Sunday, The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
Vancouver-based Yukon Blonde is returning to Kamloops. The indie rockers released their fourth full-length album Critical Hit last summer and will put some of its 13 tracks on display at the Grotto. They will be playing with Johnny Payne, another Vancouver-based artist that plays alternative, Americana and pop.
Saturday to April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 444 Seymour St.
Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale has returned for another year. Those hunting for literary or musical treasures can find the sale at the former Value Village site downtown. New donations will be added as they come in. All sales are cash only.
Wednesday to 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.
JAM AT THE CENTRAL
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.”
Saturday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St.
Vanden Dool is Lethbridge born and raised, and that’s also where he studied and developed his own style while studying in the University of Lethbridge’s digital audio arts program. He will be playing with Ruby Bruce, a singer-songwriter from Scotch Creek. She has opened for bands like Delhi to Dublin, Shred Kelly and Irish Mythen. Cover charge is $10.
Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., TRU Clock Tower Alumni Theatre, 805 TRU Way
The year’s best paddling films will be presented by Rapid Media, the TRUSU AdventureU Club, the student union and TRU’s adventure studies department. Bottomless popcorn will be available for $2. Bring your own bowl. Tickets are $5 for TRU students and $10 for non-students, available online at eventbrite.ca.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, 100-465 Victoria St.
As part of Geek Week, the library is hosting a scavenger quest, which will contain riddles and a race around downtown Kamloops to see who can complete their challenges first. Register as a team (no more than four) or as an individual. Register online at tnrl.ca, email email@example.com or call 250-372-5145.
AN INTRIGUING TITLE
Wednesday to Saturday, 8 p.m., Pavilion 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.