Brendan Kergin, Arts & Entertainment Editor Ω
Kamloops Burlesque does Time Travel – Jan. 10
The Blue Grotto, doors at 8 p.m., $5 regular, $10 advance VIP seating
The gals of Kamloops Burlesque do it up again with a variety show exploring time. With door prizes, singing, dancing, prancing and more it’s always a unique time. While the performers will be in their best time travel duds, they encourage the crowd to participate and dress up as well. A professional photographer will be snapping everyone in his or her finery.
Lornaco – Jan. 17
TRU Alumni Theatre (Clock Tower, room 200), show at 12:30 p.m., free
Fusing Mexican music with folk, pop and more, the Paperboys frontman Tom Landa is bringing some warmth to the cool TRU campus. While the Juno award-winning Paperboys leans more towards Celtic styles, Lorcano is much more Latino sounding, like a folksy Manu Chao or Ozomatli.
Snowed In Comedy Tour at the Convention Center – Jan. 18
Kamloops Convention Centre, doors at 7 p.m., $40
A quartet of highly-regarded comedians is traveling B.C. this winter in the fifth-annual Snowed In Comedy Tour. This year’s batch of internationally-recognized Canadians and imports includes Arj Barker (who played Dave on Flight of the Conchords and has an Edinburgh Fringe Festival Perrier Award) and Dan Quinn (who was a winner of the Canadian Competition at Just for Laughs).
The Tragically Hip w/ The Arkells – Jan. 20
Interior Savings Centre, doors at 8 p.m., $33.75 – $113.25
Legends of Canadian rock are returning to Kamloops. This will be the second date on a Canada-wide tour and is one of only two in the interior of B.C., so if you’re going to catch this quintessentially Canadian band, better get on it. They’ll be coming around with The Arkells, a more common sight in Kamloops, but enjoyable every time.
Proud Animal – Feb. 2
The Art We Are, show at 8 p.m., to be determined
A folksy duo (and sometimes trio) out of Vancouver will be coming up for a quick show at the Art We Are. The young band released six songs last year, creating an EP of melodic tunes created by guitars, keyboards and their own voices. It will be a good evening out for those into the West Coast brand of folksy pop.