Weekend Wonders – June 30 to July 2, 2017
Want to find fun creative ways to spend your weekend? Below you'll find events suitable for all ages and artsy types.
THE COMMON MARKET OPEN MIC
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Common Market will be open later! Coffee and drinks will be served, while the stage will be open to local musicians throughout the evening! If you’re interested in performing please RSVP by posting on the event page and sign in with the host at the event.
For the event page go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1308714475902057/
BACKSEATS LIVE AT MUSIIKKI
8 p.m. to 11p.m.
Last time was a blast so we’re doing it again. Special guests TBA.
KARLI G. RELEASE PARTY
"All of Me" Karli G Release Party @ The Mansion (19+)
Friday, June 30th
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Mansion (506 Princess St.)
All of Me, Karli G's debut solo album live at the Mansion. $7 at the door or $15 with the purchase of the album. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. This event is for ages 19 and up. Featuring Project Mantra Dennis Clark, Jesse sincerce, Shiznick, DDS, Keaton, Pretty Boi K.O and VL.
THE SWINGING DOORS AT WOLFE ISLAND GRILL
9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
1222 Main St., Wolfe Island
Join The Swinging Doors on the beautiful waterfront patio of the Wolfe Island Grill for an evening of authentic classic country music. The W.I. Grill is just a 15-minute ferry ride from downtown Kingston. http://www.theswingingdoorskingston.com
OAKRIDGE AVE AT THE TOUCAN
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Toucan (76 Princess St.)
For ages 19 and up. No cover.
LIVE AT RAXX
665 Development Dr.
Featuring Video DJ.
June 28th-July 1st:
Featuring Sterling Scott as headliner and Andrew Iverney as MC.
Sterling Scott’s material stems from his experiences with relationships, family, being a father, current events, his outlook on life and the world, and those awkward moments people from all walks of life can relate to. He’s traveled across Canada, the U.S. and overseas with notable performances as a finalist in the San Francisco international comedy competition in 2013, winner of the Edmonton international comedy festival "young guns" competition 2013, finalist in the Seattle international comedy competition 2014 and the just for laughs festival in Montreal.
Andrew Ivimey has performed on The Second City, The North by Northeast Festival, and The Just For Laughs Festival and can be heard nationally on SirusXM radio and Bite TV. With his web comic, podcast, sketch show, and comic con appearances, Andrew is a nerd and proud of it with a unique brand of geeky comedy.
LIVE AT THE MERCHANT
6A Princess St.
Featuring Little California. Their music includes all the Newest Country Music with some classic and southern rock thrown I to the mix. Playing cover songs which include todays hit makers such as Kieth Urban, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and many more great artists. Also classics like Johnny Cash.
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
KINGSTON HANDLOOM WEAVERS AND SPINNERS CANADA 150 CELEBRATION
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners will be in period costume preparing and spinning fibre as they did in the late 1800s and happy to answer any questions guests have.
CANADA 150 THROUGH MUSIC
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Military Communications & Electronics Museum (95 Craftsman Blvd.)
A free afternoon of music (classical trio, accordion, military band, native drums) and theatre (puppet show for kids).
MUSEUM OF HEALTH CARE EXHIBITION LAUNCH
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Museum of Health Care at Kingston will launch three bilingual exhibits: “Growing Pains: the 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital,” “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” and “Quack: The Exhibit that Cures All!” There will be tours of the new exhibits, family-friendly activities, and refreshments. This is a free event. For more information: Call 613-548-2419 or email email@example.com.
July 1 to July 3
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
150 artists and artisans from across Ontario and Quebec are in Kingston for three days. Walk the shady paths throughout the park and enjoy outstanding pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, gourmet food, live music, art workshops and live poetry and outdoor theatre.
CANADA 150 AT THE AGNES
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave.)
On Canada Day, the Agnes invites you to consider our nation’s beauty through the easiest cross-country voyage: stroll from sea to sea to sea in the exhibition Road Trip: Across Canada with Alan C. Collier. Community Docents will give short talks in the exhibition at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. In our studio throughout the afternoon you can create your own Canadian postcard.
CANADA DAY WITH ROAD APPLES
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Canada Day with Road Apples at The Ale House & Canteen (19+)
Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday on July 1 at The Ale House & Canteen in Kingston, Ontario with Road Apples, Canada's premiere tribute to The Tragically Hip!
RIDEAU LAKES STUDIO AND GARDEN TOUR
July 1 to 2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 19th annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour celebrates Canada Day weekend in the Rideau Lakes district, concentrated around the villages of Portland, Newboro and Chaffey’s Locks. It features paintings, candles, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you. For more information visit our website at www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com or call 613-359-5947.
POETRY ANTHOLOGY BOOK LAUNCH
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This year's three-day 'Poets @ Arfest iii' will include something new - the launch of an anthology created around it and tied to Canada's 150th. For reference - here is the link to the full three-day poetry event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1544506812235083/ 'Canada's 150th: Who We Are, Where We Are, Where We Need
BUSTY AND THE BASS + LOST COUSINS CELEBRATING CANADA 150
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sesqui Stage (Ontario Street in front of City Hall)
Canada 150 celebrations continue on Sunday, July 2 with a free concert downtown by Busty and the Bass and local act/Queen's alumni Lost Cousins.
CANADA 150 SCREENING: ROAD TRIPPING WITH NFB
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Screening Room (120 Princess St.)
For "Road Tripping with the NFB," we are teaming up with Kingston’s rep cinema, The Screening Room, to present short films from Canada’s esteemed National Film Board of Canada. These films link the exhibition "Road Trip: Across Canada with Alan C. Collier" and The Screening Room’s Cinematica “Summer Vacation” classic film series. https://agnes.queensu.ca/event/details/canada-150-screening-road-tripping-with-the-nfb/
WATERCOLOUR SUNDAYS, WITH BRUCE ST. CLAIR
Sundays from July 2 to July 16
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kingston School of Art (647a Princess St.)
Enjoy three full Sundays of watercolour painting with Bruce working through techniques and steps needed to produce a finished painting by the end of the day, with the class all working on the same composition. Each week’s painting will spotlight a different skill or skills, beginning with the most important fundamentals, then adding “the icing on the cake.” Sign up for all three sessions for $150, or individual ones for $60 each. Sign up at www.ksoa.info or call 613-549-1528 today.
BARCADIA FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A few different samplings... giveaways... a DJ... games... it's a party you don't want to miss!
KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS
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).