THRU’ THE LENS, Extraordinary Photos of Kamloops, starts tonight at the Kamloops Arts Council main gallery in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour St. West, with an opening reception and awards from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
POCKET ART, an exhibit of two and a half by three-inch art cards, opens at the Old Courthouse Gallery in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
JOHNSON SANDWICH perform at Chances Barside Lounge and Grill from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
HENRY SMALL BAND play McCracken Station Pub starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
THE CURSE OF the Starving Class, a presentation of the Actors Workshop Theatre, takes place at Thompson Rivers University. The play continues from Thursday, March 7 until Saturday, March 8. Tickets are available by phoning 250-377-6100.
MARGIT BULL and Sweetgrass play the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar in the Plaza Hotel from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
JERRY DOUCETTE performs at the Blue Grotto. Check thebluegrotto.ca for details.
WESTERN TRIBUTE, a performance by the Thompson Valley Community Orchestra, featuring guests Hugh McLennan and the Western Spirit Band. 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.
ENJOY WALTZES, FOX TROTS, two steps and polkas? Then come dance to the music of the Old Time Fiddlers on Saturday, March 2, at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for members, $7 for non-members.
KAMLOOPS OLD TIME Fiddlers present Gordon Stobbe and J.J. Guy in concert at the Cottonwood Community Centre. Tickets are $15 each. This event takes place at 2:30pm.
GORDON STOBBE and J.J. Guy play the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar in the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, March 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
THE 17TH KAMLOOPS CANADIAN and International Film Festival runs from Thursday, March 7 until Saturday, March 16 at the Paramount Theatre. Visit www.kamloopsfilmfestival.ca for more information.
TIFFANY DOWHAN performs at the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar in the Plaza Hotel as part of the Cowboy Festival downtown entertainment series on Thursday, March 7.
ELI BARSI AND FRIENDS play at the Plaza Hotel for a Cowboy Festival kick-off dinner and dance Thursday, March 7. Tickets are $35 per person. Phone 250-377-8075 to reserve.
BUDD WEBB performs at the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar at the Plaza Hotel as part of the Cowboy Festival downtown entertainment series Friday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BEAUTIFUL B.C. DINNER and Silent Auction, a presentation of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, takes place in the Thompson Rivers University Culinary Arts Centre Friday, March 8. Phone 250-372-5000 or email email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org to order tickets.
SERIOUS DOGS perform at the Blue Grotto Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9.
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 NEXT BURLESQUE takes place at the Blue Grotto on Thursday, March 14.
THE STARS OF FICTION and 40 Sons play Bailey’s Pub in North Kamloops on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.
THE YOUNG’UNS play the Blue Grotto Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16.
JESS REIMER, a country, roots and bluegrass singer/songwriter, performs at two house concerts in Kamloops. Email email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Anne at 250-374-3234 for details on the downtown concert Friday, March 15, or email email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org for info about the Rayleigh show on Saturday, March 16.
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 Cost Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre 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 Kamloops.
LET’S DANCE, the latest event sponsored by Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club, takes place Saturday, March 16, at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the fun continues until midnight with music by Copper Creek. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Zonia, 250-372-0091, Ed 250-374-2774, and Francoise 250-372-3782.
THE OSCARS, a presentation of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, takes place at the Sagebrush Theatre Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. under the guidance of guest conductor Victor Sawa. Tickets at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY Blarney Stone Magic/Comedy/Dinner show takes place Sunday, March 17. The Westsyde Development Society with Clinton W. Gray sponsors the event. The event takes place at the Westsyder Pub, 3369 Westsyde Rd. A steak or chicken dinner is served at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phoning 250-579-7605 or 250-579-2383.
STAGE ONE THEATRE School’s spring break classes run Monday, March 18 until Friday, March 22. The perfect place for kids who love to act, sing and dance. Visit wctlive.ca or contact Terri Runnalls at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-372-3216 ext. 22 for details.
EARTHBOUND performs at the Blue Grotto on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.
KAMLOOPS FOUNDATION invites you to the second Spaghetti Dinner and Auction fundraiser at the Colombo Lodge on Saturday, March 23. Proceeds will be invested in the Foundations’ Community Grants Program. Contact the foundation at 250-434-6995 or email email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org for information and ticket-sale locations.
THE STANDFIELDS play the Blue Grotto on Wednesday, March 27.
THE GOODS perform at the Blue Grotto on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.
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.
ENJOY SINGING in harmony and a great variety of songs? Kamloops Happy Choristers invite new members who are 55 and older for a social atmosphere and a chance to sing for senior residences and public concerts. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Heritage House. For more information phone Sharon at 250-579-9505.
KAMLOOPS FESITVAL of the Performing Arts continues until March 17, with voice, speech and choral works at a variety of venues. Each session costs $2 per person or enjoy any session at any venue during the three-week festival for $10 per person. Check www.kfpa.ca for details.
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 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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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