Wednesday August 27, 2014





Still looking for something to do in the days ahead?

Kamloops tweeters Beth Quirie and Miz250 help us choose some fun events

Vancouver's The Boom Booms play Kamloops on Tuesday at The Art We Are, one of our recommended outings for the week ahead.

SHAKE YOUR POM POMS FOR THE BOOM BOOMS

So, your musical tastes run the gamut from roots to reggae, do they? Then you won't want to miss The Boom Booms at The Art We Are next week.

As Miz250 points out below, this Vancouver sextet is fresh off a successful Brazilian tour and swings by Kamloops on Tuesday, from 8 to 10 p.m.

What to expect? Well, Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood (you've seen him in dozens of films, including Denzel Washington's The Flight) describes the band like this: "organic groovemeisters that make you get up, melodies that wrap around your bones, it's all pumping with joy. They beam it out."

Ten bucks gets you in the door.

Need some convincing?

Test drive The Boom Booms online at theboombooms.com/music.

SATISFY YOUR LOVE OF GREAT ART

The world would be a lonely place without art, which is why we recommend taking in Kamloops Arts

Council's third-annual Juried Art Show and Sale this weekend at the Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St. West, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

You'll see a diverse mix of fine art by emerging and amateur artists, whose work was adjudicated by a panel of professional artists, teachers and curators.

As you browse through the collection, look for Catherine Dalfort's etching, entitled Piercing. The jurors gave it first prize. Admission is by donation.

HOCKEY RIVALRY SPILLS INTO MISSION FUNDRAISER

We beat 'em last year and now they're out for revenge.

Kelowna's Gospel Mission makes a run at victory over Kamloops' New Life Mission in tonight's Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser.

Both organizations hope to attract the most participants as they lead five- and 10-kilometre walks to draw attention to the issue of homelessness while raising money for each mission's programs.

Kelowna attracted 115 participants last year and raised more than $20,000. Kamloops drew twice that many people and raised more than $34,000.

"Taking our inspiration from the WHL standings, we want to meet or beat their turnout," said Kelowna's Jessica Samuels.

Help Kamloops stay victorious by registering for the walk today at 4 p.m. or by pledging one of the walkers, who will be heading out.

The event begins at around 5 p.m. at New Life Mission, 181 Victoria St.

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO EDUCATE RITA?

Western Canada Theatre Company rolls into its third night of Willy Russell's wildly funny and emotionally touching play, Educating Rita.

The show opened Thursday at Sagebrush Theatre and is getting rave reviews for actors Scott Bellis and Holly Lewis, who play Dr. Frank Bryant and Rita Susan White.

Lewis' Rita is a young wife who decides to complete her education by getting tutored by Frank, an English literature professor. Rita is a breath of fresh air for Frank; she challenges the attitudes of a traditional university, teaching him to question his own understanding of his work and himself.

The show runs until March 2, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

If you're lucky enough to find seats for tonight's performance, expect to pay $37 ($33 for seniors and $18 for students) through www.kamloopslive.com.

MIZ250's PICK OF THE WEEK - THE BOOM BOOMS 
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St.

MIZ250's PICK OF THE WEEK
THE BOOM BOOMS Tuesday, 8 p.m. The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. "This six-person rock-pop band is Vancouver based and they have recently come back from their Brazilian tour. Check it out for a mellow but fun night!" For more of Miz250's recommendations, follow her on Twitter @Miz250.

BETH'S PICK OF THE WEEK - COMMUNITY GARAGE AND PLANT SALE 
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 pm.
The Pond Country Market, Barnhartvale.

BETH'S PICK OF THE WEEK
COMMUNITY GARAGE AND PLANT SALE Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 pm. The Pond Country Market, Barnhartvale. "The Pond Country Market, according some of the avid gardeners I've talked to, is known for amazing plants (especially indoor plants and herbs) and has some great country-chic decor that would make anyone who frequents Pintrest heart swoon." For more of Beth Quirie's discoveries, visit bethquirie.com or follow her on Twitter @explorekamloops and @BethQuirie.





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