HUGH MCLENNAN and The Western Spirit present an evening of pure western music at the Calvary Community Church starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20.00 per person, $30.00 per couple, with kids under 16 allowed in for free if accompanied by an adult. Proceeds go to the B.C. Cowboy Heritage Society to help the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame and the BCCHS Student Scholarship Fund. For more info phone 1-888-763-2221.
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BRICKHOUSE performs at the Blue Grotto. Tickets are available at the door to hear this six-piece ensemble who deliver a message to the young and young at heart.
THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS of Intelligent Life in the Universe continues by way of the Kamloops Players. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to support theatre improvements and local charities. Tickets available at Desert Gardens Community Centre, Phoenix Centre, Centre for Spiritual Living, Pride Kamloops, at Mystic Dreams (419 Tranquille Rd.) or by phoning 250-682-2164.
THE 24TH ORIGINAL ART AUCTION, the annual fundraiser for the Kamloops Art Gallery, takes place at the KAG starting at 7 p.m. More than 100 fabulous items are up for auction while guests enjoy live jazz by Dale Rasmussen and Julian Veres and gourmet appies.
EMBERFIELD plays The Art We Are. 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.
THE DAILY NEWS CHAMBER SERIES opens Tuesday, Sept. 25, with a presentation of the Kamloops Symphony’s Fine Arts Quartet. One of the most distinguished chamber ensembles in music today, this strings quartet performs at the Calvary Community Church at 7:30 p.m.
GRAPHITE ARTIST Dale Redfern presents Welcome to My World, the first solo showing of his black-and-white work, at the Kamloops Art Council Main Gallery, 7 Seymour St. West, from Sept. 27 until Oct. 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact 250-372-7323.
IT’S AN ART JAM The Kamloops Art Gallery hosts a Youth Art Jam on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event officially launches the BY4Y (By Youth For Youth) program. Art material and light refreshments are provided. Youth aged 13-21 are encouraged to participate by making items for an art vending machine that will dispense creative, youth made artwork. To participate phone KAG education co-ordinator Marlaina Buch at 250-377-2405 or email email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BRILLIANT BEETHOVEN The Kamloops Symphony kicks off its 2012-2013 season with one of its most anticipated programs of the year on Saturday, Sept. 29. Experience the passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and the lyricism of Franz Schubert via pianist Stephane Lemelin at the Sagebrush Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Lemelin plays the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, Sept. 27 and the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre Friday, Sept. 28. Those shows also begin at 7:30 p.m.
HAZEN SAGE with JP MORTIER perform 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.
THE JOHN GILLIAT World Music Ensemble plays the North Shore Community Centre (452-730 Cottonwood Ave.) on Friday, Oct. 5. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door, Kamloops LIVE! Box Office or by phoning 250-374-5483.
LET’S DANCE, a fun night of live music and dance sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club, takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Ukrainian Hall at 725 York St. Admission is $10 and doors open at 8 p.m. Music is performed by Copper Creek. For more information contact Francoise at 250-372-3782, Zonia at 250-372-0091 or Ed at 250-374-2774.
MICHELLE WRIGHT brings her award-winning 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.
MATT MAYS rocks The Blue Grotto on Monday, Oct. 22. Tickets are $20 and available at Long and McQuade or at The Blue Grotto. Doors open at 8 p.m.
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.
RECORD FAIR The fifth CFBX Record Fair takes place at Sahali Centre Mall on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will offer CDs, vinyl records and used stereo equipment, musical instruments and memorabilia. Vendors can purchase tables at $25 each. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information head online to thex.ca.
JUNO-NOMINATED Canadian pop band Marianas Trench closes out its Face the Music tour at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, Nov. 3. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. with guests Down With Webster and Anami Vice.
THE CONTENDERS return to the Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office. This is the 12th tour featuring Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard in support of George Ryga Week in B.C.
THEORY OF A DEADMAN and Big Wreck play the Interior Savings Centre on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $47.50 for the floor or $42.50 in the stands. They are on sale at Ticketmaster, the ISC box office or by phoning 1-855-985-5000.
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.
WE NEED TO TALK an artistic installation by Immony Men, is on at the Arnica Artist Run Centre at the Kamloops Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour St. West) until Nov. 3. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 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 POETRY SLAM/Spoken Word Night is held the second and last Wednesday of each month at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation for admission is $5. Next one is Wednesday, September 26 -- bring your spoken word creations to share with other artists! Or just come to listen to some great poetry and spoken word!
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">firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com">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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