Local Events: March 8 to March 14

Monday until March 17

IDays events begin Monday at TRU. Enjoy food specials at campus eateries and special events on around campus all week. Events include a sold-out keynote by Amanda Lindhout, flint knapping, a talk by chef David Wolfman, a presentation of the ancient Mexican Hummingbird Dance, a talk on jihadism by Hamoud Salhi, the International Cooking Show, a collage party with music from Slynk and Fort Knox Five, the TRU powwow, the IDays flag parade and the annual international showcase featuring music, dance, food and fashion. For a complete list of events, go online to tru.ca/idays.

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Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge, 405 Victoria St.

Kamloops singer-songwriter Madison Olds is out promoting new music from her debut album Blue, released last month. Olds also made the top 10 in CBC’s nation-wide Searchlight music contest, which concluded Thursday.

Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way

The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will perform some film and TV favourites, including music from the silent film era by Charlie Chaplin, Nino Rota’s The Godfather, John Williams’ Theme from E.T. and Schindler’s List, Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings score and Ramin Djawadi’s Game of Thrones theme. Tickets are $42 and can be purchased at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

From Friday until March 16, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

Regional art exhibition Art Exposed has returned for its ninth year. This community-centered event features artists from all across the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Visitors can view and purchase artwork, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and photography. An opening night reception is planned for Friday and jurors will award prizes and honourable mentions.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre, Grand Hall, 1055 University Dr.

TEDx TRU is an independently organized event similar to the TED talk format. Speakers include TRU marketing instructor Julio Viskovich, City of Kamloops solid waste services analyst Marcia Dick, autism advocate of the year nominee Brody Butts, TRU environmental programs and research co-ordinator director James Gordon, addictions worker Juanita Lindley, guitar builder Mike Miltmore of Riversong Guitars, Kamloops Makerspace co-founder Nicholas Adams and futurist and inventor Darrick Morrison. Tickets are $25 and available online at eventbrite.ca.

Saturday, 8 p.m., Kamloops Rugby Club, 1025B Lorne St.

Kamloops Pride is hosting a spring fling event with music by Common Sound. Tickets are $15 and available online at eventbrite.ca. A small number of tickets will also be available at the door. The event is for those age 19 and older.

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