Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

My personal accounts of our day to day encounters, explorations and expeditions in and around the Kamloops area.

Musketeers and Munsch-keteers Take to the Stage at X Fest 2018

KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to X Fest 2018 to giveaway! To enter, please comment below for a chance to win. Contest will close July 12 at 8pm. For a bonus entry, please comment on the following Facebook post:

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Project X Theatre will be returning to Prince Charles Park July 9-28 for another season of family-friendly outdoor theatre.  X Fest 2018 will feature two plays, including a female led adaptation of The Three Musketeers as well as a fast-paced adventure based on five Robert Munsch stories with The Three Munsch-keteers.

Randi Edmunson (Athos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo credit: Jodi Roberts

The Three Munsch-keteers follows the adventures of Athos, Porthos and Aramis as they bring to life Munsch favorites such as Moose!, We Share Everything!, Just One Goal!, Wait and See and Where is Gah-Ning?

Director Andrew G. Cooper describes the play “as a nice mix of the new Munsch stories, along with the ones that we grew up with. It’s a super fun show, the actors really bring so much to life.”

Randi Edmunson (Athos) and Brendan Law (Porthos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

Adapted by Kamloops’ own Dušan Magdolen, The Three Musketeers tells the classic Alexandre Dumas tale with a twist.

Director Alyssa Bradac, in her first season with Project X Theatre,  says that her favorite part of the show is the fact that the three musketeers are women. “It brought up lots of discussion on what women faced historically and today. We worked hard to tell this story from a women’s perspective. In general, it’s a timely story and I am moved and surprised at how timely it is.”

Randi Edmunson (Athos) and Brendan Law (Porthos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

For more information and a full schedule of showtimes, please visit: http://projectxtheatre.ca/

Tickets are available through Kamloops Live! Box Office located at 1025 Lorne Street or by calling 250-374-LIVE. Tickets for X Fest will also be available at the gates starting one hour before show time. Cash, Visa or Mastercard accepted.

Project X is committed to ensuring everyone in the community can afford to attend X Fest. On July 14 and July 28 , all the tickets available at the door for the 2:00 matinee will be sold on a pay-what-you-can basis so that those families on a limited income can see some great theatre too. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning one hour prior to show time.

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Experimentation Station

Saturday, June 23, 2018

1:00pm to 4:00 pm

All ages, $5 // FREE for youth aged 14-21

Kamloops Art Gallery invites you to an art party! Kick off your summer with an afternoon of art making, live music and serious snacking!

Enjoy a specialty mocktail while experimenting with flavour pairings at our popcorn bar. Try your hand at miniature screen printing, make your own buttons, learn how to make a zine using only one piece of paper and experiment with Sumi Ink drawing.

We will also be celebrating the launch of our new summer internship Continue reading Experimentation Station

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

Plus Kristina Benson Art scholarship, Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines May 31

If you’re a local artist or arts group looking for funding for an upcoming project, or an area arts student seeking help with tuition, the Kamloops Arts Council may be able to help.

KAC Grants deadline June 15th – KAC Grants are awarded primarily to assist local artists and arts organizations (in any discipline) to promote their work or further their education. Funds are subject to availability, and applicants must be current members of the KAC to apply. Deadlines have recently changed and are now June 15 and January 15 each year. The application form is available at the KAC website, www.kamloopsarts.ca.

From past KAC Grants recipients: “Thank you for helping to realize the goals of local artists like ourselves. It is enormously helpful… Continue reading KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Hard-nosed traditional Cape Breton fiddle playing

One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, Ashley MacIsaac is bringing his hard-nosed, traditional Cape Breton style of fiddle playing to the Sagebrush Theatre stage with the Kamloops Symphony for two nights; this Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 pm.

A renowned fiddle player, piano player, and step dancer, Ashley MacIsaac combines traditional fiddle playing with his own unique spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader Continue reading Hard-nosed traditional Cape Breton fiddle playing

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

What happens when a poet, an author, a composer, his lover, and a book-loving stripper all move into the same house in quiet, wartime Brooklyn? Arguments, indulgence, infestation, questionable relationships of every description, a murder mystery, plenty of reasons for the neighbours to bang on the walls and, just possibly, some truly wonderful art. Join singers Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak, Continue reading Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!