LEGENDARY PUNK act D.O.A. bring their farewell tour to Bailey’s Pub in North Kamloops. For more information, visit www.suddendeath.com.
AN EVENING OF Love Songs featuring Mo Jazz and guest vocalists Jeanne Rodrigue and Joey Jack takes place at St. Andrews on the Square. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23 and available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
LA LIGUE DU BONHEUR, a traditional Francophone folk concert and dance, takes place at the Ramada Inn, 555 Columbia St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $12 for youth and available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
WALTZ AND TANGO are the featured dances beginning at Heritage House. Each evening includes a lesson in dance at both beginner and intermediate levels, plus an hour of general dancing. There's reasonable fees, lots of space, good music and a great atmosphere. For more information, contact Maureen MacLeod at 250-374-7898 or check our website at www.allegrosocialdance.com
MARGIT BULL and Sweet Grass play Chances Barside Lounge and Grill starting at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge.
MARGARET ATWOOD speaks at Thompson Rivers University’s Grand Hall starting at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the service’s desk in the Independent Centre.
OPENING NIGHT for the Kamloops Arts Council’s Juried Art Show and Sale takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour St. West. The show continues until Sunday, Feb. 24.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
LOVE LETTERS, the latest production by the Kamloops Players, takes place 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 VAGINA MONOLOGUES are on at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets range from $20 to $25 and can be purchased at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
SABRINA WEEKS, Mike Hilliard and Friends return to the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar at the Plaza Hotel. There is a minimum $10 cover charge per person.
Blackdog Blue play the Blue Grotto. Visit www.thebluegrotto.ca for more information.
THE FIRST BARNHARTVALE Coffee House of 2013 is tonight at the Barnhartvale Hall. Feature act is Jane Eamon of Kelowna and there will be an open mike 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.
OREN BARTER performs at the Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., from 8 to 10 p.m.
THE KINGPINS play Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse starting at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $5.
IMPROV NIGHT WITH PROJECT X takes place at St. Andrews on the Square starting at 8 p.m. Get your funny bone tickled with an evening of comedy inspired by you Bring your most creative suggestions, and get ready to make Devon McBride, Harmony Maher, Robin O'Reilly, and Sheanna James jump and dance. Tickets are $20 available in advance at Pandora's Costume Box or at the door.
BLACKBERRY WOOD Band, Weathered Feather and Joy play Bailey’s Pub starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
EDUCATING RITA, the very funny and moving comedy by the author of Shirley Valentine, plays February 21 to March 2 at the Sagebrush Theatre. See wctlive.ca for more information or kamloopslive.ca for tickets.
BEEKEEPER, a Vancouver-based indie rock group, plays The Dirty Jersey in North Kamloops on Friday, Feb. 22. The tour is in support of the band’s new EP Shout at People.
GORDIE WEST returns as headliner for the next coffee house at the Westsyde Fellowship Church, 2833 Westsyde Rd., on Friday, Feb. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information contact Wayne at 250-318-8156.
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.
SARAH CRIPPS takes the stage at the Art We Are on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a show beginning at 8 p.m.
THE BOOM BOOMS play the Art We Are on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 8 to 10 p.m.
WESTERN TRIBUTE, a performance by the Thompson Valley Community Orchestra, featuring guests Hugh McLennan and the Western Spirit Band, takes place Saturday, March 2. The concert is held in the Calvary Community Church at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 at the door.
KEENAN WILCOX brings his talent for singing and guitar to the Art We Are on Saturday, March 9. Show begins at 8 p.m.
THE GREAT PLAINS, aka Saskia and Darrel, perform at the North Shore Community Centre, 452-730 Cottonwood Ave., Saturday, March 16, at 3 p.m. Come and enjoy great folk, country, bluegrass and Celtic music.
BILLY TALENT, with Hollerado, Sum 41 and Indian Handcrafts play the Interior Savings Centre Saturday, March 16. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.ca.
KAMLOOPS WINE FESTIVAL’s Consumer Wine Tasting takes place at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday, March 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy food, live music and more than 100 kinds of wine. Tickets are $45 per person and can be ordered by phone at 250-377-2400 or purchased at Preston’s and the Coast hotel.
MINDIL BEACH MARKET bring their funk/hip-hop/reggae sound to Pogue Mahone Irish Ale House in Brocklehurst on Saturday, April 13, at 9 p.m.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY and the Beast will play the Interior Savings Centre on Tuesday, April 30. The award-winning 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.
INSIDE THE IMAGINATION of Kelly Pape, an exhibit of the Kamloops photographer and painters work, is on now at the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd., until Thursday, March 14. For more information visit www.kellypapephotography.com.
WESTERN and Sonia Cornwall’s Roundup opened at the Kamloops Art Gallery. The exhibits continue until March 23.
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, 6:30-8:30 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.
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. We welcome new singers and meet every Tuesday night. For more information, visit www.dshchorus.ca.
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