Local Events: Aug. 10 to Aug. 16

A KIND OF ROCK SHOW
Until Aug. 12, Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way

The Kamloops Gem and Mineral Show offers gem addicts a chance to browse gemstones, home decor, jewelry, facets, mineral specimens, fossils, crystals, beads and cabochons. Open each day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Sunday, closing at 5 p.m. Free admission.

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RETRO CONCERT
Friday to Sunday, various times, Sun Peaks Resort, 1280 Alpine Rd.

Sun Peaks will host a free Retro Concert this weekend. Acts include BC/DC, the Barenaked Ladies performed by Kyle Cavanaugh, the Ultimate Elvis Show, Bonnie Kilroe’s ‘80s rock chicks, The Beatles by The Fab Fourever, Santana performed by Paisley Groove and Buddy Holic.

U.K. INDIE FOLK
Sunday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., RareBirds Housing Co-operative, 772 West Battle St.

Sandtimer, an indie-folk band from the United Kingdom, is touring Western Canada and will stop by Kamloops for a show at the RareBirds house. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $20 at the door.

CLASSIC ROCK SHOW
Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

Classic rockers Forum will play two shows at the Grotto this weekend as the Hot Nite in the City and Ribfest festivities go on downtown.

FACEPLANTS IN THE PARK
Thursday, 7 p.m., Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park

The Faceplants, a rock, pop and reggae group out of Vancouver, has put Kamloops’ Music in the Park on its national tour schedule. The band is touring to support the release of its debut album, Animalistic, which was released at the end of July.

ON THE ACCORDION
Monday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pizza Pi, 314 Victoria St.

Danny Bell, an accordion-based singer-songwriter based out of Prince George, will bring his Disappointments (his band) to Pizza Pi on Monday. He’ll be joined by Saltwater Hank, a Prince Rupert-based artist who will add his timeless folk songs to the mix.

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