AUTHOR CORY HOPE launches his novel Betting Zoo at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. at 5 p.m.
GLOBETROTTING ukulele songstress Shelley O’Brien is back on Canadian soil and touring B.C. She’ll perform a house concert at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. starting at 6 p.m.
THE KAMLOOPS PIPE BAND hosts a two-hour event fundraiser at the Calvary Community Church on Rogers Way featuring the illusions, music and comedy of Vancouver-based magician John Kaplan. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for families, $10 for youth and $15 for adults. Tickets are available at Movements Dance & Active Wear on Fourth Avenue, Gord's Maytag on Tranquille Road, the post office in Sahali Centre Mall and by phoning 250-574-0835.
THE LATEST WESTSYDE Fellowship Coffee House, 2833 Westsyde Rd. begins at 7 p.m. Featuring Lloyd Bishop and Lynn Shook from Clearwater who entertain with folk, rock and country music. They perform a variety of styles and present an enjoyable show for their audience, singing many of their own songs, telling the stories of people, towns, cities and the countryside of B.C. Come on out and enjoy the evening. For more info and open mic sign-up phone Wayne at 250-318-8156.
KAMLOOPS Players presents Dearly Departed, a comedy about living and dying in the south. Performances are held at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available in advance at Ardrena’s Books, Mystic Dreams, Kamloops United Church.
STEP INTO SPRING with the Kamloops Choristers and guests the Silver Belles and Accidental Harmony at 7:30 p.m. Event takes place at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at Sixth Avenue and Douglas Street. Admission is by donation.
THE WESTSYDE Community Development Society is hosting its second annual Absolute Amazing Race on April 28th and 29th. Based on the hit TV show, 24 teams of two will race around the city of Kamloops and area, with the top ten teams on Saturday advancing to Sunday. There will be prizes for the top three teams, with the grand prize being a Caribbean Cruise.
SABRINA WEEKS and Swing Cat Bounce perform at the Kamloops Convention Centre for a concert fundraiser for their new recording project. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door.
CBC HOST GRANT Lawrence will be at Bookland in North Kamloops for a reading and slide show featuring his book Adventures In Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound. The event begins at 1 p.m.
THE WESTSYDE Community Development Society is hosting its second annual Absolute Amazing Race on Saturday and Sunday. Based on the hit TV show, 24 teams of two will race around the city, with the top ten teams on Saturday advancing to Sunday. There will be prizes for the top three teams, with the grand prize being a Caribbean Cruise.
KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY presents East Meets West featuring erhu master George Gao on Friday and Saturday at the Sagebrush Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.
B.C. LIVING Arts offers its winter/spring program, including: A Day at Chef School, Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TRU; and Marry Me A Little, a Stephen Sondheim musical, at TRU Actors Workshop Theatre, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. For details, see www.bclivingarts.ca.
WESTERN Canada Theatre presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee until May 12 at the Pavilion Theatre. Phone Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-372-3216 or go online to kamloopslive.ca for tickets.
LACE, VARIATIONS on a Theme, the April feature event at the old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour Street. Glass artist Shiela Dunn and weaver Jan Seedhouse explore lace in different mediums. Delicate glass and colour, texture and pattern with yarn, Sheila and Jan present new works, functional, decorative and wearable. Meet the artists throughout April, browse the gallery for quality art and craft by local artists. Open 10 to 5, Tues to Fri, 10 to 4, Sat. Free parking, no HST, handicap accessible. Visit: kamloopscourthousegallery.ca
KAMLOOPS Art Gallery is delighted to present Connecting the Dots: Doug Buis and Astrid Menze, until June 9in The Cube and BMO Open Gallery. The KAG also presents an exhibition of work by Esther Shalev-Gerz Art entitled White Out: Between Telling and Listening until June 16.
ARTIST Clement Yeh presents the first exhibit of his work Fresh Faces: Portraits of Kamloops Residents by a Newcomer at the Wilson House Gallery on Tranquille Road until May 9. The exhibit includes artwork created in watercolour, pencil, wood sculpture and mixed media.
