PARTY IT up Latin style with Locarno playing at Music in the Park in the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park at 7 p.m.
COUNTRY MUSIC lovers can catch Jo Landygo in Music in the Park in McDonald Park in North Kamloops starting at 7 p.m.
OFFICIAL DENIAL: The Art of the Apology opens from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arnica Artist Run Centre in the Old Courthouse Gallery at 7 W. Seymour St. Official Denial is a creative response to the apology by Stephen Harper to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada. The show features new media, paintings, carvings, clothing and film by acclaimed First Nations artists.
WAX MANNEQUIN plays The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St at 8 p.m. Wax Mannequin comes from Hamilton; a damaged, underdog town and a perfect breeding ground for strange, variant things. Incorporating folk, scrappy prog-metal and a tireless creative ethic, he now finds himself a forerunner in a strange new movement: roaming recluses and attention-seekers, equipped with laptops, damaged instruments and decaying minivans, making new sounds, informed by hard travel and rough living. Admission is $6 at the door.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
THE GOODS play at the Blue Grotto on Victoria Street, tickets available at the door.
BLUESY POP is being dished up at tonight’s Music in the Park with Neil James Harnett performing at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park at 7 p.m.
WILEY brings country tunes to Music in the Park at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park.
INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN ARTIST Ezra Kwizera plays The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., at 8 p.m. Kwizera’s music carries the spark of an enthusiastic life, along with the rich undertones of someone who has seen and survived hardships, war, and poverty. Growing up as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda, he has risen up to become one of the most notable artists and music producers in East Africa and internationally. His music consists of Traditional, Reggae, Soca, and African Dance Hall. Admission is $6 at the door.
NORTH SHORE Artwalk starts Aug. 3 to Sept. 3 with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northills Centre. There will be door prizes, a cake and entertainment. Pick up a map at participating retailers, or download the map to find out what’s in store: http://www.kamloopsarts.com/images/NS_Artwalk_Brochure_2012_Final.pdf
BURLESQUE NIGHT at the Blue Grotto happens Aug. 9 with tickets available at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9. This month’s theme is “pin up.” Enjoy a live burlesque show with special guest Madame Mae I and join in the glitz, glam and cheekiness that is the magic of burlesque in the 'loops. Cover is $5 and there are a limited number of VIP tickets ($10) available at Instinct Adornment, 319 Victoria St.
KELOWNA CLASSIC-ROCK band Wheelhouse is live at the Blue Grotto on Victoria Street on Aug. 10-11. Tickets at the door.
CORNSTOCK 2012 is coming up in just one week! Aug. 11 at Memorial Park in Chase there will be a line-up of activities and entertainment all day and evening. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Admission is by donation, with $5 suggested per adult. With each donation you get a ticket in the prize draw. Parking is along 2nd Ave. and please leave your pets at home. For up to date information on schedule or performers, please visit www.chasecornstock.com.
HARMONY FOR THE HOUSE happens at the Blue Grotto Aug. 11. Ten bands play for 10 hours to make 10 times the fun. Join us in fundraising for the Kamloops Hospice House. This event is held alongside Kamloops' Hot Night in the City. The Blue Grotto patio will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. selling cold beer and hotdogs. Donations will be taken at the door and all monies raised will be donated to the Hospice House.
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 event/www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252351.
SUMMER SENTIMENTS features soprano Carlene Wiebe with pianist Daniela O’Fee and violinist/violist Cvetozar Vutev at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre on Seymour Street W. and First Ave., Thursday Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door and will benefit the Boogie the Bridge Youth Cultural Fund. The concert is produced by the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops. For more information contact Robin Suddaby at 250-374-6378.
MOVIELIGHT MOVIE night rolls Shrek on a three-storey high inflatable screen under the stars at Riverside Park on Aug. 16. Games for all ages start at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. It’s by donation to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops and Region.
THE ORIGINAL SERIOUS DOGS play live at the Blue Grotto Aug. 17 and 18. Tickets are available at the door to see this local Kamloops band.
SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 18 with Revelstoke’s Sister Girl, a country/roots band performing as well as Cod Gone Wild, a modern Celtic band from the Okanagan. Tickets are $30 plus tax. 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. Tickets range in from $36 (kids 12 and under) to $80 and up (adults).
THE 20TH annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival is Aug. 17-19. Call 250-833-4096 for tickets or purchase online at rootsandblues.ca.
The first annual SPLISH SPLASH ART MARKET will be hosted at Celista Hall in the North Shuswap on Aug. 18 and 19. Over 15 artists will be displaying pottery, wood and metal art, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, soaps, lotions, and more. There will be a draw held for a $50 gift certificate. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Check us out at www.splishsplashartmarket.co.ca.
