WEEKEND WONDERS – June 16 to 18, 2017

Want to find fun creative ways to spend your weekend? Below you'll find events suitable for all ages and artsy types.

THE BURNING SENSATIONS, THE DISCARDED – LIVE AT THE MANSION

June 16

9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

506 Princess St.

The Discarded bring their fun rocking, energetic garage rock band to Kingston supporting their self-titled debut album. Supporting them are locals "The Burning Sensations" with a fantastic set of old school punk covers that will have you up on the dance floor. The band is comprised of local punk rock legends, with J.P.'s good friend and former Snowdogs bandmate, Pete Golle on bass guitar.

VIDEO DJ LIVE AT RAXX

June 16

Raxx (665 Development Dr.)

FRANCO TADDEO AT ABSOLUTE COMEDY CLUB

June 16 and 17

Friday: 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15

Headliner Franco Taddeo is the voice of CBC Radio-1 Daybreak-Morning Show - Parenting Columnist Mondays at 7:40am (biweekly). He’s quoted as "Critically Acclaimed" by the Montreal Gazette, "One of Canada's Finest" by the Ottawa Sun and "Simply Splendid" by The Citizen.

Also featuring MC Kevin Gasior, who has performed for Just For Laughs as part of the National Homegrown Comics Competition and can be heard regularly on XM Satellite radio. He was twice voted one of Montreal's top 10 comedians and has made appearances on CTV, Global Quebec and CBC radio. Kevin adapts his act to his environment making him a favorite in comedy clubs from coast-to-coast.

SUPER CIRCUS SPECTACULAR

June 16

Performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Centre

On-line tickets are $15 for kids, $28 for adults (or $24 if bought on-line)

This 2-hour SUPER arena tour that will entertain you from start to finish with artists from across the globe. Touring Canada one last time for a strictly limited season, we boast an entertaining cast of comical clowns, spellbinding aerialists, dare-devil motorcyclists and energetic animals. Buy tickets here: https://supercircusspectacular.yapsody.com/event/index/85381/kingston-on

STEEL MAGNOLIAS THEATRE PRODUCTION

June 16

7:30 p.m.

The Davies Foundation Auditorium (52 Church St.)

Tickets: $20

Steel Magnolias is a show put on by the Domino Theatre. It takes place June 8th-24th on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights.

The story takes place in Louisiana, at Truvy’s beauty salon – the place where all the ladies go to get their hair done. It’s a comedy-drama originally written in 1987 by Robert Harling which has also spawned a movie and a Broadway production.

LITTLE CALIFORNIA LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

June 16

10 p.m.

The Merchant Tap House (6 Princess St.)

Little California’s music includes all the newest country music with some classic and southern rock thrown in to the mix. Playing cover songs which include today’s hit makers such as Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and many more great artists. Also classics like Johnny Cash.

RESILIENCE: A PRIDE DANCE PARTY

June 16

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Renaissance (285 Queen St.)

Tickets: $10 Advanced ticket sales are now closed. But we have many more for you at the door. Arrive early to ensure entry.

If there is any word best describing Kingston’s LGBT/Queer Community, it would be resilience. Resilience in an ever changing world and with an ever changing Kingston community of sexual and gender diversity. Come celebrate Pride in Kingston this year with a dance party (with light entertainment) in the Upper Salon of the Renaissance. Come as you are. Special Midnight Drag Entertainment: Mimi Osa, Aphrodisiac Quinzel

MARDI GRAS MUSIC DINNER CRUISE

June 16

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Kingston 1000 Island Cruises (1 Brock St.)

Buy tickets here: reserve.1000islandscruises.on.ca

The scents and sounds of New Orleans come to the 1000 Islands featuring Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco and R&B with Spencer Evans. Hosted by Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises.

SOULSTACK LIVE

June 16

9:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

RCHA Club Kingston - The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association (193 Ontario Street)

Tickets: $20 Reserve by email bruce@kingstonbluessociety.ca or by calling 613 384-8168 or at the RCHA Club. Soulstack are Multiple Maple Blues Awards nominees and award winners including best Electric Act. Featuring Jonathan Knight on lead and vocals with Tom Bona (Maple Blues best Drummer and past drummer for Sue Foley and David Wilcox), Darryl "Harpo" Peterson on bass, Mark Wessenger on keyboards and Chris Latta on a variety of baritone guitars and other instruments. Whether singing inspirational Gospel, soaring soul or hard driving blues this band will have you dancing and singing all night long.

