Lots of laughs for Halloween week


Halloween week ends with a roar and an eclectic selection of music and comedy in Lethbridge.Sean Burns returns to Casino Lethbridge this weekend. photo by Richard Amery
After this election and the Alberta budget announcement. Everyone could use a little laughter. So take a break from bellyaching on social media by taking advantage of  one of several options to let loose and laugh.
 Good Times has their regular comedy open mic on Tuesday night. And The Owl Acoustic Lounge has their monthly comedy open mic on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

 Good Times brings in comedian Sunee Dhaliwal for two shows, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The next night, Nov. 2 Chris Gordon takes the stage at Good Times at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for each show.
 Impromptu is back with a band new improvised soap opera. America Gomorrah Story, ideal for Halloween, hits Didi’s Playhaus’s stage, Nov 1 at 8:30 p.m. with the show, beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

 But Halloween events dominate the week as expected.

 October Poppy’s Eryn Kleyh, plus Vancouver musicians Nixie and Elle Wolf plus Calgary’s Adrian Chalifour play a pre-Halloween party at the Slice, Oct. 30.

For actual Halloween, Kelowna rock band the Wild! return to Lethbridge to play an intimate show at the Slice, Oct. 31. Tickets are going fast at $10 a pop. Local band 21st Avenue will be opening. The Junkman’s Quire play Halloween at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. And Theoretically Brewing celebrate Halloween by closing their patio with a haunted Halloween party with Winnipeg ant-rock band Trampoline, Calgary hard rock duo Johnnor and local band Fawns. The music begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

 And the Trap Door Artists Collective present “It’s a Trap! Haunted House at 1205 8 Ave South featuring games  and creepy things  designed by local artists and crafters. Admission is by donation.  It runs Oct. 30 and 31 at 5 p.m.
 Halloween continues Nov. 1 with funk rock trio Adequate hosting a post Halloween howler at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. And Cal Toth plays a post Halloween bash at Mojos Pub.

Bang your head at the Slice, Nov. 1 as several Lethbridge musicians including Bridgette Yarwood, Braeden Rouse, Tyler Eresman, Gary Drayton, James Swinney, Loren Plante, Mark Hall and Ian Morrice are  performing a tribute to The Blizzard of Oz- Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. There is a $15 cover. Mombod are opening the show.

 Get the blues with Manitoba musician Patrick Alexandre, who returrns to the Slice, Nov. 2. He has played with little Miss Higgins and the F-Hole.

 or get jazzed with the Metrick jazztet at the owl Acoustic lounge, who play an afternoon show at 3 p.m.

For something completely different the University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop  has a fabulous production of excerpts of Verdi’s La Traviata, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro, happening in the University of Lethbridge Recital Hall, Nov. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are  $20 regular, $15 seniors and alumni and $12 students.

And Lethbridge Musical Theatre returns with a massive collaborative production with Chinook High School of the Broadway musical Newsies. Newsies - The Musical, based on the 1992 musical film Newsies debuts Nov. 1 at the Yates. Shows will run Nov. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at  The Yates Theatre. Shows also take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2, 3 and 9.
Tickets are $22.50 for students and seniors and $27.50 for adults, and can be purchased at www.enmaxcentre.ca or at 403-329-7328. Tickets can also be purchased in person at The Enmax Centre or The Yates box offices. There is an early-bird deadline of Oct. 16, as every ticket purchased prior to that date will be $5 off.

For something different again, Didi’s Playhaus featured Drag me To Hell Vol 3 featuring drag performances, music and skits from Sophie Wright and friends celebrating Halloween.
Paul Holden and James Oldenburg play their monthly supper show at Streatside, Nov. 2 They will be playing a little jazz from 5:30-8 p.m.
 And last, but not least, Winnipeg country musician Sean Burns returns to Casino Lethbridge, Nov. 1 and 2.
Early next week, the Slice features a big pop punk night with Powell River based grunge/punk band Razorvoice and Pogo performing, Tuesday, Oct. 5.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:55 )