THE YOUNG’UNS play the Blue Grotto Aug. 24 and 25. Voted the Okanagan’s most versatile band, the Young’uns have been playing Classic Rock, Reggae, Country,
Funk, Ska, Pop, Heavy Metal, and current Top 40 hits together for the past 22 years. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
KIDNEY WALK, the third annual in Kamloops, is happening Sunday, Aug. 26 at Riverside Park. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11. The walk will follow the beautiful river's trail to Pioneer Park and then return. People are encouraged to start a team at work, get pledges and walk together to help support those living with kidney disease. For more information, contact Jennifer at 250-828-6888 or visit www.kamloopskidneywalk.ca.
COMPOSER RON KLUSMEIER will perform at Mount Paul United Church, 421 St.Paul St., on Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Klusmeier will perform on behalf of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on his final tour before retirement; “Tour of a Lifetime.” Cost is $20 per person with $5 from each ticket going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which is a partnership of 15 churches working together to end global hunger. Prior to the concert, Klusmeier will offer a music workshop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and his wife Christina Bogucki will offer a worship technology workshop at the same time. Workshop registration details can be found at http://musiklus.com under Tour of a Lifetime.
WE ARE LIVE! play the Blue Grotto Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Tickets are available at the door to see their loud, distorted punk-rock fury blending Top 40 pop hits from the likes of Rihanna, Pink, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. We Are Live! play a high-energy live stage show fusing punk and pop into a brew of catchy and danceable hard rock anthems.
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.
HIGH COUNTRY SINGERS, Kamloops' dynamic contemporary choir, performs songs by Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Carole King and U2, plus jazz, gospel-rock and folk. Now auditioning singers seeking a unique and exciting choir experience. Directed by accomplished musician-vocalist and arranger Dale Rasmussen. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings starting Sept. 18. For info, email email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-573-4692.
54-40 CELEBRATES its 30th anniversary with a show at the Sagebrush Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 18. Tickets on sale at Kamloops Live! Box Office and are $42.50. Charge by phone 250-374-5483 or 1-866-374-5483 or online at wwwlkamloopslive.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. Per formances 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.
THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND brings its classic country-folk sound to Kamloops on Tuesday, Oct. 23, with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre.
BIG SUGAR returns to Kamloops Thursday, Oct. 25, with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets available at ORA Restaurant.
X FEST 2012 IS HERE! The annual outdoor theatre event takes place until 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-ticket 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 Derek@projectxtheatre.ca.
KAMLOOPS Art Gallery hosts 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 until Aug. 25. The gallery will be open as an interactive space until Aug. 18.
LIVE AT Lunch, the downtown summer music program, runs five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, until Aug. 25. Performances move between 100 block and 400 block. On Thursdays, they're at Lansdowne Village and the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
ARTIST WAYNE Broomfield’s landscape paintings at the Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St. West, are showing until Aug. 25. See A Love for the Land during gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
TRU GARDEN tours continue on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through August. Join a member of the TRU Friends of the Gardens for a tour of the Horticulture Gardens and campus grounds. Each tour is unique, featuring plants that are seasonally in bloom. Come armed with your gardening questions. Meet at House 10, opposite the 11-storey TRU Residence and Conference Centre.
ARTISAN SQUARE 2012 is a go every Saturday until Sept. 1 at Gaglardi Park adjacent to St. Andrews on the Square at Second Avenue and Seymour St. Experience the finely crafted arts and crafts of local artisans starting at 10 a.m.
STORYTELLING USING Three Distinct Themes, a show by dutchie Rutledge-Mathison and her vibrant representations of northern aboriginal culture continues in the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Road, until Sept. 5, gallery hours from 1 to 4 p.m.
TEENY TINY: Lance Weisser Miniatures is running from Aug. 1 to 31 in the Old Courthouse Gallery at 7 W. Seymour. Weisser presents fine art on a small scale. He’s been painting for 45 years and is regularly included in national shows, regional galleries and private collections. You can meet the artist and browse the gallery for fine art and craft by local artists. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no HST, free parking and the gallery is handicap accessible.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The sixth annual Christmas at the Courthouse fine art and craft show and sale is happening Nov. 24 and 25. This is a juried show and applications may be picked up at the old Courthouse Gallery at 7 W. Seymour St. or online at kamloopscourthousegallery.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 textiles at this time. For more information, phone 250-314-6600 or visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca.
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 250-372 8464, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 practise 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 250-579-9505.
BEGINNER'S Bridge, duplicate bridge for beginners, is every Monday, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069 for more information.
DESERT Gardens Community Centre offers a variety of games and invites people 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 250-372-5110.
WANT to have fun with music? Have you ever thought about joining the Rube Band? Why not give it a try? The band practises on most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. For info, call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209.
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 toward required volunteerism for high school students. Contact education coordinator Tarin Hughes at email@example.com 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.
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