HAMPTON Gallery represents established, well know Canadian artists. There is always something new! Featured artists until May 15th are Ron Hedrick and his Vancouver Seascapes, Jose Ventura's bright primary coloured, cats and roosters, Peter Stuhlmann's close up and semi abstracted landscapes from around Nesconlith and Grant Leier has his Eye candy of fun with wild paintbrushes and pears. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday 10-5 167 4th Ave. 250-374-2400
PAIR A LLS smoke-fired pottery by Lynda Jones and watercolours by Lance Weisser are on display at the Old Courthouse Gallery starting Tuesday May 1 with an opening reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information phone Pat Hall at 250-376-2530.
JOIN THE KAMLOOPS Art Gallery in celebrating youth in our community with a Youth Party on Tuesday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Throughout the evening there will be food, drinks, button making, a guided tour of Esther Shalev-Gerz’s White Out exhibit, an art-making workshop with Jessica Ganton-Stanley and more. For more information phone Tarin Iris Hughes at 250-377-2405.
SINGER/SONGWRITER Alex Vissia and her trio play The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., on Tuesday, May 3. Show begins at 8 p.m. and her new album will be available.
THURDER OVER STEEL, a choral concert by Serious Options, takes place Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Sixth Street. Tickets are $10 at the door.
THE STARS OF FICTION along with headline act Fastlane play The Dirty Jersey on Saturday May 5. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door.
COMEDIAN Ron James, star of CBC’s The Ron James Show, returns to Kamloops with his one-man, 90-minute rant on May 8, 2012. Tickets, $40.63, available from Kamloops Live! Box Office.
MODERN CELTIC band Cod Gone Wild is on tour promoting their latest album The Traveler with a stop in Kamloops on Friday, May 11. The concert takes place in the Ice Shed of the Kamloops Curling Club. For more information go online to codgonewild.com.
THE OLD COURTHOUSE presents Spring is in the Air for Mom with the Okanagan Harp Orchestra and the Crimson Rich Trio on Saturday, May 12. The sweet and lively celebration of spring begins at 2 p.m.
ARE YOU AN ARTIST looking for a place to hold a workshop or show and sell your work? Look no further than Art in the Street on Saturday, May 12. It’s an art fair that is a part of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s Live Music, Art and Dance Spring Festival. For more information go to kamloopsarts.ca or stop by the Arts Council office at 7 Seymour Street West.
THE BOOB TOUR, a stand up comedy show fighting cancer with laughter, takes place Saturday, May 26, at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at ORA Restaurant and Lounge, Genesis Fashion and Beauty or by phoning 250-372-5312.
LEGENDARY 1970’s British rock band Sweet play the Kamloops Convention Centre on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office and Ora Restaurant. Purchase a pair of tickets at Ora and receive a $20 gift certificate for the restaurant.
QUIDAM, Cirque du Soleil’s ninth stage show and the third to tour through Kamloops, takes over Interior Savings Centre Aug. 15-19, 2012. Tickets range in from $36 (kids 12 and under) to $80 (adults).
EARLY-BIRD passes to the 20th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival are available now. A limited number are available, ranging from $76 (youth) to $110 (adults). Call 250-833-4096 or purchase online at rootsandblues.ca.
CALL for Entries: The Old Courthouse Gallery Co-operative, 7 W. Seymour St., is inviting applications from artists working in wood, stone, metal and basketry. Not accepting applications for pottery, glass and textile at this time. For more information phone 250-314-6600 or visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca
HAMPTON Gallery features new works by painter Nicole Laporte, her scenes filled with kids having fun. The gallery, 167 Fourth Ave., carries art by local and nationally recognized artists.
BY YOUTH 4 Youth is the name of a new Kamloops Art Gallery program inviting teens and youth to take part in programming that reflects their passions, interests, issues and events. Youths aged 13-21 can join the BY4Y council. Participation is free and, with school approval, hours may be used towards required volunteerism for high school students. Contact education co-ordinator Tarin Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-377-2405.
