5 p.m., live music with Gypsy, 6 p.m.

• Live music at Highway 97 Brewing, 200 Ellis Street, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,

• Razamataz (classic rock) at the Howling Coyote Pub, 6361 Main Street in Oliver, 8 p.m., no repeat

• The Met Opera: “Turandot” (G, 206 minutes), 9:55 a.m., Landmark Cinemas 7

Sunday, May 8, 2022

• Mothers’ Day

• Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, Highway 97 between Osoyoos and Oroville, Washington, 2-4 p.m., with talks, poems, songs, skits and other presentations, all welcome, an annual event since 1983 (minus COVID years)

• Mother’s Day Brunch at Penticton Lakeside Resort, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., elegant garden party brunch, market-style buffet in the Grand East Ballroom, $39.95 plus tax and gratuity (13 and over) , $18.95 (4 to 12 years old), children under 3 are free

• Penticton Senior’s Drop-In Centre, Mother’s Day Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

• Mother’s Day at Barley Mill Pub Bistro, brunch 11am-2pm, dinner and live music with one-course dinner, Tristan Telle performs 5:30-7:30pm

• Sunday Session with Justin Glibbery and Yanti at Backdoor Winery, 9752 Jones Flat Road in Summerland, 3-5pm

• Mother’s Day Tea, fundraiser for Ukraine, featuring jazz music by Saxxafrass, Summerland Community Center, 9710 Brown St., 2-3 p.m., $8 (individual) and $20 ( family), reserve a table: call Jim Redding at 250-200-0080

• WiL in concert at the Dream Cafe, 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., $32 for tickets:, for details and artist biography:

• LocoLanding Adventure Park is open weekends, 11am-5pm (seven-day service begins after Victoria Day weekend)

• The Darylectones perform at The Cannery Brewing Co., 198 Ellis Street, 5-7pm, no entrance fee

• Penticton Elks Lodge, breakfast, 10:00am-12:30pm, Grimms Meat Draw, 2:00pm, plus dog races and last man standing

• Folk-pop-country singer Mat Duffus performs at the Ye Olde Welcome Inn in Gallagher Lake, 4-7 p.m., free of charge

• Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40, Meat Draw, 2 p.m.

• Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sunday afternoon draw, 4 p.m.

• Rotary Club of Penticton Charity Meat Draw in aid of Pathways Addictions Centre, multiple chances to win, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Barley Mill Brew Pub

• BC-SPCA South Okanagan Similkameen Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1550 Main Street (the vacant lot in front of the Wholesale Club), every Sunday

• Survivorship Flea Market, 1397 Fairview Rd. (Northwest corner of Fairview and Duncan, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., all proceeds donated to local dragon boat team and breast cancer awareness

• Hoodoo Adventures open daily: bikes, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, climbing gym, visit:

Please send us your event details in point form (or with a poster) five days in advance. It is a free service. Our calendar operates on Tuesdays and Fridays. Email: [email protected]


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