WEEKEND WONDERS – July 7 to 9, 2017

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

BUSKERS 2017

July 6 to July 9

The 2017 Kingston Busters Festival features the debut of ACE-K, who is like a ninja. There’s the returning Amy Noel and Bandaid the Clown and much more.

Performances:

Confederation Park: 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

Princess Street between Wellington and Bagot Streets: 1 p.m. to 3p .m. Thursday to Saturday.

Ontario Street between Brock and Johnson Streets: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thurs and Fri, 3 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The fire show takes place at the Hub at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Grand Finale is at Confederation Park on the Sunday at 6 p.m.

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY: 1000 ISLANDS PLAYHOUSE

July 7

10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Live Performances • Families (for children and caregivers together)

Isabel Turner Branch, Community Room (Rooms A & B)

Free tickets Required for this Program

From the writer of Rose's Clothes and Violet's the Pilot comes Daisy Amazed Me, the final story in Jason Halls trilogy of plays for young people. Join Daisy, a young girl growing up and learning how to help her mom during a challenging time. For children ages 4 and up.

Caregivers of children under the age of 7 must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY: 1000 ISLANDS PLAYHOUSE

July 7, 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Live Performances • Families (for children and caregivers together)

Calvin Park Branch, CP Community Room

Free tickets required for this program

From the writer of Rose's Clothes and Violet's The Pilot comes Daisy Amazed Me, the final story in Jason Hall's trilogy of plays for young people. Join Daisy, a young girl growing up and learning how to help her mom during a challenging time. For children ages 4 and up.

Caregivers of children under the age of 7 must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages 7-11 must remain in the library during the program.

LIVE AT RAXX

July 7

9:45 p.m.

Raxx(665 Development Dr.)

Featuring the Furleys, a Dynamic four-piece band sure to get people out of their seats and up on the floor dancing. With literally hundreds of songs to choose from we cater our set list to the people at our shows, playing anything from rock to celtic to country and everything in between.

THE RENAISSANCE TOUR

July 7

9 p.m.

Overtime Sports Bar (1677 Bath Rd.)

$10 in advance, $12 at the door

T-WiLL was born in 1994 in Sarnia, Ont. T-WiLL is an up and coming young Hiphop artist who has opened for Demrick, Doug Crawford, DirtBag Dan, KnuckleHead, Kung fu Vampire, RudeDawg and more! As a young kid, T-WiLL started writing stories and poetry and fell in love with it. He released his first mix tape,"3xiiist," on July 1 and is about to embark on his first Ontario-wide tour called the "Renaissance Tour".

LAD CLASSIC, SWEET TALK JACKIE AT THE TOUCAN

July 7

10 p.m.

The Toucan (76 Princess St.)

The 'Rectifier' tour roll hits Kingston for another bash!

The Lad Classic - https://www.facebook.com/theladclassic/

FREE SUMMER TOURS AT THE TETT AND ISABEL

July 7

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tett Centre (370 King St. W.)

Our FREE Wednesday and Friday summer tours will introduce you to the Tett Arts Hub, its fascinating history and many of the wonderful organizations that call this heritage building home. Tours start at our neighbours, the Isabel at 11 a.m. and move to the Tett lobby at 11:30 a.m.

ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

July 7

7:30 p.m.

Domino Theatre (52 Church St.)

Featuring A Tale Told, Binding Bridges and Tea with Enid and Pearl.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

July 7

10 p.m.

6 Princess St.

Featuring Stone City Kings.

HAPPY HOUR LIVE MUSIC AT FORT HENRY BATTERY BISTRO

July 7

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fort Henry (1 Fort Henry Dr.)

Featuring the Kingstown Tenors.

The perfect way to start your weekend! From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays throughout the summer, guests are invited to sit on Fort Henry’s breathtaking waterfront Battery Bistro patio, to enjoy a FREE concert!

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: GOLLOGLY BENEFIT CONCERT

July 7

9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

506 Princess St.

The Gollogly Family is a kind-hearted family who are huge supporters of the local music scene, but now they need our help in two ways. The Gollogly’s have lost their family home and require our help to start over fresh … because as we all know there is “No Place Like Home”. In addition to some financial assistance the Gollogly’s just need a great time to get their mind off everything, so lets throw them a great party like they’ve always thrown for us!

Admission is by donation with a minimum $10 donation. In addition to a great night full of amazing music there will be a raffle and silent auction (details on items coming soon). Featuring Goldwing.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

July 7 to 8

Friday 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 8 p.m.

1187 Princess St.

Tickets are $15

Trixx (Headliner)

It's no secret that Trixx is known more for comedy than controversy, always hitting the stage with big laughs, leaving the audience wanting more. A finalist in The Great Canadian Laugh-Off, this performer has proven time and again that he's not only funny, but also insightful and multi-talented.

