DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE? Then you are invited to the Discovery Ball on Friday, June 29, at the Colombo Lodge. Music is provided by the Carboo Gold Dance Band. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at the ticket centre in Sahali Mall.
BUCKMAN Coe, a world/folk artists, performs Friday, June 29, 8 p.m. at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. Other events: Ivoryoda, a guitar/piano duo, Saturday, June 30; Jason and the Diatonics and Coldwater Road, Monday, July 2; Jenny Thai, Edmonton folk artist, Thursday, July 5; Matiation, Tuesday, July 10; poetry slam, Wednesdays, July 11 and 15; and Audio Rocketry with Troy Snaterse, Thursday, July 12. All start at 8 p.m.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
SOUPBONE will be performing live at the Blue Grotto on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
MAINSTAGE 2012 opens at Sagebrush Theatre with performances at noon of Mending Fences and at 8 p.m. of A Particular Class of Women. Plays continue daily through Friday, July 6. Public encouraged to attend. For a complete schedule of events, see www.tbcmainstage.ca.
KAMLOOPS Art Gallery presents Re-Story: Works from the Permanent Collection, June 30-Aug. 25. KAG curator Charo Neville will give a talk on Saturday, June 30, 5:30 p.m., followed by a member’s preview and reception at 6:30 p.m. Artists will attend.
CERAMIC artist Linda Doherty holds her annual pottery sale Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at her Stump Lake studio, located off Highway 5A in the Nicola Valley between Kamloops and Merritt.
CANADA Day celebrations takes place Sunday, July 1, in Riverside Park with a full day of activities starting with pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Art in the Park funs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Official ceremony at noon. Evening entertainment, 7-10 p.m. features No Ordinary Jo, Henry Small Band and Fast Lane. Lumiere parade at 10 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
B.C. LIVING Arts hosts Kamloops Idol during the Canada Day Celebrations in Riverside Park. The competition is open to singers aged 14 and older, and registration is being handled via Kamloops Live Box Office (250-374-LIVE).
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
THE HIP Replacements will be performing live at the Blue Grotto on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
SUN PEAKS holds its summer kickoff weekend Saturday and Sunday with a variety of activities, including Jo’s Road Race, Mountain of Beer & Chili Cook-off, and performances by The Blues Jumpers and Steelwheels.
PALMER’S Gulch Gang holds the 20th annual Cowboy Action Shooting event, June 29-July 2, 9 a.am.-3 p.m. Turn up Heffley Creek Road off Highway 5 and follow the cowboy signs to Heffley Creek Range.
MUSIC in the Park begins Monday, July 2, with a show featuring pop artist Kate Morgan. Other shows: Kamloops Big Band, Tuesday; Brian MacMillan (roots/pop), Wednesday; Nine Mile (roots/reggae/pop), Thursday; Swing Cat Bounce (swing/blues), Friday; and Redgy Blackout (pop), Saturday. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park.
ACOUSTIC guitarist Alexander Flock and fiddler Trent Freeman perform Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m. at The Commodore Grand Café and Loiunge, 369 Victoria St. Admission $5.
LIVE AT Lunch, the downtown summer music program, begins its eighth year Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the 400 block of Victoria Street outside Kamloops Art Gallery. Runs five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, until Aug. 25. Performances moved between 100 block and 400 block. On Thursdays, they’re held at Lansdowne Village and the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
ANNETTE Dominik presents The Journey Back, an art exhibition of acrylic on canvas and photoprints, at Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. Opening night is Friday, July 6, 7 p.m., and the show continues until July 28 Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
ACTOR/musician performer Kevin Costner and his country/rock band Modern West play Sun Peaks Resort on Saturday, July 7, with a free outdoor concert.
KAMLOOPS Art Gallery hosts a an interactive drawing and storytelling workshop with local artist Emily Hope, whose exhibition The Wild Man Appreciation Society will be on view in the Cube from June 30-Aug. 25. Join Hope on Saturday, July 7, 1-3 p.m., to create drawings and tell stories about the wild men you’ve seen or imagined, and post your drawing or story on the BMO Open Gallery. The gallery will be open as ain interavctive space July 7-Aug. 18.
A WET PAINT show, a celebration of the plein air movement and the start of ArtZone summer workshops, takes place July 7-8 at Sun Peaks. Plein air painters are invited to show up to three pieces of recent works in the ArtZone studio space. Artist retreat package available. For details or to register, email hello@artzonesunpeaks.
BILL BISSETT, B.C. poet and recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to B.C. literature, reads from his work on Sunday, July 8, at Second Glance Book Store, 448 Victoria St.
KATE Greenaway will launch her father’s memoir, Lorne Greenaway: From Horseback to the House of Commons, on Sunday, July 8, 1-3 p.m. at Kamloops Chapters, 4 — 1395 Hillside Dr. A former Kamloops resident, Lorne was a large-animal vet who became an MP for 10 years.
MELBOURNE’S all-girl rock-roots band Jungal will be performing live at The Grind, Tuesday, July 10.
YOUTHFUL Groove on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. features senior and university students as the next generation of chamber musicians at the Old CourthouseCultural Centre on Seymour Street West and First Ave. Pre-show performances at 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation at the door will benefit Boogie the Bridge Youth Cultural Fund. This will be the sixth of 10 concerts in a series produced by Chamber Musicians of Kamloops with support from the City of Kamloops in conjunction with the 200th Anniversary of Fort Kamloops. FMI contact Robin Suddaby at 250-374-6378.
KAMLOOPS Symphony Orchestra is taking its music to the farm — Thistle Farm, 710 Dairy Rd., on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. An Enchanted Evening at Thistle Farm offers a farm tour, dinner gatered by Terra Restaurant, regional wines and a 20-piece KSO providing the soul food, including music by Mozart and Vivaldi. Tickets, $65, are available from the KSO office, the Thistle Farm booth at Kamloops Farmers Market or Terra Restaurant, 326 Victoria St.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on July 14 with the Kenny Byrka Band with Pauline Kyllonen and special guest Rachel Ashley taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
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.
THE GREAT Shuswap Pottery Sale takes place July 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Celista Hall on the shore of Shuswap Lake. High-quality work by local and guest artists.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 1 with Australia’s Benny Walker taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
FABULOUS CANADIAN band The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is scheduled to play in Kamloops this summer, with a show at Music in the Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
THE THOMPSON-Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative invites all to the second annual Farm2Chefs culinary grazing event and fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 12, 3-6 p.m. at Thistle Farm at 710 Dairy Rd. in Westsyde. Admission is $60 for adults, $20 for kids 6-12 and free for kids age five and under. All proceeds to toward the collaborative’s micro-loan program aimed at enhancing local food production. Tickets are available at the Saturday Farmers Market or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252351.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 18 with Sister Girl and Cod Gone Wild taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
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.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Sept. 8 with the Paul Black Duo and Lost in the Woods taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
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.
ARNICA Artist Run Centre and Thompson Rivers University Art Gallery are featuring the exhibition Connecting the Dots as curated by Tricia Sellmer. Connecting the Dots reflects the notion that artists either locally or globally are able to come together, connect and thus give voice on different ideas, issues and themes. This notion becomes increasingly apparent when today, we are not only connected through digital media and technology but also seem to rely on this digital and social phenomena in our everyday lives. Visit Arnica Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and TRU Tuesday-Thursday: 9am – 1 p.m.
KAMLOOPS artist N.L. Quast presents a show of her acrylic paintings, The Nature of Things, at Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. The show continues until July 25.
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
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 ever thought about joining the Rube Band? Why not give it a try? The band practices on most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers 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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