November 01, 2013 - 11:23 AM
KAMLOOPS – With the end of October comes the beginning of holiday craft fairs in Kamloops and more indoor oriented weekend events, from the symphony and the theatre to university basketball and volleyball.
Already underway, the High-Wire Festival at the Pavilion Theatre through Saturday. The festival features six short performances throughout the building that will take place multiple times over the evening, allowing you to watch them all, or just your favourites, over and over again.
Friday and Saturday is the Kamloops Writers Fair as well. Hosted by the Kamloops Arts council and B.C. Living Arts it is a writers conference for all levels. Tonight will be a wine and cheese event with open mic and Saturday will feature workshops, critiques, panel discussions and book sales.
The Kamloops Art Gallery is holding Family Art Saturday from 1-3 p.m. It includes a tour of exhibits and printmaking activities in the studio. On Saturday, the Kamloops Symphony will be playing The Three Great B's. The concert features music from composers whose last names begin with B. It will be held at the TRU Alumni Theatre.
The Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack teams will be busy this weekend, with the mens and womens volleyball and basketball teams taking to the courts at the Tournament Capital Centre for a total of eight games this weekend. The mens hockey team heads to Memorial Arena for an 8:30 p.m. game tonight. Men's volleyball goes at 2:45 p.m. and then both basketball teams will hit the courts at 6 p.m. (womens) and 8 p.m. (mens). Saturdays play starts at 1 p.m. with womens volleyball and is followed by the men's team at 2:45 p.m. The womens basketball team will hit the court again at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the men's team. Womens volleyball will finish up Sunday at 1 p.m.
Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors Friday afternoon and South Kam Secondary will be hosting a special night to honour the former student by showing the game on a big screen. There will also be concessions, games and prizes. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and the game starts at 4:30 p.m.
The Kamloops Blazers also play at home this weekend when they host the Vancouver Giants for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday. The Blazers are hoping to turn it around tagainst the Giants after losing 4-1 to Vancouver last weekend and losing 5-1 the week before to the Giants.
If you feel like taking part in something a little more active instead of just watching athletes all weekend, head to Sun River on Sunday to take part in the Do the Course Run/Walk. The fundraiser offers several different levels, including a fully accessible one kilometre route. Partial proceeds will go to People in Motion.
Do you prefer to take in the craftier side of the season? Craft fairs are taking place at the North Shore Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chase Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help church (North Shore) and the Interior Savings Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the 'Things Japanese' sale bazaar and tea will take place from 12-2 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Centre on Vernon Avenue.
The Visions Indoor Farmers Market takes place Saturday at Sahali Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an indoor flea market takes place at the school gym on the Pow Wow Grounds Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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