Variety Clips: Kamloops entertainment listings
LEGENDARY 1970s British rock band Sweet play the Kamloops Convention Centre on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. Opening act is local rock back Fastlane. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office and Ora Restaurant. Purchase a pair of tickets at Ora and receive a $20 gift certificate for the restaurant.
JERRY DOUCETTE will be performing live on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at the Blue Grotto. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
THE DANCE GALLERY'S year-end show "Traditions 2012" will be on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or www.kamloopslive.com
KAMLOOPS Art Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Esther Shalev-Gerz Art entitled White Out: Between Telling and Listening until June 16.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series begins on June 16 with Paul Filek, Bodhi Jones and Bart Chenuz taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
AN EVENING WITH legendary rocker Bryan Adams takes place Sunday, June 17, at 8 p.m. at Interior Savings Centre. Tickets are available at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets and by calling 1-855-985-5000.
FABULOUS CANADIAN band The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is scheduled to play two dates in Kamloops this summer, with a show at The Art We Are (246 Victoria St.) on Tuesday, June 19, and Music in the Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
SOUPBONE will be performing live at the Blue Grotto on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
EVERYONE IS INVITED to celebrate the opening of the Kamloops Showcase Community Garden at McDonald Park on the North Shore Friday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is hosted by Kamloops Communities in Bloom and Scotts Canada.
CANADIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER Melissa Ruth brings her signature doo-wop-twang sound to The Art We Are (246 Victoria St.) on Tuesday, June 26. Tickets are $5 to $7 and the show begins at 8 p.m.
CELEBRATION, A Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and City of Kamloops presentation celebrating the 200th anniversary of Kamloops, the Old-World Heritage and Canada Day takes place Thursday, June 28, at the Old Courthouse starting at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund. For more information contact Dimiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-377-1880.
BATTLE of the Teachers Band, 2nd edition will be held at the Blue Grotto on Thursday, June 28. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE? Then you are invited to the Discovery Ball on Friday, June 29, at the Colombo Lodge. Music is provided by the Carboo Gold Dance Band. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at the ticket centre in Sahali Mall.
THE HIP Replacements will be performing live at the Blue Grotto on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
B.C. LIVING ARTS HOSTS Kamloops Idol during the Canada Day Celebrations in Riverside Park. The competition is open to singers ages 14 – 100 and registration is being handled via Kamloops Live Box Office (250-374-LIVE, www.kamloopslive.ca). First round of auditions start June 28th and 29th at centre court in Aberdeen Mall with the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals taking place on Canada in the Park. This year, we add a new division to the mix — Kamloops mini-Idol for singers aged 8-13! The first auditions will be held at four schools throughout Kamloops starting June 25th and ending on the 28th. From those first auditions, up to 50 singers will perform at Aberdeen Mall on June 30th for the semi-finals. Ten kids will be chosen to compete in the finals on Canada Day. For a proper list of schools, rules and regulations, please visit our website at www.bclivingarts.ca. Registration for mini-Idol should be done through any school front office within School District 73. For more information please contact Alan Corbishley at 250-819-7373.
JENIE THAI, Edmonton-based blues/folk singer/piano-player will be performing live at The Art We Are Café on Thursday, July 5 at 8 p.m.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING performer Kevin Costner and his country/rock band Modern West play Sun Peaks Resort on Saturday, July 7, with a free outdoor concert.
MELBOURNE'S ALL-GIRL rock-roots band Jungal will be performing live at The Grind, Tuesday, July 10.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on July 14 with the Kenny Byrka Band with Pauline Kyllonen and special guest Rachel Ashley taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
X FEST 2012 IS COMING! The annual outdoor theatre event takes place July 18 to Aug. 11 with shows at 7:30 p.m. nightly, except Sundays. This year's plays are Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet and Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for students and seniors and $12 for children 12 and under. A four-tickets family pass is $55 for two adults and two children. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office. For more information phone Derek at 250-682-9055 or email him at Derek@projectxtheatre.ca.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 1 with Austrailia's Benny Walker taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 18 with Sister Girl and Cod Gone Wild taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
QUIDAM, Cirque du Soleil's ninth stage show and the third to tour through Kamloops, takes over Interior Savings Centre Aug. 15-19, 2012. Tickets range in from $36 (kids 12 and under) to $80 (adults).
