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Plenty of plays and fundraisers this week

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It is a relatively slower week for live music, however the theatre scene is hopping with two plays running this week.Gabriel Thaine and Friends  are playing a fundraiser for the Lethbridge Food Bank this week. Photo by Richard Amery
Hatrix theatre brings 12 Angry Jurors to the Nord Bridge Seniors Centre, Nov. 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. each night. The play, inspired by the hit 1957 movie, includes a lot of familiar faces as well as some valiant newcomers. Tickets are $15 from Blueprint Records. There is also a 2 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, Nov. 18.
 New West Theatre and Theatre Outré also premiere their new Canadian play Vigil, penned by Calgary playwright Morris Panych , Nov. 18 at the Trianon Gallery.
 It runs Nov. 15-25 at 7:30 p.m. each night. They also have a matinee on Saturday at 1 p.m., Nov. 18.


For live music, once again, things begin early in the week with a couple of excellent indie rock/ pop shows happening.
Moose Jaw musician Brodie Moniker of PandaCorn and Fancy Diamonds, stops by the Slice, Nov. 15 with  local  indie rock/ alternative rock band the Mormon Girls and Makiisma.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge welcomes back Phoenix raised pop/ indie folk musician R Ariel with local alternative rock duo Birch Barks and local hip hop collective ONTK and Calgary’s Pierre Mvono. The music begins at 8:30 pm. Admission is by donation.


 As usual there are a lot of open mics sprinkled throughout the week. Coulee brew has an open mic on Wednesday, Nov, 15. The Slice has their regular open mic on Thursday and Honker‘s Pub has their open mic on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge and Onion also have regular open mics on Monday nights.
 This week, the Owl Acoustic lounge hosts their family jam at 1:30 p.m, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18. Later on, Nov.18, blues band In Cahoots will take the stage.
Girls rock  the weekend at the Owl Acoustic Lounge as they welcome San Diego based post riot-grrl, noise pop band Soft Lions, plus local lo fi band Ground Sloth Orchestra and synth pop band W.I.T.S. performing on Friday, Nov, 17.
Calgary based soul rock trio Flowshine return to the Slice, Nov. 17 with local band Birch Barks.

Edmonton folk/ rock/blues/ indie rock band Kane Incognito play the Slice, Nov. 18. Elk Valley indie rock trio The Rock River Rebels are also on the bill. there isa $10 cover.
 I don’t want to say the C word, but Christmas is coming, which means, ’tis the season for fundraising concerts.
 Local funk rock trio Adequate funk up Average Joes for the Atom Tier 1 hockey team, Nov. 18. Admission is $10.
 And Gabriel Thaine and Friends have a big fundraising concert at the Gate for the Lethbridge Food bank, Nov. 18.
 Admission is $40. The concert begins at 7 p.m. $20 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Food Bank. Tickets are available at Blueprint.
The Geomatic Attic also has another big show in a month full of them.
 Winnipeg area roots/ country songwriter Del Barber makes a long awaited return to Lethbridge with his trio guitarist Grant Siemens and bassist Bernie Thiessen. Tickets are $32.50. Last year released an excellent CD of hockey songs called “the Puck Drops Here.” The show begins at 8 p.m.
There is also fun planned for early next week.
The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra explores Adventures in Film, Monday, Nov, 20 for their second concert of the season.
 The program includes symphonic works from the past 60 years of film including that of composers including John Williams, James Newton Howard, Hanz Zimmer and more. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$75.
Over at Casino Lethbridge, Uncovered will play all of your favourite hits, Friday and Saturday.
And start your week with a laugh as Connor Christmas and Brett Hutchinson present improv comedy at the University of Lethbridge Student’s Union Zoo beginning at 8 p.m.
And local alternative rock duo Cope and new local band MTBC ( Rob Cooper, Quint Viskup Garwin Poff and Silvana Campus)  perform  at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov 21.

 

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:15 )  
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