Entertainment Zone briefs
Choristers want more singers
The Kamloops Happy Choristers are looking for new members 55 and older who are interested in singing, harmony and having fun.
Interested people can attend a session at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For more information, call Sharon Huston at 250-579-9505.
Community dinner tonight
The North Shore Community Centre is hosting a dinner today (Sept. 25) at 5 p.m. at 730 Cottonwood Ave.
Tickets are $15 and should be picked up in advance at the centre.
The evening features the music of Vern Cave and catering by Moon Wok Chinese Restaurant.
Documentary looks at oil sands
The Kamloops chapter of the Council of Canadians will screen White Water, Black Gold on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Theatre in the Clock Tower Building at Thompson Rivers University.
Admission is by donation.
The documentary follows filmmaker David Lavallee’s three-year investigation into the Alberta oil sands.
Area environmentalist Jim Cooperman will lead a discussion after the film.
Ryan McMahon entertains
Ryan McMahon, an Ojibway-Metis comedian and writer, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Desert Gardens Community Centre, 540 Seymour St.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
They are available at the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, at the Little Shuswap Band office in Chase or by calling 250-572-6215 or 250-318-1056.
Also at Cineplex Odeon
The Cineplex Entertainment 2012-2013 dance series includes:
• La Sylphide by the Bolshoi Ballet, Sunday Sept. 30;
• La fille mal gardee by the Royal Ballet, Sunday, Oct. 14;
• The Pharaoh’s Daughter by the Bolshoi Ballet, Sunday, Nov. 25;
• The Nutcracker by the Royal Ballet, Thursday, Dec. 13 with an encore Saturday, Dec. 22.
• La Bayadere by the Bolshoi Ballet, Sunday, Jan. 27;
• Move to Move by the Nederlands Dance Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 17;
• Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by the Royal Ballet, Thursday, March 28 with an encore on Sunday, April 21;
• The Rite of Spring by the Bolshoi Ballet on Sunday, March 31; and
• Romeo and Juliet by the Bolshoi Ballet on Sunday, May 12.
All showings are at 12:55 p.m., except the Thursday screenings, which are at 7:30 p.m.
Chamber music series stars
The Kamloops Symphony kicks off its chamber-music series on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with Fine Arts Quartet.
The group, founded in Chicago and now based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and in its 66th year, is considered one of the most renowned in chamber music.
This incarnation of the quartet includes violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Nicolo, who have been members of the foursome for 30 years, violist Nicolo Eugelmi, who joined in 2009, and cellist Robert Cohen, who started with the quartet this year.
The program includes String Quartet #1 Op. 49 (1938) by Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy and String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D956, by Franz Shubert.
Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca, or at the door.
Wildlife photographs wanted
There are two weeks left to submit photographs to the fourth annual Wildlife-In-Focus contest, a fundraiser for the BC SPCA’s wild-animal rehabilitation centre.
Prizes include a Velbon Sherpa tripod, camera backpages, binoculars and subscriptions to Canadian Art and Canadian Geographic magazines.
For more information, go online to spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus.
Drummers gather for monthly circle
Djembe Django will host its monthly community drum circle on Sunday, Sept. 30.
The event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Place.
It’s open to all ages. Cost is $5,
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