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Couleefest and Lethbridge Folk Club among the fun this week

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School is in full swing for the second week of September.B.A. Johnston returns to the Owl, Sept. 16. Photo by Richard Amery
 As usual that means there is a lot going on, but I’ll miss it as I’ll be in Vancouver performing a wedding.
 The Lethbridge Folk Club has a busy week.
They not only have their first open mic of the new season, Friday at 7 p.m. at casa, but they also have their first show of the season, Saturday, Sept. 14 . Winter Wilson visit the Lethbridge College Cave all the way from England to bring a Celtic party to your feet. Celtic Routes will be opening.
 Ticket prices remain the same for Lethbridge Folk Club shows— $30 for the first show including a $5 membership which is good for the rest of the year, After that  Concerts are $25 for members, $30 for invited guests, which includes the membership.
 Concerts start at 8 p.m. sharp.
 Also starting at 8 p.m. sharp is Shaela Miller’s Windy City Opry at the Slice on the second Wednesday of the month.
 This week, Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Opry features Sol James who blends  jazz, soul,  R and B and country music. There is a $10 cover for the show.
 Lethbridge College welcomes back students and the community with the third annual Couleefest, Sept. 14.

Lethbridge College welcomes students and the community to campus for the third annual Couleefest, Sept. 14 and in the process gives everybody a chance to not only hear some excellent music, but get a feel for everything the College has to offer.
 Live music will be happening on the Brighter Together Stage, with The Corey Hotline, 21st Avenue, Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction, and The Cayley performing from 1 -5 p.m.
 The Nova Scotiables play the stage at 5 p.m. during Kodiaks Happy hour and Leeroy Stagger winds things up at 6 p.m.
 There will also be plenty of interactive Lethbridge College program showcases. Plus a beer gardens.
 Local  musicians the Corey Hotline, 21st Avenue, the Cayley and Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction will perform throughout the day from 10-5 p.m.
The Nova Scotiables perform for Kodiak’s Hour from 5-6 p.m. during which there will be four dollar drink specials.There will also be prizes and contests for community members during happy hour. They have a big day of family fun and live music beginning at 1 p.m. culminating with headliner Leeroy Stagger, who plays at 6 p.m.
 The Steve Keenan band will be holding court blues style at Casino Lethbridge for the weekend.

The Slice rocks with newly minted Red Deer based stoner rock band stoner rock band Smoothsayer. They will be joined by Calgary’s Grim and  Medicine Hat grom band Tarot.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge has a weird show with Edmonton’s Jom Comyn, local alternative ambient rock band Ghost Woman  and local band Doug, Sept. 13.

 The Owl welcomes back the Silkstones’ Ryan Phillips and Joel Stretch, Sept. 14.
 Or you can get ready to dance with Latin Rev at the Slice. They will be playing a heap of Latin and Caribbean rhythms and much more. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
 That’s not all. Cal Toth brings dueling pianos back to Average Joes. with special guest Kate LaRoque, Sept. 13.
 there is laughter afoot at Good Times.
 They bring back roast battles, Sept 13 with defending champion Brian Dawydiuk and Lakshjit Gill will face off against six other comedians. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door for the show which begins at 9 p.m.
 The next night, Lethbridge welcomes back home grown comedian Mark McCue to make you laugh for two shows, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

 Early in the week, hilarity ensues, at at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Monday, Sept. 16 as local rappers Bomb Hugg open for  and Hamilton funnyman  B.A. Johnston. Admission is by donation.
 Also early in the week. Gabe Thaine’s High level Variety returns to the Slice on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
 While you’re at the s Slice, check out a new art show  by me, featuring  some of my favourite pics of  acts at the Slice from the past 10 years. A Slice of history runs through the first week of October,
 Casa opened new exhibits over the weekend as well  The new exhibits are Karen Campbells’ “My Lilac Shadow, Karla Mather-Cocks’ “Sins and Insecurities’” in the main gallery. In the concourse gallery, John Chief Calf and his students present Nitsokowaiksi. In the concourse showcase, Tanya Melnyk presents “Valleys and Views in Wax.” And the “The Ophelia Studies” by Alicia Barbieri and McKenzie  Bond-Holloway is in the passage gallery. They run Sept. 7-Oct. 19. Casa also features  Backyard Wilderness by Leila Armstrong  in the Digital Gallery and  Arianna Richardson’s  Hobby Shop in PROJECTspace.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:41 )  
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