JIM COCHRAN and Mark Petri play Chances Barside Lounge and Grill from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no cover charge.
ENJOY A SPOOKY Halloween swim at the Tournament Capital Centre with games, activities and other haunted fun from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
REVOLVER hits Cactus Jack’s Saloon for a 19-and-older show. Tickets are $7 in advance at Mountain High Pizza on Victoria Street.
IT’S A HALLOWEEN party at McCracken Station Pub with live music by Hogwash, featuring Tony Robertson, Lyle Shepard, and Spi7uwe Sqalemc. The band starts at 9 p.m. There will also be prizes for the best dressed. Tickets are only $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets available at McCracken Station Pub. For more info please call Shannon at 250-819-1902 or email email@example.com
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
WHEELHOUSE is at The Blue Grotto at 8 p.m. Phone 250-372-9901 for more information.
THE BROCK/NORKAM haunted house takes over the NorKam secondary cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry by donation. Minimum donation is $2.
A BIGGER, BETTER ZOMBIE walk lurches through the downtown 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 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 at 7:30 p.m. The concert includes a signature symphony by Mozart. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
A CORN MAZE extravaganza in the dark at Tranquille Farm Fresh from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Experience a spooky light show, actors, and more! Bring your family and friends and try to figure out what paths to take to complete the maze!
RECORD FAIR The fifth CFBX Record Fair takes place at Sahali Centre Mall 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 SPOOKY SKATE at Memorial Arena puts Halloween on ice from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ENJOY A HALLOWEEN Harvest open house at The Stage House Theatre from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Kamloops Players invite you and your family to this all-ages event. Come celebrate and see what the Kamloops Players are up to. Costumes are encouraged and everyone is welcome.
A CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL in support of the Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts takes place 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 with screenings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at Mountain High Pizza.
THE QUEEN OF BINGO, a hilarious comedy with a twist, is the latest production by the Kamloops Players Society. The script dictates that the audience play a game of Bingo, and someone goes home with a turkey, at each and every show. The show starts at 8 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m., at The Stage House, 422 Tranquille Rd. Tickets are $15.00 and available at Kamloops United Church, Andrena’s Book Co. and Mystic Dreams, as well as at the door. The fun continues Nov. 1, 2 and 3.
BOO AT THE ZOO, Halloween fun for the whole family, takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the B.C. Wildlife Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy an Alien X-Files Experience, candy stations, a haunted house and more. For more information phone 250-573-3242.
LANDSCAPES & OTHER IMAGES, the watercolours of Patricia Kellogg, will be featured at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre from Nov. 1 until Nov. 24. Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COME ON DOWN to the FireSide Grill in the Plaza Hotel Nov. 2 and 3to enjoy some acoustic blues with Sabrina Weeks and Mike Hilliard. The show starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. No cover. This is Sabrina’s only Kamloops performance before she heads to Toronto to Perform at Massey Hall as part of the Annual Women in Blues Revue.
CONSERVATIONISTS, naturalists and nature photographers are invited to attend Brad Hill Weekend in Kamloops from Nov. 2 to 4 with a variety of events brought to you by Thompson Rivers University, B.C. Living Arts, the Kamloops Naturalist Club and the Kamloops Photo Arts Club. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will support B.C. Grasslands initiatives. Highlights include a slide show and commentary by photographer Brad Hill on the Great Bear Rainforest on Friday, Nov. 2, in the TRU Alumni Theatre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more details visit www.kamloopsphotoarts.ca.
LEARN CHA CHA AND FOXTROT starting Nov. 2 at Heritage House from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be 90 minutes of instruction, 60 minutes of dancing plus snacks, good music and great company. For more information, call Maureen at (250) 374-7898.
CHRISTMAS COMES early to the North Show Community Centre with a Christmas-themed craft fair and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation and the cost for tea is $4. To book at table phone 250-376-4777 or stop by the office at 730 Cottonwood Ave. Tables are $15 each.
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.
WILDERNESS DWELLER Chris Czajkowski will be at the Kamloops Museum and Archives Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. to give a slide show and talk about her book, Ginty’s Ghost: A Wilderness Dweller’s Dream. Entry is $8.
BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE: The Bittersweet Music of Love, a recital featuring the voice of Tomas Bijok and piano of Daniela O’Fee, takes place Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Sixth Avenue. Tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and are available by phoning 250-374-5483 or heading online to www.kamloopslive.ca. Children under 12 attend for free.
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.
HOLY TRINITY Ukrainian Catholic Church presents a fall bake sale Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at 109 Tranquille Rd. Everyone is welcome.
LOVE, LOSS and What I Wore, by Nora and Delia Ephron, the latest production by Performing Arts Westsyde, takes place Nov 21 to 24 at the Rachel Ball Theatre in Westsyde secondary. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Tickets available now by phoning 250-579-9271.
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.
THE TENORS bring their multi-platinum blend of classical music and contemporary pop to the Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Feb. 8 with a show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 2 and can be purchased online through ticketmaster.ca, by phoning 1-855-985-5000 or at the ISC box office.
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.
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, 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.
AN ERA OF DISCONTENT: Art as Occupation, the Kamloops Art Gallery’s final exhibit of 2012, runs until Dec. 31.
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
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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