Local Events: April 12 to April 18

April 18 to April 22

West Coast Amusements will stop by Kamloops and bring with it a number of classic carnival rides and stands that will be set up in the Aberdeen Mall parking lot. Hours are dependent on weather and attendance, but are currently set to go until 10 p.m. each night except April 22, when things will shut down at 6 p.m. Single tickets are $1.25, a book of 20 is $25, a book of 40 is $45 and wristbands are $40. On Thursday, bring two cans of non-perishable food items to receive a $5 discount on wristbands.

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Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way

The next show for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra is Virtuosic Piano. The first half of the show will feature two Polish composers: Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa and Frederik Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. To conclude the concert, Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3, what the orchestra calls a “woefully under-performed” piece from the 19th-century French composer. Tickets are $42 or $10 for youth under 19 and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Pavillion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.

Local theatre company The Saucy Fops have returned with a new production: An Intriguing Title. The production is a collection of comedies written by Cayman Duncan. Tickets are available through the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

Saturday, 7:40 p.m., Brock Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd.

The Kamloops Social Club is hosting a community dance. Tickets are $10 at the door and the event will feature music by The Journeymen.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mastermind Studios, 954F Laval Cres.

Organizers have carefully curated a list of local vendors who will soon appear at the spring craft market. More than 20 vendors have been announced and all are strictly local, with no multi-level marketing vendors allowed.

Until Saturday, 7:15 p.m. daily, TRU Black Box Theatre, 805 TRU Way

The annual Directors Festival — a multi-day set of performances by fourth-year TRU theatre students — will run until Saturday. Plays include I’m Not Stupid, St. Francis Preaches to the Birds, A Roz by Any Other Name, Throws of Love and Realer Than That. Tickets are $15 and available online at brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at The Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Local country music trio Tennessee Walker will play an acoustic show at Tumbleweed Lounge. The trio is currently working on its debut album after forming last summer.

Thursdays, 8:30 p.m., Central Station Pub, 126 Fourth Ave.

The Central’s weekly Midtown Jam event is on every Thursday. The pub calls it a “weekly creative playground” put together to “spread culture, blend musicians, bands, improvisers and audiences.”

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