MARJ Briggs with fused and stained glass, and Patty Gregory with pen and ink, are the featured artists in March at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 W. Seymour St. At the gallery too, fine local art and craft, photography, paintings, pottery, glass art, jewelry, textile, art cards, sculpture, weaving, felting and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. No HST, free parking, handicap accessible. kamloopscourthousegallery.ca
THE SILVER Follies are still alive. The show next year will still be on similar lines to previous shows, but with some new productions. We hope to continue with our music and comedy themes, as in the past. We are meeting monthly and working on the show. Anyone interested can call Doug Routledge, 250-8282-2120, or Betty Barker at 250-434-6657.
DESERT Sounds Harmony Chorus, a Sweet Adelines four-part harmony group, invites new members to attend its four-week recruitment sessions. They continue weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Contact membership secretary at email@example.com.
LOVE to sing? Looking for a musical challenge? Vivace Chorale, a small mixed chorus, invites new members. Directed by Cvetozar Vutev, well-known local musician, the choir explores classic repertoire and more. They meet Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Ability to read music required. For further information, contact Jarrett Schill at 372 8464, or firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
POETRY SLAM nights continue at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., on the second and last Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. A spoken word event where poets recite or read, dramatize and perform poetry for an audience. Winners split a pass-the-hat cash prize with a portion going to the venue. Admission is $5 at the door with a non-perishable food donation for Kamloops Food Bank.
CALL for entries: The Old Courthouse gallery, a fine art and craft co-operative, 7 West Seymour Street invites applications from artist working in wood, stone or metal, photography and basketry. Not accepting applications for glass, paintings, pottery and textile at this time. Visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca for more information and application form.
LIEDERKREIS Choir, a mixed group of seniors that brings old German folk songs to senior homes and care facilities, invites new members of German-speaking background to join them. They practice every second Thursday, 2 p.m., at North Shore Community Centre, 750 Cottonwood Ave. For more information call Heidi Colasanti at 250-372-2973.
KAMLOOPS Happy Choristers invites new members age 55 and over to join us for fun, singing, harmony and a variety of songs under the direction of the talented Mary Jackson. They meet Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. For more information call 579-9505.
BEGINNER’S Bridge, duplicate bridge for beginners, is every Monday, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 828-1993 or 571-1069 for more information. DESERT Gardens Community Centre offers a variety of games and invites people aged 55 or older to join them in daily play. Whist, Mondays, 1 p.m.; bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; table tennis, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; bingo, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.; table tennis, Thursdays, 12:30 a.m.; euchre, Thursdays, 1 p.m.; cribbage, Fridays, 1 p.m.; carpet bowling Fridays, 10 a.m. Registration not required. There is a $2 entry fee to cover costs for each game. Cribbage tournaments ($10 entry fee) are held the third Sunday of each month. Register at 10 a.m. For more information call 372-5110.
WANT to have fun with music? Have you blown a reed or brass instrument? Ever thought about the Rube Band? The band practices Monday evenings at the Yacht Club, 1140 Lorne St. For more information call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209.
FOR fun, fitness and friendship, the Bee-Jay Square Dancers invite others to join them Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., for adult dance sessions. No experience needed. Casual attire. For more information call 374-0277 or 828-2389.
THE ARTISTS’ Studio and Gallery, Sahali Centre Mall, is an artists’ co-operative with a goal to provide a venue for developing artists from the Kamloops region to show and sell their paintings. Open regular mall hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and until 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
ROYAL Canadian Legion Branch 107 in Chase holds Fun Darts on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Free meat draws on Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m., Crib on Thursdays at 7 p.m., TGIF Meals (members $5, non-members $6) Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., meat draws on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 250-679-3536.
ROYAL Canadian Legion, Branch 107, 515 Shuswap, holds free meat draws, 4-6:30 p.m. and fun euchre at 7 p.m. Tuesdays; crib at 7 p.m. Thursdays; TGIF meals at 5:30 Fridays; meat draws 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 679-3536.
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