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Eclectic week of laughter and alternative rock

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An interesting week of entertainment begins on Wednesday, Oct. 20 with a fascinating couple of shows.Outrun the arrow play an intimate unplugged show at Plum this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 If you like classic rock, singer songwriters and vocal harmonies, join Lunch at Allens at the Yates Theatre, Oct. 9. The quartet features the many hits of Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and country siren Cindy Church. They play on each other’s songs and perform their own together.
Lunch at Allen’s performs at the Yates Centre, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $45.

 A little later on the same night, Oct. 19, Ottawa based nerd-rock  trio Double Experience share their love for heavy metal and pop culture with Attainable Records where they will be playing with local stoner rock band Rainbow Patrol and Field Holler.
The show begins at 8 p.m.
 There is a $10 cover.

On Oct. 20, Lethbridge welcomes back Canadian songwriting legend Fred Eaglesmith playing an intimate show at the Geomatic Attic with frequent collaborator Tif Ginn. Eaglesmith has penned a number of hits covered by other artists like “Time To Get a Gun,” “49 Tons” and “ Freight Train.”
 His most recent CD is the ’60s rock inspired “Tambourine.”
 The show begins at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $32.50 plus fees.

Local hard rock band Outrun the Arrow plays an intimate unplugged show, Oct. 21 at Plum. There is an 8 p.m. start time.

 If you want to laugh, laugh for a good cause as Ten Rotarians and a microphone will be cracking wise at Average Joes all night long to raise money for the Lethbridge Rotary Club of Mosaic. Trevor Brown, David Gabert, Leah  Dormaar, Jerry Firth, Dorothy Graham,  Catherine Hunt, Bev Lanz, John Pogorzelzki and Gwen Rowley will be performing. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. You can also get your chuckle on at Club Didi where they will host the Yo Mamma freestyle comedy battle, Oct. 22 with members of the Drama Nutz. There are two shows— 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.. Admission is five dollars for each show or eight for both.


Average Joes features another big event, Oct, 22  as Scotchtoberfest VII features Battered Tatties and the Lethbridge Firefighters Pipes and drums. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door for the show, which begins at 8:30 p.m.
 If you like a little blues and a touch of jazz in your life, Calgary blues rock band Double Fuzz plays the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 21.
They feature Edmonton based blues/ gypsy jazz musician Billie Zizi on Oct. 22.

And the Owl Acoustic Lounge features Saskatoon singer/songwriter Zachary Lucky for their open mic, Oct. 24. he is touring in support of his CD “Everywhere a Man Can Be.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge features a heavy show on Tuesday, Oct. 24 with Edmonton based sludge rockers Black Mastiff and London based Bad Guys.
 Last but not least, the Lethbridge Community Band features a great show on Sunday, Oct. 23.
“Our Cable Experience- A Tribute to Howard Cable” is as tribute concert for late, great Canadian music legend Howard Cable. The Lethbridge Community Gold Band, Bridge Brass Quintet, University of Lethbridge Singers, University of Conservatory Youth Choir, Margaret Mezei and Anna McBryan will be playing his music.
The concert is at the Yates Theatre from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Down the road, The Empress Theatre hosts the Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree’s Gospel Sounds of Fall presentation of Three Hills gospel group the Singing Hills, who have released over 12 albums and Fort Macleod’s own Pete & the Re-Petes, Oct. 21.
 The event is a fundraiser for Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree’s Gospel Sounds of Fall’s annual gospel jamboree in July in Granum.
 Tickets for the fundraiser are $27.50. The show begins at 7 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:45 )  
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