Chimera Theatre is Bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein back to Life!

Chimera Theatre is proud to announce the mainstage production of their 2017/2018 season: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted by Andrew G. Cooper!

Frankenstein presents the tragedy of young Victor Frankenstein and the grotesque monster who haunts him in this new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s spine-chilling Gothic classic. Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can Continue reading Chimera Theatre is Bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein back to Life!

Get glowing at this Thursday’s Lumière Festival Parade 

Feb. 22 Lantern Parade leads to BC Winter Games Opening Ceremonies  

The Kamloops Arts Council’s Lumière Lantern Festival offers kids, youth, adults and seniors a chance to express creativity and join in a celebration of community spirit.

This year’s Lumiere Lantern Festival Parade leaves Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:15pm from Unit 210 at Lansdowne Village on Lansdowne Street (between Spitfire Computers and London Drugs).

Led by energetic musicians / drummers Dance Afreaka and hoopdancer Daryl Black, the procession will head east down to 1st Continue reading Get glowing at this Thursday’s Lumière Festival Parade 

FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The 22nd annual Kamloops Film Festival will feature twenty-two films from around the world at the Paramount Theatre March 1st to 10th.  From documentaries to quirky comedies and even horror films, the festival will provide audiences with a selection that encompasses a full range of genres. Festival Chair, Dušan Magdolen, says this year’s line-up is one of the festival’s best, “I know it’s tempting to say that each and every year, but for 2018 we truly have some incredible films that have a lot to offer audiences in Kamloops.”

Shut Up and Say Something, a Canadian-made documentary that profiles well-known spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will kick-off the festival on Thursday, March 1st.  The film will be one of four throughout the festival that is followed by a Q&A with special guests from the film’s production. “We’re ecstatic to have the writer and director of the film, Melanie Wood, joining us for the Q&A” said Magdolen, “This is what the festival is all about – seeing films that are challenging and make you think, then being able to discuss them and learn more. That’s the festival experience.” Other films of note include the Kamloops-shot Tomato Red, Golden Globe winning German thriller In the Fade, and Indian Horse, a film based on the late Kamloops Aboriginal writer, Richard Wagamese’s, novel of the same name, which will close out the festival on Saturday, March 10th.

The schedule comes complete with numerous complementary events including an opening night mingle, casual post-film discussions and a closing night party at Hotel 540, among others.  “The parties and special events really heighten the festival experience. Carve out a little extra time for a beer-tasting in between flicks or a warm cup of tea at our Steeping Discussion event. We’re encouraging everyone to experience all that the festival has to offer,” says KFF Events Chair Alicia Ashcroft. All of the events are free to attend, with the exception of the closing night party. A full schedule of films and events (as they are finalized) can be found at www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca.

Passes and Tickets are now available ONLINE and tickets will soon be available at Moviemart (367 St. Paul Street).

ALL 22 KFF 2018 FILMS:

SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING
Thursday March 1 at 7pm

The opening film of the festival follows acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, who erupted onto the scene during the Vancouver Olympics, on an emotional road trip to reconnect with the father he never knew.

ENTANGLEMENT
Friday March 2 at 6pm

While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister – and then things start to get weird.

RAVENOUS (DARKFEST)
Friday March 2 at 9pm

The first of three DarkFest features in 2018 follows a group of survivors in this twist on the zombie genre taking place in upstate Quebec.

THE BREADWINNER
Saturday March 3 at Noon.
A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in Continue reading FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Mozart & Beethoven: Giants of the Classical Period

CONTEST ALERT: We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for Great Classics with the Kamloops Symphony at the Sagebrush Theatre this Saturday. Leave a comment below to enter. Winner will be chosen Thursday, March 8th at 9pm. For an extra entry, leave a comment on the Facebook post below:

CONTEST ALERT: We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for Great Classics with the Kamloops Symphony at the Sagebrush…

Posted by KamloopsParents.Com on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Join the Kamloops Symphony for Great Classics, featuring the music of two giants of the Classical period, Mozart and Beethoven, on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.

The program is bookended by two works of Mozart, a youthful piece and a more mature work, proving that the only composer to surpass Mozart’s skill is Mozart himself. Starting the concert is the little-known overture to his opera Lucio Silla, composed when he was just sixteen years old. Concluding the concert is Mozart’s brilliant Symphony #41, his final symphony, nicknamed “Jupiter” for its creative majesty.

The central work of the concert is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #1, performed by Guest Artist, pianist Avan Yu, who wowed the crowd at the KSO’s Beethoven Festival in 2014. One of Canada’s most Continue reading Mozart & Beethoven: Giants of the Classical Period