BREWLOOPS WITH FIREFIT
Saturday and Sunday
The Brewloops downtown block party will be set up in the parking lot of Sandman Centre and feature music, beer and a firefighting competition. Music will include bands Small Town Artillery and Gleneagle, plus locals The Dungbeatles, Johnson Sandwich, Deandra Dey and Thunderchild. FireFit races begin Saturday morning at 11 a.m. and the regional award will be presented at 4 p.m., with events, music and beer throughout the day. At 6 p.m., the ticketed 19-plus Brewloops event begins and continues until 11 p.m. On Sunday, FireFit events continue throughout the day from 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along with music and beer. For a complete schedule and further information, go online to brewloopsfest.ca.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sahali Centre Mall, 945 West Columbia St.
The 10th CFBX record fair is on Sunday. Find an assortment of music on vinyl, CDs and DVDs, plus memoribilia, clothing and stereo equipment. Admission is $2.
Until Saturday, June 1, various showtimes
Hydra Festival has returned for another year, with 11 productions on the docket to be shown in TRU’s Black Box Theatre. Material ranges from the emotional post-war drama Brothers to comedies like Arron Butowski’s Bodybreak or improv from The Freudian Slips. For ticket and show information, go online to chimeratheatre.com/hydrafestival.
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way
Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods and his band will present Fiddlin’ Around, a Branson-style live show with tunes in the style of Don Messer, Graham Townsend and Al Cherny. Tickets are available, cash only, at the Horse Barn, 517 Mt. Paul Way.
Friday, 7 p.m., McArthur Castle private home venue (address to be announced)
Local band The Houses (Where We Grew Up) will be joined by fellow local musician Ashley Walshbarr for an intimate house concert at McArthur Castle. Tickets are available online at sidedooraccess.com/shows.
Friday, 7 p.m., Kami Inn, 354 Victoria St.
Montreal metal band Dopethrone will play its Kamloops tour stop on Friday. They will be joined by local bands Hemptress and Regress. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Saturday, 7 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
Sonreal is on tour promoting his latest album, The Aaron LP. The Vernon-born rapper now has two full-length albums to his name, along with three Juno Award nominations. Tickets are available online at kamtix.ca.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Batchelor Heights neighourhood
The Batchelor Heights Community Association is holding a community garage sale, including a return of the annual plant sale at 837 Quail Dr. More than 55 addresses have been added to a map, which can be found on the Batchelor Heights Community Association’s Facebook page.