Local Events: Oct. 5 to Oct. 11

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Nova Scotian artist Eleanor King’s work offers a space for contemplation about our collective and personal complacency in the global environmental crisis, according to the Kamloops Art Gallery. The wall paintings will be on display in the Central Gallery until Dec. 29.

Friday, 6:30 p.m., Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.

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Local theatre group Kamloops Players are hosting a potluck, open to members and non-members alike. They’ll also be doing a reading of Fuddy Meers, the comedy that tells the story of Claire, who awakes each morning a blank slate and without her memory.

Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Old Main, Thompson Rivers University, 835 University Dr.

TRU’s Actors Workshop Theatre students are putting on She Kills Monsters, a geeky comedy with fairies, ogres and plenty of ‘90s pop culture written by playwright Qui Nguyen. Tickets are $15 and available by emailing boxoffice@tru.ca or calling 250-377-6100. Additional showtimes from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13.

Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., Big Little Science Centre, 655 Holt St.

Big Little Science Centre is hosting a hands-on lab for anyone from age five to adult. No previous programming experience is necessary to learn how to create your own custom LED light project. Participants will learn about wiring and programming in Arduino to create dynamic art in vibrant LEDs. Children 12 and under require an adult to accompany them. The event is free for members and pre-registration is recommended and can be done by calling 250-554-2572.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m., The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St.

Spendo and Kat Knite will be joined by The Carbons for an evening of feel good rock ‘n’ roll featuring original songs and classics from the ‘70s. Tickets are $10 in advance at the venue or $15 at the door.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.

Blues players Guy Davis with Fabrizio Poggi are bringing the works of their latest album to the Pavilion Theatre. The duo’s album was Sonny and Brownie’s Last Train, an exploration of the great blues duo Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry that received a Grammy nomination. Tickets are $28.50 (includes tax and ticket fees) and available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.

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

Vancouver-based Five Alarm Funk is an eight-piece funk band that is all about intense arrangements and heavy groove, featuring horns, guitars and plenty of percussion. Tickets are $20 plus fees and available in advance from ticketweb.ca.

Wednesday, 9 p.m., Pizza Pi, 314 Victoria St.

The Rhymethink hip hop music collective will present a number of artists at Pizza Pi on Wednesday. Lee Reed, Kay the Aquanaut, Cee Reality, Praxis Life and special guest King Diamond Tut make up the evening’s lineup. The event is pay-what-you-can.

Beginning Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.

Keishia Treber has painted forests, sunsets, animals and mountains — all of Kamloops, where she’s lived for the past 12 years. An exhibit featuring her work is on from Wednesday, Oct. 10, to Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery.

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 a documentary called The Cleaners that looks at the “shadow industry” of workers who rid online social media platforms of things like violence, pornography and even political content. 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.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Tranquille Farm Fresh, 4600 Tranquille Rd.

Head to historic Padova City for a telling of Padova: The Untold Story, the tale of the newly purchased land near Kamloops Lake where strange occurences plague residents. Take to the tunnels to discover the truth behind its mysterious new owner. Tickets are $25 and available online at tranquillefarmfresh.com/events.

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