MONSTER TRUCK AND THE PICTUREBOOKS
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack's Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
The Down and Dirty Club Tour hits CJs, bringing with it performances by Monster Truck and The Picturebooks. Tickets are $33 and available online at kamtix.ca.
BUY CRAFTS FOR TROUPE
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cottonwood Manor, 730 Cottonwood Ave.
Non-profit theatre group Chimera Theatre is holding its second annual craft fair fundraiser, featuring local vendors, a concession, door prizes and a 50/50 draw. The event is cash-only.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Highlands Park, 1185 Links Way
The Aberdeen Carnival has returned to West Highlands Park. A fun run, snowshoe race, photo contest, kids games and food will make up the event that focuses on family and children. Uncle Chris the Clown will also be stopping by around noon.
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.
Saturday, 9 p.m., Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 843 Desmond St.
The Warm Up is a coat drive sponsored by local businesses featuring local bands playing for a good cause — collecting coats for New Life Community. Draws and prizes will continue throughout the night, as will the music. Don’t forget to bring a new or gently used coat.
Saturday, 7 p.m., The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St.
Dan Tait will bring his folk and bluegrass stylings to The Art We Are this weekend, performing four instruments at once and singing a collection of original songs and some Canadiana covers as he stops by Kamloops as part of a B.C.-wide tour.
Wednesday, 7 p.m., The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St.
The Art We Are has opened its stage for poets, singers, actors, writers, performance art and rants and raves on every second and last Wednesday of each month. The cost is $2 at the door.
Friday and Saturday, The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.
Okanagan-based Shawn Lightfoot Band will bring two nights of hits to the Grotto. Admission is $5.
DESSERT FOR VALENTINE’S
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Cocoa Dot Cakes, 607 Victoria St.
New-in-town dessert shop Cocoa Dot Cakes has partnered with Monte Creek Ranch to serve up wine and dessert as part of a Valentine’s Day tasting event. Tickets are $80 per couple. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
BEER FOR CUPID
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Iron Road Brewing, 980 Camosun Cres.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Iron Road Brewing taproom for a special five-course beer pairing dinner. Brewers Aaron and Stefan will perform live jazz with friends and walk diners through each course. Tickets are $50 and available at Iron Road Brewing or online at eventbrite.ca.