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New Years Eve and much more coming up

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Most things are closed for Christmas, so take some time and celebrate with your families. Then get ready to ring in 2020.Sean Brewer shares the stage with Rancho Deluxe, Dec. 28. Photo by Richard Amery
 If you want to do something with  your family or just get away from them, there are a lot of options.
 Tyler Bird’s local alternative rock/alt country band Queen of the Worms play their annual winter show, Dec. 27 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge
 This time they are releasing a new CD, Dec. 27. Dark Wrangler will be opening. Admission is by donation.

Fawns plays the Slice in a big local show, Dec. 27 . The Cayley and Biloxi Parish are also on the bill. So don’t miss three of Lethbridge’s most exciting new bands.
Local rock band The Bamboo Guppies return to Casino Lethbridge, Dec. 27 and 28. Unfortunately Mombod cancelled their pre new-year’s eve  party, Dec. 28 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. Instead, The Owl Acoustic Lounge features Facecut, Taylor Ackerman’s Global Acid Reset and Ghost Woman performing, Dec. 28. Admission is by donation.

However Rancho Deluxe play the Slice, Dec. 28 with Sean Brewer from The Uncas and Tallest to Shortest.

Just down the road at McLennans in Coaldale, local rock band Good Time Charlie  will be playing for the Kinsman Harley raffle announcement, Dec. 28.
The Trippy Hippys play the Bavura Brunch  at the old Firehall, Dec. 29.

New years is in the middle of the week, so Teri Petz’s monthly poetry open mic at the Owl Acoustic Lounge has been moved to Monday, Dec. 30.
 That sets the stage for New Year’s Eve parties. There is music for everyone on Tuesday.

Dale Ketcheson will be playing the Mocha Cabana, on new year’s Eve from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Band of Brothers will be playing the 1010 Pub for New year‘s Eve. The band begins at 9 p.m. There is a  $10 cover for the show. A little later The 1010 features  Balkan Party 4, Jan. 4 featuring  Jalina Marinkov, Ivan Filipovic and Renato Henc performing beginning at  8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for that show.

 Adequate brings the funk and the noise for their annual New Year’s Eve party at the Owl, Dec. 31. So get ready to get funky. There is no cover for that show. The Slice celebrates their inner ’80s child with numerous local musicians including Bridgette Yarwood, Candee Burke,James Swinney, Raz Bruce, Mark Hall, Braeden Rouse, Keilan Hakstol, Sarah Wright, Ian Morrice, Tyler Vanden Dool revisiting their favourite ’80s hits.

Pop’s Pub west has a surprise. Ali Hawkins returns to play New Year’s Eve with 90s rock and pop quartet Uncovered. There is no cover for that show either.

Local blues rock band the Steve Keenan band play the Average Joes, for New Year’s Eve beginning around 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
 over on the west side, Cal Toth will be presenting his duelling pianos show at Mojos Pub at 8 p.m. Tickets for that show are $25.
He will be all warmed up because he will also be playing dinner music at the Coast , one of many pricier shows featuring a banquet. Toth is at the Coast at 6 p.m. during a five course LA Chefs custom menu beginning at 6 p.m.

 After that winds up, the Chevelles will rock you into the new year. Tickets are $85.

 It seems obvious to bring back swing music for the ’20s, so that is exactly what Swing Bridge Dance club are doing at their home base 418 13th St N.  Dance the night away with the Lethbridge Little Big Band. If you don’t know how to swing dance, this is a super opportunity to learn how. There will be a dance lesson at 8  p.m.. The live music is at 9 and there will be  food and drink and all sorts of fun winding up with a champagne  lunch at midnight. Admission is $50 per person or a VIP bundle at $65.
If you’re feeling in the mood for Italian, the Italian Canadian Club features lots of food and music by the Bamboo Guppies. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50.
Hippodrome holds court for new year’s Eve again at Casino Lethbridge. There will be a dinner buffet at 7 p.m. with the band beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $74.95.

 The major hotels have more expensive events.
 Go country with Trevor Panczak and Rough Stock at the Signature Sandman downtown.
 There will be a prime rib buffet at 7:30 p.m., with the music beginning at 9:30 p.m. A midnight lunch and champagne will follow at midnight . Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $99.99.
Didi’s Playhaus features a New year’s Eve Panti Raid beginning at 10 p.m. if you just want to dance. There is no cover though you have to be a member to attend.

There is comedy aplenty in the next couple of weeks. Good Times celebrates a year of bringing live comedy to Lethbridge with a double blast of New York born comedian Mike Dambra.
 Dambra plays two shows on Jan 3 at 7 p.m and 9:3- p.m. on Jan. 30 as well as Jan. 4. Tickets are $20.
 High River born, Calgary based comedian Noor Kidwai  who has appeared on Sirius satellite radio and  CBC, makes you laugh, Dec. 28 with two shows on Dec. 28 at 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m.. Tickets are $10.
 The fun doesn’t stop there. Prairie Huckster play roots and folk at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Jan 3.
 A couple of talented new local bands put a modern twist on the old bands as bands concept at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Jan 4. Bands as bands: Toronto 2005 features Joshua Beebe and the Forest Orchestra as Arcade Fire, Fawns as Death From Above 1979, Bailey Kate and her band as Feist and  Bretton Lee John as the Rural Alberta Advantage. Admission is by donation.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 December 2019 17:24 )  
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