Local Events: Feb. 15 to Feb. 21

Monthly, next on Tuesday, 10:30 am to noon, Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St.

The Kamloops Art Gallery is hosting monthly sessions for the Young Peoples’ Drawing Club. Children ages five and older will be led by an instructor to explore a theme and technique using storytelling, music and mark-making before giving artists time to explore on their own. All materials are provided and younger siblings and guardians are welcome to join in. Visit kag.bc.ca for more information.

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Friday and Saturday, 9:30 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.

B.C. band Devon Coyote will bring their roots, rock and blues fusion stylings to the Grotto for a pair of weekend shows. The cover charge is $5 and doors open at 8 p.m.

Sunday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.

A trio of bands will play the Grotto Sunday, including one from Kamloops. Jared Jackel’s Bad Vibrations will headline the show and release an album. Locals Jackson Marshall and The Jims will play in support, joined by Good Humour of Edmonton. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Find them online at factotum.ca/store.

Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Gorden James will bring his urban country stylings to the Tumbleweed Lounge this weekend. James describes his style as easy listening with a touch of blues.

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

Kamloops singer-songwriter Lindsay May will perform as the feature act at the Barnhartvale Coffee House on Saturday. Her latest album is Acoustic 4.0, released in 2018. The cost is $5.

Saturday, 8 p.m., Ramada Kamloops, 555 West Columbia St.

Comedian Simon King will perform. He’s the host of weekly podcast What’s Wrong With Simon King? Tickets are $15 or $25 for two, available online at kamtix.ca.

Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Rd.

The City of Kamloops is hosting a free Family Day event for all ages. Arts and crafts, face painting, science demonstrations, sports events, music booths and vendors will feature at the TCC. Music performers include Bells of Note, Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops, Brown Eye Molly, Mah Family Trio and the Kamloops Rube Band. Other performers include dance from Kamloops Performance Company, drumming from the Raiden Taiko Drummers, Kamloops Hot Yoga, Lorena’s School of Highland Dancing and a magic show from Clinton W. Gray. For more information, go online to the events calendar at kamloops.ca.

Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., BC Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Dr.

Celebrate Family Day at the BC Wildlife Park. Uncle Chris the Clown will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., while animal encounters are every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a 3 p.m. elk feeding. The scavenger hunt spans the day and is for youth ages five to 17. There’s also a colouring contest for kids ages two to 12 and the Wildlife Rangers Pin Collectors Club for ages 5 to 13. Family passes start at $36.80 plus tax for two adults and two children.

Thursdays, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Buskers Corner is the Tumbleweed Lounge’s twist on open mic night hosted by Kevin Roy. Instruments, vocals, bands, comedians and magicians are all welcome.

Thursday, 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.”

Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.

Kamloops Naturalist Club will bring in guest speaker Tom Beeke, who spent 12 years in China teaching the B.C. school curriculum to students there. Beeke wrote a book on Chinese birds and birding. For more information, call 250-554-1285.

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