THE DIRTY Jersey hosts an annual fundraiser for Christmas Amalgamated and Basics for Babies. Tickets are $15.
BARNHARTVALE Coffee House returns to Barnhartvale Hall on Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. Lynn Shook and Lloyd Bishop, North Thompson musicians, perform country and folk. They've just recorded Songs for a Winter's Night with other Clearwater musicians and will perform selections. CD sales support the Clearwater and District Food Bank. Open-mike session.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
KAMLOOPS Symphony presents Madmen Across the Water tonight and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Sagebrush Theatre. The KSO and chorus join Jeans 'n' Classics, a tribute to Elton John.
CHRISTMAS at the Square takes place Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at St. Andrew's on the Square on Seymour Street.
HOLY TRINITY Ukrainian Catholic Church presents a fall bake sale Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at 109 Tranquille Rd. Everyone is welcome.
DANCE TO THE MUSIC of the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Heritage House (100 Lorne St.). Tickets are $6 for members, $7 for non-members. For more information phone 250-376-2330.
STAINED GLASS fills Kamloops Arts Council's Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd., from Nov. 20 to Dec. 19 as local artist Cindy Hayden presents new work. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 23, 6-8 p.m., when there will be a silent auction and bake sale in support of fellow artist, friend and creative coach Janet Whitehead, who's undergoing treatment for cancer.
LOVE, LOSS and What I Wore, by Nora and Delia Ephron, the latest production by Performing Arts Westsyde, takes place Nov 21 to 24 at the Rachel Ball Theatre in Westsyde secondary. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Tickets available now by phoning 250-579-9271.
BEATTIE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS hosts a coffee house Nov. 22 in the school's drama room at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 or $2 with the donation of non-perishable food item for the Kamloops Food Bank.
THE GOOD SOUL, the second Actors Workshop Theatre production of the season, runs Nov. 22 to Nov. 24 at Thompson Rivers University. For reservations and information phone 250-377-6100.
BAROQUE To The Beatles, the grand finale of the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops concert series, takes place Thursday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 W. Seymour St. Fish on Five, an Okanagan-based brass quintet, performs a blend of Baroque, opera, blues, jazz, folk and rock. Admission by donation to the Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund for children and youth.
MUSIC LOVERS are invited to an accappella concert of voices featuring the Kamloops Men's Gospel Chorus, the Spectapella Quartet, the Kamloops Alliance Choir, the Redeemed Quartet and more Friday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kamloops Alliance Church. Tickets are $15 and available at Long & McQuade and the Gibraltar Law Group. Proceeds go to the Kamloops Pregnancy Care Centre.
RIVERBEND hosts a second Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 760 Mayfair Street in Brocklehurst. Sewing, knitting, baking, crafts and novelties will be featured. A silent auction and tearoom is included. For more information, or if you have items to contribute, phone Mary at 250-376-5873.
KAMLOOPS Choristers present their Christmas concert, Joy to the World, on Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Douglas. Admission by donation.
HIGH COUNTRY Singers presents an evening of swinging holiday turnes at their Christmas show, A Cool Yule, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Douglas. Tickets, available in advance from choir members, are $10 at the door.
VIVACE CHORALE presents the Kamloops premiere of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio. The 20-voice Vivace Chorale and The Brandenburg Orchestra, all under the direction of Cvetozar Vutev, will join soloists Tomas Bijok, Carlene Wiebe, Theresa Takacs, and Alan Corbishley. The show takes place Sunday, Dec. 2, at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 360 Nicola St., at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and available at Kamloops Live! Box Office.
THOMPSON VALLEY COMMUNITY Orchestra presents Christmas Frolics, featuring a special appearance by Santa Claus, the Bells of Note and the Kamloops-Thompson Honour Choir. Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening of Christmas classics old and new. Concerts take place Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Community Church on Rogers Way. Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family.
NOMINATIONS for the sixth annual Mayor's Gala for the Arts are accepted until Friday, Dec. 14 at noon. Forms and guidelines for this year's categories, Emerging Artist and Business in the Arts, are available from the websites of the KSO, Kamloops Art Gallery and Western Canada Theatre. Tickets for the fundraising gala on Jan. 14, 2013, are available for $100 from Kamloops Live! Box Office.
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.
ERIC CHURCH brings his country music to the Interior Savings Centre on Feb. 2, 2013 as part of his first ever-Canadian tour. Head online to ericchurch.com for more information.
THE TENORS bring their multi-platinum blend of classical music and contemporary pop to the Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Feb. 8 with a show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 2 and can be purchased online through ticketmaster.ca, by phoning 1-855-985-5000 or at the ISC box office.
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 www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 855-985-5000. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com.
ALL FOR ARTISTS: Kamloops Arts Council's third annual juried art show, Feb. 16 to 24, 2012, at the Old Courthouse, offers $700 in prizes. Entry deadine is Jan. 26. Forms available at kamloopsarts.ca. All media from emerging and amateur local artists are eligible.
BARB'S USED BOOK and Music Sale continues until Nov. 24 at Sahali Centre Mall as a fundraiser for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. Almost everything at the sale -- CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, reference books or instruments -- is priced at $1 or $2.
ARNICA'S WINTER CELEBRATION show and sale takes place until Dec. 22 and features great work by local artists at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 Seymour St. West. The courthouse is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ALMOST CHRISTMAS has begun at the Old Courthouse Gallery with one-of-a-kind works by local artists. There's everything from paintings to hand-dyed silk scarves.
LANDSCAPES & OTHER IMAGES, the watercolours of Patricia Kellogg, will be featured at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre until Nov. 24.
CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE takes place Dec. 1 and 2 at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The popular children's art show will be featured again this year along with a show and sale by local artists.
AN ERA OF DISCONTENT: Art as Occupation, the Kamloops Art Gallery's final exhibit of 2012, runs until Dec. 31.
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 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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com or 250-377-2405.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The sixth annual Christmas at the Courthouse fine art and craft show and sale is happening Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. 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 kamloopscourthousegallery.ca.
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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