October event listings

Elliott Brood – Oct. 1

The Blue Grotto 8 p.m. $15 at the door.

Elliot Brood is back in town to give alt-country fans what they’re after. Originally from Toronto, this trio has a history of impressing both big-city people and small-town fans alike.

Ron Sexsmith – Oct. 2

The Blue Grotto 8 p.m. $25 at the door.

Sexsmith has been creating music for years, and his latest work may be some of his best. His expert lyricism captivates fans and leaves them excited for his next new song.

Chris Hadfield – Oct. 4

TRU Campus Activity Centre 7 p.m. FREE.

He’s become a Canadian legend for chronicling his trip to space via social media, and recently announced his retirement. Hear what this astronaut has to say about space and life.

Tereza Tomek – Oct. 5

The Art We Are 8 p.m. $5 at the door.

B.C.-based folk artist Tereza Tomek uses her creative background to write unique lyrics that match the instrumentals of her music. Her sound is perfect for the intimate setting of The Art We Are.

Gossip – Oct. 10 to 12, Oct. 17 to 19

Black Box Theatre (at TRU) 8 p.m. $12

TRU’s Actors Workshop Theatre’s first production of the year depicts the life of a journalist in the middle of a murder investigation. Directed by the performing arts department’s Robin Nichol, this is sure to be an enjoyable evening.

Plastic Acid Band – Oct. 19

The Art We Are 8 p.m. $5 at the door.

Their global sound sets the Plastic Acid Band apart from other rock groups. They also draw from more classical sounds, giving an audience of all tastes something to listen to.

Ryan Williams, Kevin Banner and Kyle Bottom – Oct. 22 and 23

The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge 8 p.m. $15 in advance.

Born and raised in Kamloops, Ryan Williams returns to his hometown to perform live comedy with two more Canadian comedians. Comedy nights are rare in Kamloops, so be sure to check this one out.

Great Big Sea – Oct. 25

Interior Savings Centre 7:30 p.m. $46.50 to $67

World-renowned country Celtic folk trio Great Big Sea is bringing their great big sound to Kamloops as part of their current tour.