Variety Clips: Kamloops entertainment listings


MUSICIAN KELLY Spencer plays Chances Barside Lounge and Grill from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information phone 250-554-1030.

CATHI MARSHALL performs at the Fireside Steakhouse and Bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. As a back up singer, Cathi has opened for such acts as Long John Baldry, Sass Jordan, Lawrence Gowan and Natalie McMaster. She is the lead singer of Leisure Suite, a duo that performs hip-hop and classic jazz sounds. For more information phone 250.377.8075.


MOSTLY MARLEY brings classic Reggae hits to the Blue Grotto. Tickets at the door.


A YARN BOMBING information and knitting workshop takes place at the Kamloops Art Gallery from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Leanne Prain, a Vancouver yarn bomber and co-author of Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti will provide information on how to yarn bomb. Participants will also learn about how the Kamloops Art Gallery, in conjunction with the City of Kamloops, is organizing a Yarn Bombing project. For more information phone 250 377-2400 or e-mail

COMEDIAN Ryan McMahon performs at Desert Gardens Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. You can purchase your tickets at the Secwepem Cultural Education Society office or in Chase at the Little Shuswap Band office or by phoning Juli at 250-572-6215 or Justin at 250-318-1056. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

BOOK LAUNCHat 7 p.m. at the North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista. Deanna Barnhardt Kawatski will launch Burning Man, Slaying Dragon ,her travel memoir. Alex Forbes will launch Luminous Orange while musician Jes Kahili will release a new CD. Readings, music and refreshments. Signed copies available.Free admission.

BRILLIANT BEETHOVEN The Kamloops Symphony kicks off its 2012-2013 season with one of its most anticipated programs of the year Saturday, Sept. 29. Experience the passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and the lyricism of Franz Schubert via pianist Stephane Lemelin at the Sagebrush Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m.

HAZEN SAGE with JP MORTIER Saturday Sept. 29 at The Art We Are. Hazen Sage is Vancouver Island-based, compiling refreshingly vibrant and captivating new sounds with the love echoed from so very deep within, creating a blend of Black Keys meets Coldplay and Mumford & Sons with accents of the World. J.P. Mortier is a singer-songwriter from Montreal with a penchant for the brutal and the delicate akin to a rocking Leonard Cohen or a Nick Cave with a conscience. His fourth album is now here. The Only Bar is the musical adaptation of the play of the same name combining the musical power and diversity unleashed by J.P. and his band and the acid lyrics from Alain's theatrical creation. Show at 8 p.m.


WHITE WATER, BLACK GOLD The Council of Canadians screen this important film at 2 p.m. at The Alumni Threatre in the Clocktower Building at Thompson Rivers University. White Water, Black Gold is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world's thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands. The screening is free and open to the public although donations are much appreciated. For more information please contact Anita 250-377-0055 or 250-375-2241.


UPCYCLE From Trash to Treasure takes place Oct. 2 to 31 at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour.This explores the creative reuse and repurpose of reclaimed materials by Karen Hanna. Opening reception is Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the artist in attendance. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information visit

KAMLOOPS FILM SOCIETY's Fall Film Series presents Safety Not Guaranteed at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4. Admission is $8 plus $2 membership to Kamloops Film Society and the film begins at 7 p.m. This comedy depicts a likable, but paranoid supermarket clerk who believes he has solved the riddle of time travel.

THE JOHN GILLIAT World Music Ensemble plays the North Shore Community Centre (452-730 Cottonwood Ave.) on Friday, Oct. 5. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door, Kamloops LIVE! Box Office or by phoning 250-374-5483.

LET'S DANCE, a fun night of live music and dance sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club, takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Ukrainian Hall at 725 York St. Admission is $10 and doors open at 8 p.m. Music is performed by Copper Creek. For more information contact Francoise at 250-372-3782, Zoniaat 250-372-0091 or Ed at 250-374-2774.

MICHELLE WRIGHT brings here award-winning brand of country music to the Kamloops Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 20 with a show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and on sale now at ORA Restaurant and Kamloops LIVE! Box Office.

MATT MAYS brings his brand of Canadian rock to The Blue Grotto on Monday, Oct. 22. Tickets are $20 and available at Long and McQuade or at The Blue Grotto. Doors open at 8 p.m.

THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND brings its classic country-folk sound to Kamloops on Tuesday, Oct. 23, with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre.

BIG SUGAR returns to Kamloops on Thursday, Oct. 25, with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets available at ORA Restaurant.

RECORD FAIR The fifth CFBX Record Fair takes place at Sahali Centre Mall on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will offer CDs, vinyl records and used stereo equipment, musical instruments and memorabilia. Vendors can purchase tables at $25 each. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information head online to

JUNO-NOMINATED Canadian pop band Marianas Trench closes out its Face the Music tour at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, Nov. 3. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. with guests Down With Webster and Anami Vice.

THE CONTENDERS return to the Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets available at Kamloops LIVE! Box Office. This is the 12th tour featuring Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard in support of George Ryga Week in B.C.

THEORY OF A DEADMAN and Big Wreck play the Interior Savings Centre Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $47.50 for the floor or $42.50 in the stands. They are on sale at Ticketmaster, the ISC box office or by phoning 1-855-985-5000.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will play the Interior Savings Centre on April 30, 2013. 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 or by calling 855-985-5000. For information on the production, visit


GRAPHITE ARTIST Dale Redfern presents Welcome to My World, the first solo showing of his black-and-white work, at the Kamloops Art Council Main Gallery, 7 Seymour St. West, from until Oct. 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact 250-372-7323.

WE NEED TO TALK an artistic installation by Immony Men, is on at the Arnica Artist Run Centre at the Kamloops Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour St. West) until Nov. 3. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CALLING ALL ARTISTIC CHILDREN: if your child is between the ages of five and nine and loves creating visual, theatre, dance or musical art, the Kamloops Arts Council would like to hear from you. A short documentary will be shot over four years tracking the growth of a group of young artists who attend the annual Children's Art Festival. The festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 with a free day of workshops and activities. Filming will start this September and interested parents can download the application form at www.kamloopsart.comunder Events. For more information contact

KAMLOOPS POETRY SLAM/Spoken Word Night is held the second and last Wednesday of each month at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation for admission is $5. Next one is Wednesday, September 26 -- bring your spoken word creations to share with other artists! Or just come to listen to some great poetry and spoken word!

KAMLOOPS Happy Choristers invites new members age 55 and over to join us for fun, singing, harmony and a variety of songs under the direction of the talented Mary Jackson. They meet Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to11 a.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. For more information, call 250-579-9505.

BEGINNER'S Bridge, duplicate bridge for beginners, is every Monday, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069 for more information.

DESERT Sounds Harmony Chorus, a Sweet Adelines four-part harmony group, invites new members to attend its four-week recruitment sessions. They continue weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Contact us at

TICKETS ON SALE for the November showing of the family holiday play, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. The beloved bunny siblings will take to the stage at the Sagebrush Theatre Nov. 12 for a kid-friendly story set to the classic Nutcracker music. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs for 90 minutes, and tickets are $27.50 and are available at Kamloops Live Box Office or through

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 further information, contact Jarrett Schill at 250-372 8464, or

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.

WANT to have fun with music? 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 info, 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 coordinator Tarin Hughes at or 250-377-2405.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The sixth annual Christmas at the Courthouse fine art and craft show and sale is happening Nov. 24 and 25. This is a juried show and applications may be picked up at the old Courthouse Gallery at 7 W. Seymour St. or be found online at

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Old Courthouse Gallery Co-operative, 7 W. Seymour St., is inviting applications from artists working in wood, stone, metal and basketry. Not accepting applications for pottery, glass and textiles at this time. For more information, phone 250-314-6600 or visit

DESERT Gardens Community Centre offers a variety of games and invites people 55 or older to join them in daily play. Whist, Mondays, 1 p.m.; bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; table tennis, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; bingo, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.; table tennis, Thursdays, 12:30 a.m.; euchre, Thursdays, 1 p.m.; cribbage, Fridays, 1 p.m.; carpet bowling Fridays, 10 a.m. Registration not required. There is a $2 entry fee to cover costs for each game. Cribbage tournaments ($10 entry fee) are held the third Sunday of each month. Register at 10 a.m. For more information, call 250-372-5110.

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