KAMLOOPS COWBOY FESTIVAL
Until March 17 at Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way
The Kamloops Cowboy Festival features equipment vendors, music, art, poetry, dinner and dancing and more. It celebrates the cowboy lifestyle and all of those who love it. For a full schedule of events, go online to bcchs.com/festival.html.
FILM FEST CONTINUES
Until Saturday, Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. and other locations
The Kamloops Film Festival wraps up this weekend. On Friday, Circle of Steel will screen at 6 p.m. and Cold War will be on at 9 p.m. On Saturday, catch Ben is Back at 3 p.m. and Kayak to Kelmtu at 6 p.m. A closing party will be held at Blackwell Hall at The Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
BLU AND KELLY HOPKINS
Saturday, 7 p.m., Barnhartvale Community Hall, 7390 Barnhartvale Rd.
The Barnhartvale Coffee House is on again, this time welcoming multi-instrumentalist duo Blu and Kelly Hopkins, a folk/roots/country act out of Salmon Arm who recently toured with renowned folk singer Valdy. Admission is $5, or free for open mic performers and children under 12.
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.
The Kamloops Naturalist Club will host Elaine Sedgman, who will speak on two years worth of pollinator surveys collected in Kamloops. Segman is an environmental activist, artist and gardener who is among the citizen scientists who have surveyed their gardens and city parks for pollinators. She will discuss the data collected and compare the two years.
KING OF THE WING
Saturday, 7 p.m., Match Eatery and Public House, 1555 Versatile Dr.
Ever wondered how many wings you can eat? Think it’s the most? Put that to the test in a wing eating competition. The winner gets free wings every Thursday for the next three months and exclusive T-shirts. It’s free to take part for teams of four. Email your team name and member contact information to email@example.com to enter.
RANDY FROM TRAILER PARK BOYS
Thursday, 7 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.
Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic Tour will stop in Kamloops for a show at the Grotto, promising an evening of fun, revelry and debauchery. Burgers will be provided by Spitfire Grill. Tickets are $25 and available online at kamtix.ca.
St. Patrick's Day events
Sunday, 150 Wood St.
A St. Patrick’s Day kids’ party will be held by the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops for those ages three to 13.
Sunday, 1201 Summit Dr.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with crafts from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For kids age five and older.
Friday, 417 Seymour St.
Cod Gone Wild will play a show at The Rex, with Irish dancing, singing and live Celtic music. There will be a cash bar.
Saturday, 377 Tranquille Rd.
Vancouver’s DJ Smoothie will be on hand to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Duchess. Tickets are $10.
THE BLUE GROTTO
Sunday, 319 Victoria St.
Rowdy Celtic tunes will be provided by Knacker’s Yard and others. Tickets are $10 at the door.
All weekend, 405 Victoria St.
Green beer and Irish inspired food will be available, along with live music from Evan Wilds on Friday and Madison Olds on Sunday.
Sunday, 843 Desmond St.
Irish dancers and the Dave Coalmine Band are among the day’s entertainment at Pogue Mahone beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, 726 Sydney Ave.
Music from Tight’er and dancing — a night that combines all things country and Irish.
Sunday, 38 Holloway Dr., Tobiano
An Irish-themed brunch will be served at Black Iron Restaurant, accompanied by Bailey’s, whiskey and green beer to start your day off right, if not a bit late.