JUNO-NOMINATED blues guitarist David Gogo plays the McCracken Station Pub in Valleyview at 8 p.m. Phone 250-828-7100 for more information.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
THE REEL CHANGE Sustainability Film Fest is in town with nine award-winning documentaries about a wide range of sustainability topics. The event kicks off 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.
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, a presentation of Performing Arts Westsyde, continues at Westsyde Secondary with shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
LOCAL AUTHOR and long-time employee of At Second Glance Books reads from his new novel White Wolf Moon at the store (448 Victoria St.) at 2 p.m. This is the final meet-the-author at the used books store. For more information phone 250-377-8411.
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, 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.
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.
WEBLEY AWAITS, a concert showcase of the music of Tom Waits and Jason Webley, takes place 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.
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.
GUEST CONDUCTOR Martin McDonald leads the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra for Affairs of the Heart at The Sagebrush Theatre Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The concert includes a signature symphony by Mozart. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
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.
FAKE FLESH Film Festival unleashes at least 20 horror short films at the Paramount Theatre Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at Mountain High Pizza.
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.
BALLET KELOWNA brings its 10th anniversary tour to The Sagebrush Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets and information can be found online at balletkelowna.ca.
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.
AN ERA OF DISCONTENT: Art as Occupation, the Kamloops Art Gallery’s final exhibit of 2012, runs until Dec. 31.
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 is the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. This is a great outlet for your singing talent. We welcome new singers and meet every Tuesday night. For more information visit www.dshchorus.ca.
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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