Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival takes on magical theme with “Wizards and Wonders” Sept. 13 & 14 Riverside Park

 August 28, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC — Whether Harry Potter or Merlin, most kids would agree that you can never have too many wizards. Join us at the 20th annual Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival on September 13-14 and be part of this “magical” event. The Festival gives all children in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms. Unlike the majority of kids’ festivals in the province, thanks to sponsors and supporters, the Kamloops event is completely free.   Friday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 …


It’s the final week of X Fest

 July 30, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, The Arts /  No Comments

X Fest is in their last week of the festival, have you come and seen their shows yet? They’ve had such a successful season this year, both Jack and the Beanstalk by Randi Edmundson and Cinderella by Mike Kenny have been enthusiastically received. The audience members have had wonderful things to say about the shows, and X Fest is so thankful for all the support from our returning and new patrons this year! If you haven’t had a chance to see either show yet, you have until August 2nd for Jack and …


WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY & THE SOUVENIR at the Paramount this weekend

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment /  No Comments

This upcoming weekend, July 26th and 27th, at the Paramount Theatre, The KFS will be showing two films that we can’t wait for you to see! Joanna Hogg’s Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner, The Souvenir, at 6:30pm, and Madeleine Olnek’s Wild Nights With Emily, a comedic look at a lesser known aspect of Emily Dickinson’s life, at 6:45pm. BUY TICKETS NOW!! Tickets will also be available at the door. (Cash or Credit only) The trailers and more information is available below or at our WEBS …


2 Powerful Films On Tonight & Tomorrow

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment /  No Comments

For the July 19th and 20th (Friday-Saturday) weekend at the Paramount Theatre, The KFS will be screening two brand new films. Alan Eliott and Sydney Pollack’s moving documentary, Amazing Grace, featuring Aretha Franklin at the New Bethel Baptist Church, will screen at 6:30 pm, followed by Claire Denis’ extraordinary adventure mystery starring, High Life, starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche , André Benjamin and Mia Goth, will be shown at 6:45 pm. BUY TICKETS NOW!! Tickets will also be ava …


Family of 11 Embark on Faith-Filled Canadian Tour

 July 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment /  No Comments

Lakefield, ON, July 10, 2019 – Fiddles, keyboard, Irish whistle, accordion, bass, guitar, and step-dancing will all be a part of the dynamic, faith-filled shows on the upcoming tour by Rhythm and Grace, a Celtic-Gospel group comprised of Alex and Miriam Duketow and their nine talented children. From Ontario to BC, Rhythm and Grace will share their inspirational Celtic-Gospel and folk songs which capture stories of faith applied to everyday life. The tour will coincide with the release of their b …


New Interpretive Canoe Excursion Pairs Perfectly with Kamloops VIP Winery Visit

 July 10, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Tourism /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC  Three Kamloops tourism businesses – Moccasin Trails, DiVine Tours and Harper’s Trail Winery – have teamed up to launch a new interpretive tour.  The “Water to Wine Experience” embraces the area’s rich indigenous culture and is perfectly paired with a VIP wine tasting and patio picnic. “The South Thompson River serves as the lifeblood of Secwepemc Nation. It is a traditional waterway of the Tk’emlups people, which has served, and continues to serve as a connection to others and to M …


Midsommar from Ari Aster & JT LeRoy from Justin Kelly at the Paramount this Weekend

 July 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops /  No Comments

For the July 12th and 13th (Friday – Saturday) weekend at the Paramount Theatre, The KFS will be screening two new films that we’re sure everyone will love! Ari Aster’s brand new film, Midsommar, and Justin Kelly’s biography, J.T. Leroy. With the Kamloops Film Society at The Paramount Theatre, never having shown a horror film or a true story/ biography before, you won’t want to miss this! Check out the trailers and we guarantee you’ll want to see at least one of these amazing films! Buy Your Tic …


Sagebrush Theatre Repairs Underway Immediately

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC – School District 73, the City of Kamloops and Western Canada Theatre are pleased to announce that work will commence immediately on the repairs to the Sagebrush Theatre roof. Engineering work has now concluded and local contractor A&T Project Development Inc. will begin work immediately. A & T was chosen through BC Bid to complete the work. In February 2019, a cracked roof truss was discovered, during a routine technical inspection leading to the closure of the facility for urgentl …


Chimera Theatre Presents the Second Annual Hydra Performing Arts Festival

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC – After the wildly successful inaugural festival last year, Chimera Theatre is excited to announce the second annual Hydra Festival of Performing Arts in partnership with Actors Workshop Theatre. Once again, we will be premiering a selection of twelve new works next month at the Actors Workshop Theatre. The Hydra Performing Arts Festival is a festival for theatre, dance, and music in Kamloops, BC. For our second year, we have an thrilling collection of new works by Kamloops artists …


Empire of the Son – The nationally acclaimed show comes to WCT

 April 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Up next at Western Canada Theatre is the not-to-be-missed Empire of the Son, a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production praised across the country by audiences and critics alike, as ‘beautiful’, ‘surprising’, ‘humorous’, ‘innovative’, and ‘touching’. Empire of the Son is the story of two generations of broadcasters, and the radio silence between them. As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them revelled in communicating …



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