LEARN CHA CHA AND FOXTROT starts tonight 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.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
COME ON DOWN to the FireSide Grill in the Plaza Hotel to 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.
CHRISTMAS COMES early to the North Shore Community Centre with a Christmas-themed craft fair and bake sale 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.
TOP MUSICIANS in the Kamloops-Thompson District perform at the Sagebrush Theatre at 3 p.m. with the annual Honour Band and Choir Concert. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or through Long and McQuade or at the Henry Grube Education Centre.
JUNO-NOMINATED Canadian pop band Marianas Trench closes out its Face the Music tour at Interior Savings Centre. 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2.
BALLET KELOWNA brings its 10th anniversary tour to The Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets and information can be found online at balletkelowna.ca.
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. 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.
CONSERVATIONISTS, naturalists and nature photographers are invited to attend Brad Hill Weekend 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.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, an adaptation by TAG Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, comes to the Pavilion Theatres with public showings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
KAMLOOPS WRITERS’ FAIR, a co-production of the Kamloops Arts Council, B.C. Federation for Writers and B.C. Living Arts, takes place at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour St. West). The fair helps to support emerging new writers, as well as providing exposure for established B.C. authors. There’s an open mic night on Friday that is free to registered guests, $10 for the public. For more information phone 250-372-7323 or email email@example.com.
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.
CHRIS BROCK and his band play Heroes Pub at Thompson Rivers University Wednesday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $5 at the door. There will be an open mic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guest DJ at 8 p.m. and Brock takes the stage at 9 p.m.
ARNICA’S WINTER CELEBRATION show and sale takes place Nov. 9 to Dec. 22 and features great work by local artists. An opening night silent auction takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 Seymour St. West. The courthouse is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 Sunday, 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.
NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY bid adieu to Twilight with a Breaking Dawn Part 2 on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. The event is open to teens aged 13 to 18 and will feature games, music, tasty treats and more.
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.
BEATTIE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS hosts a coffee house Nov. 22 in the school’s drama room at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 or $2 with the donation of non-perishable food item for the Kamloops Food Bank.
RIVERBEND hosts a second Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 760 Mayfair Street in Brocklehurst. Sewing, knitting, baking, crafts and novelties will be featured. A silent auction and tearoom is included. For more information, or if you have items to contribute, phone Mary at 250-376-5873.
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.
ALMOST CHRISTMAS has begun at the Old Courthouse Gallery with one-of-a-kind works by local artists. There’s everything from paintings to hand-dyed silk scarves.
LANDSCAPES & OTHER IMAGES, the watercolours of Patricia Kellogg, will be featured at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre until Nov. 24.
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 until Nov. 3.
CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE takes place Dec. 1 and 2 at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The popular children’s art show will be featured again this year along with a show and sale by local artists.
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. This explores the creative reuse and repurpose of reclaimed materials by Karen Hanna.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 invites 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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