Local Events: Jan. 18 to Jan. 24

Friday, 8 p.m., The Rockin’ Firkin, 726 Sydney Ave.

Hip-hop artist Luca Mele is on tour and will stop by Kamloops Friday. It’s his sixth Canadian tour since 2015. Supporting acts include James Hues, Ques One, Culcha Shock and Dirty Frazier.

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Friday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.

Cactus Jack’s is throwing a party where the dress code requires anything but clothes. There’s a $250 cash prize for the most creative outfit. Music provided by DJ D!G D33P.

Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Acoustic guitarist and singer Jana Seale will bring her folk and pop stylings to the intimate Tumbleweed Lounge for two nights. She’ll play songs by artists the likes of Neil Young, Jim Croce and Gordon Lightfoot.

Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1136 Sixth Ave.

Serious Options choir will present Chasing the Dark, its annual winter concert on Saturday with two performances. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performance and $15 for the evening performance, available through choir members in advance or at the door.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St.

Organizers are calling on all sexes, races, sexual orientations and people of all abilities to participate in the 2019 Women’s March Canada for equality, justice and to inspire activism. Speakers will kick off the event.

Saturday, 8 p.m., The Rockin’ Firkin, 726 Sydney Ave.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is an interactive show where performance art meets visual art, along with drinking, debauchery and drawing. Watch performers, including local burlesque acts Coco Creme, Crimson Clover and Nixie Nefarious, and then draw them afterward. Doors open at 8 p.m. and showtime is 9 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door.

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., Kamloops Makerspace, 207 West Victoria St.

Kamloops Makerspace says a dust collection system is much needed. To make that need a reality, the organization is raising money with a make-your-own road sign session featuring laser engraving on live-edge wood. Makers at the shop will help you design, engrave and finish a sign for a minimum donation of $60 to Kamloops Makerspace. Spots are limited, email info@kamloopsmakerspace.com or find them on Facebook for more information.

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

Paint Nite is on at Tumbleweed Lounge. Open mic music will accompany artists as they create their own work of art. Local art and photography by local artists will also be on display. Call 250-377-1142 or email tumbleweedlounge@gmail.com for more information. Tickets are available online at paintnite.com.

Thursday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Sixth Ave.

Art Battle is back in Kamloops. Artists will duke it out in this competitive painting event, with 20 minutes to turn their canvas into something beautiful. Work will be up for auction after the dust has settled. To register, go online to artbattle.com/register. To attend, buy tickets online at eventbrite.ca. General admission is $20 and student tickets are $10.

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