ART-IN-BLOOM AT THE AGNES

June 16 to 18

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Agnes Etherington Arts Centre (36 University Ave.)

A team of talented artists, designers and gardeners have been working to create vivid floral interpretations of selected works of art in the spring exhibitions. The results will be on view at the Agnes, adjacent to the artworks that inspired them, for just a few days in June. Visit and vote for your favourite interpretation. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at 3 p.m. on June 18 in the Atrium.

THE GROOVE YOGA FESTIVAL: ORIGINAL VERSION 2017

June 16 to 18

Friday: 6 p.m.

Sunday: 6:45 p.m.

3565 Stagecoach Rd., Sydenham

YOGA. MOVEMENT. MUSIC. COMMUNITY. With DJ Drez, Marti Nikko, Daniel Scott, Keith Borden, Dallas Delahunt, David Good, Liz Huntly, Roland Jensch, Darren Austin Hall, Megan Marie Gates, Layah Jane, Bud Dy {Daniel Bucksteeg}. Vinyasa yoga, acro yoga, sound healing, live music, DJs, meditation, kirtan & more. Good clean fun, country style.

RHINOCEROS OR WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT ME?

June 16 and 18

Friday: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 2 p.m.

Isabel Bader Centre

$15/pay what you can

Have you ever wondered whether you're alone in this world? Eugene Ionesco's dark and brilliant Rhinoceros is the inspiration for Chipped Off's 2017 installment. Ionesco wrote Rhinoceros in 1959 but it's even more relevant with this current climate of fascism and oligarchy trumpeting their horrific arrival south of our own border. Critically acclaimed Canadian director Kim Renders brings a powerful mix of community artists together in a way that would have appealed to Ionesco himself. Through carefully constructed and wonderfully disparate media forms, Rhinoceros or What's Different About Me? addresses the ethics of conformity and principle in politically toxic times with wit, perspicacity, and a relieving amount of comedy. Tickets available at the door only.

POKER NITE LIVE AT THE MERCHANT June 17

10 p.m.

The Merchant Tap House (6 Princess St.)

NEON DREAMS LIVE AT THE MANSION June 17

9 p.m.

506 Princess St.

Featuring Josh David and Nolan Hubbard.

ROSE & FLOWER SHOW AND GARDEN PHOTO EXHIBITION

June 17

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Frontenac Mall You are invited to submit a flower or arrangement to this juried show. Submit a photo for the exhibit too. All instructions on the KHS website. Everyone invited to view the flowers and photos. This is a free event.

Contact: Alita Battey-Pratt at 613-353-2520

Organization Website: www.ikweb.com/khs

Contact Email: kingstonhortsoc@gmail.com

DOORS OPEN KINGSTON: KINGSTON THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY

June 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

89 Kirkpatrick St.

Come learn about the inner working of the theatre organ. Listen to the music that provided a backdrop for many silent movies. There are only two working theatre organs in Canada and the largest is here in Kingston, Ont.

DOORS OPEN

June 17

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave.)

For Doors Open 2017, we offer: fascinating exhibitions, Art in Bloom floral interpretations, and the special display "New Eyes on the Universe," celebrating the research of Nobel Laureate Dr Arthur McDonald. Families can create an art project in the Studio between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. *** NOTE*** Our hours are extended on Saturday 17 June for this event. Community Docents will give short talks in the exhibition "Road Trip: Across Canada with Alan C. Collier" at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All activities are free.

PRIDE IN KINGSTON 2017 CELEBRATIONS IN THE PARK

June 17

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McBurney Park AKA Skeleton Park (157 Ordnance St.)

Join us on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory for our 2017 Pride in Kingston Community Fair! The parade leaves the park at noon and will make its way back by 1 p.m. Bring your friends and family, you can pack a lunch and have a picnic or grab a bite from one of our food vendors (vegetarian options will be available!!!!). We have live entertainment planned for audiences of all ages including Toronto's Riverse, EmCee Carl Richards from Country 93.5, DJ Larry, Yessica Rivera Belshan and the Circle of Wellness Drum Circle, and drag performances by Mimi Osa, Lilith Cain, and Stud Lee. You'll have the opportunity to meet dozens of community groups that support and cater to the LGBTQ community as well as local artisans including: Blue Canoe, HARS, Kingston Fight for $15, Elementary Teachers Federation, MPP Sophie Kiwala, MP Mark Gerretsen, Trans Family Kingston, Together We Conquer Mountains, Reelout Arts Project, Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Sexual Health Resource Centre, Addiction & Mental Health Service KFLA, the Canadian Mental Health Agency and a whole lot more! For more INFO on the parade and parade route see our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/421894308181384/

WOMEN’S CODING WORKSHOPS: DESIGNING YOUR WEBSITE

June 17

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Innovate Kingston (623 King St. W.)

