MUSIC IN THE PARK THIS WEEK
Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, daily at 7 p.m., Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park
This week, Music in the Park will start with a three-day Ribfest special event, with AC/DC tribute band High Voltage on Friday, Def Leppard tribute band Hysteria of Def Leppard on Saturday and bagpipe rocker John McCuaig on Sunday. Next week, hear girl rockers Instamatics on Monday, Maritime Kitchen Party on Tuesday, Goodnight, Sunrise Wednesday and Ben Klick on Thursday. Music in the Park continues until Aug. 31.
ESCAPE FROM PADOVA
Until Aug. 10, Padova City, at the end of Tranquille Road
The Escape from Padova escape room has returned for a few select weekends, this year with a shorter run time and cheaper price. Tickets are $30, available online at www.tranquillefarmfresh.com.
INDIGENOUS FASHION SHOW
Aug. 9, Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.
The Indigenous Resurgence Fashion Show has partnered with Fashion Speaks International to bring new-age Indigenized fashion to Kamloops. Items will be available for sale following the show. Tickets are $19 or $14 for students and seniors, available online at brownpapertickets.com.
RIBFEST AND HOT NITE
Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, Riverside Park and downtown Kamloops
Daybreak Rotary’s annual barbecue competition will return to Riverside Park, featuring vendors from all over Canada and the United States. In addition, Hot Nite in the City will put classic and custom vehicles on display in downtown Kamloops.
THE COYOTES FINAL SHOWS
Until Aug. 11, Caravan Farm Theatre, 4886 Salmon River Rd., Armstrong
The Coyotes is a musical comedy for all ages, made by the creators of The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw and Law of the Land. The Caravan Theatre show in Armstrong finishes its month-long run on Aug. 11.
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Aug. 10, Riverside Park waterfront, 100 Lorne St.
Teams of paddlers will take to the Thompson and compete in this annual event. The boats will be filled with as many as 22 men and women.
Until Aug. 10, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.
The Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery will host the Muses, a group of artists who have exhibited together for more than a decade. Their self-portraits range widely in media from sculpture to watercolour and even floral design. The exhibit runs until Aug. 10.
OLD COURTHOUSE EXHIBITS
Aug. 14 to Sept. 7, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour Street
Artists Larry Pilcher and Mike Alexander will both have exhibits opening on Aug. 14 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
KAMLOOPS KOMEDY FESTIVAL
Aug. 14 to Aug. 18, various venues
The Kamloops Komedy Festival will return for its fourth year and feature 15 comedians in its lineup, including headliners Ryan Belleville, Sterling Scott and Lars Callieou and Leland Klassen. Tickets for select shows are available online at kamloopskomedyfestival.com/tickets.