Get your yuk-yuks at Firehall

This Thursday is stand-up comedy night at the Firehall Brewery. Who is Brittany Lyseng? Hailing from Calgary, Brittany has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Vancouver, Toronto and, Montreal. She is currently listed as one of the top eight comedians in Canada after placing in the Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic last fall. Joining Brittany are host Andrew Verge and comedians Kate Belton and Andrew Crone.

Thursday May 16
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Firehall Brewery
6077 Main St. Oliver

Bruce is Boss at the Venables

A tribute to Bruce Springsteen will have the audience dancing in dark in the Venables Theatre on Saturday May 25.

“Boss” Tom O’Leary fronts Canada’s premier Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band tribute act. Bruce’s working-class anthems take centre stage: “Born to Run”, “Glory Days”, “Fire”, “Blinded by the Light”, “Hungry Heart”, “Born in the U.S.A.”, “Brilliant Disguise” and yes, “Dancing in the Dark”. Songs of loss, hope, desperation, exaltation, youthful vigour and the grittiness of life’s hard-fought battles. Anyone coming of age in the last quarter of the 20th century had the Boss as the soundtrack to their life’s key moments.

Tom O’Leary and his band honour Bruce with an energetic show that captures the essence of the man and his music. As a special bonus, Oliver local, and Nashville singer/songwriter Kristi Neumann will open for The Boss.

“The Boss — a Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band” perform on Saturday May 25 at the Venables Theatre, 6100 Gala Street. Tickets are $35 and available at box office, by phone at 250-498-1626 or online at or below:

A tuneful “tonic” from Tim Tamashiro

“Tim Tam” Tamashiro is all about accentuating the positive. His laid-back jazzy vocals lift your spirits. His stories are told in a warm and engaging style. And his wide grin invites everyone to smile. On Wednesday May 29, settle back for an evening of retro jazz tunes and tales with “When You’re Smiling” at the Venables Theatre at 7:30 p.m. We dare you not to sing along to “High Hopes” , “Candy Man” “I Get a Kick from Champagne” and “That’s Amore”.

Vocalist Tim Tamashiro is joined by his jazz trio performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. You might know them as The Rat Pack but in their day when they were planning a party they called themselves “The Summit”. Together they really were the pinnacle of entertainment.

Tim combines his story-telling skills (honed on his CBC 2 radio jazz program, “Tonic”) with his career as a jazz vocalist, and brings them together for an evening of Rat Pack tales and song. It promises a cool cocktail mix of their Vegas lifestyle, behind-the-scenes buddy stories, naughty hi-jinks, lots of laughs, and of course, the unforgettable songs of the mid-century jazz scene. Think of it like The Vinyl Cafe with a jazz band.

Seats are just $37.50. ​Groups of 10 or more $30 (Use promo code GROUP or call the box office at 250-498-1626)​ Purchase your tickets by phone or by visiting