MODERN CELTIC band Cod Gone Wild is on tour promoting their latest album The Traveler with a stop in Kamloops. The concert takes place in the Ice Shed of the Kamloops Curling Club. Tickets are $20 at the door and show begins at 9 p.m. For more information go online to codgonewild.com.
ART IN THE STREET is an art fair that runs as part of the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s Live Music, Art and Dance Spring Festival. Whether you’ve always wanted to know more about a certain art form, you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids, or you’re just on a leisurely and lively Saturday stroll, you’ll find it all at Art in the Street. Mediums represented include acrylic, watercolour, jewellery, pottery, sculpture, ceramic, pastel, stenciling, prints, cards, leather, and face painting. For more information go to kamloopsarts.ca or stop by the Arts Council office at 7 Seymour Street West.
DRESS UP IN your finest outfits, gloves and hats, and enjoy a Mothers’ Day tea at the Kamloops Museum and Art Gallery. Girls only are invited to tea from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and all are welcome from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 250-828-3500.
IT’S MINING DAY in Kamloops at The Big Little Science Centre. Families are invited to learn more about how geology affects their lives. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and is co-hosted by Kamloops Exploration Group and Canadian Institute of Mining.
THE OLD COURTHOUSE presents Spring is in the Air for Mom with the Okanagan Harp Orchestra and the Crimson Rich Trio. The sweet and lively celebration of spring begins at 2 p.m.
TIME AGAIN for the SPCA Mothers’ Day Family Fair. Come check out this wonderful day of fun and shopping for the whole family, with all proceeds going to the Kamloops SPCA This fair will take place at 2833 Westsyde Rd. at 3 p.m. Vendors include Art by Joey Nash, Happy Cats Bags by Arlene Delaney, and Avon by Jacki Anderson.
COME CELEBRATE SPRING with the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation’s annual Spring Gala at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Celebrity host Jessica Holmes will entertain with a 45-minute comedy routine. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing begins at 10 p.m. There will be live and silent auctions and music from Kamloops Big Band. For ticket information contact the foundation office at 250-314-2325 ext. 4.
CELEBRATE THE GRAND finale to a marvellous season with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra with Absolute Grandeur. Join the KSO and cello soloist David Eggert as they perform compositions by Brahms, Estacio and Dvorak starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through Kamloops Live! Box Office.
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY at the B.C. Wildlife Park with a host of fun events for mom and the entire family, including performances by Uncle Chris the Clown and Margit Bull. Moms can enter a draw to win a $200 price package from the park’s gift shop.
JOIN FIRST NATIONS ARTISTS Mariel Belanger, Tracey Kim Bonneau, Chris Bose, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, and Cease Wyss for the Picto Prophecy exhibition running until June 9 at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The artists present their re-interpretations of prophecy, just in time for the end of the world.
FIVE OLD BIRDS flock together to celebrate personal flights into the creative landscape with Flight, a clay, wood, 2D and 3D exhibition on until May 26 at the Old Courthouse Gallery. Come and enjoy the work of Megs Waterous, Bonnie Keats, Sheila Macdonald, Rhona Armes and Pat Hall.
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 until May 31. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information phone Pat Hall at 250-376-2530.
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.
COME AND ENJOY an intimate evening of choral music with Folk Songs of the British Isles at St, Andrews Presbyterian Church (Sixth Avenue and Douglas Street) Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and anyone 14 and younger enjoys for free. Hear favourites that include Danny Boy, Loch Lomond, Early One Morning and Linden Lea.
WINDS OF CHANGE, a musical concert put on by the Kamloops Happy Choristers, will be held on Monday, May 13. It celebrates Kamloops’ 200th year anniversary of European settlement. There will be skits and songs about the fur traders, gold miners, Catherine Schubert, loggers and builders of the railway. Other songs will tell stories of how the winds of change have affected our lives. It will be held at the Hills of Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Summit and 695 Robson at 7 PM. Admission for adults $10 and children under 12 for $2. Tickets will be sold by members or at the door. Put Monday, May 14th on your calendar and join us for an evening of fun and singing. For more information, phone Sharon at 250-579-9505.
BIG SUGAR AND GRADY frontman Gordie Johnson latest collaboration Sit Down, Servant! play The Blue Grotto on Wednesday, May 16. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at the Grotto, Long and McQuade or ticketzone.com. This is a 19-and-older show and doors open at 8 p.m.
KING’S COURT LIVE is a brass extravaganza at the Old Courthouse Gallery presented by the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and the City of Kamloops. The performance begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Admission is donation to the Boogie the Bridge cultural fund.
ASHOK MATHUR, director of the Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts Canada, leads a community perspectives tour of Esther Shalev-Gerz’s exhibition White Out: Between Telling and Listening on Thursday, May 17. The event begins at the Kamloops Art Gallery at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
AWARD-WINNING jazz singer Jaclyn Guillou plays The Commodore at 369 Victoria St. Thursday, May 17. Tickets are $10 at the door and the show begins at 8 p.m.
B.C. LIVING Arts presents 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.
LET THERE BE MUSIC is a variety concert featuring music from Bach to Unger. Performers include Mark Betuzzi on trumpet, Rob Petersen on piano, Martin Kratky on cello, Neil Burnett on Irish harp and Christina Zaenker on cello and violin soloist Jane Dyck. They will perform with string ensemble Ordinary People and the Twin Rivers Orchestra. Local poet Barbara Ballé will read poetry from her collection Life Jingling in my Pockets. This event will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Sixth Avenue and Douglas Street) Wednesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information phone 250-374-6110 or 250-579-0244.
ART B.C. presents its annual spring Impressions Art Show and Sale May 23 to 27 upstairs at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The show offers a wide variety of local and original paintings as well as cards and gifts. Admission is free. Phone 250-314-6600 for show times.
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.
MONTREAL-BASED folk-rock band Wind Up Radio Sessions perform with Lost in the Woods June 5 at The Art We Are at 246 Victoria St.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
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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