June 28 and June 29, monthly, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.
Local country musician Gorden James will perform.
BLIND BAY PAINTERS
June 29 to July 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blind Bay Community Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Rd.
The Blind Bay Painters will present their annual art show.
USED BOOK SALE
June 29, 9 a.m. to noon, Farmers’ Market at Stuart Wood elementary, 245 St. Paul St.
The Kamloops chapter of the Council of Canadians will host its annual used book sale, with proceeds going toward a bursary for a TRU student.
PUNK ROCK SHOW
June 29, 8 p.m., Kami Inn, 354 Victoria St.
Three punk bands will perform at the Kami. The Corps (Vancouver) will be joined by SoundCity Hooligans (Kamloops) and Shockload (Vancouver).
ANOTHER PUNK ROCK SHOW
June 29, 9 p.m., Pizza Pi, 314 Victoria St.
Another trio of punk bands will perform. Chiliocosm (Grand Prairie, Alta.) will headline, supported by Cvstles (Sherwood Park, Alta.) and Up Periscope (Kelowna).
THE ABBA SHOW
June 30, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way
Australian ABBA impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous will perform. Tickets are $60 for adults and $40 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office and online at kamloopslive.ca.
SUN PEAKS TUNES
June 30, 8 p.m., Morrisey’s Public House, 3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks
Four-piece Kamloops band Friday Night Fires will perform gritty folk and rock.
ART IN THE PARK
July 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Riverside Park
Featuring art vendors, musicians, dancers and theatre performers as part of Canada Day celebrations. Free event.
July 1, 11 a.m., Riverside Park
Drummers will attempt the Guinness World Record for largest group drum roll, connected via video link to groups in other cities. No experience necessary, but those looking to help must register online at canadadaydrumming.com.
ROCK AND GEM SHOW
July 4 to July 7, Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way
The Kamloops Rock and Gem Show will exhibit crystals, minerals, fossils, gemstones, cabochons, jewelry, beads and other goods. Free admission.