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The UNBC Musical Theatre Club is nearly finished their run of Avenue Q, their version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash.

The UNBC Musical Theatre Club is nearly finished their run of Avenue Q, their version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash. The story is all about a recent college graduate who moves to a shabby New York apartment in hopes of finding his purpose in life. He meets all kinds of colorful characters - literally: half of them are puppets (a tip of the hat to Sesame Street).

Locally produced and directed, with an all-UNBC cast, Avenue Q runs tonight and Saturday (7 p.m.) at the Canfor Theatre at UNBC and Sunday at Correlieu Secondary School in Quesnel at 7 p.m. Tickets available in advance at the UNBC Wintergarden or at the door.

One of P.G.'s favourite cover crews, Sound Addiction, will take their big rock sound and pebble it down to the intimate openness of Cafe Voltaire tonight. Their free 8 p.m. show will load you up on well-loved classic songs, but they will also be offering up some original material as they expand their repertoire. All are welcome to pump fists and tap toes.

A fundraiser event happens Saturday night to expand the talent budget for the Awakening Music Festival this summer.

The 7 p.m. showcase features deejays and musicians like Isaac Smeele, dron3 DJ, Lewis Morland and DJ Nige. Clothing arts by Michele V and Amanda Jean will be available. Visual arts by Amie Stoltz, Natasha Louise, Lewis Morland, Justin Russell, Randi Janzen, B.MacDonald, Quixotic Mystic and Andrew Mooney (and others) will be featured.

Tickets are available at the door: $10 before 9 a.m. or $15 after (it goes late).

The Awakening Music Fesitval happens July 17-20 near Chetwynd.

If you're feeling some Improv Ad Nauseum in your tummy, the antidote is at the Twisted Cork on Saturday where local comedians and actors throw down whatever leaps quickest to mind in this improvisational comedy event. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime at 8. Tickets are available in advance at the Twisted Cork or Studio 2880.

Those who missed the live local show of Maladjusted by Headlines Theatre, an interactive play on the topic of mental illness written and performed by people who have experienced some of those issues, can experience it still. A webcast of the play will take place Saturday, it will have provisions for interactivity with viewers anywhere in the world. Go to the Headlines Theatre website for more information. One of the stars of the play is Prince George's Michaela Hiltergerke.

Catch a popular wave of wind on Sunday night at Art Space. Loop sampling, foot percussion and searing vocals is the combination that adds up to Windborn, the one man band (Jeff Pike) with the full band sound.

Some of Windborn's local fans are also musicians who will take part in the festivities. Joining him on stage are Sean Wesley Wood, Goodnightmare and an acoustic lineup of Crones.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Books And Company or $12 at the door.

Rock music's favourite antihero comes to CN Centre on Tuesday. Marilyn Manson, the godfather of Goth, brings his The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour to Prince George, along with past hits like The Beautiful People, his famous version of Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This, Dope Show, No Reflection and many others. He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and five MTV Music Awards over the years.

The Two Rivers Gallery hosts the city's premier "shop local" program launch. Love Downtown PG is a business incentive program and one of the centrepiece shopping locations involved is the gallery's gift shop. Many more downtown independent businesses are also involved. Find out more at the launch event Wednesday at 4 p.m.