EARLY-BIRD passes to the 20th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival are available now. A limited number are available, ranging from $76 (youth) to $110 (adults). Call 250-833-4096 or purchase online at rootsandblues.ca.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Sept. 8 with the Paul Black Duo and Lost in the Woods taking the stage. It takes place at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Lost Creek Rd., Birch Island, at 7 p.m. For tickets phone 250-676-9456.
CHILDREN'S TV SENSATIONS Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon come to Kamloops Wednesday, Sept 19 with live stage shows at the Sagebrush Theatre. Performances begin at 3:30 p.m. at 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at kamloopslive.ca or by phoning 250-372-3216.
GRAMMY WINNING blues guitarist Jonny Lang plays the Kamloops Convention Centre Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the 19 and older show are $65 and can be purchased at Kamloops Live! Box Office and ORA Restaurant.
GUITAR PHENOMENON Jesse Cook plays the Kamloops Convention Centre on Thursday, Dec. 13. Tickets for the show are on sale now at kamloopslive.ca or by phoning 250-372-3216.
GIFTS FOR WEDDINGS is on until June 30 at the Old Courthouse Gallery. The exhibit features a varied selection of quality arts and craft by local artists that includes pottery, photography, textiles and stained glass — a variety of options that make great wedding gifts. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca.
DECADENCE, an exhibit of fine art photography by the city's own Theresa Tahara is on until June 20 at the Wilson House Gallery (115 Tranquille Rd.). Doors are open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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 textile at this time. For more information phone 250-314-6600 or visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca
HAMPTON Gallery is blooming! Featuring floral arrangements by Deacon, Hallonquist, Ostlund and many others. Visit our garden Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 167-Fourth Avenue.
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 towards required volunteerism for high school students. Contact education co-ordinator Tarin Hughes at email@example.com or 250-377-2405.
THE SILVER Follies are still alive. The show next year will still be on similar lines to previous shows, but with some new productions. We hope to continue with our music and comedy themes, as in the past. We are meeting monthly and working on the show. Anyone interested can call Doug Routledge, 250-8282-2120, or Betty Barker at 250-434-6657.
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 membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - 8:30 p.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Ability to read music required. For further information, contact Jarrett Schill at 372 8464, or email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
POETRY SLAM nights continue at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St., on the second and last Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. A spoken word event where poets recite or read, dramatize and perform poetry for an audience. Winners split a pass-the-hat cash prize with a portion going to the venue. Admission is $5 at the door with a non-perishable food donation for Kamloops Food Bank.
CALL for entries: The Old Courthouse gallery, a fine art and craft co-operative, 7 West Seymour Street invites applications from artist working in wood, stone or metal, photography and basketry. Not accepting applications for glass, paintings, pottery and textile at this time. Visit kamloopscourthousegallery.ca for more information and application form.
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 practice every second Thursday, 2 p.m., at North Shore Community Centre, 750 Cottonwood Ave. For more information call Heidi Colasanti at 250-372-2973.
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 9:30-11 a.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. For more information call 579-9505.
BEGINNER'S Bridge, duplicate bridge for beginners, is every Monday, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 828-1993 or 571-1069 for more information. DESERT Gardens Community Centre offers a variety of games and invites people aged 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 372-5110.
WANT to have fun with music? Have you blown a reed or brass instrument? Ever thought about the Rube Band? The band practices Monday evenings at the Yacht Club, 1140 Lorne St. For more information call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209.
FOR fun, fitness and friendship, the Bee-Jay Square Dancers invite others to join them Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., for adult dance sessions. No experience needed. Casual attire. For more information call 374-0277 or 828-2389.
THE ARTISTS' Studio and Gallery, Sahali Centre Mall, is an artists' co-operative with a goal to provide a venue for developing artists from the Kamloops region to show and sell their paintings. Open regular mall hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and until 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
ROYAL Canadian Legion Branch 107 in Chase holds Fun Darts on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Free meat draws on Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m., Crib on Thursdays at 7 p.m., TGIF Meals (members $5, non-members $6) Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., meat draws on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 250-679-3536.
ROYAL Canadian Legion, Branch 107, 515 Shuswap, holds free meat draws, 4-6:30 p.m. and fun euchre at 7 p.m. Tuesdays; crib at 7 p.m. Thursdays; TGIF meals at 5:30 Fridays; meat draws 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 679-3536.
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