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Hockey, arts and entertainment in Penticton this weekend

"Charismatic charmer and smasher of pianos" Ben Caplan appears at The Dream Cafe, Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 8 p.m.
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March 17, 2017 - 10:33 AM

PENTICTON - The Canadian Sport School Hockey League Championships finish up its seven day run at the South Okanagan Events Centre this weekend.

The tournament runs all day today, March 17 through to Sunday, March 19, with the majority of games taking place at the events centre.

Other venues include the Memorial, Oliver and Summerland Arenas. Tickets are $15 for a day pass, available online or at the Valley First Box Office. For more information, see the Visit Penticton website.

The Penticton Vees host game one of round two of the BCHL playoffs today, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees face off against the Merritt Centennials tonight. Game two is set for Saturday with a start time of 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, students and children free. Order tickets online or purchase from the events centre box office, or over the phone at 1-877-763-2849. For more information, see the Penticton Vees website.

The Mad Hatter Tea Party takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Penticton Art Gallery on March 17. The party marks the opening of the art gallery’s Grassland Exhibition, with live entertainment by High Society, Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, Balkan Shmalkan, with spoken word by Blair Leaman. All ages welcome for the event, entry fee by donation. A cash bar will be available. For more information, call 250-493-2928.

The Dream Cafe features Cayla Brooke and her swinging blues style on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36, available online. Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers appear at The Dream Cafe on Saturday at 8 p.m. Caplan has been described as “a charismatic charmer and smasher of pianos and more. He’s toured Australia and Europe and is making his way across North America as his second album debuts. Tickets are $45, available on line. For more information, contact The Dream Cafe at 250-490-9012.

The Penticton Arts Council Spring Thing Arts & Crafts Show takes place March 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Leir House. There will be vendors, pottery, paintings, fabric arts, food, pet things and more with local artisans and crafters presenting a variety of gift ideas, house ware and art. Live music and refreshments will be available at this no cost event. Justin Koshman plays the Cannery Brewery on Ellis Street this Sunday, March 9 in a free venue from 6 to 8 p.m.

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