FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
RADIO LIFELINE plays the Blue Grotto. A cover band playing classic rock, tickets are $10 to this 19+ show.
HEIRLOOM DISCOVERY DAYS is back and appraiser Peter Blundell will be on hand to tell Kamloopsians what he thinks their antiques are worth. Blundell will work from the Hampton Gallery at 167 4th Ave. He’s been in the business over 40 years and travels extensively doing appraisals. Appointments are 15 minutes long, and cost $35 plus tax. Blundell will appraise up to three items per session. He’s available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and people should book ahead by calling 250-374-2400.
OLD COURTHOUSE GALLERY features a salute to the Adams River Salmon run. Run Salmon Run will hold a show opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Show ‘runs’ Sept. 1 to 29 at the gallery at 7 W. Seymour Street. Members of the gallery salute the Adams River Salmon Run with new works in textile art, photography, art cards, pen and ink, glass art, stained glass, jewelry, felting, weaving, pottery, fused glass, painting, sculpture and more. There is no HST, free parking and the venue is accessible. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues 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.
KAMLOOPS COMMUNITY BAND is looking for new members. High school and university students, and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate. The band meets every Sunday night at 7 p.m. starting this week, at the SKSS band room. Contact Bob Eley at 250-377-3209 for more information.
THE JEZABELS, an Australian award-winning four-piece band performing indie and pop, will be live at the Blue Grotto on Sept.10. The band released their debut album Prisoner this year. Since its release, the band has sold out countless shows. The Jezabels have Wake Owl as support.
54-40 CELEBRATES its 30th anniversary with a show at the Sagebrush Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 13. 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.
CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES at the Old Courthouse continues with its next instalment Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., called Winds, Strings and Keys II. Described as moving and profound, the performance will feature Catharine Dochstader on flute, Cvetozar Vutev on violin, Annette Dominik on violin and viola, Martin Kratky on cello and Dimiter Terziev on piano. They will present Vivaldi’s Concerto in G Minor, Beethoven’s Serenade Op.8 in D Major, Philippe Gaubert’s Trois Aquarelles (Three Water Colours), Johann Quantz’s Trio Sonata in C major, Haydn’s "London" Trio No.1 in C Major and Mozart’s Quartet in D Major. The concert is supported by the City and admission is by donation, with all proceeds doing to Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund. For more information visit www.chambermusiciansofkamloops.org or call 250-377-1880.
BURLESQUE at the Blue Grotto Sept. 13. This month's show is all your favourite numbers of 2011. Join in the glitz, glam and cheekiness that is the magic of burlesque in the 'loops. Prizes for those who come dressed as their favourite performer. Tickets are $5 at the door for this 19+ show. Doors at 8 p.m.
BLUESFOOT play the Blue Grotto Sept. 14 and 15. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 21+ show. Tickets at the door.
KAMLOOPS PLAYERS present The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at the Stagehouse Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. (beside Arigato Sushi), Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to support theatre improvements and local charities. Tickets at Desert Gardens Community Centre, Phoenix Centre, Centre for Spiritual Living, Pride Kamloops, at Mystic Dreams, 419 Tranquille Rd., or by calling 250-682-2164.
THE 13TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S Art Festival takes place in Riverside Park Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of fun-filled artistic, musical and theatrical activities. Join Uncle Chris the Clown, Clinton the magician, Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts and more.
KAMLOOPS TOMATO FESTIVAL at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join the TRU Friends of the Gardens and learn everything about the tomato: historical display; taste over 60 varieties; seed-saving demonstration; heirloom seeds; sample tomato dishes; growing advice and prizes for biggest, most bizarre, most perfect, most colourful, most fruit per stem. For more information, contact Margaret Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
BARNHARTVALE COFFEE House season starts Saturday Sept. 15 with two events. The first is a vocal harmony workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. followed by an evening open mic and feature act Chris Stevens and the Stevens Family Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and the evening is free to performers and volunteers.
LET’S DANCE is sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club. At the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St., Sept. 15 from 8 p.m. to midnight, music by Strange Brew will play, including country, rock and waltz. Tickets are $10, or free with a $20 TVASC membership. Call 250-571-5111 or email TVASclub@gmail.com">TVASclub@gmail.com for more information. For tickets call Francoise at 250-372-3782, Zonia at 250-372-0091 or Ed at 250-374-2774.
