Local Events: Nov. 9 to Nov. 15

Wednesday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.

Alt-rock band USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) will be at The Blue Grotto for a show on Wednesday. Tickets are $22 and available online at kamtix.ca. The Toronto-based band, made up of Ashley Buchholz and Jason Parsons, formed in 2008 and has two albums and three EPs to its name and a 2015 Juno nomination for breakthrough group of the year.

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

U.K.-based post-rock band Yndi Halda will stop by for a show at The Art We Are. The band has been compared to other post-rock artists like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Ros. Admission cost is $5 (recommended) or pay-what-you-can.

Friday, 7 p.m., Thompson Rivers University, Clock Tower Building, Alumni Theatre

TRU tourism management students are hosting a film night for the Bluebird Day fund. The night will feature the latest ski and snowboard films incluidng All In, Alignment and Melodrama. Admission is by donation and prizes will be up for grabs.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Westsyde Fellowship Church, 2833 Westsyde Rd.

More than 55 vendors will be at this weekend’s annual Westsyde craft fair. There will also be a concession and fresh baking available. Admission is by donation. While you’re out in Westsyde, stop by Arthur Stevenson elementary, 2890 Bank Rd., for another craft fair the same day, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 843 Desmond St.

Dave Coalmine and Friends will play at Pogue’s weekly jam night. Tacos and Poutine on special.

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Lucky’s Restaurant, 101-795 McGill Rd.

Rock ‘n’ roll music will be matched with traditional bingo for a night of fun at Lucky’s. Play three games for a dollar. Prizes up for grabs. All ages welcome.

Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Heritage House, 100 Lorne St.

The Kamloops Naturalist Club will host environmentalist Jim Cooperman to talk about his book Everything Shuswap. Cooperman will focus on the book’s third chapter on ecology, with topics of discussion ranging from the protection of ancient rainforests to endanger species and the fate of salmon.

Thursday, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

The Kamloops Film Series fall season is underway, with a new film each week until Nov. 22. This week’s film is the widely acclaimed directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade. The film follows an introverted teenage girl trying to survive the final week of her disastrous eighth grade year. Tickets include a Kamloops Film Society membership and are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students and children. Go online to kamloopsfilmseries.ca for more information and to purchase tickets.

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