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Poetry Open mic with Teri Petz
Wed, Apr 26


Time: 7-9 p.m.
Cover: by donation

Open Mic Poetry at the Owl Acoustic Lounge
with MC Teri Petz
Wednesday, June 22nd. 7-9:15 PM
606-3rd. Ave South, Lethbridge
Free admission
Showcasing local talents
Poets, bring your poems
For more info: 

 After Owl Poetry, stay for some of the finest traveling troubadours around!

Pay whatcha can!
Carolyn Mark:
Carolyn's Side of the Story...
I grew up on a dairy farm in Sicamous, BC with my Austrian father, my English mother and my Canadian brother. My father, an accomplished violinist, taught me how to play the piano when I was very young. He liked nothing better than to play duets with me for any visitors that happened by. Paying no heed to the musical tastes of the times or our guests, my father would perform for his hostages, launching into a favourite Dvorak or Chopin, poking me in the back with his bow if I appeared forgetful, shy or unenthused. Mortified, I longed for giant flames to eat the piano and my father.
I have since developed a more light-hearted relationship with music. My first band was The Vinaigrettes. We started as an all-girl foursome from Victoria and played together, in spite of a dizzying number of line-up changes, for seven years. We toured our pop - surf - punk - art - country - rock asses across Canada several times, but then, after a few years, Brigette, the smart one of the group, consulted an atlas and we started venturing South when we realized that Los Angeles was closer to Victoria than Edmonton - and the swimming was better! The Vinaigrettes recorded six albums, achieving a modest amount of obscurity, and broke up in 1998 due to "nervous indifference" and "creative exhaustion," vowing to "sue the industry for abandonment," and leaving dozens of fans mildly disappointed.
Exhausted and emotionally crushed by the failure of my first band and the ensuing two year bender, I attempted to find solace in the rehearsal spaces of other bands such as: Hat Head, The Fixin's, The Show Business Giants, The Metronome Cowboys, The Corn Sisters (a duo with label-mate Miss Neko Case), Monster Tweety, and Klugman. But eventually, while hiding under the bed at one of our neverending house parties, I decided to use my own name when I played. So far it's been a good idea - I'm not married to any one style of music, I can play solo or with a band depending on the money or my mood, and it's almost impossible for me to break up with myself. Those curious about my "sound" will just have to listen to the record I guess. If you are a newspaper sort who doesn't know what to say, I've never had a problem with the words "lovely and talented." Thank-you and goodnight.
Kris Demeanor:
Kris Demeanor is a Canadian poet, musician and actor, who received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards for his performance in the film The Valley Below.
Prior to his performance in the film, Demeanor worked primarily as a musician and poet, releasing six CDs and serving a term as poet laureate of Calgary, Alberta from 2012 to 2014. His song "I Have Seen the Future" formed the basis of Cam Christiansen's animated film of the same name, which was named to the Toronto International Film Festival's year-end Canada's Top Ten list in 2007.
In 2021 he appeared in Range Roads, the second film by The Valley Below director Kyle Thomas. 


Owl Acoustic Lounge
411 3rd Ave South
T1J 0H2
Country: ca


Lethbridge, AB

Owl is Lethbridge’s newest Lounge in the same building which had Mood, Squeaky’s Pub before and O Riley’s before that. They feature live acoustic music and excellent food. 

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