This workshop will be lead by Kyla Lutz, and is offered in partnership with Innovate Kingston. Take your web development skills to the next level with this workshop focused on design. In this workshop, you will be learning HTML and advanced CSS. This interactive and collaborative workshop will allow you to develop your own custom website, with help from Sudo's volunteer mentors. HTML and CSS experience would be beneficial, but not necessary. Our workshops target women, but people of all genders are welcome. Please bring a charged laptop and download a text editor (such as Sublime Text) prior to the event. Refreshments will be provided! We may be able to provide laptops for those unable to bring one. Please email us at hello@sudolabs.ca. Website: http://sudolabs.ca/

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY: BAREFOOT PLAYERS

June 17

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Isabel Turner Branch, Community Room (Rooms A & B)

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Calvin Park Branch, CP Community Room

The Barefoot Players is Queen's University School of Drama & Music's theatre troupe for young audiences. This summer, the Barefoot Players don their tuques and become raconteurs! Inspired by French Canadian folklore, the Barefoot Players will take you on a storytelling portage with flying canoes, heaps of poutine, singing about Evangeline and Gabriel and dancing to the tune of "Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser"! For families with children of all ages, recommended for ages four and up. Free tickets required. Tickets will be available at the branch one hour before show time. Limit of 6 tickets per person. This is a DROP IN program. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Caregivers of children under the age of seven must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

LIVE FAMILY STORYTIME

June 17

10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

Calvin Park Branch, CP Community Room

The whole family is encouraged to participate in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s experience in learning socialization and pre-reading skills for life. For children of all ages, recommended for ages six and under. This is a DROP IN program. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Caregivers of children under the age of seven must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

PRIDE COMMUNITY FAIR

June 17

12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

The library is holding the Pride in Kingston Community Fair! We will be on site with info about library memberships, library programs, services, and our LGBTQ2+ collections.

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KINGSTON SCHOOL OF DANCE PRESENTS: LIVE IS A HIGHWAY

June 17

1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Regina Rosen Auditorium, in the Grand Theatre

Tickets are $17.70 plus HST ($20.00) and handling fee

The 2017 Year End performance.

Note: Students in the Pre-Primary and Primary A, B, C and Mini-Dance 1 and 2 classes are only performing in Act 1 of the 1 p.m. show.

Boys Street Dance 1 and 2 - for those only performing in this dance (both 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows) dancers may sign out at intermission.

If your dancer is in any of these classes, you may sign them out at the backstage door during intermission. You may have then watch Act 2 from the auditorium, but please know a ticket for their seat will be required and should be purchased with yours if you wish to sit together (reserved seats).

ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOPS WITH CATHIE HAMILTON.

June 17

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kingston School of Art

Tickets $90 with all materials to be supplied.

Encaustic workshops with Cathie Hamilton.

Fun workshops using vibrant hot wax colours and putting it all together in a luminous painting. Try an encaustic iron or stylus, embed items, blend, gouge, build up layers. Try realistic, abstract, texture, collage, mixed media. You can easily become passionate about this medium! The creative possibilities are endless. Materials provided, but bring your own to embed or collage. NOTE: If you have specific items you want to embed in the wax, they must be completely dry. Pictures must be on absorbent material.

VIDEO ART SCREENING AND ARTIST TALK

June 17

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre

Featuring a screening of Ali’s work, followed by an artist talk. Ali’s recent work Satellites maps out systems of vision by investigating landscapes known as frontiers, both “outerspace” and “Western”, digital and physical, metaphoric and literal. Satellites pushes present understandings of our mediated realities in relation to how physical and digital landscapes engulf the viewer. This multimedia installation utilizes media to make visible the subliminal codes that have historically guided our perception of imagining the world.

