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Star Wars and much more this week

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It’s Star Wars weekend , locally that means there is plenty of fun planned — both Star Wars and non Star Wars related.
 The Children’s Festival at Exhibition park features plenty of family friendly Star Wars themed activities in addition to booths, rides, laser tag, dog shows, costumed characters, food trucks and much more on MaMegan Wittig is among the performers at a fundraising cabaret for the Centric Music Festival, May 4 at Lethbridge Lodge. Photo by Richard Ameryy 4 and 5 at Exhibition Park. Admission is five dollars at the gate.

Local rock band Biloxi Parish and pop / keyboardist Vandendool play a May The Fourth show at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 4. Admission is by donation, no word on if they will be playing any music from Star Wars.
Local roots country band Rancho Deluxe make a long awaited return to the Slice, May 4 as well with Steve William Foord. Admission is $10 for that show.

 It’s starting to feel like summer which means there will be lots going on at Galt Gardens.

 One popular festival in the Gardens is classical music festival, the Centric  Festival.

Organizers are holding a fundraising cabaret, May 4 at  the Lethbridge Lodge with Erinn Evdokimoff-Roberts, Megan Wittig, Tony Zappone and pianist Zain Solinski performing the music of Piaf, Britten, Weil, Bolcom and more. Tickets are $60. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Yuk Yuks Comedy returns to Average Joes, May 4 with comedians Scott Dumas and opener Brett Forte and host Randy Webb. The laughs begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the show. More laughs are at Club Lime on Monday, May 7 as comedy duo Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice best known as Kenny vs. Spenny perform beginning at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $29.95 pre sale, $37.50 general and $95 for a meet and greet.

 The other big weekend celebration is Cinco Demayo, so there are a couple of big shows planned to celebrate featuring Latin music. Average Joes features a Mexican feast, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m. and live music by Anthony Bobadilla and DJ Tizio. Tickets are $21. Dinner is at 7 p.m.
Rigo the Latino returns to the Mocha Cabana for Cinco De Mayo.

 Blues rock fans won’t want to miss George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the Enmax Centre. He is touring in support of his new Cd “Party of One.” Tickets are $68 and $78
 Damon Fowler opens the show at 7:30 p.m.

 For people looking to get a little weird, local post punk/art rock band Body Lens release their new CD with Calgary’s Janitor Scum and Grand Prairie’s Postnamers and local duo Object-option at the Slice. Admission is $10.

 Over at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 5, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan based alternative rock/post punk/noise rock duo the FAPs return to support their new CD “Grimelda.”

 They will be joined by local bands W.I.T.S. and Mombod. Admission is by donation.

On Monday, The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Youth and Fireworks at Southminster United Church, at 7:30 p.m. They will feature 2016 Young artist winner, violinist Yan Li. Selections include George Frideric Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks; Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 1 in D and Antonín Dvořák Symphony No 8

Toronto based pop  quartet Weaves kick off a busy May for the Geomatic Attic on Tuesday, May 8. They are touring in support of their latest CD “Wide Open.” Tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30 at the door. The show begins at 8 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 May 2018 12:39 )  
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