Saturday, 7 p.m., Barnhartvale Coffeehouse, 7390 Barnhartvale Rd.
Singer-songwriter Carolyn Anele will bring folk, country, celtic and bluegrass stylings to the Barnhartvale Coffeehouse. Open mic performances precede, with the mainstage act at about 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 p.m., Atta Boy BBQ, Ramada Hotel, 555 West Columbia St.
Comedian Dino Archie will perform at the Atta Boy BBQ Comedy Show. His accolades include a late night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Seattle International Comedy Competition win in 2015.
Friday, 10 p.m., Cactus Jacks Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
Head to CJs clad in your best ‘80s or ‘90s garb. Music provided by DJ D!G D33P and DJ King Kong Finger.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., The Rex Hall, 417 Seymour St.
The Cascadia Reed Quintet — including clarinet, oboe, saxophone bassoon and bass clarinet — will play Saturday and feature works from Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georges Bizet, Graham Fitkin, Colin McDonald and Tom Johnson as part of the Chamber Music at The Rex series. Tickets are $25 and available through the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or online at kamloopslive.ca.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub, 1797 Pacific Way
Duffy’s is hosting comedians Jane Stanton and Sam Tonning for a night of comedy. Tickets are $10, available at the pub ahead of time or at the door. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Saturday, 6 p.m., Akimbo Dance Studios, 102-409 Seymour St.
Come and practice your movies, or learn some new ones. Thirty-minute lessons begin at 6 p.m. followed by practice until 8 p.m. Beginners and intermediates alike are welcome. Entry fee is $5.
DAGGER FIGHTING WORKSHOP
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kamloops Yacht Club, 1140 River St.
Ever wanted to know how to yield a medieval dagger? This is your chance. The workshop, hosted by Lynx Armizare, will cover how daggers were used, including defensive techniques. No previous martial arts experience is required. The cost is $60. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a spot.
FOUR-TIME JUNO NOMINEE
Sunday, 7 p.m., Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.
Four-time Juno Award nominee Elizabeth Shepherd will play with the Kamloops United Church Jazz Vespers for a night of jazzy tunes. Free event.
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Cactus Jacks Nightclub, 130 Fifth Ave.
It’s the start of another season for Art Battle. Competitors will kick things off at CJs, creating artwork live in front of an audience — and putting it up for sale afterward. To participate as a featured artist, go online to artbattle.com/register. To attend as a spectator, tickets are $23.52 and available online at eventbrite.ca.