Weekend Wonders – June 23 to 25, 2017

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

BIG BAND FRIDAY

June 23

Market Square

7 p.m.

Featuring Swing On Jazz Band.

QUEEN’S PLAYERS LIVE AT THE MANSION

June 23

9 p.m.

Queen's Players is a non-profit organization that has to be seen to be believed. As the oldest club on campus, we've been showing audiences a night to remember for over 100 years. A Queen's Players show is more than just a show. It's an experience. We like to describe it as a cross between Saturday Night Live, a rock concert and a kegger.

LIVE EP TAPING AT MUSIIKKI CAFE

June 23

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

June 23

9 p.m.

506 Princess St.

Featuring Cleopatrick, Paper Ladies and Ready the Prince.

LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

June 23

10 p.m.

6 Princess St.

Featuring the Tonekats.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY CLUB PERFORMANCE

June 23 to 24

1187 Princess St.

Headliner Frank Spadone and Sterling Scott.

LIVE AT RAXX

June 23

665 Development Dr.

Featuring Ambush.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS THEATRE PRODUCTION

June 23 to 24

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.

SKELETON PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

June 21 to 25

McBurney (Skeleton) Park

This annual arts festival is back with a diverse number of activities and performances taking place in the park all weekend long. Some of the headliners include Sarah Harmer and Fred Penner. See a full list here: http://skeletonparkartsfest.ca

STOREFRONT FRINGE FESTIVAL

June 23 to July 1

274, 259, 177 Princess Street

Tickets $10 + $3 fringe pin to enter theatre spaces

The Storefront Fringe Festival is using three empty storefronts on Princess Street to put on theatre shows that were drawn from a lottery system. Expect the unexpected with shows from romantic musicals, to magic and stand up comedy. See the full schedule here: http://www.theatrekingston.com/storefront-fringe-schedule.html

BOOK SALE

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HIV/AIDS Regional Services (844a Princess St.)

The HIV/AIDS Regional Services is having a Huge book sale at the HARS office. All Books are either $1 or $2.

There are some great finds and all different kinds of books for everyone’s reading pleasure, including children’s books.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

June 24

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

506 Princess St.

Featuring Scott Helman and a featurette by Ryland James.

LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

June 24

10 p.m.

6 Princess St.

Featuring the Rain Kings.

ROYALE PLACE COMMUNITY BBQ FOR THE UNITED WAY

June 24

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Royal Place Retirement Residence (2485 Princess St.)

Meet new friends, enjoy great food and entertainment at our BBQ Social! BBQ fare will be available for a donation of $5, with all proceeds going towards seniors in need in the local community.

MODERN FUEL OPENING

June 24

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Suite 305, 370 King Street W.

Modern Fuel is pleased to present Mike Marcon's exhibition TEOTWAYKI from June 24 to August 5, 2017.

Drawing influence from post apocalyptic folklore and Western survivalist culture, Marcon’s practice examines the irrational fears, macho fantasies and general overkill that increasingly populate narratives of late Capitalism.

TEOTWAYKI focuses on the physical and textual language of shelters. The cabin in the woods, the bomb shelter, and the “When the Shit Hits The Fan” retreat symbolize both the hyperbole and paranoia that exists on the fringes of Western societies, while at the same time symbolizing the cultural and intellectual bankruptcy at the core of our postindustrial, postmodern world order.

MUSIC IN THE PARK – LUNCHTIME SERIES

June 24

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Confederation Park

Featuring Les Soliloques.

SOUNDS ON SYDENHAM

June 24

Sydenham Street United Church

1:30 p.m.

Featuring Craig McIntyre

UNDER THE SEA DANCE PERFORMANCE

June 24

1 p.m.

Regina Rosen Auditorium, Grand Theatre (218 Princess St.)

Presented by 5678 Dance Studio, this three-act performance is showcasing the talent and dedication of students from the 2016-2017 dance season.

Act 1 features a story ballet where all students from ages three to adult collaborate to enact Ariel's adventures through The Little Mermaid. Acts 2 and 3 present a variety show of jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics and modern dances. This show is family-friendly and designed to entertain all ages.

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

June 25

Lake Ontario Park (920 King St. W.)

10 a.m.

The annual Boys and Girls Club teddy bear picnic is a great event for the entire family. Guests can expect jumping castles, glitter tattoos, the Barefoot Players and more. This event is free, though donations are welcome.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

June 25

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 25

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.

HIDDEN TREASURES GARDEN TOUR

June 25

12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1046 Princess St.

Tickets: $10-$15

Spend an afternoon in your Kingston neighborhoods: visit up to eight gardens normally hidden from the public. Rain or Shine. Purchase tickets here: https://kingston.snapd.com/events/view/1056897


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