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Christmas, country, classical, comedy and Celtic music this week

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November winds down with a mix of classical music and country roots music.The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra kicks the week off on Monday, Nov. 21 with one of three concerts.

There is a triple play at Southminster United Church as The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and Opus 3 ( Airdrie Ignas, violin; Christine Bootland, cello; John-Paul Ksiazek, piano) perform Schultz - The Path to Grace (7'); Beethoven - Triple Concerto (35') and Brahms - Symphony No. 3 (35').


 The music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$80. The Symphony features Kids Choir, Nov. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. each night.

 Also for classical music, the University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra are performing  at the University Theatre, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Red Hot Hayseeds return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery

 Across the coulee, Luke James Bruce hosts  the Monday night open mic at Mojo’s Pub, Nov. 21.


The Owl Acoustic lounge features the first of many roots shows as Amy Nelson and  Ryan McNally host their Tuesday night open mic, Nov. 22.

Explore  Toronto’s  early ’80s roots and punk scene with  John Borra and special guest Emily Triggs playing the Slice on Tuesday,  Nov. 22. Borra has just released   a new CD “Cassettes’ in Common” featuring some obscurities from the scene.


Teri Petz hosts the Owl Acoustic Lounge’s monthly poetry open mic on Wednesday

The Slice has their open mic on Wednesday as well.


The Mark Hall band return to Honkers Pub to host their open mic on Friday, Nov. 25. the John and Scott Band host the Saturday afternoon open mic beginning at 5 p.m.


For country music, the Red Hot Hayseeds are swinging on the Owl Acoustic Lounge stage, Nov. 25 with their unique blend of Western Swing, folk and country music. Will Burghardt will be opening the show at 8 p.m.


There are a couple of big blues and folk shows on Saturday.


The Lethbridge Folk Club welcomes Calgary Celtic band My Son Ted,  formerly known as Tir na n’Og to the Lethbridge College Cave. The six-piece band play a variety of original and traditional Celtic - folk songs. Local classical guitarist  Dale Ketcheson will be opening the show.

Tickets are $35. Members get a five dollar rebate at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door.

Get ready to move you feet with the  Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Society , Saturday, Nov. 26, who bring in Alberta Latin music quartet Montuno West, consisting of members of Latin -jazz music stalwarts Cumako and Bomba.

 Admission is $10 adults, five dollars for students.

 The music begins at 8 p.m.


The Decadent Phase return to the Slice with their own blend of ’60s and ’70s style country rock and psychedelic rock music. The Wicked Grins will be opening the show. For more upbeat country, Brayden King will be playing Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday.


The Slice features the Calgary Cabaret Burlesque cabaret, Saturday, Nov. 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 with valid student ID.

Theatre Outré  gets into the Christmas spirit, Nov. 25 and 26 with a special Quaint , Quirky and Christmas cabaret. at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $28.25 adults, $22.25 students.


There is plenty of comedy this week.

 Get ready to laugh as Nova Scotia born comedian Ron James returns to Lethbridge for two shows at the Yates Theatre, Nov. 22 and 23  as part of his Back Where  I Belong tour.

 Tickets  are $77. The laughs begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.


 Yuk Yuks Comedy returns to the Canadian Brewhouse on Friday, nov. 25 with host Brittany Lyseng. Tickets are $20 for the show which begins at 8 p.m.

 Ed Hill returns to Good Times, Nov. 25 and 26. Tickets are $22.23. The show begins at 8 p.m.


It just isn’t Christmas without the nutcracker. Jeunesse Classic Ballet Society brings Tchaikovsky’s popular Yuletide ballet to the Yates Theatre, Nov. 25-27. There are performances at 7:30 P.m. Nov. 25 and 26, plus matinees at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 26 and 27. Tickets are $18. 25- $30

Early next week, Tom Jackson helps get you into the Christmas spirit with Stories, Songs and Santa Causes with Tom McKillip at the Enmax Centre, Tuesday, Nov. 29. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $62 and $74.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 November 2022 15:37 )  
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