WEEKEND WONDERS – July 14 to 16

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

ODESSA FAIR

July 13 to 16

599 Wilton Rd, Odessa

$8 per day, $20 for three days, kids under 12 free

The 182nd annual Odessa Fair is a great family event featuring bingo, beer garden, a parade, clowns, pony pull, live music and much more. For the fair schedule, see: http://www.odessafair.ca/General%20Info/Fair%20Program.pdf

FAMILY STORYTIME

July 14

Sydenham Branch, Community Room (4412 Wheatley Street)

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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.

FAMILY MOVIE FRIDAY: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

July 14

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Calvin Park Branch, CP Community Room (88 Wright Crescent)

Join us for this fun, animated spin-off of The LEGO Movie! Meet Batman, Robin, and other DC characters in this exciting movie. Because of potential allergies, please avoid bringing snacks from home. Attendance limited to 70. Rated PG. This is a drop in program. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Caregivers of children six and under must remain in the program space; caregivers of children ages seven to 11 must remain in the library during the program.

PUPPET SHOW EXTRAVAGANZE

July 14

Kingston Community Health Centres (263 Weller Ave.)

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a puppet show extravaganza where KFPL's own puppeteers will perform puppet shows based on Tracey Campbell Pearson's "Bob" and Byron Barton's "The Little Red Hen"! Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents and Caregivers, for the safety of your children: if your child is six or younger, it is expected you will accompany him or her to our programs. If your child is seven to 11 years old, you must remain in the venue while he or she attends our programs. If your child/youth is 12 years or older, they may visit the event independently and may act as a caregiver for younger siblings.

SUMMERTIME STORY AND CRAFT

July 14

Kingston Public Library (6 Green St.)

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

Children of all ages are invited to drop-in for a traditional story-time followed by a themed craft. Contact: Stephanie Legg at 781-585-0517 x 6273 or slegg@kingstonpubliclibrary.org

TEEN GAME AND MOVIE NIGHT

July 14

Kingston Public Library (6 Green St.)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us for video games, board games, and movies! For ages 11 to 17.

To sign up or for more information contact Mike at mslawson@kingstonpubliclibrary.org or 781-585-0517 x6285.

KIVIUQ RETURNS

July 14

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m.

Kiviuq is an eternal wanderer and the legendary hero of Inuit stories from across Canada’s Arctic. Spirits, animals, and treacherous creatures wreak havoc in his world, and travelling by kayak, Kiviuq calls on his supernatural powers and spirit guides to overcome the obstacles he encounters in his travels. Kiviuq Returns is a new creation that brings together music, dancing, brilliant costumes, elder storytelling, and Inuit actors of all ages to recount Kiviuq's heroism, from ancient times through colonization and a future illuminated by story and song.

LIVE AT THE MANSION

July 14

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Taylor Angus and Logan Brown.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

July 14

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Isiah Granville Comedy Extravaganza.

LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

July 14

6 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring The Furley’s.

LIVE AT THE GLEN LAWRENCE GOLF CLUB

July 14

2022 Highway 2

7 p.m.

The Andrew Mack Band will be taking the stage at the Glen Lawrence Golf Club to rock the night with their country rock-folk fusion. Whether playing their own songs or familiar country rock favourites you won't want to miss this show.

LIVE AT BLU MARTINI BAR & GRILL

July 14

178 Ontario St.

9:45 p.m.

Featuring Hat Trick with a little Motown, 60's and some rock and roll!

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

July 14

76 Princess St.

10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring Ghetto Express

MUSIC IN THE PARK BIG BAND FRIDAYS

July 14

Springer Market Square

7 p.m.

Featuring a Frontenac Community Concert Band.

HAPPY HOUR LIVE MUSIC AT FORT HENRY BATTERY BISTRO

July 14

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fort Henry Battery Bistro

Guests are invited to sit on Fort Henry’s breathtaking waterfront Battery Bistro patio, to enjoy a FREE concert. The perfect way to start your weekend! The event is free. This week features Hailiah Knight.

LIVE MUSIC: RCHA CLUB

July 14

193 Ontario St.

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Featuring Zach Callery CD Release, River City Junction

FREE SUMMER TOURS AT THE TETT AND ISABEL

July 14

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.

LIVE MUSIC AT RAXX

July 14

665 Development Dr.

Featuring DJ.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY

July 14 and 15

1187 Princess St.

Friday 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m.

Tickets $15

Headliner Ryan Dennee was born and raised in Kingston and moved to downtown Toronto for five years to hone his craft. Throughout his life, Ryan always had a passion for making people laugh, and from an early age, had an interest in becoming a Comedian. Ryan is now an independent comedian and enjoys working with all major clubs across Canada. Now a national headlining comedian Ryan is driven and determined to travel the world making people laugh.

MC Shaun Murphy is a comedian from Buffalo, NY who has performed in many clubs and colleges throughout North America. He has told jokes at prestigious places like the Boston Comedy Festival, Helium Comedy Club and the Coast Guard Academy to less prestigious places like a high school graduation party with a broken microphone. Shaun’s like-ability and awkwardness keeps audiences captivated whenever he performs.

MAN OF LA MANCHA BY BLUE CANOE PRODUCTIONS

July 14 & 15

Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Domino Theatre (52 Church St.)

