Friday, 5:30 p.m., Kamloops Museum and Archives, 207 Seymour St.
Ted Smith: Ideal Forms is the latest exhibition on at the Kamloops Museum and Archives. It explores the life and work of late Kamloops painter Ted Smith, who donated his materials to the KMA, which include abstract paintings of Kamloops landscapes. The opening reception is on Friday. The exhibit runs until March 2.
Friday, 7:30 p.m., The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.
The Freudian Slips are on a quest for funny. Their latest adventure-based improv show explores the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Tickets are $15 in advance, available online at chimeratheatre.com/tickets or $20 at the door, cash only.
SEXY ROCK SHOW
Saturday, 8 p.m., The Rex Hall, 417 Seymour St.
Dancers from Kelowna’s Femme Fatale Dance will join Kamloops’ crew on stage for a night of sexy, flirty dance that is being called the “first of its kind” for the city. General admission tickets are $27 and floor seats are $38 and available online at eventbrite.ca.
CRAFT FAIRS APLENTY
Various locations, times
If you’re looking to do some holiday shopping and want to keep it local, craft fairs are a good place to look. The Kamloops Christmas Craft Market at Mastermind Studios, 954F Laval Cresc., runs Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Christmas at the Courthouse is open Saturday and Sunday with free admission at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. Countdown to Christmas will be held at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and will feature a $20-and-under sale of local crafts. The RareBirds housing co-operative at 772 West Battle St. is also hosting an open house and craft sale from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Finally, the B.E.S.T. Christmas Craft Fair will be held at Bert Edwards Science and Technology School, 711 Windsor Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
ED THE SOCK
Monday, 7 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
Ed the Sock is on tour to wage his “war on stupid.” The outspoken sock puppet will take the stage at the Grotto for one night only of uncensored comedy, telling all about his time at MuchMusic, playing clips of celebrity interviews and MuchMusic moments and sharing backstage stories. Tickets are $20 and available online at kamtix.ca.
SHTUKA ART PARTY
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Paul Golf Course, 615 Mt. Paul Way
A night of painting will be the latest fundraiser to support the family of missing man Ryan Shtuka, who was last seen in Sun Peaks on Feb. 17. Tickets are $45 and available online at kamloopsartparty.com.
SENIORS’ LIGHTS TOUR
Various locations, Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The annual Seniors’ Lights Tour will take place Thursday. Enjoy a free bus tour to see the best Christmas lights in the city. Hot beverages and goodies served following the tour. The event is free but registration is required. Call 250-828-3500 and quote program number 287934 by Friday.
Sunday, 7 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.
Folk singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop will play a show at the Grotto with Graeme James as part of a Western Canada tour that soon after continues to Alberta.