Lots of laughs to open February as January ends on a rocking note

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February opens with a lot of laughs as January ends on a rock and roll note. One Bad Son rock out January, Jan 20 at Average Joes. Tickets for the make up show for their cancelled December show, cost $25.One Bad Son return to Average Joes this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 It’s a busy Thursday because Makiisma host the open mic at the Slice as well. And the Sean Burns duo with Skinny Dyck wind up a busy week of Southern Alberta shows at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. Admission is by donation. Aaron Landry hosts Honker‘s Pub’s Friday night open mic while The Trippy Hippys host a special Saturday open mic at Honker’s Pub on Feb. 1.
Just out of town, The Geomatic Attic presents blues/rock duo Whitehorse at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod, Jan. 29.
Ryland Moranz opens the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 on the main floor and $39.50 in the balcony. Later on, the Geomatic Attic features Levon Helm’s daughter Amy Helm at the Attic, Feb. 4. As usual the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 members, $45 non-members.

There is something for everyone on the weekend.
 American Gommorrah: Hotel, the improvised soap opera returns to Didi’s Playhaus, Feb. 1.


 Friday features the Herb Hicks Quartet with Sheena Lawson  playing jazz music at the Mocha Cabana.
 The University of Lethbridge Opera Society and Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra’s annual collaboration is Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 as they present two evenings of comic operettas in Gilbert and Sullivan’s the Gondoliers at Southminster United Church. Tickets range from $25-$75. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


If your sense of humour is to more modern tastes, the Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to the Yates Theatre, Jan. 31 with Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug performing beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 for students, $38 for seniors and $48 for adults. Jim Gaffigan will be making you laugh  as he brings his The Pale Tourist tour to the Enmax Centre, Feb. 1. Tickets range from $61.50-$97.50 for the show which begins at 8 p.m.


Old School are playing your favourite ’80s hits at Casino Lethbridge, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The Casino is hosting a Superbowl party on Sunday, Feb. 2. If you aren’t a football fan, casa features Play your ukulele in public day, from 2-3 p.m.,Feb. 2. Reid and Writes play the Bavura Brunch at the old firehall beginning at 10:30 a.m.

And there is country and alt country happening as Rancho Deluxe celebrates George Arsene’s birthday, Jan. 31 at the Slice. Down the road at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Eamon Magrath and his band will be playing roots, alt country and punk music. Starpainter will open the show around 8 p.m., Jan. 28.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge has a busy Saturday with  the Metrik Jazztet playing at 3 p.m., Feb. 1.


 Later that night, Swift Current progressive rock band the Moon Runners return to the Owl with Regina psychedelic rock band The Dream Creeps.
The Slice rocks with the sounds of the Mark Hall band and Good Time Charlie playing your favourite hits.


If you celebrate Valentine’s day, get your sweetheart something special at the special Valentine’s handmade Market from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Exhibition Park. There will also be live music there as well.
The following week, The Karen Romanchuk band return to Casino Lethbridge, Feb. 7 and 8.

The Lethbridge Folk Club have a special Sunday show on Feb. 9 with The Small Glories aka  Cara Luft and JD Edwards at the Lethbridge College Cave.  The Small Glories play the Lethbridge College Cave for the Lethbridge Folk Club, Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Cathy Hawley and Henk van Ginneken open the show at 8 p.m.
 Tickets are $30 for non members (including a year’s membership), $25  for member and $10 for students.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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