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St. Patrick’s Day in August and more this week

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Things slow downs a little bit this week, but not much.

Megan Brown will be performing an August St. Patrick's Day party with Junkman's Quire,Aug. 17 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. Photo by Richard Amery

 Things have been going non stop since the province reopened in July 1. So, with rain finally in the air, it’s a good as opportunity as any to take a quick breather.


Two summer theatrical presentations close this week.

 There are two more chances to catch The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society‘s tenth anniversary production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Galt Gardens.

 The show runs at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug.19 and Friday, Aug. 20.


 Andrew Legg, who also directed this summer’s production, will also be part of the last Trader Tales of the season, Friday, Aug. 20 at Fort Whoop up at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $45.


 But though the weekend is slower than it has been the fun starts tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 17 with St. Patrick’s Day at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, albeit 17 months late.


 The Junkman’s Quire usually host a hell of a St. Patrick’s Day Party, but like everything else, last year’s and this year’s was cancelled due to Covid.

 So the local jazz/ rock/folk/Celtic band have rescheduled St. Patrick’s Day for tonight, Aug. 17 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.


 It will be followed by the Owl’s usual weekly open mic.. The fun begins at 8:30- p.m.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge has also started a regular comedy competition.

Get a preview of host, comedian Noor Kidwai, who also performs at Good Times on Friday.

 Kidwai will host a night of comedy featuring Danika Robinson, Tanner Cyr, Joel Timms , Avery Joel Johnson and Oseremen Irete, who will be performing at Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug. 18 beginning at 9 p.m.

Edmonton comedian and wrestling fan Simon Glassman performs at Good Times on Aug. 21. He’ll performing at 7 p.m. and 9;30 p.m.. Tickets are $15.


 Also in the comedic vein, Impromptu’s Drunk Improv returns to a backyard near you on Saturday, Aug. 21.

 Tickets must be purchased in advance to get the address.



A couple concert series continue this week.

 Biloxi Parish will be performing in Rotary Square outside Casa, Thursday, Aug. 19 from 4-7 p.m.

 If the rain continues, the show will be moved to the Casa Community room.


 Biloxi parish frontman Zach Passey will be performing at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday with Bailey Kate at 9 p.m. Admission is by donation. 

 And Arts in the Park returns to the west side on Saturday.

 The show begins at 1 p.m. in Nicolas Sheran park with Moccasin Flats, followed by 

the jamani duo, Christina Fox, George Music Studios, String and Steel Duo and the Southern Alberta Tombone Collective winding things up at 4 p.m.

 There is no charge to attend.


21st Avenue have a Cd release party at the Owl Acoustic Lounge this week.

There some solid shows happening on the weekend.

 The Plaid Ramblers play Casino Lethbridge, Friday and Saturday beginnign at 8 p.m., Aug. 20 and 21.


 Adequate gets funky at the Slice, Aug. 20.

 And, if you missed local alternative rock/funk/ rock/ jam band 21st Avenue opening for Syryn at the Slice this past Saturday, catch their CD release party at the Owl Acoustic Lounge for their new cd “Form.”

 The music begins at 9:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.


The Mark Hall band and A Good Love will be playing the Slice on Saturday as well. 


If you missed The Steve Keenan band’s two performances on the weekend as I did, they will be part of Spectrum Ale Works’ three day birthday bash.

 Dueling pianos is sold out for Friday, Aug. 20.

 Adequate performs on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for that.

 And the Steve Keenan Band winds things up on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

— By Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 August 2021 09:27 )  
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