HUMAN LIBRARY

June 17

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Join us at our Isabel Turner branch for a human library organized by KFPL and Peace Quest Kingston. Borrow human "books" to learn about the lives and perspectives of interesting people that share our community. This is a chance to enjoy connecting with people in your community that you might not otherwise meet. Registration takes place on site at the Human Library welcome desk on the day of the event. This is a FREE event.

MEET THE AUTHOR AT NOVEL IDEA

June 17

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Novel Idea Bookstore (156 Princess St.)

Hosted by Algonquin Sunset, Novel Idea is celebrating the release day for the third book of the Algonquin Quest series.

SIP AND PAINT

June 17

2 p.m.

The Kingston Collective (303 Bagot St., Suite 14)

Learn how to transform a simple 5 minute face look into an evening look using Arbonne cosmetics. Limited spaces available. Free gift for all who attend. Consultants pay $5 to attend, guests are free. Hosted by Becca Snowdon and Natashia Beam.

RAINBOW CRUISE 2017

June 17

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1 Brock St.

Sail the Beautiful waters of Kingston aboard the Island Belle, complete with Karaoke, Games, Cash bar and ridiculous amounts of fabulousness and fun! $30 per person. For tickets go here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rainbow-cruise-pride-2017-tickets-35333077185. Hosted by Pride in Kingston.

ADAM KNAPP LIVE AT RAXX June 17

8 p.m.

Raxx (665 Development Dr.)

Featuring Kickback.

GEM STORM 2017

June 17 & 18

Saturday:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cataraqui Arena (1030 Sunnyside Rd.) This is our 48th annual gem and mineral show, which is sponsored by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club. We will have double the floor space with many new dealers. There will also be a food truck on site. It is a show and sale featuring unique jewellery, crystal treasures, exotic fossils, gemstone carvings, and minerals. We feature a children’s mine and a jewellery workshop. This sale is not to be missed. We have over 45 dealers from Ontario and Quebec. It is an excellent opportunity to buy those special gifts, or to learn more about minerals and gems. Admission is only $5 per person, with children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. The Arena is wheelchair accessible with ample free parking. For more information and a $1 off coupon for admission, go to our website at www.mineralclub.ca

Contact: Eileen Moss at 613-384-4439

Website: mineralclub.ca

Contact Email: emoss@cogeco.ca

FATHER’S DAY PICNIC

June 18

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Memorial Centre Front Lawn (303 York St.)

Bring your picnic blankets, baskets and your whole family for a stellar morning at market. Featuring Fathers’ Day crafts, music by Andrew Mack Band, yoga class at 10 a.m., and treats for Dad! - Join the YMCA of Kingston Youth Recreation and Summer Camp Team for a day of activities designed to get kids moving!

Contact: Jolene Simko

Website: memorialcentrefarmersmarket.ca/event/fathers-day-picnic/

Contact Email: mcfm.marketing@gmail.com

FATHERS DAY DIY CHARCUTERIE BOARDS

June 18

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The Kingston Collective (303 Bagot St., Suite 14)

Don't buy your dad another neck tie! Sign up with him to learn how to make your own Maple Charcuterie Board! Class includes all the materials you'll need to design and make a board, which you get to keep as well as snacks and instruction by Nick Allinson, local craftsman and dad enthusiast. For tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fathers-day-diy-charcuterie-boards-tickets-34777427221?aff=efbevent.

FATHER’S DAY LUNCH CRUISE

June 18

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1 Brock St.

Take Dad out on the river for the afternoon with lunch in the 1000 Islands. Kids (ages 12 and under) join the lunch cruise for free! Hosted by Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises. For tickets go to: reserve.1000islandscruises.on.ca

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

June 18

6 p.m. to 7:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 (734 Montreal St.)

The purpose of the Kingston Pipe Band is to provide an opportunity for people aged eight years old to adult to learn piping and drumming. No experience is required and fully welcome those with experience to participate in music lessons as well as engaging in community activities through a positive and supportive learning environment.

This organization is dedicated to the advancement of Scottish Music and Arts by providing free bagpipe and drum (snare and tenor) lessons to the members of its beginner, performance, and competitive pipe bands. The lessons are held every Sunday (except holidays or completion/parade day).

LOGAN BROWN LIVE AT THE MANSION June 18

9 p.m.

506 Princess St.

As well as being a Kingston local, Logan is an acoustic guitar player and singer/songwriter who blends the lazy back-beat of funk, the virtuosity of new wave acoustic, and the storytelling of soul and folk. The listener will be taken on a journey through decades.

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