Various dates and times, Kamloops Chapters, 1395 Hillside Dr.
On Nov. 23, Hong Kong-born Wai Hung Ma will sign his latest motivational book The Journey: Always Breaking Limitations, co-written with fellow Kamloops authors Kirk Baethke and Corey Sigvaldason.
BLACK BOX PLAY
Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 and Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, Black Box Theatre inside the Old Main building, Thompson Rivers University, 805 TRU Way
The Actors Workshop Theatre will present Retreat, a play written by Kat Sandler and directed by Robin Nichol. Four interns find themselves abandoned at a camp run by a disgraced scoutmaster and are each given a token and told to acquire all four at any cost. Tickets are $15, available at the Old Main box office or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4440269.
DANCE MUSIC FUNDRAISER
Nov. 22, 8 p.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
Hi, Society will present a fundraiser event for Jessie Simpson, the victim of a violent attack in Kamloops in 2016 who is still recovering from the effects of his extensive injuries. Artists include Leo Zen, Mayo, Whiprek, Cartoon Network, Heavy Mellow Movement and more. Tickets are $10, but additional donations are encouraged and can be made online at gofundme.com/jessiesimpson2018.
COMEDY SHOW Nov. 22, 8 p.m., Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.
Comedy on the Shore continues with comedian Matt Alaeddine, an Edmonton-based comic who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and bills himself as “the world’s fattest contortionist.” Tickets are available in advance online at kamtix.ca.
MUSEUM TAXIDERMY Nov. 22, 5:30 p.m., Kamloops Museum and Archives, 207 Seymour St.
The Kamloops Museum and Archives will show its “considerable” collection of taxidermy beginning on Friday, Nov. 22. The exhibition also includes photographs, text and participatory features and will look at the historical role of taxidermy and share Secwepemc perspectives on animals in culture.
SMALL WORKS Nov. 23 to Dec. 22, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.
The SMALL//works exhibit and sale will return. The annual Kamloops Arts Council fundraiser will feature local, small, original works of art. Prices range from under $100 to $300 and about 350 works will be available for sale. Proceeds will be split 50-50 between the Kamloops Arts Council and the artist. An opening reception is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
CRAFT FAIR Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., TRU Campus Activity Centre, 1055 University Dr.
The BC SPCA will hold its annual craft fair. Admission is $2, with free entry for children ages five and younger.
THEO AND THE THUGS Nov. 27, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
Punk band Theo and the Thugs will play GOB songs and originals. The band features members of GOB, playing apart from Tom Thacker, who is currently playing with Sum 41. Tickets are $15 in advance, available online at ticketweb.ca.
COMMUNITY BAND PERFORMANCE Nov. 27, Kamloops Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1550 Tranquille Rd.
The Kamloops Community Band will celebrate winter with Up to Snow Good, an upcoming performance featuring festive favourites. The Kamloops Choristers will join as special guests. Tickets are $15, available online at kamloopsband.eventbrite.ca or at the door.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Nov. 28 to Dec. 11, various times, Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave.
Western Canada Theatre presents The Sound of Music, featuring a cast of 22 and six musicians. The play runs in the evenings at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. for Saturday matinees. Pay-what-you-can matinees are on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. Pizza night, including a pre-show chat, will be held on Dec. 5, which will be followed by a post-show talkback session after curtain call. Tickets start at $44, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.