WESTERN and Sonia Cornwall’s Roundup opens at the Kamloops Art Gallery. The exhibits continue until March 23. A curator’s tour and opening reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
JIM COCHRAN and Mark Petri play Chances Barside Lounge and Grill from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no cover.
SNOWED IN Comedy Tour takes to the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office, www.kamloopslive.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
THE YOUNG ‘UNS, the Okanagan’s most versatile band, play the Blue Grotto.
ONE ACT SHOWCASE, a presentation by the Kamloops Players Society, takes place at the Stage House, 422, Tranquille Rd. The performance features five one-act plays to chase away the winter blues. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
THE MAYOR’S GALA FOR THE ARTS, at the Kamloops Convention Centre on Rogers Way. Celebrate an evening of the arts with this collaboration between the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Art Gallery.
THE KAMLOOPS OLD TIME Fiddlers play Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Members pay $6 and non-members $7.
ADELE CASTILLO, The Glory Daze and Duncan Chalmers perform at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
THE TRAGICALLY HIP with special guests the Arkells rock the Interior Savings Centre. Arkells take the stage at 8 p.m. and The Hip begin at about 9 p.m. For more information phone 1-855-985-5000.
SNOWED IN Comedy Tour moves to Masa’s at Sun Peaks Resort. Visit www.snowedincomedytour.com for more information.
PIE NIGHT at the North Shore Community Centre is Tuesday, Jan. 22 starting at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy good pie and live music with an open dance floor. All for $3.
AUTHOR JANET LOVE Morrison will be at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., for a signing of her new book Friends: Six Friends, Six Cultures, One Humanity, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.
THE IMPORTANCE OF Being Earnest, Western Canada Theatre’s adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic, opens Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Sagebrush Theatre and continues until Saturday, Feb. 2. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office, www.kamloopslive.com.
IT’S A KNIT IN All ages and abilities are encouraged to attend this community event at the Kamloops Art Gallery on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Some materials provided. This event is part of Family Literacy Week's initiative Unplug and Play, which encourages participation in fun learning activities across Kamloops. Try a new skill and sign up to yarn bomb a tree in support of the 2013 BC Seniors Games in Kamloops next summer. The KAG will be covering trees on Victoria Street with colourful yarn art. Visit www.kag.bc.ca/publicprograms.htm for full project details.
PLAY AGAIN, an award-winning documentary that investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature, screens at the downtown Paramount Theatre Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. The film will also show at the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops on McArthur Island at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.
LARRY AND JANE STEPHENSON perform at a coffee house at the Westsyde Fellowship Church, 2833 Westsyde Rd., on Friday, Jan. 25. Come and enjoy great music, great coffee and great goodies. There will also be an open mic for local musicians and performers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with no charge to performers.
EARTHBOUND rock the Blue Grotto Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26. Tickets at the door.
ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT, hosted by the Kamloops Highland Games Society, comes to the Kamloops Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 26. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $30 for youth and $15 for children and can be purchased at the Kamloops Florist, Overland Press and Movements Dancewear. For more information visit www.kamloopshighlandgames.ca or phone 250-828-6688.
UNION JACK performs at the latest Let’s Dance gathering of the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Tickets are $10 and the fun starts at 8 p.m.
FINAL CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Kamloops Art Council’s Juried Art Show is Jan. 26. Entry forms can be found online at www.kamloopsarts.ca. The show runs Saturday, Feb. 16 until Sunday, Feb. 24.
ERIC CHURCH brings his country music to the Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, as part of his first ever-Canadian tour. Head online to www.ericchurch.com for more information.
VANCOUVER ALTERNATIVE band Proud Animal plays The Art We Are Saturday, Feb 2, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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 can be purchased online through www.ticketmaster.ca, by phoning 1-855-985-5000 or at the ISC box office.
BRITISH SINGER/SOMGWRITER Benjamin Francis Leftwich performs at The Habitat in Kamloops on Saturday, Feb. 9. For more information visit www.vagrant.com.
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS bring their Rules of the Game tour to Kamloops on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre. Fans get to choose the rules of the game by going online to www.harlemglobetrotters.com and voting. Rules include playing with two basketballs at once or getting double the points for each basket made. Tickets are $28 and on sale now at ticketweb.ca, the TCC front desk, the Interior Savings Centre box office or by phone at 1-888-222-6608.
LEGENDARY PUNK act D.O.A. bring their farewell tour to Kamloops Friday, Feb. 15 at Bailey’s Pub in North Kamloops. For more information visit www.suddendeath.com.
LOVE LETTERS, the latest production by the Kamloops Players, takes place Wednesday, Feb. 13 until Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Stage House Theatre. There will be daily matinees at 2 p.m. and evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
THE FIRST BARNHARTVALE Coffee House of 2013 is Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Barnhartvale Hall. Feature act is Jane Eamon of Kelowna and there will be an open mic for local musicians and small groups. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, but free to performers.
OUR KIDS HAVE TALENT holds auditions Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24 at the St. James Hall in Vernon. Youth aged 8 to 18 from across the region are welcome to take part. For more information visit www.ourkidshavetalent.com.
HOLLERADO, the Ottawa-based indie-rock band, play the Interior Savings Centre Saturday, March 16. The band’s sophomore album, White Paint, will be released Tuesday, Feb. 26 and the show is part of a tour in support of it.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY and the Beast will play the Interior Savings Centre on Tuesday, April 30. 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.
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 information, contact Jarrett Schill at 250-372 8464, or 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.
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 information, 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 co-ordinator Tarin Hughes at email@example.com or 250-377-2405.
LYNN ERIN’S exhibit It is the Dawning is on at the OId Courthouse main gallery, 7 Seymour St. West, until Saturday, Feb. 2 with a grand opening Friday, Jan. 11, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
JO WYERS’ GREEN, an exhibit of paintings and photography, is on at the Wilson House Gallery (115 Tranquille Rd.) until Thursday, Feb. 7. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 1:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
THE JUDGE’S TRUNK has been filled with special surprises, discounted items and old stock by Old Courthouse artists that are just right for the discerning shopper. The trunk is available at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
BEGINNER’S Bridge, duplicate bridge for beginners, is every Monday at 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.
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