MUSIC IN THE PARK THIS WEEK
July 19 to July 25, daily at 7 p.m., Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park
This week, Music in the Park will feature Shattered Blue on Friday, The Yale County Jug Band on Saturday, Jenny Allen and The Fates on Sunday, The Fugitives on Monday, Lester McLean Tuesday and Cecile Doo-Kingue on Thursday. Wednesday will feature the BCLC Midsummer Night’s Jam with Washboard Union. Music in the Park continues until Aug. 31.
X FEST THEATRE IN THE PARK
Until Aug. 3, Prince Charles Park, 1145 Nicola St.
Two Project X Theatre productions will be presented as part of this year’s X Fest. Cinderella will run at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Jack and the Beanstalk will run at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pay-what-you-can matinees will be presented on Saturday, June 20, and Saturday, Aug. 3. at 2 p.m.
JAPANESE SUMMER FESTIVAL
July 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kamloops Buddhist Temple, 361 Poplar St.
Everyone is invited for a day of family-friendly entertainment, including Japanese arts and crafts, Japanese goods for sale, food, games, prizes and a showcase event. The event is being held by the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association. The admission fee is $5 per adult, $3 per child or $12 for a family. Seniors are admitted free.
July 19 and July 20, 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.
The Kamloops Film Society has two films on for Friday and Saturday. High Life (6:45 p.m.) tells the story of the last survivors, a man (Robert Pattinson) and his daughter, of a damned and dangerous mission to space. Amazing Grace (6:30 p.m.) is a documentary telling the story of Aretha Franklin’s performance at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in 1972. Tickets are on sale online at thekfs.ca.
THE POST WAR
July 20, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
Alt-rock band The Post War will play tracks from its brand new album Deliverance at its Grotto show this weekend. They will be joined by Vernon band The Goods. Cover charge is $5.
July 20, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
East Coast rockers The Motorleague will be joined by Spendo and the Skins (Vancouver via Kamloops) and Half Step Down. Tickets are $15, available online at kamtix.ca.
ALPINE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
July 20 and July 21, Sun Peaks Resort, 1280 Alpine Rd.
With alpine flowers at the height of their bloom, explore the colourful scene at Tod Mountain or take in the free live music and activities in the village.
SUMMIT DRIVE BLOCK PARTY
July 21, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Albert McGowan Park, 2025 Summit Dr.
Free family-friendly event featuring hotdogs, barbecue, drinks and cold treats, plus bouncy castles, face painting, live music, games, kickball and flag football.
July 21, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Kamloops Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.
Painters, sculptors, poets, actors, dancers, performance artists and beyond are invited to a meeting of the newly formed Kamloops Open Arts Society. The evening is intended for networking and raising awareness of the new group.
July 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brocklehurst Park, 2470 Fleetwood Ave.
The annual family fun day has returned, this year in Brocklehurst Park. The day will feature a food expo with nine vendors, a kids’ corner with a carousel and slide, obstacle course, clowns, baby goats, henna tattoos, a watermelon eating contest and more.
July 24, 8:30 p.m., Pizza Pi Kamloops, 314 Victoria St.
Two songwriters from the north will tour through Kamloops for a show at Pizza Pi. Saltwater Hank (Prince Rupert) and accordion player Danny Bell (Prince George) will share the spotlight.
July 25 to July 28, Riverside Park
The International Buskers Festival will return for a second year. Street performers from all over the world will converge at Riverside Park. For details, go online to kamloopsbuskers.com.
July 25, 8 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
Winnipeg eight-piece band The Mariachi Ghost will play a show at CJs. The band blends traditional Mexican songs and progressive rock.
July 26 and July 27, 7 p.m., Kamloops School of the Arts gymnasium, 1390 9th Ave.
Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music students will perform ABBA’s hits and tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. Tickets are $17 for youth and $27 for adults, available online at eventbrite.ca.