Local Events: May 17 to May 23

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.

The upcoming Kamloops Celtic Choir spring concert will feature a performance by Andrew Mercer and Susan Aylard of Celtic fusion band Cod Gone Wild. Mercer, from Newfoundland, will bring the sounds of his home province with him, playing classics like I’se da B’y and other favourites like Danny Boy and Mairi’s Wedding. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Tickets are $20, available online at codgonewild.com/shows or from choir members and at the door.

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Friday, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.

Aaron Halliday was born in Nova Scotia but now lives in Kelowna. The country artist has played all across Canada and released his first single, Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ Tonight, in 2018.

Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., North Kamloops Library, 693 Tranquille Rd.

Novelest, screenwriter and playwright Katherine Koller will lead a workshop on writing dialogue in all forms of writing, including poetry, creative nonfiction, story and screen. The event is free but registration is required, online at tnrl.ca. For more information, call 250-554-1124 or email questions@tnrd.ca.

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

Singer-songwriter, poet and harpist Diemm will provide of chamber folk music and poetry. Her album Ten Thousand Miracles is available on Spotify.

Friday, 10 p.m., Duchess on Tranquille, 377 Tranquille Rd.

The Duchess is planning a night of ‘90s hip hop featuring DJ PTRA. The cover charge is $5.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m., The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

The Freudian Slips are taking on a whole decade. Their latest show, Slippery Sixties, harkens back to a time of peace and love. Performers include Greg Brown, Paul Rancourt, Brendan Law, TJ McCallum, Dan Ondang, Kennedy Crane, Des Geddes and Andrew Robertson. Tickets to the short-form improv show are available for $15 in advance online at chimeratheatre.com/tickets or $20 at the doors, cash only.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., BC Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Dr.

The BC Wildlife Park will feature a special performance by Safari Jeff for the Victoria Day long weekend. Other activities on offer include animal encounters at 10:30 a.m. (owl), 12:30 p.m. (snake) and 3:30 p.m. (turtle) as well as a badger feeding at 3 p.m. The Wildlife Express mini train will also be running and the splash park is now open for the season.

Friday, 6:30 p.m., Cycle Logic, 222 Victoria St.

Cycle Logic will screen Admissions by amateur bikepacker Ben Johnson, who toured Peru with little experience and produced a short film of his travels. He will be on-hand to answer questions after the screening. Admission is free.

Saturday, 8 p.m., Chances Barside Lounge, 1250 Halston Ave.

The Sirocco Project will play a set at the Barside Lounge. The duo is comprised of Lance Yamada, known as the Samurai Cowboy, on percussion, vocals and sound, and Brad Melnyk on vocals and guitars.

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