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Busy weekend in Penticton with jazz, hockey, dragon boating and comic strippers

The Comic Strippers, a male stripper parody and improv show, plays at Cleland Community Theatre on Saturday, Sept.9, 2017.
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September 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PENTICTON - It’s festival and tournament time in Penticton as the Peach City begins shifting gears into fall activities.

The Pentastic Jazz Festival happens this weekend from Friday, Sep. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

This year marks the 21st annual Penticton festival with five venues, four dance floors and a dozen bands. For more, see the Pentastic Jazz Festival website.

Many Hats Theatre Company presents “Real Estate,” Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. performance Sunday. Cost is $19 to $22 at the Cannery Stage, 1475 Fairview Rd. For more information, see the Many Hats website.

The Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic begins Friday, Sept. 8, running through Monday, September 11 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tournament packages start at $75, Back to school packages are $125 and VIP packages $300. The four team tournament features teams from the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets.

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival takes place for its 17th year Saturday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Action takes place in front of Skaha Lake Park, where participants and viewers can find a wide variety of food and merchandise vendors. For more information, visit the Penticton Dragon Boat website.

Big Sugar performs at the Tinhorn Creek Winery’s amphitheatre, Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75, tickets are available through the Tinhorn Creek website. A shuttle is available from Osoyoos and Penticton at a cost of $29, which includes a glass of wine.

The Comic Strippers perform at Cleland Community Theatre, Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The male stripper parody and improv show is for all genders, 19 years and older. The show won “Best Live Production” at the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2016. Tickets are available online.

The Peach City Radio Vinyl and Audio Equipment Drive takes place Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cannery Trade Centre parking lot near McGavins Bread. Donations of rock, pop, soul and jazz records and good quality audio equipment is being sought for the Vinyl Fest event that takes place Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Penticton senior’s drop in centre. For more information see the Peach City Radio website.

Community and Farmers' Markets taking place this weekend include:

  • The Penticton Farmer’s Market, Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m.
  • The Penticton Community Market, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Summerland Rotary Market, Sunday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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