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The 5th annual Snakebite Film Festival runs all weekend at Landmark Cinemas in Penticton. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Snakebite film festival, four-year radio anniversary and Kelowna-based bluegrass all coming up

Retired musician Karen Krout reviews an Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert in Kelowna on Jan. 20, 2023. (Submitted photo).

REVIEW: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra dazzles

Retired musician Karen Krout relays the sights and sounds from Kelowna concert, duplicated in Penticton

  • Feb 2, 2023
Frank Cosgrove holds up a sketch that an employee did of the outside of Granny Bogner’s circa 1980s. Cosgrove worked as a sous chef at the popular Penticton restaurant in the 1980s, sharing memories of the soon-to-be gone restaurant. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Sous chef shares memories of Penticton’s iconic Granny Bogner’s before it’s gone

Retired chef Frank Cosgrove has a Granny’s menu from the ’80s when filet mignon was $12.25

The 5th annual Penticton Snakebite Film Festival is nearly sold out before it even began. The festival goes from Feb. 2 to 5. (Image of Snakebite poster)

Countdown to the Penticton Snakebite Film Festival

The film festival runs from Feb. 2 to 5 at Landmark Cinemas

The 5th annual Penticton Snakebite Film Festival is nearly sold out before it even began. The festival goes from Feb. 2 to 5. (Image of Snakebite poster)
Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton and Oliver Wine District this weekend. (Submitted)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Winter Wine Festival, comedy night in Penticton and a 50-year celebration at the art gallery

Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton and Oliver Wine District this weekend. (Submitted)
Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is hosting its 50th anniversary art exhibit opening Jan. 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)

Penticton Art Gallery celebrates 50 years with unique art exhibit

Celebrations begin Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. for the exhibition opening

Penticton Art Gallery curator and director Paul Crawford pictured during the 42nd annual live auction. The gallery is hosting its 50th anniversary art exhibit opening Jan. 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News file photo)
Cawston actor Joey Munroe, right, in a still shot opposite Bruce Willis in the recently released film Detective Knight: Independence. (Submitted)

From small town Cawston to co-starring with Bruce Willis; Joey Munroe is living his dream

The actor has continued to push further to inspire kids just like he was

Cawston actor Joey Munroe, right, in a still shot opposite Bruce Willis in the recently released film Detective Knight: Independence. (Submitted)
Tumbleweed Gallery is partnering with Kevin Smith, owner of Kettle Valley Memorial, mounting an exhibition 'Seeds of Hope' of paintings by Kelowna artist Jolene Mackie at his funeral home starting Jan. 31. (Art by Jolene Mackie)

Art exhibit to launch at Penticton funeral home

Artist dedicates Seeds of Hope exhibit to mom who passed away June 2022

  • Jan 22, 2023
Tumbleweed Gallery is partnering with Kevin Smith, owner of Kettle Valley Memorial, mounting an exhibition 'Seeds of Hope' of paintings by Kelowna artist Jolene Mackie at his funeral home starting Jan. 31. (Art by Jolene Mackie)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Heavy metal at the SOEC, BCHL all-star game and the Winter Classic at Apex all coming up

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18.
At the biggest Thrash Wrestling show to date, as of Jan. 14, 2023, Summerland’s own Brayden Goss was victorious in the main event steel-cage match. (Photo- Thrash Wrestling/Facebook)

Full capacity crowd for Thrash Wrestling’s Cold Blooded event in Penticton

‘Penticton is definitely a sell-out kind of crowd’: Wrestling returns to Penticton March 24

At the biggest Thrash Wrestling show to date, as of Jan. 14, 2023, Summerland’s own Brayden Goss was victorious in the main event steel-cage match. (Photo- Thrash Wrestling/Facebook)
The FMX World Tour is coming to Penticton in March. (Submitted)

Freestyle Motocross World Tour to take over South Okanagan Events Centre

Death-defying stunts and tricks coming to Penticton in March

The FMX World Tour is coming to Penticton in March. (Submitted)
Chase away the winter blues with The Disney Plus Broadway Musical Showcase playing at Penticton’s Lakeside Resort’s east ballroom theatre from Jan. 18 to 21. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Disney Musical sure to cure winter blues at Penticton Lakeside Resort

Soundstage Productions brings fun musical showcase to Penticton theatre Jan. 18 to 21

Chase away the winter blues with The Disney Plus Broadway Musical Showcase playing at Penticton’s Lakeside Resort’s east ballroom theatre from Jan. 18 to 21. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton, Oliver Wine District and Vernon in January. (Submitted)

Winter Wine Festival coming to the Okanagan this January

Grand event ‘Sensation’ at Penticton Convention Centre and Winterfest at Wine Village in Oliver

Winter Wine Festival coming to Penticton, Oliver Wine District and Vernon in January. (Submitted)
Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two-year hiatus in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Registration opens for 21st annual Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton

The show returns to Lakeshore Drive and Rotary Park on June 23

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two-year hiatus in 2022 to entertain car lovers across the province. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Thrash Wrestling comes to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 14. (Shar’s Photography photo)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton

Thrash Wrestling, Vees at the SOEC, and Kelowna’s ‘finest saxophonist’ all coming up

Thrash Wrestling comes to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 14. (Shar’s Photography photo)
Famous Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell will open the 2023 Peach Fest, organizers just announced. (Handout)
Famous Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell will open the 2023 Peach Fest, organizers just announced. (Handout)
Flat Stanley visits one of the most popular Penticton tourist attractions, the Channel, where in summer people can take a 1.7 km leisurely float from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake. Grade 2 students from Surrey, B.C. asked that Stanley visit some of Penticton’s famous sites to learn about the community. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Penticton residents weigh in on where Flat Stanley should go next

The paper cutout has so far visited the SS Sicamous, the Channel and the Peach to name a few spots

Flat Stanley visits one of the most popular Penticton tourist attractions, the Channel, where in summer people can take a 1.7 km leisurely float from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake. Grade 2 students from Surrey, B.C. asked that Stanley visit some of Penticton’s famous sites to learn about the community. (Contributed)
Cris Derksen is the guest artist on cello, presenting Round Dance at the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances Jan. 20 and 21. (Contributed)
Cris Derksen is the guest artist on cello, presenting Round Dance at the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performances Jan. 20 and 21. (Contributed)
The Hip Replacements are coming to Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing for a New Year’s party. (Facebook)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton: New Year’s edition

Tribute to the Tragically Hip, No Doubt and fireworks at Apex all coming up

The Hip Replacements are coming to Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing for a New Year’s party. (Facebook)
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill will perform at the Dream Cafe in Penticton on Feb. 11, 2023. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Prime Video star, award-winning comic Ed Hill coming to Penticton in 2023

After his stop in the Okanagan, Hill is headlining a one-hour Broadway special in New York City

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill will perform at the Dream Cafe in Penticton on Feb. 11, 2023. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)