Local Events: Sept. 14 to Sept. 20

CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL

The Kamloops Children’s Art Festival will return for its 19th year, this time with a superhero theme. Kids aged two and older are encouraged to dress as their favourite superhero and stop by on Friday and Saturday. Those without a costume will have a chance to make their own superhero gear at one of the workshop booths. Friday’s activities start at 3:30 p.m. and go until 5 p.m., with a dance party and after-school light and shadow show by Miss White Spider. The longer day of the festival is on Saturday, with activities and performances from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that include superhero mask, cape, bag, badge and bracelet making, an obstacle course, face painting, henna and dance. Go online at kamloopsarts.ca for more information.

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CARNIVAL
Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m., Aberdeen Mall, 1320 West Trans-Canada Hwy.

West Coast Amusements is in town and brought its rides and games with it to Aberdeen Mall for the weekend. Friday hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday go from noon to 10 p.m. each day. A wristband is $40 for one day of access.

OPEN BREWERY
Saturday, 5 p.m., Iron Road Brewing, 980 Camosun Cres.

It’s been a full year since Iron Road Brewing opened its doors in Kamloops. To mark the occasion, the brewery is throwing a party and inviting the public to tour its brewing area. Local musicians on the schedule include Lost in the Woods, Colin Easthope and Aaron McInnis and Stefan Thordarson. Admission is free.

FOX HUNT
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Rotary Bandshell, Riverside Park, 100 Lorne St.

The Fox Hunt is a technology-driven adventure game in the style of The Amazing Race and a traditional scavenger hunt. Teams must race from point to point, complete challenges and gather photo and video evidence. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and are available online at tickettailor.com/events/foxhuntgames. Proceeds from the event will go toward a clean-water project in Nepal supported by the Kamloops West Rotary Club.

KAMLOOPS FILM SERIES
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 features Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons and Ted Danson in Hearts Beat Loud, the story of an unlikely father/daughter songwriting duo that pairs up the summer before she heads off to college. 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.

PHOTO VOICE PROJECT
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St.

The Addiction Matters Coalition has created the photography exhibit Exposed: A Photo Voice Project. It illustrates the experiences and perspectives of individuals and families impacted by substance use. Participants were given cameras and asked to tell their stories of substance use and stigma. The exhibit features 60 photographs.

MOVIE NIGHT ON CAMPUS
Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thompson Rivers University, 805 TRU Way

The TRU Students’ Union is hosting its annual outdoor movie night on campus, pairing it with its food truck festival the same night. Beginning at 4 p.m., food trucks, inflatables and games will be set up while the film, Avengers: Infinity War, starts at 8 p.m. Cash is recommended for food truck purchases.

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