Kingston's youth theatre company returns to summer programming with Man of la Mancha, a story of bravery, shivery and imagination. Enter a prison, where a local poet and playwright has been locked away awaiting the Spanish inquisition. While he waits, his fellow prisoners decide to take his theatre trunk and manuscripts and destroy it. In a desperate attempt to save his belongings, the poet asks for a trial by the prisoners, he creates for them a piece of theatre, telling the story of an old man who sets aside his old identity to become "Don Quixote" a knight who sets forth into the world right all wrongs and prove virtue will triumph over evil. Warning: this production contains mature content. For more info, or to buy tickets, go to: https://www.kingstongrand.ca/event/man-la-mancha

FAMILY STORYTIME

July 15

Calvin Park Branch, Community Room (88 Wright Crescent)

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

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 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.

LIVE AT THE MERCHANT

July 15

6 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring Little California

LIVE AT BLU MARTINI BAR & GRILL

July 15

178 Ontario St.

9:45 p.m.

Featuring Filet of Soul.

MUSIC IN THE PARK LUNCHTIME SERIES

July 15

Confederation Park

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

Featuring Lisa Vee and the VIP.

MUSIC IN THE PARK SOUNDS ON SYDENHAM

July 15

Sydenham Street at the church

1:30 p.m.

Featuring John Torres.

LIVE AT THE TOUCAN

July 15

76 Princess St.

10 p.m.

Featuring Loyal Haggard, a rock band based out of Kingston. Influences include Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Inbreds, The Pixies, Guided By Voices and Wilco.

FAMILY FUN DAY FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER

July 15

Lake Ontario Park (920 King St W.)

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us for our second annual Family Fun Day. All money raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, directed to Childhood Cancer. Tickets for face painting by Leslie Wandell, balloon artistry by RJ the Balloon Dude, a bounce in the CARS castle (Boys & Girls Club), and a chance to win prizes in one of many games are five for $10,10 for $15 and15 for $20. There will also be a DJ and photo booth provided by Paul Todd (photos are $2, with $1 from every photo strip being donated), the SMOKIN’ CARNIVORE food truck, St. John Ambulance staff on-site, and volunteers from the Canadian Cancer Society will have a tent set up at the event. Plus, a raffle.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFÉ

July 15

73 Brock St.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring Eric Widzinski

LIVE AT THE MANSION July 15

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Julia Finnegan

LIVE MUSIC AT RAXX

July 15

665 Development Dr.

Featuring The Stares.

LIVE MUSIC: RCHA CLUB

July 15

193 Ontario St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Agent Blue.

A NIGHT TO DYFY DYSTONIA

July 15

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Collins Bay Legion 631 (4034 Bath Rd)

A Fundraiser for Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada, hosted by 'Dyfying Dystonia'. The event will feature over 75 donated items to be raffled off, music, refreshments and door prizes. I founded the Dyfying Dystonia Campaign in January of this year as a way of raising awareness for Dystonia, a neurological condition that so many people know so little about. All proceeds will go directly to Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada. Contact: Casey Kidson at 613-532-2499. Website: www.facebook.com/dyfyingdystonia/

FANTASY IN THE FOREST ART SHOW

July 15-16

1860 Draper Lake Rd, Inverary

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 22nd annual Fantasy in the Forest art show will feature 50 artists displays along pathways in the middle of the woods 30 Kilometres north of Kingston, plus music. Free admission.

Www.fantasyintheforest.com wwwfacebook.com/fantasyintheforesrartshow

Contact Jamie Brick 613-353-1997 brickjamie@aol.com

SHORELINE SHUFFLE

July 15 to July 21

Community Exhibition Gallery (370 King St. W.)

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join us from July 15 to 21, in a salute to the Shoreline Shuffle. Let's gather to relive the day through a photo and video exhibition. Share your love of Lake Ontario and our right to access it! Celebrate the Shoreline Shuffle as a public activist story. Continue to engage in the public process - for the future of our Lake Ontario!

Background: On June 23, 2013 a public protest called the Shoreline Shuffle took place. Hundreds of people walked, paddled, and cycled along Kingston's downtown shoreline to raise awareness about the need for better public access and waterfront planning in our city. Many enthusiastic volunteers helped shuffle the public on that day including photographers, videographers, and 14 artists who set up site-specific temporary sculptures along the shoreline related to the needs of the site in an exhibit called Dear Kingston. As a result, the City of Kingston agreed to create a comprehensive long-term waterfront plan.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFE July 16

73 Brock St.

Featuring the Kingston Drum Circle

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

LIVE AT MUSIIKKI CAFE July 16

73 Brock St.

8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring Jonas & Friends

LIVE AT THE MANSION July 16

506 Princess St.

9 p.m.

Featuring Logan Brown

WATERCOLOUR SUNDAYS AT KINGSTON SCHOOL OF ART

July 16

Kingston School of Art (647a Princess St.)

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

$60

In this watercolour painting workshop with Bruce St. Clair participants will work through the techniques and steps needed to produce a finished painting by the end of the day, with the class all working on the same composition. There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Sign up at www.ksoa.info or call 613-549-1528 today.

KINGSTON PIPE BAND FREE LESSONS

July 16

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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