Local Events: March 29 to April 4

April 13, Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way

The next show for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra is Virtuosic Piano. The first half of the show will feature two Polish composers: Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa and Frederik Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2. To conclude the concert, Louise Farrenc’s Symphony no. 3, what the orchestra calls a “woefully under-performed” piece from the 19th-century French composer. Tickets are $42 or $10 for youth under 19 and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

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In the photo: The Black Dog String Quartet performs as part of KSO’s chamber music series. The event was held March 23.

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

Local singer-songwriter Jeremy Kneeshaw will play two solo shows at Tumbleweed Lounge. The multi-instrumentalist released his first album at age 19 and quit his job as a carpenter to pursue music full-time in 2015.

Friday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Barside Lounge at Chances Kamloops, 1250 Halston Ave.

Catch a performance by the local country rock and roots Yale County Jug Band, featuring the upright bass stylings of Kelly Bartsch.

Saturday, 7 p.m., The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St.

Vancouver-based duo Porteau is made up of Victoria Williams and Craig Stevenson. Their lyrics are folklore-based and backed by the looped and modulated sounds of a guitar. Their performance will be accompanied by one from Ursidae, an alt-folk solo act by Caro Deady, also of Vancouver. Deady’s work is in the same vein as Daughter or Bon Iver. An minimum $5 donation is required at the cafe’s door.

Monday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.

Ninjaspy and Grimskunk will play a show with local band Bleak Valley at the Grotto. Ninjaspy is a three-piece metal band from Vancouver and Grimskunk is a rock, punk and progressive band hailing from Montreal. Tickets are $15 and available online at kamtix.ca.

Wednesday and Thursday, Thompson Rivers University, multiple locations

The Engage for Change club at Thompson Rivers University is hosting a bake sale to benefit Venezuelan refugees. All proceeds will go toward the United Nations refugee program. On Wednesday, find the bake sale in the Campus Activity Centre building from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. On Thursday, find it in the Old Main building from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9 p.m., Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 843 Desmond St.

Calgary-based Krowns has received some accolades for its latest single, Fake It, released in October 2018. It’s one track on their debut EP with the same name, released in January. Hear them for yourself, along with tunes from Dave Coalmine on Saturday. There is no cover charge.

Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thompson Rivers University Clock Tower Theatre, 805 TRU Way

Ô-Celli is a collection of eight cellists who have come together to play a wide range of classical music. The ensemble will play as part of the Live at TRU concert series. The performance is free to attend.

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