POWERFUL CELLULAR HEALING & TRAINING WORKSHOP WITH JENNIFER HANSON!

July 7 and 9

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

Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

METAbodyWORKS (335A Barrie St.)

Jennifer Hanson’s Cellular Transformation is a potent blend of group therapy and energetic healing. Her unique gift fuses science (epigenetics) with Spirit for miraculous and permanent results.

During this workshop you will:

– CLEAR, unblock and address OLD BEHAVIOR PATTERNS at the permanent cellular level

– TRANSFORM CORE ISSUES that keep you STUCK in repeated patterns of limitation

– Open up to POWERFUL HEALING ENERGIES & learn how to work with them for self and others

– Learn how to read, discern and express the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF ENERGY or CHI

Visit; http://www.jenniferhanson.org for more info. COST: $450

TO REGISTER: Sarah Knight: humhealing@gmail.com or 613-770-7440

REIKI DRUM HEALING WORKSHOP

July 8

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For anyone who loves the practice of Reiki, this truly deepens a Reiki healing session. In this workshop you will be shown and then practice techniques that will allow you to perform a Reiki drum healing either for yourself or for someone else.

You will learn how to bring the Reiki energy into the human energy field, which helps to facilitate a deeply relaxed state. This healing energy affects all aspects of who we are: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. It helps to bring us into harmony and accelerate our body’s innate ability to heal itself. The drum has been used for healing purposes for thousands of years.

In this one-day workshop you will learn:

– the history and sacredness of the drum

– how to do a Reiki drum self-healing session

– how to do a Reiki drum healing on someone else; you will give and receive a Reiki drum healing session

– receive a healing Reiki Drum attunement

– Reiki Drum journey and meditation

This one-day workshop is a combination of lecture, discussion and practical application. Handouts are included. Please bring your drum & beater, notepaper and pen, a pillow and a blanket. Wear casual comfortable clothing.

**Note:

–prerequisite is completion of a First Degree Reiki class

–you must bring your own (round shape) Shamanic style drum and beater.

Workshop fee: $147 + HST (+ $20 manual fee)

CHRIS MORRIS AT MUSIIKI CAFÉ

July 8

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Musiikki Cafe

Featuring Chris Morris playing solo with a couple of special guests.

– ACOUSTIC, AMERICANA, BLUEGRASS, BLUES, CLASSIC ROCK, COUNTRY, FOLK, JAM, ROCK

LISTEN UP KID AT THE TOUCAN

July 8

10 p.m.

The Toucan

Listen Up Kid meshes dark, moody atmospheres with bright poppy payoffs while putting their own stamp on alternative rock music. This trio is adamant on bringing emphasis to the heart of their craft, which lies in the use of hooks and harmony sprawled out over dynamic arrangements ranging from quiet grooves to aggressive head-bangers.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

July 8

9 p.m.

506 Princess St.

Featuring Clem Chesterfield and the LA-Z Boy Recliners

FAMILY STORYTIME

July 8

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

Storytimes • Families (for children and caregivers together)

Calvin Park Branch, CP Community Room

The whole family is encouraged to participate actively 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 6 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 7-11 must remain in the library during the program.

LIVE AT RAXX

July 8

665 Development Dr.

Featuring the Tone Kats.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE MERCHANT

July 8

10 p.m.

6 Princess St.

Featuring Bellfonix.

CHILL ON THE HILL MUSICFEST

July 8

5 p.m. gates open, entertainment at 6:15 p.m.

Fort Henry (1 Fort Henry Dr.)

For the Chill on the Hill Music Fest, Rascal Flatts will be performing at Fort Henry

Aaron Pritchett and Meghan Patrick will also be attending.

LIVE AT THE MANSION July 9

8 p.m.

506 Princess St.

Featuring Sofa King Addicted.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

July 9

9 p.m.

506 Princess St.

Featuring Logan Brown.

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT: 50s AND 60s DANCE PARTY

July 9

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Upstairs at Musiikki Cafe, (73 Brock Street)

For ages 19 and up

Cost: $5

A 50s and 60s soul dance party with DJ LK

FULL MOON PARTY

July 9

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MacDonald Park/Murney Tower

This month features a gentle, moon-inspired yoga class to begin the evening. There’ll then be a crystal singing bowl meditation throughout the yoga session for some sound therapy.

There are delicious herbal tonics and pulse readings, and coaching on harnessing the powerful energy of the full moon. There’ll be complimentary vegan, gluten-free snacks, mini-readings offered by Jeni Juranics and much more.

To buy tickets or for more details see the Event Brite website here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/full-moon-party-by-the-lake-tickets-35509756638?aff=es2.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

July 9

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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).

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