Free fun for kids at Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival Sept. 14 & 15

Kids & families superheroes theme; partial donations to RIH NICU

There is a hero inside every kid. Join us at the 19th annual Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival on September 14-15.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Superheroes” with a goal of inspiring the little heroes in your life. Wear a costume — creativity and heroic adventures await!

The Festival gives all chidren in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms. Unlike the majority of Continue reading Free fun for kids at Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival Sept. 14 & 15

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.

Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years

As the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, you can expect an Art in the Park on Canada Day that’s more action-packed than ever.

Art in the Park is a part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations along with Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest at Riverside Park. This year, more than 100 artists and artisans will show and sell their work. This juried show promises a variety of quality art and fine crafts. Purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from local as well as select regional artists and artisans.

Performances will be taking place on the grass stage on the southeast side of the park, including sword demos from the Shire of Ramsgaard and the Djembe Django drummers, Gilda Lily and the Chorus Girls, Mozaik Fusion bellydance, 11-year-old drummer Oscar Evely, and Lindy in the Loops.

Those looking to get in on the action can show their own talents at the Open Mic Tent by the waterpark, hosted by Alicia Ashcroft. Continue reading Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years