MUSICAL SISTER DUO Johnson Sandwich plays Chances Barside Lounge at 1250 Halston Ave. from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no cover charge for this show.
SHOCK YOURSELF with some fun science at the Big Little Science Centre with a static electricity display. Stop by the centre at the former George Hilliard elementary school on Holt Street or phone 250-554-2572.
LEARN HOW TO PLANT your own veggie garden with master gardener Jo-Lynn Forbes at 1 p.m. at the public producer garden on the 100 block of Victoria Street.
B.C. LIVING Arts presents Marry Me A Little, a Stephen Sondheim musical, at TRU Actors Workshop Theatre, Friday and Saturday. For details, see www.bclivingarts.ca.
WEST COAST ACOUSTIC/BLUES band Blue Voodoo play the Blue Grotto on Friday and Saturday night. Phone 250-372-9901 for more information.
PETER PUFFIN’S WHALE TALES drops by the B.C. Wildlife Park to celebrate Victoria Day this holiday weekend. Peter taps the wonderful power of music to inspire kids and grown-ups to discover creativity and talents. There will be many more activities throughout the long weekend, including animal encounters and bouncy inflatables.
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.
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.
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.
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 FINAL WESTSYDE Coffee House of the year takes place Friday, May 25, with an open microphone night to allow amateur performers more stage time. Music starts at 7 p.m. at 2933 Westsyde Rd. Admission is $5 but no charge for performers. For more information, or to sign up, contact Wayne at 250-318-8156.
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 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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