Local Events: April 19 to April 25

Thursday, until May 4

The latest WCT production begins April 25. Empire of the Son is a one-man show by Tetsuro Shigematsu. Its subject is his father, with whom he almost never spoke, until a series of interviews over an object the two had in common as radio broadcasters: the microphone. The play runs from April 25 to May 4 at Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Tickets are available at the venue through the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

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Saturday, 7 p.m., Barnhartvale Community Hall, 7390 Barnhartvale Rd.

The fourth annual open mic fundraiser for R.L. Clemitson elementary is this weekend in Barnhartvale. Admission is $5, or free for open mic performers and kids under 12.

Until April 28, 7:30 p.m., Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

The Kamloops Players will present Fuddy Meers, an adult-themed comedy featuring a limping prison escapee, a pot-smoking teen, an amnesiac mother, a prison cook and a hand puppet named Hinky-Binky. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and students, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca. Shows begin Friday, with further performances on Saturday (includes a 1 p.m. matinee), April 26 and April 27 and a pay-what-you-can show on April 28.

Until May 4, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

The Fibre Art Network is a co-operative of Western Canada fibre artists that holds exhibitions to promote their work. In this exhibition, 48 different artists will be represented and styles range from realistic to abstract. The galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tuesday, 2 p.m., Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Dr.

The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers is hosting a concert with players JJ Guy and Gordon Stobbe. Tickets are $20 or $15 for members. For more information, call 250-574-0063.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Barnacle Records, 290 Third Ave.

Vancouver indie rockers Apollo Ghosts will be joined by fellow Vancouverites Swim Team and local Jared Doherty for an all-ages show at Barnacle Records. Tickets are $10 at the door and space is limited.

Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Spirit Square, 502 Mackenzie Ave.

The “Sweep Out the Winter” Witch Walk is set for Saturday at Spirit Square, where witches will dress up to gather and dance, sing and walk. For more information, visit the Kamloops Witch Walk Facebook page.

Until April 22, Aberdeen Mall, 1320 West Trans-Canada Hwy.

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 the fun 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.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

Pecha Kucha Night is a venue for young designers to meet, network and exchange ideas and discuss their work. The presentation format is simple and concise: 20 images each shown for 20 seconds. Tickets are $15, available online at eventbrite.ca.

Thursday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.

Gleneagle, a Kamloops-born band now based in Vancouver, will perform with Yvette and Octobers at the Grotto. The band is touring in support of its latest EP When You Weren’t Around. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 444 Seymour St.

The final days of Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale are this weekend. The semi-annual sale, a fundraiser for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, features low-cost treasures in book, music and sheet music form. Donated items are sold as low as $2. Sales are cash only.

Saturday, 9 p.m., On The Rocks Pub and Grill, 1265 Rogers Way

Comedian John Beuhler will perform. He’s opened for acts like Zach Galifianakis, Martin Short, Dennis Miller, Craig Fersuon and Brent Butt and had stand-up specials on CBC, CTV and The Comedy Network. Tickets to his show are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the event, available at the bar.

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