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February starting off with something for everyone

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Lethbridge Sun Times

The first week of February has a little bit of something for everyone, most of it coming from Vancouver and Victoria.
The biggest show of the week was scheduled for Feb. 5 with the Trews returning to Average Joe’s with Edmonton indie rock band Altameda in tow, in support of the long-awaited new Trews CD “Civillianaires.”
Saint John, New Brunswick folk musician Kylie Fox visits the Slice on Feb. 6.
Club Lime has a big rap show on Thursday, Feb. 7 with the Alberta drum/bass and jungle group Serial Killaz, Steve Heavy and Verboze. The show begins at 9:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20.
The weekend is all about local. In Cahoots play the Slice with Meagan Rourke, Feb. 8, Cal Toth Brings Dueling Pianos back to Average Joe’s, Feb. 8 as well.
And Old Kids on the Block a.k.a. Connor Christmas, Connor HD and Blaine Hutchinson will be making you laugh at Good Times. Tickets are $15.
Alex Biron will be making you laugh the next night, Feb. 9.
Saturday will be a blast.
CKXU has their annual pre-Valentine’s Day party, Feb. 9. with an ’80s theme — Dayglo dreams. Music will be provided by funk rock trio Adequate plus Key Puncher and Knight Laser. There is a suggested donation of $10.
And if you missed his awesome show in November, Vancouver’s world and blues musician Bocephus King returns to the Slice, Saturday, Feb. 9 with Calgary Orbit the Fox.
And the Geomatic Attic has their first show of 2019 with the first of two collaborations with the Yates Theatre and Sterndale Bennett Theatre.
Vancouver-based pop and folk musician Dan Mangan returns with his band, Feb. 10. The show begins at 8 p.m with Shaye Zadravec. Mangan is touring in support of his long-awaited fifth CD, “More Or Less.”
Tickets cost $46.
The fun doesn’t stop there as Victoria-based folk and indie rock collective the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra play the Slice, on Monday, Feb. 11.
Tickets are $15 in advance.
The Slice is also hosting an improv night with the Pogo Brothers on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
And coming up, Petunia and the Vipers return to the Slice on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to play the first Windy City Opry of the year. As usual, the show begins at 8 p.m. sharp. Admission is $10.
If none of that turns your crank, there are other things happening as well.
The Galt Museum opened their latest Exhibit Recollecting home on Feb. 1. it runs until May5. And New West Theatre has a brand new music revue show opening, Feb. 6. “Rockers Gone Country” runs until Feb. 23. Expect to hear a lot of comedy and country/rock crossover hits.
Home is more than a building, it’s where the heart is and where your own personal memories lie.
That’s the idea behind the Galt Museum’s new exhibit “Recollecting home, running at the Museum Feb. 1-May 5.
“The idea is to explore different ideas of home from people in the community,” summarized curator Aimee Benoit.
So last year, the Galt Museum put out a call on social media for people to select items from the Galt Museum’s archives and write a story about their personal memories of the items.
“We got close to 60 participants. It’s similar to the Treasuries and Curiosities exhibit,” said Benoit. “It is an opportunity for us to connect to the community as well as for the community to get a behind the scenes experience.”
There are several different of similarly themed items, including music, chores, kitchen and several other categories.

New West Theatre goes country for an unusually timed February musical revue show.
Director Jeremy Mason is excited to return to New West Theatre to direct “Rockers Gone Country,” Feb. 6-23 at the Yates Theatre.
“It’s definitely a country show, but it’s country with a rock influence. Everybody will find something to enjoy about this, even of they don’t classify themselves as a country fan,” Mason said.
“Each of the artists have had some crossover success.”
“A lot of country has a rock influence,” he continued, adding musicians featured include Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, The Dixie Chicks and even Roy Orbison. Plus much more.
“We’re also doing things like ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky,’ but John Fogerty’s version of it. And we’re doing Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Blaze of Glory,’ which was the theme of the western ‘Young Guns,’”mason said.
New West welcomes back some familiar faces including Kyle Gruninger, Scott Carpenter, Rylan Kunkel and Devon Brayne, who played Johnny Cash in “Million Dollar Quartet,” and brings his Cash back to perform Cash’s interpretation of The Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor’s ’90s hit “Hurt.”
Newcomer Bryanna Rae joins New West mainstays Erica Hunt and Kathy Zaborsky on stage.
“We’ve been rehearsing for a week and a half (as of Jan. 23) and they’re at the stage where they know the choreography.”
“There’s great vocals and great costumes,” Mason said, adding he is excited to be back in the saddle, so to speak.
“It’s exciting to come back and direct a show and look at it with fresh eyes and fun ideas.”
“It’s a musical comedy revue, which we don’t usually do in February,” said Mason, noting everyone is sure to find something they like in the show.

Feb. 6
Beaches — open mic
Slice — Kylie Fox
Feb. 7
The Slice — open mic
Club Lime — Serial Killaz with Stevie Heavy and Verboze $20 9:30 p.m.
Good Times — Comedy open mic
Feb. 8
Slice — In Cahoots with Megan Rourke
Average Joe’s — Dueling Pianos with Cal Toth
Good Times — Old Kids on the Block (Connor Christmas, Connor HD, Blaine Hutchinson) $15
Casa — Lethbridge Folk Club Open mic
Feb. 9
Good Times — Alex Biron
Slice — Bocephus King with Orbit the Fox
Owl Acoustic Lounge — CKXU Loves You Dayglo Daydream ’80s dress-up party with Adequate,,Key Puncher, KnightLaser $10
Slice — Bocephus King with Orbit the Fox
Feb 10
Yates Theatre — Geomatic Attic presents Dan Mangan and Special Guests 8 p.m. $40
Feb. 11
The Slice — Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra$15
The Owl Acoustic Lounge — open mic
Onion — open mic
Feb. 12
Slice Improv night with pogo brothers9 p.m.
Feb 13
Beaches — open mic
Slice — Windy City Opry with Petunia and the Vipers $10 8 p.m.
Feb. 14
Firestone — James Oldenburg 6-8 p.m.
Slice — open mic
Mortar and Brick — Karen Romanchuk for Travelling Dress Project
Good Times — Comedy open mic
Feb. 15
Owl Acoustic Lounge — Vandendool mini-tour kick off with Fawns $10 suggested donation
Slice — the Derina Harvey band $10
Good Times — Magician Alan Sands $10

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