Variety Clips: Kamloops entertainment listings
COME DOWNTOWN and enjoy the United Way Community Carnival and street performers at on the 300 block of Victoria Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local non-profit groups will set up a variety of fun games and activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. There will also be top-quality street performances from local and international talent.
MUSIC IN THE PARK presents Wild T and the Spirit at Riverside Park starting at 7 p.m. and Steve Palmer at McDonald Park on the North Shore at 7 p.m.
MUSICIAN Pauline Kyllonon performs at Chances Barside Lounge and Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no cover charge.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
JOIN Blackdog Blue for two nights of classic rock at The Blue Grotto, 1-319 Victoria St. For more information contact 250-372-9901.
COME AND ENJOY a fun-filled Celtic day at the annual Highland Games at Albert McGowan Park on Summit Drive. Take in all the sights and sounds of a traditional highland games with a host of activities including traditional Scottish heavy athletics, highland dance and music performances, solo piping, drumming and band competitions, clan genealogy information, children's activities, beer garden and much more. The Highland Games include pipe bands from across North America competing for top honours as well as individual piping and drumming competitions and highland dancing demonstrations. Once again we are pleased to announce the participation of Simon Fraser University six-time World Champion Pipe Band. The games run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10.
BRAGGING RIGHTS, cash prizes and ribbons are up for grabs at the Buskers Showdown and Sidewalk Spectacular from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Victoria Street. The real winners however are the crowds that gather to watch the amazing shows. Come down and make sure to bring the family; soak up the sun, have a cold beverage and relax.
LOVECRAFTIAN heavy metal band Auroch performs at Pogue Mahone Irish Ale House in Brocklehurst. Pangaia also perform and this 19 and older show. Tickets are $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.
MUSIC IN THE PARK presents the classic rhythm and blues of the Chantrelles at 7 p.m.
THE BLUES JUMPERS perform at the Tranquille Farmers Market from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, it is $10 at the door. Cash only. Drinks and snacks will be available to buy. The market is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
KAMLOOPS Symphony Orchestra is taking its music to the farm — Thistle Farm, 710 Dairy Rd., on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. An Enchanted Evening at Thistle Farm offers a farm tour, dinner catered by Terra Restaurant, regional wines and a 20-piece KSO providing the soul food, including music by Mozart and Vivaldi. Tickets, $65, are available from the KSO office, the Thistle Farm booth at Kamloops Farmers Market or Terra Restaurant, 326 Victoria St.
MUSIC IN THE PARK presents Canadian folk artist Willy Blizzard at Riverside Park at 7 p.m.
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">Derek@projectxtheatre.ca.
THE COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES Tour continues Thursday July 19 with a lecture by Jana Sasaki, a regional artist included in Re-Story: Works from the Permanent Collection. Sasaki will lead a tour of the exhibition and connect themes in her own work associated with her experiences growing up as a Japanese Canadian. The tour begins at 7 p.m.
THE GREAT Shuswap Pottery Sale takes place July 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Celista Hall on the shore of Shuswap Lake. High-quality work by local and guest artists.
THE SERENITY Music Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 1 with Australia’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.
FABULOUS CANADIAN band The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is scheduled to play in Kamloops this summer, with a show at Music in the Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
THE THOMPSON-Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative invites all to the second annual Farm2Chefs culinary grazing event and fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 12, 3-6 p.m. at Thistle Farm at 710 Dairy Rd. in Westsyde. Admission is $60 for adults, $20 for kids 6-12 and free for kids age five and under. All proceeds to toward the collaborative’s micro-loan program aimed at enhancing local food production. Tickets are available at the Saturday Farmers Market or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252351.
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.
THE HIGH COUNTRY SINGERS are now auditioning singers seeking a unique and exciting choir experience. Directed by musician-vocalist and arranger Dale Rasmussen. Rehearsals are Tuesday evening starting Sept. 18. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or phone 250-573-4692.
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.
THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND brings its classic country-folk sound to Kamloops Oct. 23 with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre.
BIG SUGAR returns to Kamloops Thursday Oct. 25 with a show at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Tickets available at 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.
ANNETTE Dominik presents The Journey Back, an art exhibition of acrylic on canvas and photoprints, at Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. The show continues until July 28 Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
ARTISAN SQUARE 2012 is a go every Saturday until Sept. 1 at Gaglardi Park adjacent to St. Andrews on the Square at Second Avenue and Seymour St. Experience the finely crafted arts and crafts of local artisans starting at 10 a.m.
ARNICA Artist Run Centre and Thompson Rivers University Art Gallery are featuring the exhibition Connecting the Dots as curated by Tricia Sellmer. Connecting the Dots reflects the notion that artists either locally or globally are able to come together, connect and thus give voice on different ideas, issues and themes. This notion becomes increasingly apparent when today, we are not only connected through digital media and technology but also seem to rely on this digital and social phenomena in our everyday lives. Visit Arnica Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and TRU Tuesday-Thursday: 9am – 1 p.m.
KAMLOOPS Art Gallery hosts a an interactive drawing and storytelling workshop with local artist Emily Hope, whose exhibition The Wild Man Appreciation Society will be on view in the Cube until Aug. 25. The gallery will be open as an interactive space until Aug. 18.
LIVE AT Lunch, the downtown summer music program, runs five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, until Aug. 25. Performances moved between 100 block and 400 block. On Thursdays, they’re held at Lansdowne Village and the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
KAMLOOPS artist N.L. Quast presents a show of her acrylic paintings, The Nature of Things, at Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. The show continues until July 25.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
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 ever thought about joining the Rube Band? Why not give it a try? The band practices on most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers 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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