Known as the biggest festival in the world, Oktoberfest will be celebrated at CN Centre Friday, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by Molson Canadian with partial proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Northern Cancer Lodge. German-style dinners will be offered as well as dancing to the Oktoberfest band the Lederhosers. There is also prizes for best costumes, a sing-a-long, games and giveaways. Tickets to the event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and are $19.50 plus service charge and $12.50 plus service charge for UNBC and CNC students with identification. Oktoberfest is open to patrons 19 years and older. From 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. From Here to There will be offering a free shuttle service to take Oktoberfest patrons safely on their way from the CN Centre.
The last open mic of the year will be held at Cafe Voltaire at Books & Co., 1685 Third Avenue, Friday night at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come down with sheaves of sheet music, tra-la-laas, didgeridoos, balalaikas to show off their special talent. This is an absolutely free event. Be sure to come early to grab a seat and sign up.
Jason Bonham brings the Led Zeppelin Experience to CN Centre Saturday as a tribute to his dad, John Bonham, drummer for the greatest rock band in the world. John Bonham died 30 years ago and this is the way his son is paying him tribute. Tickets are at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Theatre North West presents I, Claudia until Oct. 16. The opening season play finds Claudia, a 12-year-old girl in her secret hideaway at her elementary school dealing with her dad, her step-mom and her own life. This comedy has won two Canadian Comedy Awards, a Gemini, an ACTRA award, Sterling Award and two Dora Awards. The play is presented every night except Mondays. Tickets are available at Books & Co., 1685 Third Avenue or call 250-614-0039.
The Daily Grind will offer their Open Mic night every Saturday night at 7 p.m. due to popular demand. Live music and great coffee makes for the perfect Saturday night at 1505 Third Avenue. For more information call Blossom at 250-596-3080 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving at Huble Homestead will take place on Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring the family for fall fun at the homestead, including scare crow making, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and more. Enjoy the special fall menu including apple cider and pumpkin pie and take advantage of the last weekend of General Store shopping before it's closed for winter. Huble Homestead is located 40 km north of P.G., off highway 97 on Mitchell Road. For more information call 250-564-7033 or visit www.hublehomestead.ca.
The Prince George Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Third Avenue and George Street right in front of the Courthouse, and the indoor market is across the street. There are local vendors selling meat, produce, arts and crafts, jewelry and much more.