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This week already sounds a lot like Christmas

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It‘s already looking a lot like Christmas and I’m not talking about the snow and cold weather.

Biloxi Parish return to the Slice, Dec. 2. Photo by RichardAmery

 This week features two big Christmas concerts at the Enmax Centre.


Tonight, Nov. 29, Tom Jackson, And Tom McKillip  brings  Stories, Songs and Santa Causes to the Enmax Centre to raise money for local charities. Tickets are $63 and $74, The Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Quebec born, Medicine Hat raised Country singer Terri Clark brings her first Christmas show to the Enmax Centre,Thursday  Dec. 1. Tickets are $59 and $71. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

 The Amy Bishop Christmas Special is at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod, Dec. 2. Tickets are $25. Tickets are $35.


The Lethbridge Community Band’s 29th annual Mayor’s Christmas Concert is Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The Lethbridge Silver and Gold bands will be performing with special guests the Alegre Choir directed by Kathy Matkin-Clapton . Admission is $15 for adults. As always, the event is a fundraiser for the Lethbridge Food bank and Interfaith Food bank.


 Global drums is also getting in on the Christmas action as they bring A Heavy Metal Christmas  at the university of Lethbridge Theatre , Friday, Dec. 2.This year's concert features the Zimbabwe Marimba Band, plus the Brazilian Samba, Steel Bands, Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Percussion Ensemble. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and Alumni and $12 students and children.


On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Collaborative Ensemble Concert will be in the university  Recital hall at 7:30 p.m.


Also Dec. 2, the Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival society present  the Johnny Summers Christmas Special at Southminster United Church. Summer is  a multi-instrumentalist, trumpeter, arranger, vocalist and composer who o brings his talents to the post of director of the Calgary jazz Orchestra.The show begins at 7 p.m.  Admission is free for those under 18, $10 students and Seniors and $20 for adults.

A little later in the month TJ Waltho , Aaron Trozzo, Paul Holden and Brad Brouwer bring their annual Charlie Brown Christmas and A Ventures Christmas to  several local venues beginning with an early show at Spectrum Ale , Dec 17. They will be at the Owl Acoustic Lounge that night and they will be at the Slice, Dec. 22.


Also looking ahead, The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society presents Shakespeare meets Dickens at Casa, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Christmas show to several local venues including an early show at Spectrum Ale, Dec. 17 and at the Owl Acoustic Lounge later that night. They will be at the Slice, Dec. 22.


If it’s too early to think about Christmas, then get ready to rock this week.

The Owl Acoustic lounge’s weekly open mic is tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 29.

 Paul Holden and James Oldenburg return to the Watertower Grill to play some jazz music,  Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The Geomatic Attic winds up as busy November, Nov.30 with folk rock musician Jesse Roper who is touring in support of his new single “Right Now” which he recorded with Juno Award winning producer  Gus van Go. Van Go has worked with The Stills, Whitehorse, Arkells, the Trews and Sam Roberts. Roper sounds like a blend of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and  The Dave Matthews band.

Tickets are $35 and $37.50. The show begins at 8 p.m.


 The Slice rocks out November with an open mic on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

 Theoretically Brewing opens December with a Celtic Jam featuring Celtic Routes, Dec. 1 from 7-9 p.m.


If you want to rock in December, Hell Diablo and Andy Vaughan and the Bad Ideas rock the Owl Acoustic Lounge, on Thursday, Dec. 1.

 Admission is by donation.


Biloxi Parish plus Waterfront and metal core band Gutter King rock the Slice stage, Dec. 2. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Local modern rock band Dead Army return to the Slice, Dec. 3. 


Over at Honkers Pub, Luke James Bruce hosts Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday. Dec. 2. JDs return to host Honkers Pub’s open mic on Saturday, Dec. 3.

 The Mark Hall band return to rock Casino Lethbridge  country style, Dec. 2 and 3.


On a more country note, Tyson Ray Borsboom and local blues musician Eric Braun play Bread, Milk and Honey, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8  p.m.


For comedy, it’s Ladies nIght at Good Times, Dec. 1 with  Nina Wilder, Mollie Risa and host Megan Windle.


Hamilton Comedian Jason Allen returns to Good Times, Friday, Dec. 2 for a one night only show. Tickets are $19.95. The show begins at 8 p.m.

 Drunk Improv returns to Didi’s Playhaus˘ Drunk Impromptu Holi-Craze Edition begins at 7 p.m., Dec. 3. Admission is pay what you can.

— by Richard Amery,. L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 November 2022 09:56 )  
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