THE YOUNG’UNS play the Blue Grotto.
THE GRINDERS perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar in the Plaza Hotel.
JIM COCHRAN and Mark Petri play Chances Barside Lounge and Grill from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
THE STARS OF FICTION and 40 Sons are at Bailey’s Pub in North Kamloops at 8 p.m.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
JESS REIMER, a country, roots and bluegrass singer/songwriter, performs at two house concerts in Kamloops. Email firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or phone Anne at 250-374-3234 for details on a downtown concert Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com for info about a show in Rayleigh on Saturday.
THE 17TH KAMLOOPS CANADIAN and International Film Festival runs through Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre. A closing party takes place at The Noble Pig Saturday night at 9 p.m. Visit www.kamloopsfilmfestival.ca for more information.
THE OSCARS, a presentation of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, takes place at the Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 p.m. under the guidance of guest conductor Victor Sawa. Tickets at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
THE GREAT PLAINS, AKA Saskia and Darrel, perform at the North Shore Community Centre, 452-730 Cottonwood Ave. 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 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.
COME AND ENJOY waltzes, fox trots, two-steps, polkas and more with the music of the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Event takes place at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.
LET’S DANCE, the latest event sponsored by Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club, takes place at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Doors open at 8 p.m. 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.
MARGIT BULL and Sweetgrass play the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
LESLEY PELLETIER and Chloe Albert perform at the Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
AWARD-WINNING author Richard Wagamese speaks on the power of the story at the Valleyview Community Hall, 2288 Park Dr., at 10 a.m.
KAMLOOPS FESTIVAL of the Performing Arts Honours Concert takes place at the Sagebrush Theatre starting at 2 p.m.
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY Blarney Stone Magic/Comedy/Dinner show. 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.
SWOLLEN MEMBERS play Cactus Jacks on Wednesday, March 20 in support of their latest album, Beautiful Death Machine.
SPRING ART CAMPS, hosted by the Kamloops Art Gallery, run from Monday, March 18 until Friday, March 22. For details, or to register, phone 250-377-2400.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or 250-372-3216 ext. 22 for details.
HYPNOTIC BLEND perform at the next Westsyde Fellowship Coffeehouse, 2833 Westsyde Rd., on Friday, March 22. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
DISCO FEVER featuring Encore Music and Samurai Cowboy is Friday, March 22 at the Eagles Club at 755 Tranquille Rd. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
EASTER BREAD and bake sale takes place Saturday, March 23, at the Ukrainian Catholic Church at 109 Tranquille Rd. The event runs from 10 a.m. until noon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com for information and ticket-sale locations.
BLU & KELLY HOPKINS play the Barnhartvale Coffee House on Saturday, March 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information phone 250-372-3461 or visit www.barnhartvalecoffeehouse.com.
THE STANFIELDS play the Blue Grotto on Wednesday, March 27.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, a joint production between Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, opens March 28 and the Sagebrush Theatre and continues until April 13. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
THE GOODS perform at the Blue Grotto on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.
SCENIC ROUTE to Alaska with Garret Dhaliwal play the Art We Are on Saturday, March 30 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
AWARD-WINNING recording artist Sean Hogan is at the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 starting at 8 p.m. Phone 250-377-8075 for reservations.
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.
BLUES, JAZZ AND FUNK act The Cookers take the Stage House Theatre, 422, Tranquille Rd., Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at www.kamloopslive.com.
BARNHARTVALE COFFEE HOUSE provides an open mic forum for local musicians Saturday, April 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Feature act is Just Like That from Kamloops. Admission is $5 at the door and free to performers.
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.
THRU’ THE LENS, Extraordinary Photos of Kamloops, continues 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, continues at the Old Courthouse Gallery in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
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.
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 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. 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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