TODAY — Housebroken at the Visual Arts Gallery at Thompson Rivers University in the Old Main Building. This fascinating art exhibition highlights the work of three bachelor of art students.
For information, call 828-5491.
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW — Live music at Pete’s Blue Grotto with Earthbound. Earthbound is a world fusion dance band with a killer horn and percussion section.  Known for its original dance, funk, R&B and reggae, Earthbound puts on a  high- energy show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $5.
TOMORROW — The first Barnhartvale Coffee House of 2006 at the Barnhartvale Community Hall.This is a non-profit musical venue, with proceeds going toward maintenance of the Barnhartvale Community Hall. The coffeehouse features the musical talents of Gary Nielsen, Tina Moore and Henry Small of the Two River Junction show. Known as Velveeta and the Cheesetones, this well-known Kamloops group will be the headline act. There will also be an open mike for local performers to sign up to do a short performance. Fresh coffee and home baked goodies. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $4. Performers are free. Contact Donna Bradbury at 250-573-0082 for more information.
WEDNESDAY — The Trews appear at Cactus Jack’s. Canada’s top touring rock band returns to Kamloops with alt-rocking guests Rocketface and The Novaks. Advance tickets at Spinners or at Cactus Jack’s for $15.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY — The Salmon Armenians are playing at the Urban Couch. Show time is 9 p.m. Tickets are by donation.
FRIDAY — Arnica presents Kelowna artist Shauna Oddleifson’s exhibition Storytelling. 7 p.m. at the Arnica Gallery, 232 Victoria St. Storytelling questions the ideas of innocence and virtue as characteristics usually applied to children. The exhibition includes intaglio prints set up to tell fictional stories that, on the surface, appear innocent. However, upon closer inspection, these drawings — humorous in their depiction — contain mortifying endings: a smiling girl pushing her friend off the wrong end of a slide, burying another in a sandbox, or opening a jar of bees to sting other children. The exhibition also contains three-dimensional dolls constructed with found material who play confidantes to the little girl’s plots. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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