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.
THE YOUNG 'UNS rock The Blue Grotto. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
MARGIT BULL plays Chances Barside Lounge from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. No cover charge for this show.
ZAP! BANG! KAPOW! The TNRD Library System's Kamloops Library, in partnership with High Octane Comics, hosts its first ever Mini Comic-Con. The event starts at 2 p.m., features an appearance by a well-established comic-book artist, as well as fun art and costume contests that offer prizes.
WILEY performs at The Blue Grotto for a Thanksgiving Show. Doors open at 8 p.m.
CANADA'S FOREMOST First Nations author and storyteller, Richard Wagamese, will be at the North Kamloops Library on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. for a free event. For more information contact Melanie Rutherford at 250-554-1124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN ERA OF DISCONTENT: Art as Occupation, the Kamloops Art Galleries final exhibit of 2012, begins Friday, Oct. 12 with a curator's tour from 5:30 t0 6:30 p.m. The show runs from Oct. 13 until Dec. 31. A roundtable discussion on the relationship between art and democracy takes place Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WORLD-ENDING SEXINESS is on display when the Kamloops Burlesque monthly showcase hits The Blue Grotto on Thursday, Oct. 11 for a Post Apocalyptic Show. The 19 and older show begins at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door. Everyone is encouraged to dress in post-apocalyptic clothing.
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.
THE KAMLOOPS SHRINER'S host a Booster Party on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets are $125 a couple an include dinner, a live band and cash prized. Funds raised will provide medical care to burned, crippled or arthritic children. For more information phone Ken or Judy Zutz at 250-434-5545.
FROM CASTLE TO CONCERT HALL, a presentation of the Chamber Musicians of takes place at the Old Courthouse Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a musical journey from medieval duets to modern love songs. Candlelight, historic ambience, and costumes round out the evening. Join soprano Chris Krushel, baritone Jim Floris, and pianist Lori Thompson. Admission is by donation. Proceeds go to Boogie the Bridge.
THE REEL CHANGE Sustainability Film Fest comes to town Oct. 19 and 20 with nine award-winning documentaries about a wide range of sustainability topics. The event kicks off on the Friday at the Commodore from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A two-hour Farming in the City workshop takes place on the Saturday at The Old Courthouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information visit freshoutlockfoundation.org.
WEBLEY AWAITS, a concert showcase of the music of Tom Waits and Jason Webley, takes place Oct. 19 to 21 at the Pavilion Theatre. Tickets are $22 for B.C. Living Arts members and $25 for non-members. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
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.
MATT MAYS brings his brand of Canadian rock to 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.
THE CAN-ITAL LADIES Society hosts a fall dinner and fashion show Wednesday, Oct 24, at the Colombo Lodge starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available at Viva Bridal (353 Victoria St.) and The Hair Specialists (5-177 Tranquille Rd).
BIG SUGAR returns to Kamloops on Thursday, Oct. 25, with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets available at ORA Restaurant.
MEN WITHOUT HATS perform at The Blue Grotto on Thursday, Oct. 25. Go to thebluegrotto.ca for more information.
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 28TH RIH CRAFT AFAIR takes place at Interior Savings Centre Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2.
THE SAFETY MEETING, a presentation of MDL Cabinetry and the newly opened Bailey's Pub, takes place Saturday, Nov. 10 with musical guests The Stars of Fiction.
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 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.
ERIC CHURCH brings his country music to the Interior Savings Centre on Feb. 2, 2013 as part of his first ever-Canadian tour. Head online to ericchurch.com for more information.
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.
UPCYCLE From Trash to Treasure continues until Oct. 31 at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour. This explores the creative reuse and repurpose of reclaimed materials by Karen Hanna. Opening reception is Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the artist in attendance. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information visit www.kamloopscourthousegallery.ca
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 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.
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.
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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.
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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