Cancellations, comedy, country and Word on the Street This Week


This week is all about blues and country music and plenty of comedy. So enjoy it while you can.

 Lethbridge College has officially cancelled Couleefest due to rising Covid cases.  It was originally supposed to happen, Saturday, Sept. 18. Uncovered’s  Sept. 18 show at Mojos Pub has also been cancelled due to Covid concerns.


Harpdog Brown returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sept. 17. Photo by Richard Amery

But the week’s fun begins now.

 Calgary punk band Quit It! formed last year during  the Covid shutdowns as an off shoot of Calgary Celtic-punks the River Jacks.

 They released their self titled EP, which they bring to the Owl Acoustic Lounge tonight, Sept. 13.

 MomBod Opens the show at 8 p.m.


Word on the Street returns with events throughout the week. Eric Dyck hosts a couple of panels.

 On Sept. 14, J Torres, David A Robertson and Gillian Goertz will be speaking  at a panel “Comics for the Young At Heart: Graphic Novels for kids and teens at the Lethbridge Public Library downtown at 7 p.m.

 Dyck moderates Cyclopedia Exotica with Aminder Dhaliwal at 7 p.m. Sept. 16.


 There are Word on the Street  activities on Sept. 17.

 In the morning, CVS Midwest Tapes Kids Program features Jill Heinerth, Kathy Stinson, Eric and Terry Fan, Kevin and Basil Sylvester, Michael Hutchinson, Marty Chan, and Karen Oheasant- Neganigwane.

In the afternoon, The Lethbridge Herald Teen program features, Ben Phillippe, Heather Smith, Sabina Khan, Louisa Onomé, Tanaz Bhathena, Adam Jerreat-Poole, June Hur and Tash McAdam.

 There will be lots of Word On The street activities Sept 18. Guy Delisle, Trevor Lui, Mary lawson, Bertrand  Bickersteth, Dallas Hunt, Nisha Patel, David A Robertson, Candas  Jane Dorsey, Robyn Harding, and Anna  Marie Sewell will be reading from their works and there will be live music.


Laughter and blues music is on the agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Good Times features their weekly comedy open mic at 7 p.m.

 And over at the Slice, Keith Woodrow will be hosting a blues jam from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

 Wednesday will be a lot of fun. So You Think You Can Comic returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge at 8 p.m. with Dan Sequeira, Taylor Fulton, T VandenDool and Brady Dixon with guest judge Connor Christmas.

And Gabe Thaine brings back his marathon of original songs to the Slice.

Part 2 begins at 5:30 p.m. Thaine will be performing until he runs out of songs or his voice goes.

 The Slice’s open mic is the only event happening on Thursday.


As usual, things take off on the weekend.

 The Owl has a wicked blues show on Friday, Sept. 17.

 Harpdog Brown returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge with Papa King, Doug Freeman and special guest Morgan Davis. Admission is pay what you can.

 Make sure you’re there to see a couple of Canada’s best blues players.

 Edmonton’s Altameda return to Lethbridge on Saturday, Sept. 18 with Tyson Ray Borsboom and Webb. Tickets are $15.


 Winnipeg country musician Sean Burns returns to  Casino Lethbridge on Friday and Saturday.

 And Tyler Allen and the Red Hot Hayseeds return to the Slice, Sept. 17.


 Open mics return to Honkers Pub, with their evening jam, Friday, Sept. 17 and an afternoon jam on Saturday, Sept. 18

 We sure need a laugh these days.

 Nik McQuik returns to Good Times  with the jokes on  Sept. 18.

 Good Times will only be doing one show a night  at 8 p.m. due to Covid until future notice.


 And Impromptu’s  improvised soap operas return to Didi’s Plauhaus, Sept. 18.

 They are going western this season.

Episode 1 of Gommorahwood is at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18.

Due to Covid, pay what you can  tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited capacity in the venue.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 September 2021 14:11 )