AN ERA OF DISCONTENT: Art as Occupation, the Kamloops Art Gallery’s final exhibit of 2012, begins with a curator’s tour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The show runs from Oct. 13 until Dec. 31. A roundtable discussion on the relationship between art and democracy runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
THE KAMLOOPS ROYAL BALL takes place at the Colombo Lodge from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. This is a family fundraising event with all proceeds going to the B.C. Wildlife Park. Enjoy dinner plus appearances by the Disney Princesses, carriage rides, dance classes, story time and more. Tickets range from $25 to $44.
STEVEN PINKER speaks on violence in society and throughout history at Thompson Rivers University at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall. Admission is free.
JAY CEE performs at Chances Barside Lounge with a no-cover show starting at 7 p.m.
EARTHBOUND play The Blue Grotto. Doors open at 8 p.m.
MARGIT BULL brings her acoustic rock to the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar at the Plaza Heritage Hotel. The show begins at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
IT’S HERE AGAIN! The giant antiques and collectibles sale held at the North Shore Community Centre (730 Cottonwood Ave.) runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 30 vendors from across the Interior will present vintage treasures including furniture, jewelry, dishware and much, much more. Admission is only $4 and children under 12 attend for free. All proceeds will support the on-going programs and activities provided by the North Shore Community Centre.
THE KAMLOOPS SHRINER’S host a Booster Party at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets are $125 a couple and include dinner, a live band and cash prizes. Funds raised will provide medical care to burned, crippled or arthritic children. For more information phone Ken or Judy Zutz at 250-434-5545.
LET’S DANCE, a fun night of live music and dance sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club, takes place 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.
APRIL WINE with Myles Goodwyn play the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets are $47.50 and can be charged by phone 250-374-LIVE or online at www.kamloopslive.ca. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
STUART MCLEAN brings his unique form of storytelling to the Sagebrush Theatres with CBC’s The Vinyl Café. The show begins at 7 p.m. Phone 250-374-5483 or 866-374-5483 for tickets.
WILDEBIRDS, WILDEBEASTS and Wildewoods, an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Marlene Wildeman, is at the Wilson Gallery from Oct. 16 until Nov. 4. Opening reception is Friday, Oct. 19 at the gallery at 6 p.m.
FROM CASTLE TO CONCERT HALL, a presentation of the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops 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 her 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.
A SLOWPITCH JAM workshop with guitarist Sue Malcolm occurs at 1 p.m. at the Barnhartvale Community Hall. Malcolm and Highrise Lonesome perform at that evening’s Barnhartvale Coffeehouse at 9 p.m. The coffeehouse doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 or free to performers.
HARVEST DANCE, a presentation of the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers, takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, with special guests Nyla & John Hirsch. If you enjoy Waltzes, Fox Trots, Two-Steps and Polkas, come dance to the music of the Old Time Fiddlers. The show runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street. Tickets are $6 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information phone 250-376-2330.
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 hits 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.
A BIGGER, BETTER ZOMBIE walk lurches through the downtown on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Organizer Bonnie McLean promises more undead than ever before. For more information phone McLean at 778-220-4849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALA KAMLOOPS PRIDE presents a Halloween dance party Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Kamloops Curling Club. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students with valid IDs. Enjoy door prizes, a 50/50 draw and cash prizes for best costume.
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.
A CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL in support of the Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts will be held Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Old Courthouse. Enter your favourite chocolate cookies, cakes, candy, pies, squares, sweets and savouries or just come to taste and enjoy the fun. The cost is $5 per entry. Entries will be received between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., judging is from noon to 2 p.m. and the tasting, auction and raffle from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tasting is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children under 12. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit kfpa.ca or contact Sue Reedman at 250-372-9339.
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, will be held 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.
BARNEY BENTALL and guests return to Kamloops on Thursday, Nov. 11 with a show at the Sagebrush Theatre starting at 7 p.m. The performance is a fundraiser for the Kamloops Alano Society. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office by phoning 250-374-5483 or 1-866-374-5483.
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.
THE GHOST TRAIN is back for another year of historic ghost stories and spooky entertainment. Rides take place every Saturday and Sunday until the end of October at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $15 for youth and $12 for children 11 and younger. Phone 250-374-2141 to reserve a spot.
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.
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The sixth annual Christmas at the Courthouse fine art and craft show and sale is happening Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. 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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