JODI DOIDGE, local singer/songwriter plays The Art We Are, Saturday Sept. 15 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doidge performs original folk-pop tunes from her EP Little Love Song. Cover is by donation.
CUZ I’M TALENTED, a talent night at The Art We Are, takes place Saturday Sept 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door with all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association. For more information, or to sign up and perform, contact Bill at Cuz I’m Magic by phoning 778-471-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEY OCEAN returns to Kamloops and the Blue Grotto Sept. 18. This well-known indie pop band hails from Vancouver and has been playing together since 2005. Tickets are $15 advance from Long & McQuade, or at the door.
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 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.
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.
TRU’S CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES kicks off Sept. 20 with violinist Lizzy Hoyt from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre. Admission is free.
BRICKHOUSE performs at the Blue Grotto Sept. 21 and 22. Tickets are available at the door to hear this six-piece ensemble who deliver a message to the young and young at heart.
EMBERFIELD plays The Art We Are Saturday, Sept. 22. Emberfield is a rock band based out of North Vancouver. Their songs vary in style, but always retain a fairly chill rock foundation. They have fun onstage, and their stage presence shows it. Show at 8 p.m., admission $6.
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.
MOSTLY MARLEY brings classic Reggae hits to the Blue Grotto Sept. 28 and 29. Tickets at the door.
HAZEN SAGE with JP MORTIER Saturday Sept. 29 at The Art We Are. Hazen Sage is Vancouver Island-based, compiling refreshingly vibrant and captivating new sounds with the love echoed from so very deep within, creating a blend of Black Keys meets Coldplay and Mumford & Sons with accents of the World. J.P. Mortier is a singer-songwriter from Montreal with a penchant for the brutal and the delicate akin to a rocking Leonard Cohen or a Nick Cave with a conscience. His fourth album is now here. The Only Bar is the musical adaptation of the play of the same name combining the musical power and diversity unleashed by J.P. and his band and the acid lyrics from Alain’s theatrical creation. Show at 8 p.m.
BOOK LAUNCH Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. at the North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista. Deanna Barnhardt Kawatski will launch Burning Man, Slaying Dragon, her travel memoir. Alex Forbes will launch Luminous Orange while musician Jes Kahili will release a new CD. Readings, music and refreshments. Signed copies available. Free admission.
MICHELLE WRIGHT brings here award-winning brand of country music to the Kamloops Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 20 with a show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and on sale now at ORA Restaurant and Kamloops LIVE! Box Office.
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.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will play the Interior Savings Centre on April 30, 2013. The award-winning smash hit Broadway musical produced by NETworks Presentations will come to life onstage. Tickets start at $57 and are available through the Interior Savings Centre Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 855-985-5000. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com.
PEAK YEAR honours the prolific 2010 Adams River sockeye run with a multi-artist travelling exhibition that will be displayed until Sept. 22. The Kamloops Art Council Main Gallery at 7 Seymour St. W. will host nine unusual installations by Shuswap/Thompson artists. Gallery hours at Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CALLING ALL ARTISTIC CHILDREN: if your child is between the ages of five and nine and loves creating visual, theatre, dance or musical art, the Kamloops Arts Council would like to hear from you. A short documentary will be shot over four years tracking the growth of a group of young artists who attend the annual Children’s Art Festival. The festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 with a free day of workshops and activities. Filming will start this September and interested parents can download the application form at www.kamloopsart.com under Events. For more information contact email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 a.m. to11 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 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 us at email@example.com.
TICKETS ON SALE for the November showing of the family holiday play, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. The beloved bunny siblings will take to the stage at the Sagebrush Theatre Nov. 12 for a kid-friendly story set to the classic Nutcracker music. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs for 90 minutes, and tickets are $27.50 and are available at Kamloops Live Box Office or through www.maxandrubyontour.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 p.m. to 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.
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, 250-828-2120, or Betty Barker at 250-434-6657.
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 be found 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 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.
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