GUITARIST Nathan Froese performs live at Chances Barside Lounge and Grill at 7 p.m. No cover.
DISCOVER KAMLOOPS' dirty laundry and join the Kamloops Museum for a walking tour that explores the city’s darker side. Learn all about houses of ill repute, opium dens, notorious Kamloops icons and the fascinating history of Kamloops' brothels and the Kamloops Gaol. Given the topics of this walk, this is not suitable for younger audiences. The walk runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $10. For more information phone 250-828-3576.
LOUIS CREEK author Rejean Coallier hosts a signing of his latest book, Travelling Window, at At Second Glance Used Books (448 Victoria St.) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Copies of the book, a collection of travel vignettes, will be on sale for $17.
THE SECWEPEMC MUSEUM Heritage Park hosts an open house with tours, entertainment, craft tables, lahal, story telling, slideshow, concession stand, musicians and more from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free admission and there will be door prizes.
THOMPSON VALLEY ACTIVTY and Social Club sponsor Let's Dance, a night of dancing at the Ukraine Hall on York Street from 8 p.m. to midnight featuring country, rock and waltz! Music is performed by the Sleepless Nights. Tickets are $10. There will be door prizes, a 50-50 and spot dances! For more information phone Francoise (250-372-3782), Louise (778-471-2220) or Ed (250-374-2774).
AN INTERPRETIVE BLEND of Latin Jazz, Celtic folk, and Pan-Asian music will be heard when Three Worlds play at Tranquille on the Lake with an outdoor concert starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 cash at the gate. For more information phone 250-851-1180.
FROM MEDIEVAL French dances to Russian folk, compositions of past and present Kamloops musicians will be highlighted at a benefit concert Sunday night. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Church on Fortune Drive. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and children aged five to 12) and are available from any band member or at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Canadian Diabetes Association in honour of Dick Dickens, founding music director of the Kamloops Community Band.
PETER PAN AND THE PIRATES gets the ballet treatment during the Nuance Dance Studio’s year-end recital with performances at the Sagebrush Theatre Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
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.
GIFTS FOR WEDDINGS is on until June 30 at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The exhibit features a varied selection of quality arts and craft by local artists that includes pottery, photography, textiles and stained glass — a variety of options that make great wedding gifts. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca.
AN INTERPRETIVE BLEND of Latin Jazz, Celtic folk, and Pan-Asian music will be heard when Three Worlds play at Tranquille on the Lake Sunday, June 10, with an outdoor concert starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 cash at the gate. For more information phone 250-851-1180.
A BOOK LAUNCH AND SALE of Kamloops author Derek Schreurs’s latest novel, Thought Mechanix, takes place Tuesday, June 12, at Caffe Motivo (229 Victoria St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All net proceeds from the evening’s sales will be donated to Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony.
BRENDAN LILLIS, author of Atlin’s Anguish: Bush Pilot Theresa Bond and the Crash of Taku Flight 2653, will be signing copies of the book at the Kamloops Chapters (4-1395 Hillside Dr.) Thursday, June 14, from noon to 2 p.m.
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.
AN EVENING WITH legendary rocker Bryan Adams takes place Sunday, June 17, at 8 p.m. at Interior Savings Centre. Tickets are available at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets and by calling 1-855-985-5000.
FABULOUS CANADIAN band The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is scheduled to play two dates in Kamloops this summer, with a show at The Art We Are (246 Victoria St.) on Tuesday, June 19, and Music in the Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
CANADIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER Melissa Ruth brings her signature doo-wop-twang sound to The Art We Are (246 Victoria St.) on Tuesday, June 26. Tickets are $5 to $7 and the show begins at 8 p.m.
CELEBRATION, A Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and City of Kamloops presentation celebrating the 200th anniversary of Kamloops, the Old-World Heritage and Canada Day takes place Thursday, June 28, at the Old Courthouse starting at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund. For more information contact Dimiter at email@example.com or 250-377-1880.
THE FOURTH KAMLOOPS IDOL takes place Canada Day at Riverside Park with an added feature this year — the mini idol for children aged eight to 13. Auditions for the main idol take place June 28 and 29 at Aberdeen Mall, with mini idol auditions at the mall on June 30. For information on how to register go online to bclivingarts.ca.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING performer Kevin Costner and his country/rock band Modern West play Sun Peaks Resort on Saturday, July 7, with a free outdoor concert.
X FEST 2012 IS COMING! The annual outdoor theatre event takes place July 18 to Aug. 11 with shows at 7:30 p.m. nightly, except Sundays. This year’s plays are Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet and Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. Tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for students and seniors and $12 for children 12 and under. A four-tickets family pass is $55 for two adults and two children. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office. For more information phone Derek at 250-682-9055 or email him at Derek@projectxtheatre.ca.
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.
CHILDREN’S TV SENSATIONS Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon come to Kamloops Wednesday, Sept 19 with live stage shows at the Sagebrush Theatre. Performances begin at 3:30 p.m. at 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at kamloopslive.ca or by phoning 250-372-3216.
GRAMMY WINNING blues guitarist Jonny Lang plays the Kamloops Convention Centre Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 19 and older show are $65 and can be purchased at Kamloops Live! Box Office and ORA Restaurant.
GUITAR PHENOMENON Jesse Cook plays the Kamloops Convention Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13. Tickets for the show are on sale now at kamloopslive.ca or by phoning 250-372-3216.
DECADENCE, an exhibit of fine art photography by the city’s own Theresa Tahara is on until June 20 at the Wilson House Gallery (115 Tranquille Rd.). Doors are open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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 is blooming! Featuring floral arrangements by Deacon, Hallonquist, Ostlund and many others. Visit our garden Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 167-Fourth Avenue.
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.
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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