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Shakespeare in the Park dominates slower week due to South Country Fair

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With the two main live music venues being closed for South South Country fair and most of the music loving audience at the Fair, the pickings are pretty slim.Shakespeare in the Park performs all over Southern Alberta this week. Photo by Richard Amery
Shakespeare in the Park has the busiest week of their run of Macbeth.

 There will be a special evening of excerpts plus stories, song and lot of fun at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Wednesday, July 17.  The witches/fates  Kayla Turnbull, Megan Fennell and Anastasia Sicieac will be performing some Kabuki style scenes, and there will be songs and music performed by Stephanie Savage, Chris Kyle Peterson, Kaylee Joynson, Chelsey Fitzsimmons, Kayla Turnbull and Keith (MacDuff) Miller playing ukulele.
 The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

 There will be regular performances of Macbeth in Galt Gardens, at 7 p.m., July 18 and 19 and the troupe hits the road to play the Coutts Arts Centre in Nanton at noon on Sunday, July  21.
 The Slice closes Wednesday for South Country Fair so there is no open mic on Thursday and the Owl Acoustic Lounge is closed July 19 and 20. The Owl Acoustic Lounge re-opens, July 22 with the Country Casanovas hosting their usual Monday open mic.

 The Slice reopens on Monday, July 23 with a special performance by Tennyson King and local singer songwriter Max Hopkins.
 For comedy, Vancouver comedian  Andrew Packer performs  two shows at Good Times, July 20 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. He is host and creator of the Jokes N Tokes Comedy show in Vancouver and  hosts the Joker Broker Podcast.
 Tickets are $10.

 Casino Lethbridge brings back country band Ryerson Road, July 19 and 20.
 And High River country musician Bruce Peterson plays a  couple of solo shows at the Water Tower Grill on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Where he will be playing hits of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.


 The South Country Fair has an eclectic line up.
 They open strong on Friday, July 19 with performances by India folk fusion ensemble Gagnes Delta, Leeroy Stagger and Rebeltone Sound, Edmonton blues/jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee and Calgary rockabilly band Peter and the Wolves, New York City blues/ soul band Revel in Dimes finish the night at 12:45 a.m.
 The fun continues with a variety of performers all day Saturday plus hoop dancing, workshops, acrobats and more. The South stage features Abigail Lapell, Ryland Moranz, Calgary country singer Tom Phillips, roots rockers Jack Garton and Demon Squadron and a long awaited return of Celtic rock band Captain Tractor winding things up at 12:30 a.m.
 The East Stage opens with Calgary Singer songwriter Tara Warburton, Rancho Deluxe, R and B/ Folk musician J(c)ozy and Edmonton’s Bad Buddy featuring Alex Vissia, who often plays Lethbridge on her ow.
 Even Sunday will be amazing beginning with  World/ Latin musicians Los Pachamamay Flor Amargo, leaf Rapids featuring Keri Latimer who used to be in popular folk rock band Nathan, a cool family themed workshop with Captain Tractor, Gillian and Ryland Moranz and Leeroy Stagger winding up the South Stage at 4:45.
 The East Stage features Nasti Weather and the False Predictions, Erin Kay, another cool workshop with Petunia, Howlin Pete Cormier from Peter and the Wolves as well as Blue Moon Marquee.
A weekend pass is $116.94 advance, Student Senior Weekend pass advance $105.86; General Friday Pass $60 ; General Saturday evening pass $60; Saturday afternoon pass $40; Sunday Afternoon pass  $40; Saturday All day pass $75 Student senior Friday evening pass $60, Senior Student Evening pass Saturday $60 Student Senior Saturday afternoon pass $0 Student Senior Sunday afternoon pass $40;Student Senior  all day pass $70.

Also out of town, get medieval this weekend with the Windy Casle Medeival Faire, happening July 20 and 21 at their new location at the corner of Highway 4 and Twownship Road 7-4, 12 minutes south of Lethbridge. There will be a lot of fun for the whole family including the Vestrheim Vikings, jousting, axe throwing,  magician Lothar  Malmberg, Cirque Sensations Aerial  acrobats, arrow tag, a a medieval feast, storyteller Calum Lycan, the Kingdom of  Avacal society for creative  anachronism and much more. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youths and free for Children 10 and under.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:48 )  
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