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Eclectic week includes Lethbridge Symphony Kids Choir, U of L talent, laughs and rock and roll

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The Geomatic Attic winds up their winter season with two excellent shows happening  in the first week of December.
 Unfortunately the annual visit by the Highway 3 Roots Revue featuring Leeroy Stagger, John Wort Hannam and Dave McCann has sold out their, Dec. 1 show at the Geomatic Attic. However if you are in the mood for the blues, don’t miss Suzie Vinnick and MonkeyJunk’s Tony D, who return to the Geomatic Attic, Monday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $32.50 for the show, which begins at 8 p.m.John Wort Hannam, Dave McCann and Leeroy Stagger’s Highway 3 Roots revue show is sold out this year. Photo by Richard Amery

There will be plenty of laughs on Wednesday, Nov, 29 as the Owl Acoustic Lounge hosts their monthly stand-up comedy open mic.
 On the other hand get the kids interested in classical music with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra who host their eighth annual Kids Choir performance, Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 . There are two shows at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night. To date,  over 250 choirs and 10,000 students have performed in the event. Tickets are $6.

If you want to rock, Winnipeg folk pop band Alone I Walk return to the Slice, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. Local pop punk band Friends Over Fame, Tanner Cyr and Cam Langhofer will be joining them. Admission is $10.
 The weekend features some interesting events.

 The Galt Museum features First Nations poetry, Dec. 1. The World Is A Wound features poet Billy Ray Belcourt who examines how Indigenous people cope with pain of the past while not losing hope for the future. he will be joined by Jeff Godin and Ryan Crosschild. There is no cover for the event.

Norwegian Blue Records brings back Bands are Bands to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 1. New local band MTBC will be performing as the Pixies. Local duo Cope and Ryland Moranz will be Blink-182 and Sparkle Blood will perform as the White Stripes.
 There is no cover for the event.

 There is also no cover for a special AES (U of L Audio Engineering Society) Fundraiser at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. There will be raffles, door prizes and performances from Tyler VandenDool, classical guitarist Fei Fei Du, Jane Doe,  Ashley Young and Sydeshow.

 Popular Calgary indie rock band the Ashley Hundred return to the Slice, Dec. 1 as well.

 For something a little different, Club Didi’s improvised soap opera Starship  Gammorah was grounded last month due to bad weather, but it takes flight again at Club Didi, Dec. 1. It takes off at 9 p.m. there is a $10 cover.
 Also in the comedy vein, Yuk Yuks Comedy returns to Average Joes, Dec. 1 with  Brittany Lyseng, Mike Lynch and host Randy Webb. The laughs begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the show.

The University of Lethbridge features a couple of excellent shows showing off their talented students this week. On Nov. 28, the U of L Wind Orchestra performs at the University Theatre. Global Drums play a big show at the University of Lethbridge, Dec. 1. They will be playing music from all over the world. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
The U of L Singers perform a variety of musical styles at the University Theatre, Dec. 2. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for U of L shows are $20 regular, $15 seniors and alumni and $12 for students.
 And blues fans won’t want to miss the Steve Keenan Band at Casino Lethbridge, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.

 Folk fans will want to catch local folk/ country duo the Crooked Creek Warblers aka Chris Drew and Gabriel Thaine play the Slice, Dec. 2.

And it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. New West Theatre puts on the second of three shows in a month with Christmas Memories, Nov, 30-Dec. 2.
The production, a collaboration with the Lethbridge Big Band, takes place at the Multi-Cultural Centre (421 6 ave S). It is a throwback to the Christmas variety TV specials of yore. It takes place at 7:30 each night.

If you want to join Playgoers of Lethbridge on stage in February, auditions for their upcoming February dinner theatre, Derek Benfield’s  British comedy “Beyond a Joke,” are Nov. 28 and 28 at 7 p.m. at Casa.
“Beyond a Joke” will run at the Italian Canadian Club, Feb. 6-10.
 Tonight, Saskatoon indie rock trio Close Talker rock the Slice with the Silkstones. And the University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra performs at the University Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 regular, $15 for seniors and alumni and $12 for students.

 In addition to the regular open mics around town, KCs Pub in Coaldale also has an open mic at  3 p.m. on Dec. 3.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 December 2017 15:00 )  
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